Apple Wants You to Keep This Long List of Products Away From Your Medical Devices

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images)Apple has expanded its guidance on the potential magnetic interference of its gadgets with medical devices. In recent days, it released a long and detailed list of products that it says should be kept a “safe distance away” from medical devices.In a support article, Apple acknowledged that under certain conditions, magnets…

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Tesla Recalls Nearly 300,000 Cars in China Over Cruise Control Safety Issues

Photo: Nicolas Asfouri (Getty Images)Tesla has already chalked up plenty of bad press in China this year, with officials scrutinizing its handling of customer data and protests claiming that Chinese customer complaints are going ignored. The electric car manufacturer added another controversy to the list this weekend: China’s market regulator says Tesla is recalling nearly…

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Google’s Search Engine Will Now Warn You When It Doesn’t Have a Reliable Answer

Photo: Alastair Pike (Getty Images)Google said Friday it will notify people when they look up breaking news or other “rapidly evolving” issues that their search results may be unreliable. It’s one of several fact-checking measures the tech giant has incorporated in recent years to curb the spread of misinformation and provide important context to topics…

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‘Rasputin’ Played by Electric Toothbrushes, a PS2 Controller, and Other Gadgets Is My New Jam

Gif: Device Orchestra (YouTube) / GizmodoIf, unlike me, you don’t spend an embarrassing number of hours scrolling through TikTok each week, you may be wondering why the campy disco hit “Rasputin” is climbing the charts more than four decades after its original release. Boney M.’s ‘70s ode to “Russia’s greatest love machine” is having one…

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Rally, Mozilla’s New ‘Privacy-First’ Platform, Shares Your Data With Researchers Rather Than Advertisers

Image: MozillaIt’s no secret that companies are quietly siphoning your data whenever you go online. Mozilla believes that people should have more control over their data. That’s why it’s launching Rally, a “privacy-first” data sharing platform designed to provide users with more agency over how their data is collected, used, and shared, the company announced…

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Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey Reacts to Shooting That Controversial Torture Scene

Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) does something shitty.Screenshot: HBOAs we’ve learned, the torture on Game of Thrones wasn’t all fake. Actress Hannah Waddingham, who played Septa Unella, recently shared a horrible experience on the HBO show while shooting her final scene with Cersei Lannister. She said, “I’ve basically just been waterboarded for 10 hours.” Now, Lena…

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Supreme Court Rules Cheerleader’s ‘F*ck School’ Snapchat Post Was Protected Speech

Photo: Lynne Sladky (AP)The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a Pennsylvania high school violated the First Amendment rights of a former cheerleader by punishing her for saying “fuck school” on Snapchat. The decision potentially restricts schools’ ability to regulate students’ off-campus speech.In an 8-1 decision upholding a lower court’s ruling, the Supreme Court…

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Aliens From 1,715 Stars Could’ve Seen Earth Over the Past 5,000 Years, Study Suggests

A rendering of Earth and the Sun, viewed from thousands of miles above our planet.Image: OpenSpace/American Museum of Natural HistoryAstronomers on Earth have spotted thousands of exoplanets since the 1990s, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that aliens, should they exist, would be capable of the same feat. Working under this assumption, astronomers have identified…

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What We Do in the Shadows Spin-Off Wellington Paranormal Is Already Our Favorite Comedy of the Summer

Minogue, Sergeant Maaka, and O’Leary in the Wellington Paranormal office.Image: Stan Alley/The CWIf The X-Files tossed aside all the government-conspiracy stuff and just concentrated on wacky monsters—and injected everything with the driest, most deadpan humor imaginable, and a bit more bumbling—that’s kind of exactly what Wellington Paranormal looks like. The New Zealand series, a spin-off…

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California Launches Website to Help Residents Get Digital Vaccine Record, Insists It’s Not a Passport

Stickers for the clergy to wear after they receive the vaccine sit on a table at Hartford HealthCare St. Vincents Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut on February 26, 2021. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP (Getty Images)A new website in California will give the public a way to access their digital covid-19 vaccine record and share their proof…

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Issues With Face Recognition Software Used to Verify Unemployment Recipients Is Costing People Benefits

The facial recognition program used by 22 U.S. states to reduce unemployment fraud has been failing to correctly identify recipients, causing dozens of people to be denied benefits or have their applications put on hold, Motherboard reports. Unemployment recipients have been sharing complaints online for months about the identity verification software ID.me, but the outrage…

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So That’s What Loki’s Powers Are

Loki holding one of the TVA’s instances of the Tesseract.Screenshot: Disney+/MarvelIn each of Marvel’s films that Loki’s appeared in, the Asgardian trickster god’s gotten into all sorts of chaotic mischief using his intellect and an array of ill-defined mystical powers that allow him to conjure illusions. Though Loki’s copies have typically been convincing enough to…

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