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Suzanne Ciani's New LP Wraps You in Quadraphonic Surround Sound

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 04:00
A new recording by synthesizer artist Suzanne Ciani is being released on a long-forgotten analog surround-sound format.
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Obama's US Digital Service Survives Trump–Quietly

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 04:00
Team created in 2014 to make the government more tech-friendly soldiers on, helping agencies work more efficiently and save money.
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Tesla’s Braking System Gets an Over-the-Air Update

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 16:46
Shortly after Consumer Reports panned the Model 3 for its long stopping distance, Elon pushed a change through the ether to adjust the antilock algorithm.
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Why Russian Journalist Arkady Babchenko Faked His Own Murder—And What Happens Now

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 15:20
Russian war correspondent Arkady Babchenko was reported dead Tuesday. On Wednesday, he showed up at a press conference, very much alive.
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The Bleak State of Federal Government Cybersecurity

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 13:16
Nearly three out of four federal agencies is unprepared for a cyberattack, and there's no system in place to fix it.
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Snap Is No Facebook, and Spiegel Insists He Wants It That Way

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 13:05
Speaking at a technology conference Snap CEO Evan Spiegel takes a few digs at rival Facebook, prompting a reply tweet from a Facebook executive.
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Canceling 'Roseanne' Wasn't About Conviction, It Was About Capital

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:48
ABC acted swiftly yesterday, but it may not be making the grand gesture of civility many seem to think it has.
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How a Former US Spy Chief Became Trump’s Fiercest Critic

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:27
In his new book, Facts and Fears, James Clapper describes the outrage and anxiety that pulled him back into public life and his new role as a Trump dissenter.
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With Venues, Oculus and Facebook Push Social VR Into New Territory

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:00
Concerts, sporting events, and movie nights—all live, in three dimensions, and surrounded by hundreds of strangers. What could go wrong?
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Mapbox Uses Your Phone's Camera to Chart a Changing World

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:00
The mapping company's new software development kit will let its customers tap into data from their users' phone cameras to keep tabs on the streets in real time.
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Papua New Guinea Wants to Ban Facebook. It Shouldn't

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 08:37
The island nation is considering blocking Facebook for one month in order to collect information on fake profiles, pornography, and more. But the impact could be severe.
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How to Preorder the Nintendo NES Classic Mini (And Make Sure You Get One)

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 06:00
Nintendo's tiny console is coming back, and here's how to get one on lock early.
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Why Darpa Wants Everyone to Launch Tiny Satellites

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 05:00
A flock of little guys is less vulnerable to attack than one big bird. Also, you could maybe send them up with space balloons.
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The Creepy Rise of Real Companies Spawning Fictional Design

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 05:00
Speculative design tasks creators with building a better world through public thought experiments. But with companies like Google adapting the practice, it can feel like a taunting display of power.
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Why the US-China ‘Trade War’ Remains a War of Words

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 04:00
Trump again threatened tariffs on Chinese goods, but if the past weeks are any guide, it would seem that harsh words may not translate into harsh actions.
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23andMe Is Suing Ancestry Over Some Pretty Ancient IP

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 04:00
And the outcome of the case could reshape the genetic genealogy testing industry.
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Your Next Glass of Wine Might Be a Fake—and You'll Love It

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 04:00
Replica Wine makes cheaper copies of your favorite wine at a discount by analyzing its chemistry. Often, even professional critics can tell the difference. Is this heresy or just good business?
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How to Get a Robot to (One Day) Do Your Chores

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 21:00
If we are going to have home assistants that set our tables and fold our clothes, we’re going to have to train them in simulations first.
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How 'Killing Eve' Reverse-Engineered Binge Watching

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 15:40
This spring BBC America's spy thriller quietly went from novelty to must-watch TV, thanks to a little help from Orphan Black.
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Data Propria Is a New Firm From a Cambridge Analytica Alum

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:57
Data Propria will continue the behavioral targeting pioneered by Cambridge Analytica—but founder Matt Oczkowski says this time will be different.
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