Netflix cancels ‘Fuller House’ after five seasons

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Netflix cancels ‘Fuller House’ after five seasons Netflix Nostalgia is a hell of a drug and the world’s leading cause of midlife crises. It makes otherwise rational entities do things like blow their retirement savings on sports cars, undergo unnecessary cosmetic surgery…

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Several states are investigating Facebook for mishandling user data

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Several states are investigating Facebook for mishandling user data ASSOCIATED PRESS Already the subject of a number of federal probes, Facebook is also the target of investigations being conducted at the state level, according to Bloomberg. The Attorneys General for Connecticut, Illinois,…

Detainee wins major literary prize for book written through WhatsApp

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Detainee wins major literary prize for book written through WhatsApp Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Messaging apps aren’t just useful for everyday communication — in at least one case, they’ve enabled an influential book. Kurdish-Iranian author Behrouz Boochani has won Australia’s…

First person sentenced for SIM hijacking faces 10 years in prison

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First person sentenced for SIM hijacking faces 10 years in prison AndreyPopov via Getty Images SIM card hijackers are starting to face the consequences of their actions. California college student Joel Ortiz has agreed to a plea deal that will have him…

Snopes ends fact-checking partnership with Facebook

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Snopes ends fact-checking partnership with Facebook NurPhoto via Getty Images Snopes is no longer helping Facebook debunk fake stories. the fact-checking company announced Friday that it isn’t renewing its agreement with the social networking giant. Snopes said that it is still open…

Cryptocurrency: Yay or Nay?

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Cryptocurrency: Yay or Nay? Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, have had a roller-coaster past year or so. It seemed that they could do no wrong in 2017, with Bitcoin leading the way with a $20,000 USD valuation per token at one point in…

Foxconn pledges to still build Wisconsin factory after Trump talks

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Foxconn pledges to still build Wisconsin factory after Trump talks Bloomberg via Getty Images Following talks with President Trump, Foxconn says it is indeed building a factory at its Wisconsin campus. Earlier this week, the company caused a furor when it said…

Uber will give free rides in the city that loses the Super Bowl

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Uber will give free rides in the city that loses the Super Bowl SIPA USA/PA Images There’s good news and bad news for people who will spend Sunday watching their favorite teams play in the Super Bowl. The good news is you…

House committee sets first climate change hearing in eight years

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House committee sets first climate change hearing in eight years The National Resources Committee has set a date for the first House of Representatives hearing on climate change in eight years after Democrats regained control of the legislature. It takes place Wednesday…

Twitter banned 2,600 Iran-linked accounts for election meddling

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Twitter banned 2,600 Iran-linked accounts for election meddling SOPA Images via Getty Images Since September, Twitter has suspended 2,617 accounts linked to Iran, it said in a report on its US midterm election efforts. Some of the accounts claimed they were American…

Huge cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay

Huge cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay

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Huge cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay A gigantic cavity — two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is one of several disturbing discoveries reported…

Magnetic teeth hold promise for materials and energy

Magnetic teeth hold promise for materials and energy

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Magnetic teeth hold promise for materials and energy A mollusk with teeth that can grind down rock may hold the key to making next generation abrasion-resistant materials and nanoscale materials for energy. The mollusk, called a gumboot chiton, scrapes algae off ocean…

Kia’s 2019 Niro EV is an electric crossover for the people

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Kia’s 2019 Niro EV is an electric crossover for the people It was bound to happen to EVs eventually. No matter how mind-blowingly, world-changingly incredible an idea starts out, it will invariably reach the realm of the mundane before too long. Just…

Palm oil not the only driver of forest loss in Indonesia: Wildfire and mining join plantations as threat to forests; conservation policies and practices should reflect this

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Palm oil not the only driver of forest loss in Indonesia: Wildfire and mining join plantations as threat to forests; conservation policies and practices should reflect this Large-scale agriculture, primarily for growing oil palms, remains a major cause of deforestation in Indonesia,…

Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall

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Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall Feifei Cui-Paoluzzo via Getty Images Alphabet’s Verily isn’t done finding new places for its health-oriented wearable tech. CNBC sources claim the firm has developed prototype smart shoes that measure movement and weight,…