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Reddit Turns to Michael Seibel to Replace Alexis Ohanian

Less than a week ago, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian made news when he announced he was resigning from the website’s board, urging the company to replace his seat with a Black candidate. Now, it would appear Reddit has honoured his request by appointing Michael Seibel, a venture capitalist investor and…

America Once Planned To Send An Apollo Spacecraft To A Soviet Space Station

I’d think that even casual dorks interested in humanity’s actual space programs would be aware of the very first joint mission between two spacefaring countries: the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project of 1975, where an American Apollo spacecraft and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft docked in Earth’s orbit, allowing the crews to have…

Why This British Contraption On eBay Is The Craziest Jeep Project Ever

Someone in Bristol in southwest England let their love for automotive weirdness go too damn far. They’re selling an incomplete project that consists of a Jeep Cherokee XJ front end, a Reliant SS1 chassis, a Mazda Miata motor and transmission, and a hodgepodge of other British car parts that will…

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Holy Swarovski, Batman!

If you’re worried about losing the respect of your co-workers with a collection of die-cast miniature Batmobile toys parked on your desk, don’t worry, Swarovski’s got your back. This $US600 ($862) crystal Batmobile replica is described as a totally acceptable and normal “decoration object” on the Swarovski website and is…

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#8CantWait Won’t Change the Police, Says Human Rights Watch

As cities are making big pledges for police reform, the viral #8CantWait campaign has become city officials’ go-to atonement manual. When Campaign Zero launched it on June 3rd, they initially made the striking claim that the proposed set of eight policies could reduce police killings by 72 per cent, by,…

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Gin Bottles Containing Hand Sanitiser Sold to Public In Coronavirus Mix-Up

A gin distillery in Australia has issued a recall after it accidentally shipped gin bottles containing hand sanitizer, according to the Apollo Bay Distillery outside Melbourne. The gin distillery had previously converted some of its facility to hand sanitiser production to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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Snowpiercer’s Justice System Is Off the Rails Bad

Much as the hospitality staff of Snowpiercer’s titular train are loathe to admit it, things have been far from all right among the passengers. Those living in the upper-class cars have spent years convincing themselves that their wealth makes them objectively better than those who had to fight their way…

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WWDC’s Biggest Surprise Might Be an ARM-Based MacBook

The question was never if but when, and while some thought it might not happen for another couple years, based on a new report, it appears Apple could announce the first Mac computer powered by an ARM-based chip at WWDC 20 later this month.

This AI Image-Style Tool Is A Fun Way To Play With Your Car Pics

Artificial intelligence is useful for many things: Spying on us, giving Elon Musk nightmares, and making pretend soldiers and monsters in video games try to kill you. But can it help you waste time with pictures of your cars? I’m happy to answer that, yes, friends, it can. With something…

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Cyberattack Halts Aussie Production of Beer and Milk

Lion, a major beer and beverages company operating in Australia, was hit by hackers on Tuesday morning, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The Japanese subsidiary behind major beer brands in Australia, such as XXXX, James Squire, Hahn and Little Creatures, has been hit by a cyberattack that has left its…

Mississippi Hero Saves A Stranger’s Mazda RX-7 From A Flood

Austin Owens is a hero. Yesterday, after seeing a picture online of one of his dream cars — a Mazda RX-7 — sitting in a nearby garage that was actively flooding, Owens took action to save a random person’s car. He and a friend drove down several flooded roads near…

The Impressive Engineering Behind The Cheapest Electric Car In The World

The cheapest new electric car in the world, the $US1,200 ($1,715) Changli Nemeca from Chinese e-commerce website Alibaba, is a truly amazing machine. This became clear as soon as my coworker Jason Torchinsky unboxed the car and saw its unexpected features, and even more so when he drove it. But…

The Golden Gate Bridge Is Horrifying Now

San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge was recently renovated, but something the engineers failed to take into account was the terrifyingly eerie noise the new changes would project throughout the entire Bay area.

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How to Speed Up Your Computer

Watching your computer gradually slow down seems inevitable. Your local storage space eventually fills with crap (or important files), and your installed applications become bloated and wheezy. However, you don’t have to settle for this slow-motion performance decay — speeding things up can more straightforward than you think.

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Tell Us, Jeff Bezos, Precisely Which Customers You’re ‘Happy to Lose’

“Dave, you’re the kind of customer I’m happy to lose,” Jeff Bezos captioned a recent Instagram post showing a customer email laden with expletives and racial slurs. As you might expect, Dave (his last name redacted) claimed to be speaking on behalf of “White America” against Amazon’s recently announced support…

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Twitter Is Trying to Crack Down on 5G Conspiracy Theories

Twitter shows no signs of letting up on fact-checking false tweets. The social media platform is now labelling tweets that falsely tie the rollout of 5G to the spread of covid-19 with a fact-checking link, Business Insider spotted. This comes just days after Twitter cracked down on President Trump with a…

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Brave Blows Up Its Whole Reason for Existing

As a software company in the browser space, Brave’s made a name for itself by putting user privacy first and monetisation second. But now, some of its users are pointing out that the pledge might be a bit duplicitous. As first pointed out by the folks over at Decrypt, Brave…