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Gear Up For Football Season With Amazon's One-Day Tailgating Sale

Football season is almost here, and you can have the best tailgate in the parking lot with this one-day Amazon sale. Save on grills, coolers, chairs, and more from Coleman.

Elon Musk Continues To Add Basic Features To Tesla Cars Based On Twitter Feedback

Automotive pioneer and Tesla CEO Elon Musk invested a lot of time this weekend responding to Tesla owner feedback on Twitter. While the feedback was constructive and will likely quickly result in better cars, the forum highlights issues of customer service for the rapidly growing automaker.

ICE Says It Doesn't Track Down Undocumented Immigrants Using 'Stingray' Devices

Acting head of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan told Sen. Ron Wyden the agency does not use cell-site simulators—a type of surveillance gear often referred to as a Stingray' that can track down a specific mobile device by emulating cell phone towers—to locate undocumented ...

This Silence of the Lambs Action Figure Is Too Realistic

Anyone who's ever wanted the cold, hard eyes of a murderous Anthony Hopkins staring at them is in luck, because this Hannibal action figure is so accurate it's uncanny.

Sunday's Best Deals: Sony Headphones, Amazon Devices, Tailgating Gear, and More

Sony wireless headphones, Coleman tailgating gear, and Amazon device discounts lead off Sunday's best deals from around the web.

What If It's Cloudy During The Eclipse?

Tomorrow, 7.5 million people will crowd a 70-mile-wide, 2800-mile-long strip of land as the moon blocks the sun's light for somewhere around two minutes. The sky will turn dark, several million-degree solar corona will become visible, and the stars will appear in the middle of the day.

Thieves Steal ATM With Forklift in Daring Arkansas Heist

It's a lot harder to take the money and run' when the cash you want is trapped inside an ATM. But some daring thieves in Arkansas recently used a forklift in their effort to do just that.

Head Back To School With a Ton of Amazon Device Discounts, Including the Echo For $100

While not nearly as enticing as their Prime Day discounts, Amazon's back-to-school price drops on their Kindle, Fire, and Echo devices are solid deals if you're in the market.

American Arrested For Using Drone to Smuggle 13 Pounds of Meth From Mexico

President Trump's proposed wall along the US-Mexico border is stupid for many reasons. But one of the most obvious reasons is that it's really easy to get over the wall using modern technology. That's precisely what an American man did recently when he tried to smuggle 13 pounds of meth from Mexico ...

Twin Peaks Actor Takes on the Immortal Question: Is James Hurley Cool?

James Marshall, who plays wannabe bad boy James Hurley on Twin Peaks, finally had a chance to share his opinion on a debate that has consumed the show's fandom for decades. Is Laura Palmer's former beau cool?

Report: Uber's New CEO Will Likely Be General Electric's Jeffrey Immelt

Uber is closing in on a pick to replace its former CEO Travis Kalanick, who departed the ride-hailing giant under a storm of allegations he tolerated a widespread culture of sexual harassment and mistreated drivers.

Civilian Team Finds Wreck of USS Indianapolis, Lost in 1945 With 880 Crew

A team of civilian researchers has discovered the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, a US Navy cruiser which Imperial Japanese forces sunk in July 1945 to the loss of nearly three quarters of its crew.

Netflix's Death Note Creators Don't Really Understand the Whitewashing Criticism

Last night, Netflix's Death Note adaptation premiered in New York City, and the screening gave its creators a chance to respond to the widespread criticism of the film's whitewashing of Japanese characters and context. Their responses aren't exactly encouraging, but at least they're talking?

Alt-Light Goons Humiliated After Boston 'Free Speech' Rally Swarmed With Counter-Protesters

Last week's violent, unhinged white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which culminated in a terror attack which killed Heather Heyer and wounded dozens of others, seems to have left the digital far-right in a sorry state indeed.

Last Chance To Save $33 On Anker's Ridiculously Popular Robotic Vacuum

The RoboVac 11 from Eufy is one of your favorite robotic vacuums, and in my own testing, it's every bit as good—and far quieter—than my Roomba. So if it's been on your radar, our readers can save $33 today with promo code KINJA815.

Microsoft: Bing's US Market Share Is Wildly Underestimated

Microsoft claims Bing, its search engine for people who have just unboxed a new computer and are trying to find out where to download Chrome, is bigger than you think.

Tesla Model S Owner Gets His 97-Year-Old Grandpa's First Impression Of An Electric Car

Having grown up hearing my family talk about what it was like seeing television evolve into what it is today, it must be even more surprising for a 97-year-old to witness the evolution of the car into the future' we now know as the Tesla Model S.

This Star Wars Timeline Brings Back a Legendary Style

There are a lot of things I miss from the old Star Wars Legends timeline. Kyle Katarn. Synthetic lightsaber crystals. Mara Jade. But what I really pine for are the timelines.

Saturday's Best Deals: Lawn Games, Bookshelf Speakers, Anker RoboVac, and More

Klipsch bookshelf speakers, an Amazon lawn game sale, and your last chance to save on the Eufy RoboVac lead off Saturday's best deals.

This $23 Boogie Board Is a Whiteboard For the Digital Age

I didn't know it was possible to improve upon the handheld white board, but Boogie Board might have done it. This $23 gadget includes a stylus to draw on its LCD display, and will keep its image indefinitely without any power until you hit the erase button, and of course, the pen'…

Organizer of Neo-Nazi Rally Tweets That Death of Heather Heyer Was 'Payback Time'

Jason Kessler, the organizer of last weekend's neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville and a former contributor to the Daily Caller, tweeted overnight that the death of Heather Heyer was payback time.' Response in the white nationalist community was mixed, with some distancing themselves from Kessler, ...

Organizer of Neo-Nazi Rally Tweets That Death of Heather Heyer Was 'Payback Time'

Jason Kessler, the organizer of last weekend's neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville and a former contributor to the Daily Caller, tweeted overnight that the death of Heather Heyer was payback time.' Response in the white nationalist community was mixed, with some distancing themselves from Kessler, ...

Peak Design has Updated and Perfected Their Camera Straps

Even knowing Peak Design makes the best camera bags, backpacks, and totes, we're surprised by how much we love their latest camera strap and cuff.

Brave

After a week of silence, Dell CEO Michael Dell has finally addressed the violence in Charlottesville. As CEOs fled Trump's toxic Manufacturing Council and denounced the president's racist responses, Dell pledged to stand by the president. Now, the council has been dissolved and at 6 PM on a Friday, ...

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What's Good, People?

Wow, it's already Friday. Time freakin' flies, man! We've covered a lot of wild stuff in the last few weeks, but one question remains: what's good?

Today's Best Deals: Board Game Blowout, Tri-Ply Cookware, Fandango BOGO, and More

Amazon's one-day board game sale, Cuisinart cookware, and Uniqlo's most popular jacket lead off Friday's best deals from around the web.

Wild Theory Suggests Heavy Metals Came From Parasitic Black Holes

If you were to rank the wildest things in the universe, there are a few obvious contenders: gamma rays, fast radio bursts, and quasars, for example. But no list would be complete without black holes and the black hole's less-dense cousins, the neutron star. These hyper-compressed things can do some ...

Energy Drinks Won't Make You a Coke Addict: Cocaine Will Make You A Coke Addict

Science doesn't give answers. Instead, it's a tool that humans have created to make meaningful conclusions from data. So, if someone tells you that science says energy drinks will turn you into a cocaine user, well, science won't ever do that.

This Awesome Poster Is Basically a Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket For Your Favorite Films

Show off you love of film in a more unique way than just a regular movie poster. This 100 Essential Films poster from Pop Chart Lab isn't just a kickass looking infographic; you can scratch away the boxes to reveal the hidden film lurking beneath the metallic surface. Use the best promo code ever ...

Encryption Technology Could Protect the Privacy of Your DNA 

Your DNA is some of the most intimate information out there—encoded in it is information about your health, your personality, your family history. It's not hard to imagine how such sensitive details could be damaging should they fall into the wrong hands. And yet, the privacy practices of the ...

Trump Elevates the Cyber

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the Pentagon's cyber warfare unit will be elevated, forming the US military's tenth unified command. In a statement, he vowed to strengthen our cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve our Nation's defense.'

Steve Bannon, National Embarrassment, Is Out

Steve Bannon, the chief strategist to Donald Trump, former executive of Breitbart, and idolizer of such figures as Darth Vader and Satan, is expected to be removed from his position at the White House, according to the Drudge Report and New York Times.

Trump Elevates the Cyber

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the Pentagon's cyberware unit will be elevated, forming the US military's tenth unified command. In a statement, he vowed to strengthen our cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve our Nation's defense.'

Let These Award-Winning Ecology Images Soothe Your Tortured Soul

Nature can be brutal as hell. The Circle of Life translates to a horrible place full of awful smells, corpses, murder, and plenty of unreasonably upsetting shit. Looking at pictures of nature, however, is a completely different story. It's soothing. It's nice. There's not as much blood, generally.

A Device That Turns Almost Any Camera Into A Webcam

Game capture hardware maker Elgato made streaming a little bit fancier this week with the release of Cam Link, a $129 USB device that allows users to use any camera with an HDMI output as a webcam. Plus it also does game capture. It's pretty nifty.

These Leather-Wrapped Lightning Cables Make Me Feel Strange, But They're a Great Deal

We've seen Lightning cables wrapped in nylon, and even in metal, but this is the first one I've seen that's covered in leather, complete with stitching. I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about it, but I do know that $5 is a great price for two cables, no matter the material.

Steve Bannon, National Embarrassment, Is Out

Steve Bannon, the chief strategist to Donald Trump, former executive of Breitbart, and idolizer of such figures as Darth Vader and Satan, is expected to be removed from his position at the White House, according to the Drudge Report and New York Times.

Marvel Superheroes Who Basically Only Protect New York City, Ranked

The New York City of the Marvel universe is teeming with heroes, being home to everyone from Steve Rogers to Peter Parker. With four of those famous New Yorkers teaming up on the small screen today in The Defenders, we decided to rank the finest inhabits of the comic book Big Apple.

For the Second Time, Researchers Have Used an Artificial Womb to Incubate a Lamb

It may look like a glorified Ziplock bag, but the artificial womb could one day save the lives of the thousands of babies born every year prematurely.

Food Scientists Have Invented All-in-One Sugar Cream Pods For Your Coffee

Grabbing a quick coffee from a fast food joint means it's up to you to add as much coffee and cream as you need. But future generations may never need to deal with those tiny, easy-to-spill milk cups as scientists from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany have invented ...

A Bluetooth 'Gaming Fidget Spinner' Was Always the Only Way This Ends

It was preordained by the fad gods. After cheating death for months, it seems the fidget spinner will finally be sacrificed at the altar of The Phone, its natural foe.

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A Hidden Trick in the iOS 11 Beta Lets You Disable Touch ID to Keep Cops Out

In a world where the authorities may be just as likely to try to hack into your phone as a random crook, it's nice to see that Apple has added a hidden trick that could help keep cops out.

Scientists Think They've Solved an Important Mystery About Brown Dwarfs

Are they stars? Are they lost planets? Brown dwarfs, the galaxy's dark, wandering orbs, are some of space's most perplexing features. They're larger than Jupiter but smaller than stars, glow on their own and, well, they're just really strange. A new analysis seems to explain at least a few of their ...

Thrift Store Shoppers Buy $20,000 Worth of Vintage NASA Flight Suits for $1.20

The potential of striking gold at a thrift store can be very much dependent on where that store is located. Given NASA's Kennedy Space Center is just an hour away, a pair of college students in Orlando were lucky enough to find six vintage flight suits buried in a box at a Salvation Army store that ...

Tri-Ply On a Budget: Get Five Awesome Pans For Just $140, Today Only

If you're envious of All-Clad pans, but don't want to take out a second mortgage or sell a kidney to afford them, this Cuisinart MultiClad Pro set is a terrific alternative for a fraction of the price.

Google Found a Way To Automatically and Perfectly Erase Watermarks on Stock Photos

If you're a professional photographer who assumed that slapping an obtrusive watermark across your work would protect it from being misused online, Google's got some bad news for you. A team of researchers from the company has found a way to automatically and perfectly erase the watermarks used by ...

Lost for Over a Century, This Is Now the Oldest Known Original Photo of a US President

Lost for nearly a century and a half, a grainy black and white portrait of John Quincy Adams has reemerged—and it's now considered the oldest surviving original photograph of a US president in existence.

Closest Approach Ever By a Large Asteroid Won't End Life on Earth, But Probably Should

Oh Florence, we really needed you this month. There's a petulant species of brainy monkeys that just can't seem to get along that probably deserves to be completely wiped out in a fiery collision. But there you go, flying right on by.