At $200, This Fire TV-Powered Insignia Set is a Steal

Look, it ain’t fancy, but this 43" 4K Insignia TV is worth every penny at $200. It has Fire TV smarts and Alexa voice-control built-in. And it’ll likely perform as well as any budget TV, so its perfect for a guest or child’s bedroom. This current price is about $50 less than usual, so it’s as good a time as any.

The Green New Deal Includes a Powerful Pledge to Indigenous People

The Green New Deal is no perfect solution to climate change. It’s already facing backlash from Republicans and centrists, but it’s all we’ve got right now to realistically address the existential crisis at a national level. And despite its imperfections—it lacks explicit language around ending fossil fuels, for…

Stop Giving Your ISP Extra Equipment Rental Fees - Buy This $45 Modem Instead

If you’re still paying your cable company a monthly modem rental fee, stop what you’re doing and buy your own for just $45, or $15 less than usual. This model supports maximum download speeds of 680mbps, which should cover just about every cable internet plan out there. Just be sure to clip the $10 coupon to save.

The Mystery of That Taylor Swift Face Recognition Kiosk Has Been Solved

In December of last year, Rolling Stone reported that at a Taylor Swift concert at the 2018 Rose Bowl, there was a mysterious kiosk playing clips of the singer that doubled as a facial recognition system to flag any of Swift’s stalkers. A number of reports covered the alleged kiosk—including Gizmodo—but little was…

This Year's Flu Vaccine Is Actually Pretty Effective—and It's Not Too Late to Get It

This winter’s U.S. flu season hasn’t been and won’t be anywhere near as devastating as the historic season that killed 80,000 Americans last year. That might make latecomers eager to brush aside the idea of getting a flu vaccine. But a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should hopefully…

Elon Musk-backed AI Company Claims It Made a Text Generator That's Too Dangerous to Release

Researchers at the non-profit AI research group OpenAI just wanted to train their new text generation software to predict the next word in a sentence. It blew away all of their expectations and was so good at mimicking writing by humans they’ve decided to pump the brakes on the research while they explore the damage…

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