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After 60 Years, You Can Now Draw Perfect Circles on Etch a Sketch

All of my childhood memories involving Etch a Sketch end the same way. I’d fiddle with the knobs and then after a few minutes, shake it in frustration, erasing all evidence of my hideous “art.” The ionic toy is marking its 60th anniversary this year with a few limited edition launches, but of all of them the Etch a…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Stan Lee, Toy Fair, Spin Master, Etch A Sketch, Toy Fair 2020


These Are Some of the Best-Looking Ghostbusters Toys Ever

Let’s say you’re a toy collector who loves a certain 1980s paranormal comedy, and you want to add some super-articulated figures that are relatively inexpensive to your display. Who ya gonna call?Read more...
Tags: Science, Bill Murray, Hasbro, Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters, Exclusive, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Toy Fair, Ernie Hudson


Canadian Privacy Commissioners to Investigate Creepy Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI

Canadian authorities are investigating shady face recognition company Clearview AI on the grounds that its scraping of billions of photos from the web might violate privacy laws, Reuters reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Surveillance, Canada, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Mass Surveillance, Reuters, Face Recognition, Clearview AI


Twitter Suspends Dozens of Pro-Bloomberg Accounts for “Platform Manipulation and Spam”

Twitter began suspending 70 accounts supporting Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday, claiming that the accounts violated its rules against “platform manipulation and spam.” The social media company stated that some suspensions would be permanent. In other cases, Twitter will ask account…Read more...
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We Need To Change Every Part of Our Food System to Fight the Climate Crisis

If the world’s population grows to 10 billion by 2050 as projected, the world will need to produce 70 percent more food. Without major changes to the food system, that would result in a catastrophic increase in greenhouse gas pollution due to increases in agriculture and deforestation. New research shows that there’s…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Farming, Agriculture


Google’s Message to Huawei Device Users: Do Not Use the Side Door to Install Google Apps

Google wants to clear things up for Huawei device users: Google’s apps and services cannot be preloaded on new Huawei devices and are not available due to U.S. government restrictions. If users try to download Google apps and services through a side door, or essentially download them from somewhere other than the Play…Read more...
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Report: Priah Ferguson Is Getting Bumped Up to Series Regular for Stranger Things Season 4

Priah Ferguson, the actress who plays Erica Sinclair, may have a larger role than ever in the upcoming fourth season of Stranger Things. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Stranger Things, Duffer Brothers, Priah Ferguson, Erica Sinclair


At Last, the Holy Grail: Pockets That Can Fit a Phone

A recurring question I’ve heard from coworkers, seen on Twitter, and been asked in the comments here at Gizmodo is: Who on earth wants a flip phone like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or Motorola Razr?Read more...
Tags: Motorola, Science, Gizmodo, Consumer Tech, Carhartt, Pockets, Folding Phone, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip


Still Waiting On Your Winnings From HQ Trivia? Apparently, You're Not Alone

When HQ Trivia abruptly announced it was penniless and shuttering last week, players of the once-viral live game show app wondered what the news meant for any winnings they’d yet to cash in. For many, that question continues to remain unanswered, according to a recent Digital Trends report.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Games, Science, App Store, Trivia, Digital Trends, HQ Trivia


Facebook Quietly Cuts Off Sensitive Ad Data Before It Can Get Cambridge Analytica'd Again

A good rule of thumb is to be skeptical of the privacy-forward changes Facebook touts to the public, and to deeply interrogate any of the quieter changes it rolls out behind the scenes since those—surprisingly—often mark the real efforts that the company’s taking to be a little bit less of an invasive shitshow. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Advertising, Oopsie, Cambridge Analytica


Famed DIY Rocketeer “Mad” Mike Hughes Dies While Trying to Launch Another Homemade Rocket

The famed DIY rocketeer “Mad” Mike Hughes, who in 2018 successfully launched himself more than 1,800 feet into the sky in a homemade rocket, died on Saturday in a tragic accident. To the end though, it can be said that he passed doing what he loved to do: launching rockets.Read more...
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All of the Coolest Stuff at Toy Fair 2020

If there’s one thing this year’s Toy Fair made obviously clear, it’s that kids these days have it good when it comes to toys. Advances in tech, plus a neverending stream of slick superhero films, and resurgent ‘80s and ‘90s nostalgia means all the toys you grew up with are now cooler than ever. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Lego, Hasbro, Retro games, Hot Wheels, Collectibles, Mattel, Toy Fair, Etch A Sketch, Gi Joe, Baby Yoda, Cybertruck


Stock Your Pantry with 300 Biscoffs for $26 Before United Airlines Takes Them Away

Lotus Biscoff - 300 Count | $27 | AmazonRead more...
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Charge All The Things With A RAVPower USB Charger

RAVPower USB Charger | $16 | Amazon | Promo Code KINJA132 and Clip Coupon Read more...
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Lazy Weekend? Ask Google to Find Your Keys for You With These Tile + Nest Mini Bundle Deals

Tile Essentials 4 Pack + Google Nest Mini 2nd Gen | $75 | TileTile Combo 4 Pack + Google Nest Mini 2nd Gen | $75 | TileTile Pro 4 Pack + Google Nest Mini 2nd Gen | $100 | TileRead more...
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Intrepid Fans Found A Set of Hidden Trailers for Westworld Season 3

Remember Incite, Inc.? The undoubtedly evil corporation, likely featuring in Westworld’s third season and that sponsored a real panel and got a real website a few months back? Turns out, that website was good for something after all!Read more...
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Coronavirus outbreak: South Korea clusters drives huge jump in cases

Patients and staff at a hospital near Daegu account for bulk of 142 new cases as links to controversial ‘sect’ are investigatedSouth Korea has reported another huge jump in cases of coronavirus as the country fights to contain the spread of the deadly disease.The number of infections has increased by 142 to 346, officials said on Saturday, with most of the cases linked to the city of Daegu and surrounding region two hours south of Seoul. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Asia Pacific, Korea, Seoul, Daegu, Coronavirus outbreak


Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran over coronavirus deaths

Ankara also suspends incoming flights as Iranian authorities try to contain outbreak in countryCoronavirus – latest updatesTurkey and Pakistan have both closed their borders with Iran, with Turkey also halting incoming flights, in an effort to stop the potential spread of coronavirus after Iran reported 43 cases of the disease.All highways and railways were closed at the border between Turkey and Iran as of 5pm local time and flights from Iran had been suspended, the Turkish health minister, Fah...
Tags: Science, Biology, World news, Turkey, Iran, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Microbiology, Ankara, Coronavirus outbreak, Fahrettin Koca


What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and when should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: asymptomatic Wuhan woman shows why outbreak 'will be hard to stop'

Case study of 20-year-old who infected relatives despite not showing signs of illness – and testing negative – stokes global pandemic fearsA 20-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan travelled hundreds of miles to another city where she infected five relatives without showing signs of infection, Chinese scientists have said, offering new evidence that the new coronavirus can be spread asymptomatically.The case study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, offered clues about ho...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, American Medical Association, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: South Korea church cluster drives huge jump in cases

Central city of Daegu is at the epicentre of the infections, health officials say, as China’s Hubei province sees 106 more deathsSouth Korea has reported another huge jump in cases of coronavirus as the country fights to contain the spread of the deadly disease.The number of infections has increased by 142 to 346, officials said on Saturday, with most of the cases linked to the city of Daegu and surrounding region two hours south of Seoul. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Asia Pacific, Korea, Seoul, Daegu, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: flight evacuating Britons from stricken cruise ship leaves Japan

Thirty-two British and European passengers from Diamond Princess on board plane due to land in England on Saturday, Foreign Office says The British government has begun repatriating its citizens trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan for more than two weeks.“The evacuation flight from Japan has now departed with 32 British and European passengers on board, as well as British government and medical staff,” the Foreign Office said in a statement on Saturday. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus outbreak: special powers enacted in Italy after deaths – live news

Number of cases in north of the country jumps causing disruption to Milan fashion week and Serie A matches 10.41am GMT More than 100 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Italy, as numbers continued to rise on Sunday following government measures to limit the spread of the outbreak.The governor of Italy’s northern Lombardy region, Attilio Fontana, said cases of the illness in his area had risen in a day from 54 to 89, with total cases in the country now at more than 100.In an emergenc...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Milan, Russia, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Lombardy, Giorgio Armani, Attilio Fontana, Coronavirus outbreak


World is approaching coronavirus tipping point, experts say

78,000 cases confirmed, as Italy and Iran scramble to contain major outbreaks The world is fast approaching a “tipping point” in the spread of the coronavirus, according to experts who warn that the disease is outpacing efforts to contain it, after major outbreaks forced Italy and Iran to introduce stringent internal travel restrictions and South Korea’s president placed the country on red alert.Some of the countries most affect by the virus are scrambling to halt its progress two days after Ted...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus outbreak


Most young women unhappy, stressed about their sex lives: Study

Half of young Australian women experience sexually-related personal distress, with one in five women having at least one female sexual dysfunction (FSD), new research by Monash University shows.
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Italy brings in draconian measures in effort to halt coronavirus spread

Measures include fines for anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areasCoronavirus – latest updatesItalian authorities have implemented draconian measures to try to halt the coronavirus outbreak in the north of the country, including imposing fines on anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areas, as cases of the virus in the country rose to more than 100.Police are patrolling 11 towns – mostly in the Lombardy region, where the first locally transmitted case emerged – that have been in lo...
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Lombardy, Coronavirus outbreak


Millions of Chinese workers ordered back to work but infection risk remains high

Transport restrictions hamper nationwide pull to get back to business as economy reelsThe Chinese authorities are trying to usher the country back to work, a month after announcing the unprecedented quarantine of millions of people. But they face a difficult balancing act between containing the virus and supporting a faltering economy.Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province, the centre of the outbreak, have been the focus of disease prevention efforts. over the last four weeks. As the death toll cl...
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Coronavirus outbreak: Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran – live news

Moves comes after eight deaths in Iran, while in northern Italy towns are on lockdown after jump in cases 3.25pm GMT Venice Cestival will close early this year due to concerns about the new coronavirus, which has spread in northern Italy. Below shows a photograph of a police officer wearing a protective face mask and standing next to a masked carnival reveller at the event. 3.11pm GMT Bank of Japan governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, has said that if the virus outbreak persists it may have a big ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Science, Russia, UK News, World news, Turkey, Iran, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Italy, Haruhiko Kuroda, Coronavirus outbreak, Venice Cestival


Italy imposes draconian rules to stop spread of coronavirus

Measures include fines for anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areasCoronavirus – latest updatesItalian authorities have implemented draconian measures to try to halt the coronavirus outbreak in the north of the country, including imposing fines on anyone caught entering or leaving outbreak areas, as cases of the virus in the country rose to more than 130.Police are patrolling 11 towns – mostly in the Lombardy region, where the first locally transmitted case emerged – that have been in lo...
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Lombardy, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: South Korea cluster drives huge rise in cases

Patients and staff at a hospital near Daegu account for bulk of 229 new cases as links to controversial ‘sect’ are investigatedSouth Korea has reported another huge jump in cases of coronavirus as the country fights to contain the spread of the deadly disease.The number of infections has increased by 229 to 433, officials said on Saturday, with most of the cases linked to the city of Daegu and surrounding region two hours south of Seoul. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Science, China, Asia Pacific, Korea, Seoul, Daegu, Coronavirus outbreak