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Apple's China-Friendly Censorship Caused an iPhone-Crashing Bug

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:22
The bug serves as a reminder of China-friendly censorship code hidden in all iOS devices.
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A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:29
Cody Wilson makes digital files that let anyone 3-D print untraceable guns. The government tried to stop him. He sued—and won.
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Can Your Electronic Gadgets Interfere With Your Compass?

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:00
Electric currents have magnetic fields, so the right kind could mess with your navigation.
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Brava Smart Oven: Price, Specs, Release Date

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 10:00
Is Brava’s idea of the oven of the future just right or overdone?
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Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court Could Be Trouble for Tech

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 09:48
Brett Kavanaugh's nomination is likely to rankle tech leaders who oppose his perspective on issues related to privacy and net neutrality.
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How a ‘Cancer Cure’ Video Blasted Bad Science—and Went Viral

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 09:00
"This NATURAL TRICK can CURE YOUR CANCER" isn't at all what it looks like.
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Book Excerpt: How Music Fans Built the Internet

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 09:00
In an excerpt from her new book, Microsoft researcher Nancy Baym demonstrates how music lovers used fan culture to build a worldwide web.
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The Race to Get Tourists to Suborbital Space Is Heating Up

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 08:00
Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic are quietly competing to see who will be the first to ferry tourists into space.
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How Microsoft’s AI Could Help Prevent Natural Disasters

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 08:00
The Chesapeake Bay project uses AI to go beyond flood warnings and create more detailed maps that can help with land-use planning and emergency response.
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Could a Text-Based Dating App Change Selfie-Swiping Culture?

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 08:00
@_personals_ started as an Instagram account for posting old-school looking-for-love ads—but it's poised to be so much more.
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Why Did the Human Cross the Road? To Confuse the Self-Driving Car

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 07:00
Human drivers struggle to figure out something as simple as whether someone will cross the road. Just imagine how robocars feel.
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Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days in Palo Alto

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 07:00
When the young Mark Zuckerberg moved to Palo Alto in 2004, he and his buddies built a corporate proto-culture that continues to influence the company today.
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Bulgaria's First New Plane in Decades Is a Freakishly Strong Drone

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 07:00
Brothers Svilen and Konstantin Rangelov are working on a drone they say will someday haul 800 pounds up to 1,550 miles.
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Surface Go Is Microsoft’s Big Bet on a Tiny-Computer Future

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 21:00
The latest Surface is Microsoft's smallest—and least expensive.
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A Time-Lapsed Glacier Collapse Is the Saddest Science Lesson

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 19:34
Time-lapse footage of a calving Glacier in Greenland could help researchers anticipate catastrophic sea-level rise.
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Steve Ditko Was More Than Just the Guy Behind Spider-Man

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 19:25
The comics artist co-created many iconic characters—but that's not the only reason he should be remembered.
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YouTube Debuts Plan to Promote and Fund 'Authoritative' News

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 17:07
The video platform is less focused on getting rid of conspiracy theorists than on trying to elevate journalism it considers valuable.
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Photo of the Week: Taking to the Sky to End Open-Water Salmon Farms

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:00
A Canadian nonprofit alliance is trying to save a staple fish supply—via drone photography.
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Eco-Friendly Backpacks: Truce Drop Liner, Mafia Deep Blue Bag

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 09:00
Tread gently on the planet with a versatile pack made mostly from recycled materials.
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Don't Just Lecture Robots—Make Them *Learn*

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 09:00
By drawing on prior experience, a humanoid-ish robot can watch a human pick up an apple and drop it in a bowl, then do the same itself, even if it’s never seen an apple before.
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