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All the Comic Books You Can Get For Free on 'Free Comic Book Day'
Lifehacker.com

This year’s Free Comic Book Day isn’t happening until May, but we already have a bit of an idea of what will be available come May 4th. Read more... more…

I'm Phoebe Judge, Host of 'Criminal' and 'This Is Love,' and This Is How I Work
Lifehacker.com

The true crime podcast Criminal and the human-interest podcast This Is Love are two of the most popular podcasts in existence right now, according to Apple’s charts. Phoebe Judge hosts and co-creates both of these independent, highly produced shows. We talked… more…

27 Free Alternatives to Adobe's Expensive App Subscriptions
Lifehacker.com

Adobe appears to have upset a number of users with another price increase for its app subscriptions. While the hit only appears to be targeting specific countries at this point—you’re spared, North American users—there’s no reason to think that you won’t have… more…

Friday's Best Deals: Razer DeathAdder, Resistance Bands, Instant Pot, And More
Theinventory.com

Nalgene bottles, Dagne Dover bags, and a Harmony Remote lead off Friday’s best deals. Read more... more…

How Riot rebranded its European esports league
Engadget

Esports is growing up. The stages and broadcast packages are becoming more glamorous to entice viewers and traditional advertisers. Teams are investing heavily in merchandise, coaching staff and training facilities. Players, meanwhile, are commanding higher s… more…

India’s Plan to Curb Hate Speech Could Mean More Censorship
Wired

India's government has proposed rules that would require encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp to decrypt data, threatening the security of users globally. more…

If Edible Insects Are the Future, We Should Talk About Poop
Wired

Insects are touted as a major new source of protein, but scaling up Big Cricket could mean new problems—such as what to do with all their \"frass.\" more…

Prisma’s style transfer tech creeps into kids’ books
TechCrunch

The style transfer craze kicked off by an app called Prisma a couple of years ago led to a tsunami of painterly selfies flooding social feeds for several months, as we reported at the time, before the rapacious, face-snapping hoards shifted their attention to… more…

How do you fight an algorithm you cannot see?
TechCrunch

That question in the headline was the challenge posed by a group of open knowledge junkies in Germany who wanted to understand how a person’s Schufa was calculated. Schufa is a credit bureau that generates financial scores for potential borrowers in Germany, … more…

Geoengineering could solve our climate problems if anyone allowed it
TechCrunch

This weekend, I finished reading Oliver Morton’s The Planet Remade (thanks to reader Eliot Peper for recommending it). Morton has a multitude of goals with the book, but there were two I think are deeply valuable. First, geoengineering is a plausible approach… more…

E-Scooter Startup Bird: We're Sorry for Sending Wild Legal Threats to Media Over Scooter Hacks
Gizmodo.com

On-demand electric scooter startup Bird has backed down from its legal threats against Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow for publishing a piece detailing how a $30 kit from China could be used to rewire the hoards of abandoned Bird scooters sitting around city… more…

Tim Cook on iPhone Sales: We Need to Talk About Facebook
Gizmodo.com

Just in case you weren’t already aware of this, Apple is super duper serious about privacy. In a new Time opinion piece, Tim Cook reiterated the company’s old talking points about how other companies (read: Facebook and Google) turn people’s personal data int… more…

Netflix Has Reportedly Signed a 'Best Practices' Code in India to Avoid State Censorship
Gizmodo.com

Netflix and eight other streaming services including pending Disney acquisition Hotstar and Jio Cinema have signed a “code of best practices” stating they will voluntarily self-regulate their content in India, CNN Business reported on Friday. According to CNN… more…

23 extremely underrated TV shows you should binge ASAP
Mashable

In Binged, Mashable breaks down why we binge-watch, how we binge-watch, and what it does to us. Because binge-watching is the new normal. Ever feel like you've discovered the greatest show ever, only to learn it's not getting nearly enough recognition? You're… more…

Opinion: Rudy Giuliani's remarkable retreat on collusion
CNN

Ever since special counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, public interest in the law, crime and justice has surged. Over the past few months, I've received countless questions -- creative, unexpected, bril… more…

Kenya reacts: 'Our deaths are displayed for consumption'
BBC News

Kenyans are outraged at a picture of victims' bodies which is being published in Western media. more…

'I want to stand up for every woman experiencing abuse'
BBC News

Model Judith Heard hopes her story of sexual abuse will prompt other women to tell their stories - and to support one another. more…

Stop the presses: How a new publishing platform can help local news
Blog.google

The challenges of local newsrooms are well-documented. Newspapers with long histories have had to cut back on staff and reduce coverage and reporters who try to start new digital publications face an interminable struggle with technical and business problems.… more…

China posts scant rise in outbound investment in 2018 amid outflow curbs
Reuters

China's overseas investment rose only marginally in 2018 as the yuan weakened and regulators cracked down on deals that were suspected to be skirting controls on moving money out of the country. more…

Do you have One UI on your Samsung phone yet?
Androidcentral.com

The update is gradually making its way around the globe. At the time of publishing this article, One UI (aka Samsung's version of Android 9 Pie) is officially making its way to the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 all around the world. This is the final build of On… more…