Bipartisan bill would scale back key section of the Patriot Act

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has introduced new legislation that would attempt to reform Section 215 of the Patriot Act definitively. Democratic and Republican lawmakers in both the House and Senate have co-sponsored Wyden’s Safeguarding Americans’ Priva…

Sonos CEO: 'Legacy' devices will still work after May

A few days after Sonos announced it would stop updating some of its oldest products with new features going forward, CEO Patrick Spence has written a note to customers seeking to assuage their fears over what’ll happen in May. As we reported original…

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts' Casual Queerness Is Fantastic

Dreamworks’ Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is all about a group of (mostly) average kids making their way around a strange post-apocalyptic land. It’s been overrun with mutated, sentient animals who’ve driven most of humanity to live in hiding underground. On any given day, chances are good that you could run into a…

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14th-Century Steambath Discovered in Mexico City

Archaeologists in Mexico City have uncovered a pre-Hispanic steambath dating back to the 14th century. Its location in the city’s historic district confirms the whereabouts of a vibrant neighborhood that once stood in Tenochtitlán—an ancient urban center that eventually became Mexico City.

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Gyms Now Offering Perks for Working Out With an Apple Watch

The plan is that soon you’ll be able to waltz into a gym, connect your Apple Watch to a treadmill, and earn cash back or a free watch just for showing up.

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Halsey Apologizes, Deletes Tweets After Inadvertent World Trade Center Remark

In response to a bad review, the singer wished for Pitchfork’s offices to collapse.

New York City To Require Businesses To Accept Cash

The city council is expected to pass a bill aiming to protect New Yorkers who don’t have bank accounts.

IKEA FREKVENS limited-edition tech products revealed: Red, Yellow, Black

Today the folks at IKEA revealed a limited-edition collection of products made in collaboration Teenage Engineering. Included in the mix of items is a speaker with subwoofer, a tripod, an LED spotlight, a bar stool, a serving set, a tote bag, a blanket – and a few other oddities. Just when you thought you’d never see a Cajon drum at … Continue reading

Teenage Engineering’s IKEA collection lands in stores next month

If IKEA’s Sonos speakers are a little bland for your taste, you might be happy to know that the FREKVENS line, a collaboration between IKEA and Teenage Engineering, arrives in February. The collection is meant to get funky house parties started, and…

Steam Lunar New Year Sale is live and coming after your dollars

If the Steam Winter Sale somehow didn’t drain your bank account, then you’ve got another chance to get some games on the cheap beginning today. Valve has kicked off a Lunar New Year Sale on Steam, and though it won’t last nearly as long as the Winter Sale did, it still has quite a few discounts on offer. While the … Continue reading