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India Is Cracking Down on Ecommerce and Free Speech

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:51
Following China's lead, India is restricting some sales by global ecommerce companies, and weakening protections around online free speech.
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Women Will Dominate—and Dismantle—the Music Industry in 2019

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00
From Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves to Tierra Whack and Lizzo, this year is all about female artists remaking the music biz.
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The AI Text Generator That's Too Dangerous to Make Public

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00
Researchers at OpenAI decided that a system that scores well at understanding language could too easily be manipulated for malicious intent.
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A 'Breaking Bad' Movie Is Coming to Netflix

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:16
Also: Apple is reportedly announcing its streaming plans in March, and Thanos is going to 'Dune'.
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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Review: Not Your Best Buds

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:00
Sennheiser's high-end earbuds are completely wirefree, but they aren't completely hassle-free.
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Don’t Get Your Valentine an Internet-Connected Sex Toy

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:02
Mozilla expands its “Privacy Not Included” gift guide to the bedroom: It’s all sexy fun and games until someone hacks a WiFi-enabled butt plug.
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Launch an 80,000-Pound Sled off an Aircraft Carrier? Sure!

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:00
This electromagnetic catapult flings airplanes into the sky (and giant sleds into the water). Here's how to calculate the projectile motion involved.
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Two Satellites Almost Crashed. Here’s How They Dodged It

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 08:00
Close encounters of the orbiting kind are getting so common, the Air Force’s alerts are starting to look like junk mail.
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10 Ways to Stay Active Indoors (and Sane) in Winter

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:00
Rollerblades, climbing shoes, and more—here’s our favorite gear for warding off the winter blues.
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How Measles Hacks the Body—and Harms Its Victims for Years

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:00
The virus is the most contagious in the world, exploiting the human body's immune system to spread with extreme agility and harming its victims for years.
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What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:00
Direct democracy! Universal basic income! Fascism!? The inside story of Italy’s Five Star Movement and the cyberguru who dreamed it up.
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A New Robo-Car Report Card Isn't Quite What It Seems

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:09
he numbers are a little jumbly, but reports published by the state’s DMV show progress toward the day when humans are unshackled from the steering wheel.
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The T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Is Scrambling Telecom Politics

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 20:23
Democrats have often opposed telecom mergers, but some prominent Democrats support T-Mobile's proposed acquisition of Sprint.
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Don't Blame 'Fortnite' for Activision-Blizzard's Layoffs

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 18:05
There is a 'Fortnite' Effect—but it's not what you think it is.
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R.I.P., Opportunity Rover: the Hardest-Working Robot in the Solar System

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:38
NASA announced that, after 15 years and 5,000 charge cycles, the Mars rover Opportunity is officially dead. Here’s what killed the tenacious little robot.
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Should Big Tech Own Our Personal Data?

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:15
Opinion: Personal data is increasingly a core part of our personhood. Which is why the “service for data” model is a devil’s bargain.
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US Air Force Defector Allegedly Helped Iran Hack Americans

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:29
In an astonishing indictment, the DoJ details how Monica Witt allegedly turned on her former counterintelligence colleagues.
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A 6-Legged Robot Stares at the Sky to Navigate Like a Desert Ant

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:00
AntBot looks for the polarized light from the sun in order to find its way. Your robot car could do the same one day.
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Sony's PlayStation Classic is a Great Deal Right Now (Only $40)

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:39
It's only a couple months old, but Sony's miniature PS Classic has dropped from $100 to just $40.
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'Frozen 2' Trailer: Twitter Asks, Where Is Elsa's Girlfriend?

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:37
The internet would be thrilled if the sequel was basically 'Carol' on Ice. It would be a monumental move for Disney.
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