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Dec 13, 2017

In Ed Lee's San Francisco, Utopia and Dystopia Are Neighbors
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died Monday, was a housing advocate who became a tech ally. His successor likely won't be so business-friendly.

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Dec 13, 2017

Robots Are Fueling the Quiet Ascendance of the Electric Motor
The electric car? That's just the beginning.

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Dec 13, 2017

The Mirai Botnet Was Part of a College Student Minecraft Scheme
The DDoS attack that crippled the internet last fall wasn't the work of a nation-state. It was three college kids working a *Minecraft* hustle.

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Dec 13, 2017

The Only Place You Can Legally Climb a Redwood
Fewer people have scaled an old-growth redwood than summited Mount Everest. Now it's your turn.

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Dec 13, 2017

The Science of When: Hack Your Timing to Optimize Your Life
In his new book, "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing," Daniel Pink scours psychological, biological, and economic studies to explore what he calls the overlooked dimension.

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Dec 13, 2017

Bots and Form Letters Make It Nearly Impossible to Find Real FCC Net Neutrality Comments
Over seven months, 39 Nicholas Thompsons submitted net neutrality comments to the FCC. We tried to track each of them down.

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Dec 13, 2017

Google Glass, Oculus, HoloLens: The Race for Augmented Reality Glasses Starts Now
The big players in tech, from Google to Amazon, and some little players, too, are jockeying to own augmented reality.

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Dec 13, 2017

How Social Research Is Evolving in the Digital World
A Princeton sociologist wants to use your digital data to solve some of the hardest research problems in social science.

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Dec 13, 2017

How to Be a Television Futurist in Four Simple Steps
From Netflix to Facebook and HQ Trivia, television is in turmoil. To sound smart about its future, look no further than this guide.

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Dec 13, 2017

Amazon's Alexa Wants You to Talk to Your Ads
This year, voice assistants like Amazon Alexa got big. Next year, get ready for the advertising feeding frenzy.

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Dec 13, 2017

Apple Security Flaws Give Some Researchers Concern About Deeper Issues
Apple's had a rough stretch for security. But is it just a rough patch, or something deeper?

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Dec 13, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Is Killing the Uncanny Valley and Our Grasp on Reality
Artificial intelligence-generated video, photos, and audio that mimic the real world are already here. Now we get to live among them.

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Dec 12, 2017

Bitcoin Is Soaring. Here's Why It's Not Ready for the Big Time
Weaknesses in bitcoin's underlying technology slow processing times, and spawn big fees.

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Dec 12, 2017

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Is a Near-Perfect Reinvention of the Franchise
Rian Johnson's movie is the springiest, smartest, most assured installment in years.

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Dec 12, 2017

Twitter's Newest Feature: Multi-Tweet Threads
You can now compose your tweetstorms all at once, and send them out into the world as one contained screed.

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Dec 12, 2017

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Building a Better Snoke
In the latest Star Wars sequel, Snoke comes to life thanks to Andy Serkis—extremely, frighteningly alive.

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Dec 12, 2017

The Physics of Projectile Motion With a Clicky Pen
The spring inside a clicky pen is a perfect way to learn about projectile motion.

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Dec 12, 2017

McLaren's Senna Supercar Delivers Wild Performance, Costs a Million Dollars
The 4.0-liter V8 engine that sits behind the two carbon fiber seats produces 789 brake horsepower.

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Dec 12, 2017

Are Tech Companies Trying to Derail Sex-Trafficking Bill?
Advocacy groups contend tech companies are quietly working to undo a compromise measure to curb sex trafficking.

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Dec 12, 2017

Are Tech Companies Trying to Derail the Sex-Trafficking Bill?
Advocacy groups contend tech companies are quietly working to undo a compromise measure to curb sex trafficking.

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Dec 12, 2017

D-Orbit's Self-Destruct Modules for Satellites Could Help Fix the Space Junk Problem
A plug-and-play motor could send any satellite to burn up in the atmosphere. It's a good thing, promise.

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Dec 12, 2017

If the FCC Kills Net Neutrality, Expect Fewer Great Startups
Opinion: Ajit Pai's plan to ditch the open internet will have a serious, and negative, impact on innovation.

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Dec 12, 2017

SpaceX Will Send a Reusable Rocket to the International Space Station
The mission also christens an improved launch pad—destroyed in a 2016 explosion—to support the next generation of launches.

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Dec 12, 2017

Exclusive: Tracing ISIS' Weapons Supply Chain—Back to the US
The Islamic State is designing and mass-producing its own advanced munitions—with parts from all over the world.

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Dec 12, 2017

FCC Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Rules Could Hurt Students
Schools, colleges, and students may not be able to pay for "fast lanes" permitted if the FCC abandons net neutrality rules.

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Dec 11, 2017

As the Southern California Fires Rage, a Boeing 747 Joins the Fight
The Global Supertanker is a modified Boeing 747 that drops mass quantities of fire retardant from just 200 feet above the ground.

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Dec 11, 2017

Crispr Therapeutics Plans to Launch Its First Clinical Trial in 2018
The study, testing a genetic tweak to the stem cells that make red blood cells, could begin as soon as next year.

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Dec 11, 2017

'Star Wars' Surprise: Jedi Are Celibate!
According to Luke Skywalker himself, if Jedi were allowed to get down "I'd have a girlfriend by now."

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Dec 11, 2017

Why Stephen Wolfram Decided to Livestream His Company's Work
Stephen Wolfram explains his decision to show the world exactly how Wolfram Research works—via live stream.

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Dec 11, 2017

Climate Change Could Take the Air Out of Wind Farms
If the Arctic gets warmer, the northern winds get weaker, possibly leading to big drops in clean energy.

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Dec 11, 2017

Am I The Worst For Looking at Other People's Texts on the Subway?
We are all informational predators. We are also all informational prey.

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Dec 11, 2017

When Your Fitbit Goes From Activity Tracker to Personal Medical Device
With sales of its activity trackers sagging, and competition from Apple Watch, Fitbit increasingly stresses the medical uses of its data.

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Dec 11, 2017

The US Flirts With Geoengineering to Stymie Climate Change
A Congressman introduces a bill to explore technologies to geoengineer Earth. That is, if it gets past his colleagues and then the only world leader to shun the Paris Agreement.

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Dec 11, 2017

You Give Up a Lot of Privacy Just Opening Emails. Here's How to Stop It
Billions of emails are opened every day by people who have never consented to be tracked, but are being tracked nonetheless.

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Dec 11, 2017

Justice Democrat Candidates Have Been Denied Access to DNC Voter Data
As Justice Democrats run primaries against incumbents of their own party, some states have limited or denied access to a powerful voter data tool.

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Dec 11, 2017

Las Vegas Casinos Are Now Testing Covert Gun-Sensing Technology
The technology uses a discreet microwave radar system to scan people for guns, knives, and bombs—without forcing them to walk through metal detectors.

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Dec 10, 2017

I Can't Stop Drinking Coffee Out of This Temperature-Regulating Mug
The $80 Ember Ceramic Mug keeps 10 ounces of coffee at whatever temperature you want, for as long as you want.

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Dec 10, 2017

Security News This Week: Apple Patches a Very Bad iOS HomeKit Bug
Another Apple security goof, email hacks, and more of the week's top security news.

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Dec 10, 2017

Patagonia Going After President Trump Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
A lot of things shook up Twitter last week, but Patagonia going after President Trump was the biggest rumble.

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Dec 10, 2017

Making the Silence Breakers Time's Person of the Year Won't Change Anything
Opinion: While it's satisfying to see sexual harassers get their comeuppance, no one should believe this marks the beginning of a cultural shift.

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Dec 10, 2017

When Waze Won't Help, Palestinians Make Their Own Open Source Maps
In a place and conflict where "facts on the ground" are endlessly contested, having access to good navigation maps and apps is more than a matter of getting there.

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Dec 10, 2017

The Dirty Secret of the Global Plan to Avert Climate Disaster
The Paris agreement on climate change charts a narrow path to avoiding a global apocalypse. Just one problem: Its centerpiece is a technology that basically doesn't yet exist.

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Dec 10, 2017

The Dirty Secret of the IPCC's Plan to Avert Climate Disaster: BECCS (Carbon Capture Technology) Doesn't Yet Exist.
The Paris agreement on climate change charts a narrow path to avoiding a global apocalypse. Just one problem: Its centerpiece is a technology that basically doesn't yet exist.

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Dec 09, 2017

Apple Executive Reveals More of Its Self-Driving Technology
In a talk at a conference, Apple's head of artificial-intelligence research discussed projects for navigation and mapping that would be useful for self-driving cars.

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Dec 09, 2017

Virginia's I-66 Toll Road Really Should Be the Future of Driving
A Virginia experiment with congestion pricing encounters speed bumps—but don't freak out yet.

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Dec 09, 2017

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Swoops In to Give Jupiter Its Close Up
These mesmerizing blue and white swirls are giant cyclones and storms that roar in the gas giant's upper atmosphere.

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Dec 09, 2017

What's with All the Hate for 'Star Trek: Discovery'?
The show has been met with a surprising level of hostility from viewers since it launched in September.

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Dec 09, 2017

The FCC Shouldn't Vote on Net Neutrality Until It Investigates Comment Fraud
Opinion: An FCC commissioner argues that the agency shouldn't vote to dismantle the open internet until it probes how bots hacked the comment process.

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Dec 09, 2017

'The Shape of Water': The Making of an Emotionally Appealing Fish-Man
One of the best film performances of the year comes from a man in a fish suit. Here's how he was made—from scales to screen.

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Dec 09, 2017

Earliest Black Hole Gives Rare Glimpse of Ancient Universe
It weighs as much as 780 million suns and helped to cast off the cosmic Dark Ages. But now that astronomers have found the earliest known black hole, they wonder: How could this giant have grown so big, so fast?

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Dec 09, 2017

Extreme Security Measures for the Extra Paranoid
Someone with serious tools is trying to pry open your digital secrets. Don't let them.

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Dec 09, 2017

How to Encrypt All of the Things, From Chats to Calls and More
Want to keep outsiders from listening in on your chats, phone calls, and more? Encrypt them. All of them.

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Dec 09, 2017

Google Advanced Protection: The Most Secure Account of All
Google Advanced Protection offers a level of security that's hard to match. Just expect some serious convenience trade-offs along the way.

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Dec 09, 2017

How to Rip the Mics Out of Your MacBook and iPhone
One way to make sure no one's listening in on your private conversations? Drop the mics. Literally.

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Dec 09, 2017

How to Sweep For Bugs and Hidden Cameras
To keep them from listening in, take a very good look around you. And then bust out the tools.

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Dec 09, 2017

Take These 7 Steps Now to Reach Password Perfection
Admit it: Your passwords aren't great. But if you fix them up, you'll have a solid first-line digital defense.

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Dec 09, 2017

The A-B-C's of Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
You can't lock your offspring out of the internet forever. But you can prepare them to navigate it properly.

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Dec 09, 2017

Physical Measures to Amp Up Your Digital Security
Not every digital problem requires a software solution. For an added layer of safety, look to these real-world reinforcements.

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Dec 09, 2017

Smartphone Security 101: Key Steps From PINs to Permissions
Keep your device safe from snoops with basic precautions like setting the right PIN and vetting your app permissions.

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Dec 09, 2017

Resist Phishing Attacks with Three Golden Rules
They're preying on your emotions. Don't get stuck on their digital hooks.

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Dec 09, 2017

The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online
You may already be familiar with TorBrowser. But the anonymous internet has a lot more to offer.

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Dec 09, 2017

The Wired Guide to Digital Security, From Passwords to Faraday Cages
In an age of nonstop breaches and hacks, here are ways to improve your online security based on your level of risk, from average user to NSA contractor.

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Dec 09, 2017

What To Do If You've Been Doxed
If a troll is spilling your personal info across the internet, you have ways to fight back. Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity at the EFF, shares tips.

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Dec 08, 2017

In the Los Angeles Fires, Drones Take Off for the First Time
As the flames spread, the LA Fire Department tries out a new tool.

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Dec 08, 2017

Gadget Lab Podcast: You Can't Kill Email, It's Just Too Intimate
This week, a discussion about the humanizing effect of your inbox

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Dec 08, 2017

Photo of the Week: This Emirati Housing Tract Will Have you Seeing Double
Thousands of identical houses that go on. And on. And on.

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Dec 08, 2017

Elon Musk Says Tesla Is Building Its Own Chip for Autopilot
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the automaker is designing its own chip to run its self-driving software, to make its cars safer.

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Dec 08, 2017

Inside the Magically Mundane Lab of a Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist
Ben Feringa is a pioneer in nanotechnology, and this is his world.

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Dec 08, 2017

Videogames Are Award-Worthy—But They Don't Need Award Shows
Last night, The Game Awards celebrated the top achievements in games and hyped up a bunch of new releases to boot. But what kind of award show does videogaming need?

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Dec 08, 2017

Jaguar Challenges Tesla, a Corvette Shoots Fire, and More This Week in the Future of Cars
San Francisco changes parking prices, Virginia raises tolls, and Americans start to realize how much driving really costs.

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Dec 08, 2017

Megabreaches Happen. Here's How to Protect Yourself When They Do
The next megabreach is coming. Here's how you can cope if and when your info gets swept up.

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Dec 08, 2017

The FCC Says Net Neutrality Cripples Investment. That's Not True
The FCC proposal to repeal net neutrality hinges on a claim that telecom companies have cut investment in new infrastructure. But several large internet providers have increased spending.

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Dec 08, 2017

Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence
The deep learning tool can assemble a full genome from raw DNA more accurately than every existing method.

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Dec 08, 2017

How to Protect Yourself After the Next Big Corporate Hack
The next megabreach is coming. Here's how you can cope if and when your info gets swept up.

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Dec 07, 2017

New 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Trailer Serves Up Big Dinos and Big Questions
The follow-up to the blockbuster franchise reboot hits theaters next June.

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Dec 07, 2017

APT 34 Is an Iran-Linked Hacking Group That Probes Critical Infrastructure
A new Iran-linked hacking group called APT 34 has been spotted lurking in the networks of financial, energy, telecom, and chemical companies.

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Dec 07, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Seeks An Ethical Conscience
Some AI researchers are concerned by the field's power, and its ability to cause harm.

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Dec 07, 2017

Neuroscientists Just Launched an Atlas of the Developing Human Brain
It's a look at how genes are expressed during the earliest stages of life—down to the cellular level.

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Dec 07, 2017

Miguel's 'War & Leisure': Stellar R&B That Looks Inward For Truth
Most popular music takes on current events by going big, but 'War & Leisure' finds R&B gold by exploring the politics of the self.

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Dec 07, 2017

Microsoft's Project Sopris Could Secure the Next Generation of IoT
With Project Sopris, Microsoft has a new hardware solution for the next wave of IoT security problems.

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Dec 07, 2017

Bolt Threads' New Hat Shows the Promise of Synthetic Spider Silk
The $198 Cap of Courage weaves together ultra-soft Rambouillet wool and synthetic spider silk.

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Dec 07, 2017

A Madcap Fantasy Game All About Survival. And Bunnies
'Everything Is Going to Be OK' explores trauma, resilience, and what people do to get by.

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Dec 07, 2017

How to Design Around the Airport Identity Crisis
Time to make airports somewhere again.

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Dec 07, 2017

The Physics of the Invisible Box Challenge
There's no fooling gravity—but this trick makes it look like you can.

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Dec 07, 2017

Quantum Computing Is the Next Big Security Risk
Opinion: Rep. Will Hurd of Texas argues that quantum computers will rock current security protocols that protect government and financial systems.

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Dec 07, 2017

Accused VC Sends Same Sorry Sexual Harassment Email to Critics
Justin Caldbeck has been reaching out to women who accused him of sexual harassment, and others who've talked about his case. Some recipients don't appreciate the effort.

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Dec 07, 2017

Uber's Use of Wickr Raises Questions About Ephemeral Messaging Apps
Wickr takes center stage.

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