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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Price, Specs, Release Date

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 08:30
The newest version of the oversized Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone has arrived, stylus and all.
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Discord's Not Just for Chat Anymore—It's for Buying Games, Too

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 07:00
By selling games to its millions of users, the chat app moves into a new position against rivals like Steam.
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No Jack Dorsey, Twitter Fact-Checking Won't Free Us From Our Baseless Convictions

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 06:31
Today is the day—finally—to stop being surprised that human beings espouse beliefs contrary to fact.
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HBO Takes A Radical Leap Forward With 'Random Acts of Flyness'

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 06:00
The variety show seeks no destination, instead finding joy in the rigor of exploring black life in America.
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What Termites Teach Us About Robot Cooperation

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 06:00
We imagine that the future of autonomous swarms is machinelike perfection, but moments of unpredictable, Three Stooges–like chaos are also likely to emerge.
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The Strange David and Goliath Saga of Radio Frequencies

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 05:00
The wireless mic systems used by countless schools, churches, theaters, and other venues, are about to become obsolete, all because the telecom companies muscled in.
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Chicago's 'Wild Mile' Is a Habitat Made Almost Entirely From Scratch

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 05:00
The city's manmade North Branch Canal is polluted and lacks natural habitat. Enter 80 coconut-fiber “islands” that host wildlife and filter the water.
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The 20-Year Journey of 'The Meg'—the Movie the Internet Wouldn't Let Die

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 04:00
For decades, fans of the 1997 book kept the movie version afloat.
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The Sensors That Power Smart Cities Are a Hacker's Dream

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 03:00
The IoT security crisis is playing out on a macro scale too, putting critical infrastructure at risk.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: How to Watch Live Stream, Date, Start Time

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 21:00
Samsung's big summer show, Galaxy Unpacked, kicks off today. Here's how to tune in.
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New York City Limits the Number of Ubers and Lyfts on Its Streets

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 17:48
The Big Apple deals the ride-hail companies with their first set of serious American regulations. Which city will impose regulations next?
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Online Stock Trading Has Serious Security Holes

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 13:15
An analysis of dozens of trading platforms reveals a range of cybersecurity concerns across mobile, desktop, and the web.
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Patreon Makes a Move as Tech Giants Encroach on Its Territory

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:08
Patreon’s acquisition of Memberful comes a few months after YouTube and Facebook started rolling out similar subscription services to creators.
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Scientists Take a Harder Look at Genetic Engineering of Human Embryos

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:01
A year ago, a cell biologist announced that he had successfully used Crispr to edit human embryos for the first time in the US—but plenty of scientists didn't buy it.
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How Engineering the Climate Could Mess With Our Food

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:00
Scientists look at the eruptions of Mount Pinatubo and El Chichón to give us a glimpse at how geoengineering might affect a critical global system: agriculture.
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The Tight-Lipped Drivers Steering Tokyo's Taxis

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 07:00
Oleg Tolstoy photographed the men and women who suit up to ferry passengers around Shibuya and Shinjuku.
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When Bots Teach Themselves to Cheat

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 06:00
Even with logical parameters, AI programs can develop shortcuts and workarounds that humans didn’t think to deem off-­limits.
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Anki’s New Home Robot, Vector, Sure Is Cute. But Can It Survive?

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 06:00
It’s charming, it’s (relatively) smart, and it’s mobile. The question is: Can Vector succeed where other home robots have failed?
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You Can Learn Everything Online Except for the Things You Can't

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 05:00
College is like a chocolate chip cookie, and courses—online or not—are the chocolate chips.
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Magic Leap Is Remaking Itself as an Ordinary Company (With a Real Augmented-Reality Product)

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 05:00
Over the past few years, Magic Leap's supporters have grown skeptical of the company's mythical augmented-reality product. Now that it has released a headset, the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, can it make naysayers care?
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