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Who Ruled Comic-Con Cosplay in 2017? Wonder Woman, Obviously

There were plenty of Reys, and lots of Elevens from "Stranger Things,' but Princess Diana took the throne in San Diego this year.

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 12:04 pm

Ann Coulter’s Delta Snafu Brings Twitter Together In This Week’s News Recap

The commentator Ann Coulter's dust-up with Delta finally gave the internet a reason to rally behind an airline.

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 1:00 am

Einstein’s Little-Known Passion Project? A Refrigerator

Humanity might have saved itself a lot of trouble in the long run by investing in the Einstein-Szilard approach to cooling water with fire.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 11:00 pm

Turn Off Your Push Notifications. All of Them

RIP my mentions.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 11:00 pm

Decoding the Geometry of Viruses Could Lead to Better Vaccines

Mathematical insights into how RNA helps viruses pull together their protein shells could guide future studies of viral behavior and function.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 11:00 pm

Comic-Con 2017: You Can Thank Joss Whedon For That Great New 'Justice League' Trailer

The director didn't come to Comic-Con, but his presence was felt during the panel for his next project.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 11:42 am

Comic-Con 2017: Ending 'Game of Thrones' with a Musical Episode? We've Got Some Ideas

Brienne of Tarth wants it. Bran wants it. Even the Onion Knight wants it. Let's make this happen, people.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 7:13 am

Ethereum Thefts Cost Investors Millions

Ethereum thefts, an Ashley Madison settlement, another leaky Amazon S3 bucket, and more of this week's top security news.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 4:00 am

'Rick and Morty' Is Actually Righteous Science Fiction

Many of its episodes have stories smart enough to be published in sci-fi anthologies.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 1:00 am

Antivirus for Android Has Terrible Track Record

A new study shows that 94 percent of Android antivirus failed to stop a comprehensive set of malware attacks.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 12:00 am

More Women Are Learning Computer Science! Now, About Those Jobs…

Hey, some bonafide good news!

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 11:00 pm

Fewer Comics at Comic-Con? Blame Comicononomics

The trials of the local comics shop have finally visited the con itself—and the people who are just looking for good comics to read.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 11:00 pm

Letting Cyberattack Victims Hack Back Is a Very Unwise Idea

Opinion: Retaliating against hacks is the wrong way to prevent them.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 11:00 pm

SpaceX's Mars Plans Hit a Pothole. Up Next: the Moon?

SpaceX is rebooting its colonization plan, and may pivot to focus on a moon base that would aid that effort.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 11:00 pm

Space Photos of the Week: This Dim Galaxy Is a Starry Slowpoke

Solar flares, orbiting moons, and a cluster of brown dwarfs this week from space.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 11:00 pm

Throwing Shade: 7 Polarized Sunglasses for Summer Fun

We tested a dozen pairs of polarized shades at various prices, from $10 to $360.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 11:00 pm

Netflix's Secret Weapon Isn't Reboots—It's Genre Movies

The streaming service is offering money and creative freedom—and from a look at its first two projects, it won't be stopping anytime soon.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 12:00 pm

Lyft Says, ‘Me Too!’ and Dives Into the Self-Driving Game

The ride-hail company will launch its own autonomous vehicle software and hardware.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 10:47 am

Trump Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci Disagrees With Most Trump Policies

Anthony Scaramucci's new job is to sell Trump's policies to the American people. Too bad he disagrees with so many of them himself.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 10:43 am

Sean Spicer Resigned as White House Press Secretary. The Internet Will Miss Him.

Sean Spicer might be leaving the White House, but he'll remain in the internet's heart.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 9:40 am

A GAO Sting Scored $1.2 Million in Weapons From an Unsuspecting Department of Defense

A federal sting reveals lax oversight in the Defense Department’s gear giveaway program.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 9:33 am

IBM’s Watson Won Jeopardy! But Can It Win the New AI Biz?

The game show was a cinch compared to saving Big Blue's ailing business.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 9:32 am

Qualcomm’s _Game of Thrones_-Like Legal Battles Keep Getting Worse

Everything should be going great for the microchip powerhouse. Here's why they're not.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 9:05 am

Gadget Lab Podcast: Talkin' Glass With Steven Levy

Steven Levy joins the Gadget Lab Podcast to tell us how factory workers are streamlining production Google's wearable.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 7:09 am

Physicists Try to Revive a Super-Safe, Decades-Old Cancer Treatment

Robert Johnson thinks that a proton-based image, even a blurry one, can guide a cancer treatment known as proton therapy better than a conventional X-ray.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 4:00 am

Fox's Comic-Con Panel and the Case of the Mysteriously Absent X-Men Universe

The studio's biggest comic-book properties were suspiciously absent during their Hall H presentation.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 3:23 am

Total Solar Eclipse: Guess How Many People Can Actually Watch?

When a total solar eclipse passes over the US on August 21, nerds will flock to the areas where they can see a total blackout. How many of them can fit?

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 2:00 am

HP Spectre x2 (2017) Review: The 2-in-1 Laptop to Beat

The HP Spectre x2 costs less than the Surface Pro and beats it on performance, usability, and price

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 12:00 am

Meet the Woman Trying to Prepare Your Town for the Total Solar Eclipse

Kate Russo is the world's go-to guide for communities planning for the massive influx of eclipse tourists this August 21.

Posted on 21 July 2017 | 11:00 pm

Watch a Homemade Robot Crack a SentrySafe Combination Safe in 15 Minutes

Not so safe after all.

Posted on 21 July 2017 | 11:00 pm