Anthony Levandowski Shifts Gears to Create His Own Religion

Anthony Levandowski Shifts Gears to Create His Own Religion

In the grand tradition of L. Ron Hubbard, former Uber self-driving lead engineer Anthony Levandowski is setting up a religion of his own. In September 2015, Levandowski established Way of the Future as a non-profit religious organization tasked “To develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial

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Annihilation Teaser Trailer Hits All the Notes

Annihilation Teaser Trailer Hits All the Notes

The first teaser trailer for Annihilation is out and it is beautifully, dangerously surreal. Annihilationis based on the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. The film introduces us to Area X and all the strange and wondrous mutations hidden within it as a scientist tries to unravel what

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Unknown Ocean Ecosystem Coming to Light in Antarctica

Unknown Ocean Ecosystem Coming to Light in Antarctica

The cleaving of an enormous iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica will expose nearly 6000 kilometers of the sea floor that have been under ice for 120 thousand years. While chances of discovering The Thing or a lost Lovecraftian horror are slim, researchers are understandably eager to

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Destiny 2 Gets Faction Rallies

Destiny 2 Gets Faction Rallies

Destiny 2 adds Faction Rallies starting today. At 2 AM Pacific Time, Bungie is opening up Faction Rallies to players who have reached level 20, gone to the Tower, and pledged their allegiance to Arach Jalaal of Dead Orbit, Lakshmi-2 of Future War Cult, or Executor Hideo of New Monarchy. Once

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September 23 Was, Again, Not the End of the World

September 23 Was, Again, Not the End of the World

Here it is, Monday. Once again, the world didn’t end. This time, the doomsday date was September 23, when the mysterious planet Niburu was to smash into the earth in an apocalyptic cataclysm. But seeing how Niburu doesn’t actually exist, the world survived quite nicely. This is not the first

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Viking Warrior Grave Was A Woman’s

Viking Warrior Grave Was A Woman’s

A 10th Century Viking warrior grave first discovered in the 1880’s and long assumed to hold a man in fact belongs to a woman. Archeologists have revealed that DNA evidence indisputably marks the skeletal remains as female, making her the first known high-rank female Viking warrior found. While other female

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27th Annual IgNoble Prizes Awarded With Usual Quiet Dignity

27th Annual IgNoble Prizes Awarded With Usual Quiet Dignity

ICYMI, the 27th Annual IgNoble Prizes were awarded at Harvard University on September 14th. This year’s winners each walked away with $10 trillion in Zimbabwean currency. Their work included groundbreaking research on the use of didgeridoos to relieve sleep apnea, why old men have such big ears, and how handling

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Battleborn’s Next Update Will Be Its Last

Battleborn’s Next Update Will Be Its Last

Battleborn will not be getting any more updates after the upcoming scheduled one. Randy Varnell, the shooter’s creative director, announced that “As of this week, there will be no more Battleplans and there is currently no planned content after the Fall Update.” Battleborn launched in May 2016, and its multiplayer

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Avast’s CCleaner Hacked to Deliver Malware

Avast’s CCleaner Hacked to Deliver Malware

CCleaner has been hacked. According to security researchers at Cisco Talos, “for a period of time, the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33 being distributed by Avast also contained a multi-stage malware payload that rode on top of the installation of CCleaner.” Avast has stated that CCleaner has been downloaded

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The Pirate Bay Caught Bitcoin Mining

The Pirate Bay Caught Bitcoin Mining

The famed-but-not-entirely-reputable file-sharing site The Pirate Bay has been caught surreptitiously using its customers’ computers for a bit of bitcoin mining The Pirate Bay added Coinhive’s Javascript-based plugin to its homepage without asking permission or even mentioning the fact to the site’s visitors—against Coinhive’s clear advice. And some users quickly

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