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A New PlayStation, Facebook's Fresh Hell, and More News

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 18:15
Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less.
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TED 2019: Jack Dorsey Is Captain of the Twittanic

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:28
Twitter’s CEO continues his mea culpa tour as the company announces it has finally started blocking abuse with AI.
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Boeing 737 Crashes May Make It Harder for Air Taxis to Take Off

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:24
Observers expect the FAA to slow approval of new technologies in the wake of two fatal crashes. That could affect development of nascent "air taxis."
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The Time Tim Cook Stood His Ground Against the FBI

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:43
The agency wanted a backdoor to crack the iPhone of Syed Farook, a suspect in the 2015 San Bernardino shooting. The Apple CEO said no.
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The Stunning Loneliness of Megacities at Night

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:00
Photographer Aristotle Roufanis' large-scale images are made using thousands of photographs of metropolises after dark.
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The Odd Physics of Rey's Backflip in *Star Wars: Episode IX*

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:00
The trailer for *Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker* didn't disappoint: The universe's physics remain as quirky as ever.
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Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Already Encapsulates 2019

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:00
The song belongs to a species of rare musical supernovae that have the power to bring the internet together around one anthem.
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Exclusive: What to Expect From Sony's Next-Gen PlayStation

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 08:00
Don't expect it anytime in 2019, but the next PlayStation console is well on its way—and it's packing ray-tracing support and a loadtime-killing solid-state hard drive.
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Zojirushi Multicooker EL-CAC60 Review: A Great Instant Pot-Alternative

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 08:00
The company famous for its rice cookers introduces a 6-quart multicooker to take on the Instant Pots of the world. And it's pretty great.
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Colorado Tried a New Way to Vote: Make People Pay—Quadratically

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 07:00
The state legislature used a method that's designed to capture the intensity of a voter's preference as a way to fix some of traditional voting's big problems.
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Google’s AI Experts Try to Automate Themselves

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 06:00
Google's AutoML software uses machine learning to generate better machine learning. It competed last week against high-powered data scientists.
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15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 05:30
Scandals. Backstabbing. Resignations. Record profits. Time Bombs. In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook. Here's how that turned out.
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Samsung's Foldable Phone, A Microsoft Email Hack, And More News

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 19:42
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The Notre Dame Fire and the Future of History

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 19:13
The fire turned the thousand-year-old roof to ash. But a digital replica of the cathedral could help make its restoration all the more complete.
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Microsoft Email Hack Shows the Lurking Danger of Customer Support

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 17:33
Hackers spent months with full access to Outlook, Hotmail, and MSN email accounts—and got in through Microsoft's customer support platform.
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Game of Thrones Recap, Season 8 Episode 1: Jon Snow Still Knows Nothing

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:12
The one-time King in the North still sees the world not as it is, but as he is.
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First Big Survey of Births Finds Millions of Missing Women

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 15:07
A massive effort to catalog the number of male-female births shows that 23 million women were never born who should have been, according to the natural sex ratio.
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TED 2019: I Promise Not to Roll My Eyes at Your TED Talk

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:08
When cynicism and ironic detachment are the dominant modes of social discourse, it can feel frankly transgressive to earnestly celebrate passionate people who are trying to change the world.
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Is Working on the Next James Bond Movie

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:58
The voice of L3-37 is punching up the script. Also, 'Big Little Lies' has a new trailer.
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Winds May Be Blowing Microplastics Around the World

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:00
In the remote French Pyrenees, scientists are finding tiny bits of plastic—likely blown from big cities like Barcelona, 100 miles to the south.
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