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Accused of Liberal Bias, Facebook Allows Ads With ... Tubes

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 07:00
Facebook will now allow ads depicting “medical tubes connected to the human body,” in response to complaints from anti-abortion groups.
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Firefox and Chrome Fight Back Against Kazakhstan's Spying

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 06:00
The Central Asian country’s government has repeatedly threatened to monitor its citizens’ internet activities. Google and Mozilla aren’t having it.
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Facebook’s New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:56
"Off-Facebook Activity" will give users more control over their data, but Facebook needs up to 48 hours to aggregate your information into a format it can share with advertisers.
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The Dangers of Vaping, a Texas Ransomware Attack, and More News

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:26
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Disney+ Brandishes Its Weapon: An Infinity Gauntlet of Brands

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:18
While everyone else was yelling about chicken sandwiches, Disney assembled its forces to fire the first shot in the Streaming Wars.
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A Huge Ransomware Attack Messes With Texas

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:00
A coordinated strike against 23 local governments is called the largest such hack from a single source.
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Vaping May Harm Your Blood Flow—Even Without Nicotine

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:00
Inhaling e-cigarette vapor alone had an immediate, negative impact on the vascular systems of first-time vapers.
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Think Video on Your Phone Is Slow? It’s Not Your Imagination

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:44
A study by Northeastern University researchers found that major wireless carriers sometimes limit video to DVD-quality, even on some “unlimited” plans.
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Mass Shootings May Be Contagious. Can We Contain Them?

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:00
Mounting evidence suggests mass shootings could spread like a virus, and the media is a vector. Changing how news outlets report on these tragedies could help.
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The Lightning YubiKey Is Here to Kill Passwords on Your iPhone

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:00
First promised back in January, the first YubiKey for iOS will help cut down on painful password clutter starting... now.
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The Cosmic, Psychedelic, Glow-in-the-Dark Art of Alex Aliume

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:00
The 25-year-old painter says his works are a message from the cosmos that we need to get our act together.
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WIRED Book of the Month: *The Memory Police* by Yoko Ogawa

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:00
Published 25 years ago in Japan, Yoko Ogawa's spare, affecting novel was just released in English—and speaks uncannily to the age of the internet.
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The Sega Genesis Mini Offers a Touch of 16-Bit Nostalgia

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:00
The new retro console is a thrilling opportunity to experience Sega's fascinating, eclectic library of games.
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Top 3 Computers for Introducing Your Kids to Comp Sci

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
With these clever kits, elementary schoolers can get in-depth, hands-on experience with the tech they'll someday use to "make the world a better place."
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Building Virtual Worlds Is a New Form of Self-Expression

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
As the tools for producing 3D virtual worlds go mainstream, more and more people are using them as an outlet for creativity and communication.
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Altruism Still Fuels the Web. Businesses Love to Exploit It

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
How open source projects reveal technology's free rider problem.
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VR Could Be the Most Powerful Teaching Tool Since the PC

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
With new self-contained headsets on the market like the Oculus Rift S, it's easier than ever to integrate them into a classroom environment.
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NASA's Next Martian Rover Is Almost Ready to Rock

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
The all-terrain bot will use its 7-foot-long, turret-tipped arm to drill core samples from the red planet's surface, searching for signs of life.
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The Elusive Price—and Prize—of Fame on the Internet

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
Ultimately the famous things is the record itself, not the specters that pass through it.
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Google Lens, Augmented Reality, and the Future of Learning

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
Why take a boring selfie in front of the Mona Lisa when you can use AR to dive deep into it?
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