Monthly Archives: January 2017

New Report Details Scary Vulnerabilities in Popular Printers

A team of researchers claim to have discovered numerous security vulnerabilities in at least 20 network printer models by major name brands. According to the findings, one of the potential exploits could allow hackers to easily steal information that w… Continue reading

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Trump Decides the Cyber Will Be Fixed Another Day

President Trump was scheduled to sign an executive order on cybersecurity today, following a “listening session” with cybersecurity experts. That signing was abruptly canceled, with no reason given.

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Jalopnik This Disturbing Theory Explains Pixar’s Cars | io9 The Fellowship of the Ring Is Still Read

Jalopnik This Disturbing Theory Explains Pixar’s Cars | io9 The Fellowship of the Ring Is Still Ready to Take on a Cave Troll | Kotaku Batman: Arkham Knight: The Kotaku Re-Review | Lifehacker Alleviate Anxiety With This Do-Anywhere Grounding Exercise |

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Guardian Oscar Ballot Sweepstakes

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This Goth Chicken Doesn’t Conform to Your Perfect Chicken Society

The Ayam Cemani, an all-black bird indigenous to Indonesia, is the most sought-after chicken on the market right now, but not for its taste. In fact, no one would dare eat these Sith Lord birds.Read more… Continue reading

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There’s a Duet in the Flash/Supergirl Musical Crossover Called ‘Superfriends’ Because These Shows Are Adorable

The Flash/Supergirl crossover is quickly becoming the televisual equivalent of that one puppy you follow on Instagram that, whenever it does the slightest thing, you transform into a total mess of d’awwwing and squealing and delight, because goddammit, how can something be this cute? How cute? Superfriends references…

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An Actual Blacksmith Explains Why You Should Strike While the Iron Is Hot

You have to strike while the iron is hot. You can’t have too many irons in the fire. It has a nice ring to it. Go at something hammer and tongs. These are all idioms that have origins in blacksmithing, so Scott Wadsworth of Essential Craftsman decided to literally show us what all those idioms look like when…

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These Days Everyone Needs a Soundproof Cardboard Box to Scream in

Every time you turn on the news, open Twitter, or do anything other than hide under a blanket, there’s another good reason to just stop and scream for a couple of minutes. But to ensure you don’t disturb your neighbor’s own screams, grab yourself one of these soundproof cardboard boxes.

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The Aquaman Movie Adds Literally the Only Villain It Could Add: Black Manta

Surprise! But not really. We’ve long assumed that Black Manta would be the big villain of the Aquaman movie, because, honestly, who else could be? But now it’s official, and we know who’s playing him: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

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Upgrade Your TV To a 55″ 4K Samsung For Just $500

The most popular TV we posted last year was the Samsung UN55KU6300, which includes a 4K panel, smart apps, and even HDR. We saw it get as low as $550, but the nearly identical UN55KU6290 is now on sale for just $500.Read more… Continue reading

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DC’s Latest Hanna-Barbera Comic Will Reimagine Snagglepuss as a ‘Gay, Southern Gothic Playwright’

You thought post-modern Flintstones or apocalyptic future Scooby Doo was the weirdest thing DC could do to classic Hanna-Barbera characters? DC comics invites you to think again.Read more… Continue reading

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Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ for US Visitors Could Involve Social Media Posts and Browser Histories

Phone numbers, browser histories, and social media posts are all examples of the sort of data that could be mined from those entering the US under Trump’s “extreme vetting” policy, Department of Homeland Security secretary John Kelly said today.

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12 Moments That Defined Peter Capaldi’s Run on Doctor Who 

Yesterday brought the shocking news that time is up for the Twelfth Doctor. Peter Capaldi will leave Doctor Who this Christmas, making the way for a new regeneration in 2018. But instead of looking forward and wondering who’s next, we decided to take a look back at the moments that made Peter Capaldi such a remarkable…

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12 Ways to Build Your Own Retro Game Machine

With some 30 years of video gaming history now behind us, there’s never been a greater choice of retro games to dig back into, whether it’s on your smartphone or a classic console rebooted for modern times. For the more serious seekers of gaming nostalgia, there are plenty of hands-on projects you can attempt…

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The Science of Snot Is Even Grosser Than You Think

Snot, you perplexing green goop, you smell-stopping slime that oozes forth from my face, what secrets do you hide? What message, O poor sick body, who do you telegraph me through this globby gak?Read more… Continue reading

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We Finally Know How These Exoplanets Get So Freakishly Big

“Hot Jupiters” aren’t particularly sexy exoplanets—just clingy ones. These gas giants orbit tightly around their host stars, and despite their name, they’re typically more massive than Jupiter. And, as you’d expect, much hotter.

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Lando Calrissian Ponders a Very Important Baby Gift in This Excerpt From Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End

One of the most significant events between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens is the birth of Han and Leia’s son Ben. In this exclusive excerpt from Empire’s End, the final installment in Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars: Aftermath trilogy, it turns out Lando’s been a bit too busy to pay much attention to his old…

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Sam Altman Is a Coward

Rejecting Donald Trump and his associates is a simple test of moral fortitude. Sam Altman, the 31-year-old Silicon Valley thought leader and president of famed startup accelerator Y Combinator, has passed the first part of that test. He has denounced Trump’s policies, calling them racist and isolationist. He has…

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A New Star Trek: Discovery Teaser Reveals Sets, Costumes, Ships and a Captain’s Chair

Well, this is exciting. The official Star Trek YouTube just posted an announcement that Star Trek: Discovery has begun production and the clip is loaded with teases of what the new show holds in store.Read more… Continue reading

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Become a (Part Time) Standing Desk User With This Discounted Dual Monitor Riser

So you want to try a standing desk, but don’t want to commit to it for eight hours a day…what do you do? You get off your butt and buy this dual monitor riser for an all-time low price, that’s what.

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