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In Ed Lee's San Francisco, Utopia and Dystopia Are Neighbors

3 hours 47 min ago
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died Monday, was a housing advocate who became a tech ally. His successor likely won't be so business-friendly.
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Robots Are Fueling the Quiet Ascendance of the Electric Motor

5 hours 30 min ago
The electric car? That’s just the beginning.
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The Mirai Botnet Was Part of a College Student Minecraft Scheme

5 hours 44 min ago
The DDoS attack that crippled the internet last fall wasn't the work of a nation-state. It was three college kids working a *Minecraft* hustle.
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The Only Place You Can Legally Climb a Redwood

10 hours 39 min ago
Fewer people have scaled an old-growth redwood than summited Mount Everest. Now it's your turn.
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The Science of When: Hack Your Timing to Optimize Your Life

11 hours 39 min ago
In his new book, "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing," Daniel Pink scours psychological, biological, and economic studies to explore what he calls the overlooked dimension.
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Bots and Form Letters Make It Nearly Impossible to Find Real FCC Net Neutrality Comments

13 hours 39 min ago
Over seven months, 39 Nicholas Thompsons submitted net neutrality comments to the FCC. We tried to track each of them down.
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Artificial Intelligence Is Killing the Uncanny Valley and Our Grasp on Reality

14 hours 39 min ago
Artificial intelligence-generated video, photos, and audio that mimic the real world are already here. Now we get to live among them.
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Google Glass, Oculus, HoloLens: The Race for Augmented Reality Glasses Starts Now

14 hours 39 min ago
The big players in tech, from Google to Amazon, and some little players, too, are jockeying to own augmented reality.
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How Social Research Is Evolving in the Digital World

14 hours 39 min ago
A Princeton sociologist wants to use your digital data to solve some of the hardest research problems in social science.
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How to Be a Television Futurist in Four Simple Steps

14 hours 39 min ago
From Netflix to Facebook and HQ Trivia, television is in turmoil. To sound smart about its future, look no further than this guide.
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Amazon's Alexa Wants You to Talk to Your Ads

14 hours 39 min ago
This year, voice assistants like Amazon Alexa got big. Next year, get ready for the advertising feeding frenzy.
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Apple Security Flaws Give Some Researchers Concern About Deeper Issues

14 hours 39 min ago
Apple's had some prominent security lapses lately. But is it just a rough patch, or something deeper?
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Bitcoin Is Soaring. Here's Why It's Not Ready for the Big Time

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:07
Weaknesses in bitcoin's underlying technology slow processing times, and spawn big fees.
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Is a Near-Perfect Reinvention of the Franchise

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:00
Rian Johnson's movie is the springiest, smartest, most assured installment in years.
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Twitter's Newest Feature: Multi-Tweet Threads

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:00
You can now compose your tweetstorms all at once, and send them out into the world as one contained screed.
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Building a Better Snoke

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:00
In the latest Star Wars sequel, Snoke comes to life thanks to Andy Serkis—extremely, frighteningly alive.
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The Physics of Projectile Motion With a Clicky Pen

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:00
The spring inside a clicky pen is a perfect way to learn about projectile motion.
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McLaren's Senna Supercar Delivers Wild Performance, Costs a Million Dollars

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:00
The 4.0-liter V8 engine that sits behind the two carbon fiber seats produces 789 brake horsepower.
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Are Tech Companies Trying to Derail Sex-Trafficking Bill?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:00
Advocacy groups contend tech companies are quietly working to undo a compromise measure to curb sex trafficking.
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D-Orbit’s Self-Destruct Modules for Satellites Could Help Fix the Space Junk Problem

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:00
A plug-and-play motor could send any satellite to burn up in the atmosphere. It's a good thing, promise.
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