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Best Nintendo Switch Deals and Console Bundles (Autumn 2018)

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:00
The best Nintendo Switch console deals, and all the essentials you'll need when you own one.
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Drone Swarms as You Know Them Are Just an Illusion—for Now

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:00
Networking isn't inherently evil. It's how teams of drones will one day be able to survey natural disasters, rescue survivors, and deliver your burritos.
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How to Track Your Heart Rate With Wearables

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 05:00
The best fitness training tool might already be on your wrist.
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Wildfire Smoke Is Smothering the US—Even Where You Don't Expect It

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 05:00
“Minnesota actually gets just about the most smoke days of any state in the US, you just don’t notice it.”
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Best Backpacks for College: Jansport, Chrome, Thule, Road Runner

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:00
You're a grown-up now. Time to get a new backpack.
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Inside the Lab Where Spiders Put on Face Paint and Fake Eyelashes (and Termites Wear Capes)

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:00
Researchers are using eyeliner and fake eyelashes to tease apart the complexities of the jumping spider mating ritual. Welcome to Extreme Makeover: Arachnid Edition.
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Forget Netflix: The Future of Television Is ... More Television

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:00
With nimble startups like Netflix and NewTV, the death of television seems imminent. But the old-fashioned medium is powerful, lucrative, and just might be too big to fail.
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Programming Languages May Finally Be Reaching a Status Quo

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:13
In new rankings from analyst firm RedMonk, Apple’s programming language Swift and Android favorite Kotlin saw their meteoric growth slightly slow down.
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Your Chicken’s Salmonella Problem Is Worse Than You Think

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:06
And cooking it to kingdom come won't necessarily protect you.
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How to Stop Google From Tracking Your Location

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:37
A new report shows that Google still tracks your location even if you thought you opted out.
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Star Wars News: Disney Would Like Its Movies Back Now, Please

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:00
The Mouse House reportedly wants all of them for its streaming service.
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Watch a Harlem Globetrotter Sink a Shot from a Plane

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:00
Really, this is a classic projectile motion physics problem.
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GE Smart Countertop Microwave Review: Future Food

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:00
GE loaded this microwave with Alexa capabilities and scan-to-cook technology. But those high-tech features make microwaving more complicated than ever.
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Best Smart Speakers (2018): Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 05:00
Smart speakers with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri are popular, but which one is right for you?
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A Mind-Bending Avalanche Animation That Could Save Your Life

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 04:00
Thanks in part to groundwork laid by the animators of Disney’s “Frozen,” this simulation may help develop better avalanche warning systems.
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You Don't Have to React to Every Post and Text You See—Promise

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 04:00
Feeling the need to tack a reaction on everything you see is stressful. But you don't have to do it.
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Hacked Water Heaters Could Trigger Mass Blackouts Someday

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 04:00
A new study found that just 42,000 of those hacked home devices could be enough to leave a country of 38 million people in the dark.
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Fax Machines Are Still Everywhere, and Wildly Insecure

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 15:00
Researchers have demonstrated that sending a single malicious fax is all it takes to break into a network.
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To Identify a Hacker, Treat Them Like a Burglar

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 14:00
A preliminary study shows that hackers penetrate systems in unique, documentable ways—just like criminals in the physical world.
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A Clever Android Hack Takes Advantage of Sloppy Storage

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 13:00
The so-called man in the disk attack uses Android's permissive external storage to wreak havoc on devices.
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