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X Continues to Break as Fraudsters Use Deceptive Links to Scam You

Links have always been an important part of Twitter’s ecosystem. But lately, links on X are sending people to different sites than what they’re clicking. A verified account on X recently posted a link to a legitimate Forbes article that took users to a Telegram account promoting a crypto scam.Mr. Tweet Fumbles Super Bowl TweetThis example, caught by security researcher Will Dormann this week, shows a link preview to “Forbes.com.” However, when you click the link, it takes you to “Crypto with Harry,” a Telegram account…

Alpine Dog Brewing closing in Denver in March

It has been tough for breweries in central Denver over the past year as at least half a dozen have closed, including Mockery, MobCraft, Wah Gwaan, Dos Luces, Counter Culture and Lowdown. Alpine Dog Brewing, at 1308 E. 17th Ave., will join that list when it shuts its doors on March 31. “After nearly 10 years of great beer, great friends and the most fun and epic of times, Alpine Dog will be selling or otherwise closing the brewery,” the business wrote on social media. “It’s a bittersweet moment to leave behind what we…

A look back at Pink Palace history

For 50 years, a Pepto Bismol-pink tower has loomed large over the Lakewood shopping center marking the spot of the legendary Casa Bonita. The tower is something of a beacon, calling to longtime fans and would-be diners with the promise of mariachi music, cliff divers, crispy sopapillas and the kind of fun that inspires childlike joy. Next week will mark the 50th anniversary the day that Oklahoma City entrepreneur Bill Waugh opened Denver’s Casa Bonita in a former Joslin’s department store. The restaurant was part of a…

After a Year in Exile, Parler Is Back on the Web. But Why?

Parler is back, baby. After a year-long hiatus from the web, the conservative social media site has returned to the internet, and this time its new owners are promising it won’t become the radical rightwing hellscape it was when it left. Tesla Investors Not Happy With Mr. Tweet's TweetsParler has been offline since last April when it was bought by a media conglomerate and was subsequently shut down in the hopes of revamping and resurrecting it. Prior to its procurement, the site had been struggling. This week, as part…

Vine Street Pub to reopen in Denver four years after pandemic closed it

Four years of waiting. Four years of questions. Denver’s Vine Street Pub & Brewery, which closed because of the pandemic on March 17, 2020, along with every other restaurant, bar and brewery in Colorado, said Thursday that it had made plans to finally reopen this spring. Vine Street Pub & Brewery is opening on May 15th,” the business wrote on its Facebook page. “We are currently hiring for all positions.” Three other pubs that are part of the Boulder-based Mountain Sun group were able to open in 2021, while a…

Judge delays case against Colorado funeral home owners accused of 190 counts of corpse abuse

By JESSE BEDAYN (Associated Press/Report for America) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado judge on Thursday granted a defense request to delay the criminal case against two Colorado funeral home operators accused of letting nearly 200 corpses decay, in some cases for years, angering some families of the deceased who are eager for the case to be resolved. Jon and Carie Hallford are now scheduled to enter pleas to the numerous felony charges they face in June, with a tentative trial date in October. That would be a year…

Former Broncos QB Russell Wilson takes loss, sells Colorado mansion for $21.5M

The most expensive home ever sold in the Denver area is officially off the market — and Russell Wilson took a $3.5 million loss to seal the deal. Wilson, the former Denver Broncos quarterback who was cut from the team earlier this month, sold his 20,000-square-foot Cherry Hills Village mansion for $21.5 million Wednesday, according to Arapahoe County public records. The quarterback and his wife, singer-songwriter Ciara, moved into 10 Cherry Hills Park Drive in April 2022, just weeks after the Seattle Seahawks traded…

QuikTrip expands stores to 11 in Colorado, plans five more in the state this year

Another day, another opening of a gas station/convenience store by a company with a well-known brand and loyal following that is intent on making inroads into Colorado. QuikTrip Corp., based in Tulsa, Okla., officially marked the opening of its second Denver store Wednesday by inviting community members and nonprofits the company works with to a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store at 6477 E. Evans Ave. is the 11th QuikTrip built in Colorado since 2022. The celebration of the store’s opening came two days after Texas-based…

Microsoft, Meta and X Join Fortnite Maker Epic Games’ Battle Against Apple

Meta Platforms, Microsoft, Elon Musk's X and Match Group on Wednesday joined "Fortnite" video game maker Epic Games' protest that Apple has failed to honor a court-ordered injunction governing payments in its lucrative App Store.The technology companies, which developed some of the most popular apps in the App Store, said Apple was in "clear violation" of the Sept. 2021 injunction by making it difficult to steer consumers to cheaper means to pay for digital content.Apple declined to comment specifically on the accusation,…

The Greatest App of All Time Day 20: Venmo vs. Twitter

It’s Day 20 of Gizmodo’s March Madness bracket challenge to name the greatest app of all time and the competition is getting fierce! We lost a legend yesterday, as YouTube defeated Vine with an overwhelming victory. Today, Venmo will try its luck against Twitter. If you’re just tuning in, you can read all about our selection criteria for this historic contest right here. Check out the full bracket of contestants embedded below. And as always, if you think we missed your personal favorite app of all time, yell at us in the…