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The Playdate Is a Boutique Gaming Handheld With a Crank

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:00
No, the crank doesn't power it. Yeah, we're a little disappointed, too.
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How to Solve a Rubik's Cube in 5 Seconds—or Less

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 06:00
The world record for unscrambling a Rubik's cube keeps dropping, as fleet-fingered speedcubers hone their pattern recognition and "lookahead" skills.
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Grilling Over Charcoal Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Gas

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 05:00
Cooking on a gas grill is more convenient than cooking with charcoal. It’s also a lot less special.
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Grilling Over Gas Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Charcoal

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 05:00
A gas grill rules. But the real debate should be whether charcoal is necessary at all...
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Airbnb and New York City Reach a Truce on Home-Sharing Data

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 04:00
Airbnb agreed to turn over information on 17,000 residences, so city officials can look for signs of illegal short-term rentals.
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Hiking or Camping? Take the Bus to the Trail This Summer

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 04:00
Transit agencies and nonprofits are teaming up to expand access to parks and recreation areas.
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Netflix's 'Rim of the World' Shows Where Sci-Fi Is Headed

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 04:00
One good thing about the streaming wars? The return of '80s-style adventure flicks.
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How the EU’s Far Right Will Boost Google, Facebook, and Amazon

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 04:00
Trump’s former campaign guru said he would unite Europe’s nationalists and show them how to fight Big Tech. Instead, they’ve dismissed Bannon, embraced Big Tech—and are poised to expand their ranks in Parliament.
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The Danger in Assange’s Charges, a Memory Experiment, and More News

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:32
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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The Julian Assange Espionage Act Charges Target Press Freedom

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 15:40
By invoking the Espionage Act against Julian Assange, the Justice Department will effectively put national security journalism on trial.
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More Data on Content Moderation Won't Silence Facebook’s Critics

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 14:09
Facebook’s latest report lays out the sheer scale of its battle against fake accounts, spam, and other abuses.
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Self-Driving Startup Aurora Buys Speed-Sensing Lidar Company

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:00
Aurora is buying Blackmore, whose “Doppler lidar” system can determine how far away an object it, and its speed.
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'Terminator: Dark Fate' Trailer: Linda Hamilton Has a Big Gun

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:56
Also, Arnold Schwarzenegger is, uh, back.
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Scientists Find a Volume Knob for Emotional Memories

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:00
Using mice whose neurons had been engineered to respond to light, researchers found they could dial up or down the emotional intensity of a memory.
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Depth of Field: 'Game of Thrones' Was Always Doomed to Disappoint

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 07:39
Not every fan finds the answers they seek. The truth is all there in this one image.
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Central Asia's Wild Soviet Architecture

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 07:00
Photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego traveled to four former republics for their latest book.
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Hopsy Sub Home Tap Review: A Crafty Way to Enjoy Draft Beer at Home

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 06:00
A craft beer subscription service ensures this mini keg fridge is always kickin'.
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7 Items for Grilling on Your Tiny Apartment's Balcony or Roof

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 05:00
For those of us confined to tiny balconies, or even a roof, grilling is a challenge. But it's not impossible.
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Big Tech: Breaking Us Up Will Only Help China

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:00
Amid escalating tension with China, executives at Google and Facebook argue that tough regulations against tech will hurt US competitiveness.
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VW’s ‘Dieselgate’ Settlement Isn’t Buying Many Electric Vehicles

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:00
States were given almost $3 billion from Volkswagen’s diesel scandal settlement to buy cleaner vehicles. But many are buying more diesels, a report shows.
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