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Best Weekend Deals: SNES Classic, Apple Watch, Dell XPS

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 04:00
What's on your weekend shopping list? Roku, Apple, and Nintendo have a few ideas.
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Tesla Says Its New Self-Driving Chip Is Finally Baked

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 04:00
The car company says it developed its own computer chip, taking it one more step toward vertically integrating its autonomous driving technology.
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The Information War Is On. Are We Ready For It?

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 14:53
Disinformation, misinformation, and social media hoaxes have evolved into high-stakes information war. But our frameworks for dealing with them have remained the same.
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23andMe's Pharma Deals Have Been the Plan All Along

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:28
A new partnership with GlaxoSmithKline drew intense scrutiny from customers, reflecting eroding public trust in companies' ability to protect private information.
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NASA Unveils the Astronauts Who Will Fly the First Private 'Space Taxis'

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:59
SpaceX and Boeing are vying to take the first US crew members to the ISS. Now they know who'll be on board.
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So Apple Is Worth $1 Trillion. Now Comes the Hard Part

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:59
The string of breakthrough products has slowed, and history shows it's hard for the winners in one era to succeed in the next era.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Why Facebook and Instagram Are Telling You To Limit Your Social Media Time

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:59
Facebook is the latest tech company to hop aboard the “digital wellness” train. We discuss on this week's Gadget Lab podcast.
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Even Ewan McGregor Doesn't Know If He's Coming Back to 'Star Wars'

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:13
And his 'Christopher Robin' costar Hayley Atwell doesn’t know if she’s rejoining the Marvel universe, either.
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DJI Mavic Air Review: The Drone to Buy

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 06:00
Packed with automated features that make flying and filming fun and easy, the $800 DJI Mavic Air is our top pick.
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Elon Musk Wants to Put an Arcade in Your Tesla, and the Rest of the Week in Games

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 06:00
There's plenty to catch up on, including Valve remembering that they can actually make games.
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Urgent Care Centers Are Fueling Antibiotic Resistance

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 05:00
Urgent care centers, emergency departments, and clinics are over-prescribing antibiotics. Can they reform without alienating their "customers": patients?
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How Companies Like JPay Are Making Millions Charging Prisoners to Send An Email

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 04:00
For companies like JPay, the business model is simple: Whatever it costs to send a message, prisoners and their families will find a way to pay it.
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Using Artificial Intelligence to Fix Wikipedia's Gender Problem

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 04:00
A software program from Primer scours news articles and scientific journals for women scientists who don't have entries in the online encyclopedia.
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Robots Are Renting Airbnbs to Get a Better Grip

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 04:00
Airbnb: great for travelers, and even better for putting a robot's new manipulation skills to the test.
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You Won't Miss Brookstone, But You Should

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 15:12
Brookstone has declared bankruptcy, and will shutter its 101 retail locations in malls across the United States.
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It's Never Too Late to Be a Reader Again

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:28
No matter how long the hiatus, you're just one book away from reconnecting with reading—and the key might just be a failure past.
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The DNC Enlists Kids in Its Fight Against Hackers

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:05
The Democratic National Committee will award $500 to the child who comes up with the best defensive strategy for state election websites at Def Con next week.
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These Headphones Make the Perfect Running Buds

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:00
These headphones won’t fail—or fall out—when you’re dripping with sweat on the final sprint.
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Online Hate Is Rampant. Here's How to Keep It From Spreading

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 07:00
Covering hateful memes plays into their makers’ hands. But not covering them seems neglectful. So what's to be done?
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Surface Go Review: Welcome to the Tiny-Computer Future

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 06:00
Is it fast? No. But Microsoft's Surface Go packs in tons of features you'll love.
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