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Month: June 2018

Paul Tremblay’s apocalyptic novel The Cabin at the End of the World is a parents’ worst nightmare

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Over the last couple of years, Paul Tremblay has consistently written some of the scariest stories that I’ve picked up. In A Head Full of Ghosts, a blue-collar Boston family contends with the abnormal behavior of their teenage daughter, who may or may not be possessed by a demon. In Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, a […]

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There might be poop in the water you’re swimming in so please don’t swallow it, CDC says

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Every summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention turns its attention to the disgusting state of American swimming holes — and their latest investigation traced thousands of infections back to lakes, rivers, and the ocean. A team of researchers analyzed 140 outbreaks that made nearly 5,000 people sick, and even killed two swimmers between […]

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California man arrested for threatening to kill FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s family over net neutrality

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A 33-year-old resident of Norwalk, California was arrested today for sending threatening emails to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai last year, according to the US Department of Justice. The threats, sent by an individual named Makara Man, were made primarily in the second of three messages sent to Pai’s official FCC email accounts in […]

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On Scorpion, Drake rages against the internet

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The internet fame machine pumps out music stars on the regular — Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Cardi B — but few truly embody the internet in the way that Drake does. The man is a walking meme; our mockery or admiration of the Toronto rapper is forever buoyed to the top of our feeds. Drake […]

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T-Mobile is rolling out support for the next-gen texting standard backed by Google

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T-Mobile has started rolling out support for the RCS Universal profile — a new messaging standard that’s supposed to make traditional texting look a bit more like chatting in a modern messaging app, complete with read receipts, typing indicators, and more. The rollout, spotted by Android Police, is starting with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 […]

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Instagram is testing a persistent Stories bar that follows you down the feed

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When I opened Instagram on my Pixel 2 XL moments ago, I noticed something different: the Stories bar remained visible as I scrolled down my main feed. Usually it stays at the top and doesn’t follow you down, but clearly the company is testing a more persistent, sticky approach to keeping Stories in front of […]

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Comcast is experiencing a nationwide outage

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Comcast is currently experiencing a nationwide outage in the US, which explains why users on social media have been complaining that they were unable to connect to platforms like Sony’s PlayStation, Netflix, and Microsoft’s Xbox Live. Essentially, the outage may be causing problems for anyone using Xfinity as an ISP, regardless of what products, apps, […]

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Your kids will soon be able to listen to Spotify through their Echo Dot Kids Edition

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Parents no longer have to limit their kids to Amazon or iHeartRadio’s music catalogs on their Echo Dot Kids Edition. TechCrunch reports today that Amazon will soon let parents pair their kids’ devices with their Spotify account, and Spotify will automatically filter out explicit language. Parents can turn that option off in Amazon’s FreeTime dashboard. […]

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What’s in your bag, Lakeith Stanfield?

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The virtue of fake Balenciagas Continue reading…

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Tinder finally encrypted everyone’s photos

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Tinder’s parent company Match Group publicly announced today, in a letter to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), that it is now encrypting photos sent between Tinder’s servers and its app. The changes were implemented in February, following the public disclosure of an attack that could have let hackers view people’s profile pictures and swipe actions. Wyden […]

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