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The Future Is a Virtual Hammer and Sickle, Komrade.

12 JANUARY 2022

TOP STORY

Kim Kardashian Sued for Promoting “Pump and Dump” Crypto Scam

As more celebrities dip their toes in the cryptocurrency world, some weird things are undoubtedly going to happen. Case in point: now Kim Kardashian is getting sued for a “pump and dump” scam involving a bogus altcoin.

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HEADLINES FROM TODAY

ONEChina Building “Artificial Moon” Facility That Simulates Low Gravity With Magnets

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TWOExpert Says Children Will Soon Have More than Two Biological Parents

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THREEThe Oceans Are Now Hotter Than at Any Point in Recorded History, Scientists Warn

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OF INTEREST

Hacker Claims to Have Seized Control of Teslas Around the World

A teen hacker named David Colombo claims to have uncovered a software vulnerability that allowed him to take control of numerous Tesla vehicles around the world. The researcher tweeted earlier this week that he gained “full remote control of over 20 Teslas in ten countries and there seems to be no way to find the owners and report it to them.”

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NEWS IN QUOTES

“ You can smell a bad idea before it’s fully built. 

— Phil Libin, the Soviet-born founder of Evernote, on the forthcoming Metaverse.

FROM THE DEPT. OF STUFF TO SPEND MONEY ON

The Coolest Tech Products We’re Excited to Review from CES 2022

The 2022 Consumer Electronics Show — that yearly hullaballoo featuring the newest and shiniest in consumer tech products — has finally arrived. And with it comes a whole bunch of new things for you to spend your hard-earned money on, so you can further mortgage your emotional and psychological well-being to a bunch of multi-national electronics brands, to say nothing of late capitalism, broadly. COOL NEW STUFF, HERE YOU COME!

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