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Gen Z Has a Plan to Save the Election—Starting With the Polls

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 09:00
Poll workers, who skew elderly, are in short supply during the pandemic. Meet some of the young people trying to make up the gap.
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Netflix's 'Ratched' Is a Plea for Mental Health Care

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 09:00
The show attempts to address flaws in the health care system—and in failing to do so, proves how much more attention mental illness needs.
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Streaming Services Are Abusing the + Sign and It Must End

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 09:00
In the beginning, there was ESPN+, then Disney+. Now that CBS All Access is becoming Paramount+, it’s time to call a moratorium.
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Apple One Could Be a Bundle of Problems

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 09:00
Plus: U2’s iPod partnership, the public sector’s need for tech minds, and unwelcome hurricane visitors.
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What’s in Wildfire Smoke, and How Dangerous Is It?

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 08:00
Blazes on the West Coast are spewing a haze clear across the country. Along the way, the complex chemistry of what we inhale gets even more complex.
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Apple Wants You to Smash That Subscribe Button

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 08:00
This week, we break down Apple’s latest announcements, from new hardware to its push into bundles and home workouts.
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Rocket Lab Could Beat NASA Back to Venus in the Search for ET

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 07:00
After years of neglect, Earth’s other neighbor is back in the spotlight following a major discovery. A private rocket company may be the first to visit.
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Companies Can Track Your Phone’s Movements to Target Ads

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 07:00
Brands are seeking new ways to customize messages. A startup that gathers data on when you pick up your phone, or when you go out on a run, can help.
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How to Use a Second Monitor With Your Laptop

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 07:00
Need a little more desktop real estate, or just tired of hunching over a small screen all day? Here’s how to give your back—and eyes—a break.
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YouTube’s Plot to Silence Conspiracy Theories

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 06:00
From flat-earthers to QAnon to Covid quackery, the video giant is awash in misinformation. Can AI keep the lunatic fringe from going viral?
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The Nintendo 3DS' Surprisingly Social Legacy

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 18:34
Nintendo just discontinued the iconic portable game console, but the real 3DS was the friends we made along the way.
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What Even Is ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior’ on Platforms?

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 16:10
No one knows, not even the policy writers or enforcers. And the ambiguity is exacerbating threats to our electoral process.
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Why Wasn't Uber Charged in a Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash?

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 14:55
Authorities charged the vehicle's "safety driver" with criminal negligence, but not the company that developed the technology.
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The NIH Launches a Global Hunt for Animal-to-Human Diseases

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:24
It’s a reversal for an administration that’s been loath to prepare for pandemics or cooperate with China, where Covid-19 jumped from wildlife to people.
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Want to Save the Whales? Eavesdrop on Their Calls

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:00
A clever new system called Whale Safe listens for the cetacean chorus to alert vessels to slow down, potentially preventing deadly ship strikes.
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5 Fall Camping Deals: Tents, Jackets, Fire Pits, and More

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:27
Not blazing hot, not freezing cold ... autumn is the best season for campers. We've rounded up discounts on campsite gear to better your next adventure.
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Hey Students! Here's How to Deal With School in a Pandemic

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:00
Obviously this situation sucks for everyone, but I have a few tips to help you make the most of a bad situation. (Also, don't cheat.)
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The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare Want to Backstop the Web

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:00
The Internet Archive and the infrastructure company are teaming up to make sure sites never fully go down.
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How to Break Out of Your Social Media Echo Chamber

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:00
Platforms like Facebook are designed to profit from humans' confirmation bias. Here's how to restore balance to your feed.
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GoPro Hero 9 Black Review: Time to Upgrade

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 08:00
The company's newest action camera adds a full-color front screen, 5K, and software enhancements that make capturing the moment easier than ever.
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