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Apple Store Worker Opens Mystery Package and Finds Pound of Meth Apple Store Worker Opens Mystery Package and Finds Pound of Meth

One day, while unboxing the latest deliveries of iPhones and headphone dongles, an employee at the Grand Central Apple store in New York City came across a package that was out of the ordinary. Rather than being filled with addictive gadgets that cost a month’s worth of rent, it contained a pound of crystal meth.

The Mona Lisa Does Not Have the 'Mona Lisa Effect,' Scientists Claim The Mona Lisa Does Not Have the 'Mona Lisa Effect,' Scientists Claim

The “Mona Lisa Effect” is a term used to describe the perception that the subject of an artwork’s eyes are following the viewer as they move. Scientists now say the actual Mona Lisa simply doesn’t have it.

Cops Can't Force People to Unlock Their Phones With Biometrics, Court Rules Cops Can't Force People to Unlock Their Phones With Biometrics, Court Rules

A federal judge in California has ruled that law enforcement can’t compel a suspect to unlock their phone with a fingerprint or face recognition. Combined with a previous court ruling that held police cannot force a suspect to tell them their password, we’re getting some clarity on the future of search and seizure in…

Sweet, One Less Reason to Buy an SNES Classic Sweet, One Less Reason to Buy an SNES Classic

Last year, people went nuts trying to find Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic consoles, but it looks like the games those nostalgia-machines offered will soon be available right on your Switch. Data miners claim to have discovered a list of 22 SNES titles and possibly two mystery emulators in the code for Nintendo Switch…

That Dumbass Border Wall GoFundMe Is Now a Dumbass Self-Building Campaign That Dumbass Border Wall GoFundMe Is Now a Dumbass Self-Building Campaign

The GoFundMe campaign raising money to build Donald Trump’s wall on the southern U.S. border never had a chance of succeeding. And now it is undead, an officially failed effort that somehow lives on. On Friday, the crowdfunding site announced that it will issue refunds to donors, citing the campaign’s failure to…

The First Dumb Meme Accident of 2019 Is Here The First Dumb Meme Accident of 2019 Is Here

We made it 11 days into 2019 without a meme-inspired accident, but that’s all over now. Someone has officially failed the “Bird Box Challenge.”

Swatting Incident Reportedly Targeted Facebook Executive in Palo Alto Swatting Incident Reportedly Targeted Facebook Executive in Palo Alto

Police in Palo Alto, California received a phone call on Tuesday night from a man who reportedly claimed to be a Facebook executive who had shot his wife and was holding hostages in his home. A rapid response team arrived at the scene and eventually determined the exec was the victim of a hoax.

Amazon's World Domination Is Reportedly Extending to a Game Streaming Service Amazon's World Domination Is Reportedly Extending to a Game Streaming Service

Amazon has a well-deserved reputation for taking over whatever industry it gets itself into, but its record of success is far from flawless. The online retailer has spent years hesitantly flirting with the gaming business with little to show for it. But as the wide-open field of game streaming picks up steam, it…

'Goat Fund Me' Campaign Wants to Raise Money for Firefighting Goats 'Goat Fund Me' Campaign Wants to Raise Money for Firefighting Goats

California’s devastating wildfires are now simply a way of life for residents—and things will likely only get worse. Since the president’s solution for combating these climate change-fueled disasters is to threaten to cut FEMA funding for the state, local governments are taking matters into their own hands. The plan:…

Some More Extremely Minor Things From CES 2019 That You Just Might Like Some More Extremely Minor Things From CES 2019 That You Just Might Like

As the dust settles on CES and all of the big gadgets have astounded or disappointed, it’s time for another round up of the little devices that weren’t notable enough to warrant their own coverage but still deserve plenty of love.

The Strange Case of Kaspersky Lab Just Got Messier The Strange Case of Kaspersky Lab Just Got Messier

Products by the security software company Kaspersky Lab were banned from use by the United States government last year over security concerns, and its reputation has been badly damaged. In a surprising twist, Kaspersky personnel were reportedly the source of crucial information that led investigators to a former NSA…

Well, Mark Zuckerberg's 2019 Challenge Is Going to Be Awkward

It’s that time of year, again. Time for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to announce his annual personal challenge. In previous years, he did normal things like vowing to learn how to speak Mandarin. Then, life got messy and last year he pledged that he would only work on fixing Facebook. This year, he’s determined to…

Student Confesses to Dumping the Data of Hundreds of German Politicians  Student Confesses to Dumping the Data of Hundreds of German Politicians 

Last week, public figures in Germany experienced the “biggest data dump” in the country’s history. Following a remarkably swift investigation, authorities say they have obtained a confession from the person responsible. Quieting fears that the doxxing attack against hundreds of politicians was state-sponsored, it…

Some Extremely Minor Things From CES 2019 That You Just Might Like Some Extremely Minor Things From CES 2019 That You Just Might Like

Amidst the big tech innovations like rollable TV screens and signs of things to come like laptop notches, there are a bunch of under-the-radar products being shown off at this year’s CES that deserve a little attention. They aren’t for everyone, but they might be just right for you.

What's at Stake in Qualcomm's Blockbuster FTC Antitrust Trial What's at Stake in Qualcomm's Blockbuster FTC Antitrust Trial

On Friday, Qualcomm finally entered in a courtroom to defend itself against antitrust charges that have been in the works for years. For the chipmaker, its fundamental business model is at risk. For the Federal Trade Commission, it’s a chance to finally get an antitrust win that isn’t just a symbolic settlement and…

Science Teacher Who Fed a Live Puppy to a Snapping Turtle at School Found Not Guilty Science Teacher Who Fed a Live Puppy to a Snapping Turtle at School Found Not Guilty

Robert Crosland, a high school science teacher in Preston, Idaho, was found not guilty of animal cruelty by a six-person jury on Friday. Crosland came under fire last summer after he fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of his students.

German Politicians Hit With Unprecedented Leak of Private Information German Politicians Hit With Unprecedented Leak of Private Information

On Thursday, authorities in Germany were made aware of an enormous leak of personal information belonging to artists, media figures, and politicians—including Chancellor Angela Merkel. The hack is being called the “biggest data dump” in German history and appears to contain a treasure trove of information that could…

Hacker Breaks Dublin Tram's Website, Demands Handsome Ransom of One Bitcoin  Hacker Breaks Dublin Tram's Website, Demands Handsome Ransom of One Bitcoin 

Riders of Dublin’s tram system Luas will have to navigate their commute without the aid of the service’s website on Thursday. The site is down following a hack by someone who mostly appears to be worried about calling attention to security holes.

Ajit Pai's Gloating Statement About the Death of Net Neutrality, Translated Ajit Pai's Gloating Statement About the Death of Net Neutrality, Translated

I’ve lost count of how many times net neutrality has “died” in the last year, but the last long-shot effort to override the FCC’s 2017 decision is now officially dead in the water. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai knows that this milestone is huge, and he’s using the opportunity to dance on the internet’s grave.

Brian May's Anthem for the New Horizons Probe Is Really Worth a Listen Brian May's Anthem for the New Horizons Probe Is Really Worth a Listen

They don’t make them like this anymore. Occasional astrophysicist and guitarist for Queen Brian May has gifted us with a song in tribute to NASA’s successful mission to flyby Ultima Thule. It’s pure space-opera rock that deserves a place in the nerd cannon right alongside Queen’s soundtrack for Flash Gordon.

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