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Paul Manafort Is Bad at Basic Tech, From Passwords to PDFs

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 09:02
The former Trump campaign chair keeps getting in trouble thanks at least in part to subpar digital security.
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Two to Tango: Twitter Fact-Checks the Fact-Checkers

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 08:29
Last night an Associated Press tweet claimed that, in placing blame for the government shutdown, "it takes two to tango." Twitter thought otherwise.
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Photo Gallery: A Family's Nuclear Legacy, Etched in Silver

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 07:00
Michael Koerner's collodion "chemigrams" reveal a lifetime of inherited genetic mutations.
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Earthquake Warning App ShakeAlertLA Debuts in Los Angeles

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 06:00
The app gives city residents a few seconds' warning when an earthquake hits. It's the first publicly available app to do so in the US.
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How Tech Shaped 'The Scream,' 'The Kiss,' and 'American Gothic'

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 06:00
These three iconic historical paintings pulse with intense anxieties about electricity, hematology, and astronomy.
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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Shapes a New Political Reality

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 05:00
The newly elected congressmember offers older colleagues a master class in social media.
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VW's EV Chargers Make Paying for Power Easier Than Ever

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 05:00
VW's Electrify America program is adding a capability that identifies the driver by their car, and bills them automatically.
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Ocean Cleanup's Plastic Catcher Is Busted. So What Now?

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 05:00
First, the 600-meter-long plastic catcher didn't catch plastic. Then it split in two. What is the right way, then, to cleanse our oceans of the plastic menace?
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Ignore 5G, For Now

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 04:00
Want the super-fast mobile speeds promised by 5G technology? Come back in a year.
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CES 2019: More of the Coolest Stuff We've Seen So Far

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 04:00
We've played with a bunch of great new consumer products here at CES. Here are the neatest things we saw on day two.
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Gallup Poll: Labeling Sites May Help Stop Fake News Spread

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 04:00
A new Gallup survey suggests people are less likely to share stories from sites that are clearly marked as untrustworthy.
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A Tesla-Robot ‘Crash’ Stunt Shows We Need Robocar Schooling

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 18:29
The seemingly hoax-y death of 'Promobot' is a handy justification for the newly launched Partnership for Automated Vehicle Education.
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Juul’s Answer to Its PR Crisis? The Millennial Marlboro Man

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 17:07
E-cigarette maker Juul will air TV ads beginning later this year.
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Keep a Daily Planner in 2019—for Yourself and Nobody Else

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 15:44
Does your planner need to be Insta-worthy? No. But a decorative, multi-colored, stickered planner just might help you love your to-do list.
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Attack on Ethereum Classic Highlights a Crypto Weakness

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 15:22
Attackers appear to have gained control of 51 percent of the computers on the Ethereum Classic network, allowing them to spend cryptocurrency that wasn't theirs.
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The 'Captain Marvel' Trailer Is the Teaser the Movie Needed

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 14:29
Finally, a clip that gets people excited to see the MCU's newest hero in action.
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The Clever Clumsiness of a Robot Teaching Itself to Walk

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:35
Researchers make robots teach themselves how to walk through trial and error, like babies, to navigate the real world.
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Google's New Interpreter Mode Translates Your Conversation

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 11:00
If you want to ask a favor of the Parisian concierge, but maybe your French is too rusty, let Google do the talking.
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The Viral 'Half Summer, Half Winter' Manhattan Aerial Photo

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:11
Paul Seibert digitally blended two photographs he took from a helicopter, thousands of feet above New York City.
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CES 2019 Liveblog Day 2: Tuesday’s News and Photos, Live From Las Vegas

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 09:58
This year’s CES, one of the biggest consumer tech showcases in the world, continues Tuesday. Join us for live updates from the show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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