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May 24 2018


Why Your Next Workplace Harassment Training Might Be in VR

Traditionally, on-the-job training has been schlocky video or snoozy slide deck, but Morgan Mercer of Vantage Point wants to put you in the room.

Photographs of Buildings That Become Abstract Art

Nikola Olic flattens out skylines to create beautiful, often witty juxtapositions.

10 Great Shows You Can Binge-Watch in a Single Weekend

Happy long weekend, but RIP outside time. (And the feeling in your butt.)

California's Heavy-Handed Plan to Regulate the Self-Driving Car Biz

Self-driving industry reps are not happy with the Public Utilities Commission's proposed plan for how driverless taxis should operate—especially the requirements that they offer services for free and ban pooled rides.

Are Avocados Toast?

What will we eat in 2050? California farmers are placing bets.

Students Turn Chevy's Camaro Into a Eco-Happy Future Machine

College teams from around the country competed by making hybrid and electric versions of the muscle car.

Give the Robots Electronic Tongues

Roboticists have to not only in create artificial senses of touch and taste, but figure out what robots should *ignore* in a human world.

35 Best Memorial Day Sales (2018): Laptops, TVs, Appliances

Summer has begun, and so have a lot of 2018 Memorial Day sales on TVs, laptops, robovacs, appliances, and more.

How a New Era of Privacy Took Over Your Email Inbox

Europe's GDPR, which takes effect Friday, was supposed to give consumers more insight into how their personal information is collected and used. It's not turning out that way---yet.

Sony's 4K Projector Offers More Than Meets the Eye

The coffee-table-sized Sony LSPX-A1 conceals a powerful speaker system—plus provides ample storage for your art books.

AI Chatbots Try to Schedule Meetings—Without Enraging Us

However trivial it may sound, it's a monstrously difficult challenge. Luckily, the employees of X.ai are some of the most dedicated nerds you’ll ever meet.

Europe's New Data Protections Will Affect You Too. Here's How.

Yes, they mainly affect those who live inside the EU. But non-Europeans should pay attention too.

May 23 2018


‘Significant’ FBI Error Reignites Data Encryption Debate

FBI stats about inaccessible cellphones were inflated, undermining already controversial bureau claims about the threat of encryption.

Trump Can't Block Critics on Twitter. What Does This Mean For Free Speech?

Here's how the decision impacts the future of the First Amendment online.

Tinder Wants to Match You With People Who Go to the Same Places

The dating app is testing a new feature aimed at connecting users who hang out at the same spots.
A history of Cicada 3301: the internet’s most mysterious puzzle

How Facebook Wants to Improve the Quality of Your News Feed

In a rare interview, nine Facebook executives discuss the company's tools for reducing the quantity and reach of misinformation.
How social media leads to depression

Amazon Kindle Ebook Readers Are $30 Off Right Now

If you've been holding off on that new Kindle, now's your chance.
Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” explained
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