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Jack Morse

Everyone is freaking out over this weird Twitter notification

Did someone press the wrong key or something?

Phones around the country blew up Tuesday morning with strange push notifications from Twitter showing a seemingly random series of letters and numbers. And yes, even CEO Jack Dorsey appeared to fall victim to the spam.

SEE ALSO: European authorities to investigate Twitter over GDPR non-compliance

"We're seeing this issue too," he tweeted. "On it."

We’re seeing this issue too. On itpic.twitter.com/pzjd6248gJ

— jack (@jack) October 16,...

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Marcus Gilmer

Donald Trump referred to Stormy Daniels as 'horseface.' Seriously.

Donald Trump hit a new low in his presidency — if that's even still possible — when he smashed out a tweet Tuesday morning referring to Stormy Daniels as "Horseface," confirming we are living in the worst possible timeline. 

“Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees.” @FoxNews Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing...

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Amanda Luz Henning Santiago

Boston Dynamics robot SpotMini twerking to 'Uptown Funk' is still terrifying

Robot engineering company Boston Dynamics released a video of its robot dog SpotMini dancing to "Uptown Funk" on Tuesday, and I'm just wondering: Is this supposed to make me feel better about our robot overlords?

Sure, it's still the early days of AI and robot innovations, and our robotic counterparts don't yet reign supreme—but I know it's coming — and this doesn't make me feel any better about it! 

Of course, I recognize that this video is meant to be humorous and adorable. But with...

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Ricky O'Donnell

Mike Krzyzewski thinks college basketball corruption is ‘a blip’. Does he forget these Duke player scandals?

Duke players have also been involved in the larger grassroots-to-NCAA corruption pipeline Coach K claims he knows nothing about.

As the FBI’s college basketball corruption trial for disgraced Adidas executives James Gatto and Merl Code and agency middle man Christian Dawkins nears its conclusion in a Manhattan courthouse this week, the biggest name in the sport is dismissing the wiretaps, the under-oath testimony, and the heaping pile of evidence that all suggests just how broken college...

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Republican Arizona Senate candidate accuses opponent of being OK with 'treason'

Republican Rep. Martha McSally demanded an apology on Monday night from her Democratic opponent, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, at a debate in Arizona for what she called "treason," seizing on an element of a CNN report that details the Democrat's anti-war activist past.

CNN.com - Top Stories

Trump just called Stormy Daniels 'horseface.' Don't act surprised.

On Tuesday, the President of the United States referred to a porn star with whom he has been alleged to have had in affair in the mid 2000s as "horseface."

CNN.com - Top Stories

Rubio: Worth blowing up US-Saudi relationship

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the United States will lose its credibility on human rights if it does not take action against Saudi Arabia after the apparent death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

CNN.com - Top Stories

Fact-checking Trump's military deal with Saudis

CNN's John Avlon fact checks President Trump's questionable arms deal with Saudi Arabia after Trump cited it as a reason to not punish the Saudis over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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The claim about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi comes after Turkish officials searched the consulate for nine hours on Monday night

The body of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was cut into pieces after he died two weeks ago at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish official told CNN on Tuesday.

TechCrunch

Frederic Lardinois

GitHub launches Actions, its workflow automation tool

For the longest time, GitHub was all about storing source code and sharing it either with the rest of the world or your colleagues. Today, the company, which is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft, is taking a step in a different but related direction by launching GitHub Actions. Actions allow developers to not just host code on the platform but also run it. We’re not talking about a new cloud to rival AWS here, but instead about something more akin to a very flexible IFTTT for...

TechCrunch

Frederic Lardinois

Arm launches Neoverse, its IP portfolio for internet infrastructure hardware

Arm-based chips are ubiquitous today, but the company isn’t resting on its laurels. After announcing its ambitions for powering more high-end devices like laptops a few months ago, the company today discussed its roadmap for chips that are dedicated to internet infrastructure and that will power everything from high-performance servers to edge computing platforms, storage systems, gateways, 5G base stations and routers. The new brand name for these products is ‘Neoverse’ and the first...

TechCrunch

Devin Coldewey

Pokémon Go update bringing ‘mon from the Sinnoh region is live

If you’ve been laying off the Pokémon Go for a while due to a lack of new monsters, prepare to be glued to your phone again. Niantic is now adding pokémon from the rugged Sinnoh region that first appeared in 2007’s Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum games.

Of course, it’s not so simple as a dump of a hundred new ‘mon into your area. The new guys are arriving in waves, likely meaning the most common sorts will start appearing today, while cooler ones and sets of themed critters will...

VICE News

Steven Roberts

Police brutality activists say Jason Van Dyke’s murder conviction is only the beginning

Jason Van Dyke became the first Chicago police officer in 50 years to be found guilty of murder for an on-duty shooting after he was convicted earlier this month in the death of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager he shot 16 times.

The jury’s decision was a huge sigh of relief for the city, which was bracing for an incendiary acquittal. For activist Will Calloway — who led Chicago activists in a victory lap — it was a triumph.

Calloway, along with journalist Brandon Smith, had successfully...

VICE News

Tim Hume

Turkish police say they have found evidence Khashoggi was killed in Saudi consulate

Turkish crime scene investigators waited nearly two weeks to enter the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi was allegedly murdered by an assassination squad.

Within hours, they found evidence that confirmed such fears, a senior Turkish official told the Associated Press Tuesday, speaking anonymously as the investigation is ongoing.

The official gave no details on the evidence uncovered in the hours-long search, carried out by forensics technicians Monday night....

VICE News

Emma Ockerman

Hurricane Michael might have damaged more than a dozen prized fighter jets at a Florida Air Force Base

The most powerful hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in half a century didn’t just tear through the Sunshine State. It also may have damaged or destroyed as many as 17 F-22 Raptors, a prized stealth fighter jet fleet stored in hangars at Panama City's Tyndall Air Force Base.

That means as much as 10 percent of the U.S.’s F-22 jet fleet, the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, may have been damaged by Hurricane, Business Insider reports.

The Air Force has yet to confirm that...

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SAM SIFTON

What to Cook: What to Cook This Week

Make an apple pie as early practice for Thanksgiving, farro with mushrooms, an easy chicken curry, or beef barley soup.

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BRIAN X. CHEN

Tech Fix: How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever

Lost faith in Facebook and Instagram after data leakages, breaches and too much noise? Here’s a guide to breaking up with the social network and its photo-sharing app for good.

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WIRECUTTER STAFF

Gear to Help Your Baby (and You) Sleep Better

New babies — and new parents — often have trouble getting enough sleep. Wirecutter shares products and real-world lessons that can help.

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STEPHEN CASTLE

U.K.’s ‘Brexit Preppers’ Stock Up on Supplies, Preparing for E.U. Exit

Some people are warning of possible food rationing, medicine shortages and civil disorder if no deal is struck with the European Union. Brexit supporters call that fear-mongering.

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