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What Hearings? Advertisers Still Love Facebook

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 04:00
All that noise in Washington won't mean much for Facebook's bottom line.
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How the March For Science Became a Movement

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 04:00
"In 2017 we marched for science. In 2018, we vote for science."
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Tesla Fights the NTSB Over Its Latest Autopilot Death

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:49
Elon Musk's automaker has quit the investigation led by the agency, and the sniping is getting serious.
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Despite Zuckerberg Pledge, Facebook Fights State Privacy Laws

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:12
The social network has pushed back against consumer-focused legislation in places like Illinois and California.
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TED 2018 Is All About Facebook—and Not in a Good Way

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:11
Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony, and Facebook's problems, are the talk of the annual TED conference.
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AI Learns a New Trick: Measuring Brain Cells

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:00
New techniques could help researchers outsource the grunt work of neuroscience.
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Why It's Almost Impossible for Fastballs to Get Any Faster

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:00
Advances have fueled a dramatic upward trend in world-record athletic performances, but the baseball pitch is stuck. The reason is physics.
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Airstream's New Nest Camper is Cute and Practical

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:00
The compact, lightweight Nest breaks with the aluminum tradition in favor of fiberglass.
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Space Oddities: We need a plan to stop polluting space before it’s too late

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 06:00
Opinion: Before we start colonizing other planets, we have to deal with all the trash we've hurtled into the atmosphere.
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Cloudflare's Plan to Protect the Whole Internet Comes Into Focus

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 06:00
One of the internet's biggest infrastructure companies is expanding its protections beyond the web.
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Luminar's New Lidar Could Dominate the Self-Driving Car Market

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:00
The company run by a 23-year-old photonics genius is ramping up production as self-driving cars get closer to reality.
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Instant Pot Cookbook Review: America's Test Kitchen's Multicooker Perfection Is Sure to Be an Instant Hit

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:00
America's Test Kitchen new cookbook for Instant Pots and other multicookers is a great way to navigate the pressure-cooker trend.
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The Race to Find the Next Pandemic—Before It Finds Us

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:00
In the past, researchers typically discovered new deadly viruses when they overwhelmed the healthcare system. A new initiative is trying to do things differently.
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Using Open Source Designs to Create More Specialized Chips

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 04:00
RISC-V wants to do for chips what Linux did for software.
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How Android Phones Hide Missed Security Updates From You

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 04:00
A study finds that Android phones aren't just slow to get patched; sometimes they lie about being patched when they're not.
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Astronomers Suggest Some Exoplanet Signals Are False Alarms

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 04:00
What if some of the Earth-like planets discovered by Kepler aren’t there at all?
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Best Amazon Device Deals: Huge Kindle, Fire Sale (April 2018)

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 04:00
The 8-Inch Fire HD tablet, 4K Fire TV, and Kindle are now $50 (among others) in Amazon's biggest spring sale.
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The Questions Zuckerberg Should Have Answered About Russia

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:09
Russian agents used Facebook to influence the 2017 election. Congress missed the chance to delve into what the company knows about it—and how they’ll stop it in 2018.
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Why Facebook's 2011 Promises Haven't Protected Users

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 18:02
Facebook didn't notify the Federal Trade Commission when it learned that Cambridge Analytica had improperly obtained personal information of users.
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Mark Zuckerberg's Congress Testimony Day Two: Republicans and Democrats Diverge

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:49
In his second day of Congressional testimony, Democrats wanted to know about privacy. Republicans wanted to hear about Diamond and Silk.
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