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Jun 26, 2019

Google's Matías Duarte on the History of Smartphone Notifications
A conversation with Matías Duarte, one of the designers of Android, about how notifications grew from an idea to a relentless buzz.

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Jun 26, 2019

I Scraped Millions of Venmo Payments. Your Data Is at Risk
Opinion: Venmo makes sending and receiving money a social affair. But those emoji-laden payment descriptions leave you exposed to cyberattacks.

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Jun 26, 2019

The AI-Fueled, Anxious Hopefulness of Disney's 'Smart House'
Twenty years ago the Disney Channel original film presented a world where humans were far less afraid of digital assistants than we are now.

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Jun 26, 2019

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2019 Review: Good for Tiny Hands
Worry-free tablets like the 2019 Fire 7 are great for small, sticky hands. Read our full review of it, and FreeTime Unlimited.

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Jun 26, 2019

Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Betrays the Company's True Ambitions
The social network wants to enable easy, inexpensive global commerce, sure. But its ultimate goals are a little more … geopolitical.

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Jun 26, 2019

How to Watch the 2020 Democratic Primary Debate Wednesday and Thursday
Twenty candidates. Two nights. A bunch of 60-second answers. Probably at least one meme. Here's how to watch.

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Jun 26, 2019

One Boy's Dream Vacation to Bauma, a Festival of Giant Construction Equipment
The author brought his 5-year-old son to the world's largest building industry expo. "Hi, Dad," he says from the seat of a hulking dump truck. "I'm ginormous!"

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Jun 26, 2019

Senators Want Facebook to Put a Price on Your Data. Is That Possible?
A bill introduced by senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley would require big tech companies to disclose the data they collect and value it for each user.

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Jun 26, 2019

The Democratic Debates Will Be About Climate—Disguised as Other Issues
Every issue the presidential hopefuls will debate this week is deeply tied to climate change. The question is what the candidates will do about it.

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Jun 25, 2019

Arnold Schwarzenegger Stars in a New Ad Plugging Electric Cars
The former Terminator and California governor poses as a sleazy car salesman and makes patently ridiculous arguments against going electric.

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Jun 25, 2019

These Cities Will Track Scooters to Get a Handle on Regulation
The cities, which include New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, will use the same tool to keep track of where scooters go, and where they are parked.

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Jun 25, 2019

Apple's New iOS 13, a Mars Survival Course, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Jun 25, 2019

The Mueller Report, Live: How Hollywood Tried to Save America
If only a staged performance were the answer to the country's problems.

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Jun 25, 2019

Fitted With Sensors, Antarctic Seals Track Water Temperatures
Scientists have outfitted an army of Antarctic pinnipeds with trackers to monitor warming oceans.

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Jun 25, 2019

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Star Tom Holland Found Out He Was Peter Parker on Instagram
He thought it was a result of the Sony hack.

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Jun 25, 2019

Physics Tricks to Make Steph Curry's Golf Show More Extreme
*Holey Moley* forces mini-golfers to surmount an obstacle course to win. But the options for physics-inspired golf stunts are endless—here are a few ideas.

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Jun 25, 2019

Inside the Room Where They Control the Weather Satellites
Low Earth orbit satellites spin around the earth, slurping up temperature and humidity data, and feeding the numbers to supercomputer weather models.

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Jun 25, 2019

A New Kind of Space Camp Teaches the Art of Martian Medicine
Enrollees—mainly engineers and health workers—pretend to live on Mars, wear spacesuits, and ride in ATVs as medical disasters crop up around them.

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Jun 25, 2019

The Challenge of Helping Blind People Navigate Indoors
The very existence of Indoor Explorer, which uses Bluetooth beacons to map public indoor spaces, has profound implications for the debate over the role of giant tech platforms.

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Jun 25, 2019

The Best Features of iOS 13: Maps, Photos, Privacy, Health
Apple's next mobile operating system is now available as a public beta. Here's what you need to know about iOS 13.

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Jun 25, 2019

Spiff Up Your Real-World Skills With Old Timey YouTube
YouTube is full of channels for learning how people survived centuries ago. They might be the nicest places on the internet.

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Jun 25, 2019

Spiff Up Your Real-World Skills With Old-Timey YouTube
YouTube is full of channels for learning how people survived centuries ago. They might be the nicest places on the internet.

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Jun 25, 2019

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Isn't the Next 'Pokémon Go.' Good
'Wizards Unite' is bloated and overly complex—but at least it's something different.

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Jun 25, 2019

Schools and Phone Companies Face Off Over Wireless Spectrum
The FCC proposes to auction a portion of spectrum reserved decades ago for educational uses. Some education advocates aren't happy.

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Jun 25, 2019

A Device to Detect 'Aggression' in Schools Often Misfires
Screams by high schoolers didn't trigger the detector, but some coughs did. So did cheers for pizza.

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Jun 24, 2019

A Likely Chinese Hacker Crew Targeted 10 Phone Carriers to Steal Metadata
In one case, they stole the location and call record data of 20 specific individuals.

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Jun 24, 2019

Alphabet's Plan for Toronto Depends on Huge Amounts of Data
Google sister company Sidewalk Labs outlines a plan for a 12-acre lot with affordable housing, a pneumatic tube for garbage, and room for autonomous vehicles.

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Jun 24, 2019

Is Mars' Methane Spike a Sign of Life? Here's How We'll Know
The Curiosity rover detected a high concentration of methane on the red planet. Two Mars orbiters may soon clarify what that sighting really means.

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Jun 24, 2019

Is Mars's Methane Spike a Sign of Life? Here's How We'll Know
The Curiosity rover detected a high concentration of methane on the red planet. Two Mars orbiters may soon clarify what that sighting really means.

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Jun 24, 2019

Space X's Launch Tonight, An Illegal Airbnb Empire, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Jun 24, 2019

Shopkeepers Around the World, Photographed With Their Wares
Canadian photographer Vladimir Antaki captures proprietors in the midst of their life's work, documenting what he calls "urban temples."

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Jun 24, 2019

'Toy Story 4' Just Crushed the Box Office
Disney now has the four biggest opening weekends of 2019.

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Jun 24, 2019

SpaceX Is Launching a Solar Sail the Size of a Boxing Ring
A Falcon Heavy rocket is slated to carry the LightSail2 into orbit tonight. It is the most ambitious solar sail yet.

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Jun 24, 2019

How to Watch SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Launch a Solar Sail Tonight
One of the starring payloads is a solar sail that, when unfurled, will be the size of a boxing ring.

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Jun 24, 2019

Amazon Echo Show 5 Review: Smaller Isn't Always Better
The screen-bedecked Alexa device is back—this time with a smaller display.

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Jun 24, 2019

Angry Nerd: Come On! We Can't 'Decentralize' Everything!
Legal scholar Angela Walch calls it the "veil of decentralization," a way for companies to obscure responsibility for their creations.

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Jun 24, 2019

Apollo 11: Mission Out of Control
The inside story of how Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin struggled to touch down on the moon, while their guidance computer kept crashing. Again and again.

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Jun 24, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Is Coming for Our Faces
Trained for a week on a massive data set of portraits, a neural network spits out striking images of nonexistent people.

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Jun 24, 2019

Instagram Is Sweet and Sort of Boring—but the Ads!
One minute you're receiving representations of the good life; the next you have a chance to wake up and buy something that will improve your social well-being.

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Jun 24, 2019

Fear, Misinformation, and Measles Spread in Brooklyn
Measles is back, health care workers are racing to contain it, and parents of vulnerable children are frantic. How a fever spread in a tight-knit community.

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Jun 24, 2019

Gear for Going off the Grid: Goal Zero, CRKT, Somewear, Grayl, and Good To-Go
The latest outdoor tech helps us stay safe, eat like a human, and recharge—even deep in the backcountry.

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Jun 24, 2019

He Cyberstalked Teen Girls for Years—Then They Fought Back
How a hacker shamed and humiliated high school girls in a small New Hampshire town, and how they helped take him down.

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Jun 24, 2019

How 9 People Built an Illegal $5M Airbnb Empire in New York
City officials say the network converted residential units in 36 buildings, earning more than $5 million for booking 24,330 rooms and housing 63,873 guests.

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Jun 24, 2019

Oru Kayak Haven: This Fold-Up Vessel Is a Work of Oar-igami Art
The collapsible kayak company's latest boat can transform from a one- to two-person vessel and come with you on vacation like a suitcase.

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Jun 24, 2019

The Internet Has Made Dupes—and Cynics—of Us All
The typical response to the onslaught of falsehood is to say, lol, nothing matters. But when so many of us are reaching this point, it really does matter.

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Jun 24, 2019

Top 3 Bike Helmets for 2019: Bontrager, Specialized, Sena
Innovative materials, integrated sensors, and Bluetooth tech are making the latest head cases safer than their ancestors.

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Jun 24, 2019

Underwater Gear for the Smartphone Photographer: AquaTech, Cressi, Da Fin, Matador, Lume
For your next tropical getaway, this setup will help your Instagram be so much more than just—yawn—sunsets and artfully arranged cocktails.

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Jun 24, 2019

We Need a Data-Rich Picture of What's Killing the Planet
If we're going to save Earth, we need a clear picture of all the forces that are destroying it. And that means capturing more data.

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Jun 24, 2019

The Tech Industry's Latest Fitness Craze: Recovery
From neuro-stim headphones and percussive massage devices to dynamic compression pants, the latest gadgets are all about preparing for the next workout.

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Jun 23, 2019

President Trump's Re-Election Rally Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
Last week President Trump announced his bid for re-election. The internet also got into a heated discussion about the definition of concentration camps.

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Jun 23, 2019

A Tesla ‘Truckla,' Robotic Pizza Delivery, and More Car News This Week
A DIY-er DIY-ed a Tesla pickup truck, Domino's has a deal for self-driving delivery, and an electric plane designed to train pilots.

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Jun 23, 2019

7 Free Streaming Services to Save You From Subscription Hell
You may not have heard of Tubi, Plato TV, and Kanopy—but they're the perfect cure for subscription fatigue.

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Jun 22, 2019

Space Photos of the Week: Saturn's Rings Are Feelin' Groovy
Plus, burps of hot plasma and sticky galaxy gas.

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Jun 22, 2019

Hackers Used Two Firefox Zero Days to Hit a Crypto Exchange
A ransomware haul, a border security leak, and more of the week's top security news.

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Jun 22, 2019

12 Best Couch Co-Op Games (2019): PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
These are some of the best local cooperative multiplayer games for 2 - 4 players—split screen fun for every gaming system.

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Jun 22, 2019

15 Best Tech Deals Now: ThinkGeek Sale, Apple Watch, and More
From camp chairs to computers, we scoured the web to highlight some of our favorite tech deals this weekend.

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Jun 21, 2019

Gadget Lab Podcast: Genius Versus Google Explained
Emily Dreyfuss joins us this week to discuss the larger implications of Genius's fight with Google over song lyrics. Also, we get all tingly with ASMR.

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Jun 21, 2019

San Francisco's Juul Ban, an All-Electric Airplane, and More News
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Jun 21, 2019

Cop Gets $585K After Colleagues Snooped on Her DMV Data
A jury this week found that Minneapolis police officers abused their license database access. Dozens of other lawsuits have made similar claims.

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Jun 21, 2019

San Francisco's E-Cigarette Ban Aims to Goose the FDA
Some researchers say teens will find a way to vape despite a ban. Some worry that it will drive kids to tobacco.

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Jun 21, 2019

8 Best Robotic Vacuums (2019): Pet Hair, Carpet, Hardwood
Whether you're up against pet hair, carpet, or hardwood floors, we have the best robotic vacuum for you.

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Jun 21, 2019

The Right Ball for Playing Catch While Skydiving
You and a buddy are plummeting through the clouds. Perfect time for a game of catch—if you have the exact right type of ball.

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Jun 21, 2019

VinGardeValise Grande 05 Review: A Safe Way to Haul Hooch
Pack this padded suitcase full of fancy wines (or any bottles) and fly worry-free.

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Jun 21, 2019

Electronic Arts Says That Loot Boxes Are Basically Kinder Eggs
A rep for the videogame company went before the UK Parliament this week to answer questions about game content.

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Jun 21, 2019

Planet-Saving Robots? Robert Downey Jr. Is on to Something
Opinion: Go ahead, roll your eyes at his vague plans to "clean up the planet" with nanotech. I welcome these new conservation technologists.

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Jun 21, 2019

Let's Build a Global Skyscraper Network to Save the Planet
A network of skyscrapers that communicate and trade their carbon emissions around the world could form the backbone of a climate change solution.

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Jun 21, 2019

Argentina's Blackout and the Storm-Battered Future of the Grid
The countrywide blackout in Argentina came after a period of heavy rains, a reminder that US the electric grid is also not ready for extreme weather events.

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Jun 21, 2019

An Aviation Pioneer Goes All In on Electric Planes
André Borschberg, one of two men to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane, launched a new company called H55.

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Jun 20, 2019

Waymo Goes Global With Renault-Nissan Partnership
But don't expect *les voitures autonomes de Waymo* to roam international roads just yet.

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Jun 20, 2019

Investors Love Slack—for Now
Slack shares rose nearly 50% in their debut. The maker of a popular workplace chat app is the latest successful stock offering for a maker of business software.

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Jun 20, 2019

Iran Shoots Down a US Drone, Apple Recalls MacBook Batteries, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Jun 20, 2019

Iranian Hackers Launch a New US-Targeted Campaign as Tensions Mount
Three cybersecurity firms have identified phishing attacks stemming from Iran—that may lay the groundwork for something more destructive.

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Jun 20, 2019

Apple's MacBook Pro Battery Recall Adds to Its Laptop Problems
Thursday's recall, issued because of battery overheating concerns, is not an isolated incident when it comes to Apple's premium laptops.

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Jun 20, 2019

Depth of Field: The Metaphor of Trump and the MAGA Hat
Mandel Ngan's photo from Trump's rally on Tuesday says a lot about the president's grip on his own message.

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Jun 20, 2019

The Global Hawk Drone Iran Shot Down Was a $220M Surveillance Monster
The Global Hawk can fly at an altitude of 55,000 feet, and stay aloft for 30 hours straight.

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Jun 20, 2019

Wildebeest! Okapi! Giraffe! Ibex! Come Peruse Their Genomes
The Ruminant Genome Project just released the DNA of 44 species of the multi-stomached, headgear-bearing animals, revealing a host of biological curiosities.

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Jun 20, 2019

Deer DNA Starts Spilling Its Weird, Cancer-Fighting Secrets
The Ruminant Genome Project just released the DNA of 44 species of the multi-stomached, headgear-bearing animals, revealing a host of biological curiosities.

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Jun 20, 2019

Physicists Hack the Uncertainty Principle to See an Ion Wiggle
Heisenberg's famous principle can't be violated, but it can be gamed. A new study shows a way to measure particles with far more precision than before.

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Jun 20, 2019

The Power, and Limits, of Artificial Intelligence
AI is very good at certain specific tasks. But we're still a long way from intelligence that switches tasks as easily as a person.

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Jun 20, 2019

Subscriptions Are About to Swallow Gaming
UPlay Plus, EA Access, Origin Access, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Now, Nintendo Switch Online, Discord Nitro. Help.

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Jun 20, 2019

'Avengers: Endgame' Is Getting Re-Released With Some 'Surprises'
Also, Pixar's new movie sounds pretty deep.

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Jun 20, 2019

Facebook Unleashes Software to Make Programming Robots Easy
PyRobot could simplify the way researchers program their machines, and could even make it easier for non-robotics types to jump into the field.

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Jun 20, 2019

The Big Business of ASMR Apps, Videos, and Gadgets
ASMR videos and apps feature soft sounds and quiet whispers that help you relax. But they're also a path to serious revenue.

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Jun 20, 2019

Under Trump, Cybersecurity Has Waned
Opinion: Congress has abdicated its role in preventing and punishing cyberattacks. The Cyber Solarium Commission is our best defense.

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Jun 20, 2019

Brim 8-Cup Pour-Over Coffee Maker Review: Barista-Style Brew Without All the Effort
An automatic coffee machine that gives you a barista-style brew.

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Jun 20, 2019

Disney's New *Lion King* Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema
Director Jon Favreau shot the remake of the animated classic inside virtual reality. He doesn't know what to call the result, but it looks like a real movie.

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Jun 20, 2019

Disney's New ‘Lion King' Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema
Director Jon Favreau shot the remake of the animated classic inside virtual reality. He doesn't know what to call the result, but it looks like a real movie.

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Jun 19, 2019

Alphabet Shareholders Demand Accountability
Shareholders proposed 14 resolutions, from Google's conduct in China to conditions for Google workers. Cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin didn't attend.

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Jun 19, 2019

Google's Troubles Encroach on Alphabet's Shareholder Meeting
Shareholders proposed 14 resolutions, from Google's conduct in China to conditions for Google workers. Cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin didn't attend.

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Jun 19, 2019

Tesla Arcade Let's You Play a Videogame Right in Your Car
Tesla gives drivers access to games they can play on the center screen, including Beach Buggy Racing 2. The car has to be in park, however.

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Jun 19, 2019

Lawmakers Express Privacy Concerns About Facebook's Libra
Officials in Europe and the US worry about user privacy and how Facebook will handle data stemming from its cryptocurrency.

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Jun 19, 2019

Facebook's Libra Is Already Hitting Turbulence
Officials in Europe and the US worry about user privacy and how Facebook will handle data stemming from its cryptocurrency.

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Jun 19, 2019

Korean Cars Are Officially the Best, a Blood-Powered Robot, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Jun 19, 2019

The English Rose, in All Its Frankensteined Glory
A rose is a rose is a rose—just not to the English.

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Jun 19, 2019

Facebook's Libra Reveals Silicon Valley's Naked Ambition
Cloaked in the guise of making the world a better place, the cryptocurrency project is really another attempt to go big or go home.

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Jun 19, 2019

Cold War Spy Photos Show How Fast Himalaya Glaciers Are Melting
By turning declassified images into a 3D model of the Himalayas, scientists found that the mountain's glaciers are melting twice as fast as before 2000.

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Jun 19, 2019

Cold War Spy Photos Show How Fast Himalayan Glaciers Are Melting
By turning declassified images into a 3D model, scientists find that the mountain range's glaciers are melting twice as fast as before 2000.

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Jun 19, 2019

JD Power Says Korean Cars Beat US and Europe in Quality
New car owners report fewer problems than in past years. But infotainment systems are proving troublesome.

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Jun 19, 2019

This Robot Fish Powers Itself With Fake Blood
A new robot lionfish uses a rudimentary vasculature and "blood" to both energize itself and hydraulically power its fins.

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Jun 19, 2019

Stop Meme-ing Taylor Swift
No matter what you feel about "You Need to Calm Down," you're probably playing directly into her hands.

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