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A Bluetooth Flaw Leaves Billions of Devices Vulnerable

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 13:00
Indictments against Iranian hackers, a Veterans Affairs data breach, and more of the week's top security news.
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Democracy Will Only Work If the Social Media Giants Grow Up

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 13:00
The former chair of the Federal Election Commission argues that the integrity of the 2020 election is largely in the hands of Facebook and Twitter.
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The 6 Best Laptop Stands (2020): Adjustable, Portable, and More

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 13:00
Help your back and posture by raising your computer screen up to eye level.
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What’s Causing the Mass Bird Die-Off in the Southwest?

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:00
Thousands of migrating birds have died, perhaps starved by drier conditions related to climate change or by having to fly inland to avoid wildfire smoke.
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A Patient Dies After a Ransomware Attack Hits a Hospital

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:00
The outage resulted in a significant delay in treatment. German authorities are investigating the perpetrators on suspicion of negligent manslaughter.
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Why Teens Are Falling for TikTok Conspiracy Theories

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:00
Conspiracies like Pizzagate are all over the social media platform. Here’s why they’ve found an audience there.
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How to Set Your Own Default Browser and Email App in iOS 14

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:00
Not into Safari or Apple Mail? With the next update, you can (finally) customize your preferences. Here’s what to know before you get started.
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The 943-Dimensional Chess of a Trustworthy Covid-19 Vaccine

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:00
Scientists want public confidence. The White House wants an October Surprise. The FDA wants to avoid looking political. Big Pharma wants a win. You’re in the middle.
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19 Best Weekend Deals: Cameras, Apple Gear, and Games

Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:00
The new 8th-generation iPad is already slightly discounted, alongside headphones, laptops, and PS4 titles like 'Ghosts of Tsushima'.
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Trump’s TikTok Circus Will Have Lasting Consequences

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:01
The larger issues around China’s technological rise aren’t going away.
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Dune Is a Hard Book to Adapt

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 16:00
Anyone who's seen David Lynch's 1984 film knows Frank Herbert's book doesn't translate easily to the screen.
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The Progressive Case for a TikTok Sale

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 15:29
A principled, hands-off approach to the internet was easier to defend in the 1990s. Today it makes no sense.
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The 5 Best Cheap Phone Plans (2020): Alternatives to the Big Carriers

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 13:00
If you’re a Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T subscriber, these networks may save you a lot of money each month.
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Gen Z Has a Plan to Save the Election—Starting With the Polls

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 13:00
Poll workers, who skew elderly, are in short supply during the pandemic. Meet some of the young people trying to make up the gap.
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Netflix's 'Ratched' Is a Plea for Mental Health Care

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 13:00
The show attempts to address flaws in the health care system—and in failing to do so, proves how much more attention mental illness needs.
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Streaming Services Are Abusing the + Sign and It Must End

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 13:00
In the beginning, there was ESPN+, then Disney+. Now that CBS All Access is becoming Paramount+, it’s time to call a moratorium.
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Apple One Could Be a Bundle of Problems

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 13:00
Plus: U2’s iPod partnership, the public sector’s need for tech minds, and unwelcome hurricane visitors.
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What’s in Wildfire Smoke, and How Dangerous Is It?

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:00
Blazes on the West Coast are spewing a haze clear across the country. Along the way, the complex chemistry of what we inhale gets even more complex.
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Apple Wants You to Smash That Subscribe Button

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:00
This week, we break down Apple’s latest announcements, from new hardware to its push into bundles and home workouts.
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Rocket Lab Could Beat NASA Back to Venus in the Search for ET

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:00
After years of neglect, Earth’s other neighbor is back in the spotlight following a major discovery. A private rocket company may be the first to visit.
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