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How to Reduce Motion Sickness in Virtual Reality

VR is more accessible than ever, thanks to affordable, stand-alone headsets like the Oclulus Quest lowering the barrier to entry. And from addictive games like…

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Why a James Bond Film Will Never Premiere on Netflix

In 2011, movie studio Universal Pictures announced that it would be carrying out a test: It would put out its new film, Tower Heist, on…

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Speakers Are Great—but Don’t Underestimate the Soundbar

A soundbar requires, in most cases, one power cord and a couple HDMI cables. Even if you have a subwoofer or rear speakers, they usually…

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A New Facebook Bug Exposes Millions of Email Addresses

Still smarting from last month’s dump of phone numbers belonging to 500 million Facebook users, the social media giant has a new privacy crisis to…

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The Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products for Your Home

My kitchen deep-cleans often left me wasting a lot of plastic bags, paper, and plastic containers. It got me wondering how I could make my…

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‘After Us the Deluge’ Captures Images of a Sinking World

In Kadir van Lohuizen’s forthcoming photo book, After Us the Deluge: The Human Consequences of Rising Sea Levels, the climate crisis is fundamentally a water…

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Palestinian Hackers Tricked Victims to Install iOS Spyware

Hacking activity in the Gaza Strip and West Bank has ramped up in recent years as rival Palestinian political parties spar with each other, the…

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Europe’s Proposed Limits on AI Would Have Global Consequences

The European Union proposed rules that would restrict or ban some uses of artificial intelligence within its borders, including by tech giants based in the…

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A Clubhouse Bug Let People Lurk in Rooms Invisibly

“Basically I’m going to keep talking to you, but I’m going to disappear,” longtime security researcher Katie Moussouris told me in a private Clubhouse room…

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Time Travel in Video Games Isn’t Really Cheating

Animal Crossing, like other games of its Nintendo Switch ilk, is meant to be grazed upon. It’s designed for short bursts rather than binge sessions….

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