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Facebook validates armchair experts with a shiny badge
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Facebook validates armchair experts with a shiny badge

We’ve all been ‘that person’ online at some point. You know, the one who chimes in with an essay-long comment on something we’re passionate about works — or correcting someone’s egregious mistakes (or maybe that’s just me). The problem is, no matter how knowledgeable you might think you are, there’s little to differentiate your opinion...

Cuba’s Government Has Blocked Access to Facebook and Telegram Amid Protests
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Cuba’s Government Has Blocked Access to Facebook and Telegram Amid Protests

Photo: Joe Raedle / Staff (Getty Images) Cuba’s government has restricted access to social media in the country amid raging protests over economic turmoil stemming from the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Advertisement Beginning on Monday, NetBlocks, an organization that tracks and reports internet access, confirmed that messaging and social media apps including Facebook, Instagram,...

The Fiido X is a premium upgrade to one of my favorite folding ebikes
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The Fiido X is a premium upgrade to one of my favorite folding ebikes

The Fiido D11 is one of my favorite folding ebikes I’ve tested, offering sensible range and performance with a unique, attractive design. But at its entry-level $999 price point, what the bike was missing was some polish: the welds looked a little sloppy, the cables were a bit messy, and the pedaling offered basic cadence-based...

WandaVision’s Director Has Been Tapped to Helm a New Star Trek Movie
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WandaVision’s Director Has Been Tapped to Helm a New Star Trek Movie

Matt Shakman at the Disney+ Showcase at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, California.Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney (Getty Images) From Westview to boldly going, director Matt Shakman—who’s had a hell of a great day already; did you see how many Emmy nominations WandaVision, which he directed all nine episodes of, racked up?—has just been...

Cryptozoo’s First Trailer Reveals a Gorgeous and Dangerous Animated World
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Cryptozoo’s First Trailer Reveals a Gorgeous and Dangerous Animated World

A fanciful and danger-laden scene from Cryptozoo.Image: Magnolia Pictures Writer-director Dash Shaw’s Cryptozoo—featuring animation direction by Jane Samborski—explores the limits of personal responsibility and the importance of stepping back to consider the big picture from time to time, especially one’s own ever-shifting place within it. io9 got to view the film early at Sundance, but...

Warner Bros. and Dune Will ‘Overbook’ IMAX Theaters… to Watch a Trailer
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Warner Bros. and Dune Will ‘Overbook’ IMAX Theaters… to Watch a Trailer

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune.Photo: Warner Bros. IMAX and Gofobo have announced a special fan screening, promising a first-come, first-served “full house” event. It’s for the world premiere of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune—not the movie, mind you, but its newest trailer. Guess the pandemic’s over now? Advertisement The official Dune website is advertising...