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Where Amazon Alexa Is Headed Next

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Oct. 20 2017 3:28 PMWhat to Make of the Leaked Audio From Facebook’s Security Chief
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Oct. 20 2017 12:03 PMThe Jewelry Designer Who’s Already Selling #MeToo Necklaces Explains Herself“When #MeToo started gaining currency, I was like, ‘I need to get on the ball on this quickly.’ ”
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Oct. 20 2017 7:39 AMThe Problem With the “Pipeline”A pervasive metaphor in STEM education has some serious flaws.
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Oct. 19 2017 6:19 PMHere’s How to Watch Uranus in the SkyYou won’t even need a telescope.
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Oct. 19 2017 5:26 PMSnap DecisionsSnapchat soared because it followed intuition over data. That may also be its downfall.
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Oct. 19 2017 2:23 PMAlphabet, Google’s Parent, Leads $1 Billion Investment Round in LyftGoogle had been an early Uber investor, but their relationship had been strained.
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Oct. 19 2017 12:25 PMNative American Tribe Helping Supercomputer Company to Sue Amazon and Microsoft
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Oct. 19 2017 7:19 AMSmallpox Could Again Be a Serious ThreatIf we don’t take steps now, synthetic biology could let bad actors re-create the devastating virus.
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Oct. 18 2017 6:09 PMMy Quantified Monster and MeWe now define ourselves with our data. I’ve been doing that since the first time I played Dungeons & Dragons.
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Oct. 18 2017 4:09 PMFormer Tesla Factory Workers Allege Racist Insults and Graffiti in Lawsuit
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Oct. 18 2017 2:44 PMThe Imaginary AppleA museum exhibition shows off the New York City that designers dreamed up, but which never actually got built.
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Oct. 18 2017 12:08 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Unhappy Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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Oct. 17 2017 6:20 PMShould Political Ads on Facebook Include Disclaimers?The FEC wants your opinion.
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Oct. 17 2017 1:46 PMUnpopular Opinion: The “1 Like = 1 Unpopular Opinion” Meme Is Bad
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Oct. 17 2017 1:23 PMGoogle Maps Ditches Its Half-Baked Cupcake CounterThe app began showing users how many calories they’d burn by walking—then the company wisely turned the feature off.
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Oct. 20 2017 2:45 PMWill Egypt’s Jailed Bloggers Ever See Justice?
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Oct. 20 2017 9:04 AMIt Still Doesn’t Really Matter What A.I. Can Score on IQ TestsIf we’re already bad at measuring human intelligence, is it possible to measure intelligence in something composed of algorithms?
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Oct. 19 2017 8:01 PMMore Than UberAlphabet's investment in Lyft is about beating a fast-moving Chinese rival, not just the other Silicon Valley ridesharing behemoth.
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Oct. 19 2017 5:48 PMGoogle and Facebook Helped Campaigns Confuse Voters, Stoke Bigotry Before the Election
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Oct. 19 2017 2:28 PMNo Hipster Antitrust at the FTCTrump’s pick to lead the agency looks unlikely to scrutinize the growing power of Big Tech.
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Oct. 19 2017 1:45 PMThis Bill Would Help Stop Russia From Buying Online Election AdsBut will Congress pass it?
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Oct. 19 2017 11:25 AMThis Boulder City Council Candidate Wants People to Tell Him How to Vote—Using an App
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Oct. 18 2017 6:51 PMGoogle’s Game-Playing A.I. Made Big Leaps This Week. Here’s What It Tells Us About A.I.’s Future.
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Oct. 18 2017 5:49 PMFree Fake MelaniaWhy we can’t resist—or dismiss—the week’s most delirious meme.
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Oct. 18 2017 3:46 PMLast Month’s Jobs Report Hints at Our Climate-Changed Economy’s Future
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Oct. 18 2017 12:29 PMTwitter Is Rolling Out Stricter Rules on Sexual Abuse, Violence, and Hate Speech
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Oct. 17 2017 7:28 PMGoogle's New Super-Secure Email Is Designed For High-Profile Targets. Would It Have Protected Hillary's Campaign?
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Oct. 17 2017 4:12 PMTwitter Is Shutting Down a Conservative Group’s Automated Tweets
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Oct. 17 2017 1:40 PMPoliticians Are Addicted to Big Data Like It’s Campaign CashIt’s one reason they’ll never crack down on Facebook and Google’s data collection.
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Oct. 17 2017 12:38 PMAre Self-Driving Cars the Future of Mobility for People With Disabilities?

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