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A Flash Zero Day, a DNA Site Breach, and More Security News This Week

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 06:00
A DNA site breach, a background check failure, and more security news this week.
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IHOP's Name Change Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 06:00
The internet had a lot of fun trying to figure out IHOP's new name last week.
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This Week in the Future of Cars: It's Business Time

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 06:00
Larry Page's flying car starts to look real, Uber and Lyft get into bike-sharing, and Elon Musk works to get Tesla on track.
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Meater Wireless Meat Thermometer Review: A Recipe for Mediocrity

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 05:00
Monitoring your roasting and grilling with an app is neat, but the Meater has quirks and flaws that keep us from recommending it.
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Endangered Species and the Case for ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 05:00
Non-native animals and plants often arrive in cities by happenstance and carve out ecological niches for themselves. But if cities were more deliberate about biodiversity, they’d take in well-suited species that are struggling elsewhere.
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E3 Is Going to be a Weird One—But Don’t Hold Your Breath

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 04:00
Falling between console upgrades and generational changes, 2018 is all about the games, but don't pin your hopes on a mindblowing reveal.
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All of Us and the Dream of a Research Diversity Crusader

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 04:00
The billion-dollar, 10-year All of Us initiative promises to sequence and study the health of 1 million Americans. But will they represent the diversity of the country's population?
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How Microsoft's Windows Red Team Keeps PCs Safe

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 04:00
Microsoft's Windows red team probes and prods the world's biggest operating system through the eyes of an adversary.
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Space Photos of the Week: Jupiter's Lightning Is Striking

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 07:00
The strikes are a lot like on Earth, but they tend to linger toward the poles.
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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Should Have Been Two Movies

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 06:00
A second film could've explored where Han Solo got his cynical, jaded attitude.
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How NATO Defends Against the Cyberattacks

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 05:00
Opinion: The NATO Secretary General explains how the alliance manages the dark side of the web.
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4 Weekend Tech Deals for Father’s Day Gifts

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 05:00
Get a head start on your Father’s Day shopping.
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With Cortex, Land Rover Takes Self-Driving Cars Off-Roading

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 04:00
Land Rover always delivers capability and convenience, and that means teaching its cars to drive themselves where the roads don't go.
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When Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks Your Brain Out of Sync

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 04:00
Researchers find that when working memory gets overburdened, dialog between three brain regions breaks down. The discovery provides new support for a broader theory about how the brain operates.
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At Festival of the Impossible, Artists Augment Reality to Tell Fresh Stories

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 04:00
Getting trippy with storytelling at Festival of the Impossible, an AR and VR showcase currently showing in San Francisco.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Apple's WWDC Was About Using iPhone Less, and Also More

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:01
If you went into Apple's annual developers conference thinking it would be about performance, stability, and Animoji—and not new MacBook Pros—you were totally right.
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Without Anthony Bourdain, Food Instagram Culture Wouldn't Exist

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:17
For better or worse.
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WannaCry Hero Marcus Hutchins' New Legal Woes Spell Trouble for White Hat Hackers

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:39
By expanding the case against Marcus Hutchins, the Department of Justice has signaled a troubling interpretation of cybersecurity law.
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'Ocean's 8' Is Good, but It's Time for New Women's Stories, Not Just Gender-Swaps

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:11
Female-fronted movies could be better if they weren't focused on roles made for men.
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Behind the Scenes With the Stanford Laptop Orchestra

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:02
The computer geeks in the Stanford Laptop Orchestra celebrate ten years of music-making with a concert this weekend.
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