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WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton on Why Privacy Matters

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 15:06
The cofounder of the messaging service and the current chair of the Signal Foundation talks about the proliferation of end-to-end encryption in personal communications.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Facebook Rebrands, and Google Buys Fitbit

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:36
On this week’s podcast, we talk about the Facebook rebrand, Google buying Fitbit, and what happens when big brands take over small, disparate products.
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13 Best STEM Toys for Kids That Make Learning Fun

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 10:00
We found math-filled and science-rich books, puzzles, coding kits, and more for the little STEAM-heads in your life.
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Bike Safety Means Having New Lanes and Helmet Laws, US Says

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 09:07
A government panel wants officials to build better cycling infrastructure, but its call to mandate helmets is already rankling cyclingadvocates. 
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Ecosia's Search Engine Plants More Trees With Every Web Search

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 09:00
The search engine Ecosia is trying to slow climate change by funneling profits into organizations that plant trees in deforested areas.
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Paris Ends an E-Scooter Melee With New Rules of the Road

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 08:00
France is moving to crack down on scooter sharing, but questions linger about how micromobility affects cities and citizens.
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New Emoji Are So Boring—but They Don't Have to Be

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:00
A new data set on the popularity of emoji reveals a problem with Unicode's approval process, along with a way to fix it.
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A Scientist's Tiny Black Hole Brings the Cosmos Into the Lab

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:00
Single-purpose quantum computers are helping physicists build simulations of nature's greatest hits and observe them up close.
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A ‘Safe’ Smoking Gadget, Vodka Made From Air, and More News

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 18:05
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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How Facebook Gets the First Amendment Backward

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 17:29
The company’s fact-checking policy treats people who aren’t politicians as second-class citizens.
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The Best Game Controller Buttons of All Time

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 17:00
From Nintendo to PlayStation, a definitive list of buttons, sticks, and more.
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Why Many People Got Mysterious Valentine’s Day Texts Today

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:34
The issue was reportedly caused by a maintenance update made to “messaging platforms of multiple carriers in the US."
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Even in an Existential Crisis, WeWork Continues to Grow

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 15:15
At a party celebrating the launch of WeWork’s newest Food Lab, the company’s bigger problems seemed far away.
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The Enduring Power of Asperger's, Even as a Non-Diagnosis

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 15:00
Six years after it ceased to be an official diagnosis, Asperger's lives on as a unifying label and a source of strength.
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Hideo Kojima's 'Death Stranding' Is Beautiful, Smart—and Kinda Boring

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:00
Here are 10 things you should know about the auteur’s latest game.
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The Global South Is Redefining Tech Innovation

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:27
Opinion: Top-down, unsustainable Silicon Valley needs to learn from Africa, South Asia, and South America, where tech is built for and by users.
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How to Opt Out of the Sites That Sell Your Personal Data

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:00
It's much harder than it should be to get your name off of data broker and people-search sites, but it's possible. 
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Google Nest WiFi Review: Home Networking Made Easy

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:00
If you're already on the Google bandwagon, the Nest WiFi fits well with the company's vision of a connected home.
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A New Smoking Gadget Says It's Safe. Should You Trust It?

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 08:00
Not quite an e-cigarette and not the old paper kind either, the Iqos is the latest controversial device to enter the vaping wars.
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This Martini Wants to Kill Climate Change One Sip at a Time

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 07:00
A carbon-negative vodka company makes its beverage literally out of thin air. Now that's booze you can use.
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