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Facebook will stop showing minors ads for gun accessories

Facebook will soon prevent minors from viewing ads for gun accessories such as holsters, or magazines. The move comes amidst renewed focus on gun violence in the United States following school shootings in Santa Fe, Texas, Parkland, Florida, and others. According to a Facebook spokesperson, the company already bans ads for guns and modifications, but sellers can post ads for […]

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Does the Rubik’s Cube need a Bluetooth connection?

The Rubik’s Cube was invented back in 1974, and in that time, there have been many variants on the classic puzzle, with new shapes, sizes, dimensions, and basically every other twist (pun intended) that you could think of on the classic puzzle. Of course, that’s never stopped Kickstarter before, which has once again risen to the challenge of making a […]

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Kymco’s new electric scooters could be the sign of a coming boom

One of the most exciting product announcements to happen at the Consumer Electronics show over the past few years was the Gogoro electric scooter. It’s not just that it was slick-looking, or fast, or that the company was promising a clever battery swap station model to help ease the problem of charging. On a broader level, much like Tesla’s electric […]

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Fortnite’s celebrity tournament felt like a trial run for Epic’s grand e-sports ambitions

Under the scorching California sun last Tuesday, 50 celebrities and 50 professional video game players gathered near the north end of a soccer stadium in Los Angeles to play Fortnite for $3 million in prize money. It was the very first officially sanctioned tournament for developer Epic Games’ mega-hit battle royale game, organized by the company itself and geared toward […]

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How to find your home on Pangea

Before there were the continents, there was Pangea. Two hundred million years ago, the enormous land mass began to break apart and we’ve been separated ever since — but a map tool can help you find where a given town would have been on the supercontinent. This ancient earth tool is a rotating view of the world at various points […]

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AMC is pulling Chris Hardwick’s talk show after abuse allegations

On Thursday, actress Chloe Dykstra published a post on Medium detailing abuse allegations about an ex-boyfriend, which many have speculated was about Nerdist founder and TV and podcast host Chris Hardwick. AMC, which was set to broadcast Talking with Chris Hardwick this weekend, announced that it won’t air the series “while we assess the situation.” Hardwick has hosted a number […]

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Apple supplier Foxconn now has a North American headquarters in Milwaukee

Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn has purchased a building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to serve as its North American headquarters, according to the Associated Press. Foxconn is buying the 611 Building originally owned by Northwestern Mutual, which handed the building over to the company in a ceremony on Friday. It says that it will house 500 workers in the new headquarters, […]

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Comcast’s offer to buy Fox out from under Disney has MCU fans freaking out about X-Men

This week, after a federal court greenlit AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner and effectively signaled a shift toward a more merger-friendly environment in the US legal system, Comcast made good on weeks of hints by making an all-cash bid to buy 21st Century Fox for a whopping $65 billion. It‘s a conspicuous challenge to Disney’s stock-based, months-in-the-making offer of $52.4 […]

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Here are all of Jack-Jack’s powers in the Incredibles 2

There are 14 years between the first Incredibles movie and its new sequel Incredibles 2, but one thing that’s thrilling to see pay off in both films is watching baby Jack-Jack play with his various powers, sometimes at the expense of the family. In the first movie, the only people who see Jack-Jack’s powers are the babysitter, Kari McKeen, and […]

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7 new trailers you should watch this week

A couple weeks ago, I watched The Final Year, a documentary that follows several members of the Obama administration during their final year in office. There’s plenty to criticize the doc for — mainly that it never really takes a critical eye to the characters or events it covers — but there’s still a lot to enjoy about it, particularly […]

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The massive E3 sales you can still shop

E3 has just wrapped, but there are a lot of not-to-be-missed sales from Nintendo, Playstation, and Xbox still going from major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, while others are matching their prices. But if gaming isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other solid deals happening this weekend as well. GAMING PS4 Pro at Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart […]

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Cybermom on the run: this week in tech, 20 years ago

This week in 2018 has been dominated by video game news, since the E3 conference in Los Angeles just wrapped up. The most exciting game I could find from this week in 1998 was the Nintendo 64 puzzler Wetrix, which essentially combined Tetris with terraforming. You can dig up the game itself through emulator sites, and Nintendo Life wrote a […]