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Now On Nintendo Switch, 'Furi' Embraces The Power of a Good Boss Fight

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 06:00
The devious rhythmic combat game is a grueling meditation on what a boss fight is worth.
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The Astrophysicist Who Wants to Help Solve Baltimore's Urban Blight

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:00
Vacant buildings are more than just an economic threat. They're also a public safety concern. And it turns out they have their own sort of gravitational pull.
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Ex-Uber Engineer Accused of Spying on Tesla, Stealing Trade Secrets

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:00
A lawsuit from a former nanny brings new allegations against Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the heart of the Uber/Waymo dispute.
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Job Alert: How Would You Like to Babysit Robots?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:00
For all their advances, robots still struggle with the human world. They get stuck. They get assaulted. But not to worry: Help is just a call center away.
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Meet Antifa's Secret Weapon Against Far-Right Extremists

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:00
Megan Squire doesn’t consider herself to be antifa and pushes digital activism instead, passing along information to those who might put it to real-world use—who might weaponize it.
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Yondr Wants to Neutralize Your Phone—and Un-change the World

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:00
The San Francisco startup helps restricts smartphone use in places where the people in charge don’t want it. But in allowing this, we may be compromising something about ourselves.
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Why Cloudflare Let an Extremist Stronghold Burn

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:00
The story of how an internet infrastructure company get locked into a free-speech dispute starts in the cubicles of SoMa and the brothels of Istanbul.
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Change My View: Why Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse Is on Reddit

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:00
What’s astounding about Kal Turnbull's brainchild is that no single radioactive topic—not Trump, Brexit, sex, guns—has overrun the subreddit.
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Free Speech, Tech Turmoil, and the New Censorship

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:00
Special Issue: How technology is upending everything we thought we knew about public discourse.
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6 Tales of Censorship in the Golden Age of Free Speech

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:00
Blocked by Trump, fired by Google, suspended by Facebook. The social internet gives everyone a voice, it also has countless ways of punishing us for speaking.
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It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:00
At a time when anyone can broadcast live or post their thoughts to a social network, we should be living in a utopia of public discourse. We're not.
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Will Your Baby Like Cilantro? These Genetic Tests Say They Can Tell

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:01
A growing set of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies like BabyGlimpse are aimed at new, expecting, and aspiring parents. But beware their claims.
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6 GoPro Tips For Skiing and Snowboarding Shots

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:00
Get great results from your GoPro or other action cam as you capture your snowy heroics ... and your legendary bails.
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Britain's Next Megaproject: A Coast-to-Coast Forest

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:00
50 million new trees will repopulate one of the least wooded parts of the country—and offer a natural escape from several cities in the north.
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Kylo's Shirtless Look Is a Problem for Star Wars Cosplayers

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:00
High-waisted tights are much harder to find than you might think.
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A Child Abuse Prediction Model Fails Poor Families

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:00
Why Pittsburgh’s predictive analytics misdiagnoses child maltreatment and prescribes the wrong solutions
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Don’t Blame Social Media for the "Oprah For President" Talk—Blame Everyone.

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:00
Mass disdain for the political system makes it easy for anyone with a social network to launch themselves into politics.
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Texas Instruments' New Headlights Dazzle With a Million Pixels

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:00
Too bad federal regulations won't allow the cool tech on American roads.
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How Dirt Could Save Us From Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 07:00
One chemist thinks he’s found a way for us to outrun the lethal juggernaut of antibiotic resistance.
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How Gore-Tex Went From Accident to Outdoor Essential

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 07:00
Gore-Tex, the waterproof material in your favorite jacket—and boots and ski pants—was born by accident.
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