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Upstart Crossword Puzzle Builders Get Their Point Across (and Down)

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 06:00
A new wave of crossword creators started to notice something: The old guard didn't have a clue. Now this band of enthusiasts is thinking outside the boxes.
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How Fans Are Remaking Entertainment in Their Own Image

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 06:00
The nerds are now in charge. They're now the creators of culture—the participants, the coauthors, the influencers, the storytellers.
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The Poem on the Statue of Liberty Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 09:00
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, thinks the poem on the Statue of Liberty could use a rewrite. Yes, really.
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Form Swim Goggles Review: Fitness Tracking at the Pool

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 08:00
Form is moving the swim watch from your wrist to your face. Our review of its fitness-tracking augmented reality goggles.
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A Brief History of Vanity License Plates Gone Wrong

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 07:00
The stories might sound unbelievable, but they’re all real—and a cautionary tale for anyone who wants to get clever at the DMV.
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Robot Coffee Tastes Great, But at What Cost? (About $5)

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 07:00
Coffee Haus makes coffee drinks 100 times an hour in its robotic kiosks. No humans required.
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A Major Proof Shows How to Approximate Numbers Like Pi

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 07:00
The ancient Greeks wondered when irrational numbers, like pi, can be represented with fractions. Two mathematicians now have a complete answer.
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Amazon Says It Can Detect Fear on Your Face. You Scared?

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 07:00
The company updates its Rekognition suite with an algorithm that can tell if you’re afraid. Researchers say such emotion detectors don’t work very well.
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Space Photos of the Week: Sun Spotting

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:00
NASA’s Parker probe is headed to the center of the solar system to figure out what drives the solar wind.
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When Tech Moguls Act Like Galactic Overlords

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 09:00
In Max Gladstone's new novel *Empress of Forever*, technology controls everyone.
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Facebook's Voice Transcripts Were More Invasive Than Amazon's

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 09:00
The Capital One hacker, a Bluetooth vulnerability, and more of the week's top security news.
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VW's ID Buggy Is an Electric Dune Dominator

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 08:00
The concept car remixed the past to show where a very fun future of driving could be headed.
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Best Gaming Mouse for 2019 (WIRED Tested, Wireless, Cheap)

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 08:00
Whether you're into esports or casual fragging, these are the best corded and wireless gaming mice we've tested.
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Back-to-School Sales for 2019: Best Tech Deals We Could Find

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 07:00
We combed through this weekend's back-to-school deals for bargains on great tech and dorm room essentials.
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A Heroic Plane Landing, Instagram's New Fact Checkers, and More News

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:57
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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The Serious Money Is Warming to Bitcoin

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:40
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is buying the "custody" business of rival Xapo, in a bid to attract big investors such as hedge funds and mutual funds.
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What Does Amazon's 'Top Brand' Badge Actually Mean?

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 16:11
Amazon is experimenting with yet another mysterious badge to help shoppers sort through the millions of choices its marketplace offers.
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How to Land a Busted Airliner in a Russian Cornfield

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 14:32
A Ural Airlines plane executed an emergency landing after a bird strike, summoning memories of 2009's "Miracle on the Hudson."
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Disney Is Finally Taking On Account Sharers

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 14:00
With help from the cable industry, Disney is trying to stop account sharing on Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.
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Apple Puts the AR in 'Art' (and in 'Transparent Sky-Being')

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:14
The company’s newly launched augmented-reality walks may only be available in five cities, but [AR]T Walk creates wildly ambitious deployments of public art.
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