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Enter the Intense World of Competitive Yo-Yoing

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:38
For these players, yo-yos are much more than just toys.
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Cambridge Analytica Could Also Access Private Facebook Messages

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 09:18
A Facebook permission allowed an app to read messages between 1,500 Facebook users and their friends until October 2015—data that Cambridge Analytica could have accessed.
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What Random Walks in Multiple Dimensions Teach You About Life

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 07:00
There are real world applications of the stochastic mathematical process known as a random walk—really.
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This Radio Hacker Could Hijack Emergency Sirens to Play Any Sound

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 06:30
Balint Seeber found that cities around the US are leaving their emergency siren radio communication systems unencrypted and vulnerable to spoofing.
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Helix Takes Clinical Genetic Testing Straight to Consumers

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 05:00
Soon, anyone curious about their health will be able to request a clinical DNA test—not just doctors.
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Mark Zuckerberg Answers to Congress For Facebook's Troubles

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 04:00
Tensions around Facebook's privacy and ad practices have escalated dramatically since the last time the company sat before Congress.
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Mozilla's Internet Health Report Diagnoses Life Online

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 02:00
The foundation released a broad, sweeping report Tuesday about the state of our lives online.
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How to Watch Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Testify Before Congress

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 17:23
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the Senate and House of Representatives. Here's how to make sure you don't miss a minute.
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Porsche's 919 Hybrid Evo Wallops F1's Fastest Cars

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:32
Ignoring the regulations that govern motorsports, the 919 Hybrid Evo beat F1 champ Lewis Hamilton's record time at Belgium's famed Spa Francorchamps track.
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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' and the False Hope of Really Great Trailers

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:08
The new trailer looks amazing—that doesn't mean the movie will be.
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Inside the Cleanroom Where NASA’s New Mars Lander Waits to Launch

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:55
The InSight lander will probe beneath the surface of Mars to understand its geology—unless humans contaminate it first.
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A Long-Awaited IoT Crisis Is Here, and Many Devices Aren't Ready

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:56
Some network communication protocol vulnerabilities have been known for more than a decade and still aren't fixed. Now they're being exploited.
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How to Check If Cambridge Analytica Could Access Your Facebook Data

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:20
Facebook has released a tool that lets you see if you were caught up in the Cambridge Analytica fiasco—and what other apps know about you know.
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4 Best Smartphones of 2018: Guide to Android, Samsung Galaxy, iPhone

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 08:00
If you're on the prowl for a new Android, Galaxy, or iPhone, read our full guide to the best smartphones of 2018.
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Twitter Bots Post Two-Thirds of Links to Popular Sites on the Platform

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 07:00
A new study from Pew Research shows that the bulk of links on Twitter don't come from actual humans.
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Uber Acquires the Bike-Share Company Jump

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 06:30
The acquisition signals that Uber wants to be more than just taxi substitute.
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The New 'Star Wars' Trilogy Looks to the Past, 'Solo' Looks to Denny's

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 06:00
The cast of the new anthology film might be headed to a diner near you.
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The Gently Breathing Somnox Robot Cuddles You to Sleep

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 06:00
The Somnox is a fuzzy, bean-shaped robot that mimics human breathing to help the human holding it fall asleep.
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'Far Cry 5' Review: All Games Are Illusions, But This Is Nothing More

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 05:00
In every game, the experience only holds up as far as you can see it. In 'Far Cry 5,' the experience doesn't even hold up that far.
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Why Pure Reason Won’t End American Tribalism

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 04:00
WIRED Columnist Robert Wright on what Steven Pinker’s new bestseller 'Enlightment Now' gets wrong about our polarized politics.
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