Suspect in Deadly Bay Area Rampages Tied to Militant, Far-Right 'Boogaloo' Movement

A U.S. Air Force sergeant accused of orchestrating two deadly attacks on law enforcement in the Bay Area had a history of supporting right-wing extremism and the militant anti-government “boogaloo” movement online, the Mercury News reports.Read more...
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Once Friends, Google and Sonos Are Now Suing Each Other

Google, bored of constantly duking it out with Apple and Amazon, is now suing Sonos—though, to be fair, Sonos did sue Google first.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes more than 800,000 cases and 40,000 deaths

Brazil reports 30,000 new cases in 24 hours; Sweden says keeping schools open did not lead to outbreaks; shortage of test kits ‘leading to spread in Africa’India reports surge in Covid-19 cases as lockdown easedCoronavirus cases fall in France despite easing of lockdownUS hits grim milestone of 2m Covid-19 casesHundreds of children among victims in Indonesia - reportsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.18pm BST Saudi Arabia is to resume sports activities behind closed doors from June 21, acc...
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Scientist says we haven’t found ET yet because we’re doomed to destroy all life

A group of physicists working on the atomic bomb program at Los Alamos Research Laboratory in 1950 were having a discussion about aliens over lunch one day. The general consensus was that the reason humans hadn’t yet met any was because life was scarce in the universe and we just hadn’t been lucky enough to encounter them. One of the physicists, Italian researcher Enrico Fermi, scoffed at this notion. He did some math and came up with a number to dispute the other researcher’s conjectures. In Fe...
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Buckle Up, Zuck, Now Joe Biden Is Gonna Petition the Heck Out of You

In January 2020, former vice president and likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden went off on Facebook, saying it should lose its Section 230 immunity from lawsuits for user-generated content and CEO Mark Zuckerberg should be held personally liable in civil and maybe even criminal court. On Thursday, Biden’s…Read more...
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CDC Document Shows Just How Badly the U.S. Is Handling Coronavirus Compared to Other Countries

The U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic continues to be faltering, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more...
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Miles Morales Stars in a New Spider-Man Game Coming to PS5 This Year

Miles Morales is coming to PlayStation 5.
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The Modder Putting Everything from Alexa to the SNES in Boomboxes

Colin Elwell is a salesman by trade, but when you wander into his lab in Lawrence, Kan., you’ll find more than 50 boomboxes inside, each of them unique. Read more...
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Google Assistant Is About to Get More Useful On Every Smart Device

Google Assistant is incredibly useful, but depending on which devices you own, you might not have access to all of its commands and features. Google plans to change that. In an update announced today, the company pledged to make more of its Assistant’s abilities available on as many devices as possible, starting with…Read more...
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AI gladiators fight thousands of duels so we can learn how weaponry evolves in nature

Naturally occurring violence in the animal kingdom has fascinated scientists, military strategists, and stoned people watching the National Geographic channel for as long as humans have been observing it. Understanding these systems – how and why animals fight – helps us to work out theories about the evolution of species. On the grand scale, it’s fairly easy to theorize that big critters, such as great white sharks and lions, eat little critters that can’t get away. But our theories become less...
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No 'patient zero' as Covid-19 came into UK at least 1,300 times

Study prompts further criticism that chances to suppress infection early in outbreak were missedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere was no “patient zero” in the UK’s Covid-19 epidemic, according to research showing that the infection was introduced on at least 1,300 occasions.The findings, from the Covid-19 Genomics UK consortium, have prompted further criticism that opportunities to suppress the spread of infection in February and March were missed. Continue readin...
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Nomad Has Plenty of Gifts for Your Hard-To-Buy-For Dad

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This Is the PS5

While Microsoft has already shared a number of details about the Xbox Series X, Sony has taken a more cautious approach for its next-gen console. But today, following an absolute deluge of trailers for upcoming games, Sony finally gave us a glimpse at the PS5.Read more...
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Long-Delayed James Webb Space Telescope Is Again Delayed

We’re going to have a wait even longer for NASA’s next-generation James Webb Space Telescope to leave Earth, owing to delays caused by the covid-19 pandemic.Read more...
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Hey, Pluto TV, What the Fuck?

Amid ongoing public outcry and ongoing protests over systematic racism, police brutality, and the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis last month, Paramount Network made the sound and long-overdue decision to yank its police-reality series Cops. But the series can still be watched on free streaming service…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: leaving schools open 'did not cause outbreaks in Sweden'

Swedish education minister speaks out; asymptomatic carriers in Bahrain found to pose a risk; shortage of test kits ‘leading to virus spread in Africa’; India reports surge in Covid-19 cases as lockdown easedCoronavirus cases fall in France despite easing of lockdownUS hits grim milestone of 2m Covid-19 casesHundreds of children among victims in Indonesia - reportsSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.19pm BST 9.15pm BST Continue reading...
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The Punisher's Logo Can't Be Turned Into a Symbol for Black Lives Matter or Real World Justice

For years now, American police officers and members of various branches of the American military have used Marvel Comics’ Punisher skull logo as a symbol to represent their own personal ideologies about what it means to be a person wielding a weapon. Those ideologies, interpreted through the lens of the logo, are…Read more...
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Star Wars' Not-So-Brief History of Fleeting LGBTQ+ Representation

The long road to meaningful representation of LGBTQ+ creatives and characters in our popular media is a history interwoven throughout decades of media narratives. For Star Wars, one of the biggest pieces of popular culture in living memory, that story has come in fits and starts—and in many ways, it’s still a story…Read more...
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OpenAI to sell its headline-grabbing text generator as an API

OpenAI once withheld its text generator for fear of misuse — but now wants to sell the tech as an enterprise product. The company is releasing an application programming interface (API) for accessing new AI models developed by its researchers — including GPT-3, its latest text generator. It’s initially offering the API as a free, two-month private beta. We're releasing an API for accessing new AI models developed by OpenAI. You can "program" the API in natural language with just a few examples o...
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Great, Even Our National Parks Are Full of Microplastic

Microplastics are taking over the world. A new study found that microplastics are present in at least 11 remote and protected areas in the western U.S.Read more...
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Scientists Want to Test Existing Polio Vaccine Against Coronavirus

A group of scientists have a striking proposal for keeping people safe from covid-19. In a new paper published Thursday, they argue that we can use existing vaccines like the oral polio vaccine to provide some degree of temporary immunity against the coronavirus.Read more...
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Block YouTube Ads With a Single Keystroke

One of the more frustrating things to deal with on the web are the small (to not-so-small) video ads that pop up before YouTube videos you’re trying to binge. Even though most of them let you skip to your video after a few seconds, this advertising-filled interlude can feel like an eternity. We have a hack to fix…
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Grubhub Is Being Bought by Europe's Largest Food Delivery Service

Following the cycle of stories of Uber’s plans to buy Grubhub—a potential move that reportedly rankled U.S. senators and investors alike—it looks like the multibillion-dollar food delivery company has found a new buyer: Just Eat Takeaway, a food-delivery service based in Europe. The acquisition, per Bloomberg, cost…Read more...
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Don't Buy Pesticides Being Sold on Amazon and eBay as Coronavirus Killers

The Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down on Amazon and eBay over products claiming to kill coronavirus, a novel strain of which causes the deadly disease covid-19. The crackdown is a grim reminder that products attempting to manipulate concerned consumers remain available for sale despite the apparent…Read more...
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This Is Some Meaningless Bullshit, Warner Bros.

To say that Warner Bros. released a statement about J.K. Rowling’s recent and ongoing response to accusations of transphobia would be, well, an overstatement. Because at this point I’ve read it enough times that I’m not even sure it’s words anymore.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Bahrain says 44% of asymptomatic cases are infectious

Asymptomatic carriers in Bahrain found to pose a risk; shortage of test kits ‘leading to virus spread in Africa’; Mexico confirms record daily infectionsIndia reports surge in Covid-19 cases as lockdown easedCoronavirus cases fall in France despite easing of lockdownUS hits grim milestone of 2m Covid-19 casesHundreds of children among victims in Indonesia - reportsSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.34pm BST Thousands of people lost their lives “prematurely” because care homes in England lack...
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Zoom Shuts Down Activist Group’s Account After Its Tiananmen Memorial

On May 31, activists, survivors, and relatives of those who died in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests held a commemorative vigil over Zoom. A week later, on June 7, Humanitarian China, the pro-democracy group behind the vigil, discovered that Zoom had shut down its account.Read more...
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Spanish archaeologist sentenced for faking Basque finds

‘Third-century’ artefacts with hieroglyphics and Basque words referred to non-existent gods and to René DescartesA Spanish archaeologist whose staggering discoveries included one of the earliest representations of the crucifixion and proof that the written Basque language was centuries older than previously thought has been found guilty of faking the finds.The saga began in June 2006 when the archaeologist, Eliseo Gil, presented artefacts excavated from the Roman town of Veleia, near the Basque ...
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Alarming rise in virus cases as states roll back lockdowns

By MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK — States are rolling back lockdowns, but the coronavirus isn’t done with the U.S. Cases are rising in nearly half the states, according to an Associated Press analysis, a worrying trend that could intensify as people return to work and venture out during the summer. In Arizona, hospitals have been told to prepare for the worst. Texas has more hospitalized COVID-19 patients than at any time before. And the governor of North Carolina said recent jumps caused him to rethink ...
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