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'Spree' Is Nasty, Clever Satire for the Influencer Era

12 hours 57 min ago
I never want to watch this movie again. 5/5 stars.
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The Iconic Arecibo Telescope Goes Quiet After Major Damage

13 hours 10 min ago
A cable cut a large gash into the radio telescope this week and it’s uncertain when it will be back in working order.
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How to Turn Your Camera into a Webcam: Canon, Fujifilm, GoPro, and More

15 hours 52 min ago
Months into the pandemic, webcams are still hard to find. But if you're a shutterbug, you already have a better option.
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Microsoft Duo: Price, Details, Release Date

15 hours 52 min ago
Microsoft has had to shift its sales pitch from a “work” product to “staying home indefinitely” device.
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Google Is Launching a Global Earthquake-Detection Network

16 hours 52 min ago
A new feature will allow Android devices to collect readings from smartphone sensors and warn users when a tectonic shake-up is imminent.
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AI Magic Makes Century-Old Films Look New

16 hours 52 min ago
Denis Shiryaev uses algorithms to colorize and sharpen old movies, bumping them up to a smooth 60 frames per second. The result is a stunning glimpse at the past.
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Cannondale Quick Neo SL Review (2020): A Fast, Fun E-Ride

16 hours 52 min ago
This is a powerful electric bike for fun, mostly on-road romps around town.
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How to Make Remote Learning Work for Your Children

17 hours 52 min ago
If you're preparing for yet another round of homeschooling, we've identified a few ways to make this school year suck just a little bit less.
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How Facebook and Other Sites Manipulate Your Privacy Choices

17 hours 52 min ago
Social media platforms repeatedly use so-called dark patterns to nudge you toward giving away more of your data.
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Scientists Put Masks to the Test—With an iPhone and a Laser

17 hours 52 min ago
When it comes to blocking germs, not all cloth masks are created equal. A new, low-cost testing device literally illuminates which ones won’t get the job done.
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The Furious Hunt for the MAGA Bomber

18 hours 52 min ago
Scarred by trauma and devoted to Trump, a man began mailing explosives to the president’s critics on the eve of an election. Inside the race to catch him.
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With VP Pick Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Gets a Digital Juggernaut

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 18:04
The senator and her team have earned a reputation for savvy online organizing. That could come in handy for a socially distanced presidential campaign.
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When Private Security Cameras Are Police Surveillance Tools

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 12:27
Civil rights activists warn of "mission creep," as cameras installed to prevent break-ins are increasingly used to monitor protesters and communities of color.
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How Google Meet Weathered the Work-From-Home Explosion

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 12:24
In the early months of Covid-19, Google's video conferencing platform grew exponentially. Keeping the lights on was no easy task.
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Maybe Netflix and Amazon Should Just Buy Theater Chains

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 08:30
The rules banning movie studios from owning cinemas have been overturned—just in time for theaters in need of a bailout.
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A New Survey Links Vaping to Higher Covid-19 Risk

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 08:00
A Stanford University report shows that teens and young adults who use e-cigarettes are five to seven times more likely to test positive for the virus.
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Foodies and Factory Farmers Have Formed an Unholy Alliance

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:00
Their swipes at fake-meat products—Impossible Burgers, Beyond Meat, and all the rest—are pretty much the same.
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Solve the Covid-19 Testing Crunch, Win $5 Million

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 04:00
For decades, governments and private organizations like Xprize have put up prizes to spur scientific innovation. But how much can contests help in a crisis?
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San Francisco Was Uniquely Prepared for Covid-19

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 03:00
Why did an American city beset by inequality and dysfunction face the onset of the pandemic so well? Because history left it ready for this moment.
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The White House Announces a Plan to Speed the Rollout of 5G

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 16:32
The Pentagon will share part of the wireless spectrum, allowing telecom carriers to reach more areas with fewer cell towers.
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