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Myanmar's New Government Blocks Facebook After Military Coup

Myanmar’s New Government Blocks Facebook After Military Coup

Military vehicles take position on a blockaded road near Myanmar’s Parliament in Naypyidaw on February 4, 2021. Photo: STR/AFP (Getty Images) Myanmar’s new government has ordered internet providers in the country to block Facebook in an attempt to quell dissent following a successful military coup earlier this week, according to internet-monitoring service NetBlocks and internet …

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Scientists Are Looking Beyond Antibiotics to Stop the Drug-Resistant Bacteria Crisis

Scientists Are Looking Beyond Antibiotics to Stop the Drug-Resistant Bacteria Crisis

Surgeons in France operate on a patient to inject him with phages as a treatment against multi-drug-resistant bacteria.Photo: ROMAIN LAFABREGUE/AFP (Getty Images) As the world continues to work toward defeating a pandemic caused by a virus, another type of pathogen is increasingly becoming a major threat. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been a growing problem for years …

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You'll Need a Microscope to Play This Inch-Tall Game Boy Clone

You’ll Need a Microscope to Play This Inch-Tall Game Boy Clone

When the original Game Boy arrived, so did hundreds of accessories designed to improve its gameplay experience, including oversized lenses to help magnify its small screen. For the Arduboy Nano, however, you’ll have a better chance at getting the next high score if you stick it under a microscope. Way back in 2014, Kevin Bates …

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Listen to Lego's White Noise Playlist to Soothe Your Soul After Stepping on a Plastic Brick

Listen to Lego’s White Noise Playlist to Soothe Your Soul After Stepping on a Plastic Brick

Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards. To some, the sound of plastic Lego bricks rustling as someone combs through a bin in search of the piece they need is like nails on a chalkboard. To others, it’s as satisfying …

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The Best Way to Set Up Your Mac Mini

The Best Way to Set Up Your Mac Mini

Photo: John Biggs/Gizmodo It was time to die. My 2014 iMac, outfitted with a 3TB drive and maxed out RAM, was a dream machine. For years, I fired it up and got to work, transcoding video, recording podcasts, and writing books. It was almost too much machine. It had a massive, beautiful screen—one of the …

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Go Big or Go Home With a 75" TCL 4K TV for $590

Go Big or Go Home With a 75″ TCL 4K TV for $590

Best Tech DealsBest Tech DealsThe best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. 75″ TCL 4K TV | $590 | Best Buy There are plenty of good reasons to get a new TV this winter. For one, Super Bowl LV is right around the corner and that’s always a good excuse to upgrade. Then …

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WhatsApp Is Now Using Its Version of Stories to Convince Users It’s Committed to Their Privacy

WhatsApp Is Now Using Its Version of Stories to Convince Users It’s Committed to Their Privacy

Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP (Getty Images) As many of you probably already know, WhatsApp’s announcement on the changes to its privacy policy confused and angered a lot of people, who were given the impression that the messaging app would begin sharing their personal data with its parent company, Facebook. Since then, WhatsApp has been running up …

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This Is Not a Sci-Fi Movie: This Guy Makes 3D-Printed Hyper-Realistic Masks Using Real Faces

This Is Not a Sci-Fi Movie: This Guy Makes 3D-Printed Hyper-Realistic Masks Using Real Faces

Photo: Yuichi Yamazaki (Getty Images) You may be asking, what on Earth was Okawara thinking when he decided to sell these lifelike masks? In the interview, he said that he enjoyed creating and shifting the image of what people think a “mask shop” is like. Nonetheless, even though it is a creepily cool concept, Okawara, …

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Samsung's Galaxy S21 Is the High-End Android Phone to Buy

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Is the High-End Android Phone to Buy

By launching its newest flagship earlier in the year than ever before, Samsung is making a statement with the Galaxy S21. I mean, just look at the rest of the premium Android phone market: LG is currently mulling the possibility of selling off its mobile division, OnePlus is joining forces with Oppo to help level …

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Royal Family Documentary Banned by the Queen Resurfaces on YouTube

Royal Family Documentary Banned by the Queen Resurfaces on YouTube

Screenshot from the long-banned 1969 BBC documentary ‘Royal Family’ which has resurfaced on YouTubeScreenshot: BBC/YouTube In June of 1969, the BBC aired a documentary titled “Royal Family” that didn’t go over well with Buckingham Palace. In fact, Queen Elizabeth II banned the film and it hasn’t been seen since 1972. That is, until it was …

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