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Why Aren't There More Smart Americans?

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 06:00
In the latest 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast, author David Ignatius discusses the shortcomings in US education.
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USC's New Class Shows It's All in on Patents

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 05:00
A look at one of the nation's first classes for undergraduates on intellectual property.
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Trump's First Year in Office: The Lasting Impacts on Tech

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 04:00
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration. And while he may not have his border wall yet, he's done plenty to impact innovation for years to come.
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How to Pre-Order Both of Nintendo's Labo Kits

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 04:00
Our guide to what's in the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and Robot Kit for Switch, and how to pre-order.
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Ford, GM Go All in on Electric Cars, but How Clean Are They?

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 04:00
We did the math.
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Facebook's Latest Fix for Fake News: Ask Users What They Trust

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:39
Facebook said it will prioritize news sources by surveying users about their trust in media brands.
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We Put The Entire Internet On The Blockchain—and You Can Too

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:52
A reporter's suggestion prompts a startup executive to create a browser extension that adds the words "on the blockchain" to every sentence.
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Why This Quantum-Encrypted Video Hangout Is a Big Deal

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:20
Just what we all wanted: super secret, super long meetings that span the entire world.
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Newark's Amazon HQ2 Bid Reveals What's at Stake For Every Finalist City

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:11
Newark, New Jersey has the highest unemployment rate of any Amazon HQ2 finalist—and the highest tax incentives.
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The Magnetohydrodynamic Drive Is Real—and You Can Build One

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:00
All you need is a battery, a magnet, and some wires to build your own quasi-fictional submarine drive.
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Amazon's New Home, Ford's Electric Plan, and More This Week in the Future of Cars

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:00
Plus lots of news from CES and the Detroit Auto Show.
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This Year's Sundance Lineup Might Be Its Most Crucial Yet

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:00
With slate full of movies by and about women, the festival is poised to start a lot of conversations.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Navigating Facebook's News-Free Future

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:00
News consumption habits are changing, and not only because of Facebook. But mostly because of Facebook.
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Lil Uzi Vert and the Rest of Soundcloud Rap Will Continue to Dominate Music in 2018

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:00
Call it "emo rap," call it "Soundcloud rap," but its iconoclasm fuels unbounded creativity.
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The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:00
A new layer of code could address two problems that inhibit use of bitcoin in transactions.
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For Contraception, Natural Cycles’ Guess Is as Good as Yours

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:00
When use of a contraceptive app results in an unwanted pregnancy, don't blame the technology.
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Why Airports Rename Runways When the Magnetic Poles Move

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:00
Magnetic north changes by as much as 40 miles per year, and that means signage updates.
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How Did President Trump Do on His Physical? It’s Complicated

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:00
The answers to impolite but salient questions about personal health aren’t, it turns out, straightforward—for anyone, not just a president.
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Triton Malware Details Show the Dangers of Industrial System Sabotage

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:17
New details about Triton malware should put industrial systems and critical infrastructure on notice.
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FCC Won't Redefine 'Broadband;' Move Could Have Worsened Digital Divide

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:41
The FCC backed away from an earlier proposal that would have lowered the threshold for connections to be considered "broadband," and said it had rejected the idea of labeling mobile internet a replacement for home broadband.
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