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A Major Privacy Win, a Vault 7 Indictment, and More Security News This Week

A good week for privacy, an alleged leaker indicted, and more security news this week.
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The World Needs More Shows Like 'The Terror'

AMC's new show, which depicts the doomed Franklin expedition to the Arctic, is the right kind of historical fiction.
24 Sun Jun
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'Fortnite' Is Everywhere, But It's Perfect on the Nintendo Switch

The game's magic lies in its self-contained arc—which translates to an almost perfect mobile experience.
24 Sun Jun
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Sony's A7 III Mirrorless Camera Flaunts Its Sensor Smarts

Sony's full-frame sensor is the stuff of a silicon junkie's dreams.
24 Sun Jun
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Do You Dream in Internet? Don’t Freak Out

We know a lot about how smartphones and social media affect our brains, but dreams are more mysterious.
24 Sun Jun
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Best Weekend Tech Deals: Apple Devices, Moto Z3, Robot Vacs, and More

We found some great deals on Moto phones, Apple devices, robot vacs, wireless headphones, and more
24 Sun Jun
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Space Photos of the Week: No, You’re Not Barchan Mad. Those Dunes Are Blue.

Mars, along with parts of Earth, is covered in what are called barchan dunes—features shaped into crescents by wind activity. Crank up the saturation in the photo and they look amazing.
24 Sun Jun
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Indictment of Ex-Fitbit Employees Marks a Bigger Legal Shift

Six current and former Fitbit employees are accused of stealing trade secrets from rival company Jawbone.
24 Sun Jun
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How Tesla Is Building Cars in Its Parking Lot

We dug through the permits Elon Musk's automaker filed for the right to start building Model 3 sedans in a semi-permanent tent outside its Fremont factory.
23 Sat Jun
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Apple Will Fix Your Messed Up MacBook Pro Keyboard for Free

The squeaky butterfly switch gets the grease.
23 Sat Jun
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Family DNA Testing at the Border Would Be an Ethical Quagmire

New offers from consumer genetic testing companies raise more questions than they answer.
23 Sat Jun
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Our Vertical-Video Future

With a new long-form video app called IGTV, Instagram is giving us a glimpse of our vertical-video future.
23 Sat Jun
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Bill Could Give Californians Unprecedented Control Over Data

Lawmakers in California have introduced a sweeping privacy bill that could reign in the power of their Silicon Valley neighbors.
23 Sat Jun
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Another Failed Silicon Valley Exec Gets a Crypto Project

After mismanaging digital-payments company Clinkle, Lucas Duplan has resurfaced with a venture fund of his own.
23 Sat Jun
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Carpenter v. United States Decision Strengthens Digital Privacy

Thanks to Carpenter v. United States, the government will now generally need a warrant to obtain your cell site location information.
23 Sat Jun
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The Mystics Seeking Eternal Life Through Liquid Nitrogen

Photographer Giuseppe Nucci documents cosmists, transhumanists, and cryonicists in Russia.
23 Sat Jun
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A Plea for AI That Serves Humanity Instead of Replacing It

A new group formed by MIT's Media Lab and IEEE thinks artificial intelligence should complement human endeavors, not just serve the corporate bottom line
23 Sat Jun
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Pain Is Weird. Making Bionic Arms Feel Pain Is Even Weirder

Researchers get a robotic prosthesis to feel pain. But is that something amputees would even want?
23 Sat Jun
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Hayley Kiyoko, Troye Sivan, and the New Age of Queer Pop

The next generation of LGBTQ pop artists knows what it stands for. And when you’re producing songs people have been waiting a long time to hear, word spreads fast.
23 Sat Jun
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6 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers (2018)

Learn how to make fantastic cold brew with our picks for the best cold brew coffee makers, best cold brew coffee grounds, and our advice.
23 Sat Jun
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It's Business Time for Rocket Lab, Launcher of Small Satellites

The question now is: Can it loft its rockets inside the newly opened launch window, or will it stay on the launch pad for ever and ever and ever?
23 Sat Jun
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Twitter Users Are Analytical in the Morning, Angsty at Night

What an analysis of 800 million tweets and 7 billion words published to Twitter between 2010 and 2014, across the 54 largest cities in the UK, reveals (and doesn't) about the British state of mind.
23 Sat Jun
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China Escalates Hacks Against the US as Trade Tensions Rise

A hacking truce between China and the US doesn't address government espionage operations, a workaround both countries exploit.
23 Sat Jun
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VW's Electrifying Bid to Dominate the Pikes Peak Race

To conquer the Race to the Clouds, Volkswagen ditched the engine for a pair of batteries and a clever new charging setup.
23 Sat Jun
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Massachusetts Welcomes Self-Driving Cars—With a Couple Caveats

The state's DOT and cities in the Boston area are pioneering a new regulatory regime to encourage testing of this new tech, without letting developers do whatever they like.
22 Fri Jun
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YouTube Will Let Creators Sell Subscriptions, Merchandise, and More

The Alphabet-owned video giant is now offering creators merchandise deals, a $4.99 subscription service for fans, and more ways to monetize.
22 Fri Jun
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Why the Supreme Court Sales Tax Ruling May Benefit Amazon

States can now require all online retailers to collect sales tax, even if the company does not have a physical presence in the state.
22 Fri Jun
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Batman Is Only Kinda Good at Crime Scene Investigation

Bruce Wayne’s gumshoe techniques are alright, but how does he stack up against 'True Detective'?
22 Fri Jun
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Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: Don’t Trade the Remote for Alexa Just Yet

Amazon’s promise for the future of TV doesn't quite come through in the Cube.
22 Fri Jun
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The Problem With the ‘Rainbow-Washing’ of LGBTQ+ Pride

Corporations might genuinely support the LGBTQ+ community with Pride-related promotions, but is there a line between allyship and marketing that shouldn’t be crossed?
22 Fri Jun
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NASA’s New Plan: Do More Science With Small Satellites

A new NASA program aims to turn the gaze of small, traditionally Earth-monitoring satellites outward toward the cosmos.
22 Fri Jun
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18 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories (2018): Controllers, Cases, Screen Protectors, Battery

Have a Nintendo Switch? You really should get some of these accoutrements.
22 Fri Jun
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Inside the Science of Apeel, the Clever Coating That Saves Your Avocados

A coating doubles the ripeness window of avocados. How? By supercharging the defenses that evolution crafted on its own.
22 Fri Jun
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#ChurchToo and Mike Pence’s Crisis of Faith

The vice president has been Trump's ambassador to the Christian right, but scandals within the church and a growing resistance to the administration's policies could change all that.
22 Fri Jun
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The Mission to Build the Ultimate Burger Bot

Alex Vardakostas has been on a decade-long quest to build a robot that can prepare the perfect cheeseburger. It could also put his family out of work.
22 Fri Jun
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How ‘Self-Limiting’ Mosquitos Can Help Eradicate Malaria

With help from the Gates Foundation, Oxitec aims to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in the Western Hemisphere by 2020.
22 Fri Jun
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Big Tech Isn’t the Problem With Homelessness. It’s All of Us

Amid all the digital wealth, the big cities of the West are racked with the destitute. We know how to solve this problem, so what’s stopping us?
22 Fri Jun
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Colorado Joins California in the Fight for Cleaner Cars

While the EPA moves to roll back vehicle emissions standards, Colorado's using a legal loophole to follow California's much stricter rules.
22 Fri Jun
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California Net Neutrality Bill Was 'Hijacked,' Lawmaker Says

Backers of a bill that would have created the nation's strongest net neutrality protections criticize changes to the proposal.
21 Thu Jun
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How a Child Moves Through a Broken Immigration System

Trump's new executive order ends family separation, but detainee advocates say there is no clear process for reuniting those who have already been torn apart.
21 Thu Jun
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With IGTV, Instagram Takes Aim at YouTube

The new app for long-form video will exist within Instagram’s existing app, which now has more than 1 billion monthly active users.
21 Thu Jun
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AMC's Latest Move Proves MoviePass Changed Moviegoing for Good

Now that even AMC has gotten in on the subscription game, there's no going back.
21 Thu Jun
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China Won’t Solve the World’s Plastics Problem Any More

China stopped taking in most of the world’s recycling. Where does it go now?
21 Thu Jun
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Europe’s Proposed Copyright Law Could Screw Up the Internet

Critics say a proposal in the European Parliament would lead to legal content being blocked, even outside the EU.
21 Thu Jun
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Trump Stokes Outrage in Silicon Valley—But It's Selective

Government contracts have sparked protests among tech employees, but a larger reflection on the role of technology is needed in Silicon Valley.
21 Thu Jun
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You Can Now Live Out 'Westworld' With Your Amazon Echo

Nope, that's not scary at all.
21 Thu Jun
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Moonlit Photographs of Detroit's Resilience

These mom-and-pop stores have persisted even as the Motor City has declined.
21 Thu Jun
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Sennheiser CX Sport Review: Can’t Shake ’Em

Senny’s latest buds lack bass but stay put during the most strenuous workouts.
21 Thu Jun
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Why Lyft Is Trying to Become the Next Subscription Business

After months of testing its fledgling membership program, Lyft is betting that the model that built loyal followings for Netflix and Spotify can also work for transit
21 Thu Jun
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Autonomous Vehicles Might Drive Cities to Financial Ruin

American cities rely on car-related fees to fund public transit. But driverless cars might not need to park or fill up on gas—causing the system to collapse.
21 Thu Jun
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