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Why Facebook Censored an Anti-Trump Ad

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 09:00
Plus: A strategy code named Pandemic, an unexpected Supreme Court reference, and an update for subscribers.
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The Dark Secrets of Hacking Hero Marcus Hutchins

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 08:00
This week, Andy Greenberg talks about his profile of hacker Marcus Hutchins, and we get an update on contact tracing programs helping to slow the pandemic.
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How to Do Zoom Circle Time for Little Tiny Squirmy Kids

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 07:00
A veteran preschool teacher explains: Don't expect they to sit still, but do expect them to share.
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Silicon Valley Rethinks the (Home) Office

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 07:00
Some tech companies are adjusting to the pandemic with new WFH perks and even letting employees ditch their commutes forever.
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I Enrolled in a Coronavirus Contact Tracing Academy

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 07:00
Health experts say we need up to 200,000 more people to track down the infected and anyone who crossed their path. I took the training to learn how it works.
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The US Says Chinese Hackers Went Too Far During the Covid-19 Crisis

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 17:57
The FBI and DHS say that Beijing's hacking “jeopardizes” the delivery of much-needed Covid-19 treatment options.
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5 Free Digital Comics to Spend Time With During Lockdown

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 11:55
Looking for some comics to fill your quarantine hours? Lots of publishers are currently offering free issues. We suggest you start with these.
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The Science of Temperature Is Weirder Than You Think

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 09:00
Getting warm is easy—like falling off a bike. So why is it so hard to be cool?
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Why Is Facebook So Afraid of Checking Facts?

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 09:00
The biggest social network in the world has the wrong idea for how to fight Covid-19 conspiracies.
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A Secret Space Plane is Carrying a Solar Experiment to Orbit

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 08:00
The idea of beaming solar energy to Earth with radio waves is decades old. But this weekend, the technology gets its first test in orbit.
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'Hamilton' Is Coming to Disney+ Very Soon

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 07:00
The musical production, which was recorded in 2016 and supposed to hit theaters next year, will be available to stream this summer.
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7 Best Umbrellas for 2020: Windproof, Cheap (and a Tiny One)

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 07:00
We found some umbrellas that will protect you from the showers, withstand the wind, and hold up for the long haul.
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How Gamers Powered Super-Fast Internet Abroad

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 07:00
Romania and Singapore don’t seem to have much in common, but they both owe their robust broadband in part to videogame fanatics seeking better connections.
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Why Has Covid-19 Hit Seniors So Hard?

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 07:00
It’s not one thing, it’s everything. Older people are more likely to catch the disease, to suffer from it more severely, and to have a tougher recovery.
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The Grim History of Counting the Dead During Plagues

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:00
In every pandemic since the 16th century, humans have debated how to tally death tolls. Now more than ever, we need to confront the messiness of the data.
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Baratza Vario-W Review: A Grinder for the Serious Coffee Brewer

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:00
This programmable coffee grinder is the ultimate setup for serious home baristas, as long as you prefer brewing methods that require finer grinds.
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How to Throw a Karaoke Party on Zoom

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:00
You can use any videoconferencing platform to recreate the magic of a drunken night out—and it's a lot easier than it sounds.
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The Timely Retrofuturism of UC Berkeley’s Virtual Theater

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 08:00
The student cast of 'Snowflakes, Or Rare White People' conjured a 23rd-century dystopia with 21st-century tech in a 20th-century format.
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7 Great Bill Splitting Apps: Splitwise, Venmo, and More

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 08:00
If you need to divvy up big expenses, these apps can handle the math—and the money.
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Beware the Lofty Promises of Covid-19 ‘Tracker’ Apps

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 08:00
A popular symptom-tracking app made a splash for its surprising discoveries. But a deeper look at the data calls those findings into question.
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