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Psychedelic Portraits Made With a Hunk of Beveled Glass
Photographer Mikayla Whitmore creates these images without any apps or effects filters.
Star Wars News: Here's What One Dude Has Seen of 'Episode IX'
Disney showed a bit of the next 'Star Wars' movie to shareholders. This guy tweeted about it.
The Uncanny Valley Nobody's Talking About: Eerie Robot Voices
We've all heard of the uncanny valley, in which realistic humanoid robots freak us out. But what might be even freakier is how those robots speak to us.
HP Spectre x360 Review: A Laptop With Near-Universal Appeal
For the 2019 version of its Spectre x360 laptop, HP updates an already winning design and adds an exceptional 14-hour battery.
Here's What It's Like to Accidentally Expose the Data of 230M People
The owner of Exactis, a 10-person firm that exposed a database including nearly every American, tells the story of his company's downfall.
Boeing’s 737 Crash, Tesla’s Model Y, and More News This Week
This week’s transportation news focused on two major stories: the investigation into the fatal crash of Ethiopian Flight 302 and Elon Musk’s reveal of Tesla’s new baby SUV.
While You Were Offline: Cats Caused the Facebook Outage (jkjk)
It was a "server configuration change." The word "cats" is in there somewhere.
AI Algorithms Are Now Shockingly Good at Doing Science
Whether probing the evolution of galaxies or discovering new chemical compounds, algorithms are detecting patterns no humans could have spotted.
For Workers in the Gig Economy, Client Interactions Can Get … Weird
When you work inside people’s homes, things can quickly go from too friendly to creepy to outright sexual harassment.
How Cambridge Analytica Sparked the Great Privacy Awakening
Repercussions from the scandal swirling around the data analytics firm continue to be felt across the tech industry.
Space Photos of the Week: One Last Piece of the Moon Rock
NASA is releasing some of its last samples from the lunar surface to scientists.
Beto O'Rourke Was Part of an Infamous '90s Hacker Group
The presidential candidate's first constituency was Cult of the Dead Cow.
Here's An Idea: Replace Trials with Virtual Reality Duels
Sci-fi author Ben Bova thinks it's a viable alternative to prolonged, expensive lawsuits.
How Does Music Affect Your Brain? Every Way Imaginable
In the latest episode of 'Tech Effects,' we investigated how music gets into our brains—and our bodies.
Corporations Are Co-Opting Right-to-Repair
Opinion: Manufacturers are offering more repair options than ever before. But they still aren’t giving people the true freedom to fix what they want when they want.
19 Best Tech Deals on Cheap Earbuds, Apple Watches, and More
Whether your weekend plans include relaxing in a beach chair or vacuuming your floor, we have a deal for you.
Most Android Antivirus Apps Are Garbage
Fraudulent and ineffective antivirus apps persist on the Google Play Store, and it's unclear whether they'll ever totally go away.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Review: A Great Wearable for Exercise Tracking
A sleek, lightweight way to track your activity, especially if you carry a Samsung phone.
Why You Should (Still) Be Playing Halo in 2019
Now that the series is coming to PC, you can play them all over again—and take a unique lesson from two of the installments in particular.
How Tesla's Model Y Compares to Other Electric SUVs (Charts)
Elon Musk's latest creation is entering a crowded market. Here's how its specs match those of Audi, Jaguar, Mercedes, and more.