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What Mongolian Nomads Teach Us About the Digital Future
I trekked with nomads. Their attitude about possessions presages a new age of traveling light.
Harlan Ellison Is Sci-Fi's Most Controversial Figure
But Nat Segaloff's new biography captures the author's big personality and enormous talent.
Russian Spies Rush to Exploit the Latest Flash Zero Day and More Security News This Week
Another Flash zero-day, a Microsoft breach, and more of this week's top security news.
Captains of Finance Dismiss Bitcoin at Their Peril
The technological revolution has been slow to arrive in finance, but it is surely coming.
Gear for the Multi-Modal Work Commuter: Microsoft Surface Book, Tern Vektron E-Bike, Cole Haan, Nau, Topo Designs
When the trek to work involves multiple modes of transit, this gear will ease your way.
A Viral Game About Paperclips Teaches You to Be a World-Killing AI
_Paperclips_ is a simple clicker game that manages to turn you into an artificial intelligence run amok.
Space Photos of the Week: 130 Million Light Years Away, Two Neutron Stars Collide
For the first time in human history and modern science, researchers have detected ripples in spacetime produced by the violent impact of two dense neutron stars
San Francisco Suspends Chariot Service in Inspection Paperwork Debacle
The Golden State yanks the van commuting service’s license after it fails three inspections.
The Reaper Botnet Could Be Worse Than the Internet-Shaking Mirai Ever Was
Building on the devastating Mirai botnet that took major sites offline a year ago, Reaper has some scary new tricks.
Gadget Lab Podcast: New Alexa Speakers From Sonos and Ultimate Ears
A surge of voice-assisted speakers rushed the shores this month.
Stranger Things Season 2: Q&A With Creators Matt and Ross Duffer
The writer-directors—and twin brothers—sit down to talk about the second season of their hit Netflix series.
5 Fun Weekend Tech Deals For Gamers, Spotlight Enthusiasts
We found deals on projecting alarm clocks, 4K TVs, laptops, and more!
The Fervor Around Blockchains Explained in Two Minutes
Investors, banks, and governments are all experimenting with blockchain technology inspired by Bitcoin.
The History of the Slinky
72 years ago, an ambulatory coil of galvanized steel slinked into the history books.
Schuberth C4 Modular Motorcycle Helmet: It Hushes the Hubbub of the Morning Commute
Schuberth's sleek C4 motorcycle helmet is designed to keep wind noise down, and has a chin shield that flips up.
How on Earth Does Aquaman Fly in the *Justice League* Trailer?
I have no idea how Aquaman got into the middle of a fight in the sky. He's not supposed to be able to fly.
How to Make Self-Driving Cars See the World Like Humans, and Other News From the Week in Cars
Plus, Alphabet builds a real city on data, General Motors tests robocars in Manhattan, Volvo unveils a Tesla-fighting EV, and more.
'A Mortician's Tale' Review: This Might Be the First Game to Really Understand Death
Videogames have always used death as a punishment. Indie title 'A Mortician's Tale' wants to change that.
Review: Acer Chromebook 15 CB515-1HT-P39B
This Chromebook's big aspirations are undermined by software bugs and weak hardware.
Equifax Deserves the Corporate Death Penalty
Opinion: States have the power to dissolve companies that are bad actors. They should take action with Equifax.
Honeywell Starts Testing Its Windowless War Truck
The new system taps augmented reality to give operators a complete sense of their surroundings.
Verizon's Long-Shot Bet to Disrupt Google and Facebook
Verizon says Oath, its unit combining AOL and Yahoo, reaped $2 billion in quarterly revenue. That's a long way from Google and Facebook.
Can We Still Rely On Science Done By Sexual Harassers?
Scholars have ways to think about "problematic" artists and their work. But what about science and equally problematic scientists?
Airbus' A330-900neo Takes Off for the Very First Time
The new jet is here to rival Boeing's successful 787 Dreamliner.
Cutting Carbs Won't Save You From Cancer
A new study elucidating the mechanisms by which blood glucose fuels tumors is not the kind of science on which to build a diet.
Cryptojacking Lets Strangers Mine Cryptocurrency With Your Browser
The recent onset of "cryptojacking" has left victims befuddled, but reforms could make it a valuable tool.
How Social Media Endangers Knowledge
Social networks train us to focus on images and emotions, sapping the quest for knowledge.
Congress's New Bill Can't Eliminate Russian Influence Online
The Honest Ads Act increases transparency in online political ads. That's important. But it won't stop bad actors from exploiting open platforms.
Netflix’s 'The Punisher' Is Coming Sooner Than You Think
Netflix's new trailer finally reveals when Marvel antihero Frank Castle will be crashing into your living room.
Weevil Sex and 19 Other 'Ew'-Inducing Microscope Photos
Nature is much spookier when you see it up close—especially when it includes bug sex.
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