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Mar 21, 2019

It's a Short Hop From 'Fortnite' to a New AI Best Friend
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney knows exactly what he's doing with the battle royale juggernaut: charting a path to the virtual metaverse.

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Mar 21, 2019

Disney Is Building a Box Office Death Star
The Mouse House just took in a Fox and the ‘Masters of the Universe' movie might've found its He-Man.

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Mar 21, 2019

Knock Around a Goat Carcass With These Buzkashi Players
Photographer Anna Huix traveled to Tajikistan to document the centuries-old sporting tradition.

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Mar 21, 2019

A New Wave of Brainy Bikes Do Everything but Ride Themselves
Automated gear changes, app-controlled suspensions, overtaking vehicle alerts, and more smart tech are here for the human-powered two-wheeler.

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Mar 21, 2019

10 Best Fitness Trackers (and Fitness Watches) for 2019
Do you need an activity tracker for skiing, or for counting your dance steps at a wedding? We've found the best fitness watches and trackers for everybody.

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Mar 21, 2019

The Haunting of Hacker House
How tales of Edward Snowden and Albert Gonzalez possess an old Victorian in the Catskills.

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Mar 21, 2019

In the Face of Danger, We're Turning to Surveillance
From the Rose Bowl to upstate New York, people are turning to surveillance systems in the face America's inability to meaningfully address of gun violence.

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Mar 21, 2019

iPad Mini (2019) Review: Hello, Old Friend
Apple's littlest iPad gets an update.

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Mar 21, 2019

Researchers Built an "Online Lie Detector." Honestly, That Could Be a Problem
Critics point out serious flaws in a study promising an "online polygraph," with potential to create deep biases.

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Mar 21, 2019

Scientists Reveal Ancient Social Networks Using AI—and X-Rays
Historians are using data science to unearth overlooked female power brokers, imperial influencers, and other figures hidden in ancient texts.

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Mar 21, 2019

The Punishing Ecstasy of Being a Reddit Moderator
Banishing zombies and tracking down Russia propaganda—on the front lines with the social site's volunteer army.

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Mar 20, 2019

A Cab's-Eye View of How Peloton's Trucks ‘Talk' to Each Other
It's a technology called platooning, and it could be safer and more efficient than regular truck-driving, but easier to implement than full-on robo trucks.

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Mar 20, 2019

An Android Vulnerability Went Unfixed For Over Five Years
Older Android devices—of which there are over 100 million still in use—will remain exposed.

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Mar 20, 2019

The EU Hits Google With a Third Billion-Dollar Fine. So What?
The latest penalty---stemming from how Google previously displayed search results on other websites---probably won't act as a deterrent, and critics want more.

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Mar 20, 2019

Fei-Fei Li Wants AI to Care More About Humans
Stanford professor and former Google employee Fei-Fei Li is the force behind the new Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

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Mar 20, 2019

Apple AirPods 2019: Price, Specs, Release Date
The new AirPods have better battery life, come with a wireless charging option, and ship next week for $159.

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Mar 20, 2019

The Youth Climate Strike as Seen by Teen Photographers
Two young photographers covered last week's global climate protests for WIRED: "There was this pride that we can do this by ourselves if we have to."

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Mar 20, 2019

Oculus Rift S VR Headset: Price, Specs, Release Date
The new $399 headset from the Facebook-owned company features some key improvements. But you still have to plug it into a computer.

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Mar 20, 2019

Cannabis: The Complete WIRED Guide
Everything you need to know about THC, CBD, terpenes, and the entourage effect.

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Mar 20, 2019

The Best Kindle Readers You Can Buy (2019)
Amazon just debuted a new ebook reader, and it's already the best Kindle you can buy.

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Mar 20, 2019

Zodiac Ascending: Astrology Startups Reach for the Stars
Startups like Sanctuary aim to do for astrology what Headspace did for meditation: reinvent it for an anxious, wide-eyed, phone-clutching generation.

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Mar 20, 2019

Why Tech Platforms Don't Treat All Terrorism the Same
Critics say Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are quicker to block content from ISIS than from white nationalists.

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Mar 20, 2019

Tech Platforms Treat White Nationalism Different From Islamic Terrorism
Critics say Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are quicker to block content from ISIS than from white nationalists.

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Mar 20, 2019

The First Gene-Edited Food Is Now Being Served
Calyxt is the first with its gene-edited oil, but several other companies also have edited foods in the works.

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Mar 20, 2019

A Timeline of MoviePass' Many Ridiculous Business Plans
When it comes to figuring out a membership model, MoviePass is more ‘Groundhog Day' than ‘Social Network.'

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Mar 20, 2019

In Pakistan, People Are Jailed for Blasphemous Facebook Posts
Authorities in Pakistan use stringent laws to prosecute blasphemy—even "crimes" as innocuous as liking a post on Facebook. Vigilantes have been known to murder the accused.

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Mar 20, 2019

Inside Airbnb's 'Guerrilla War' Against Local Governments
Airbnb, the nation's second-most-valuable startup, is battling cities from Boston to San Diego over collecting taxes and enforcing zoning rules.

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Mar 19, 2019

Facebook Changes Its Ad Tech to Stop Discrimination
As part of a settlement of five legal cases that claimed Facebook allowed advertisers to discriminate against minorities, the company is making changes to its ad-targeting technology.

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Mar 19, 2019

The Internet Made Dumbledore Gay
J.K. Rowling seems to have lost touch with, if not downright alienated, the portion of the internet she hopes to engage with and delight. Are fans partly to blame?

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Mar 19, 2019

HP's New Reverb VR Headset Bumps Up the Resolution
The price has swelled, too. The Reverb bundle will cost between $599 and $649 when it ships in late April.

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Mar 19, 2019

With Google Stadia, Gaming Dreams Head For the Cloud
The company this morning introduced Stadia, its new vision for anywhere, any-device gaming.

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Mar 19, 2019

The Deeper Education Issue Under the College Bribery Scandal
Opinion: There's a vast pool of talent out there. But they need access to educational courses that suit their learning style and schedules.

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Mar 19, 2019

Trump's Casinos Couldn't Make Atlantic City Great Again
Photographer Brian Rose turns his lens on the city where Donald Trump built (and nearly destroyed) his reputation.

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Mar 19, 2019

Ooni Koda Pizza Oven Review: A Backyard Pie Party
Can a home pizza oven be easy and convenient? With this backyard Ooni oven, it can.

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Mar 19, 2019

Sikorsky's Self-Flying Helicopter Hints at the Flying Future
The Lockheed Martin subsidiary has made giving flight a whirl a matter of tapping on a tablet.

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Mar 19, 2019

Apple iMac 2019: Specs, Price, Release Date
Apple just refreshed its desktop computers. One of them now runs on Intel's 9th-generation processor.

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Mar 19, 2019

Instagram's New Shopping Feature Works Like a Digital Mall
Because #capitalism.

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Mar 19, 2019

The Read/Write Metaphor Is a Flawed Way to Talk About DNA
Among both scientists and laypeople, DNA is a language, one which we "read," "write," and "edit." The metaphor may distort our understanding of genetics.

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Mar 19, 2019

Preparing to Unleash Crispr on an Unprepared World
Researchers are poised to bring gene-editing tech out of the lab. But just how far do we want Crispr to go?

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Mar 19, 2019

A More Humane Livestock Industry, Brought to You By Crispr
Horn-free? Yup. Heat-tolerant? Sure. Flu-proof? Of course. Gene editing aims to make our food supply kinder and more efficient. But it's struggling to leave the barn.

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Mar 19, 2019

Better Living Through Crispr: Growing Human Organs in Pigs
Scientist Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte wants to use gene editing to create human-animal hybrids that we can harvest for parts. What could go wrong?

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Mar 19, 2019

Beyond Cas9: 4 Ways to Edit DNA
As Crispr wends its way out of the petri dish and into our genes, scientists are searching for even sharper tools.

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Mar 19, 2019

Coders' Primal Urge to Kill Inefficiency—Everywhere
For software engineers, lack of friction is an aesthetic joy, an emotional high, the ideal existential state. It's what drives them—and shapes our world.

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Mar 19, 2019

The Evidence That Could Impeach Donald Trump
Nancy Pelosi's comments about impeachment acknowledge a political reality: Nothing the Mueller probe has revealed so far has moved the GOP substantially.

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Mar 19, 2019

Women's Pain Is Different From Men's—the Drugs Could Be Too
A new study shows clear differences in the biology of how men and women feel pain, a reminder that sex-specific pain medications might benefit us all.

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Mar 18, 2019

SEC: Elon Musk Fully Ignored a Key Term of Settlement
In a new court filing, the US agency argues a federal judge should hold the Tesla CEO in contempt for his tweets.

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Mar 18, 2019

1 Year After Uber's Fatal Crash, Robocars Carry On Quietly
In the autonomy industry, companies are now more circumspect about when their life-saving technology will hit the road.

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Mar 18, 2019

Need an Ohm's Law Party Trick? Take a Light Bulb's Temperature
We can measure the temperature of an incandescent bulb's filament while it's connected to a variable DC power supply.

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Mar 18, 2019

Best iPads (2019): Which New iPad Should You Actually Buy?
Choosing an iPad is more complicated than it needs to be, but we're here to help with our complete guide to Apple's new and old models.

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Mar 18, 2019

'The Inventor' and the Permanence of Transmedia Schadenfreude
With so many ways to consume stories, consumers are increasingly using them all in order to wring every possible microdrop of schadenfreude out of the most enduring story of all: hubris.

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Mar 18, 2019

'The Inventor,' Theranos, and Multiplatform Schadenfreude
With so many ways to consume stories, consumers are increasingly using them all in order to wring every possible microdrop of schadenfreude out of the most enduring story of all: hubris.

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Mar 18, 2019

Apple iPad Air 2019 and iPad Mini 2019: Price, Specs, Release Date
Apple's newest additions to its tablet line include a refreshed 10.5-inch iPad Air and a long-awaited update to the 7.9-inch iPad Mini. Also today, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is no more.

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Mar 18, 2019

The People Trying to Make Internet Recommendations Less Toxic
Recommendation algorithms on sites like Facebook and YouTube can send users down rabbit holes, spread falsehoods, and foster conspiracy theories.

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Mar 18, 2019

Psychedelic Portraits Made With a Hunk of Beveled Glass
Photographer Mikayla Whitmore creates these images without any apps or effects filters.

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Mar 18, 2019

Star Wars News: Here's What One Dude Has Seen of 'Episode IX'
Disney showed a bit of the next 'Star Wars' movie to shareholders. This guy tweeted about it.

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Mar 18, 2019

The Uncanny Valley Nobody's Talking About: Eerie Robot Voices
We've all heard of the uncanny valley, in which realistic humanoid robots freak us out. But what might be even freakier is how those robots speak to us.

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Mar 18, 2019

HP Spectre x360 Review: A Laptop With Near-Universal Appeal
For the 2019 version of its Spectre x360 laptop, HP updates an already winning design and adds an exceptional 14-hour battery.

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Mar 18, 2019

Here's What It's Like to Accidentally Expose the Data of 230M People
The owner of Exactis, a 10-person firm that exposed a database including nearly every American, tells the story of his company's downfall.

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Mar 17, 2019

Boeing's 737 Crash, Tesla's Model Y, and More News This Week
This week's transportation news focused on two major stories: the investigation into the fatal crash of Ethiopian Flight 302 and Elon Musk's reveal of Tesla's new baby SUV.

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Mar 17, 2019

While You Were Offline: Cats Caused the Facebook Outage (jkjk)
It was a "server configuration change." The word "cats" is in there somewhere.

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Mar 17, 2019

AI Algorithms Are Now Shockingly Good at Doing Science
Whether probing the evolution of galaxies or discovering new chemical compounds, algorithms are detecting patterns no humans could have spotted.

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Mar 17, 2019

For Workers in the Gig Economy, Client Interactions Can Get … Weird
When you work inside people's homes, things can quickly go from too friendly to creepy to outright sexual harassment.

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Mar 17, 2019

How Cambridge Analytica Sparked the Great Privacy Awakening
Repercussions from the scandal swirling around the data analytics firm continue to be felt across the tech industry.

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Mar 16, 2019

Space Photos of the Week: One Last Piece of the Moon Rock
NASA is releasing some of its last samples from the lunar surface to scientists.

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Mar 16, 2019

Here's An Idea: Replace Trials with Virtual Reality Duels
Sci-fi author Ben Bova thinks it's a viable alternative to prolonged, expensive lawsuits.

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Mar 16, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Belonged to an Infamous '90s Hacker Group
Facial recognition, DuckDuckGo on Chrome, and more security news this week.

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Mar 16, 2019

Beto O'Rourke Was Part of an Infamous '90s Hacker Group
The presidential candidate's first constituency was Cult of the Dead Cow.

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Mar 16, 2019

19 Best Tech Deals on Cheap Earbuds, Apple Watches, and More
Whether your weekend plans include relaxing in a beach chair or vacuuming your floor, we have a deal for you.

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Mar 16, 2019

Corporations Are Co-Opting Right-to-Repair
Opinion: Manufacturers are offering more repair options than ever before. But they still aren't giving people the true freedom to fix what they want when they want.

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Mar 16, 2019

How Does Music Affect Your Brain? Every Way Imaginable
In the latest episode of 'Tech Effects,' we investigated how music gets into our brains—and our bodies.

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Mar 16, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Review: A Great Wearable for Exercise Tracking
A sleek, lightweight way to track your activity, especially if you carry a Samsung phone.

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Mar 16, 2019

Most Android Antivirus Apps Are Garbage
Fraudulent and ineffective antivirus apps persist on the Google Play Store, and it's unclear whether they'll ever totally go away.

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Mar 16, 2019

Why You Should (Still) Be Playing Halo in 2019
Now that the series is coming to PC, you can play them all over again—and take a unique lesson from two of the installments in particular.

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Mar 15, 2019

How Tesla's Model Y Compares to Other Electric SUVs (Charts)
Elon Musk's latest creation is entering a crowded market. Here's how its specs match those of Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes, and more.

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Mar 15, 2019

Gadget Lab Podcast: Flickr Cofounder Caterina Fake Weighs In On Big Tech
Caterina Fake says it's time to ask whether tech should exist, rather than asking if it can exist or if funds are available for it.

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Mar 15, 2019

Kids and Teens Strike Against Adults' Climate Screw-Ups
Across the planet, children skipped school to protest inaction on climate change: "Just 'cause we're kids doesn't mean we have childish opinions."

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Mar 15, 2019

How Investigators Pull Data off a Boeing 737's Black Boxes
Figuring out what happened to Ethiopian Flight 302 may involve baking the black box recorders in an oven, but the information investigators recover can be crucial to preventing future crashes.

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Mar 15, 2019

The Mosque Shooter Laid Bare the Post-Shooting Internet Cycle
The gunman who killed at least 49 people at mosques in New Zealand live-streamed the massacres, and left unusually detailed writings.

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Mar 15, 2019

A Ferocious Shrimp Inspires a Robot Claw That Shoots Plasma
Researchers replicate the snapping shrimp's plasma-firing claw, which is powerful enough to knock prey out cold.

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Mar 15, 2019

Why Tech Didn't Stop the New Zealand Attack From Going Viral
Video from a shooting at two mosques in Christchurch popped up on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Reddit, showing the limits of social media moderation.

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Mar 15, 2019

Tesla's Model Y SUV Brings More to the Masses
It has up to 300 miles of range, starts at $39,000, and is due out in fall 2020. Oh, and it has a panoramic glass roof.

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Mar 15, 2019

Meet Romania's Very Internet-Savvy Witch Community
Photographer Lucia Sekerková Bláhová's series *Vrajitoare* documents the digital revolution of Romanian witches, a mystical group that uses social media to advertise services and reach new clients.

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Mar 15, 2019

Ninja Made More Streaming 'Apex Legends' Than You Make All Year
Unless you're a basketball player or something.

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Mar 15, 2019

What Hulu's Shrill Gets Right—and So Wrong—About Trolling
In her new series, SNL's Aidy Bryant is an aspiring journalist beset by trolls.

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Mar 15, 2019

The Arctic's ‘Carbon Bomb' Could Screw the Climate Even More
Arctic permafrost, a "sleeping giant" of greenhouse gases, is melting faster than expected and could release 1.5 trillion tons of carbon dioxide.

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Mar 15, 2019

The Side Effects of Solar Geoengineering Could Be Minimal
Results from a Harvard study don't "support the common claims that [solar geoengineering] would inevitably lead to significant harms to some regions."

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Mar 15, 2019

Movie Review: The Alien Overlords of Captive State Might Be Coming—For Us
Aliens invade the US in Rupert Wyatt's Captive State, a movie that has our present-day struggles in mind.

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Mar 15, 2019

How Hackers Pulled Off a $20 Million Mexican Bank Heist
Welcome to the world of fake accounts, phantom funds, and money mules.

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Mar 15, 2019

For Avalanche Safety, Data Is as Important as Proper Gear
Tech tools and rescue equipment are helping more people survive avalanches. The best defense? Don't get caught in one.

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Mar 15, 2019

Caught in an Avalanche? The Right Gear Could Save Your Life
Tech tools and rescue equipment are helping more people survive avalanches. The best defense? Don't get caught in one.

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Mar 15, 2019

This Guy Predicted Society's Thirst for Internet Fame—in 1999
Early dot-com millionaire Josh Harris spent his fortune on a series of lurid social experiments to prove his point that people didn't want just 15 minutes of fame in their lives. They wanted it every day.

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Mar 15, 2019

TV Review: 'Love, Death & Robots' and the Rise of NSFW Netflix
The animated anthology isn't for the faint of heart—but it's a wild ride for the curious of spirit.

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Mar 15, 2019

Elon Musk's Model Y SUV Brings More Tesla to More Masses
It has up to 300 miles of range, starts at $39,000, and is due out in fall 2020. Oh, and it has a panoramic glass roof.

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Mar 15, 2019

Liveblog: Tesla Debuts the Model Y, Its Baby SUV
Follow along with us as Elon Musk takes the stage to show off Tesla's latest creation.

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Mar 14, 2019

LIVE: Tesla Debuts the Model Y, Its Baby SUV
Follow along with us as Elon Musk takes the stage to show off Tesla's latest creation.

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Mar 14, 2019

How to Watch Tesla's Model Y Reveal Tonight
Elon Musk takes the stage tonight to show off his automaker's new baby SUV—here's what we know and how to stay up to speed.

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Mar 14, 2019

Chris Cox Is Leaving Facebook
Cox, Facebook's chief product officer, announced he's leaving the company one week after Mark Zuckerberg published his privacy manifesto.

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Mar 14, 2019

Facebook's Head of Product Chris Cox Leaves After Privacy Pivot
Chris Cox announced he's leaving the company one week after Mark Zuckerberg published his privacy manifesto. WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels is also out.

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Mar 14, 2019

Facebook's Sloppy Data-Sharing Deals Might Be Criminal
Prosecutors in New York reportedly are investigating the company's sharing agreements with other firms, which may have exposed personal information without user consent.

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Mar 14, 2019

Fitbit Versa Lite Review: More for Less
This pared-down smartwatch still has just about everything you need.

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