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Updated 2019-05-24 00:19
The Danger in Assange’s Charges, a Memory Experiment, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
The Julian Assange Espionage Act Charges Target Press Freedom
By invoking the Espionage Act against Julian Assange, the Justice Department will effectively put national security journalism on trial.
More Data on Content Moderation Won't Silence Facebook’s Critics
Facebook’s latest report lays out the sheer scale of its battle against fake accounts, spam, and other abuses.
Self-Driving Startup Aurora Buys Speed-Sensing Lidar Company
Aurora is buying Blackmore, whose “Doppler lidar” system can determine how far away an object it, and its speed.
'Terminator: Dark Fate' Trailer: Linda Hamilton Has a Big Gun
Also, Arnold Schwarzenegger is, uh, back.
Scientists Find a Volume Knob for Emotional Memories
Using mice whose neurons had been engineered to respond to light, researchers can dial up or down the emotional intensity of a memory.
Depth of Field: 'Game of Thrones' Was Always Doomed to Disappoint
Not every fan finds the answers they seek. The truth is all there in this one image.
Central Asia's Wild Soviet Architecture
Photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego traveled to four former republics for their latest book.
Hopsy Sub Home Tap Review: A Crafty Way to Enjoy Draft Beer at Home
A craft beer subscription service ensures this mini keg fridge is always kickin'.
7 Items for Grilling on Your Tiny Apartment's Balcony or Roof
For those of us confined to tiny balconies, or even a roof, grilling is a challenge. But it's not impossible.
The Pentagon Launched Another Space Agency. Do We Need It?
By going big on small satellites, the new Space Development Agency plans to defend the country against all manner of orbital attacks.
VW’s ‘Dieselgate’ Settlement Isn’t Buying Many Electric Vehicles
States were given almost $3 billion from Volkswagen’s diesel scandal settlement to buy cleaner vehicles. But many are buying more diesels, a report shows.
Big Tech: Breaking Us Up Will Only Help China
Amid escalating tension with China, executives at Google and Facebook argue that tough regulations against tech will hurt US competitiveness.
10 Best Wireless Earbuds for Working Out (2019)
Looking for a pair of sturdy, sweatproof, buds to help you rock your inner jock? We have you covered.
GitHub ‘Sponsors’ Now Lets Users Back Open Source Projects
GitHub’s new Patreon-like service aims to reward developers for maintaining free software, and bolster the open source ecosystem.
Las Vegas Orders Up a Boring Company Loop
Which means Elon Musk’s “mass transit” tunneling company has its first official customer.
A Critical Hit to Huawei, the Student Space Race, and More News
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Facial Recognition Has Already Reached Its Breaking Point
Facial recognition technology has proliferated unchecked in the US so far. Congress finally seems ready to do something about it.
Judge Finds Qualcomm's Pricing Policy Violates Antitrust Law
The US joins China, the European Union, and South Korea, in ruling that Qualcomm violated laws in how it licenses its smartphone chips.
Social Issues Raised by Amazon Investors Aren't Going Away
Amazon's shareholder resolutions on climate change and facial recognition technology didn't pass. Here's why they matter anyway.
Scientists Go Back in Time to Find More Troubling News About Earth's Oceans
A clever study finds communities of foraminifera, a hard-shelled kind of plankton, have transformed dramatically since the Industrial Revolution.
A Rocket Built by Students Reached Space for the First Time
A USC team won the collegiate space race by sending a rocket above the Kármán line, the imaginary boundary that marks the end of Earth’s atmosphere.
If Huawei Loses ARM's Chip Designs, It's Toast
ARM designs the chips that power everything from smartphones to data centers. Without it, Huawei has few good options.
Logan Broadbent Shows Us How to Throw a Boomerang Like a Pro
A world champion thrower explains how a boomerang flies, and how to augment its performance.
Netflix's 'See You Yesterday' Challenges the Meaning of Time Travel
Director Stefon Bristol's Netflix feature isn't concerned with the past or the future—it's worried about the present.
Measles Had Been Eliminated. Now It’s Nearly a Daily Threat
The US declared measles eliminated in 2000, but it could lose that status in September—entering a darker era of heightened infectious disease risk.
Far-Right Propaganda Floods Facebook Ahead of EU Elections
Fake accounts spread white-nationalist messages and amassed larger followings than actual far-right parties before being taken down, according to a new report.
Apple's MacBook Update, a Self-Driving Mail Truck, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
How Huawei Might Handle the Latest US Sanctions
The Trump administration barred US companies from doing business with Huawei, forcing the Chinese firm to find new chips and software for its products.
Google Has Stored Some Passwords in Plaintext Since 2005
On the heels of embarrassing disclosures from Facebook and Twitter, Google reveals its own password bugs—one of which lasted 14 years.
Why a T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Would Be Bad for the Public
Opinion: FCC chair Ajit Pai says the deal is in the public interest. Except it would raise prices, reduce competition and innovation, and harm low-income Americans.
As Social VR Grows, Users Are the Ones Building Its Worlds
Three years in, Rec Room has become a robust hub of user-generated content.
Apple MacBook Pro 2019: Keyboard Fix, Price, Specs
Apple's flagship laptop line gets a speed bump.
What Tech Companies Pay Employees in 2019
Marvel at the median income at Google and Facebook, but remember: Reducing the pay of tens of thousands of people to a single number has its shortcomings.
A Stunning Quest to Photograph Australia's 10 Deserts
Six down. Four to go.
The Basic Physics of the Kilogram's Fancy New Definition
The kilogram is now based on energy changes in the quantum world rather than a physical object. Here's how that works.
Cannondale Treadwell 2019: Price, Details, Release Date
The Treadwell is a simple, inexpensive bike for getting around. And it has a sensor built into the wheel that lets you log (and study) all of your rides.
Vizio P-Series Quantum TV Review (2019): The Best for Less
Vizio's almost-top-end 4K TV is a dazzling testament to the power of quantum dots in a LCD display. Our full review of the 65-inch and 75-inch models.
The Unseen Victims of the Opioid Crisis Are Starting to Rebel
The push to end opioid abuse has ended up hurting the people who use the drugs legitimately. Now those chronic pain patients are starting a movement of their own.
Can Tech 'Objectively' Assess Pain?
Some combination of data and machinery may finally provide an objective marker of pain—but beware of bias.
Abortion Bans Create a Public Health Nightmare
Making abortion mostly illegal will kick off an unintentional, vast experiment in public health—one where the outcomes are sick or dying women and children.
The USPS Tests Out Self-Driving Trucks for Hauling Mail
In a two-week test, startup TuSimple will transport mail for the US Postal Service between Phoenix and Dallas.
GM's Big Upgrade, ‘Game of Thrones’' Unsatisfying End, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
James Holzhauer's 'Jeopardy!' Greatness, in Charts
How good is 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer? You have to see it to believe it.
Political Parties Still Have Cybersecurity Hygiene Problems
Three years after the DNC hack, a new report finds that political parties around the world have ongoing security flaws that leave them vulnerable to attack.
'Game of Thrones' Recap, Season 8 Episode 6: The Endings We Choose to Believe
HBO's drama will always have alternative interpretations, debates about its meaning, and revisionist histories—especially now that it's over.
FCC Chair Backs T-Mobile and Sprint Deal, Clearing Hurdle for Merger
Ajit Pai said he's satisfied with the companies' promises to build a 5G network and spin off a subsidiary brand. The Justice Department still has doubts.
'Game of Thrones': The Fans Were the Biggest Losers
The series finale was better than some expected—but still wildly disappointing.
'John Wick' Shot Down 'Avengers' at the Box Office
Also, here's your first look at the third season of 'Westworld'.
GM Gives All Its Vehicles a New Soul
GM's new "electronic platform" offers five times the bandwidth and compute power of its predecessor, to deliver better maps and new accessories.
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