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Captain Marvel and the Long, Strange History of Female Superhero Names

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:16
Captain Marvel used to be a dude. Captain Marvel also used to be Ms. Marvel. It's comics; it's complicated.
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Why Animal Extinction Is Crippling Computer Science

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 08:00
Opinion: As the work of biologists and computer scientists converge, algorithmic secrets are increasingly found in nature
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Ferrari’s Monza SP1 and SP2 Mix 21st Century Tech With 1950s Cool

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 08:00
The first car's in the "Icona" line offer 800 horsepower and looks borrowed from Ferrari's post-war racers.
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The Case for Expensive Antibiotics

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 07:00
A rogue pharmaceutical company ramped up the cost of a common antibiotic by 400 percent. While the medical community is irate, could high prices make antibiotics worth investing in?
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The Best Accessories for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 07:00
Gear up with everything you’ll want for your iPhone—from Airpods to headphone dongles.
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This Supple, Squishy Robo-Jellyfish Can Explore Ocean Reefs

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 07:00
A new robotic jellyfish can squeeze through holes smaller than its body size.
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For JavaScript Developers, More Choices Mean Hard Choices

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 07:00
A wave of new programming tools promises to make developers' lives easier. But the turbulence makes it hard to stay current.
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Apple Watch Series 4 Review: Be Still My Heart

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 06:00
The bigger screen and beefed-up sensors bring the Apple Watch to the next level.
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A DOJ Probe Into Elon's Tweets Could Spell Yet More Trouble for Tesla

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 19:15
The reported criminal probe is likely in its early stages, but darkens an already gloomy sky gathering over Elon Musk's automaker.
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Twitter's Chronological Timeline Will Save Us From Ourselves

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 18:01
Twitter announced it’s giving users more control over their timelines just in time for tweets about Toad.
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The Collateral Damage of Trump's Extreme Declassifications

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:06
Trump has the legal right to make public whatever documents he chooses. But he's going to cause untold damage in the process.
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'Captain Marvel' Trailer: The Next MCU Movie Will Pummel You with '90s Nostalgia

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:45
The MCU wants to take you back to the days of Blockbuster and beepers.
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QAnon Is Trying to Trick Facebook’s Meme-Reading AI

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:42
How should Facebook balance transparency about its automated systems with security?
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The Mirai Botnet Architects Are Now Fighting Crime With the FBI

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:10
In 2016, three friends created a botnet that nearly broke the internet. Now, they're helping the feds catch cybercriminals of all stripes.
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It's the Emmy Awards That Need a 'Popular' Category, Not the Oscars

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:46
A lot of great shows came up empty-handed last night; others weren't nominated at all. Here's an idea: Let's celebrate TV we *talk* about.
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ACLU Says Facebook Ads Let Employers Favor Men Over Women

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:00
Charge filed with the EEOC says employers can discriminate by targeting ads at men and excluding women.
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How Audi's Electric E-tron SUV Stacks Up to Its Competitors

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:00
From kilowatt-hours to horsepower to acceleration times, see how the E-tron SUV compares to similar offerings from Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and others.
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Still Smarting From Uber, Cities Wise up About Scooter Data

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 07:00
Most cities felt powerless to extract concessions from Uber and Lyft. Now that scooters are here, they've learned their lesson—and toughened up.
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Gillette's Heated Razor Warms Your Face While You Shave

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:30
Costing $150 and launching on Indiegogo, the Heated Razor isn't anything like what you're used to.
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Mr. Know-It-All on Honesty and Social Media

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:00
A Wired retro item, from the 25th anniversary issue
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