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The Engineering Behind Elon Musk's Bid to Save Thailand's Cave Boys

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:20
The SpaceX and Tesla CEO's work to help the rescue operation captivated the internet and reinforced the most flattering image of Musk, as a brilliant engineer with a nose for unexpected solutions to pressing problems.
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Senators Fear Meltdown and Spectre Disclosure Gave China an Edge

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:53
By not informing the US government of two industry-wide hardware flaws, Intel may have inadvertently given ammo to China's hackers.
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Colorful Circuit Cities Built From Motherboards, Processors, and Microchips

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:45
Photographer Heiko Hellwig envisions a world made of silicon.
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Rats! Coral Reefs Aren't Getting the Bird Poop They Need

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:00
Rat invasions ripple across an island ecosystem into places you’d never expect—including all the way into surrounding coral reefs.
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Twitter Will Hide ‘Locked’ Profiles from Follower Counts

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:08
After purging millions of fake or suspicious accounts in recent months, Twitter announced a new policy around locked profiles.
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Facebook Opens Its Private Servers to Scientists Studying Fake News

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:30
Social Science One, an independent research commission, will give social scientists unprecedented access to Facebook's data.
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The Rise and Fall of Uber HR Chief Liane Hornsey

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:28
Her departure is a sign the company’s system is beginning to work. It’s also a crisis.
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How to 3-D Print an Entire House in a Single Day

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 09:00
A company from Austin, Texas is building 800-square-foot houses from concrete pumped out of a giant 3-D printer.
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'Extreme Meatpunks Forever' Is a Bloody, Rebellious Road Trip

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 09:00
The visual novel—and mech brawler—is wild, melancholy, and willing to take none of your crap.
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3D Printing Is the Future of Factories (for Real This Time)

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 08:00
A technology that for years has been good for making prototypes and tchotchkes promises to usher in a new industrial revolution.
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How a Startup Is Using the Blockchain to Protect Your Privacy

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 08:00
Oasis Labs is working with Uber as it aims to cure some of the ills of the internet.
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Best Wireless Headphones for Working Out (2018): Bose, Sennheiser, Beats, and More

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 08:00
Looking for a pair of sturdy, sweatproof, wireless buds to help you rock your inner jock? We have you covered.
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Uber and Lyft's Never-Ending Quest to Crush Price Comparison Apps

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:00
Apps like Bellhop and RideGuru allow riders to find the best deal—highlighting the uncomfortable truth that price is the bottom line for ride-sharing companies
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Cheap, Portable Sensors Are Democratizing Air-Quality Data

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:00
A new generation of air-quality sensors is making it easier for citizen groups and residents to monitor the air around them.
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The Good and Bad of Ride-Sharing When It Comes to Race

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:00
Research conducted in LA shows that Lyft reaches almost every neighborhood, regardless of race or income, but black riders still wait longer to be picked up.
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Inside X, the Moonshot Factory Racing to Build the Next Google

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:00
Loon and Wing, X's internet balloon and drone delivery ventures, are emerging from the super-secret incubator—and demonstrating what an ever expanding Google means for the world.
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Ex-Apple Employee Accused of Stealing Self-Driving Car Tech

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 20:27
Xiaolang Zhang allegedly left Apple in April to go to work for China’s Xpeng Motors, taking more than 40GB of Apple intellectual property with him.
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UK Regulators May Fine Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 18:54
Of course, $664,000—the maximum penalty under UK law—isn’t much of a punishment for a company like Facebook, which is valued at more than $584 billion.
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Mercedes Will Launch Self-Driving Taxis in California Next Year

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 18:36
Mercedes parent company Daimler has struck the partnerships it thinks it needs to keep up in the race for autonomy.
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Facebook Gave Russian Internet Giant Special Data Extension

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 17:31
Mail.ru also ran hundreds of apps on Facebook at a time when the platform’s policies allowed app developers to collect their users' friends' data.
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