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Waymo's So-Called Robo-Taxi Launch Reveals a Brutal Truth

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 08:00
The outfit that started as Google's self-driving car team still relies on human safety operators—indicating just how hard this problem really is.
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How Software Code Could Help You Grapple With the Legal Code

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 08:00
Local legal codes can be hard to find online or hidden behind paywalls. The "free and open law" movement wants to change that.
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SpaceX's Dragon Capsule May Be Contaminating the ISS

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 07:00
Contamination sensors have spiked after several SpaceX arrivals at the International Space Station, suggesting that ISS instruments could be at risk.
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'Fortnite' Season 7: A Civilian's Guide to How We Got Here

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 07:00
The world's most popular game is getting ready to change all over again.
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14 Questions Robert Mueller Knows the Answer To

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 05:00
The Russia investigation's known unknowns give valuable hints about the special counsel's next moves.
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GOP Email Hack Shows How Bad Midterm Election Meddling Got

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:30
Election-related hacking during the midterm season seemed fairly muted, but it turns out that the National Republican Congressional Committee suffered a major breach.
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Qualcomm's New Snapdragon Chip Suggests 5G Is Almost Here

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:00
At an event on the island of Maui, Qualcomm and Samsung showed off new tech that should put some 5G wireless capability onto mobile handsets in 2019.
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Tumblr's Porn Ban Reveals Who Controls What We See Online

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:07
The visual microblogging service banned porn two weeks after Apple deleted its app from the App Store, amid a new federal sex trafficking law.
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Spectrum, Comcast, and the Telecom Fight to Win Free Speech

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:46
Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a boon to telecom companies like Spectrum Cable and Comcast, which want the freedom to choose what "speeches" they carry.
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How Kyrie Irving Could've Leaned Over So Far Without Falling

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:16
In a video, the Boston Celtics player stands on a basketball court and leans... and leans. Here’s how to parse the mystery of why he doesn’t fall.
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Foreign Trolls Are Targeting Veterans on Facebook

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:00
Opinion: The VA needs to take preventative measures to protect vets—and more broadly, our democracy—from digital manipulation and fraud.
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13 Best Geeky Gifts for Mom and Dad: Roku, Echo, Fitbit, and More

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 08:00
From a smart microwave to a new board game, check out our favorite gifts for your favorite parents—whether they’re tech-savvy or not.
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May Mobility's Not-So-Sexy Plan to Win at Self-Driving Cars

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 08:00
The Ann Arbor startup's path to success hinges on using robo-cars in simple scenarios, where they can work well and bring in revenue.
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'Hitman 2' Is My 'Forever Game'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 08:00
Everyone is pining for an interactive infinity in their games. 'Hitman 2' delivers just that.
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Study Revives Debate About Google's Role in Filter Bubbles

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 08:00
Rival browser maker DuckDuckGo found users got different results for the same search, even when they were logged out or using incognito mode.
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Nonprofits on Facebook Get Hacked—Then They Really Need Help

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 07:00
Facebook is an enormous platform for charitable giving, but some nonprofit leaders say there aren’t enough resources when something goes wrong.
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An Eye-Scanning Lie Detector Is Forging a Dystopian Future

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 07:00
EyeDetect is pitched as more efficient and accurate than a polygraph, but a WIRED investigation found that a reliable lie detector is still a fantasy.
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China Is Both the Best and Worst Hope for Clean Energy

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 07:00
China is the world’s biggest polluter but a leader in renewable energy, making it the country to watch at this week's climate summit in Poland.
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Watch the New ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer Now

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 22:42
Behold Carol Danvers in all of her 1990s glory.
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A Sleeping Tesla Driver Highlights Autopilot's Biggest Flaw

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 20:27
California Highway Patrol officers used a clever trick to stop a Tesla going 70 mph with a sleeping man at the wheel.
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