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07 Jul 21:18

A Reminder That You Can Power Through Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee On Netflix Starting Today

by Patrick George

It’s July. It’s too damn hot outside. You already blasted through Glow and Westworld and you need some good car television in your life. Who can you turn to but Jerry Seinfeld, whose latest season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee drops on Netflix today?

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02 Jul 22:34

Teledildonics gave me the gift of long-distance sex with a stranger

by Christopher Trout
On an otherwise normal Friday afternoon in late March, I found myself sitting on my bed, completely naked in front of my laptop. It was a position I'd been in many times before, but today was different: I was getting ready for the most awkward tech d...
30 Jun 14:20

This device will literally tell you how much you stink

by Kris Holt
There's so much bad technology in the world that Japan even has a beautiful word for pointless gadgets: "chindogu." There's another splendid Japanese term, one that companies are apparently holding training sessions on how to combat: "sumeru harasume...
23 Jun 21:27

‘Babylon 5’ is great, so why does it look so bad?

by Daniel Cooper
When the histories of this golden age of television are written, they will likely begin with The Sopranos. But that would be a mistake because the template a lot of modern-day TV copies was instead created by Babylon 5. A decade before The Wire would...
22 Jun 14:29

Bose puts crowdfunded 'sleepbuds' on sale for $250

by Mariella Moon
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It's happening...

Last year, Bose took to Indiegogo to gauge people's interest on an experimental device: a pair of noise-masking wireless earbuds designed to help you sleep. That experiment was a success, and the "sleepbuds" sold out within six days on the crowdfundi...
18 Jun 10:43

Man goes to prison for attempting to hijack web domain at gunpoint

by Jon Fingas
Internet domains are becoming increasingly desirable, especially as the web becomes crowded and it becomes harder to find memorable addresses. However, one man unfortunately took this to a violent extreme. Iowa resident Sherman Hopkins Jr. has been s...
16 Jun 00:15

Price manipulation caused Bitcoin's huge 2017 surge, researchers say

by Kris Holt
Bitcoin soared to enormous heights late last year to over $19,000 for a single digital coin. Researchers now say that the digital currency Tether was used to inflate the value of bitcoin late last year. Indeed, a blockchain analysis showed that a tin...
12 Jun 22:26

MTV is making a live-action ‘Aeon Flux’ reboot

by Mallory Locklear
Aeon Flux is coming back as MTV has moved forward with a plan to air a new live-action reboot of the series. The show premiered in 1991 with a series of animated shorts that aired on MTV's Liquid Television. The network then expanded the series with...
12 Jun 00:36

Domino's Is Fixing America's Crappy Roads For Pizza Safety And That's Pretty Embarrassing

by Jason Torchinsky

This feels like something from a William Gibson cyberpunk dystopia novel, where the government has become so weak and useless, private corporations have been taking over the basic upkeep of the nation. But it’s not a William Gibson novel, there’s no plucky protagonist with some sort of cybernetic implant, it’s just…

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07 Jun 16:58

Woman Says Poop Fell From Plane and Into Her Sunroof, Splattering Her Face and Giving Her Pink Eye

by Jennings Brown on Gizmodo, shared by Erin Marquis to Jalopnik

A woman in Kelowna, British Columbia, says she has pink eye after human feces fell from the sky and through her sunroof, hitting her in the face.

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01 Jun 18:28

Man Says Dying Roach Left Eggs in His Ear: 'I Heard It Die in My Head'

by Rhett Jones on Gizmodo, shared by Justin T. Westbrook to Jalopnik
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Uh....

A Florida man was reportedly struggling with a roach infestation at his apartment earlier this month when he realized the problem had migrated to his ear canal. And this is your last chance to stop reading before you have to live with this knowledge for the rest of your life.

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01 Jun 13:38

'Overload' revives the cramped combat of classic shooter 'Descent'

by David Lumb
Back in 1995, Toy Story wowed audiences with sophisticated computer-generated animation. That same year, games studio Parallax released Descent, blowing players away with some of the first truly 3D, omnidirectional gameplay. Things have moved on a lo...
31 May 22:04

The Hottest Version Of The Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette Will Be A 1,000 HP Hybrid: Report

by Justin T. Westbrook
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Enough power to turn that mid-life crisis into an end-of-life crisis...

I won’t believe the long-rumored mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette is actually happening until I see it, but Car And Driver has a roundup of new supposed details of the next generation car, including no manual option and a 1,000 horsepower hybrid trim level.

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25 May 14:13

Google will always do evil

by Jessica Conditt
One day in late April or early May, Google removed the phrase "don't be evil" from its code of conduct. After 18 years as the company's motto, those three words and chunks of their accompanying corporate clauses were unceremoniously deleted from the...
24 May 10:57

Twitch is hosting a seven-week 'Doctor Who' viewing event

by Jon Fingas
If you're a die-hard Doctor Who fan, Twitch is about to make your summer. The livestreaming service is teaming with BBC Studios on a seven-week Doctor Who viewing event on May 29th that will show more than 500 classic episodes of the Time Lord's adv...
22 May 18:20

Amazon is in talks to resurrect 'The Expanse'

by Jon Fingas
Just because Syfy dropped The Expanse doesn't mean the cult sci-fi hit has met its end. Sources talking to Deadline, Variety and Hollywood Reporter have all claimed that Amazon is in discussions to resurrect The Expanse for a fourth season. Neither...
19 May 13:51

Netflix picks up ‘The Big Short’ author’s Wall Street exposé

by Katrina Filippidis
Michael Lewis might not be a household name, but he probably should be. Lewis is the best-selling author behind the Oscar-nominated film adaptation Moneyball and prize-winning drama The Big Short. Keen to tap into that success is Netflix, which has j...
18 May 10:52

MysteryVibe launches a vibrator for men

by Daniel Cooper
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Filed under: March 14th gift ideas

As soon as MysteryVibe launched its first smart vibrator for women, the company "began hearing from men" looking for their own version. Now, two years after bringing Crescendo to the world, the company is back with its second product, the Tenuto, whi...
17 May 14:00

Chinese Ride-Sharing Giant Removes Creepy Passenger Attractiveness Ratings After Woman's Murder 

by Melanie Ehrenkranz on Gizmodo, shared by Erik Shilling to Jalopnik
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No more "safe spaces for women, and men who love them" I guess...

China’s ride-sharing behemoth Didi is trying to make its platform safer for users after a 21-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by one of its drivers.

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30 Apr 18:06

CamSoda starts livestreaming erotic fitness classes

by Daniel Cooper
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Does the erotic maid clean up your mom's basement before or after fitness class starts?

Plenty of companies are getting in on the live-streamed fitness class thing, so it's no surprise to see CamSoda leaping on the bandwagon. The webcam platform is launching CamSoda Fit, a way for folks to partake in hour-long, live fitness classes to h...
25 Apr 11:16

Johns Hopkins performs the first total penis and scrotum transplant

by Rob LeFebvre
The first US penis transplant was successfully performed in 2016. Last year, a uterus transplant recipient gave birth for the first time in the US, too. Now, doctors at Johns Hopkins University have successfully transplanted an entire penis and scrot...
20 Apr 17:23

'Poop Train' Full Of Human Waste Made Life In An Alabama Town A Living Hell [Updated]

by Stef Schrader

The problem of what to do with waste from New York City is just a little too real for the residents of Parrish, Alabama. A train full of human waste from NYC—dubbed the “poop train” by the Associated Press—has become stranded outside their town, blanketing the area with the rancid smell of sewage. [Update: The train…

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13 Apr 11:05

HooptieCon Is Finally Proof You Can Have A ComicCon For Cars

by Bradley Brownell

For years, I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that there really ought to be an annual automotive convention in the same vein as San Diego Comic Con. Like comic enthusiasts, car folks come from all walks of life, have widely varied tastes and like to wear their automotive love on their sleeve. I can stop telling…

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26 Mar 20:05

And Now, A Treasury Of Your Best Weird Grandpa Stories

by Drew Magary on The Concourse, shared by Patrick George to Jalopnik
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classic #StrongGrandpaMoves

Grandpas! They’re old! And cranky! And they eat lots of weird shit! Sometimes they just walk around in their tighty whities and don’t give a fuck! Yes, grandpas are truly the most precious of national resources, especially this one:

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14 Mar 12:27

Aliens Are Still Probably Real And Here's Another UFO Video From The Navy To Prove It

by Justin T. Westbrook on Foxtrot Alpha, shared by Justin T. Westbrook to Jalopnik

Remember when we found out the government spent millions of dollars on a program that discovered mysterious inexplicable metal alloys and concluded that aliens were probably real back in a New York Times report from December? If you need a reminder, here’s another UFO intercept video from the Navy.

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06 Mar 17:19

Panama court evicts Trump management from hotel in bitter spat

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lol, remember this story?

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - A Panamanian court on Monday evicted the Trump management team from the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, in an apparent victory for the hotel's majority owner, who has fought to regain control of the property.
23 Feb 12:59

Netflix will stream the terrible-looking 'ReBoot’ reboot

by David Lumb
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Boycott this please

By the mid-90s, Saturday morning cartoons were a blur of occasionally brilliant animated comedy and a ton of trash made to sell toys. One rose above the rest for sheer novelty: ReBoot was one of the first shows anywhere to be completely computer-gene...
01 Feb 17:14

United Airlines Prevents Woman From Traveling With Emotional Support Peacock 

by Hannah Gold on Jezebel, shared by Erik Shilling to Jalopnik
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Can we get one of these for the office?

It seems United Airlines has a vested interest in stopping you from experiencing sky travel alongside your emotional support peacock, or at least this is the scenario a disgruntled passenger had to endure earlier this week.

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31 Jan 15:54

Biker Protestor 'Throttles' Traffic Around FCC Headquarters

by Jennings Brown on Gizmodo, shared by Justin T. Westbrook to Jalopnik
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First comment nails it: "So in conclusion, the police (government) had to come in to make sure Bliss (ISP’s) isn’t causing unnecessary slowdowns for his benefit and to the detriment of the public.

Huh, funny how that works."

Many pundits and companies have tried to illustrate how the net neutrality repeal will affect internet users, but YouTuber Rob Bliss has made one of the best demonstrations yet. It’s good because it’s simple, it isn’t trying to sell you hamburgers, and it confused police officers.

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27 Jan 21:00

AI-powered face swapping has taken a dystopian turn

by Richard Lawler
As if the issues like revenge porn and AI-powered facial recognition searches weren't creepy enough, a Motherboard report reveals yet another unsettling use of technology: "deepfakes." Within a month of locating a Redditor who used machine learning t...