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Nintendo Labo: Price, Details, Release Date

Labo is a set of cardboard, build-it-yourself accessories for Nintendo's super-popular Switch gaming console.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 11:58 am

Startups Race to Create Cancer Screens from DNA

Entrepreneurs are selling VCs a vision of cheap, surgery-free cancer screening based on blood tests, even before symptoms appear.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 11:29 am

A Popular Crime-Predicting Algorithms Performed Worse Than Mechanical Turks in One Study

When researchers put a popular criminal justice algorithm up against a bunch of Mechanical Turks, they came out about even.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 8:16 am

Global Warming Predictions May Now Be a Lot Less Uncertain

Researchers claim they’ve reduced the uncertainty in a key metric of climate change by 60 percent. That could have implications for how humanity arrives at climate goals like it did in Paris.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 8:00 am

Gadget Lab Podcast: How 'Shine Theory' Improves Diversity in Design

A discussion about diversity in product design with Google's Lilian Rincon. Recorded live at CES 2018.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 3:00 am

The Physics of the 69-Degree Intersection That Kills Cyclists in the UK

Set up an intersection the wrong way, and an oncoming car can be completely blind to an approaching biker—with fatal consequences.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 am

Nissan's Brain Wave Project Could Help You Drive by Reading Your Mind

Just put on this goofy helmet, and the car could know what you'll do before you do it.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 2:00 am

Ford Is Finally Getting Serious About Making Electric Cars

Starting with an $11 billion investment and an SUV to rival Tesla's Model X, called the Mach 1.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 12:00 am

NASA Just Proved It Can Navigate Space Using Pulsars. Where to Now?

For years it's been the stuff of science fiction. Now NASA's shown that pulsar navigation works.

Posted on 18 January 2018 | 12:00 am

The Project Veritas Twitter Videos Show the Conservative Backlash Against Moderation

James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has targeted Twitter, after the social media giant took steps to curb abuse on its platform.

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 5:16 am

Now On Nintendo Switch, 'Furi' Embraces The Power of a Good Boss Fight

The devious rhythmic combat game is a grueling meditation on what a boss fight is worth.

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 3:00 am

The Astrophysicist Who Wants to Help Solve Baltimore's Urban Blight

Vacant buildings are more than just an economic threat. They're also a public safety concern. And it turns out they have their own sort of gravitational pull.

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 2:00 am

Ex-Uber Engineer Accused of Spying on Tesla, Stealing Trade Secrets

A lawsuit from a former nanny brings new allegations against Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the heart of the Uber/Waymo dispute.

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 1:00 am

Job Alert: How Would You Like to Babysit Robots?

For all their advances, robots still struggle with the human world. They get stuck. They get assaulted. But not to worry: Help is just a call center away.

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 1:00 am

Why Cloudflare Let an Extremist Stronghold Burn

The story of how an internet infrastructure company get locked into a free-speech dispute starts in the cubicles of SoMa and the brothels of Istanbul.

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 12:00 am

Change My View: Why Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse Is on Reddit

What’s astounding about Kal Turnbull's brainchild is that no single radioactive topic—not Trump, Brexit, sex, guns—has overrun the subreddit.

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 12:00 am

Meet Antifa's Secret Weapon Against Far-Right Extremists

Megan Squire doesn’t consider herself to be antifa and pushes digital activism instead, passing along information to those who might put it to real-world use—who might weaponize it.

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 12:00 am

Free Speech, Tech Turmoil, and the New Censorship

Special Issue: How technology is upending everything we thought we knew about public discourse.

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 12:00 am

Yondr Wants to Neutralize Your Phone—and Un-change the World

The San Francisco startup helps restricts smartphone use in places where the people in charge don’t want it. But in allowing this, we may be compromising something about ourselves.

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 12:00 am

6 Tales of Censorship in the Golden Age of Free Speech

Blocked by Trump, fired by Google, suspended by Facebook. The social internet gives everyone a voice, it also has countless ways of punishing us for speaking.

Posted on 17 January 2018 | 12:00 am