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How SiriusXM’s Purchase of Pandora Could Change the Balance of Power in the Music Industry

Users
Sept. 24 2018 1:45 PMRomantic LinksIn the era of TomKat and Brangelina, sites like WhosDatedWho were the web’s most useful celebrity-relationship resource. The internet moved on—but they’re still here.
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2018 4:38 PMA New California Bill Would Require Better Passwords for Internet of Things Devices
The Industry
Sept. 21 2018 11:48 AMThe New Media BaronsWhat Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan makes of the tech billionaires taking over the new business—including her boss.
The Industry
Sept. 20 2018 3:49 PMTrolls Are Still Tweeting Christine Blasey Ford’s Address, and Twitter Hasn’t Stopped It
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2018 6:58 PMReturn to Sender: No More Mailing Books to Inmates in PennsylvaniaCorrections officials announced a shift to e-books as a way to fight contraband.
Science
Sept. 19 2018 3:50 PMThe Great EndumbeningIQ scores look to be on the decline. Is there a complicated explanation, or are we just getting stupider?
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2018 2:55 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2018 9:00 AMWhy You Should Not Trust Fertility Apps—YetThe fertility awareness methods they use are real science, but the apps haven’t shown they can deliver the same standard of care.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 18 2018 4:56 PMEverything We Know About Trauma Suggests Christine Blasey Ford Is Telling the TruthThe way we process traumatic memories is fundamentally different than how we process regular memories.
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2018 11:52 AMYou Don’t Own What You Buy From iTunesA viral Twitter thread shocked people. But it shouldn’t have.
Users
Sept. 18 2018 10:29 AMWhy Marco Rubio Went on a Twitter Tirade Against Salt Bae
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2018 5:15 PMR.I.P. @SwedenThe highs and lows of an experiment in democratic social media curation.
The Industry
Sept. 14 2018 7:41 PMFacebook’s Crackdown on Misinformation Might Actually Be WorkingA new study finds that suspected hoax and propaganda sites have been getting less engagement on Facebook since the 2016 election—and getting more on Twitter.
The Industry
Sept. 14 2018 1:45 PMJack Dorsey Gave an Honest Interview About Conservatives at Twitter. Will It Backfire on Him?
Users
Sept. 13 2018 6:44 PMThe Mesmerizing Live Video of an American Flag Slowly Disintegrating in the Face of Hurricane Florence
Science
Sept. 24 2018 1:13 PMExtremely Rare Two-Headed Snake Found in Virginia
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2018 4:27 PMAustralia: Social Media’s Lab RatWhen Facebook, Spotify, and Tinder want to test out features, they go to Oz.
Gizmos
Sept. 20 2018 8:43 PMAmazon Wants to Be In Every Room of Your HouseIt wants to be in your microwave, and your clock, and your car, and everywhere in between.
Gizmos
Sept. 19 2018 9:00 PMShould You Buy the New iPhone XS?Only if you fall into one of these five categories.
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2018 4:12 PM3D-Printing Gun Pioneer Cody Wilson Charged With Sexual Assault of a Minor
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2018 3:11 PMThe EU’s Long Journey Toward “Banning Memes”Two controversial new copyright provisions in Europe have been in the making for years.
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2018 11:53 AMWill Your Universal Basic Income Check Soon Be in the Mail?A Future Tense event recap.
Gizmos
Sept. 18 2018 6:11 PMThe Best (and Worst) Features of iOS 12The latest update lacks flashy features, but the early reviews are positive.
The Industry
Sept. 18 2018 2:58 PMThe News Business May Need Tech Execs Like Marc BenioffBut it should fear them too.
The Industry
Sept. 18 2018 11:21 AMTwitter Is Giving Its Most Rabid Users What They Want: A Reverse-Chronological Timeline
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2018 8:00 AMThe Case for Radically Enhancing HumanityGenetically engineering a smarter population to fend off existential catastrophe isn’t the worst idea, but it has some caveats.
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2018 7:30 AMIs Mass Surveillance the Future of Conservation?It’s hard to catch illegal fishing in international waters—unless you turn to drones and birds strapped with spying devices.
Future Tense
Sept. 14 2018 4:47 PMMassachusetts Police Tweeted a Screenshot—and Accidentally Revealed They’re Watching Left-Wing Activist Groups
Future Tense
Sept. 14 2018 7:30 AMThe First Goes Where Most Space Stories Don’tHulu’s new show is more interested in bureaucracy than in intergalactic travel. That’s great.
Future Tense
Sept. 13 2018 6:39 PMThe Weather Channel Uses Video Game Simulation to Convey the Severity of the Hurricane ThreatWill this open the floodgates to actually useful news simulations?

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