Diego Luna on the Cassian Andor Star Wars Show, Updates From Morbius, and More

Bad Robot has revealed two more sci-fi projects. Food company General Mills, of all companies, wants to get in on the cinematic universe trend. John Marrs’ The One is heading to Netflix. Plus, what to expect from the DC/CW slate soon, and more Twilight Zone casting. Spoilers get!

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Source: Gizmodo – Diego Luna on the Cassian Andor Star Wars Show, Updates From Morbius, and More

Mistake in Filing Suggests WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Has Been Charged

Following an earlier report that the Justice Department was looking to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the Washington Post has now reported that Assange may have been charged under seal in a revelation that appears to have stemmed from a mistake in a court filing.

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Source: Gizmodo – Mistake in Filing Suggests WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Has Been Charged

Should You Be Eating a High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Like Keto? Scientists Weigh In

Diet fads often make the lofty claim that adjusting food habits one way or another will produce the dieter’s desired results. More specifically: Eat this, not that, and watch the pounds fall off. But diets are hard to sustain, and it seems like diet debunking is constantly calling into question what and how much we…

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Source: Gizmodo – Should You Be Eating a High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Like Keto? Scientists Weigh In

U.S. Will Sanction 17 Saudis Involved in Khashoggi Killing

The Department of the Treasury announced today that they will sanction the 17 individuals who were involved in the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this October. The move from the Trump Administration will freeze any assets the individuals have in the U.S. and…

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Source: Gizmodo – U.S. Will Sanction 17 Saudis Involved in Khashoggi Killing

Democratic Senators Press Carriers Over Allegations of Video App Throttling

Following recent research that found U.S. telecom companies were throttling video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, three Democratic senators are now calling for a response from those major mobile carriers in letters to their respective company heads.

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Source: Gizmodo – Democratic Senators Press Carriers Over Allegations of Video App Throttling

Accenture Employees Demand Their Company Break Ties With U.S. Border Patrol 

Last year, consulting megafirm Accenture inked a nearly $300 million contract with Customs and Border Protection to help the agency recruit around 7,500 staffers over a period of five years. The tech industry’s complicity with CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—agencies widely criticized as helping…

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Source: Gizmodo – Accenture Employees Demand Their Company Break Ties With U.S. Border Patrol 

Samsung’s New Theme Policy Sounds Like Some Bullshit

Android 9 Pie was released more than three months ago, but Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, still aren’t running the latest software. As Samsung works on updating its devices to Android 9 in the coming months, today we learned there’s one really annoying change in policy that will be waiting…

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Source: Gizmodo – Samsung’s New Theme Policy Sounds Like Some Bullshit

Turo Guy Who Street Parked 38 Cars Has Chicago Furious With Him

Turo is, in theory, brilliant. If you’re not using your car, you can rent it out to other people. Make some money on the side. If you own two cars, that’s even better. You can make twice the money, in theory. But a lot of people in Chicago are mad at one man, who rented an astounding 38 cars on Turo, and parked a…

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Source: Gizmodo – Turo Guy Who Street Parked 38 Cars Has Chicago Furious With Him

Couple and Homeless Man Charged With Conspiracy Over $400,000 GoFundMe

On Thursday, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey announced formal charges against the three people involved in a viral GoFundMe campaign that raised $400,000 last year to help a homeless man get on his feet. Authorities said that “the entire campaign was predicated on a lie.”

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Source: Gizmodo – Couple and Homeless Man Charged With Conspiracy Over 0,000 GoFundMe

Mark Zuckerberg: 'I Didn't Know'

Today, Facebook set up a press conference addressing a bombshell report from The New York Times that alleged, among other things, that the company contracted a Republican opposition research firm called Definers to run interference on the company’s image, a job which reportedly included leaning on George Soros…

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Source: Gizmodo – Mark Zuckerberg: ‘I Didn’t Know’

Firefox Will Now Alert You When You Visit Hacked Sites

It can be hard to know if and when you might have been impacted by a data breach. That is, unless you’re a Firefox Quantum user. Today, Mozilla announced it’ll alert desktop users when they stumble upon a site that’s recently reported a breach.

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Source: Gizmodo – Firefox Will Now Alert You When You Visit Hacked Sites

The FDA Will Restrict, but Not Ban, the Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes in Stores

The Food and Drug Administration has taken its hardest swing yet against teen vaping—though not as hard as we were expecting. On Thursday, FDA chief Scott Gottlieb unveiled a series of steps aimed at forcing the e-cigarette industry to work harder at keeping its products out of the hands of minors. Chief among them is…

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Source: Gizmodo – The FDA Will Restrict, but Not Ban, the Sale of Flavored E-Cigarettes in Stores

Is Juul the Best Pod Vape or What?

Vaping is a popular activity, one that has a real a 21st-century twist to it. The technology behind vaping is relatively new. The consequences of doing it are mysterious and potentially very dangerous. And yet, vaping seems better than what people in the 20th century did to their bodies—namely smoking cigarettes. If…

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Source: Gizmodo – Is Juul the Best Pod Vape or What?

Google Axes 'Fanfiction' Tab That Suggested Grinch and Minions Porn

Earlier this year, Google revamped its search engine on mobile devices, adding tabs for “the most common and relevant subtopics” to the top of results. Search for, say, The Grinch, on your phone, and you might see a suggested tab listing upcoming showtimes. Or, until yesterday, one called “fanfiction” that surfaced…

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Source: Gizmodo – Google Axes ‘Fanfiction’ Tab That Suggested Grinch and Minions Porn

A Couple of Black Friday Gaming Laptop Deals Are Already Live, Starting at $699

Dell’s Walmart-exclusive gaming laptop deals aren’t going to play your games at the highest possible settings, but they offer a clean look and solid values. Both include a 1TB HDD augmented with a 16GB Intel Optane SSD, 8GB of RAM, and a 15.6" 1080p display. The difference is that the $699 model has a Core i5…

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Source: Gizmodo – A Couple of Black Friday Gaming Laptop Deals Are Already Live, Starting at 9

First Major Rain in Centuries Triggers Wave of Death in Earth's Driest Desert

After not experiencing any meaningful amounts of precipitation for at least 500 years, Chile’s Atacama Desert is finally getting some rain. Quite unexpectedly, however, these rains—instead of fostering life—are doing the exact opposite.

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Source: Gizmodo – First Major Rain in Centuries Triggers Wave of Death in Earth’s Driest Desert

Vizio Made Dolby Atmos Sound Affordable With Its New Soundbar System, and It's Amazing

Since its introduction in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been a dazzling new audio technology that you could basically only experience in fancy movie theaters. But recently, high-end soundbars have started supporting the standard, which was cool if you wanted to spend north of $1,000 on a system. Vizio did what Vizio often…

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Source: Gizmodo – Vizio Made Dolby Atmos Sound Affordable With Its New Soundbar System, and It’s Amazing