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Galaxy Note 10+, Alternate Internets, and Bernie's Climate Plan: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Tom McKay Aug 26, 2019. 0 comments

This week at Gizmodo, we took a long, hard look at what could have been with our Alternate Internet series, cataloging some of the ways the web could have been different—or still could be. While we didn’t have the time to write a sweeping, The Wheels of Time-length series on what would happen if I was given absolute control over the internet (nothing good!), we did take the time to look at how Mark Zuckerberg is

digital slumlord , what happened to all those old-time social media sites that weren’t bought up by Facebook, how we can rebuild the existing internet to be sustainable, and the future of the quantum web .

Other coverage you should check out: Gizmodo uncovered an alleged culture of

mishandling sexual misconduct claims at massage app Zeel, found records detailing how Amazon wields power over how police departments describe its Ring surveillance products , and looked at a massive security breach that hit porn site Luscious . Elsewhere, we covered the discovery of an old SD card depicting a YouTuber’s final moments before his tragic death, interviewed the creatives behind Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance , took a deep dive into how media consolidation is robbing us of fresher stories , and found the time to bask in the joy of Bird Twitter .

All this and more, below:

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Amazon’s Ring Barred Cops From Using 'Surveillance' to Describe Its Products

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YouTuber Found SD Card Showing Man's Final Moments Before Drowning

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Shit Show at the Fuck Factory

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Fossil Hunters Found Bones From an Ancient Whale... and Then They Saw the Bite Marks

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The Amazon Forest Fires Are a Form of 'Genocide'

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Bernie Sanders' $16 Trillion Climate Plan Is Nothing Short of a Revolution

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The Ultimate List of What Star Trek You Should Watch Before Picard

When Star Trek: Picard beams onto CBS All Access, we’ll finally get to see what the man who…

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance's Creators and Writer Dig Deep on Reinventing a Classic

The Dark Crystal is a beloved fantasy film whose legacy has almost become bigger than the movie…

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Issa López on the Horrors of Tigers Are Not Afraid, Her Haunting Festival Breakout Film

Tigers Are Not Afraid is a fairy-tale nightmare that takes place in a world that’s all too real. As

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The Age of Media Corporation Mega-Mergers Is Robbing Us of Bolder, Fresher Storytelling

Disney isn’t just the first studio to have five pictures cross a billion dollars at the box office…

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Why These Social Networks Failed So Badly

Sixteen years ago, the sun set on Web 1.0, and we embarked by the light of our smartphones to 24/7…

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The Planet Needs a New Internet

When climate change comes for our coffee and our wine, we’ll moan about it on Twitter, read about…

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Mark Zuckerberg Is a Slumlord

Tech giants, and social media ones in particular, are, well, giant. But they’re also dense, and…

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You Won't See Quantum Internet Coming

The quantum internet is coming sooner than you think—even sooner than quantum computing itself.…

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What Myspace Lost

As Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Myspace was never finished, only abandoned.” Not those words…

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Bird Twitter Is My Oasis in Internet Hell

Browsing the internet generally feels exhausting for me. Mostly, it’s because everything is bad.…

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The Galaxy Note 10+ Is Damn Near Perfect

When a phone retails at $1,100, it can’t just be good, it has to be superb. It needs to deliver…

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We Tested Peanut and Gluten Sensors Designed for People With Tricky Food Allergies

Eating out with food allergies can be a minor annoyance, or if you’re unlucky, a potentially fatal…

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I Liked Something Online Today

It’s hard to shock the staff of Gizmodo dot com. Collectively, we’ve spent millions of hours…

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What Would Happen If the Whole Internet Just Shut Down All of a Sudden?

A world in which the internet suddenly stops: surely the TV show’s already in development.…

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