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Gadget Lab Podcast: Flickr Cofounder Caterina Fake Weighs In On Big Tech

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:28
Caterina Fake says it’s time to ask whether tech should exist, rather than asking if it can exist or if funds are available for it.
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Kids and Teens Strike Against Adults’ Climate Screw-Ups

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:19
Across the planet, children skipped school to protest inaction on climate change: "Just 'cause we're kids doesn't mean we have childish opinions."
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How Investigators Pull Data off a Boeing 737’s Black Boxes

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:15
Figuring out what happened to Ethiopian Flight 302 may involve baking the black box recorders in an oven, but the information investigators recover can be crucial to preventing future crashes.
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The Mosque Shooter Laid Bare the Post-Shooting Internet Cycle

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 16:58
The gunman who killed at least 49 people at mosques in New Zealand live-streamed the massacres, and left unusually detailed writings.
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A Ferocious Shrimp Inspires a Robot Claw That Shoots Plasma

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:00
Researchers replicate the snapping shrimp's plasma-firing claw, which is powerful enough to knock prey out cold.
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Why Tech Didn't Stop the New Zealand Attack From Going Viral

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:50
Video from mosque shootings in Christchurch popped up on Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube, showing the limits of social media moderation.
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Meet Romania's Very Internet-Savvy Witch Community

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:00
Photographer Lucia Sekerková Bláhová's series *Vrăjitoare* documents the digital revolution of Romanian witches, a mystical group that uses social media to advertise services and reach new clients.
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Ninja Made More Streaming 'Apex Legends' Than You Make All Year

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:00
Unless you're a basketball player or something.
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What Hulu’s Shrill Gets Right—and So Wrong—About Trolling

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:00
In her new series, SNL’s Aidy Bryant is an aspiring journalist beset by trolls.
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The Side Effects of Solar Geoengineering Could Be Minimal

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 08:00
Results from a Harvard study don’t “support the common claims that [solar geoengineering] would inevitably lead to significant harms to some regions.”
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Movie Review: The Alien Overlords of Captive State Might Be Coming—For Us

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 08:00
Aliens invade the US in Rupert Wyatt’s Captive State, a movie that has our present-day struggles in mind.
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The Arctic's ‘Carbon Bomb’ Could Screw the Climate Even More

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 08:00
Arctic permafrost, a “sleeping giant” of greenhouse gases, is melting faster than expected and could release 1.5 trillion tons of carbon dioxide.
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This Guy Predicted Society's Thirst for Internet Fame—in 1999

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:00
Early dot-com millionaire Josh Harris spent his fortune on a series of lurid social experiments to prove his point that people didn't want just 15 minutes of fame in their lives. They wanted it every day.
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How Hackers Pulled Off a $20 Million Mexican Bank Heist

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:00
Welcome to the world of fake accounts, phantom funds, and money mules.
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TV Review: 'Love, Death & Robots' and the Rise of NSFW Netflix

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:00
The animated anthology isn't for the faint of heart—but it's a wild ride for the curious of spirit.
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Caught in an Avalanche? The Right Gear Could Save Your Life

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:00
Tech tools and rescue equipment are helping more people survive avalanches. The best defense? Don’t get caught in one.
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Elon Musk’s Model Y SUV Brings More Tesla to More Masses

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 00:59
It has up to 300 miles of range, starts at $39,000, and is due out in fall 2020. Oh, and it has a panoramic glass roof.
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Liveblog: Tesla Debuts the Model Y, Its Baby SUV

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 00:11
Follow along with us as Elon Musk takes the stage to show off Tesla's latest creation.
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How to Watch Tesla’s Model Y Reveal Tonight

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 18:34
Elon Musk takes the stage tonight to show off his automaker’s new baby SUV—here’s what we know and how to stay up to speed.
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Facebook’s Head of Product Chris Cox Leaves After Privacy Pivot

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:02
Chris Cox announced he’s leaving the company one week after Mark Zuckerberg published his privacy manifesto. WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels is also out.
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