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Photo Gallery: Our Favorite Cosplay From NYC's Black Comic Book Festival
At the seventh annual iteration of the convention, fans paid homage to favorites from Sailor Moon to 'Coming to America'’s Prince Akeem.
Netflix Now Aligns Itself With Hollywood, not Silicon Valley
The streaming firm leaves the Internet Association, a tech industry group, and joins the MPAA, underscoring its growth as a content creator.
The Prime Challenges for Scout, Amazon’s New Delivery Robot
The company's new six-wheeled delivery bot is built to ferry Prime packages.
Google and Facebook Backed an Event Denying Climate Change
Three tech giants, including Microsoft, sponsored a libertarian conference that included attacks on the science of climate change.
Boeing’s Flying Taxi Prototype Takes to the Air (Briefly)
The company is one of the partners in Uber's bid to fly the skies.
Nest Cams Hijacked in the Name of PewDiePie and North Korea Pranks
In separate incidents, hackers exploit poor password hygiene to terrify camera owners.
Facebook Cracks Down on Networks of Fake Pages and Groups
The social network announced a policy change to allow for removing entire groups of fraudulent pages at once—even when they all haven't broken the rules.
From 'Minding the Gap' to 'Hale County,' We're in a New Age of Documentaries
This year's nominees push the form to its limits or apply a new frame entirely, heralding a golden age for such works.
Scientists Reconstruct an Object by Photographing Its Shadow
Taking a page from film noir spycraft, a team of researchers found a way to photograph an object while pointing a camera in the opposite direction.
How Tim Cook’s Data Broker Registry Might Actually Work
The Apple CEO wants to bring data brokers out of the shadows. Don't expect them to go quietly.
The Sensible Math of Knocking Over Absurdly Large Dominoes
Using a small domino to topple a taller one, you could in theory take down a domino the size of a skyscraper. Here's how it would work.
Watch Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launch Its New Shepard Rocket
On Tuesday, the Amazon founder's space company will send a rocket aloft carrying nine NASA payloads on a suborbital flight.
The Water in Your Toilet Could Fight Climate Change One Day
Researchers are beginning to explore how we might tweak wastewater treatment to capture CO2 instead of emitting it, slowing the ravages of climate change.
Want to Boost LA's Transit Ridership? Try Making Women Feel Safer
Way more men than women are taking LA's Expo line, and new research helps explain why.
Sonos Beam, Playbar, and Subs Are $200 Off Right Now
Thanks to the Super Bowl, every Sonos TV speaker for your home theater is discounted right now, including the Playbar, Playbase, Beam, and Sub.
Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It
The all-seeing Amazon, Google, and Facebook have every incentive to help the national security state undermine privacy, free speech, and democracy. We’ve read this book before.
Have Phones Become Boring? Well, They’re About to Get Weird
Pop-out cameras! Foldable displays! Hole-punched notches! This year, phone-makers are swinging for the fences.
EU Privacy Law Snares Its First Tech Giant: Google
The French data regulator fines Google $57 million for not properly gaining user permission to personalize ads.
Travel Back in Time With These Vintage Computers
Today's svelte laptops, smartphones, and tablets may look nothing like the clunky machines of yesterday, but they owe them everything.
Feds Also Say That Oracle Underpaid Women and Minorities
In a new filing, the US Department of Labor says Oracle underpaid women and minorities at its headquarters complex by $400 million over four years.