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A Space Mystery Tied Up in a Bow

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 04:00
CK Vupleculae was discovered by a French monk in 1670, and it's been puzzling scientists ever since.
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A Grad Student Solved a Fundamental Quantum Computing Problem

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 04:00
Urmila Mahadev became obsessed with a basic question in quantum computing: how do you know when the computer is cheating?
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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) Review: Affordable but Underwhelming

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 04:00
Amazon's Fire HD 8 is still incredibly cheap, but it's not the bargain it once was.
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Taylor Swift's Foray Into Politics Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 03:00
Last week Taylor Swift encouraged people to vote and Kanye West visited the White House.
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Robert Mueller Has Already Told You Everything You Need To Know

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 19:12
With the exception of President Trump’s legal team, no one has been watching the Mueller investigation more closely than Garrett Graff.
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Nike's New Jordans—a Sneak Peek

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 18:02
Designer Tinker Hatfield shows an audience at Wired25 athletic shoes designed for people who don’t like to run.
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LinkedIn Cofounder Reid Hoffman and MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito on Moving Fast But Not Breaking Things

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 16:34
Ignore your customers, tolerate bad management, and let fires burn.
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Kanye's Password, a WhatsApp Bug, and More Security News This Week

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 06:00
A grey hat hacking hero, bad boat news, and more security news this week.
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More and More Movies Are Reflecting Our Fear of the Internet

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 06:00
Life online may not be a literal horror show—but sometimes it can feel like one.
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'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' Promises Romance—Then Locks It Away

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 05:00
Not all game stories need sexuality, but it constitutes an organic, interesting part of a character's life.
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REI End of Season Sale (Fall 2018): Patagonia, CycleOps, Rumpl, Suunto, Dakine

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 04:00
From Patagonia board shorts to CycleOps bike trainers, we're bringing you the best of the end of season deals.
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Hestan Smart Induction Cooktop Review: Dial in Temps Down to the Degree

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 04:00
Replacing your standard range with an app-controlled induction cooktop can yield more precise control—and better results—in the kitchen.
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Tech Backs Away From Saudis After Journalist's Alleged Murder

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:31
Silicon Valley executives suspended participation in a Saudi advisory committee and cancelled plans to attend a high-profile conference.
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Fake Adobe Flash Installers Come With a Little Malware Bonus

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 14:11
A clever new cryptomining scheme downloads the latest version of Adobe for you, but adds malware to the bargain.
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The Future of Work Might Actually Be ... Good?

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:46
The robots are coming, but they will find it hard to replace human empathy and judgment, speakers say at the WIRED25 Festival.
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Free Speech in the Age of Algorithmic Megaphones

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:19
Researchers have long known that local actors—as well as Russia—use manipulative tactics to spread information online. With Facebook suspending a slew of domestic accounts, a difficult reckoning is upon us.
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How Facebook Hackers Compromised 30 Million Accounts

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:00
Facebook has revealed more details about the unprecedented breach of its platform—including how hackers got away with the access tokens of 30 million users.
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How to Check If Your Facebook Account Got Hacked—And How Badly

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:32
Facebook Friday offered more details about its recent breach. Here's how to see if you were affected.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Ivy Ross, Google’s Head of Hardware Design

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:54
The Gadget Lab team breaks down this week’s tech news and welcomes special guest Ivy Ross to the show, to talk about the new Google Pixel products.
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No One Can Get Cybersecurity Disclosure Just Right

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:42
If Facebook and Google's recent security debacles proved anything, it's that disclosure is tricky business.
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