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California Beach Culture Versus Silicon Valley Tech Money: Fight!

The road to dystopia is paved with errors. It winds and undulates, and its off ramps include avoidable catastrophes like Madmaximum, where a boneheaded energy policy un-terraforms Earth, and the suburban nightmare of the Handmaid’s Vale, with all its orderly fascism. But honestly, the destination that freaks me out the most is the collection of […]
by Admin / February 24, 2018 /In News

Space Photos of the Week: Juno Helps Jupiter Shows Off Its Stripes

The Juno spacecraft took this close-up photo of Jupiter’s temperate belts during its latest orbit on February 7. Jupiter is known for these stripes, which are actually separations in the atmosphere caused by weather patterns and variations in chemical composition. The spacecraft was only 5,000 miles above the cloud tops when it skimmed by the […]
by Admin / February 24, 2018 /In News

Aliens Would Probably Like It If You Gave them Flowers

Alien invasion is a constant theme of Hollywood science fiction, from War of the Worlds to Independence Day. But Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker, author of the new book Enlightenment Now, argues that highly developed civilizations tend toward peace and tolerance, and that advanced aliens are much more likely to be friendly. “I think it’s not […]
by Admin / February 24, 2018 /In News

The Rick Gates Plea, an Apple Watch Mess, and More Security News This Week

Robert Mueller’s indictment of Russia’s Internet Research Agency—also known as the “troll factory”—feels like years ago at this point. It’s only been a week! And we took a deep dive into what it really says about Russia’s propaganda efforts during the 2016 presidential campaign and beyond. Trump campaign advisor Rick Gates has also copped a […]
by Admin / February 24, 2018 /In News

These 100-watt LED light bulbs are worth a look

We tested every 100-watt replacement LED we could find to help make sure that your next light bulb is the right bulb. Subscribe to CNET: http://cnet.co/2heRhep Check out our playlists: http://cnet… source
by Admin / February 24, 2018 /In News

F1’s 2018 Cars Come With a New Engineering Puzzle: The Halo

We’re just a month from the start of the 2018 Formula 1 season, and that means it’s debutante season, where teams take the wraps off the extreme machines they’ve spent the offseason building. So far, the theme seems to be retro-chic. McLaren has gone for an “papaya” orange and blue livery for its MCL33 car, […]
by Admin / February 24, 2018 /In News

Ecovacs Deebot M81 Pro Review: A Good Robovac You Can Afford

For the first week that I ran the Ecovacs Deebot M81 Pro, I kept finding it knocked off its base, its battery uncharged. It was aggravating, and mystifying. What could be happening? I’ve been testing robot vacuums for months by plugging them into this one location. After a day of observation, I figured out the […]
by Admin / February 24, 2018 /In News

The Doomsday L Train Shutdown Just Might Save New York City

Like Y2K and the Mayan prophecies concerning December 21, 2012, the apocalypse heading for New York City comes with that “mark it on your calendar” feature you just don’t get from surprise nuclear attack. Here, the end-of-the-world date in question is April 2019, when one of the key linkages between Manhattan and Brooklyn will shut […]
by Admin / February 23, 2018 /In News

Nope, Android isn’t getting a system-wide dark mode (at least not yet)

According to a number of reports today, the next version of Android would include a “dark mode” — something that’s been a long-time feature request from those who prefer the dark-themed and power-saving option that’s already available in apps like YouTube and Twitter. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. News that Android was getting its own […]
by Admin / February 23, 2018 /In News