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The Doomsday Clock just moved: It’s now 2 minutes to ‘midnight,’ the symbolic hour of the apocalypse
Hawaii’s Governor Waited 17 Minutes to Tweet the Missile Alert Was a False Alarm Because He Forgot His Twitter Password
Santa Monica taking popular electric scooter company to court
Google’s art selfies aren’t available in Illinois. Here’s why.
App to record sexual consent in the blockchain will be used to discredit sexual assault survivors
Blockchain Sex Contracts Will Be Weaponized Against Women
IN THE NEWS
Social scientists have warned Zuck all along that the Facebook theory of interaction would make people angry and miserable
DEMONIZED SMARTPHONES ARE JUST OUR LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL SCAPEGOAT
After its news feed fumble, Facebook is not the world’s most valuable social media company
Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google spent nearly $50 million — a record — to influence the U.S. government in 2017
Amazon Go Is Dazzling. But How Many Jobs Will It Kill?
Amazon Go debuts, and its prying cameras foil our shoplifting attempts
Tesla’s Pay Deal to Keep Elon Musk: All or Nothing
Twitter Is Giving Trolls a Cheat Sheet
Facebook invented a new time unit called the ‘flick’ and it’s truly amazing
Intel Warns Users Not to Install Its ‘Faulty’ Meltdown and Spectre Patches
Intel’s Spectre fixes are ‘complete and utter garbage,’ says Linux inventor
Scandinavia’s largest bank just banned all its 30,000 employees from trading cryptocurrency
Stripe ends Bitcoin support
Katy Perry Talks Bitcoin with Warren Buffett, Tells 175 Million Followers About it
Katy Perry’s Bitcoin Manicure May Foretell the Coming Crypto Collapse
50 Cent: ‘I Forgot’ Taking 700 Bitcoins For 2014 Album; Stake Is Now Worth Millions
Look out for more millennial buyers of cryptocurrency now that it’s free to purchase
Burger King Uses The Whopper To Teach A Valuable Lesson On Net Neutrality
APPS & DOODADS
Opera Adds Native Anti-Cryptomining Tool to Opera Mini and Opera for Android
DuckDuckGo moves beyond search to also protect you while browsing.
Apple’s HomePod smart speaker will ship February 9th
SodaStream Source Sparkling Water Maker Starter Kit, Black
iRobot Roomba 690
Cute Babies Riding Roomba Compilation 2015
Watch: Trailer for ‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ documentary
I’ll Have What Phil’s Having
Black Light White Light – Gold Into Dreams
‘The Greatest American Hero’ Reboot With Female Lead Gets Pilot Order At ABC
Pop-Punk Bassist Made $27 Million From a Telemarketing Scam, Is Probably Going to Jail
AI comes up with the funniest names for a fake Coachella lineup
Alphabet unveils business unit devoted to cyber security
This unusual new IoT botnet is spreading rapidly via peer-to-peer communication
Dubbed Hide ‘N Seek (HNS) by the researchers at security company Bitdefender
YOUR SLOPPY BITCOIN DRUG DEALS WILL HAUNT YOU FOR YEARS
Student upset after ‘private’ pictures on her phone ‘were viewed while it was taken in for screen repair’
Dutch agencies provide crucial intel about Russia’s interference in US-elections
Easy way to peel mandarin oranges
Cover of “Video killed the radio star” created entirely with a tablet
Report: 80’s kids started programming at an earlier age than today’s millennials
I haz wins: Grumpy Cat in $710,000 court payout
The White House asked to borrow a van Gogh. The Guggenheim offered a gold toilet instead.
Low Orbit Railgun Assembly
SN Pro Tips
The pirate ship with the Intel chip sails the deep web, plundering warez and booty!
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No Such Thing As The News | Series 1, Episode 1
The Puerto Rico Porn Crisis
Puerto Rico’s Slow Internet Recovery
Trump Star Wars Poster
Neil Diamond retires from touring following Parkinson’s diagnosis
The Fall singer Mark E Smith dies
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