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The Biblical Flood That Will Drown California

Sat, 08/29/2020 - 08:00
The Great Flood of 1861–1862 was a preview of what scientists expect to see again, and soon.
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California Lawmakers Push for More Diversity in the Boardroom

Sat, 08/29/2020 - 07:00
If it succeeds, AB979 would require Facebook, Netflix, Nvidia, Salesforce, and others to add directors of color.
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14 Best Weekend Deals: Video Games, Headphones, and More

Sat, 08/29/2020 - 07:00
Want 'Fall Guys'? It’s free if you have PlayStation Plus! We’ve also rounded up a ton of other sales, including discounts on robot vacuums and earbuds.
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Can People Without Symptoms Get Tested for Covid? Who Knows

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 18:08
Top health officials have issued contradictory statements, and the CDC's newest guidance limiting testing comes just as the Trump Administration invests in rapid tests.
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The 'Double Dragon' Movie Should Be a Cult Classic

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 12:00
The adaptation of the 1987 arcade game didn't get the credit it deserved—and would probably fare much better with modern audiences.
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Google Offers to Help Others With the Tricky Ethics of AI

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 09:00
After learning its own ethics lessons the hard way, the tech giant will offer services like spotting racial bias or developing guidelines around AI projects.
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How Many of Maria Ressa’s Warnings Will We Ignore?

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 09:00
Plus: An unheeded red flag at Facebook, TikTok security questions, and this week’s once-in-a-century disaster.
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Turns Out Late Night Talk Show Hosts Are Just Like Us

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 09:00
We had really started to worry about James Corden, TBH.
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Does Sony Think You're Worthy Enough to Preorder a PS5?

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 08:00
A unique direct-sales program extends purchase invites to players based on "previous interests and PlayStation activities."
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What Virtual Reality for Flies Teaches Us About Human Vision

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 08:00
Optical illusions can be a useful tool for studying how we see stuff, but it’s hard to uncover just how they work. Unless, that is, you show them to flies.
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Alexa, Play My Alibi: The Smart Home Gets Taken to Court

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 08:00
This week, we discuss the growing trend of data from smart speakers and other connected devices being used to solve crimes.
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iMac Review (27-Inch, 2020): A Powerful and Reliable Mac

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 07:00
This Intel-powered all-in-one desktop computer is back and retuned for working from home.
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To Stop the Eviction Tsunami, We Need Online Chats

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 07:00
Tenants who get dragged to court are often at a disadvantage. But a new system, known as online dispute resolution, gives them a better shot.
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Elon Musk Is About to Show Off His Neuralink Brain Implant

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 07:00
Musk tweeted that his “V2” update will blow our minds. But how close is he to putting computer chips in them?
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A Tesla Employee Thwarted an Alleged Ransomware Plot

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 23:31
Elon Musk confirmed Thursday night that a ransomware gang had approached a Gigafactory employee with alleged promises of a big payout.
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How WeChat Censored the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 17:30
In China, the messaging platform blocked thousands of keywords related to the virus, a new report reveals.
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It's Time to Revisit the Games That Gave Rise to 'Halo'

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 15:48
'Halo Infinite,' the latest entry in the blockbuster franchise, has been delayed. But we'll always have 'Marathon.'
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How to Vote by Mail and Make Sure It Counts

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 14:59
There's a lot going on with the USPS right now. Here's a complete state-by-state guide to how to get your ballot—and when it's due.
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Scientists Want to Ditch Formula for Lab-Grown Breast Milk

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 09:00
Formula has come a long way, but it still lacks many nutrients and takes a toll on the environment. A few companies are hoping to provide an alternative.
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Covid-19 Proves It’s Time to Abolish ‘Predictive’ Policing Algorithms

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 09:00
Research collected during the pandemic backs up the national calls for racial and criminal justice. So why are we still relying on punitive software?
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