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Mark Zuckerberg's Testimony Birthed a Memepocalypse—Which Is a Good Thing

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 15:56
Give the internet some credit: people watched hours upon hours of testimony just to get some jokes off.
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SpaceX’s President is Thinking Even Bigger Than Elon Musk

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 14:50
Gwynne Shotwell tells the TED conference that plans to take humans to Mars are "risk reduction for the human species."
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Everything Mark Zuckerberg Will Follow Up On for Congress

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 14:36
If you're a member of Congress, Mark Zuckerberg's team will get back to you.
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Mark Zuckerberg Is Revealing Facebook’s Terrible Power in Congress

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:52
Mark Zuckerberg's testimony is not just about Cambridge Analytica. He's answering for the un-checked influence that Facebook wields—on its users, and the world.
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Want to Fight Sea Level Rise? Look to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:41
During a big storm, the bluffs along Ocean Beach can lose 25 to 40 feet. Here's how San Francisco is hedging against sea level rise.
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This Photographer Re-creates 'Ghostbusters' and 'Back to the Future' in Miniature

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:04
Felix Hernandez builds elaborate sets on which to shoot his painstakingly detailed images.
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Quantum Mechanics Creates a Totally Random Number Generator

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:00
A perfectly provable random number generator is the bedrock of good cryptography. This scientist wants to make one.
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The Web’s Recommendation Engines Are Broken. Can We Fix Them?

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 08:00
Algorithms used by Facebook, YouTube, and other platforms keep us clicking. But those systems often promote misinformation, abuse, and polarization. Is it possible to temper them with a sense of decency?
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Uber's New Game Plan: Rental Cars, Transit, and Jump Bikes

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 07:30
The company's bid for dominance now hinges on controlling every way you move.
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How to Share Songs on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Google Play Music

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 06:00
All of the popular streaming services have features where you can follow friends or recommend tracks. Here's how to use them.
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RAVPower Power Bank Exclusive Deal

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 05:00
A WIRED deal on an outstanding battery pack, Air Force-grade smartwatch, and other gadgets galore.
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The 'Despacito' YouTube Hack Was Probably Pretty Simple to Pull Off

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 04:35
The removal of YouTube's most popular video this week was likely the result of a low-cost phishing scam rather than sophisticated hacking.
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Raytheon's New Radar Could Help Bring Flying Cars to Our Cities

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 04:00
As drones and flying cars move into reality, we need radar systems better equipped for keeping an eye on everyone.
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The Best Nintendo Switch Deals and Console Bundles (2018)

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 04:00
The best Nintendo Switch console deals and bundle prices. Also the games and essentials you'll want on day one.
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Four Questions Congress Should Actually Ask Mark Zuckerberg

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:34
Mark Zuckerberg left a lot of questions unanswered before Senate committees on Tuesday. House members might try these more pointed queries when the Facebook CEO appears before them on Wednesday.
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Mark Zuckerberg Makes Facebook Privacy Sound So Easy

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:10
[In his testimony to Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly misrepresented the amount of control Facebook users really have over their data.](https://www.wired.com/story/mark-zuckerberg-congress-day-one)
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Mark Zuckerberg's Congress Testimony Day One: Simple Questions, Hard Answers

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:55
The basic lines of questioning Congress pursued show just how inscrutable Facebook remains to most Americans.
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Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica Scandal Shows the Price of Tech Utopia

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:30
Was everything users gained from Facebook worth what they gave up?
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How Many G's Will the Hyperloop Pull in Its Next Test?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:35
Elon Musk tweeted that a hyperloop test will accelerate to the speed of sound and brake in just 1.2 kilometers.
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Ex-Commerce Secretary Pritzker on Saving the Future of Jobs

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:14
Former Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, co-chair of a task force on the future of work, says the nation needs to "relink education, work and opportunity."
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