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Jack Dorsey Is Reportedly Meeting With President Trump
The Twitter CEO said in an internal email obtained by WIRED that it's "important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas."
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Tristan Harris: Tech Is ‘Downgrading Humans.’ It’s Time to Fight Back
The creator of the “time well spent” movement disappeared for a year, but now he’s come back with a new phrase and a plan to stop technology from from destroying free will, creating social anomie, and wrecking democracy.
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Don't Praise the Sri Lankan Government for Blocking Facebook
Social media can provide vital information in a crisis, and there's evidence blocking it does more harm than good.
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From Sketch Comedy to BDSM, Netflix Burrows Into Every Niche It Can Find
The company is no longer in the business of Prestige TV—at least, not single-mindedly. What happens when a platform becomes an industry?
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The Physics of a Bolt Smashing a Watermelon (or Your Brain)
It's easier to follow rules when you know why they exist. In this case, you can calculate the force of an object hitting a melon to see why hard hats matter.
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Women's Homicidal Rage Is All Over TV—and It's Funny
'Killing Eve' and 'Santa Clarita Diet' aren't the first to center female criminals, but their tone and confidence are a post-#MeToo internet-y revelation.
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Census Citizenship Question Riles Tech and Privacy Groups
The Trump administration wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Tech companies and privacy advocates think that’s a bad idea.
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Inside the Quietly Lucrative Business of Donating Human Eggs
Across the US, women are being paid to donate their eggs to aspiring parents. The business is well-paid, under-regulated, and little-studied.
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A 'Blockchain Bandit' Is Guessing Private Keys and Scoring Millions
The larger lesson of an ongoing Ethereum crime spree: Be careful with who's generating your cryptocurrency keys.
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Google Strikes at Strikers, Samsung Holds the Fold, and More News
Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less.
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Samsung Delays the Release of Its Galaxy Fold Smartphone
The smartphone giant has delayed the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold after early review units of the folding smartphone began malfunctioning.
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14 Mueller Report Takeaways You Might Have Missed
When you dig into the Mueller report, a lot of important details start to jump out.
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'Game of Thrones' Recap, Season 8 Episode 2: That's What Death Is
Everyone in the Seven Kingdoms is about to make history, for as long as that still exists.
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Google Walkout Organizers Say They're Facing Retaliation
Two Google employees who helped organize a November walkout of thousands of employees say they've either been demoted, or been told to drop concerns about ethics.
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Mueller Makes It Clear: Trump Was Worse Than a 'Useful Idiot'
The Mueller report exposes the extent to which not just Russia but Donald Trump's own associates grifted the president.
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'Game of Thrones' Leaks Online
Also, this weekend's box office totals are bleak.
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'Heaven's Vault' Is a Rare Videogame About the Art of Translation
The decoding at the core of Inkle Studios' latest is an elegant, simple system, one wrapped in a truly beautiful game.
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The Robots Want to Steal (the Boring Parts of) Your Job
MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson on why the Westworld dystopia is (hopefully) far off and why you should never use a telepresence robot to tell someone they’re dying.
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11 Best Upcycled and Recycled Products (2019)
You want shoes, eh? How about shoes made from recycled plastic?
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John Legend Is Your New Google Assistant—Listen for Yourself
If you instruct Google Assistant to “talk like a Legend,” it will speak in a simulacrum of the smooth sound of Grammy-winning crooner John Legend.
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LA’s Plan to Reboot Its Bus System—Using Cell Phone Data
Ridership on the city's bus system is plummeting, so the transit agency is redesigning it—with the help of location data from about 5 million cell phones.
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Waze Wants to Help All of Us Win at Carpooling
The world's premier traffic-busting app has a plan for when traffic never ever gets better: get us all to share commutes, and become ... friends?
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EV Upstart Rivian Is Helping to Drive a New Auto Tech Boom
A explosion of new technologies has companies flooding the auto industry en masse—again.
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Kitty Hawk, Flying Cars, and the Challenges of ‘Going 3D’
At a startup run by autonomous vehicle mastermind Sebastian Thrun, the dream of flying cars is starting to become reality. But expect flight delays.
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Breaking My Phone Addiction—Via My Phone
Welcome to Internet and Technology Addicts Anonymous.
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Are We There Yet? A Reality Check on Self-Driving Cars
Fully autonomous cars may never arrive. But we'll all benefit from self-driving tech while we wait.
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Nissan's EV Hints at World Where Can Auto Designers Go Wild
A back seat that transforms into a throne, front seats that swivel to face one another—Nissan's IMs concept shows what designers do when tech liberates them.
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My Search for a Boyhood Friend Led to a Dark Discovery
A surfeit of ugly knowledge is a feature of our age. But when information is everywhere, some things are better left buried.
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