6 tech gifts for the filthy rich

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Oh, hello! I didn’t see you there, amongst my many possessions.

You’re looking for some guidance, you say, for this year’s holiday season? Just a little, trinket? I see…

Well, for the well-to-do lady or gentleman, nothing expresses love like a thoughtful gift. Cashmere, say. Or perhaps a little villa in the Riviera? A new cabana boy? That chalet in the Alps? 

But, I have an alternative… suggestion… if you will. Now listen,…

Elon Musk celebrates The Boring Company’s L.A. tunnel completion with a video

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There’s light at both ends of The Boring Company’s first tunnel.

Elon Musk celebrated his tunneling company’s success on Friday night as a key phase in one of two ongoing Los Angeles projects came to an end. Just before 8:00 p.m. PT, Musk shared a video of a mammoth boring machine breaking through an opening to mark the end of the company’s Hawthorne tunnel.

Work on The Boring Company’s first “Hawthorne test…

Here’s how to better support people who are suicidal

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I remember whispers, silence, and shame. When I was growing up in the 1960s and 70s, an older cousin violently ended his life. It was never openly discussed, leaving questions and grief surrounding his death to reverberate for years.

Decades later, suicide continues to create quiet circles of despair, a circle that grows ever wider in this country: The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers show a 25.4 percent jump in the national suicide rate from 1999 to 2016, when…

Hear the Star Wars music John Williams composed for Disney’s theme park

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What is Star Wars without the iconic theme music from John Williams?

The legendary composer who’s been so essential to the life of space fantasy series has added his name to yet another big project: Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park attraction. A newly released video delivers a snippet of the main theme Williams composed for the park.

As you can see, the video also contains looks at various corners of…

Target released their 52-page Black Friday ad: Instant Pots, Dysons, PlayStation 4, and more on sale

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If you’ve been at the internet at all today, you’ve probably seen the words “Black Friday” more times than you would have predicted for it being the day after Halloween.

Nov. 1 kicks off deals season now according to Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and numerous other retailers duking it out with super early gift deals. But Target had even bigger plans: They’re among the first of the big guys to drop their official 2018 Black Friday ad. To really put the nail in the coffin, they also put Instant…

‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ makes a major Harry Potter canon blunder

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Critics everywhere have slammed the latest Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, as there’s an absurd amount of confounding plot crammed into the 134-minute film. 

Yet, the film carries a problematic canonical oversight, too: Minerva McGonagall briefly appears as a young-adult wizarding instructor at Hogwarts in 1927. The trouble is, according to Harry Potter lore, she wouldn’t have even been born at that point.

Fantastic Beasts 2 takes place in 1927 and…

Bill Maher incurs the internet’s wrath after belittling Stan Lee and comic books

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Commentator Bill Maher disparaged Stan Lee, the seminal creator of iconic comic book superheroes like Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The Fantastic Four, in an unsolicited 293-word Saturday morning blog titled “Adulting.”

Twitter was quick to rebut Maher’s cultural musings after he mocked the late Lee’s widely-appreciated work, belittled millions of people who value comics, and broadly labeled comics as “stupid stuff.”

“I’m not saying we’ve necessarily gotten stupider,” Maher wrote, before…

Netflix tweeted an answer to the question on every ‘Dogs’ fan’s mind

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Dogs is the smartest six-hour Netflix binge anyone can commit to. It’s also, notably, a safe watch for all dog-lovers.

If you, like anyone who has ever owned and/or loved a dog, saw the Dogs announcement and immediately wondered if any of the documentary’s sweet good boys and girls die, Netflix has an answer for you. No. No one dies.

Netflix confirmed the happy detail on Twitter.

Our six-part dog-umentary is now streaming — and since so many of you asked, I felt it was important to tell…

Gritty was the face of Philadelphia’s protest against the alt-right

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Gritty continues to be the chaotic voice of resistance. 

The colorful Philadelphia Flyers mascot, also our collective son whom we love and cherish, was the face of an anti-Proud Boy protest on Saturday. 

About two dozen members of the misogynistic alt-right Proud Boys showed up for a “We the People” rally, according to the Daily Beast. They were met with hundreds of protestors who wielded Gritty signs like a…

Texas schools make slavery a ‘central’ fact of the Civil War and no one can believe it

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Kids in Texas will finally learn that slavery was the primary reason for all the fighting during the Civil War, and people can’t believe it took the state this long to decide that. 

The state Board of Education confirmed that starting in 2019, public school curricula will include the fact that slavery played a “central role” in the war. During the vote Friday, the board also added Hellen Keller and Hillary Clinton back to the lesson plans. The two women were controversially removed in…