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This sublimely forgiving coup of highway engineering is all over the Lone Star State—but why?

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Researchers found that network configuration errors have left thousands of high-end speakers open to epic audio pranking.

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Triangles fit effortlessly together, as do squares. When it comes to pentagons, what gives?

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Peter Thiel has become an odd founder out, but his political ideas are quite mainstream in Silicon Valley.

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The cold impartiality of science has something to add to the individual experiences of sexual harassment we've read about this year. And it can help chart a course forward.

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To interact with the next wave of tech, companies want us to just act natural.

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Teens now have so many ways to connect and communicate that there’s no need to gather in person. The party is constant, and it’s on social media.

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When Xerox PARC debuted its Alto personal computer system, many were skeptical. They had no idea what was coming.

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Here are five more technology books that Backchannel loved, plus an excerpt from each—just in time for the holidays.

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When programmers introduced Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek to the 1970s-era computer system, they quickly realized he was no Spock.

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For decades, we've turned to institutions to vouch for people we don't know—but thanks to the blockchain, that's all changing.

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It was a year of hellos—to the iPhoneX and the Essential—and goodbyes—to Flash, to Google's blob emoji, to the iPod, and to wired headphones.

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Fears of bias, election hacking, and damaged children have earned algorithms a bad reputation.

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Just bought a Nintendo Switch? Here are some of its best (and most secret) abilities!

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National governments are done with gas and automakers are catching on. Welcome to the electric age.

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Crispr Classic can be clunky, unreliable, and a bit dangerous. But this year, newer, flashier gene editing tools began rolling off the production line.

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From the Women's March to #MeToo, 2017 was the year that women took back the platforms that had been used against them for so long.

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A new crop of startups like Clutter and MakeSpace catalog your stuff, haul it to storage facilities, and return it within 48 hours. VCs are taking notice.

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Opinion: Companies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook need to own up to the harm their platforms have caused.

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Activity monitors are getting more addictive—and more motivational.

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Let's calculate how much energy your LEDs suck up relative to old-school incandescents.

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We published hundreds of meaty stories this year. Here's one features editor's favorites.

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There were so many great comics last year, we couldn't pick just five. Here's everything you should have read in 2017.

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Just in time for the new year, Americans got a new tax plan—and it was just one of many things the internet was worked up about last week.

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That 30-second lag on your NFL livestream? It takes a lot more tech than you may think to get rid of it.

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