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Flaw let hackers spy on—and even alter—data sent via Bluetooth


Say it with me: Bluetooth is not your friend. 

It turns out that the frustratingly buggy way to pair speakers, printers, and numerous other third-party devices with your smartphone or computer can’t keep a secret. Security researchers this week announced a major vulnerability in the Bluetooth specification that allows hackers to not only listen in on the data being sent between two devices, but clandestinely alter it as well. 

“[An] attacker is able to the listen in on, or change the…

Instagram users can now report ‘false information’


Following criticism from parent company Facebook for hosting misinformation, the social network has decided to allow users to be able to report to fact-checkers.

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‘Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus’ perfectly picks up where the show left off


The best thing about Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus is the way it manages to perfectly capture the spirit of the TV show and transport my brain right back to the early aughts.

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus premiered on Netflix Friday and marked the movie-length return of Invader Zim after 13 years of silence. It’s delightfully funny, gorgeously animated, and hits every beat that Zim fans could ever ask for.

Instead of ignoring that there hasn’t been an episode in well over a decade,…

These floating pixel-perfect rainbows aren’t computer generated


For artistic duo Quintessenz, colour is everything. They work with a special mesh material to create disorientating installations that transform as light and wind flow through them.

Tomislav Topic and Thomas Granseuer met at university in Germany and have since etched out a signature style — using colour as a bridge between the digital and analog. For them, the purpose of their artworks is using colour to trick the eye and make us question what is real in a world dominated by screens. Read…

Twitter reunites woman with man who gifted her a bike when she was a child refugee


Sometimes the internet takes a break from being on fire and churns out something good. This week, a woman was able to thank the man who gave her a bike when she was a five-year-old refugee, with the help of Twitter’s supreme tracking abilities. 

As Saddam Hussein began targeting Kurdish communities in the 1990s, Mevan Babakar and her family fled Iraq and moved to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia, and eventually to a city called Zwolle in the Netherlands. Babakar and her mother later settled down…

10 deals on cameras and accessories to help you shoot photos like a pro


Photographers are only as good as their equipment (and no we don’t mean Instagram filter). Whether you’re a complete newbie, a hobbyist, or a Grade A pro, you’re going to want the right gear at your disposal. 

Among those can’t-live-without-them accessories? Gimbals, Polaroids, lens kits, waterproof cameras, and more. Here’s your chance to snag a ton of cameras and camera accessories on sale:

Polaroid OneStep 2 Camera with Photobox 

The ’90s are back in full swing, so what better way…

Casper mattresses are on sale for up to 20% off on Amazon


TL;DR: You can save up to $215 on a foam mattress from Casper by ordering yours from Amazon.

As anyone who’s ever slept in a dorm bunk bed will tell you, a mattress topper can only go so far when the mattress itself is a piece of junk — because no, most colleges *don’t* change that sucker from year to year. (Spoiler: Cooties aren’t the only germs you’ll have to worry about while living in a crowded residence hall.)

Whether you want to replace your grody dorm mattress for the semester or…

Netflix’s ‘To All the Boys’ sequel will arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day


The wait isn’t over, but its end is in sight. Netflix confirmed Thursday that the sequel to 2018′s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before will premiere on Feb. 12, 2020 – and a third film, completing the trilogy of novels by Jenny Han, is already in production.

#ToAllTheBoys: P.S. I Still Love You premieres February 12!

And a third film —To All The Boys: Always And Forever Lara Jean — is already in production!!!

— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) August 15,…

British Airways travelers will soon receive VR for in-flight entertainment


One of the first airlines to integrate VR, British Airways plans to test this out for select passengers over the next four months.

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Facebook outlines plan to further police inappropriate behavior in private groups


While groups are a major part of Facebook’s future, these rules continue the social network’s claims to fight against fake news and harmful activity on the platform.

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