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The Key to Triumphing Over Star Wars Trolls

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:00
Former *Mythbusters* host Kari Byron has a few suggestions for handling toxic fans.
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A Snooping Soccer App, a Decades-Old Bug, and More Security News This Week.

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:00
Encrypted email, a 20-year-old bug, and more security news this week.
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Tech Deals: Vizio, 23andMe, iPad Mini, Amazon Devices

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:00
Go shopping for DNA testing kits, fancy robot vacuums, gaming hardware and software, and more this weekend.
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Instant Film Cameras From Fujifilm and Lomography Prove It's Hip to Be Square

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 05:00
We look at two cameras that approach the iconic quadrilateral instant photo from new angles.
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Space Photos of the Week: Mars Attacks Opportunity

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 05:00
The huge cloud blocks out the sun, sending Oppy into low power mode.
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The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 04:00
Computer simulations have become so accurate that cosmologists can now use them to study dark matter, supermassive black holes, and other mysteries of the real evolving cosmos.
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Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 04:00
One cautionary point: Pro-leisure science does not give permission to trance out on Twitter or graze Netflix endlessly.
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The Theranos Indictments Expose the Soul of Silicon Valley

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:25
Embattled Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes faces 11 counts of wire fraud—but will continue to chair the company's board.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Why Apple, Google, Microsoft Are Stirring the Software Pot

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:28
This week’s podcast is all about the software that points to the future of our how we'll use our gadgets – even if they infuriate us in the interim.
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Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:59
New tests find that certain headbands cut risk of head injuries, but officials are reluctant to mandate their use.
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Trump Says He Gave Kim Jong Un His Direct Number. Never Do That.

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:11
If Trump actually followed White House protocol for secure calling, it's probably fine. But what are the odds?
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Alleged Silk Road Adviser Roger Clark Extradited To the US

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:07
Roger Clark allegedly served as Ross Ulbricht's Silk Road consigliere. Friday, the feds announced his extradition from Thailand.
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On the New Season of 'Queer Eye,' Learning Goes Both Ways

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:19
Since the show's original Bravo incarnation, the conversation around gender and sexuality has evolved in fundamental ways—and in new episodes is refreshingly nuanced.
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Can Verizon Build a Strong Brand From the Bones of Yahoo and AOL?

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:44
Verizon has united two faded names from internet 1.0 under its Oath brand. Now it needs a strategy.
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Huawei MediaPad M5 Review: 8.4-inch, 10.8-inch, and M5 Pro

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:00
All three of Huawei's M5 Android tablets are worth your time, but which is best for you?
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The US Should Pay Attention to Foreign Cambridge Analytica Probes

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:55
Opinion: The UK and Canada are uncovering the unsettling reach of Cambridge Analytica. So why aren't Americans interested?
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The Physics of the One Goal You *Won't* See at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:00
A soccer player rarely scores directly off a corner kick. It's called an Olympic goal, and when it does happen, it's usually an accident. Here's why.
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E3 2018's Most Surprising Trends, From Calendar Shifts to the Rise of MMO-Lites

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:00
The giant videogame show is wrapping up, which means it's prediction time. Here's what we noticed.
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Puerto Rico's Observatory Is Still Recovering From Hurricane Maria

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:00
Arecibo Observatory's 1,000-foot telescope was damaged in last year's storm, and the recovery money is only just beginning to flow in.
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Four Reasons We Don’t Have Flying Cars—Yet

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 04:00
The technological hurdles facing the development of aircraft for urban mobility systems like UberAIR are massive, but not insurmountable.
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