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Apr 23, 2018

Atlanta Spent $2.6M to Recover From $52,000 Ransomware Scare
Whether to pay ransomware is a complicated—and costly—calculation.

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Apr 23, 2018

Augmented Reality Is Transforming Museums
There are lots of possibilities when it comes to bringing AR into museums like MoMA—but will they embrace them?

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Apr 23, 2018

'Westworld' Recap, Season 2 Episode 1: No More Heroes
The second season of the HBO show opens on a world where the moral truths of the first are gone.

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Apr 23, 2018

California's Water Whiplash Is Only Going to Get Worse
Get ready for more dramatic shifts between severe drought and record-breaking rainfall.

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Apr 23, 2018

Star Wars News: 'Solo' Isn't Really an Origin Story
It's more of a tale of how Han became Han, you know?

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Apr 23, 2018

Corals Are in Serious Trouble. This Lab Could Help Save Them
Scientists reach a milestone in establishing a captive coral population that could reproduce year after year, allowing researchers to perform crucial studies.

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Apr 23, 2018

Silicon Valley's Latest Revolution: Cutting Out Wall Street
Companies like Uber and Spotify don't need IPOs anymore, and that's turning the finance industry on its head.

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Apr 23, 2018

What's Not Included in Facebook's 'Download Your Data'
Facebook says users own their data and touts its "download your data" tool. But the download doesn't include everything Facebook knows about you.

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Apr 22, 2018

James Comey's Media Tour Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
Last week fired FBI director James Comey went on a massive media tour—and the internet followed every minute of it.

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Apr 22, 2018

After Uber's Fatal Crash, Self-Driving Cars Should Aim Lower
Stop talking about saving the world, and focus instead on making tangible improvements to people's lives.

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Apr 22, 2018

Why So Many People Make Their Password 'Dragon'
The mythical creature's popularity says a lot about the psychology of password creation.

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Apr 21, 2018

Space Photos of the Week: Light a Candle for Hubble, Still Gazing Strong
The best way to mark the space telescope's birthday is by looking at nebulae.

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Apr 21, 2018

What If Aliens Were Totally Obsessed With Us?
The extraterrestrials in author Mercurio D. Rivera's 'The Love War' have a soft spot for humanity.

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Apr 21, 2018

Xbox Hacking, LinkedIn Bugs, and More Security News This Week
Xbox hacking, LinkedIn bugs, and more security news this week.

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Apr 21, 2018

Machine Learning's ‘Amazing' Ability to Predict Chaos
In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.

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Apr 21, 2018

Thermal Imaging Cameras Could Keep Self-Driving Cars Safe
A heat-seeking view of the world could provide one more way for robo-cars to stay out of danger.

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Apr 21, 2018

Just How Random Are Two Factor Authentication Codes?
Have you noticed patterns in those ephemeral, six-digit tokens? There's a reason for that.

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Apr 20, 2018

DNC Lawsuit Against Russia Reveals New Details About 2016 Hack
In suing Russia, the Trump campaign, and others over the hack of its systems in 2016, the Democratic National Committee has also filled in important timeline details.

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Apr 20, 2018

How to Build Custom Alexa Skills for the Amazon Echo
The new Blueprints tool makes it easy for anyone to build custom skills for Alexa.

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Apr 20, 2018

Gadget Lab Podcast: The Tech We Can't Live Without
This week, we discuss our personal relationships with our most beloved gadgets.

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Apr 20, 2018

'Westworld': Here's What Needs to Happen in Season 2
HBO's futuristic thriller has a whole lot of explaining to do.

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Apr 20, 2018

Essential Phone (PH-1) Deal: Now $350 Unlocked
One of the best flagship phones of 2017 just got a massive price cut.

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Apr 20, 2018

These Surreal Portraits Are Like Mathematical Puzzles
Kensuke Koike adds nothing and takes away nothing from the portraits he alters—just rearranges the parts.

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Apr 20, 2018

The Selfie as We Know It Is Dead
Selfies may not be cool anymore, but their spirit lives on—just as it always has.

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Apr 20, 2018

It's 4/20, and an FDA Panel Just OK'd a Drug Made From Marijuana
The treatment was fast-tracked for approval, and the first person to use the drug in the US was our writer's son.

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Apr 20, 2018

Uber's Peace Process, Tesla's Tantrum, and More Car News This Week
Plus: Electric scooters invade American cities and Lyft goes after its carbon emissions.

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Apr 20, 2018

Science's "Reproducibility Crisis" Is Now Political Ammunition
A report from the National Association of Scholars takes on the reproducibility crisis in science. Not everyone views the group's motives as pure.

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Apr 20, 2018

Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and How the World Seeks to Limit Black Genius
This week, the precision and thunder of artistic exceptionalism were on full display. So were critics.

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Apr 20, 2018

Why Police Should Monitor Social Media to Prevent Crime
Opinion: Citizens may object to their social media posts being mined by law enforcement, but the practice can keep the public safe.

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Apr 20, 2018

Calling Facebook a Utility Would Only Make Things Worse
Facebook is ubiquitous, yes—but we shouldn't put it on the same regulatory plane as telecom giants.

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Apr 20, 2018

The 'Do Not Disturb' App Protects Your Mac From 'Evil Maid' Attacks
Detecting an insidious physical attack on your MacBook may often be as simple as alerting you when its lid opens.

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Apr 20, 2018

23andMe Wants You to Share Even More Health Data
On a new health portal, 23andMe encourages customers to share how they manage common health conditions. It's not hard to see who gets the better side of the deal.

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Apr 19, 2018

Airlines Check Their Engines for the Flaw That Hit Southwest
Investigators says Flight 1380's engine showed signs of "metal fatigue," and now airlines are hoping to find similar problems before they cause another disaster.

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Apr 19, 2018

The Security Risks of Login With Facebook
New research from Princeton University exposes vulnerabilities in the social network's universal login API.

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Apr 19, 2018

Facebook's 2017 Privacy Audit Didn't Catch Cambridge Analytica
Audit by PwC came two years after Facebook learned that a university researcher gave personal data on millions of Facebook users to Cambridge Analytica.

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Apr 19, 2018

Motorola Moto G6 and Moto E5: Price, Specs, Release Date
With the Moto G6 and E5, the king of budget phones has no plans to abdicate its throne in 2018.

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Apr 19, 2018

Physics Explains Why Braves Fans Can't Beat the Freeze
A spandex-clad superhero keeps beating Atlanta Braves fans...even when they have a huge head start.

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Apr 19, 2018

Virtual Reality Takes a Political Turn in the Trump Era
From climate change to reforming white supremacists: At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, it's about the medium and the message.

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Apr 19, 2018

Minds Is the Anti-Facebook That Pays You For Your Time
In the wake of privacy scandals, Facebook users are newly realizing their data makes the company rich. What if platforms paid them for their contributions?

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Apr 19, 2018

The Clever Vine-Like Robot That Grows and Steers With Air
Vinebot is part of the first generation of advanced "soft robots," which promise to go where no traditional robot can tread—literally.

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Apr 19, 2018

Biotech Gets Some Silicon Valley Shine at Illumina's New Campus
With tons of amenities, the DNA sequencing giant hopes to attract the Bay Area's top life science talent.

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Apr 19, 2018

Browser Standard WebAuthn Could Usher in a Password-Free Future
A new web browser standard may spell the end of passwords, but all the big websites will have to play along first.

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Apr 19, 2018

Airbus Is Making Beds for Economy Fliers—in the Cargo Hold
Coming attractions for economy fliers could include actual lie-flat beds, just not in the cabin.

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Apr 19, 2018

How DNA Transfer Nearly Convicted an Innocent Man of Murder
We leave traces of our genetic material everywhere, even on things we've never touched. That got Lukis Anderson charged with a brutal crime he didn't commit.

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Apr 19, 2018

Can This Man Help Uber Recover From the Travis Kalanick Era?
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi champions everything Uber once rejected: caution, discipline, and tact. Can he reform Silicon Valley's most audacious company?

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Apr 18, 2018

Why Can't We Fix Puerto Rico's Power Grid?
The only upside to Puerto Rico's island-wide blackout is that engineers and aid groups could rethink it from the ground up. They may have to.

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Apr 18, 2018

Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections
Critics say Facebook is using design tricks to win users' permission to collect personal data under new European rules.

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Apr 18, 2018

The OURSA Security Conference Calls Out Lack of Inclusion
The OURSA security conference offered a place for diverse voices in security, a counterpoint to the corporate hegemony of RSA.

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Apr 18, 2018

The Return of 'MAD Magazine' and Its All-New Gang of Idiots
The new incarnation of the satire magazine will never be able to compete with the pace of the internet, but that's not the point.

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Apr 18, 2018

Let's Use Star Wars to Explain the Concept of Angular Size
Could you actually see invading Star Destroyers from the surface of a planet?

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Apr 18, 2018

Smartphone and Internet Addiction: The Definitive WIRED Guide
Everything you ever wanted to know about screen time, likes, and pull-to-refresh.

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Apr 18, 2018

A Robot Does the Impossible: Assembling an Ikea Chair Without Having a Meltdown
Researchers use off-the-shelf robot parts to piece together one of those Stefan Ikea chairs.

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Apr 18, 2018

'Trustjacking' Could Expose iPhones to Attack
Think twice before you tell your iPhone to trust that laptop when you charge it.

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Apr 18, 2018

FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids
An FCC program promised to bring high-speed internet to remote schools. Instead, they've mostly gotten red tape.

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Apr 18, 2018

How to Set Up and Use a YubiKey for Online Security
These simple, battery-free devices provide an easy way to securely verify that it's really you who's trying to access your online accounts.

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Apr 18, 2018

Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI
Colleagues joke that Jeff Dean increased the speed of light. Now he's charged with taking Google's artificial-intelligence efforts in new directions.

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Apr 18, 2018

Tax Refund Tech Deals: Roomba, Essential Phone, Dell, Sony
These are the best deals we found this week.

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Apr 18, 2018

TED 2018: Soul-Searching at the Inspiration Assembly Line
The TED conference has always been a place of high-stakes emotional manipulation. This year, it all feels darker.

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Apr 18, 2018

Trouble Detected in Infamous Dark Matter Signal
New results from a decades-old experiment were initially touted as further evidence for dark matter. But independent scientists have cast serious doubt on that claim.

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Apr 18, 2018

Welcome to the Wikipedia for Terms of Service Agreements
Terms of Service; Didn't Read summarizes the terms you've blindly agreed to, and offers discussion around what they mean.

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Apr 17, 2018

San Francisco Passes a Law to Rein In Shared Electric Scooters
It's not the only discombobulated city struggling to divide precious space.

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Apr 17, 2018

Inside the Unnerving CCleaner Supply Chain Attack
CCleaner owner Avast is sharing more details on the malware attackers used to infect legitimate software updates with malware.

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Apr 17, 2018

How Southwest Pilots Could Have Landed Safely With a Blown Engine
One person died on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 after an engine failed and blew a hole in the cabin at 31,000 feet.

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Apr 17, 2018

Ultrasonic Signals Are the Wild West of Wireless Tech
Inaudible signals that your phone can hear—but you can't—are often based on ad hoc tech, which makes for risky security.

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Apr 17, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg Plays the Scapegoat for Our Facebook Sins
Philosopher René Girard's theory of "mimetic desire" explains much of the Facebook congressional hearings.

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Apr 17, 2018

Pornhub Will Now Accept Verge Cryptocurrency
By accepting Verge, Pornhub could help make cryptocurrency transactions in general more mainstream.

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Apr 17, 2018

A Glimpse of Life Along China's Border With North Korea
Elijah Hurwitz visited the region this winter amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

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Apr 17, 2018

Chef Erling Wu-Bower Pursues Wood-Fired Perfection, From Roast Fish to Pizza
The young chef explains his wood-fire cooking technique ahead of the opening of his new Chicago restaurant, Pacific Standard Time.

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Apr 17, 2018

The Deceptively Satisfying Micro-play of Minit
The black-and-white game is a minimalist triumph, paring the 2D adventure genre down to only its most compelling, most satisfying components.

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Apr 17, 2018

The Shipping Industry Sets Sail Toward a Carbon-Free Future
Cargo-shipping regulators have struck a historic deal to set their dirty fuel-burning industry on a low-carbon course.

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Apr 17, 2018

'The Moth Podcast' Looks Back at a Decade of Stories
Celebrating what might have been the very first podcast to capitalize on the medium's unique capacity to conjure intimacy.

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Apr 17, 2018

The Plan to Save California's Legendary Weed From 'Big Cannabis'
Inside the sprawling new facility that wants to help small cannabis farmers survive the invasion of Big Cannabis.

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Apr 17, 2018

Nest Cam Baby Monitor: How to Make It Secure
A few ways to help keep the footage of your kids away from mean old hackers.

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Apr 17, 2018

Thanks to AI, These Cameras Will Know What They're Seeing
A new breed of chips incorporate artificial intelligence into relatively cheap cameras, enabling new apps but also more ubiquitous surveillance.

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Apr 17, 2018

NASA's New Exoplanet Satellite TESS Could Find Life Close to Home
TESS is designed to find and study the exoplanets closest to Earth.

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Apr 17, 2018

The Rise and Feel of VR Pornography
Watching pornography in virtual reality changes the experience dramatically: You feel like you're actually there. That triggers empathy rather than distance.

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Apr 17, 2018

The Teens Who Hacked Microsoft's Videogame Empire—And Went Too Far
Among those involved in David Pokora's so-called Xbox Underground, one would become an informant, one would become a fugitive, and one would end up dead.

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Apr 17, 2018

The Teens Who Hacked Microsoft's Xbox Empire—And Went Too Far
Among those involved in David Pokora's so-called Xbox Underground, one would become an informant, one would become a fugitive, and one would end up dead.

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