Category: Weird

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Georgia’s Failure Shows How Not to Run an Election in the Pandemic

Here’s how in-person voting should look during the coronavirus pandemic: lots of polling places, fully staffed with well-protected election workers, each serving small numbers of…

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The Best Gaming Mouse (2020): Razer, SteelSeries, Logitech

Picking a gaming mouse is a very personal endeavor. Everyone’s hands are different, everyone’s preferences and needs are different, and we all play different games….

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Sonos Arc Soundbar Review: A Dolby Atmos Dream

I wish every TV came with a soundbar. Sadly, audio just isn’t a priority for television makers. They keep producing bigger and bigger displays with…

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The Pandemic and the Protests Are Mirror Images

Regret borne from reflection and anxiety from future projection can be crippling, even when both are necessary or ultimately liberating. These notions are especially true…

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Podhero Wants to Be Patreon for Podcasts

Pete Curley doesn’t like podcast ads. In fact, that might be an understatement. “I fucking hate ads,” Curley says. “Podcast ads make me want to…

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The Dangers of Excluding Women From HIV Prevention Drug Tests

Women were well-represented in studies of Truvada for PrEP. (The drug had been in use since 2004 as a form of treatment for people who…

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Across the Globe, Scientists Are Striking for Black Lives

Since the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many researchers out of their labs and field sites and most students from their classrooms and dorms, the process…

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IBM’s Withdrawal Won’t Mean the End of Facial Recognition

To some in the tech industry, facial recognition increasingly looks like toxic technology. To law enforcement, it’s an almost irresistible crime-fighting tool. IBM is the…

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Nintendo Game Boy Hackers Are Building a Better Retro Console

After 14 years of craning our necks and clipping on light attachments, we got our first light-up Game Boy in 2003 when Nintendo released the…

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‘The Last of Us Part II’ and Its Crisis-Strewn Path to Release

Ideally, despite these bleak, heavy elements, players will be so caught up in the story they’re unable to put the controller down. “We want you…

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