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The 2019 Hurricane Season Shouldn’t Be That Bad (Hopefully, Maybe)

Y’all better buckle up because hurricane season is coming, and federal scientists have predicted it will be *checks notes*... uh, pretty damn normal. Read...

The Very Best Xbox Controller Now Has Swappable Paddles, Thumbsticks, and Even Faceplates

Microsoft or Sony don’t make the best controllers for your Xbox or PlayStation. Instead, they’re made by Scuf, a company that produces high-end customizable...

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Charged With Espionage by U.S.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested in London last month after seven years in an Ecuadorian embassy, is now reportedly facing new charges...

The 10 Best Deals of May 23, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...

Astronomers Spy Three Comets Circling a Nearby Star

NASA’s exoplanet-hunting TESS spacecraft has spotted three comets orbiting a star 64 light-years away, according to a new paper.Read more...

Facebook Pilots Anti-Hate Speech Moderation Team Because, Y’know, All the Nazis and Stuff

Four million. That’s the number of pieces of content on Facebook that the platform claims it took action against for containing hate speech from...

Snapchat Employees Allegedly Misused Internal Tools to Snoop on Users: Report

Existing online today means giving over a wealth of data. The hope is that the companies safeguarding it are doing so securely, but thousands...

Why That Anti-Loot Box Bill Is Actually Kinda Shitty

A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday aims to ban pay-to-win microtransactions and loot boxes in video games that are “minor-oriented.”...

Senate Passes Bill That Would Slap Robocallers With Fine of Up to $10,000 Per...

In a nearly unanimous vote, the Senate approved a bill that would hinder robocalls and ramp up penalties for scammers who make illegal robocalls....

Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike Alongside Fast Food Workers in LA, Demand $30 Minimum...

Around 100 rideshare drivers protested their working conditions this afternoon in Los Angeles, engaging in a “take over” of an Uber Hub, before joining...

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