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Don’t Blame The Batteries For Every Lithium-Ion Explosion

By Tim Moynihan for WIRED. Lithium-ion batteries have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The latest marquee moment involved a pair of exploding headphones on a plane. That incendiary incident came hot on the heels of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 (double) recall and major issues with “hoverboard” batteries. Show More Summary

Spring Deals: Air Purifiers, 25% Off REI Clearance, Packing Cubes And More

Welcome to TechBargains Weekly deals where they find the best deals for Spring to save you time and money. Act fast as stock is limited and these discounts will not last. 55” Samsung 6-Series 4K Curved LED Smart HDTV for $797.99 (Orig...Show More Summary

How To Negotiate A Lower Cable Bill Without Cutting The Cord

Comcast had a surprise for Peter Hoagland at the end of 2016 ? and it wasn’t a good one. The cable giant first raised his bill by 40 percent. He asked it to reconsider the raise, and it agreed to lower his bill to $103 a month. “That...Show More Summary

President Trump, There Is A Deal To Be Made With North Korea

In 1999, I went to Pyongyang at the requests of U.S. President Bill Clinton, South Korean President Kim Dae-jung and Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi to negotiate an agreement that would require North Korea to give up its programs to develop nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. Show More Summary

TechBargains Weekly Deals: Smart Sprinklers, TurboTax And The Best Deal On A North Face Laptop Bag

Welcome to TechBargains Weekly deals where they find the best deals of the week to save you time and money. Act fast as stock is limited and these discounts will not last. The North Face Surge II Transit 17” Backpack for $65 after Coupon: TECH65 (Orig $140) This is one of the best deals we’ve seen on a proper North Face Laptop backpack. Show More Summary

Students Today Will Live In The Matrix

In case anyone hasn’t noticed, amidst self-driving cars and planned vacations to the moon: the future is here. The fast-paced onset of the space age, with all its promise and discontent, is causing many of us to catch our breath. For...Show More Summary

This Scientist Sent A Superbug To Space To Help Life On Earth

At 9:39 a.m. on the morning of February 19th, 2017, NASA Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Complex 39A rumbles to life, waking from a six-year slumber. On the platform where men were once launched to the moon, sit a SpaceX Falcon...Show More Summary

Why Automation Will Create, Not Destroy, Jobs

If you have been watching political tectonics on both sides of the Atlantic, you may have noticed that analysts are increasingly getting it wrong: "it" being economics, politics, and social trends. The all of it, wrong. Why is this? Not in Kansas Anymore We are now deep into a digital transformation, and a new way of thinking and working and living. Show More Summary

How ‘Evolving’ Technology Leads To Fewer Choices And Creates Mountains Of Waste

Sharad Sinha, Nanyang Technological University Let me ask you a question. Are you periodically forced to buy a new laptop because the technology – hardware or software – in your current laptop is no longer supported even though it’sShow More Summary

How Facebook Autoplay Is Triggering Vicarious Trauma

On July 5th, 2016, Rashain Carriere-Williams woke up to the news that Alton Sterling, a father-of-five, was fatally shot in the back by police officers outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Carriere-Williams, who lives...Show More Summary

In A World Without Secrets, Here's How To Almost Disappear Online

It may only be a slight exaggeration that companies know more about you than you do about yourself. Fire up your cell phone or laptop if you have any doubts. Companies can predict what you want to buy and show you ads for them. They know your birthday. Show More Summary

Trump, Twitter And The So-Called Truth In An Age Of Lies

Let’s give it up for truth. C’mon, a nice hand. It gave us a lot of good years. Back in the day, Truth began with a capital T, and it came straight from God. Then science had a long run with it. The Enlightenment. Good times. But modernity was no piece of cake for truth. Show More Summary

See How A 3-D—Printed Robot Catches A Fish

For Architectural Digest, by Nick Mafi. All it takes is one reading of Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea—in which the protagonist goes 84 days without catching a fish—to understand that fishing is not a simple enterprise. It requires a combination of skill, patience, and luck. Show More Summary

Bring Minecraft To Life With These Cheap 3-D Printers

By Tim Moynihan for WIRED. In all likelihood, 3-D printing will forever remain a niche thing. But if you or your kid happen to reside in that niche, making your own stuff has become crazy accessible. Much of the reason is software: Microsoft’s...Show More Summary

Robots Will Soon Do Your Taxes. Bye-Bye, Accounting Jobs

By Vasant Dhar for WIRED. Tax season has arrived, as the Super Bowl recently reminded us: In the first half alone, two commercials encouraged viewers to trust computers to do our taxes, the first from H&R Block with its new partner Watson,...Show More Summary

Why The Tech Industry Needs A “Day Without Immigrants”

By Amy Bhatt and Sareeta Amrute On #ADayWithoutImmigrants, workers who are vital to the operation of restaurants to agriculture to healthcare stayed home to protest the current White House’s appalling immigration policy agenda. Visibly missing from these protests were the scores of immigrants from India (though not all) who keep the U.S. Show More Summary

The Tech Talk

Kids and tech are the 21st Century’s birds and bees—a topic parents don’t want to talk about, but need to start as soon as possible. While the “how soon is too soon to introduce your child to tech” debate varies from household to household,...Show More Summary

How To Make A Stop-Motion Lego Flick Of Your Very Own

By Signe Brewster for WIRED. Despite the blocky, herky-jerky quality of their visuals, 2014’s The Lego Movie and its box-office-ruling spinoff, The Lego Batman Movie, were not actually filmed in stop-motion. (It would have cost tensShow More Summary

Does GDPR do enough to police AI?

Algorithms are increasingly powerful, and researchers have recently been grappling with how they can operate ethically, and effectively, in society. The broad consensus to date is that five core things are required: Someone responsible...Show More Summary

Beyond the Hype: What's Next for Industrial 3D Printing

It wasn't long ago that 3D printing was one of the buzziest technologies around. We watched as a 3D printer recreated a bust of Stephen Colbert on TV. We heard from industry analysts who were bullish on adoption of the technology. We...Show More Summary

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