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Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability Fixes Have Started, But Don't Solve Everything

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 08:30
Meltdown and Spectre Fixes Arrive—But Don't Solve Everything
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Space Photos of the Week: Juno Snatches a Shot of Jupiter's Swirling Storms

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 07:00
Every time Juno swoops down, it comes within one Earth diameter of Jupiter—and the photos are worth the risk.
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White House Staffers Can't Use Personal Smartphones Anymore, and More Security News This Week

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 06:00
Meltdown and Spectre, dossier drama, and more of the week's top security news.
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Seasteading: Come for the Algae Bacon, Stay for the Freedom

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 06:00
There are many misconceptions about floating cities—and mediocre dining options are just the beginning.
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CES 2018 Trends: What to Expect From the Huge Consumer Tech Show

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:00
Now that everything is a gadget, CES is more relevant than ever.
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Mazda's Not-So-Silly Plan to End Distracted Driving With Much More Fun

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:00
It's the sort of thinking we'll need more of as driving gets complicated and distraction ramps up.
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"Black Museum": Why the Controversial 'Black Mirror' Episode Is the Show's Most Important One

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 04:00
"Black Museum" gives us a catharsis that's all too lacking for some.
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Pro-Russia Twitter Trolls Take Aim at Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 14:19
As special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation heats up, a network of pro-Russia trolls have rushed to discredit him.
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Amazon, Facebook, and Google to Join Legal Battle Over Net Neutrality

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 13:33
An industry group including Google and Facebook said it plans to join lawsuits to protect net neutrality rules, after the internet giants were criticized for not being vocal enough during last year's debate.
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'Downsizing': A Brief History of Putting Small Things in Movies

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:36
From forced perspective to greenscreen, Hollywood has used a lot of methods to shrink actors down to size.
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This AI-Fortified Robot Will Build the First Homes for Humans on Mars

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:00
These humanoid bots can handle tools, shoot and upload photos, catch flying objects, and navigate obstacles—even think for themselves.
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'Mortal Engines' Trailer: The Physics of Those Giant Driving Cities

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:00
You can't see a giant rolling version of London and not calculate the heck out of it.
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Even Realistic Videogames like Call of Duty Won’t Help Us Win Wars

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 05:00
Opinion: Research shows that millennial cadets' digital skills don't help them on the virtual battlefield.
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What Happens If Russia Attacks Undersea Internet Cables

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 04:00
The world’s internet infrastructure is vulnerable, but snipping a couple of lines is the least of your concerns.
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McLaren's New 570S Spider Supercar Adds Practicality to Luxury

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 04:00
McLaren claims you can have your cake, and eat it too—if you can eat cake while the wind blasts you at triple-digit speeds.
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How to Curb Silicon Valley Power—Even With Weak Antitrust Laws

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 04:00
Traditional antitrust law is ineffective against big tech companies, whose products often are free. Scholars and activists propose other ways to rein in Silicon Valley giants.
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How You Could Get an Early Warning for the Next Big Quake

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 18:02
Bay Area residents were shaken awake by a 4.4 magnitude quake last night. But four people got warning notifications—and you could too.
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Open Source Startup Mapzen Is Dead, But Mapping Is Hotter Than Ever

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:15
The death of the four-year-old startup can't cool down the blazing hot mapping space.
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Legal Marijuana Startups Aren't Sweating a Jeff Sessions DOJ Crackdown Just Yet

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:05
Rolling back legal marijuana protections might sound harsh, but pot purveyors see little reason to worry for now.
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