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One Man’s Search for the DNA Data That Could Save His Life

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:00
The genetic correlations that could help Bryce Olson find a drug that works against his cancer are a scattered mess. Why don’t we have a better system for analyzing this kind of information?
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How a Medication for OCD Ended Up in a Covid-19 Trial

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:00
In a small study, the drug kept patients with mild symptoms from worsening. If it holds up in a larger test, it could help keep more people out of hospitals.
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When AI Sees a Man, It Thinks 'Official.' A Woman? 'Smile'

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:00
A new paper renews concerns about bias in image recognition services offered by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.
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15 Early Black Friday Deals You’ll Want to Snag Now

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:00
You don’t have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving—or leave your house—to get in on these Black Friday deals.
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Are Covid Patients Gasping ‘It Isn’t Real’ As They Die?

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:00
An ER nurse’s anecdote of deranged denialism went viral. But when the media caught wind of the story, reporters didn’t do their jobs.
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'Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity' Is an Uneasy Mix of Two Very Different Worlds

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 17:24
Nintendo's highly anticipated hack-and-slash crossover misses too much of what makes Zelda: Breath of the Wild a masterpiece.
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Marissa Mayer’s Next Act Is Here

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 14:00
The former Yahoo CEO wants to build a better address book on your phone. Does anyone want it?
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Ghostery’s New Search Engine Will Be Entirely Ad-Free

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 14:00
The tracker-blocking company will soon launch a privacy-friendly desktop browser as well.
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16 Stress-Relieving Gifts to Make 2020 More Bearable

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 14:00
Everyone could use a break right now. These picks will bring peace to the mind, body, and home.
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Telegram Still Hasn’t Removed an AI Bot That’s Abusing Women

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 14:00
A deepfake bot has been generating explicit, non-consensual images on the platform. The researchers who found it say their warnings have been ignored.
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Google Nest Audio Packs Great Sound and Smarts for Just $100

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 13:00
If Assistant is your jam, then this mid-sized smart speaker is one of the best around.
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DoorDash Shows Delivery Can Be Profitable—in a Pandemic

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 13:00
Can the app-based services survive once restaurants reopen and diners aren't sequestered in their homes?
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Can You Get Covid-19 on an Airplane? Yeah, Probably

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 13:00
As usual, a lack of good data makes evaluating the risk of getting the virus on a flight hard to calculate. It’s probably low. It’s definitely not zero.
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Larry Brilliant: We’ll Beat Covid—After We Go Through Hell

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:00
The epidemiologist calls it "the best of times and the worst of times," as good news on vaccines and testing coincides with a terrifying rise in cases.
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Stay Warm With These 15 Pre-Black Friday Outdoors Deals

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:00
Have fun outside this socially-distanced winter with our favorite deals from Patagonia, Solo Stove, and more.
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The Timelines of Our Lives

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:00
The plot of America is beginning to look a lot like those time travel stories in which society is just one squashed butterfly away from fascism.
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How to With John Wilson Is the Year’s Best Nature Documentary

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:00
The new HBO docuseries is an observational marvel, capturing New York and its residents in vulnerable, honest moments. It’s also very funny.
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Did a University Use Facial Recognition to ID Students?

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 12:00
University of Miami students accuse the campus police of using the software. Administrators deny it, but they had previously touted the capability.
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Firing Christopher Krebs Crosses a Line—Even for Trump

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 01:29
The president dismissed the widely respected cybersecurity agency director Tuesday night for pushing back against election disinformation.
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Forget Imposters. Among Us Is a Playground for Hackers

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 23:27
The blockbuster game of deception has security holes that let cheaters run wild.
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