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Did the Owl Do It? Unpacking the Weirdest Fan Theory About Netflix's 'The Staircase'

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 07:08
A bizarre idea that never made the cut turns Netflix’s new-again docuseries into a true hoo-dunit.
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Why Are CDC Disease Detectives in a Cave Crawling With Snakes?

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 06:00
The scientists aren't there for the pythons: They're there for the pythons' food.
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Apple Macs vs Windows PCs: Our Favorite Alternatives

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 06:00
If you're tired of waiting for Apple to address your Mac needs, consider these Windows-powered options.
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The Brilliant Vigilance of Seattle's Huge New SR-99 Tunnel

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 05:00
How do you keep a tunnel safe? Hundreds of cameras, 17 jet fans, and a sprinkler system that can out-hose Splash Mountain.
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A New Era of Frankensoftware Is Upon Us

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 05:00
But that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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Inside Amazon's Painstaking Pursuit to Teach Alexa French

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 04:00
Amazon tries to translate its homegrown voice assistant into a global success.
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How Pro-Eating Disorder Posts Evade Filters on Social Media

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 04:00
A new study shows how sites like Instagram and Pinterest struggle to moderate pro-ED content—or even keep recommendation algorithms from surfacing it.
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Google and Uber Race to Dominate the Future of Search: Maps

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 04:00
As the world becomes infused with tech, a fleet of companies are racing to build maps that help users navigate.
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The Potential Pitfalls of Sucking Carbon From the Atmosphere

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 04:00
A new method makes negative emissions more of a reality than ever before.
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Self-Driving Cars Likely Won’t Steal Your Job (Until 2040)

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 21:00
A new report finds that while some jobs, like trucking, will eventually fade, autonomous tech will benefit the economy overall.
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Startup Working on Contentious Pentagon AI Project Was Hacked

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:07
Current and former employees say computers at Clarifai, which is analyzing drone images as part of Project Maven, were hacked last fall.
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Byton's K-Byte Electric Concept Makes Self-Driving Look Good

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:25
While Tesla struggles, Chinese automakers like Byton are aiming to gobble up its market share with electric, someday self-driving cars.
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The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Is a Done Deal. Now What?

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:44
A judge's decision will likely be seen as good news for other pending and potential mergers but could be a wash at best for consumers.
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Feds Bust Dozens of Nigerian Email Scammers, but Your Inbox Still Isn’t Safe

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:32
The arrest of dozens of alleged Nigerian email scammers and their associates is a small, but important, first step toward tackling an enormous problem.
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Biggest Surprises (and Missed Opportunities) of the E3 Press Conferences

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:24
It's Tuesday, which means the E3 show floor is now open—and the press conferences, where most of the announcements and news live, just ended. Here's what you missed.
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The Secret History of the Racy Module That Almost Ruined Dungeons & Dragons

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:17
Of all the Dungeons & Dragons quests out there, finding a copy of "Palace of the Silver Princess" may be the hardest.
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North Korea Has Promised to Denuclearize Lots of Times Already

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:12
Donald Trump got out of Kim Jong Un a promise that North Korea has already made—and broken—multiple times.
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Forget X-Ray Vision. You Can See Through Walls With Radio

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:56
Researchers at MIT, actualizers of all things science fiction, have taken a different tack to seeing through walls: radio waves.
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This Bubble Artisan Might Blow Up, But She Won't Go Pop

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:00
Melody Yang knows that bubbles are a lot like us—they need water, air, and a loving touch in order to thrive.
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Furbo Dog Camera Review: Remotely Amuse Your Pets

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 06:00
The Furbo helps you keep an eye on your dog and reward them, too.
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