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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is weirdly into the gig economy

The third season of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s quirky all-ages comedy about a young woman (Ellie Kemper) who spent the bulk of her life in an underground doomsday cult led by a menacing reverend (Jon Hamm) hits most of the same beats as the first two. It’s still a fish-out-of-water story, with an incredible supporting cast, great one-liners, and ...

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Trolls are creating fake Manchester victims to fool mourners

Several images circulating on Twitter that purport to show people missing after the attack in Manchester last night have turned out to be a hoax, The Washington Post reports . Following an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday, images of missing teenagers who had attended the show began to appear on social media. Many of the ...

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Pinterest launches that ‘Shazam for food’ feature from HBO’s Silicon Valley

In a peculiar case of life imitating art imitating life, Pinterest has announced a new recipe-finding feature that makes use of computer vision to tell you about a dish when you point your smartphone camera at it. The company is billing the feature as a way to perform real-time “dish recognition,” which allows Pinterest to then recommend users new recipes ...

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DJI will now handicap your drone until you register it with the company

Chinese company DJI made a pretty significant change to the process of buying and activating its drones over the weekend . Going forward, DJI drones will be severely limited in functionality until buyers register them with the company. Failure to register with DJI means the drone will have a height limit of 98 feet (30 meters), a radius of 164 ...

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8bitdo’s excellent retro controllers now work with Nintendo Switch

8bitdo — the company behind a range of excellent retro-style game controllers — is now offering support for Nintendo Switch. Today the company is releasing a firmware update that makes all of its controllers compatible with Nintendo’s newest console. Given that 8bitdo makes some of the best aftermarket wireless NES and SNES controller replicas around, this is great news for ...

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Duet Pro takes another stab at turning your iPad into a Wacom tablet

Today Duet is announcing Duet Pro 2.0, its latest iteration on the fantastically useful Duet Display iPad utility that turns Apple’s tablet into a responsive secondary display for macOS or Windows computers. 2.0 builds upon the initial Pro release we tested in October, that turns an iPad Pro into a makeshift Wacom tablet for iPad Pro + Pencil owners. Duet ...

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Our brains predict events in fast-forward

0SHARESShare What happens when you look up and see a ball headed toward you? Without even thinking about it, you flinch. That might be because our brains are constantly living our lives in fast-forward, playing out the action in our head before it happens. Humans have to navigate, and respond to, an environment that is always changing. Our brain compensates ...

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Overwatch’s anniversary event offers some amazing new skins

0SHARESShare As announced last week, Overwatch is celebrating its one year anniversary with a new seasonal event, which launches today. Overwatch Anniversary will run from May 23rd to June 12th, and will feature three new maps for the Arena mode, along with over 100 new items to collect (including some new dance emotes). But, as always, you’re not really here ...

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Apple just revealed a declassified government order, but thousands more are still secret

0SHARESShare Late last night, Apple released its latest transparency report , covering government requests for the second half of 2016. There were a number of new sections in the report — including more data on emergency requests, account deletions, and non-criminal data demands — but what stood out most was the section on National Security Letters, a controversial legal method ...

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Kill three birds with one stone with this Bluetooth speaker power bank table

0SHARESShare Tables are probably some of the oldest gadgets around, if you think about it. People have probably been taking things and using them as a high place to put other, smaller things since the existence of people (and things). I’ve certainly been an avid table user all my life, but it never occurred to me that what all those ...

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