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 2018-01-16 12:00 

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Ex-Uber Engineer Accused of Spying on Tesla, Stealing Trade Secrets...

A lawsuit from a former nanny brings new allegations against Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the heart of the Uber/Waymo dispute....

 2018-01-16 12:00 

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Job Alert: How Would You Like to Babysit Robots?...

For all their advances, robots still struggle with the human world. They get stuck. They get assaulted. But not to worry: Help is just a call center away....

 2018-01-16 11:00 

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Yondr Wants to Neutralize Your Phone—and Un-change the World...

The San Francisco startup helps restricts smartphone use in places where the people in charge don't want it. But in allowing this, we may be compromising something about ourselves....

 2018-01-16 11:00 

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6 Tales of Censorship in the Golden Age of Free Speech...

Blocked by Trump, fired by Google, suspended by Facebook. The social internet gives everyone a voice, it also has countless ways of punishing us for speaking....

 2018-01-16 11:00 

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It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech...

At a time when anyone can broadcast live or post their thoughts to a social network, we should be living in a utopia of public discourse. We're not....

 2018-01-16 11:00 

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Why Cloudflare Let an Extremist Stronghold Burn...

The story of how an internet infrastructure company get locked into a free-speech dispute starts in the cubicles of SoMa and the brothels of Istanbul....

 2018-01-16 11:00 

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Free Speech, Tech Turmoil, and the New Censorship...

Special Issue: How technology is upending everything we thought we knew about public discourse....

 2018-01-16 11:00 

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Change My View: Why Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse Is on Reddit...

What's astounding about Kal Turnbull's brainchild is that no single radioactive topic—not Trump, Brexit, sex, guns—has overrun the subreddit....

 2018-01-16 11:00 

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Meet Antifa's Secret Weapon Against Far-Right Extremists...

Megan Squire doesn't consider herself to be antifa and pushes digital activism instead, passing along information to those who might put it to real-world use—who might weaponize it....

 2018-01-15 18:01 

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Will Your Baby Like Cilantro? These Genetic Tests Say They Can Tell...

A growing set of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies like BabyGlimpse are aimed at new, expecting, and aspiring parents. But beware their claims....

 2018-01-15 15:00 

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6 GoPro Tips For Skiing and Snowboarding Shots...

Get great results from your GoPro or other action cam as you capture your snowy heroics ... and your legendary bails....

 2018-01-15 14:00 

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Britain's Next Megaproject: A Coast-to-Coast Forest...

50 million new trees will repopulate one of the least wooded parts of the country—and offer a natural escape from several cities in the north....

 2018-01-15 14:00 

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Kylo's Shirtless Look Is a Problem for Star Wars Cosplayers...

High-waisted tights are much harder to find than you might think....

 2018-01-15 13:00 

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A Child Abuse Prediction Model Fails Poor Families...

Why Pittsburgh's predictive analytics misdiagnoses child maltreatment and prescribes the wrong solutions...

 2018-01-15 12:00 

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Don't Blame Social Media for the "Oprah For President" Talk—Blame Everyone....

Mass disdain for the political system makes it easy for anyone with a social network to launch themselves into politics....

 2018-01-15 12:00 

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Texas Instruments' New Headlights Dazzle With a Million Pixels...

Too bad federal regulations won't allow the cool tech on American roads....

 2018-01-14 15:00 

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How Gore-Tex Went From Accident to Outdoor Essential...

Gore-Tex, the waterproof material in your favorite jacketand boots and ski pantswas born by accident....

 2018-01-14 15:00 

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How Dirt Could Save Humanity from an the Apocalypse of antibiotic-resistant superbugs...

One chemist thinks hes found a way for us to outrun the lethal juggernaut of antibiotic resistance....

 2018-01-14 14:00 

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Trump's 'Shithole Countries' Comment Tops This Week's Internet News...

There was no way social media was going to let the presidents comments go uncommented upon....

 2018-01-14 13:00 

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The 'Doublespeak' of Responsible Encryption...

It's a new name for an old argument: that public agencies fighting crime and terrorism must have access to our private communicationsfor our own good....

 2018-01-14 12:00 

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Boeing's Skunk Works Cargo Drone Is a Heavy Lifter...

Eventually, it should be able to fly as far as 20 miles, carrying 500 pounds )or 400 large Domino's pizzas....

 2018-01-14 12:00 

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Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life...

For decades, physicists have struggled to create a quantum theory of gravity. Now an approach that dates to the 1970s is attracting newfound attention....

 2018-01-13 23:14 

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How the False Hawaii Missile Warning Could Have Happened...

And where was the federal government?...

 2018-01-13 14:00 

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Crescent Moon's Innovative Snowshoe Is Built Like a Flip-Flop...

These all-foam snowshoes from Crescent Moon might look low-tech, but the combination of cleats and tire-like treads provide ample traction....

 2018-01-13 13:00 

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Meltdown, Spectre, Malicious Apps, and More of This Week's Security News...

Meltdown, Spectre, malicious Android apps, and more of the week's top security news....

 2018-01-13 12:00 

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Space Photos of the Week: Home Is Where the Supermassive Black Hole Is...

At the heart of our own Milky Way galaxy is a big, black holeand NASA just snapped a photo of it....

 2018-01-13 12:00 

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Virgin Hyperloop One Is Bringing Elon Musk's Dream to Life...

The Richard Branson-backed venture wants to launch a commercial hyperloop in 2021, and it's got work to do....

 2018-01-13 12:00 

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Facebook's Adam Mosseri on Why You'll See Less Video, More From Friends...

Facebook's vice president for newsfeed explains the thinking behind recent changes in the algorithm that determines what 2 billion people see on the social network....

 2018-01-13 12:00 

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'Black Mirror' Should Not Be a Shared Universe...

The show's most recent season hinted that its episodes are connectedbut it should stay an anthology series....

 2018-01-12 20:15 

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Clashes Over the Future of Gene Therapy and Crispr at the US's Biggest Biotech Meeting...

After 30 years in the making, gene therapy is finally an FDA-approved reality. What comes nextand how will Crispr get a slice of the action?...

 2018-01-12 18:57 

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Complex and Satisfying, You Should Read the 'Black Panther' Comics...

The recent books by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, and Evan Narcisse have had great character-driven stories....

 2018-01-12 17:58 

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Meltdown and Spectre Patches Have Caused Serious Performance Issues...

Two of the worst vulnerabilities in years are slowly being fixedbut at a cost to consumers and companies alike....

 2018-01-12 15:48 

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Gadget Lab Podcast: The Smart Home Is Here. Are We Ready?...

We report on the state of the smart home, live from CES in Las Vegas, Nevada....

 2018-01-12 15:00 

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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos...

The video known as badday.mpg has been an internet phenomenon for more than 20 years. Thanks, CERN....

 2018-01-12 14:00 

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Tech Companies Are Complicit in Censoring Iran Protests...

Opinion: Google, Twitter, and Signal should take steps to ensure their tools arent restricting Iranians free speech....

 2018-01-12 14:00 

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Toyota's Autonomous Shuttle, a Chinese Tesla Challenger, and More Car News From This Week...

Plus, General Motors steering wheel-free car and Bell Helicopters flying taxi....

 2018-01-12 13:00 

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Please Do Not Assault the Towering Robot That Roams Walmart...

At over six feet tall, Bossa Nova navigates the aisles of Walmart on its own, blasting shelves with light and snapping photos....

 2018-01-12 12:00 

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A Clever Radio Trick Can Tell If a Drone Is Watching You...

A quirk of video compression lets spy targets see what the drone watching them sees....

 2018-01-12 12:00 

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CES 2018 in Photos: A Glimpse of the Gadget Zaniness...

As we wrap up at CES 2018, here's a peek into the massive gadget show through the lens of WIRED photographer Amy Lombard....

 2018-01-12 05:01 

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GM Will Launch a Self-Driving Car Without a Steering Wheel in 2019...

Now the automaker must prepare for the age of the truly driverless car....

 2018-01-12 02:09 

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How a Mudslide Becomes a Deadly Tsunami of Rocks and Sludge...

Scientists are learning how to predict deadly mudslides. (After fires, when enough rain comes.) The next step: Figuring out how bad theyll be....

 2018-01-12 01:34 

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Facebook Tweaks Newsfeed to Favor Content from Friends, Family...

In response to critics, Facebook says it is changing its newsfeed algorithm to generate ...

 2018-01-11 22:36 

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Skype Introduces End-to-End Encrypted Texts and Voice...

After years of lingering questions about Skype's commitment to protecting user data, it will soon offer end-to-end encryption to its 300 million monthly users....

 2018-01-11 22:31 

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'Sex Party' or 'Nerds on a Couch?' A Night in Silicon Valley...

Party described in Vanity Fair article and forthcoming book was at a home of Steve Jurvetson, a founding partner of venture-capital firm DFJ who left the firm in November....

 2018-01-11 21:19 

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Congress Renews FISA Warrantless Surveillance Bill For Six More Years...

The House of Representatives Thursday strengthened spying powers authorized under Section 702 of the 2008 FISA Amendments Act....

 2018-01-11 19:00 

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Scientists Discover Clean Water Ice Just Below Mars' Surface...

Its not just the volume of water they found, its how mineable it promises to be....

 2018-01-11 18:52 

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Facebook, Twitter Under Fire From Activist Investors...

Activist investors filed shareholder resolutions asking Facebook and Twitter to take more responsibility for content on their sites, highlighting how concerns about the power of big tech firms is moving from Washington to Wall Street....

 2018-01-11 17:06 

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Chuck Johnson's Twitter Free Speech Suit Is Probably DOA...

Regardless of the merits of alt-right troll Chuck Johnson's case against Twitter, it raises important questions about the new public square....

 2018-01-11 15:00 

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Moog Music Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM): Price, Specs, Release Date...

Moog Music's new Drummer From Another Mother is an analog synthesizer that makes twisted percussion sounds....

 2018-01-11 14:00 

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At CES, Everyone Is Still Hunting for VR's Killer App...

Reality has caught up with VR. But advancements on display at CES hint at a new, more satisfying chapter ahead in 2018....

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