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Watch Deadpool paint and shoot things in the new teaser trailer
The first teaser trailer has dropped for the highly anticipated Deadpool 2. The trailer opens with Deadpool dressed in a collared shirt and curly wig, spoofing Bob Ross' The Joy of Painting, except it's called Gettin' Wet on Wet with Deadpool 2. God I love cocaine, he remarks to a painting of a snowy mountain range that suddenly appears after he haphazardly brushes the canvas. The video then cuts to a 10-second montage of moments in the upcoming film.
Net filters help avoid dodgy domains
A free service that helps stop consumers visiting websites known to be malicious has been set up by IBM and two other industry bodies. The Quad 9 service requires people to change the settings on their home router so web addresses can be checked. It uses 19 separate lists of web-based threats to spot those used by phishing gangs or other cyber-thieves. The Quad 9 service is backed by IBM and two other partners - the Packet Clearing House and the Global Cyber Alliance.
Walmart gives Amazon run for its money in third quarter
Walmart is giving the online titan a run for its money. Walmart, which has been challenging Amazon by adding products, partners and perks, saw online sales soar in its most recent quarter. Walmart is paying some employees extra if they drop off orders on their way home, a service that may eventually expand. Total revenue reached $123.2 billion, an increase of $5 billion, or 4.2%, over the the third quarter of 2016. Explore further: With Amazon looming, Walmart touts surging online grocery sales.
MoviePass launches one-year subscription plan for $6.95 a month
MoviePass, the subscription movie ticketing service, just launched its cheapest plan yet: $89.95 per year, paid up front. That includes a $6.55 processing fee, meaning the monthly price before the fee comes out to around $6.95, Deadline reports. This is the second time in the past few months that MoviePass has dropped its prices to lure new customers. In August, the company moved from a tiered pricing plan that ranged from $15 to $50 per month, to a flat fee of $9.95 per month.
Scientists claim to diagnose football-related brain injury in living patients for first time
Finding the disease while the patient is still alive could help scientists find a way to treat it. CTE develops from repeated hits to the head and has been linked to severe memory loss, depression, and dementia. Many former National Football League players like Aaron Hernandez and Junior Seau have been found to have the progressive brain disease. Scientists found increased levels of certain proteins in his brain, including the tau protein, which has been linked to Alzheimer's.
Richard Spencer, other white supremacists lose Twitter verification
A week after the ruckus over blue checks on Twitter, the company has updated its policy on verifications and revoked the verifications of some white supremacists. Richard Spencer, Jason Kessler and others have lost the blue check marks next to their names on Twitter. Such activity is also against the company's broader rules, and could result in the suspension of a Twitter account. Jason Kessler has written for the Daily Caller and organized the Charlottesville white supremacist rally that turned deadly over the summer.
Apple's HomePod delayed until next year
Apple has delayed the release of its HomePod speaker until 2018. In a statement to The Verge, Apple says that it needs more time to work on the HomePod. We can't wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it's ready for our customers, an Apple spokesperson said. We'll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018. The speaker was originally slated to be released in December.
Inventor Brian Krohn combats snoring, creates wizard tools
Brian Krohn has developed brain surgery tools, pioneered biodiesel innovations and briefed members of Congress on how to turn waste oils into energy. He's CWO for a startup that will make a wizard staff that actually does wizard stuff. You can do it for snoring and magic wizard staffs and brain surgery, he said. He's just one of those people who are naturally innovative, said Davis Fay, an engineer working with Krohn on the Magic Wizard Staff project.
People who own dogs may live longer
If you needed one more reason to love your puppy, here's a pretty good one: your furry best friend might help you live longer. Research has shown that living with pets has certain health benefits: people who own dogs tend to be more physically active, for instance, and have lower blood pressure. The exact reasons behind the results aren't clear: it could be that people who own dogs live longer because they're more physically active, or are less stressed, Fall tells The Verge.
New iPhone X teardown study estimates cost to build Apple's deluxe phone
The United Kingdom-based analytics company IHS Markit tore apart the iPhone X to examine how much each part costs. It concluded the overall cost to construct an iPhone X at 64 gigabytes was $370.25, the most expensive in iPhone history and $75 more than its most expensive predecessor, the iPhone 8 Plus with 256 gigabytes. When compared to its direct competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S8 with 64 gigabytes of memory, the iPhone X costs $68 more to construct.
FCC begins scaling back internet subsidies for low-income homes
The Federal Communications Commission voted yesterday to begin overhauling a program known as Lifeline that provides discounted internet and phone service to low-income homes. FCC chairman Ajit Pai began halting the Lifeline program back in February, immediately after stepping into his new role. The program offers $9.25 off of phone or internet service every month to households near or below the poverty line. Pai hopes that by limiting the additional subsidies to rural areas, it'll encourage providers to build networks that cover those lands.
What's in your bag, Paul Miller?
This week, we're featuring Verge senior editor Paul Miller. This bag checked all the boxes for me when I bought it, and I have zero complaints. I used to have a toothpick container in my bag, but then it broke and now I just find toothpicks everywhere. I forgot this fidget spinner was even in my bag, and I promise I haven't fidget spun since the fad ended!.
Want safe travels? Find freeways with these features
New BYU research commissioned by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows a number of highway features that make accidents less likely. Among them are some that are intuitive: minimal hills and curves, paved right shoulders and concrete-barrier medians. I think the speed limit was the shocker, said statistics professor Matt Heaton, who coauthored the study, recently published in Statistical Modelling. One method examined roadway features correlated with incidences of crashes, and another looked specifically at high-crash areas, controlled for the factors in the other analysis.
VW to spend $40B on electric cars, technology through 2022
Volkswagen says it plans to spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) over the next five years on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and other new technologies. The German automaker released the figure Friday after its supervisory board discussed the company's plans for the 2018-2022 period. It said most of the money will go into the electrification and hybridization of all its brands' models. Volkswagen in September announced a long-term electrification campaign, saying its brands would introduce 80 new electric vehicles by 2025.
New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster
A brand-new theory of the opening moments during the Chernobyl disaster, the most severe nuclear accident in history, based on additional analysis is presented for the first time in the journal Nuclear Technology, an official journal of the American Nuclear Society. These isotopes were the product of recent nuclear fission, suggesting they could be the result of a recent nuclear explosion. In contrast, the main Chernobyl debris which tracked northwest to Scandinavia contained equilibrium xenon isotopes from the reactor's core.
LG's excellent OLED TVs are getting steep discounts for Black Friday
LG's OLED TVs are widely considered to be among the best-looking TV sets out there - if not the outright best. At least, they usually are: next week, as part of an extended Black Friday sale, LG is dropping the price on nearly all of its 2017 OLED TVs. Every one of the sets supports 4K and Dolby Vision HDR, and they all use the same OLED panel.
Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks
The United Nations on Friday closed the first-ever talks on fully autonomous weapons, with experts warning that time was running out to set rules for the use of the machines dubbed killer robots. The ICRC has not called for a ban, but Lawland warned that some kind of action was needed as the technology was moving fast. 'Weapons of mass destruction' Academics attending the UN talks said that the glacial pace of the discussions was failing to respond to an emerging threat.
Research suggests vertical axis turbines could increase public support for new wind energy installations
To better understand these concerns over wind energy, Stanford researchers conducted a poll examining how receptive people in California are to vertical axis wind turbines in various settings. Dabiri's lab at Stanford is working on ways to develop vertical axis turbines that can reach parity on energy output with horizontal axis turbines and has research showing the potential of deploying smaller vertical axis turbines in clusters to further perpetuate wind.
Renaissance of the iron-air battery
A deeper understanding of the charging and discharging reactions is viewed as the key for further development of this type of rechargeable battery to market maturity. The oxygen required for the reaction can be drawn from the surrounding air so that it does not need to be stored in the battery. Iron-air batteries are thus particularly interesting for a multitude of mobile applications in which space requirements play a large role.

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