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Pokémon Go Is Finally Raising Its Level Cap

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 14:00
The upcoming “Beyond” update will bring 10 additional levels plus new Pokémon and a seasons system.
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A Solar-Powered Rocket Might Be Our Interstellar Ticket

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 13:00
The idea for solar thermal propulsion has been around for decades, but researchers tapped by NASA just conducted a first test.
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Google Photos Storage Is Changing. Here Are Your Best Options

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 13:00
Google's unlimited free storage is going away, but that doesn't mean you're stuck. Here are alternatives for fast, flexible photo storage on all of your devices.
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Facebook Is Going After Its Critics in the Name of Privacy

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 13:00
The company wants to shut down an academic study of political ad targeting, just as it prepares to reinstate targeted political ads.
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All Hail the Electric Bicycle

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 13:00
This week, we talk about ebikes' recent upgrades, and we offer tips for those curious about riding one.
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This Pandemic Must Be Seen

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:00
If we could watch what’s really going on in hospitals, there would be no more complacency.
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Iowa’s Covid Wave and the Limits of Personal Responsibility

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:00
Until Monday, the governor urged Iowans to “do the right thing” but kept businesses open and masks optional. Now cases are surging and hospitals are filling up.
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Robots Invade the Construction Site

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:00
Boosted by advances in sensors and artificial intelligence, a new generation of machines is automating a tech-averse industry.
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The Future of Work: ‘Remembrance,’ by Lexi Pandell

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:00
“Having no consciousness at all, surrendering to the dark nothingness of death, was better than existing with a partial one.”
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The US Could Soon Ban the Selling of Carrier-Locked Phones

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 12:00
Carrier lock-in was recently prohibited in the UK. If it finally happens here next year too, consumer advocates say the move would give users more flexibility and choice.
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Putting 'Wonder Woman 1984' on HBO Max Is a Smart Move

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 22:47
It'll be a while before US theaters are back to full capacity. Offering the 'Wonder Woman' sequel on its streaming service is Warner Bros.' best option.
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What Will Happen to the Far-Right After Trump?

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 20:08
As president-elect Biden's inauguration approaches, experts are keeping an eye on extremist groups.
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A Facebook Messenger Flaw Could Have Let Hackers Listen In

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 18:00
The vulnerability was found through the company's bug bounty program, now in its tenth year.
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The Physics of Materials at Minus 80 Degrees Celsius

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 14:00
Pfizer's new vaccine has to be stored at extremely low temperatures. Here's how things work when it gets that cold.
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Conquer Your Watch Queue on Any Streaming Service

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 14:00
Don't get buried beneath all the new, original shows you want to enjoy. Here are some tips and tricks.
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Apple Will Take a Smaller Cut of Some App Store Revenues

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 14:00
The App Store Small Business Program aims to improve the company’s public image and its standing in antitrust battles.
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An Enormous Iceberg Is Headed for South Georgia Island—Again

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 13:00
If they collide, it could cause big problems for breeding penguins and seals by cutting off their access to the open sea.
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Batch's Trusty E-Bike Won't Let You Down

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 13:00
This Bosch-powered electric bike doesn't look as elegant as its competitors, but it's more affordable and reliable.
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Watch Dogs: Legion Tackles Dystopia—That It's a Part Of

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 13:00
Developer Ubisoft points the finger at the underlying causes in the game, but stops short of naming and shaming. Because it'd have to shame itself, too.
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This GOP Lawmaker Denounced QAnon—and Fears for His Party

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 13:00
“There's a lot larger percentage in the Republican Party who believe there's a deep state coup or cabal than people might think.”
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