CNN uses screenshot from ‘Fallout 4’ to show how Russians hack things

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The thing about computer hacking is that it’s such a general, far-reaching term that it’s almost impossible to explain to someone who isn’t already familiar with it. So, news networks who need b-roll footage to show while they’re talking about hacking usually just show keyboards or random strings of letters and numbers, while the audience stares blindly at the screen, assuming that whatever they’re looking at is somehow related to the topic. Or, if you’re CNN, you steal footage from one of the most popular video games of the year and hope that nobody watching will recognize it. 

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T-Mobile’s Super Mario ad is absolutely amazing

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Carrier adverts have to work hard to make radio waves into a cool and interesting thing you want to buy. We’ve seen every permutation of ad you can think of by this point, so to tease its upcoming announcement, T-Mobile decided to take a little inspiration from Super Mario.

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Your Apple Watch will guilt you into working out in the New Year

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If you strapped on your Apple Watch this morning and immediately got a reminder that you need to hit the gym after your holiday feasting, you weren’t the only one starting off the day feeling guilty. 

Today, Apple sent every Apple Watch owner in the world a push notification announcing the “Ring in the New Year Challenge” — yet another reminder that every January should be spent exercising the last year’s woes (and surplus poundage) away. 

It’s a simple concept: starting Jan. 2, the Challenge begins. From Monday to Sunday each week of the month, Apple Watch users will be encouraged to close all three Activity rings by running, swimming, or doing whatever cross-training activity that strikes their fancy to fill the quota.  Read more…

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The 13 most mind-boggling photos and GIFs on Imgur this year

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It’s that time of year — the time to look back and reflect on the roller coaster of 2016. But we’re here to peer back into a place known for celebrating the oddities of the internet. We’re talking, of course, about Imgur

Imgur is self-described as “the internet’s super entertaining image sharing community site and app used by 150 million people monthly around the world.” We asked Imgur to round up some of the best images and GIFs that made the people think “WTF?!” this year, because who doesn’t need a little more weird in their 2016?

Let’s dive into the weirdness.

With over 2.5 million views on Imgur, this GIF submitted with the simple title of “seals with guns” speaks for itself.

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This is a WTF album worth scrolling through (if you dare). Deep sea creatures are more horrifying than you’d imagine.

The images are taken from a Russian deep-sea fisherman who has been posting his finds on Twitter.

Okay here’s where things get a little more gross. This Imgurian posted photos of medical scans of a woman’s body allegedly occupied by hundreds of worms.

 

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