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The Project Veritas Twitter Videos Show the Conservative Backlash Against Moderation

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:16:24 +0000

James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has targeted Twitter, after the social media giant took steps to curb abuse on its platform.

Now On Nintendo Switch, 'Furi' Embraces The Power of a Good Boss Fight

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

The devious rhythmic combat game is a grueling meditation on what a boss fight is worth.

The Astrophysicist Who Wants to Help Solve Baltimore's Urban Blight

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Vacant buildings are more than just an economic threat. They're also a public safety concern. And it turns out they have their own sort of gravitational pull.

Ex-Uber Engineer Accused of Spying on Tesla, Stealing Trade Secrets

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000

A lawsuit from a former nanny brings new allegations against Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the heart of the Uber/Waymo dispute.

Job Alert: How Would You Like to Babysit Robots?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000

For all their advances, robots still struggle with the human world. They get stuck. They get assaulted. But not to worry: Help is just a call center away.

Yondr Wants to Neutralize Your Phone—and Un-change the World

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000

The San Francisco startup helps restricts smartphone use in places where the people in charge don’t want it. But in allowing this, we may be compromising something about ourselves.

Meet Antifa's Secret Weapon Against Far-Right Extremists

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Megan Squire doesn’t consider herself to be antifa and pushes digital activism instead, passing along information to those who might put it to real-world use—who might weaponize it.

Why Cloudflare Let an Extremist Stronghold Burn

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000

The story of how an internet infrastructure company get locked into a free-speech dispute starts in the cubicles of SoMa and the brothels of Istanbul.

Free Speech, Tech Turmoil, and the New Censorship

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Special Issue: How technology is upending everything we thought we knew about public discourse.

Change My View: Why Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse Is on Reddit

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000

What’s astounding about Kal Turnbull's brainchild is that no single radioactive topic—not Trump, Brexit, sex, guns—has overrun the subreddit.

6 Tales of Censorship in the Golden Age of Free Speech

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Blocked by Trump, fired by Google, suspended by Facebook. The social internet gives everyone a voice, it also has countless ways of punishing us for speaking.

It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 +0000

At a time when anyone can broadcast live or post their thoughts to a social network, we should be living in a utopia of public discourse. We're not.

Will Your Baby Like Cilantro? These Genetic Tests Say They Can Tell

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:01:59 +0000

A growing set of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies like BabyGlimpse are aimed at new, expecting, and aspiring parents. But beware their claims.

6 GoPro Tips For Skiing and Snowboarding Shots

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Get great results from your GoPro or other action cam as you capture your snowy heroics ... and your legendary bails.

Britain's Next Megaproject: A Coast-to-Coast Forest

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

50 million new trees will repopulate one of the least wooded parts of the country—and offer a natural escape from several cities in the north.

Kylo's Shirtless Look Is a Problem for Star Wars Cosplayers

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

High-waisted tights are much harder to find than you might think.

A Child Abuse Prediction Model Fails Poor Families

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Why Pittsburgh’s predictive analytics misdiagnoses child maltreatment and prescribes the wrong solutions

Don’t Blame Social Media for the "Oprah For President" Talk—Blame Everyone.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Mass disdain for the political system makes it easy for anyone with a social network to launch themselves into politics.

Texas Instruments' New Headlights Dazzle With a Million Pixels

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Too bad federal regulations won't allow the cool tech on American roads.

How Dirt Could Save Us From Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000

One chemist thinks he’s found a way for us to outrun the lethal juggernaut of antibiotic resistance.

How Gore-Tex Went From Accident to Outdoor Essential

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Gore-Tex, the waterproof material in your favorite jacket—and boots and ski pants—was born by accident.

Trump's 'Shithole Countries' Comment Tops This Week's Internet News

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

There was no way social media was going to let the president’s comments go uncommented upon.

The 'Doublespeak' of Responsible Encryption

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000

It's a new name for an old argument: that public agencies fighting crime and terrorism must have access to our private communications—for our own good.

Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000

For decades, physicists have struggled to create a quantum theory of gravity. Now an approach that dates to the 1970s is attracting newfound attention.

Boeing's Skunk Works Cargo Drone Is a Heavy Lifter

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Eventually, it should be able to fly as far as 20 miles, carrying 500 pounds )or 400 large Domino's pizzas.

How the False Hawaii Missile Warning Could Have Happened

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 23:14:23 +0000

And where was the federal government?

Crescent Moon's Innovative Snowshoe Is Built Like a Flip-Flop

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

These all-foam snowshoes from Crescent Moon might look low-tech, but the combination of cleats and tire-like treads provide ample traction.

Meltdown, Spectre, Malicious Apps, and More of This Week's Security News

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Meltdown, Spectre, malicious Android apps, and more of the week's top security news.

Space Photos of the Week: Home Is Where the Supermassive Black Hole Is

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000

At the heart of our own Milky Way galaxy is a big, black hole—and NASA just snapped a photo of it.

Facebook's Adam Mosseri on Why You'll See Less Video, More From Friends

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Facebook's vice president for newsfeed explains the thinking behind recent changes in the algorithm that determines what 2 billion people see on the social network.