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Tuma Basa (Right)Photo: Charley Gallay (Getty Images for Spotify) YouTube, the internet’s default music player, just hired away a key employee from its competition. On Friday, Billboard reported that Tuma Basa, the former global programming head of hip-hop for Spotify, is leaving the Swedish streaming giant for the music industry’s longtime adversary YouTube. The news
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Collared peccaries, seen above, enjoy eating the cassava crops that Brazilian farmers depend on to survive. Photo: University of East Anglia (flickr) A wide assortment of charming-but-destructive animals are making life difficult for Brazilian farmers in the Amazon, according to a team of researchers recently published in the Journal of Wildlife Management. And they’ve got
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GIF We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Hope you have a great weekend! Friday’s Best Deals: Horse Heads, Sous-Vide, String Lights, and More The most popular sous-vide circulator, discounted string lights, and horse head masks lead off… Read more Read Friday’s
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Researchers took part in the Ski Robot Challenge last month and the resulting videos – essentially quick cuts of robots in ski jackets totally whanging off the gates and spinning out in the powder. The Challenge, run by the Korea Institute for Robot Industry Advancement, is sort of a Winter Olympics for wonky androids. The
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I’ve been messing around with LED-embedded guitars since the original GTar. Designed to help beginners learn and players look like all supersonic freakadelic on stage, they have quickly become commonplace if expensive. Now Fret Zealot has something that can turn your guitar into a laser light show in a few minutes. Designed as an $199
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Photo: Getty It turns out, one of Facebook’s biggest News Feed experiments last year only made the service worse. Last October, the Guardian reported that Facebook was testing significant changes to its News Feed. For users in six countries, Facebook moved nearly all non-promoted posts from pages and publishers out of the main News Feed
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Screenshot: Wayback Machine It’s been a wild week for InfoWars’s DC bureau chief Jerome Corsi. On Tuesday, Corsi, a proponent of the QAnon and Obama birther conspiracies, was riding high after being printed in USA Today, the country’s highest-circulating paper. Today, he was kicked off YouTube for life. Terminations usually require three “strikes,” each strike
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Enterovirus D68, seen above under an electron microscope, is suspected of causing a rare polio-like paralysis. Image: Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Yiting Zhang (CDC) Since 2014, doctors have been stymied by a medical mystery: People, mostly children, were coming down with a previously unknown, polio-like illness that causes paralysis. Now, an international team of doctors published
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Screenshot: vero.co Vero was supposed to be the better Instagram. It was supposed to save social media. It was supposed to do loads of things that other blip-on-the-radar social networks like Ello and Peach promised. Turns out Vero doesn’t do very much of anything, and its CEO is genuinely awful. At first blush Vero is
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Democrats in the upper chamber of Congress, is very concerned about what will happen to screwing once the Federal Communications Commission puts its new rules enabling ISPs to violate net neutrality principles into effect in a little under two months. On Tuesday, Schumer’s official Twitter account
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Sonos One users in Canada can now join their peers south of the border in yelling requests at their connected speakers – a free update issued today enables Amazon Alexa on the Sonos One. The One launched with Alexa support in the U.S., but while the speaker has been available to Canadian buyers since late
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