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YouTube Gaming's Most-Watched Videos Are Dominated by Scams and Cheats

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 16:53
YouTube is littered with bot-driven videos promising big in-game riches—that also try to steal your personal information.
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New Uber Rules, Bomber-Inspired Jet Design, and More News

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:59
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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New Data Backs Up Details in a Fatal 2018 Tesla Model X Crash

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 13:43
Newly released documents confirm that the driver experienced a glitch multiple times before the deadly crash, though it’s unclear whether he reported it to Tesla.
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The Arctic Is Getting Greener. That's Bad News for All of Us

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:41
From space and with drones, scientists are watching the Arctic get greener. That's troubling both for the region, and the planet as a whole.
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Wildfire Photographs Are Constant Reminders of Chaos

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 07:00
An upcoming exhibit at the California Museum of Photography showcases the unpredictability of the state's reliable disasters. 
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Wake Up, Democrats! Memes Matter in the Race to 2020

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:00
Winning the White House will require replacing communications directors with social-media-savvy chief content officers.
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6 Best Trackers (2020): GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Cellular

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 05:00
These are the best Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and cellular clips to ensure that you never lose anything ever again.
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The Atlantic Ocean's 'Conveyor Belt' Stirs Up a Science Fight

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 05:00
Researchers are debating the best way to monitor the ocean currents that sweep through the Labrador Sea—and may foretell the planet's climate future.
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Uber Changes Its Rules, and Drivers Adjust Their Strategies

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 04:00
In response to a new law, the ride-hail service shows California drivers where a ride would go and how much it would pay. Drivers are learning when to say “No.”
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Angry Nerd: Don't Fall for the Quantum Con

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:00
Quantum cryptography is clever and impressive, but companies calling it "unbreakable" and "unhackable" turns me into Shrödinger's sourpuss.
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Six-Word Sci-Fi: The Next Great Crowdsourced Project

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:00
Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you. 
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Essential Gear For Keeping Your Workspace Tidy

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:00
Whether you toil at home or in an open-plan office, these tools will keep your desk clean and your mind clear.
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AI, the Transcription Economy, and the Future of Work

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:00
If you want to understand how technology is changing our job prospects, take a look at the folks who transcribe audio recordings into text.
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Deliver Us, Lord, From the Startup Life

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:00
In the Midwest, Christian entrepreneurs are searching for relief from the corrosive grind of company-building—while some faith leaders preach the gospel of crushing it.
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Floating Farms May Help Reinvent the World's Food Ecosystems

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:00
Thirty-four heifers aboard a stable in Rotterdam harbor are showing that cow buoys might be a sustainable, reliable alternative to our current food system.
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How Technology Explodes the Concept of ‘Generations’

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:00
Immense changes show us, year after year, that we are basically the same as ever, just reacting to the curves of life well out of our control.
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Clean Up Your Act With a Bidet for Any Budget

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:00
According to the CDC, the average person leaves a little something behind—0.14 grams of something—when they wipe. There's an appliance for that.
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Streaming Music Doesn't Flow, It Evaporates

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:00
Listening to streamed tunes through a smart speaker squeezes the ecstasy out of the experience. There are ways to get it back.
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Hundreds of Millions of PC Components Still Have Hackable Firmware

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:00
The lax security of supply chain firmware has been a known concern for years—with precious little progress being made.
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A Car ‘Splatometer’ Study Finds Huge Insect Die-Off

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 08:00
Measuring how many bugs fly into car windshields might sound silly. But to scientists predicting an “insect apocalypse,” the numbers are deadly serious. 
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