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Facebook's Cryptocurrency Might Work Like Loyalty Points

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 18:44
A report says Facebook is seeking investors for its planned cryptocurrency, and merchants who might accept the virtual coin.
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The Government Shutdown Killed an Artist's Space Sculpture

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 18:09
Trevor Paglen’s highly anticipated space sculpture made it to orbit, but a shutdown-induced lag at the FCC kept it from inflating as intended.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: The Making of Adam Savage

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 11:00
The host of the new Discovery show "Savage Builds" and author of the new book "Every Tool’s a Hammer" joins us to talk about the joy and agony of making things.
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The Photographs That Paved the Way for Apollo 11

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:00
A new exhibition charts the history of moon photography—just in time for the 50th anniversary of the NASA mission.
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F. Gary Gray Is Working on a 'Saints Row' Movie Adaptation

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:00
Also, Microsoft's trash talk guidelines are great.
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Riding a Scooter? Protect Your Head

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:00
Half of injuries to 190 scooter riders in Austin last fall were to the head; only one of the injured riders was wearing a helmet.
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Give Ice the Cold Shoulder With an Electric Cooler

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:00
These devices work like a portable refrigerator, drawing power from AC or DC power (like the 12-volt plug in your car) to keep your food cool and dry.
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SpaceX Is Launching 'Organs on a Chip' to the ISS

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:00
Organs on a chip were created to expedite the process of drug discovery. Sending them to the International Space Station can speed things up even more.
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Portland Is Again Blazing Trails for Open Internet Access

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:00
The city that fought AT&T to open its cable lines in the 1990s is now considering a publicly owned open-access fiber network.
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Review: Netflix's Animated 'Tuca & Bertie' Is the Tits

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:00
When animated boobs are everywhere, it helps to have a woman in charge.
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A Mysterious Hacker Group Is On a Supply Chain Hijacking Spree

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:00
A group of likely Chinese hackers has poisoned the software of seven companies in just the last three years.
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The Comedian Is in the Machine. AI Is Now Learning Puns

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:00
Researchers are using artificial intelligence techniques to create puns. Today's aren't so funny, but tomorrow's might be better.
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How to Build, and Keep Building, a Cathedral Like Notre Dame

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:00
Architects' pitches for how to restore Notre Dame are spurring a debate over when to hew to tradition and when to, say, put a beehive in the spire.
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We Launched a Paywall. It Worked! Mostly.

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:00
Here’s what we learned, including some surprises, in year one.
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How DNA Testing at the US-Mexico Border Will Actually Work

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 20:24
A pilot project to test the DNA of migrant families raises concerns about the rise of a genetic surveillance state.
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Facebook Bans Extremists, Jakarta Is Drowning, and More News

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 19:57
Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less.
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Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Other Extremists—but Not as Planned

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 19:10
Alex Jones, Infowars, Laura Loomer and Milo Yiannopoulos are expelled from Facebook and Instagram, but the ban's rollout went awry.
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Facebook Is Finding Problems With Artificial Intelligence Too

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 13:43
Facebook is using artificial intelligence to police offensive speech and other tasks. But the technology brings its own unintended consequences.
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Hacktivists Are on the Rise—but Less Effective Than Ever

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:39
Groups like Anonymous are still trying to make waves in Sudan and elsewhere, but the old tools don't work as well as they used to.
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Sansa Stark Got Married in Vegas Last Night

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:05
Sophie Turner wed Joe Jonas at A Little White Wedding Chapel. Also, Jaden Smith might play Kanye West in a new show.
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