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04/25/2018   CNET News
It's pretty hard to imagine your body as a collection of cells. Even harder to imagine those cells moving. Now you don't have to!
04/25/2018   CNET News
She won four gold medals at the 1948 Olympics, the best performance of any athlete at that year's Games.
04/25/2018   CNET News
A study of 2.7 billion tweets found that echo chambers do exist on Twitter, and you're more likely to be retweeted if you pick a side!
04/25/2018   CNET News
Despite reporting record profits, Samsung says it's seeing the effects of a "sluggish" smartphone market. Which could mean more promotions for the Galaxy S9.
04/25/2018   CNET News
Google, LinkedIn, AirBNB and Microsoft join Facebook at a conference on abuse of online services in explaining how they use algorithms to fight fraud.
04/25/2018   CNET News
The government is using surveillance cameras, facial recognition and smart glasses to score people on social behavior, which can lead to punishment.
04/25/2018   CNET News
Commentary: Paul Marcarelli, best known as Verizon's "Can You Hear Me Now?" pitchman, says American companies make employees feel dispensable.
04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
Facebook's growth accelerated, despite concerns about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the #deletefacebook movement, and potential advertiser defections.
04/25/2018   CNET News
West makes his bromance with the president official on Twitter -- and even manages to rope in Silicon Valley. But is he really losing Twitter followers?
04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
After the ultra-funky i3 and i8, the German automaker is bringing its batteries into the mainstream.
04/25/2018   CNET News
Lightroom profiles offer new color editing and styling options, and now you can create your own profiles for the photo editing and cataloging software.
04/25/2018   CNET News
Ten years ago, the first Iron Man film opened with an un-ironic MySpace reference. Oh, how times have changed.
04/25/2018   CNET News
The maker of wireless speakers could have a market value of $3 billion after going public, The Wall Street Journal reports.
04/25/2018   CNET News
Mark Zuckerberg’s social network is going through the biggest crisis of its existence. But it’s still making gobs of money.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
Based on the current X3 crossover, it uses BMW's 5th-gen electric powertrain.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
The risk this time is lower, but the threat is still real.
04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
Benefits of robots: 1. They never get tired. 2. They can lift very heavy things. 3. They can walk through (controlled) conflagrations at the University of Michigan.
04/25/2018   CNET News
The company is committed to increasing profit margins by focusing on more popular trucks and SUVs going forward.
04/25/2018   CNET News
The company sees a reversal of losses from a year ago, with a strong number of new prepaid customers. And its DirecTV Now service is gaining momentum. Earnings, however, missed expectations.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
New letter: "Does the President use encryption when he makes phone calls…?"
04/25/2018   CNET News
The social network takes its first steps to send video using a new technology that can cut your data use, improve quality, and deliver videos faster.
04/25/2018   CNET News
A company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, makes artisan wood cases that aren't cheap. But they are unique.
04/25/2018   CNET News
After a controversy over disturbing clips on the child-focused app, Google-owned YouTube says it's rolling out new safety options.
04/25/2018   CNET News
The first vehicle from the new brand is an electric crossover that appears to be based on the HR-V.
04/25/2018   CNET News
Kanye West’s return to Twitter after nearly a year away has taken a very unexpected turn.
04/25/2018   CNET News
Winds of Winter won't be out this year, but a massive Targaryen history will hit bookstores before the end of 2018.
04/25/2018   Extreme Tech

The big day is May 16th, and there's an event happening in London that's open to fans. It won't be easy to get into, though.

The post The OnePlus 6 Will Be Unveiled on May 16 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
The $1,000 device is the first to reach VESA's top-end DisplayHDR 1000 spec.
04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
Facebook's vice president of ads described a simple picture of how advertising works on the platform. The reality is far more complicated.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
Bigger variability in annual rainfall, snowfall in store for the Golden State.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
New service lets you deploy containers without having to worry about machines they run on.
04/25/2018   Wired Gear
The newest Google app is a simple and easy to-do list named Tasks.
04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
The newest Google app is a simple and easy to-do list named Tasks.
04/25/2018   Extreme Tech

The new Avalon is bigger, quieter, smoother, and sportier. The hybrid costs just $1,000 more. And Toyota finally warms to Apple CarPlay, but not Android Auto.

The post 2019 Toyota Avalon Review: Breathing Life Into the Sedan Segment appeared first on ExtremeTech.

04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
Startups building artificial intelligence software don't have millions of images like Google, Apple, or Facebook; so they fabricate images to train the algorithms.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
Lawyers arrive after Halo Online "ElDewrito" patch explodes—but no C&D yet.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
"The best way to get a chip security audited is to put it in a game console"
04/25/2018   Extreme Tech

The new design is rolling out now, and you can give it a shot in a few clicks.

The post Google Rolls Out Redesigned Gmail appeared first on ExtremeTech.

04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
After months of device rumors swirling, we still don't know exactly what it is.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
An all-new design, side-panel apps, and snoozing come to Gmail.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
Yahoo, facing data breach lawsuits, starts enforcing mandatory arbitration.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
FIFA, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: GO could face fines and prison penalties.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
It'll help us understand what corals need and could enable genetic intervention.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
Cops refused to be intimidated by an official from the NY/NJ Port Authority.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
The races will be short, but with identical cars it should be fierce.
04/25/2018   Extreme Tech

There's an alternate explanation for the huge void inside the Great Pyramid -- and while it's a bit more prosaic than a secret chamber of riches that hasn't seen the sun in thousands of years, it's no less important.

The post The Giant Void in the Great Pyramid May Be a Vital Construction Clue, Not a New Chamber appeared first on ExtremeTech.

04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
After 11-day trial, Madsen convicted of murder, sexual assault, desecrating a corpse.
04/25/2018   Extreme Tech
Alien aurorae on Uranus

Should astronauts ever make a trip to Uranus, they'll want to hold their breath. Scientists have confirmed that Uranus smells really bad. That's not a joke -- well it is, but it's also a true fact about the seventh planet in our solar system.

The post Scientists Confirm Uranus Smells Terrible appeared first on ExtremeTech.

04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
New parental controls and FreeTime Unlimited subscription coming soon, too.
04/25/2018   Extreme Tech
Artist's impression of the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri

There are an estimated 100 billion planets in the Milky Way, at least, but which of them are most likely to support life? We've rounded up the top candidates.

The post The Exoplanets Most Likely to Harbor Life appeared first on ExtremeTech.

04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
Snapchat isn't just introducing games. It's building the next computing platform, one piece at a time.
04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
Bright dots that look like snow are in fact stars.
04/25/2018   Extreme Tech
Atari Book 8-Bit

A week and a half ago, I found out that my first book had been plagiarized by someone and was being sold on Amazon. Here's what's happened since.

The post Update On My Stolen Book (and Job) on Amazon appeared first on ExtremeTech.

04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
The new PlayStation 4 sequel is conflicted, both reveling in its star's violence and trying to distance itself from it.
04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
Researchers didn't have to hack Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to use it for eavesdropping. They just took advantage of the system in place.
04/25/2018   Extreme Tech
Ryzen2-Feature

AMD is again offering boot kits to anyone who needs to update a motherboard to support a second-generation Ryzen CPU.

The post AMD Again Offers UEFI Update Boot Kits for Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
The writers are moving beyond Margaret Atwood's book—and into familiar territory for news junkies.
04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
Researchers found—and helped fix—a flaw in Vingcard RFID locks that would let hackers break into any room in hotels around the world.
04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
Is this normal physics, some type of optical illusion, or just plain magic?
04/25/2018   Extreme Tech
Dormio

Hypnagogia has a reputation for promoting creativity and freedom of thought, so researchers from MIT have been investigating techniques to prolong this state.

The post New MIT ‘Dormio’ Device Controls Your Dreams to Boost Creativity appeared first on ExtremeTech.

04/25/2018   ArsTechnica News
A stable cryptocurrency would be groundbreaking—could this one work?
04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
Storm chaser Jason Weingart has mastered the art.
04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
Ray Ozzie thinks his Clear method for unlocking encrypted devices can attain the impossible: It satisfies both law enforcement and privacy purists.
04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
When one of the first online science journals went under, its papers all disappeared. Enter: Portico, the Wayback Machine for scholarly publications.
04/25/2018   Wired Top Stories
Google is adding new features to Gmail, including a Snooze button and, soon, the ability for messages to self-destruct.
04/24/2018   ArsTechnica News
New updates for iPhones, iPads, and Macs address bugs and vulnerabilities.
04/24/2018   Wired Top Stories
It's also introducing double-decker buses and all-door boarding.
04/24/2018   Extreme Tech
deep field

Astronomers have long known that the shape of a galaxy can tell us about its past, but for the first time scientists have confirmed another important aspect of galactic shape. It can also tell us how old a galaxy is.

The post The Shape of a Galaxy May Be Affected by Its Age appeared first on ExtremeTech.

04/24/2018   Wired Top Stories
Spotify, under attack from bigger rivals Apple, Google, and Amazon, adds features to its free service.
04/24/2018   Wired Top Stories
Marvel fans have had Thanos thirst for years. These comics reveal why.
04/24/2018   Wired Gear
Scrub down those keys, wipe the fingerprints off your screen, and delete all the files that have been clogging your tubes.
04/24/2018   Wired Top Stories
Scrub down those keys, wipe the fingerprints off your screen, and delete all the files that have been clogging your tubes.
04/24/2018   Wired Gear
The news aggregator is focusing on human curation at a time when people distrust the news.
04/24/2018   Wired Gear
Wonder what the absolute best Android phone is right now? Look no further.
04/24/2018   Wired Gear
Add Alexa to your home, or accessorize your GoPro Hero camera on the cheap this week.
04/22/2018   Wired Gear
Seven products that'll let you sip, munch, wrap, and lunch without producing waste.
04/21/2018   Wired Gear
Whether you're a black or a white hat, this is all stuff you'll want.
04/20/2018   Wired Gear
The new Blueprints tool makes it easy for anyone to build custom skills for Alexa.
04/20/2018   Wired Gear
This week, we discuss our personal relationships with our most beloved gadgets.
04/20/2018   Wired Gear
One of the best flagship phones of 2017 just got a massive price cut.
04/19/2018   Wired Gear
With the Moto G6 and E5, the king of budget phones has no plans to abdicate its throne in 2018.
04/19/2018   Wired Gear
A new web browser standard may spell the end of passwords, but all the big websites will have to play along first.
04/18/2018   Wired Gear
These simple, battery-free devices provide an easy way to securely verify that it's really you who's trying to access your online accounts.
04/18/2018   Wired Gear
These are the best deals we found this week.
04/18/2018   Wired Gear
Terms of Service; Didn't Read summarizes the terms you've blindly agreed to, and offers discussion around what they mean.
04/17/2018   Wired Gear
The young chef explains his wood-fire cooking technique ahead of the opening of his new Chicago restaurant, Pacific Standard Time.
04/17/2018   Wired Gear
A few ways to help keep the footage of your kids away from mean old hackers.
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