This Minimal Wallet Has a Unique (and Space-Saving) Way to Hold Your Cash

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Cash storage and minimal wallets go together like water and oil. Some wallets skip the bill compartment altogether, which isn’t ideal. Others keep it on the outside of the wallet, which can feel rather precarious. Others just add a bulky cash pocket while still claiming to be a front pocket wallet, which is just plain…

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https://news.theinventory.com/this-minimal-wallet-has-a-unique-and-space-saving-way-1833608870

Kickstarter Employees Plan to Unionize

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Employees at Kickstarter, the decade-old crowdfunding platform, are planning to unionize—potentially making them the first organized labor force among major tech firms.

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https://gizmodo.com/kickstarter-employees-plan-to-unionize-1833413614

BLACK Writer Kwanza Osayjefo on the Series’ New Sequel, and the Need for Diverse Comics Heroes

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In 2016, Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3, Jamal Igle, Khary Randolph, and editor Sarah Litt took Kickstarter by storm with BLACK, a comic series that imagined a modern America where only black people could develop superpowers. Now WHITE, a sequel series, is on the way—and Osajyefo has provided io9 with an essay on why

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/black-writer-kwanza-osayjefo-on-the-series-new-sequel-1833157871

This Ingeniously Simple MacBook Charging Cable Organizer Only Costs $12 On Kickstarter

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Think back to the olden days, when Apple still used MagSafe chargers for its laptops, instead of USB-C power bricks. The modern solution is better in a lot of ways, but in the transition, they inexplicably got rid of the little fold-out cable management prongs that were a staple of the old chargers. Now, Fuse is…

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https://news.theinventory.com/this-ingeniously-simple-macbook-charging-cable-organize-1832900436

David Walker Is Betting on the Power of Black History and a Bold New Self-Publishing Gamble

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David Walker is busy. He’s co-writing Naomi, a new high-profile series from DC Comics, along with Brian Michael Bendis and artist Jamal Campbell. He’s also working on Image Comics’ enthusiastically received Bitter Root with co-writer Chuck Brown and artist Sanford Greene. But, despite the fact that the veteran writer…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/david-walker-is-betting-on-the-power-of-black-history-a-1832868467

The Heroes in This Week’s Best New Comics Are Trying to Thrive in Mutated Worlds

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For many heroes, being able to survive in apocalyptic futures and perhaps turn the course of history for the better ultimately boils down to being some sort of chosen one who just happens to be blessed with special, otherworldly gifts. For others like the heroes in this week’s best new comics though, their strength…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-heroes-in-this-weeks-best-new-comics-are-trying-to-1832631608

Saving Songbirds, Killing Pirates, and More in Tabletop Gaming News

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Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about the latest in board game and tabletop releases—focusing on the good genre stuff, though there are always exceptions! So far, it’s been a pretty dry 2019 in the gaming world, which is not really a surprise, considering how we’re now past the holidays and…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/saving-songbirds-killing-pirates-and-more-in-tabletop-1831487103

Take a Perilous Journey Into Europa’s Ocean in This Science Fiction Book for Kids

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Humans have long been warned about Europa, from HAL 9000's infamous “ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE” in 2010: Odyssey Two to the more recent indie film Europa Report, where a group of scientists do land on the icy moon, only meet a grisly fate at the hands of a decidedly unwelcoming resident. None of that, however, deterred…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/take-a-perilous-journey-into-europas-ocean-in-this-scie-1830950076

This Stick-On Robotic Arm Promises to Put the Damn Toilet Seat Down For You

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I’m just going to come right out and say it: Urinating while standing is a terrible idea. It creates a host of messes including splash back and disgusting drips, and inevitably the toilet seat gets left up, leading to someone accidentally plummeting into the porcelain abyss. But until we can all agree to just sit…

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https://gizmodo.com/this-stick-on-robotic-arm-promises-to-put-the-damn-toil-1830770830