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Warby Parker's AR App Lets You Try on Glasses Using Your iPhone

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 08:00
Warby Parker’s new AR app for trying on its eyewear is another example of how companies are exploiting face-mapping tech to help you buy their stuff.
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15 Moments That Defined Facebook's First 15 Years

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 07:00
A lot has changed since Mark Zuckerberg launched TheFacebook in 2004. Here are some of the milestones that mattered most.
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AG Nominee William Barr Is No Friend of Telecom Competition

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 07:00
A likely shoo-in to be the next attorney general, William Barr spent much of his career helping phone companies reassemble the old Bell System monopoly.
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The World Might Actually Run Out of People

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 07:00
The United Nations predicts that the global population will soon explode. In *Empty Planet*, John Ibbitson and Darrel Bricker argue they're dead wrong.
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15 Years of Facebook in 4 Charts

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 07:00
The social network is growing fastest in Asia, is insanely profitable, makes most of its money from mobile ads, and has rewarded investors richly.
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Best 2019 Super Bowl Ads, From Chance’s Doritos to 2 Chainz’ Expenses

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:00
While some brands have opted out of football's biggest night, plenty of others were willing to pony up for 30 seconds of persuasion.
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Donald Trump Jr.’s ‘SNL’ Gaffe Tops This Week's Internet News

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 09:00
The president's son might not fully understand the show's name or acronym.
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Tesla Profits, a Polar Vortex, and More This Week in Car News

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 09:00
Plus: Lyft tries to stop a driver minimum wage law and carbon fiber production is going to be problematic for flying taxis.
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Neural Networks Need a Cookbook. Here Are the Ingredients

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 08:00
We know very little about how neural networks actually work. But mathematicians are developing a theory to help make them more predictable.
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Ikea's Slow and Steady Plan to Save the Smart Home

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 07:00
A new set of connected blinds shows that Ikea's approach to the smart home still makes perfect sense.
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When It Comes to Super Bowl Kickers, Who Will Choke First?

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 07:00
The fate of this year's big game could rest with the teams' two formidable kickers—and whether they perform under pressure.
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The History of Women in Sci-Fi Isn't What You Think

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 09:00
Conventional wisdom holds that science fiction was written mostly by men until the 1960s and '70s. Not true.
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A Facebook Crackdown, Amazon Facial Recognition, and More Security News This Week

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 09:00
Hackers use SS7 flaws to rob banks, Japan goes after IoT vulnerabilities, and more security news this week.
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Chrome Avail Backpack Review: Comfortable For Commuters

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 08:00
Plush shoulders and a ventilated back panel make this a good choice for bike commuters.
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Google Says It Wants Rules for the Use of AI–Kinda, Sorta

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 07:00
In a new white paper, Google suggests tech companies are best left to themselves on how to deploy AI, but highlights areas where the government might help.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Why Apple App-Slapped Facebook

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 19:02
Apple temporarily booted Facebook (and Google!) from its enterprise app program this week. You weren’t really surprised, were you? Plus: Details on Tesla’s new Model Y.
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Space Photos of the Week: Look, Ma, No Selfie Stick!

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 18:10
The Curiosity rover is a social-media champ, and more.
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Ditch the Super Bowl for a Who's Who of Superb Owls

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 17:22
Great gray owls! Great horned owls! There are many great—nay, superb—owl livestreams to enjoy on Sunday ... or whenever you'd like to see some head turners.
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Backlash to the 10-Year Challenge and other Top Stories in January

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 17:17
Plus: The myth of the lone genius founder, and 25 movies we can't wait to see this year.
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How to Stream Super Bowl 2019 (And Puppy Bowl, Kitten Bowl)

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 15:00
Our full guide to streaming Super Bowl 53 for free online (and the Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl).
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