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Trump's 'Shithole Countries' Comment Tops This Week's Internet News

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 06:00
There was no way social media was going to let the president’s comments go uncommented upon.
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The 'Doublespeak' of Responsible Encryption

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 05:00
It's a new name for an old argument: that public agencies fighting crime and terrorism must have access to our private communications—for our own good.
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Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 04:00
For decades, physicists have struggled to create a quantum theory of gravity. Now an approach that dates to the 1970s is attracting newfound attention.
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Boeing's Skunk Works Cargo Drone Is a Heavy Lifter

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 04:00
Eventually, it should be able to fly as far as 20 miles, carrying 500 pounds )or 400 large Domino's pizzas.
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How the False Hawaii Missile Warning Could Have Happened

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 15:14
And where was the federal government?
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Crescent Moon's Innovative Snowshoe Is Built Like a Flip-Flop

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 06:00
These all-foam snowshoes from Crescent Moon might look low-tech, but the combination of cleats and tire-like treads provide ample traction.
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Meltdown, Spectre, Malicious Apps, and More of This Week's Security News

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 05:00
Meltdown, Spectre, malicious Android apps, and more of the week's top security news.
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Space Photos of the Week: Home Is Where the Supermassive Black Hole Is

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:00
At the heart of our own Milky Way galaxy is a big, black hole—and NASA just snapped a photo of it.
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Facebook's Adam Mosseri on Why You'll See Less Video, More From Friends

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:00
Facebook's vice president for newsfeed explains the thinking behind recent changes in the algorithm that determines what 2 billion people see on the social network.
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'Black Mirror' Should Not Be a Shared Universe

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:00
The show's most recent season hinted that its episodes are connected—but it should stay an anthology series.
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Virgin Hyperloop One Is Bringing Elon Musk's Dream to Life

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:00
The Richard Branson-backed venture wants to launch a commercial hyperloop in 2021, and it's got work to do.
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Clashes Over the Future of Gene Therapy and Crispr at the US's Biggest Biotech Meeting

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:15
After 30 years in the making, gene therapy is finally an FDA-approved reality. What comes next—and how will Crispr get a slice of the action?
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Complex and Satisfying, You Should Read the 'Black Panther' Comics

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:57
The recent books by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, and Evan Narcisse have had great character-driven stories.
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Meltdown and Spectre Patches Have Caused Serious Performance Issues

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:58
Two of the worst vulnerabilities in years are slowly being fixed—but at a cost to consumers and companies alike.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: The Smart Home Is Here. Are We Ready?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:48
This week on the show, we talk about the proliferation of smart home tech. Recorded live at CES.
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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:00
The video known as badday.mpg has been an internet phenomenon for more than 20 years. Thanks, CERN.
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Toyota’s Autonomous Shuttle, a Chinese Tesla Challenger, and More Car News From This Week

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:00
Plus, General Motors’ steering wheel-free car and Bell Helicopters’ flying taxi.
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Tech Companies Are Complicit in Censoring Iran Protests

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:00
Opinion: Google, Twitter, and Signal should take steps to ensure their tools aren’t restricting Iranian’s free speech.
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Please Do Not Assault the Towering Robot That Roams Walmart

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:00
At over six feet tall, Bossa Nova navigates the aisles of Walmart on its own, blasting shelves with light and snapping photos.
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CES 2018 in Photos: A Glimpse of the Gadget Zaniness

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 04:00
As we wrap up at CES 2018, here's a peek into the massive gadget show through the lens of WIRED photographer Amy Lombard.
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