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The Two Faces of Facebook’s Election Plans

Facebook wants to play a big role in the 2020 election. But it seems of two minds on how to get there. On Wednesday, Facebook…

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Stuck at Home, Scientists Discover 9 New Insect Species

When the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County shut down due to the pandemic in mid-March, Lisa Gonzalez headed home with the expectation that…

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Once a WFH Staple, Athleisure Gets Down to Business

You’ve been working from home since March. Much like in the Before Times, you probably spend most of the day sitting at a desk (or…

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European Football Clubs Are Turning to AI for an Assist

Acronis has convinced Europe’s most prestigious football clubs to trust it with their data—now, it plans to use that information to help them win more…

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Best MacBooks (2020): Air vs. Pro, Which Model Should You Buy?

MacBook Air costs $999 from Apple or $900-$999 from Amazon Small Upgrade: If you want to future-proof your laptop with a bit more power, it…

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A Super Sensitive Dark Matter Search Yields Strange Results

As the WIMP search kept coming up empty, XENON scientists realized several years ago that they could use their experiment to search for other kinds…

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What Is a Side Channel Attack?

Modern cybersecurity depends on machines keeping secrets. But computers, like poker-playing humans, have tells. They flit their eyes when they’ve got a good hand, or…

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The Best Music Gear to Learn an Instrument (2020)

Interested in playing music digitally? Here are some basic tools to get started making and recording tunes. iPad My favorite tool for making demos or…

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How to Watch Apple’s WWDC 2020 Keynote (and What to Expect)

WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference, is a virtual-only event this year. This is both good and bad. Good, because now it’s free to attend instead…

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How to Switch to Signal and Bring All your Texts With You

Signal is your best choice for text messaging if security and privacy are your most important priorities. It’s growing in popularity and gaining more useful…

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