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As Maciej Cegłowski, founder of the bookmarking site Pinboard.io, astutely argued in a recent talk, many of our greatest concerns surrounding technology today can be traced to a single, fundamental disconnect between ourselves and the systems we’ve created: human memory and internet memory are nothing alike. Where we forget, the internet always remembers, and it’s […]

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When combined, maps and comic books are irresistible to fans who want to explore their favorite fictional worlds.

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No one had ever seen a game like Another World in 1991. It was and remains a beautifully austere, artistically alien wonder that I could watch over and over.

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Samsung’s Chef Collection, a set of high-tech kitchen appliances developed with the input of a handful of globally renowned cooks, aim to solve kitchen problems you didn't even know you had.

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Last week, Pocket Gems’ storytelling app Episode registered its 500,000th writer—not bad for a product that launched less than six months ago. While many of those half-million would-be creators are obviously amateurs, veterans of Marvel Comics and the CW’s Supernatural have signed up to created interactive animated serials, what Pocket Gems CEO Daniel Terry describes […]

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One year from today, everybody’s favorite dwarf planet will receive its first man-made visitor. The New Horizons mission, which launched in 2006, will make its closest flyby of Pluto on July 14, 2015. Right now, Pluto is mainly known as that object in the solar system that used to be a planet (some would argue […]

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Chris Lattner spent a year and a half creating a new programming language—a new way of designing, building, and running computer software—and he didn’t mention it to anyone, not even his closest friends and colleagues. He started in the summer of 2010, working at night and on weekends, and by the end of the following […]

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If you’re as interested in clever ways to save weight as you are in driving fast and feeling the road, gather up your spare cash and head to England.

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Yes, it's a keyboard for iOS that plugs into your iPhone or iPad via a meter-long cable. How is this the future? Why go back to being shackled?

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In her project Surface Tension, photographer Meggan Gould examines the streaks left behind on iPad screens.

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A while back, Luke Evans was baking some bread when a mound of flour fell onto his table.

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A system that could soon make security checks at airports and other venues not just bearable, but pleasant, just passed a big test in Brazil.

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In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, Ty Franck talks about his work with Daniel Abraham on the Expanse series and what he learned from his time as George R. R. Martin's personal assistant.

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On this week's show, Mat and Mike talk about the new Android Wear watches, discussing what they do, and how much of a difference they're poised to make in our lives. Also, Satya Nadella's long-ass memo, and Mike's new cheap-ass television.

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An Indian company is trying take down about 500 web pages in the name of the World Cup, set to reach its climax on Sunday in Brazil. The idea is to cut off pirate sites that offer illegal streaming of World Cup events by having Google remove them from its search engine, but this sweeping […]

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Here’s an update on the vials found on the National Institutes of Health campus last week that were labeled smallpox, and transported earlier this week to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC and NIH have both confirmed that the virus in two of the tubes is viable. That is, if the vials […]

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Among the groups that work on awareness of antibiotics resistance — which include major medical and public health organizations as well as nonprofits trying to direct attention to antibiotic misuse in medicine and agriculture — there has been a lot of anticipation of a forthcoming report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and […]

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Haptic feedback coming to future Apple devices and more potential iWatch delays.

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We’ve made it to the Finals of the Volcano World Cup. Thank you to everyone who cast the tens of thousands of votes across the tournament. The Semifinals were the most exciting matches so far, with Chile starting slow but then running away from Russia 62%-38%. In the other match, the USA pulled out a […]

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The Galapagos Islands’ Charles Darwin Foundation runs on an annual operating budget of about $3.5 million. With this money, the center conducts conservation research, enacts species-saving interventions, and provides educational resources about the fragile island ecosystems. As a science-based enterprise whose work would benefit greatly from the latest research findings on ecological management, evolution, and […]

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This was actually a question from one of my children. “Why are all these songs about the same length? How come there aren’t any super short or really long songs?” Songs seem to be around three minutes – but of course not all songs are that long. I know there are some very long songs […]

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The greatest, smoothest gunslinger of all time—and I say it knowing full well I’m going to get emails for this opinion—is Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name, aka Blondie, of Sergio Leone’s classic spaghetti westerns. I mean, at a public hanging the guy sat back and sniped the rope to free the accused, then blasted […]

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Hair is one natural resource that is actually increasing globally," says the creator.

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The race car drivers of the 1920s and 1930s were total badasses.

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First, Google acquired a startup called DNNresearch, snapping up some of the world’s foremost experts in a burgeoning field of artificial intelligence known as deep learning. Then it shelled out $400 million for a secretive deep learning startup called DeepMind. Much like Facebook, Microsoft, and others, Google sees deep learning as the future of AI […]

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