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A Robot Does the Impossible: Assembling an Ikea Chair Without Having a Meltdown

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:00
Researchers use off-the-shelf robot parts to piece together one of those Stefan Ikea chairs.
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'Trustjacking' Could Expose iPhones to Attack

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:00
Think twice before you tell your iPhone to trust that laptop when you charge it.
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FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:23
An FCC program promised to bring high-speed internet to remote schools. Instead, they've mostly gotten red tape.
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How to Set Up and Use a YubiKey for Online Security

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 06:00
These simple, battery-free devices provide an easy way to securely verify that it's really you who's trying to access your online accounts.
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Trouble Detected in Infamous Dark Matter Signal

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:00
New results from a decades-old experiment were initially touted as further evidence for dark matter. But independent scientists have cast serious doubt on that claim.
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Tax Refund Tech Deals: Roomba, Essential Phone, Dell, Sony

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:00
These are the best deals we found this week.
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TED 2018: Soul-Searching at the Inspiration Assembly Line

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:00
The TED conference has always been a place of high-stakes emotional manipulation. This year, it all feels darker.
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Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:00
Colleagues joke that Jeff Dean increased the speed of light. Now he's charged with taking Google's artificial-intelligence efforts in new directions.
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Welcome to the Wikipedia for Terms of Service Agreements

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:00
Terms of Service; Didn't Read summarizes the terms you've blindly agreed to, and offers discussion around what they mean.
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San Francisco Passes a Law to Rein In Shared Electric Scooters

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:24
It's not the only discombobulated city struggling to divide precious space.
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Inside the Unnerving CCleaner Supply Chain Attack

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:30
CCleaner owner Avast is sharing more details on the malware attackers used to infect legitimate software updates with malware.
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How Southwest Pilots Could Have Landed Safely With a Blown Engine

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:52
One person died on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 after an engine failed and blew a hole in the cabin at 31,000 feet.
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Ultrasonic Signals Are the Wild West of Wireless Tech

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:15
Inaudible signals that your phone can hear—but you can't—are often based on ad hoc tech, which makes for risky security.
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Mark Zuckerberg Plays the Scapegoat for Our Facebook Sins

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:49
Philosopher René Girard's theory of "mimetic desire" explains much of the Facebook congressional hearings.
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Pornhub Will Now Accept Verge Cryptocurrency

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:21
By accepting Verge, Pornhub could help make cryptocurrency transactions in general more mainstream.
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A Glimpse of Life Along China's Border With North Korea

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:00
Elijah Hurwitz visited the region this winter amid heightened tensions between the two countries.
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The Deceptively Satisfying Micro-play of Minit

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 07:00
The black-and-white game is a minimalist triumph, paring the 2D adventure genre down to only its most compelling, most satisfying components.
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Chef Erling Wu-Bower Pursues Wood-Fired Perfection, From Roast Fish to Pizza

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 07:00
The young chef explains his wood-fire cooking technique ahead of the opening of his new Chicago restaurant, Pacific Standard Time.
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The Shipping Industry Sets Sail Toward a Carbon-Free Future

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:00
Cargo-shipping regulators have struck a historic deal to set their dirty fuel-burning industry on a low-carbon course.
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'The Moth Podcast' Looks Back at a Decade of Stories

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:00
Celebrating what might have been the very first podcast to capitalize on the medium’s unique capacity to conjure intimacy.
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