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The Anticlimax of the Google Antitrust Suit

At the time of Google’s birth, in 1998, Microsoft was in mortal combat with the Department of Justice, which had launched an epic antitrust suit…

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Deals. Profits. Lock-in. Behind the DOJ Case Against Google

For the better part of a year, the tech world has wondered what, exactly, the Department of Justice’s long-rumored antitrust case against Google would look…

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Here’s What Google Does Illegally, According to the DOJ

For the better part of a year, the tech world has wondered what, exactly, the Department of Justice’s long-rumored antitrust case against Google would look…

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Apple iPhone 12 Review: Solid, but Don’t Buy It Just for 5G

You’re probably stressed out as you’re reading this. Most people I know right now are stressed out. Maybe the last thing you’re thinking about is…

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Review: Apple’s Awkward Middle Child

It would’ve been nice to see a screen refresh rate faster than 60 Hz, especially since 90 or 120 Hz has become the norm on…

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Scientific Journals Are Denouncing Trump. That’s Normal

In April 2017, just a few months into the Trump administration, hundreds of thousands of people took part in a “March for Science” in Washington,…

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How Video Games Are Saving Those Who Served

Jones had been going to hackathons for years before being approached by someone who worked at Microsoft. “He was a programmer. He asked me if…

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Can Placebos Work—Even When Patients Know They’re Fake?

For that reason, Tor Wager, a professor of neuroscience at Dartmouth College and a co-author of the study, says it will be important to track…

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PC Gaming Doesn’t Have to Be More Expensive Than Consoles

Every few years, the planets align and we’re introduced to a new Xbox, a new PlayStation, and a new generation of PC graphics cards all…

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The Fate of Gig Workers Is in the Hands of California Voters

On November 3, California voters will determine how the state’s gig workers will, well, work. A ballot measure would create a new legal classification for…

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