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To Clean Up Comments, Let AI Tell Users Their Words Are Trash

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 13:00
It won’t solve everything, but a new study suggests real-time automated feedback could help make the internet a less toxic place.
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To Make Fairer AI, Physicists Peer Inside Its Black Box

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:00
After repurposing facial recognition and deepfake tech to study galaxies and the Higgs boson, physicists think they can help shape the responsible use of AI.
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Covid-19 Vaccines Could End Up With Bias Built Right In

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:00
Some of the leading candidates might work better for the richest people in the world, simply on account of how they're made.
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How to Preorder the Xbox Series X and Series S: Pricing, Release Date, and More

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:00
Preorders for Microsoft's next-gen consoles go live today. We've compiled the best places you can snag one—and if you should.
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Instagram's Founders Explain Their Covid-Charting Obsession

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:00
In their first post-Facebook project, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger built rt.live, which state officials can use to plan their reopening.
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Does a Millipede Have a Penis? Well ... Define 'Penis'

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:00
From gonopods to pedipalps, nature has a lot of ways to get gametes where they need to go.
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Loose Ends: A Literary Supercut of Sci-Fi Last Sentences

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:00
Miles grinned sleepily, puddled down in his uniform. “Welcome to the beginning.”
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What Teaching Online Classes Taught Me About Remote Learning

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:00
After teaching for 25 years, yes, moving my classes online has been weird. But then I found moments of gratitude.
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Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Home Network Content Filter

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:00
Boost both your digital security and your web browsing speed with an inexpensive, DIY packet inspector.
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Six-Word Sci-Fi: A Story Set in a World Without Paper

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:00
Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you.
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QAnon Is Like a Game—a Most Dangerous Game

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:00
The conspiracy theory has the best attributes of a multiplatform game, except that it can cause harm in the real world.
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How to Thwart Facial Recognition and Other Surveillance

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:00
Whether you’re protesting or just stepping out for a boba, you deserve some algorithm-free alone time.
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Get Lost With a Signal-Blocking Smartphone Pouch

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:00
It’s not hard for bad actors to track or hack your phone. But put it inside a Faraday pouch and you can drop off the digital map.
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A YouTube Radio Archivist Blasts the Past Into the Present

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:00
I went looking for the broadcasts of my coming-of-age in the early '90s. What I discovered instead was Jean-Gabriel Prats' trove of audio ephemera.
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Angry Nerd: If You're Dating Online in a Pandemic, Ghost or Be Ghosted

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:00
Don't want to see me again? Please, spare me the proper breakup. It's more suitable to our contactless existence.
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The Power and Paradox of Bad Software

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:00
The software industry makes amazing tools for itself, while doctors and scientists are stuck with old code. Tech needs to quit hacking and start listening.
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The Fantasy of Pokémon Go Is More Important Than Ever

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:00
Players of the alternate-reality game are still at it. They also seem, in these crazy days, to exhibit well-being.
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Trump’s TikTok Deal Is Still an Unresolved Mess

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 22:40
The president’s ban on WeChat has also hit a roadblock.
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How to Watch Tesla’s Battery Day Event—and What to Expect

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 21:53
After months of delays, Tesla’s much-hyped Battery Day is finally upon us. Here’s what the company might reveal.
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Trump’s TikTok Farce Ignores the Lessons of the Red Scare

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 19:08
The president’s claims that the app is a national security threat don’t top the First Amendment.
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