Lily Hay Newman Lily Hay Newman

Lily Hay Newman is lead blogger for Future Tense.

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Sept. 19 2014 5:03 PMWhite House Chief Information Officer Will Run U.S. Ebola Response
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Sept. 18 2014 2:39 PMHere's How to Keep Apple From Sharing Your iPhone Data With the Police
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Sept. 17 2014 12:35 PMIOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
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Sept. 16 2014 1:41 PMYou Can Play the Original Doom on a Hacked Canon Printer
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Sept. 15 2014 1:55 PMMicrosoft Is Buying Minecraft for $2.5 Billion, but Its Founder Is Leaving
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Sept. 12 2014 11:27 AMCyberspace Looks Pretty Menacing in This Japanese Music Video From 1989
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Sept. 11 2014 12:33 PMInsurance Companies Want to Use Your Personal Data to Determine Your Premiums
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Sept. 10 2014 5:04 PMThe iPod Classic Is Dead: Mourn for Bygone Click Wheels
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Sept. 9 2014 5:12 PMApple Pay Will Be Much More Important Than the iPhone 6
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Sept. 5 2014 12:43 PMCoursera Patched Vulnerabilities Found by a Surveillance Law Professor
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Sept. 4 2014 1:37 PMIKEA’s 2015 Catalog Launch Is the Perfect Spoof of iPad Ads
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Sept. 3 2014 5:14 PMPETA Uses Virtual Reality to Show You What Factory Farmed Chickens See Before Slaughter
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Aug. 28 2014 10:17 AMThis Cheap Exoskeleton Lets You Sit Wherever You Want Without a Chair
Better Summer
Aug. 25 2014 11:45 PMWe’ve Failed at Fruit SaladBut we can redeem this much-maligned summer side dish.
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Aug. 22 2014 4:50 PMWhite House Cybersecurity Coordinator Doesn’t Know Much About Tech, Says That’s a Good Thing
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Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PMBy 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
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Sept. 17 2014 7:23 PMMIT Researchers Are Using Smartphones to Interact With Other Screens
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Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PMThis iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
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Sept. 15 2014 4:49 PMCheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
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Sept. 12 2014 2:14 PMSotomayor Concerned About Drones and Privacy, Says You Should Be Too
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Sept. 11 2014 7:35 PMThe Earth Is About to Be Bombarded by Two Solar Storms
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Sept. 10 2014 7:58 PMToday Was the “Go Slow” Protest of the FCC Net Neutrality Proposal. Did You Notice?
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Sept. 9 2014 7:33 PMThe New iPhones Will Probably Have Terrible Battery Life
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Sept. 5 2014 5:53 PMNo One Will Read Margaret Atwood’s Newest Work For 100 Years
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Sept. 4 2014 6:56 PMBig Tech Companies Are Planning “Go Slow” Day to Protest the FCC Net Neutrality Proposal
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Sept. 3 2014 7:56 PMGoogle Is Investing More in Quantum Computing Research to Create Better AI
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Sept. 3 2014 1:29 PMRam Bothered by Drone Expresses Dislike With Violent Headbutts
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Aug. 26 2014 10:27 AMAn Easy Tool for Turning YouTube Scenes Into GIFs
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Aug. 25 2014 10:04 AMStudy: People Don’t Want More Apps
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Aug. 22 2014 12:05 PMThe noPhone Doesn’t Do Anything, Is Not Actually a Phone




Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
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Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
The Good Word
Sept. 21 2014 11:44 PM Does This Name Make Me Sound High-Fat? Why it just seems so right to call a cracker “Cheez-It.”
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.