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How Social Media Endangers Knowledge
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.
Congress's New Bill Can't Eliminate Russian Influence Online
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
The Honest Ads Act increases transparency in online political ads. That's important. But it won't stop bad actors from exploiting open platforms.
Stranger Things Season 2: Q&A With Creators Matt and Ross Duffer
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
The writer-directors—and twin brothers—sit down to talk about the second season of their hit Netflix series.
Netflix’s 'The Punisher' Is Coming Sooner Than You Think
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Netflix's new trailer finally reveals when Marvel antihero Frank Castle will be crashing into your living room.
Weevil Sex and 19 Other 'Ew'-Inducing Microscope Photos
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Nature is much spookier when you see it up close—especially when it includes bug sex.
Tech Tree Board Games Buying Guide: Mega Civilization, Innovation, Leaving Earth, Pandemic, Power Grid, Netrunner
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
A look at some of the best tech-centric board games and card games that use tech tree decision-making.
To Survive the Streets, Self-Driving Cars Must Learn to Think Like Humans
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Cracking the "freezing robot" problem requires machine learning and a human-like understanding of how the world works.
How Scientists Predict If a Spacecraft Will Fall and Kill You
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Welcome to the supremely fascinating world of object reentry risk analysis.
FCC Shouldn't Give Up on Reforming Inmate Phone Services
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Opinion: Phone calls from prison cost far too much. The FCC should intervene to help this broken market.
Could San Francisco Get the Oil Industry to Pay for Climate Change?
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
The city has to shore up its seawalls and modify its sewer systems to fight back rising tides. And it's suing Big Petroleum over the bill.
This Robot Tractor Is Ready to Disrupt Construction
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Autonomous construction equipment has one big advantage over self-driving cars: They move around a relatively static, structured environment.
Alphabet, Google, and Sidewalk Labs Start Their City-Building Venture in Toronto
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs announces a plan to remake the Toronto waterfront in its data-soaked image.
Tony Fadell, Co-inventor of the iPod, Gets Back at Silicon Valley—From Paris
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Tony Fadell co-created the iPod and Nest, then lost control of them. His latest project could be his most ambitious yet.
Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast: Specs, Price, Release Date
October 19th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Ultimate Ears adds Alexa and a fresh redesign to its popular Boom speaker.
5 Deals on Desktops, Laptops and More to Upgrade Your Home and Commute
October 18th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Need a more powerful router or faster laptop? These 5 tech deals can help
AI Experts Want to End 'Black Box' Algorithms in Government
October 18th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Researchers at AI Now say algorithms increasingly used by government can be opaque and discriminatory.
Review: Amazon Fire 7 (2017)
October 18th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Amazon's most affordable device begs the question: when is a cheap tablet too cheap?
This More Powerful Version of AlphaGo Learns On Its Own
October 18th, 2017, 07:28 PM
DeepMind unveils a new, more powerful version of AlphaGo that learns without studying human play.
What It's Like to Rappel 1,000 Feet Down Into a Volcano
October 18th, 2017, 07:28 PM
Photographer Ulla Lohmann has taken plenty of naps inside the Benbow crater of Vanuatu.
Breville Precision Brewer Thermal Review: Excellent Control for Dialing in Your Ideal Drip
October 18th, 2017, 07:28 PM
The $300 drip machine from Breville offers many ways to tinker with the variables that go into brewing your morning cup.