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Gadget Lab Podcast: The (Near) Future of PCs

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:23
Laptops are getting mobile processors and behaving more like phones. How will that change the way we use them?
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Facebook Imposes New Restrictions on Ads and Popular Pages

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:00
The social network will now require ads about political issues, not just elections, to be verified. It will also begin vetting Pages with large numbers of followers.
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An Atmospheric River Will Hit California With a Month's Worth of Rain

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:30
An atmospheric river means this weekend is going to be as wet as an entire typical April.
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One Woman Got Facebook to Police Opioid Sales On Instagram

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:55
After years of media reports and complaints, Instagram recently moved to restrict hashtags related to opioids and deleted some accounts.
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DC's Stingray Mess Won't Get Cleaned Up

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:37
DHS this week confirmed that Washington, DC is littered with fake cell tower surveillance devices, but nothing will likely be done to fix it.
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This Week in the Future of Cars: Working Through the Chaos

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 06:00
A Tesla wreck, an EPA rollback, and a city simulator
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Best Mobile Browsers: Microsoft Edge, Firefox Focus, Google Chrome, and More

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 05:00
Surfing the web on your phone is about to get a whole lot better.
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Cyberinsurance Tries to Tackle the Unpredictable World of Hacks

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 04:00
Insuring against hacks and breaches can be a lucrative business—but also presents unique challenges.
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A Brain-Boosting Prosthesis Moves From Rats to Humans

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 04:00
An algorithm tailored to individual brain activity shows it can boost memory with electrical zaps.
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Estonia's President Talks AI, Genetic Testing, and Dealing with Russia

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:26
Kersti Kaljulaid, Estonia’s youngest and first female president, lays out her plans for moving the country from a traditional state to a digital society.
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Google Turns to Users to Improve Its AI Chops Outside the US

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:09
A Google team created an app that asks users in India and elsewhere to identify household objects and public places, to boost the accuracy of its image-recognition services.
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Do You Weigh More at the Equator or at the North Pole?

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 07:00
In which a physics professor very severely overthinks his daughter's science homework.
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Mark Zuckerberg Should Answer This One Question When He Testifies Before Congress

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 06:40
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally agreed to appear before Congress—which means he might finally get at the real issue behind Facebook's woes.
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How to Get the Comics Backstory for *Avengers: Infinity War* for Less Than $20

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 06:00
Need a cram session before the next Marvel movie? This one won't break the bank.
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Will a Huge New Flood Barrier Save Venice?

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 05:00
Finally, construction is finishing on the delayed barrier to protect the city from high tides. But how well will MOSE actually work?
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Why AT&T-Time Warner Merger Is Bad News for Everyone

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 04:00
WIRED columnist Susan Crawford on why the AT&T-Time Warner merger is bad for competition, bad for content, and bad for consumers.
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Ex-Google Executive Opens a School for AI, With China's Help

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 04:00
Kai-Fu Lee, head of the investment firm Sinovation Ventures, is training Chinese professors to teach artificial-intelligence techniques.
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A 200-Year-Old Idea Offers a New Way to Trace Stolen Bitcoins

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 04:00
Cambridge researchers point to an 1816 precedent that could fundamentally change how "dirty" Bitcoins are tracked.
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The Condom Snorting Challenge Is Tide Pods' Final Revenge

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:53
The alleged teen trend exists only in the articles reporting its trendiness. What went wrong?
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Facebook Exposed 87 Million Users to Cambridge Analytica

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 14:43
Racebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the fixes to Facebook's data-sharing woes will be a "multi-year" process.
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