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How to Give Poor People Money In Order to Save the World

Paul Niehaus is the cofounder and president of GiveDirectly, a direct cash transfer program rated as one of the most effective anti-poverty charities in the world. He is currently putting together the largest basic income experiment ever designed. We spoke to him about the politics and perils of changing how the world…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Give Poor People Money In Order to Save the World

Paul Niehaus is the cofounder and president of GiveDirectly, a direct cash transfer program rated as one of the most effective anti-poverty charities in the world. He is currently putting together the largest basic income experiment ever designed. We spoke to him about the politics and perils of changing how the world…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The No-Frills Way to Watermark Memos and Track Leaks

Let’s say you need to send a private message to a group of people, but you’re afraid one of them will leak the message elsewhere, and you won’t know who. Fast Forward Labs has a rough-and-ready solution that will expose anyone who publicly copies and pastes your message, without letting them know they’ve been caught.Read […]

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Is Warner Bros. Really Considering a Live-Action Adaptation of Superman: Red Son?

Kevin Feige still has hope for Blade’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Stephen Amell wants a more socially-minded Oliver Queen on Arrow. Plus, one familiar face will not return to American Horror Story next season, and new pictures from the Doctor Who season finale. Spoilers, assemble!Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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The Best Place to View the Total Solar Eclipse This Summer, According to Science

By now we’ve all heard the biggest news of 2017, fated in the heavens for eons before humanity’s earliest ancestors walked the savannahs: There’s an eclipse this August 21st, and it’s carving a path right through these great United States of America. GO GET IT NERDS.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Here’s Another Chance to Save On Anker’s Ridiculously Popular Robotic Vacuum

The RoboVac 11 from Eufy (a division of Anker) is one of your favorite robotic vacuums, and in my own testing, it’s every bit as good—and far quieter—than my Roomba. So if it’s been on your radar, our readers can save $20 today with promo code KINJA627.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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The Number of Dollar Store Items The Richest Person In Every State Can Buy

Forbes recently released its list of the richest person in every state. But when we’re talking about so much money, it can be hard to wrap our heads around just how wealthy these people are. But don’t worry, Gizmodo is here to help.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Google Slapped With Record $2.7 Billion Fine in Europe For Manipulating Shopping Results

This morning, government regulators in Europe hit Google with a record €2.42 billion fine, roughly the equivalent of $2.7 billion US. The search engine company was found to be manipulating search results to favor its own shopping service, a violation of antitrust laws. And if it doesn’t fix the problem within 90 days…Read more… Continue […]

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Nintendo Unveils the Japan Exclusive Mini Super Famicom

In a quick follow up from Nintendo’s recent announcement of its miniature SNES Classic Edition launching in the U.S. and it’s European parallel releasing exclusively across the pond, the multinational electronics giant fired right back revealing its Japan-only Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom. Based on the system’s original design, the Japanese release sits on par […]

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Top EPA Official ‘Bullied’ Scientist to Change Testimony About Dismissed Scientists

According to emails obtained by the New York Times, the top scientist on the Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific review board was instructed to downplay the mass dismissal of advisors when she testified before Congress. “I felt bullied,” she says now.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Investor Jitters and 4Chan Hoax Knock $4 Billion Off the Value of Ethereum Cryptocurrency

Following a flash crash last Wednesday, the company that runs GDAX, an exchange for the ethereum digital currency, announced that it would pay back investors who lost money. If Monday’s market performance for the cryptocurrency is any indication, that move didn’t reassure investors. Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Zillow Sends Cease and Desist Letter To McMansion Hell, the Architectural Criticism Blog We Need Right Now

Real estate aggregator site Zillow has sent a cease and desist letter to the creator of McMansion Hell, the most popular lampooner of suburban ticky-tacky monstrosities. Zillow claims that by using photos from their site, the architectural criticism blog violates their terms of service.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Measuring Tape in Augmented Reality Is Way More Exciting Than It Should Be

There are a few reasons to be bullish about augmented reality. It’s just neat is the most important reason. Its practicality is another great factor. But above all, the fact that Apple is about to unleash its app developers to go crazy with AR in iOS 11 means that a ton of content should be […]

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Without Chrono Trigger, the SNES Classic Is Just a Fancy Brick

On Monday, Nintendo formally announced the feverishly-anticipated Super Nintendo Classic Edition, a miniature version of the beloved 16-bit console coming to stores this September. 21 well-chosen titles will be cooked into the device—with one critical omission.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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