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Google Enlists Outside Help to Clean Up Android's Malware Mess

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 12:00
The newly formed App Defense Alliance will try to solve a malware problem that has bedeviled the Play Store since inception.
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The Real Meaning Behind Arson Frog

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:37
The absurd meme says a lot about generational divides. OK, boomer?
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Pixel 1, RIP: Google Ends Support After Just Three Years

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:00
The original Google Pixel didn't make the cut for this month's Android security patches. 
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Measurements Are Often Full of Lies—and That's OK

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:00
Does a balance measure mass or weight? This common question reveals a core confusion about lab instruments: It's not always obvious what they measure.
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China's Sprawling Movie Sets Put Hollywood to Shame

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:00
Full-scale replica of the Forbidden City? Check.
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Scammers Are Exploiting a Firefox Bug to Freeze Your Browser

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 09:00
Fraudulent tech-support sites are causing the browser to lock up and display a disturbing message. Force quitting is the only way out.
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The 8 Best Robot Vacuums for Every Home and Budget (2019)

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 08:00
We've tested dozens of robot vacuums. Whether you're up against pet hair, carpet, or hardwood floors, we have a pick for you.
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Amazon Echo Buds Review: Alexa Is Ready for Your Ears

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:00
Amazon's first wirefree earbuds let you take Alexa anywhere.
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If You Want a Robot to Learn Better, Be a Jerk to It

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 07:00
When humans give robots “tough love” by trying to knock objects out of their hands, it actually helps them find the best ways to hold things.
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Uber’s Self-Driving Car Didn’t Know Pedestrians Could Jaywalk

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 21:22
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released hundreds of pages related to the 2016 crash in Tempe, Arizona, that killed Elaine Herzberg.
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TikTok Is Having a Tough Time in Washington

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 19:55
The popular video app gets slammed by lawmakers over everything from children’s privacy to national security, as well as for its ties to Beijing.
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Google's Ultra-Secure Chip, a Facebook Facelift, and More

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 18:11
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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A $60 Million Fine Won't Stop AT&T From Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 17:53
If you were an AT&T “unlimited” customer in 2011, you might be getting a partial refund due to undisclosed data throttling.
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SpaceX and Boeing Still Need a Parachute That Always Works

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 16:46
The two companies are racing to send astronauts into space. But they also need to bring them home safe, with parachutes that won’t fail.
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No, 'Luther,' Cops Can't Get DNA Via Face-Punch

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 15:39
Just because Idris Elba does it doesn't make it legal.
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Why Social Media Companies Frown on 'Gaming the Algorithm'

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 13:45
A new study examines how platforms talk about people who break their rules—sportily, morally, and sometimes hypocritically.
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iRobot Roomba S9+ Review: Robot Vacuuming Nirvana

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 09:00
The super-smart, self-emptying bot-vac just keeps getting better at cleaning and navigating, as well as sucking the money out of your wallet.
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Anti-Deepfake Law in California Is Far Too Feeble

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 09:00
Opinion: While well intentioned, the law has too many loopholes for malicious actors and puts too little responsibility on platforms.
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Google Is Helping Design an Open Source, Ultra-Secure Chip

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 09:00
OpenTitan is a so-called secure enclave based on open source that could shake up hardware security.
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Here’s How to Watch the WIRED25 Summit Live

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 08:00
See WIRED editors live in conversation with Jeff Weiner, Anne Neuberger, Matthew Prince, Dawn Song, Patrick Collison, Traci Des Jardins, Astro Teller, and more.
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