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'Prisoners of Gravity': Hey, TV Sci-Fi Can Have Ideas After All

On this week's episode of the 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast the creators of the science fiction show look back on its legacy.

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 1:00 am

Obama Failed to Punish Russian Hacking, and Other Security News This Week

Every Saturday we round up the biggest cybersecurity news of the week.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 11:00 pm

Honda's Self-Driving Approach Starts With the Acura NSX Supercar

The NSX relies on the kind of innovation that will help Honda cruise into the self-driving future.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 11:00 pm

Space Photos of the Week: Galaxy Is a Big, Dusty Star Machine

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 11:00 pm

Plastic Water Bottles Might Have Poisoned Ancient Californians

Native Americans living in California made their own plastic water bottles. However, they didn't know how toxic that might be.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 12:00 pm

How To Turn Off Snapchat’s Stalkerish Snap Map Feature

It's called Ghost Mode.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 7:24 am

Why Aren't More Employees Suing Uber?

Arbitration agreements prevent lawsuits---but exacerbate the cultural problems endemic to startups.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 7:00 am

Samsung’s Classy New TV Moonlights as a Work of Art

One click on the remote toggles between a television and a display for digital art.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 4:00 am

ORide Is a Prototype for an Encrypted Uber That Can't Track You

Researchers built a proof-of-concept system to show that Uber and Lyft don't actually need to know where you are.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 3:00 am

'The Bad Batch': Every Good Director Needs a Messy Second Movie

Sophomore slumps are common, sure, but sometimes things are misunderstood for a reason—and Ana Lily Amirpour's new outing is no exception.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 3:00 am

Watch the Coolest, Scariest Display Flights of the 2017 Paris Air Show

Featuring the F-35 fighter jet, Airbus A380, Boeing 737MAX, and the Patrouille de France.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 2:00 am

Netflix's New Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan Doc Has Us All Conflicted

'Nobody Speak' is about more than a lawsuit—it's about money, power, and the freedom of the press.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 1:00 am

ORWL's Ultra-Secure PC Self Destructs if Someone Messes With It

A Linux-running desktop PC called ORWL is meant to foil the most dedicated hackers.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 12:00 am

Google Unveils an AI Investment Fund. It's Betting on an App Store for Algorithms.

The search giant launches a venture fund to finance startups creating machine intelligence technology.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 12:00 am

No One Has the Data to Prevent the Next Flint

The lead crisis in America is a data crisis.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 11:00 pm

Watch SpaceX Fire Off Its Second Flight-Proven Falcon 9

SpaceX plans to launch another recovered booster from the history-worn Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 11:00 pm

As Uber Flails, Its Self-Driving Car Research Rolls On

It's been a rough 2017 for Uber, but the fire hasn't quite spread to the autonomous vehicles department.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 11:00 pm

The Senate Health Bill Is a Disaster for the Opioid Crisis

Capping Medicaid is very bad news for the 2.5 million Americans struggling with an opioid addiction.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 11:17 am

Senators Push Trump for Answers on Power Grid Malware Attack

Nineteen legislators say the discovery of automated grid-disruption malware in Ukraine means the White House isn't doing enough to protect critical infrastructure.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 9:40 am

With VR180, YouTube Steps Gingerly Toward Virtual Reality

VR180 isn't VR, but it’s way more accessible.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 8:15 am

Why Net Neutrality Matters

How Trump's decision on net neutrality impacts everyone

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 7:52 am

Exoskeletons Don't Come One-Size-Fits-All ... Yet

Researchers are turning to algorithms to make exoskeletons more efficient.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 6:00 am

Gritty Photos of the News Crews That Never Stop Rolling

Satoshi Fujiwara documents the people documenting tragedy.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 3:00 am

Tech Metaphors Are Holding Back Brain Research

It’s easy to assume that the seat of human intelligence is similar to our increasingly smart devices. But that idea could be misdirecting neuroscience.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 3:00 am

The Woman Who Gave You the Video Game 'Journey' Returns With a VR Fairy Tale

Created by Robin Hunicke and her experimental game design company, Funomena, the VR game Luna is a parable about mistakes and redemption.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 3:00 am

Punkt MP01 Review: You'll Love This Very Smart Dumbphone

Of all the antidotes to always-on anxiety, the most intriguing is this handset that only offers calling and texting.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 1:00 am

The Top 10 Flying Car Designs, From Airbus to Larry Page

The long-promised age of the flying car is finally here (kinda). Here are 10 of the most promising designs.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 12:00 am

Brendan Fraser's Facebook Fan Page Is the Last Pure Place Online

Against all odds, tens of thousands of Brendan Fraser fans on Facebook have carved out a kind place on the internet.

Posted on 22 June 2017 | 11:00 pm

Don't Fall for the 'Memory' Pills Targeting Baby Boomers

Prevagen is just one of many nootropics on the market, each aimed at a different kind of audience. And none of them have much science behind them.

Posted on 22 June 2017 | 11:00 pm

Art Fight! The Pinkest Pink Versus the Blackest Black

Nanotube-based Vantablack was aimed at engineers. Then a famous sculptor locked it up—and the artistic community found this unpalatable.

Posted on 22 June 2017 | 11:00 pm