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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Far-Right Platform Gab Has Been Hacked—Including Private Data

The transparency group DDoSecrets says it will make the 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more available to researchers, journalists, and social scientists.

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The Best Nintendo Switch Games for Every Kind of Player

From Hyrule to Hallownest, these are our absolute favorite video game escapes for the Switch and Switch Lite.

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A Decades-Long Quest Reveals New Details of Antimatter

Twenty years ago, physicists began investigating a mysterious asymmetry inside the proton. Their results show how antimatter helps stabilize every atom’s core.

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How to Set Up a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Network as an Alternative to Broadband

Connecting to cell networks is an increasingly viable option—here’s how it works.

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Warnings From the Queer History of Modern Internet Regulation

Section 230 faces countless reform efforts. But a look back reminds us that categorical content bans often come at the expense of marginalized groups.

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Period Underwear Changed My Life—and I'm Never Going Back

Wearing underwear designed to absorb my menstrual flow—with no additional protection—has made my period more comfortable. It’s kinder to the planet too.

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

The SolarWinds Body Count Now Includes NASA and the FAA

Plus: Firefox blocks more tracking, how to fight a robodog, and more of the week’s top security news.

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NFTs Boom as Collectors Shell Out to ‘Own’ Digital Art

Non-fungible tokens provide a way to invest in and own digital imagery. But is it just another crypto fad—or the future of intangible art?

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Clubhouse Cured My Imposter Syndrome

The scammers turned savants and the whimsical nerds who abound on the audio platform have freed me of personal doubt.

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Ultimate Ears' Fits Are the Comfiest Earbuds I've Ever Tried

The company's custom-molding headphones fit perfectly, even if you have oddly shaped earholes.

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Border Disputes Threaten Climate Science in the Himalayas

Cross-border teams of scientists need to collaborate on climate models, even as their countries’ militaries clash.

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The 20 Best Weekend Deals If You Work From Home

Standing desks, computer monitors, and chairs are all on sale if you’re looking to kit out your new home office.

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Alexa Skills That Are Actually Fun and Useful

Sure, you can add items to your shopping list, check the weather, and get random trivia. Now let's take your Echo to the next level.

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How Blizzard Transforms Its Fans Into Employees

The game developer has a reputation for pulling some of its most avid fans into its ranks, but whether that relationship will persevere isn't so clear.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

How Google's Grand Plan to Make Stadia Games Fell Apart

The tech giant hired 150 game developers for Stadia Games and Entertainment, only to lay them all off. Sources say it never gave the studios a chance.

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A Shot Nears Approval, Experts Study Transmission, and More

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

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Clubhouse's Security and Privacy Lag Behind Its Huge Growth

The platform has promised to do better after a string of incidents. But the hardest part might be managing user expectations.

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Blood of Zeus Combines Myth With Saturday Morning Cartoons

The new Netflix animated series puts a new spin on old tales.

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Now Is a Great Time to Try These 5 Menstrual Products

Spending more time at home? Here is some budget- and eco-friendly gear—like a cup, period underwear, or reusable pads—to explore.

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The Rumored Apple Car Is Bad News for Elon

Plus: The Ford heir, presidential briefings, and a sad day for gadget lovers.

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To Quash Disinfo, Researchers Must Work With Journalists

Exposing and fighting the problem requires drawing from reporters' resources and reach.

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OK, The 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Reveal Was a Good Troll

After several fake-outs, the cast of the movie finally (finally!) revealed the next installment’s title on Wednesday.

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A Very Technical—and Emotional—Journey to Mars

The Perseverance rover is positively packed with tech. We talk about the cameras, mics, and sensors bringing the sights and sounds of Mars back to us.

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Coding Blackness: A History of Black Video Game Characters

From nameless grayscale sprites in the ’70s to Spider-Man's Miles Morales now, Black characters in games have come far. But is it enough?

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This Is What It's Like to Live Without Smell

Losing any sense can be devastating, even if you never appreciated it before it was gone.

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Billie Eilish and the Future of the Pop Star Documentary

The Grammy-winner’s Apple TV+ film The World’s a Little Blurry is radical in its transparency.

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I Found My Niche on TikTok—You Can Too

You have one minute to make a statement, but trust me, it's enough time to do something amazing.

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Could Fruit Flies Help Match Patients With Cancer Treatments?

A British company is seeding genetically modified flies with human tumors, giving patients their own personal drug trials.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

The 19 Best Deals From Winter Clearance Sales This Week

The best time to buy is when the season is winding down. It's not just cold-weather picks, but backpacks, headlamps, sporks, and more.

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We Still Don’t Know How Well Covid Vaccines Stop Transmission

Two new studies are being hailed as proof that vaccinated people can doff masks and pod-hop worry-free. But not so fast.

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Texas' Icy Disaster Makes the Case for Uniting the US Grid

The national grid is split into sections that can't share much power. Connecting them won't be cheap or easy, but it will help usher in the future of energy.

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Clubhouse Is Booming. So Is the Ecosystem Around It

A wave of startups, features, and tools has sprung up around the popular audio app. And some are looking to cash in.

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Lora DiCarlo's Baci Has Plenty of Suction Power to Satisfy

This space-age solo suction sex toy is a great way to add some self-care to your day.

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California Can Now Enforce Its Net Neutrality Law

A judge ruled earlier this week on the law, which has faced challenges from lobbyists representing internet providers as well as the Trump administration.

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The Terrible T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Must Be Undone

It should have never been allowed, and it’s led to anticompetitive behavior. The Antitrust Division needs to roll it back.

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How This Old-School Road Runner Learned to Love Virtual Races

Virtual racing means cool swag, inventive race-day encouragement, and a pre-race bathroom to call your own. Here's how you can get to the starting line.

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The 5 Best Apps to Get Live TV Without Cable

You don’t have to give up sports or talk shows when you cut the cord. These apps let you stream the same TV channels over the internet.

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This Smart Panel Knows Your Electrical System's Cheat Code

Span's electrical panel uses a mobile app to control a home's circuits. It's an essential upgrade for those with a solar battery backup system.

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'Lapsis' and the Rise of Gig-Economy Sci-Fi

Like 'Sorry to Bother You,' Noah Hutton’s feature debut uses genre to prod the callous excesses of capitalism

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Sex Tapes, Hush Money, and Hollywood’s Economy of Secrets

Meet Kevin Blatt, the celebrity fixer who’s a master at shepherding compromising material off the internet—or into the hands of the highest bidder.

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Teaching Classic Lit Helps Game Designers Make Better Stories

Are you game? See How Homer, Faulkner, and Ibsen can help.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

So Long, Fry's. I Learned Everything About Gadgets From You

Now that the consumer electronics big-box store has shuttered, future generations need a place to go to touch and discover the next great piece of tech.

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Jim Ryan: There Will Be ‘a Completely New VR Format for PS5’

PlayStation's head honcho shares news on PS5 stock, Sony’s 2021 release schedule, and a new PlayStation VR headset.

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Biden Faces a Steep Challenge to Unite Democracies on Tech

With tech policy, sorting the world into democratic and authoritarian buckets is far trickier than it sounds.

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Need Trail Running Shoes? These Are Our 8 Favorite Pairs

It's one of the most affordable outdoor activities, but you still need a pair of lightweight, nimble shoes.

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Help! Everyone Is Judging My Messy Bedroom

Welcome to Megan’s weekly advice column for surviving our work-from-home existence.

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Can Video Games Be a Healthy Outlet for Stress Relief?

Personal experience says yes, but here’s what science says on the matter.

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Twinkling Black Holes Reveal an Invisible Cloud in Our Galaxy

Cosmic radio backlights are helping scientists size up “missing” forms of matter and might offer clues about what makes up the universe.

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I Woke Up to Australia's Newsless News Feed

For now, Facebook has walked back its clumsy surprise ban on news content. But the social media giant has made clear: It can take news away again.

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8 Great Chess Apps for Beginners and Grand Masters

Sharpen your chess skills—or learn the game from scratch—with these digital options.

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Hackers Tied to Russia's GRU Targeted the US Grid for Years

A Sandworm-adjacent group has successfully breached US critical infrastructure a handful of times, according to new findings from the security firm Dragos.

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When the Grid Goes Down, Can a Fleet of Batteries Replace It?

In a power crisis, maybe the solution is a network of smaller energy sources distributed across multiple places—like your garage.

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Twitch’s DMCA Takedowns Threaten to Drive Musicians Away

Twitch once looked like a lifeline for DJs and singers during the pandemic. The platform’s copyright issues tarnish that promise.

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Lectric’s Ebike Is Heavy but Foldable and Affordable

At $899, this folding electric bike's tremendous value makes it easy to look past its faults.

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Gig Workers Gather Data to Check the Algorithm’s Math

Drivers for Uber, Lyft, and other firms are building apps to compare their mileage with pay slips. One group is selling the data to government agencies.

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