Some monster scraped Trump’s name into this poor manatee’s back

Some monster scraped Trump’s name into this poor manatee’s back

Last week was a cacophony of horrible Trump-related news, but this is the one that hit home hardest for me: a manatee with his name scraped into its back was found in the headwaters of Florida’s Homosassa river (via Citrus County Chronicle).

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Sony promises streaming quality nearly as good as 4K Blu-ray on Bravia Core movie service

Sony promises streaming quality nearly as good as 4K Blu-ray on Bravia Core movie service

Sony’s new line of Bravia XR television sets will allow customers to watch and stream movies at some of the highest quality available in the consumer market through its new Bravia Core platform, according to the company.

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Sony shows off its Airpeak filmmaking drone for the first time

Sony shows off its Airpeak filmmaking drone for the first time

Just two months after announcing the Airpeak in a vague press release and equally mysterious video, Sony has shown off its new drone in a virtual CES 2021 presentation. The Airpeak supports Sony’s Alpha series of mirrorless cameras and uses AI to keep images steady as it flies through the sky.

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Facebook bans all mentions of ‘stop the steal’ ahead of inauguration

Facebook bans all mentions of ‘stop the steal’ ahead of inauguration

Facebook says it’s barring all mentions of the phrase “stop the steal” in the wake of last week’s riot in Washington D.C. that resulted in five deaths.

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Intel’s Rocket Lake S CPUs are up to 19 percent faster than last year

Intel’s Rocket Lake S CPUs are up to 19 percent faster than last year

We’ve known since October that Intel’s upcoming Rocket Lake S desktop CPUs will only support up to 8-core chips, down from last year’s 10-core i9-10900K. The real question is if that step back will be worth it.

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Western Digital doubles the storage in its portable SSDs to 4TB

Western Digital doubles the storage in its portable SSDs to 4TB

Western Digital is doubling the maximum storage size of several of its portable SSDs to 4TB. Previously, Western Digital’s SSD lineup maxed out at 2TB.

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TCL teases a 17-inch tablet that unfurls like a scroll

TCL teases a 17-inch tablet that unfurls like a scroll

TCL hinted that rollable devices were coming, but it’s now clear one of them might be particularly ambitious. The company has unveiled a concept tablet built around a 17-inch rollable, printed OLED display — you even pull it open like you’re unfurling a scroll.

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The Attack on the Capitol Was Even Worse Than It Looked

The Attack on the Capitol Was Even Worse Than It Looked

As new and more graphic videos of the mayhem emerged on social media and TV, the enormity of what happened only deepened. The live video of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was largely images from a distance: a sea of attackers seeping up the steps and through the entryways.

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Martian Satellite Photos Show Dynamic Planet

Martian Satellite Photos Show Dynamic Planet

Mars, once thought to be a static, dusty landscape, is ever changing. It wasn’t until NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) showed up that we observed shifting dunes, seasons coming and going, and dust devils swirling across the planet.

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Why Chamberlain built a $3,000 automatic garage door for your dog

Why Chamberlain built a $3,000 automatic garage door for your dog

My garage door opener is one of the most boring pieces of tech in my house, made by a company that’s 67 years old. The one I bought last year looks almost identical to the ones it released a decade ago.

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