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Inside Airbnb's 'Guerrilla War' Against Local Governments

59 min 22 sec ago
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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Facebook Changes Its Ad Tech to Stop Discrimination

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:22
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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The Internet Made Dumbledore Gay

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 14:56
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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HP’s New Reverb VR Headset Bumps Up the Resolution

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:21
The price has swelled too. The Reverb bundle will cost between $599 and $649 when it ships in late April.
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With Google Stadia, Gaming Dreams Head For the Cloud

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:15
The company this morning introduced Stadia, its new vision for anywhere, any-device gaming.
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The Deeper Education Issue Under the College Bribery Scandal

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:03
There’s a vast pool of talent out there. But they need access to courses that suit their learning style and schedules, according to Sebastian Thrun.
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Trump’s Casinos Couldn’t Make Atlantic City Great Again

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:43
Photographer Brian Rose turns his lens on the city where Donald Trump built (and nearly destroyed) his reputation.
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Ooni Koda Pizza Oven Review: A Backyard Pie Party

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:00
Can a home pizza oven be easy and convenient? With this backyard Ooni oven, it can.
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Sikorsky's Self-Flying Helicopter Hints at the Flying Future

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 06:00
The Lockheed Martin subsidiary has made giving flight a whirl a matter of tapping on a tablet.
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Apple iMac 2019: Specs, Price, Release Date

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 05:30
Apple just refreshed its desktop computers. One of them now runs on Intel’s 9th-generation processor.
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Instagram's New Shopping Feature Works Like a Digital Mall

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 05:00
Because #capitalism.
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The Read/Write Metaphor Is a Flawed Way to Talk About DNA

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:00
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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A More Humane Livestock Industry, Brought to You By Crispr

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 03:00
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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Better Living Through Crispr: Growing Human Organs in Pigs

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 03:00
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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Preparing to Unleash Crispr on an Unprepared World

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 03:00
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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Beyond Cas9: 4 Ways to Edit DNA

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 03:00
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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Coders’ Primal Urge to Kill Inefficiency—Everywhere

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 03:00
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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The Evidence That Could Impeach Donald Trump

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 02:00
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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Women's Pain Is Different From Men's—the Drugs Could Be Too

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 00:00
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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SEC: Elon Musk Fully Ignored a Key Term of Settlement

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:18
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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