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Netflix’s Secret City shows how technology is changing spycraft

Netflix’s Secret City shows how technology is changing spycraft

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In one scene in Secret City, the 2016 Australian series now playing on Netflix, a spy comes to a park with a bag of bread crumbs, feeding birds as a cover for picking up an encoded message. It’s a classic trope, but the twist here is that the spy is picking up a SIM card […]

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Mark Zuckerberg says Holocaust deniers are making an honest mistake

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Facebook will continue to offer a platform to Holocaust deniers, Infowars, and other publishers of hoaxes on the assumption that they are sincere in their beliefs, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. Speaking to Recode’s Kara Swisher on her podcast, Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, said that Holocaust deniers are “deeply offensive.” “But at the end of the […]

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This 3D-printed origami trap captures delicate sea life without hurting them

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Corning’s new Gorilla Glass 6 will let your phone survive 15 drops

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Corning just announced the release of Gorilla Glass 6, emphasizing that it’s more durable than previous models. The company says that the glass will survive up to 15 drops from a one meter height and can be “up to two times better” than Gorilla Glass 5. “Corning Gorilla Glass 6 improves upon Gorilla Glass 5 […]

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Bang & Olufsen is getting rid of its B&O Play branding

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Bang & Olufsen is eliminating its B&O Play sub-brand in favor of just selling all of its products under its primary Bang & Olufsen brand instead. It’s a move that will presumably cause less confusion to consumers and is extremely welcome in particular to me, a reporter who often had to figure out which brand […]

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Amazon is turning Simon Stålenhag’s haunting retro sci-fi paintings into a TV series

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Over the last couple of years, Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag has earned considerable acclaim for Tales from the Loop, a science fiction art book that juxtaposes a sense of nostalgia for the rural countryside against an alternate, futuristic past. Yesterday, Amazon ordered a series based on the book, to be adapted by Legion writer Nathaniel […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is starting to leak out

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The first images of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 have started to leak, and they suggest the phone might have a better fingerprint sensor placement this time around. Evan Blass of VentureBeat tweeted an image yesterday of the rumored phone and its new S Pen. You’ll immediately notice that the fingerprint sensor is placed below the […]

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Another hastily planned YouTuber event ends in failure

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It’s barely been a month since TanaCon, the disastrous convention thrown by creator Tana Mongeau, but the highly publicized failure of that event doesn’t seem to have deterred other YouTubers from event planning. Yousef Erakat, known as FouseyTube to his 10 million YouTube subscribers, attempted to plan and run a concert in seven days at […]

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The best post-Amazon Prime Day deals include Google Wifi routers, Audio-Technica headphones, and more

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Amazon Prime Day 2018 officially ended its 36-hour run, but you still have time to act on the few remaining deals. If you’re after a deal on gaming consoles, the Xbox One X is $100 off on eBay, and Walmart’s Nintendo Switch bundle, which includes a discounted game, is still up. You won’t find any […]

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Chrome OS isn’t ready for tablets yet

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I’ve been banging on for a while now that Android tablets are done for and will be replaced — someday — by Chrome OS tablets. Over the past couple of years, it’s gone from a weird theory that enraged Android partisans to conventional wisdom. This is despite some fairly decent, yet ultimately not very popular, […]

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