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Midterms 2018: The Unprecedented Effort to Secure Election Day

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 04:00
Ninety-four district election officers. Thirteen hundred electoral jurisdictions. Multiple law enforcement agencies. The fight to keep the midterms safe has an unimaginable scope.
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Apple MacBook Air 2018: A Worthy Upgrade

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 03:00
Despite its resemblance to past MacBooks, Apple’s new ultra-thin laptop has enough improved features to warrant replacing your old one.
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Midterm Elections 2018: How to Find and Watch Results

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 03:00
Plus, how Siri, Alexa, and even Snapchat can keep you informed throughout the day.
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How Right-Wing Social Media Site Gab Got Back Online

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 17:27
A company called Epik, whose CEO defended Gab, offered domain-hosting services, while Cloudflare continues to protect Gab from denial-of-service attacks.
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Trump’s ‘Racist’ Midterms Ad Backs Facebook Into a Corner

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 16:40
Facebook took down Donald Trump’s ad for violating its policies, but you can still watch the video on his profile.
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Einride's Electric, Driverless Truck Is Moving Stuff and Making Money

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 15:29
Einride, the startup now running a small robo-trucking service in Sweden, says that self-driving tech is a key enabler for electric propulsion.
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*The Walking Dead*'s Rick Grimes Gets a New Movie Series

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:33
The fan-favorite zombie-killer is getting a series of feature-length films.
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Is Our Love of True Crime Shows Really About Social Justice?

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:44
Networks and streaming services are placing viewers at the scene of the crime, but what's keeping them there?
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Silicon Valley's Breakthrough Prizes Have Money, but They Need Diversity Too

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:27
The tech-funded science awards are attempting to bring glory to basic research, but so far they have done little to challenge the status quo.
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Luxuriate in This Mechanic's Teardown of a 1974 Harley Davidson

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:09
The premier episode of WIRED's *[De]Constructed* takes a gleaming looking into the guts of a vintage Harley Davidson Shovelhead.
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Can I Vote Online? Your Voting Questions, Answered

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 09:04
The Know-It-Alls: Our in-house experts answer questions about your interactions with technology.
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Bitcoin Will Burn the Planet Down. The Question: How Fast?

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 08:00
A new paper concludes that it takes more than four times as much energy to mine $1 of bitcoin as mining $1 of copper.
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Star Wars News: Boba Fett Is Dead (Again)

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 06:00
And apparently, the Mandalorian is taking his place. Kind of.
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What the Boston School Bus Schedule Can Teach Us About AI

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 05:00
An MIT team built an algorithm to optimize bell times and bus routes. The furor around the plan offers lessons in how we talk to people when we talk to them about artificial intelligence.
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How Antivax PACs Helped Shape Midterm Ballots

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 04:00
With political action committees, the modern antivaccine movement is taking its fight for medical freedoms to the campaign trail. And that has public health experts worried.
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MoveOn Is Trying to Sway the Midterms With Facebook Ads

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 04:00
The progressive group wants to swing the 2018 elections with a strategy that bears some resemblance to Cambridge Analytica's.
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iPad Pro (2018) Review: Laptop Killer

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 03:00
Apple's new tablet gets closer to a PC than ever before.
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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp Accuses Georgia Democrats of Hacking

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 14:08
Georgia's secretary of state is also its GOP gubernatorial candidate. And he just claimed that Democrats committed "cyber crimes."
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Astronomers Creep Up to the Edge of the Milky Way’s Black Hole

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 07:00
Hot spots have been discovered orbiting just outside the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s center. Their motions have given us the closest look at that violent environment.
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Trump's 'Game of Thrones' Tweet Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 06:00
But don't forget about the president's attempts to stop birthright citizenship—or Kanye West's announcement that he's quitting politics.
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