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The Politics of Counting Things Is About to Explode

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 10:29
With contested vote tallies, concerns over Census data, and now the Covid-19 death toll, 2020 marks the ugly climax of a long dispute.
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Facebook Messenger Adds Safety Alerts—Even in Encrypted Chats

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 09:00
By using metadata instead of content to spot suspicious behavior, the social network can keep privacy intact.
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On Earth, the Economy Is Tanking. In the Cloud, It's Fine

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 08:00
Amid the pandemic, life has moved online. That's good news for the tech giants that run data centers, and the companies that supply them.
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A ‘Hyperactive’ Hurricane Season Is About to Strike

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 08:00
Given the pandemic, how will emergency experts cope with evacuating people who might fear shared shelters, refuse to wear masks, and distrust authorities?
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11 Ways to Upgrade Your Wi-Fi and Make Your Internet Faster

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 08:00
If you’re stuck working or studying from home for a while, here are some tips to make your internet perform better and speed up your Wi-Fi.
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ShinyHunters Is a Hacking Group on a Data Breach Spree

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 08:00
In the first two weeks of May, they've hit the dark web, hawking 200 million stolen records from over a dozen companies.
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A Virtual DJ, a Drone, and an All-Out Zoom Wedding

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 07:00
The bride and groom had a month and a half to move their ceremony online. Here's how they did it, from the AV setup to instructions for guests.
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Polio Is Nearly Wiped Out. Covid-19 Could Halt That Progress

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 07:00
The disease once paralyzed 350,000 children each year; vaccination campaigns brought it down to just a few hundred cases. Then, the pandemic struck.
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Covid-19 Is Causing a Spike in Sales for Bane Masks

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 07:00
Online costume retailers and Etsy are doing what they can to keep up with demand. In other Bat-adjacent news, HBO Max is going to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut of 'Justice League'.
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The Flimsy Veneer of Gigantic Advertisements

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:00
Next time your eyes are drawn to a billboard or a commercial facade, try to notice what it’s obscuring.
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Why Creating a Covid-19 Vaccine Is Taking So Long

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:00
Developing a vaccine that’s both effective and safe is grueling, methodical work. And once we have one, we’ll need many, many doses too.
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Let's Rebuild the Broken Meat Industry—Without Animals

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:00
Covid-19 has laid bare many flaws of industrialized animal agriculture. Plant- and cell-based alternatives offer a more resilient solution.
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6 Best TV Streaming Devices for 2020 (4K, HD): Roku vs. Fire TV vs. Apple TV vs. Google

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:00
Should you get a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, or Android TV device? We've been testing them all for years, and these are our favorite movie and TV streaming devices for 4K or HD TVs.
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This Lab ‘Cooks’ With AI to Make New Materials

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:00
A Toronto lab recycles carbon dioxide into more useful chemicals, using materials it discovered with artificial intelligence and supercomputers.
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This AI Maestro Wants to Serenade You

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 08:00
A composer and the co-creator of Siri are trying to create background music that responds to the listener's feelings.
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How Do Astronauts Escape When a Space Launch Goes Wrong?

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 08:00
SpaceX is preparing for the first crewed launch of its Crew Dragon capsule. Engineers have spent years planning for what happens if things go awry.
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Lenovo Duet Chromebook Review: The Right Notes

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 08:00
Lightweight, affordable, and fun. There's much to love about Lenovo's $300 laptop.
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A Reading List for Kids on Their Very Long Summer Break

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 08:00
We've got suggestions for classics to rediscover, what to read if your brother is driving you nuts, plus ideas to help you process this whole Covid situation.
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How To Switch iPhones & Transfer Data Without Losing a Thing

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 07:00
Everything you need to know to successfully backup and restore your contacts, music, photos, and apps from one iPhone, iPad, or iPod to another.
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How Does a Virus Spread in Cities? It’s a Problem of Scale

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 07:00
Population density didn’t make Covid-19 worse in New York City. If you want to know what went wrong, you have to think a lot smaller.
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