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Boosted Rev Review: It Makes Scootering Less Silly

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:00
The electric mobility company proves that scooters aren’t just for kids and tourists.
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'Blitzscaling' Is Choking Innovation—and Wasting Money

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:00
Opinion: VCs are making bigger bets on fewer startups. It's this unconsidered, money-slinging strategy that led to Uber's and Lyft’s dud IPOs.
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The Best Amazon Fire Tablets: Which Model Should You Buy?

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 08:00
Do you need a tablet for around the house? For your kids? Should you buy the Fire HD 8, the Fire HD 10, or another model? We've got the answers.
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HBO's *Years and Years* Unlocks Sci-Fi's Ultimate Potential

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 08:00
At its core, science fiction is a tool for building thought experiment machines. That's the game Russell T Davies' new show is playing so beautifully.
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New Designs Could Boost Solar Cells Beyond Their Limits

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 08:00
A material that effectively splits a photon in two is one way scientists are trying to increase solar cells’ efficiency beyond what they’d thought possible.
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The Strange Saga of the Butt Plug Turned Research Device

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 07:00
How one scientist started with a butt plug from Amazon and ended up inventing an “anal pneumatic base” to measure orgasms.
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AI's Latest Job? Designing Cool T-Shirts

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 07:00
That attractive design on your T-shirt wasn't made by some hipster artist. It was produced by a neural network.
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Twitter and Instagram Unveil New Ways to Combat Hate—Again

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 07:00
The social media giants just released new policies to cut down on bullying and hate speech. It's not clear they'll be any more successful this time around.
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The Best Google and Nest Device Deals Are on Sale Now

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 07:00
To combat Amazon's Prime Day, Google is discounting its best devices.
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The Hard-Luck Texas Town That Bet on Bitcoin—and Lost

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 07:00
China's Bitmain said it would build the world's largest bitcoin mine in Rockdale, Texas. Then the price of bitcoin plunged, taking with it the town's hopes for a revival.
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Magecart Hacker Group Hits 17,000 Domains—and Counting

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 06:00
Magecart hackers are casting the widest possible net to find vulnerable ecommerce sites—but their method could lead to even bigger problems.
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This Lidar Is So Cheap It Could Make Self-Driving a Reality

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 06:00
Luminar says its new lidar sensor will sell for as little as $500, compared with $75,000 for the industry leader.
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Aziz Ansari's Netflix Special Will Make You Laugh—Awkwardly

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 18:59
In a new standup set, Ansari makes his #MeToo moment the backbone of the show—for better and worse.
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Who’s Listening When You Talk to Your Google Assistant?

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 18:22
A Belgian broadcaster obtained recordings of more than 1,000 conversations with Google's automated assistant, some including personal details and medical information.
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The Window to Rein In Facial Recognition Is Closing

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 17:55
As Congress continues to punt on facial recognition, advocacy groups have redoubled their efforts.
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The Fed Chair Says Facebook's Libra Raises 'Serious Concerns'

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:59
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is the latest regulator questioning Facebook's plan to launch a cryptocurrency.
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A Rocket-Launching Plane, Nintendo Switch Lite, and More News

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 16:42
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Virgin Orbit Just Dropped a Rocket From a Boeing 747

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:43
Richard Branson's air-launch system is getting very close to opening for business after successfully completing one of its last big tests.
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Nintendo Switch Lite: Release Date, Price, Specs

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:14
The new version of the hit handheld console is $100 cheaper and more portable, but it strips out some of the Switch's trademark features.
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The 'Super Mario Maker 2' Community Is a Haven of Player Creativity

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 09:00
The hallowed halls of Mario have become, in the hands of fans, shrines to the gods of difficulty.
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