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Virgin Orbit Just Dropped a Rocket From a Boeing 747

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 09:43
Richard Branson's air-launch system is getting very close to opening for business after successfully completing one of its last big tests.
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Nintendo Switch Lite: Release Date, Price, Specs

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 09:14
The new version of the hit handheld console is $100 cheaper and more portable, but it strips out some of the Switch's trademark features.
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The 'Super Mario Maker 2' Community Is a Haven of Player Creativity

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 06:00
The hallowed halls of Mario have become, in the hands of fans, shrines to the gods of difficulty.
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How Phone Taps and Swipes Train Us to Be Better Consumers

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 06:00
Opinion: Smartphone interfaces train our motions, closing the gap between our bodies and our virtual selves. But what does that mean when our movements are choreographed by corporate interests?
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The Awesome Bowling Robot Is Surely Fake. Here's How to Tell

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 06:00
The viral video of BowlBot 5000 throwing a strike inspires great physics questions, even if robots aren't yet coming for our bowling alleys.
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Little Plastic 'Nurdles' Are Flooding Beaches and Waterways

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 05:00
These lentil-sized pellets are used to make nearly all plastic goods. But they often escape and end up polluting oceans and coastal communities.
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This Neat Design Could Make a Plane’s Middle Seats Tolerable

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 05:00
Molon Labe designed a middle seat for airplanes that is set lower and three inches back from the seats on either side.
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The Best Xbox One Console Bundles and Deals for 2019

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 05:00
Deals on the Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles, along with some games and accessories you'll want.
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In New York, Friendships Run Along Subway Lines

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 04:00
A study finds New Yorkers are more likely to be Facebook friends if they live along the same subway line.
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Inside Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Body-Hacking Gym

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 04:00
Dave Asprey of Bulletproof Coffee fame is sharing his high-tech workout secrets with the public at workout facilities called Upgrade Labs.
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Reddit’s ‘Manosphere’ and the Challenge of Quantifying Hate

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 04:00
Researchers analyzed Reddit's most misogynist communities. It's exactly as bad as you thought.
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Apple Kills the 12-Inch MacBook, a Webcam Hack, and More News

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 13:39
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Zoom Will Fix the Flaw That Let Hackers Hijack Webcams

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 13:07
While it at first dismissed the vulnerability, Zoom says it will release a patch Tuesday night.
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The Cryptocurrency Rush Transforming Old Swiss Gold Mines

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:32
In 2016, Alpine Tech started a digital currency mining operation in Gondo, on the Italian border. Photographer Claudio Cerasoli documented their efforts.
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Apple MacBook Pro With Touch Bar (2019): Price, Specs, Release Date

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 11:52
Apple has refreshed its laptop lineup, adding the Touch Bar control strip to its entry-level MacBook Pro, and killing off the popular 12-inch MacBook in favor of the redesigned MacBook Air.
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What the 'Stranger Things' High Viewership Numbers Actually Mean

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 11:47
Netflix says more than 40 million accounts are watching the show. That number says very little.
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A Zoom Flaw Gives Hackers Easy Access to Your Webcam

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 08:18
All it takes is one wrong click, and the popular video conferencing software will put you in a meeting with a stranger.
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5 Best Slow-Motion Video Apps: How to Shoot Slo-Mo on Phones

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 06:00
How to manipulate time and space to get the most out of your phone's camera. Our slo-mo advice, and the best smartphones for recording in slow motion.
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Should You Wear White or Black on Hot Days? Here's the Data

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 06:00
Quick experiments can help you answer the eternal question of whether to wear black or white on hot summer days. Turns out, it's complicated.
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Trees Emit a Surprisingly Large Amount of Methane

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 05:00
Figuring out trees' net emissions is becoming an urgent priority as countries and companies adopt tree-planting programs to offset their carbon footprints.
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