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Instagram Can Find Misleading Posts—but Won’t Take Them Down

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 18:00
Instagram is subjecting some posts to the same fact-checking review as parent Facebook. But its response to misinformation is very different.
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The Fake Faces in 'Mission: Impossible'? The CIA Has Some of Its Own

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:59
WIRED asked the agency's former disguise chief to analyze the spy tactics on film and television. Here's her critique.
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Google’s New Privacy Features Put the Responsibility on Users

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:32
The company has launched new privacy settings, but the various toggles and dashboards require a lot of user interaction.
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Google May Have Finally Made a Truly Usable Voice Assistant

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 14:48
Google says it will include a new version of its speech recognition software in some new phones, potentially transforming how people accomplish tasks.
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Hackers Stole $40 Million From Binance Cryptocurrency Exchange

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 13:20
One of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges got hit, as thieves nabbed $40 million of bitcoin—along with user two-factor codes and API tokens.
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Genetically Tweaked Viruses Just Saved a Very Sick Teen

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 13:00
With a stroke of last-minute luck, scientists engineered bacteria-killing viruses to help an ailing girl recover from a deadly infection.
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Adam Savage on Lists, More Lists, and the Power of Checkboxes

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:47
The 'Mythbusters' star and author of the new book 'Every Tool's a Hammer,' explains the magic of the colored-in checkbox.
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Artificial Intelligence May Not 'Hallucinate' After All

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:39
What makes an algorithm mistake a helicopter for a gun? Researchers think the answer has to do more with man than machine.
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The Internet Changed Astrology. Then Came the Memes

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:00
The future of the practice may live online.
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My Wild Ride in a Robot Race Car

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 07:00
On a track in Northern California, our writer tags along with the scrappy tinkerers of the autonomous-vehicle gold rush, who gather to share tech and race their robot cars. It’s the Homebrew Computer Club on wheels.
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Lyft’s Loss Grows, but Execs Say the Bleeding Will Stop Soon

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 20:35
In its first quarterly results as a public company, Lyft said revenue almost doubled, but its loss grew even faster.
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Google’s Latest Message: We’re Just Here to Help

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 19:35
Google executives outlined new privacy-focused services at its annual I/O conference—while omitting that they still need to make money.
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Google's $399 iPhone Killer, A Bold CIA Privacy Move, and More News

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 19:32
Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less.
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Enemies No More: Microsoft Brings the Linux Kernel to Windows

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 18:09
Microsoft is brining the heart of Linux to Windows, the latest sign of the software giant's increasing receptiveness to open source software.
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Google I/O 2019: Google Loosens Its Grip on Hoarding Your Data

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 18:02
Google has a new feature that lets you delete your web and app activity after three months. Here's how to use it.
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China's Scientists Are the New Kids on the Arctic Block

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 16:51
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo berated China this week for using its growing Arctic research program as a Trojan horse for its military and commercial goals.
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At Google I/O 2019, Google Announces Pixel 3a, Android Q, and More

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 16:12
The company rolled out an improved Assistant, some new phones, and updated Android OS, among other things, at its annual developers conference.
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Dinosaurs Get Their Close-Ups in These Stunning Photos

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:50
Christian Voigt used analog and digital trickery to isolate individual dinosaurs from larger exhibitions.
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Cruise's $1 Billion Infusion Shows the Stakes in Self-Driving Tech

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:35
Cruise, majority owned by GM, is at least the fourth company working on self-driving technology to raise $500 million or more in the past six months.
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Google Pixel 3A, Pixel 3A XL Reviews: Best Deal in Android

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:28
For half the price of a high-end phone, you can get (almost) all the premium features. Read our full review.
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