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Semiautonomous Cars Have Flaws. That's Why They Need Tests

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 04:00
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested features in cars from Tesla, BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo and found they all had issues. Here’s where safety rankings would come in handy.
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Lenovo Smart Display Review: Google Shows Off

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 04:00
Google Assistant finally gets a screen, making it an ideal kitchen companion. Our full review of the 8-inch and 10-inch models.
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Save Sarah Jeong! And Kevin Williamson, Quinn Norton, and Joy Reid Too

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 04:00
If you write polemics, you make enemies; you lose friends; you get trolled. But it’s the job.
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Could Ketamine Be the New Prozac?

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:40
The club drug might be the next big depression treatment—but how best to use it remains unknown.
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Viral Political Ads May Not Be As Persuasive As You Think

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:45
Does more engagement mean your message is resonating with more people? For politicians campaigning on social media, focusing too much on shares and likes might be a mistake.
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Can Elon Musk Really Take Tesla Private?

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:34
The Tesla CEO tweeted he had secured funding for a buyout of the electric carmaker, and market madness ensued.
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Telemedicine Could Help Fill the Gaps in America's Abortion Care

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:25
A growing body of research suggests that medication abortion could be offered without any in-person interaction at all.
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Questions About 'PUBG'? Ask PlayerUnknown Himself

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:00
Also known as Brendan Greene, the game's creator helps out fans in our newest episode of "Tech Support."
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Disease X and the Unknowability of the Next Epidemic

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:00
What may strike next, the World Health Organization fears, is something no doctor has ever heard of or knows how to treat. It’s come to be known as Disease X. 
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How Much Power Does It Take to Fly in a Real-Life Jet Suit?

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:00
To hover a human over the ground, you need some serious engineering—and the momentum principle.
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Moto Z3 Play Review: Unlocked and Loaded

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:00
Motorola goes all-in on Mods and glass with its new Moto Z3 phones. Our full WIRED review.
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As Uber Gives up on Self-Driving Trucks, Kodiak Jumps In

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:00
The startup wants to become the go-to source for the tech to make trucks drive themselves.
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Scale API Wants Self-Driving Cars to Share Data

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:00
If data-labeling companies like Scale API have to re-do the same kind of work for multiple autonomous driving companies, the really important stuff—the weird edge cases—might get missed.
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The Genetics (and Ethics) of Making Humans Fit for Mars

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 05:00
We could make people less stinky, more resistant to radiation, even less dependent on food and oxygen. But would the new creature be human?
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Ethical OS Helps Tech Startups Avert Moral Disasters

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:00
A new guidebook for tech companies helps them imagine future scenarios where their tech might end up causing societal harm.
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The One Telecom Group That Actually Supports Net Neutrality

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:00
Incompas was formed to represent upstart rivals to the Baby Bells. Under a former congressmember, it has expanded to include tech giants.
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The Ultra-Pure, Super-Secret Sand That Makes Your Phone Possible

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:00
The processor that makes your laptop or cell phone work was fabricated using quartz from this obscure Appalachian backwater.
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The Real 'Fallout': Viral Videos Were the Scourge—and Savior—of Tom Cruise's Career

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 04:00
Rebounding from Oprah's couch was its own impossible mission.
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Why Facebook’s Thinning Profit Margins Are a Secret Asset

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 15:46
Moderating content requires expensive lawyers, well-run operational teams, and a lot of money. But as Facebook builds these complex systems, it becomes harder for an upstart to replicate.
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Facebook and YouTube Ban InfoWars but Invite New Headaches

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 14:25
The battle over Alex Jones illustrates how Facebook and YouTube's strength has become their greatest weakness.
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