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Peloton Recalls Treadmills After Injuries and a Child Death

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 16:12
A 6-year-old died after being pulled under the Tread+. It’s unclear what the next move will be for the connected-fitness-equipment maker.
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How a Former Netflix Exec Built a Brazen Bribery Scheme

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 14:00
The company’s ex-vice president of IT faces 20 years in prison for creating a pay-to-play environment with technology vendors.
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Oversight Board to Facebook: We’re Not Doing Your Dirty Work

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 10:34
The decision on Trump is the clearest indication yet that the board does not want to be Facebook’s flunky.
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I’m So Over DLC

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 08:36
Dropping a bunch of cash and relearning game controls just to play a few new levels isn’t worth it anymore.
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Google Remembers Android Tablets Exist, Adds a New Media Hub

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 08:30
A surge in interest for large-screen slates has prompted the company to inject an “Entertainment Space” into the user interface.
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Trump’s Facebook Ban Is Upheld—For Now

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 07:15
The Facebook Oversight Board is referring its most controversial case back to the company.
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Help! How Can I Be a Better Mentor?

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 06:00
There's more to helping someone succeed than giving top-down advice. Megan explains.
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Social Apps That Go Suddenly Viral Put Kids at Risk

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 06:00
While parents focus on Facebook and Twitter, children often turn to apps that allow users to remain anonymous, aren't moderated, and that adults have never heard of.
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Andy Weir’s 'Project Hail Mary' Is 'The Martian,' Again

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 05:00
The author of the hit sci-fi novel explains how he’s swapped physics for planetary science and astrobiology.
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How Weird, Bouncy Cell Signals Can Help Track Wildfire Smoke

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 05:00
A hazy atmosphere makes data ricochet all over the place. Now scientists think they can use that signal to better predict severe smoke events.
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It Began as an AI-Fueled Dungeon Game. It Got Much Darker

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 04:00
The game touted its use of the GPT-3 text generator. Then the algorithm started to generate disturbing stories, including sex scenes involving children.
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It’s Already Time to Stop the Next Pandemic. Can a Prize Help?

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 04:00
Covid-19 is still raging, but so are efforts to nip its successor in the bud—thanks to data sharing, political cooperation, or a multimillion-dollar challenge.
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Forget To-Do Lists. You Really Need a 'Got Done' List

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 04:00
Most digital productivity tools focus on what you have yet to do, but never celebrate what you've accomplished.
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One Question Will Probably Decide the Epic-Apple Lawsuit

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 08:14
It’s all about how you define the market.
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Made for Love, Handmaid’s Tale, and the Trap of Dystopian TV

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 06:00
When failure is the only option, characters—even beloved ones—are left with no place to go.
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Activists Say Facebook Allows Drug Ads to Target Teens

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 06:00
The social network has rules about what can be shown to minors. The Tech Transparency Project found that they aren’t being enforced.
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The Power and Pitfalls of Gamification

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 05:00
When tech companies first adopted the technique, there was hardly any science supporting it. Now researchers know when gamelike features help—and when they hurt.
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Share Your Memories With Our Favorite Digital Picture Frames

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 05:00
Get your photos off your phone and in front of your friends and family with these connected displays.
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The Windmill AC Is Gorgeous and Can Stay Up All Year Long

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 05:00
Finally! An air conditioner I don't want to bash out of my window with a hammer.
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A Brief History of Transformers (Not the Robot Kind)

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 05:00
This simple electrical device does much of the fundamental work of modern civilization, and it does so modestly and invisibly.
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