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Thai Click-Fraud Farm Busted Using Wall of iPhones

Three Chinese citizens were arrested in Thailand Sunday after a police raid uncovered a massive click-fraud operation of roughly 500 smartphones, mostly iPhones, and an estimated 350,000 SIM cards. The men reportedly admitted to using the phones to inflate the number of clicks on ads in WeChat, China’s largest…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Intel Chief Says He Cannot Reveal How Many Americans the NSA Spied On Because He Cannot Count Them All

America’s top intelligence official is reneging on a promise made under the Obama administration to estimate how many Americans have been spied on using a warrant-less surveillance law intended to target foreigners. The decision to abandon that commitment isn’t sitting well with civil liberties advocates who formed a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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The Best Ways to Make Your Voice Heard About the New Health Care Bill

You probably haven’t heard much about the Senate’s version of the health care bill, because a small committee has been working on it in secret. They’re currently planning zero public hearings, and trying to send it to the Congressional Budget Office before making any text public to the American people. If you don’t…Read more… Continue […]

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Space Turned This Flatworm Into a Two-Headed Cutie

While space can destroy us in myriad ways, it’s never been credited with making anything more adorable. That’s all changed now thanks to an experiment in which researchers at Tufts University sent flatworms to the International Space Station (ISS). Microgravity seems to have impacted the creepy-crawlies in some…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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What Do You Drink When You’re Not Drinking?

Hello, and welcome back to to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. This week I want to focus on something sippable, specifically the things you sip when you’re abstaining from booze.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Marissa Mayer Officially Rides Her Zamboni Off Into the Sunset

It’s been a bumpy ride, but it’s finally over. Today, Verizon announced the completion of its Yahoo acquisition at roughly $4.5 billion, giving us all the gift of a fancy new subsidiary named Oath and officially ending former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s tenure.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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This Tiny Dock Finally Makes the Nintendo Switch Truly Portable

The Nintendo Switch is the perfect console for taking your games on the road, but if you want to connect it to a hotel TV for big screen gaming while traveling, you’ll need to make room for its clunky dock in your suitcase. It’s arguably the worst-designed part of the Switch, but third-party companies like […]

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This Tiny Dock Finally Makes the Nintendo Switch Truly Portable

The Nintendo Switch is the perfect console for taking your games on the road, but if you want to connect it to a hotel TV for big screen gaming while traveling, you’ll need to make room for its clunky dock in your suitcase. It’s arguably the worst-designed part of the Switch, but third-party companies like […]

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Russia’s Attack on the US Election Was Apparently Much Worse Than We Thought

If you had any doubt that Russian hackers attempted to meddle with the United States electoral system, a new report from Bloomberg is here to scare the shit out of you. Not only did Russia go after a voting software supplier in one state (as previously reported by The Intercept), Putin’s cyber army reportedly targeted…Read […]

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Russia’s Attack on the US Election Was Apparently Much Worse Than We Thought

If you had any doubt that Russian hackers attempted to meddle with the United States electoral system, a new report from Bloomberg is here to scare the shit out of you. Not only did Russia go after a voting software supplier in one state (as previously reported by The Intercept), Putin’s cyber army reportedly targeted…Read […]

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The Trailer for the Flatliners Remake Enters the World of Competitive Dying 

If you know the 1990 film, the story of the new Flatliners should not be a huge shock. Five medical students start an “experiment” where they stop each other’s hearts and then restart them, allowing them to see what happens when they die. Then things go wrong.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Tim Cook Confirms Apple Is Building Technology for Self-Driving Cars

Rumors surrounding Apple’s involvement with self-driving cars have started to swirl as early as 2014. A letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had surfaced two years later which outlined the Cupertino giant’s plans to work on autonomous vehicles entitled “Project Titan.” However, the firm has never ever publicly disclosed its efforts until […]

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