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They Want to Break You

A few weeks ago, I received an email threatening to abduct me off the street, cut my balls off, and stuff them into my mouth when I yelled in pain. That night, I locked the door to my apartment, and the next day, I looked over my shoulder when I steppe…

Exploding Black Dwarfs Could Be the ‘Last Interesting Thing to Happen in the Universe’

“This is the way the world ends,” said T. S. Elliot in his famous poem, “Not with a bang but a whimper.” These days, scientists consider the heat-death of the universe to be the whimper, but a new theoretical analysis predicts that the cosmos will brea…

Hey, Apple Watch, Please Don’t Send Me Heart-Stopping Notifications That I Wasn’t Exposed to Covid-19

Earlier today, I received an Apple Watch notification that made me gasp out loud. A quick glance at the alert, which was from Canada’s official covid-19 exposure-tracking app, stopped me in my tracks. I immediately assumed the worst, but instead, the a…

The Best Routers for Working From Home, According to Our Friends at Gizmodo

With changing times come new realizations. For instance, now that we’ve been quarantined for over five months, I’ve learned that my dog is no longer cool with me leaving his side. Or maybe you’ve discovered a new hobby, like making sourdough bread or l…

Facebook is the latest tech giant to blast Apple’s ‘App Store tax’

Facebook has become the latest company to rally against Apple’s fees for in-app purchases. The social network announced a new update, aimed at small businesses, which will allow companies to charge for online events. With the update, which was…

The best electric skateboards for 2020

Whether you’re a first-time rider or skating enthusiast, these seven electric boards are worthy of a ride.

Apparently, the Coronavirus Is Coming for Our Pizza Toppings

“I’ll just hunker down and ride this out,” you said. “I’ll just call the pizza guy and get my vital nourishment delivered,” you said. But the coronavirus comes for everything that’s good.Read more…

These AI-generated tennis matches are both eerie and impressive

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, there was no Wimbledon Championship this year. But that didn’t stop a team of researchers from Stanford University simulating the annual tournament with the help of artificial intelligence. The team trained …

California Puts DoorDash in Its Crosshairs

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin on Wednesday announced he filed a motion that would force DoorDash to reclassify delivery workers as employees rather than as independent contractors, a predatory wage system that greatly benefits gig econom…

How QAnon went mainstream

When Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene won a primary contest for a Georgia House seat, it made national headlines for more reasons than a hard-fought campaign. The victory will also likely give her the distinction of being one of the first mem…