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OnePlus 7 Pro Review: A Premium Phone for Hundreds Less

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:59
OnePlus delivers a notchless, all-screen phone with a pop-up camera. But should you buy it?
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How Hackers Broke WhatsApp With Just a Phone Call

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:05
All it took to compromise a smartphone was a single phone call over WhatsApp. The user didn't even have to pick up the phone.
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Why Amazon Is Giving Employees $10,000 to Quit

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 07:38
The retail giant needs more third-party delivery partners to bring packages to your door.
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Tram Bowling Is an Actual Sport. Let's Look at the Physics

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 06:00
Driving a tram into a ball such that it knocks down pins—tram bowling, naturally—raises some physics questions: What does the speed of the ball depend on? What's its change in momentum?
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Daimler Plans to Make Its Cars Carbon Neutral by 2039

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 05:00
The carmaker's new climate plan is bold—for a company. But it falls short of recommended emissions cuts and shows the limits of corporate self-policing.
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Microsoft Wants to Protect Your Identity With Bitcoin

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00
Microsoft announced plans to use the bitcoin blockchain to create a "digital identity" that could be used to access sites and apps across the internet.
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The Curious History of Crap—Human, Animal, and Chemical

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00
We don't think much about where our waste goes, but the history of what we do with poop is also the history of how we grow food.
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'Heartbeat' Bills Get the Science of Fetal Heartbeats All Wrong

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:00
Anti-abortion laws lean on the heartbeat as a defining moment of aliveness. But at six weeks, it indicates little more than cells and electrical activity.
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How Twitter Became My Sacred Space

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:00
I came for the hostility, then the social network offered me something I never expected.
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Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:00
Technology is just another human creation—like religion or government or sports or money. It's not perfect, and it never will be. But it's still a miracle.
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I Tweeted Out My Phone Number—and Rediscovered Humanity

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:00
After I was digitally shamed on Twitter, I posted my phone number. What I got in return was the kindness of strangers.
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Tech That Makes Us Better Humans: JavaScript, Shudder, Chat Apps, Concordia, Signia

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 03:00
We reached out to a bunch of experts to ask them about the tools they love. Here’s what we heard back.
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Millions of Hacked Routers, Apple's Court Troubles, and More News

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 17:02
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Lenovo Makes the Leap Into Foldable-Display Laptops

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 15:30
The still-to-be-named product will be a part of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 line of laptops.
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How Tech Helped the NSC Change the US Way of War

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:59
The National Security Council has gained enormous influence over the last few decades—thanks in no small part to better tech.
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This Spider Uses a Silk Slingshot to Hurl Itself at Prey

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 12:00
At first glance, the triangle-weaver spider builds a web like any other spider. But once an insect hits that web, something damn near logic-defying happens.
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A Cisco Router Bug Has Massive Global Implications

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 11:24
Researchers have discovered a way to break one of Cisco's most critical security features, which puts countless networks at potential risk.
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'Game of Thrones' Recap, Season 8 Episode 5: How to Ruin Every Beloved Character

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:11
Perhaps the only insight into this careless and nihilistic episode comes from Jamie: It doesn't matter.
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Supreme Court Deals Blow to Apple in Antitrust Case

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:04
In Apple v. Pepper, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5–4 decision that Apple's App Store customers have standing to sue the company for antitrust violations.
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New Jean-Luc Picard 'Star Trek' Series Is Coming to Amazon. Sorta

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 08:00
It'll premiere on CBS All Access in the US, then go to Prime Video internationally.
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