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Opportunity Rover Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

The internet also said "hello, again" to more government shutdown talk last week...

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Digging Into Self-Driving Data and More Car News This Week

Plus: We bid adieu to the Airbus A380, Amazon makes a move, and we take a tour of the gear that keeps Nascar racers on the oval...

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How the Brain Keeps Its Memories in the Right Order

A long-standing mystery in neuroscience is how the brain attaches a timestamp to our memories. Researchers now may have identified a neural mechanism...

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What Is Credential Stuffing?

What happens to all those emails and passwords that get leaked? They're frequently used to try to break into users' other accounts across the internet...

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This Company Takes the Grunt Work Out of Using the Cloud

HashiCorp has won fans among developers, and a billion-dollar valuation, by automating the mundane tasks of setting up and configuring servers...

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Fossil Sport Smartwatch Review: A (Mostly) Solid WearOS Watch

Even with some flaws, it's almost certainly the best WearOS smartwatch you can buy...

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Chinese Surveillance, Facebook Tracking, and More Security News This Week

3-D printed rifles, Iran missile hacking, and more of the week's top security news...

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The Pentagon Needs to Woo AI Experts Away From Big Tech

Opinion: Without more DOD investment, there just aren’t enough incentives to lure talent away from high-paying jobs with great benefits into a life of public service...

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Sci-Fi Author Robert Heinlein Was Basically MacGyver

Gregory Benford's new book portrays the writer as a man of action and improvised traps...

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Space Photos of the Week: The Trail of Opportunity and More

As hard as it is to say goodbye to our favorite little rover, the mission had a hell of a run on Mars...

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28 Best President's Day Sales on Laptops, TVs, Gear (2019)

We found the best tech bargains for the long holiday weekend from Beats, Dyson, and more...

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The Soothing Promise of Our Own Artisanal Internet

As unease with Big Tech grows, some prescribe a slower, less viral online existence. "Eat independent sites, mostly not Facebook."...

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Uber Sues NYC to Kill Its Ride-Hail Car Cap

New York's mayor says the rule, which halts the granting of new licenses, is vital for reining in congestion. Uber says the city is overreaching...

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Hacks, Nudes, and Breaches: It's Been a Rough Month for Dating Apps

Trouble at OKCupid, Coffee Meets Bagel, and Jack'd have made February a bad stretch for romantics online...

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Trump Declared an Emergency Based on Data That Doesn’t Exist

As he declared a national emergency Friday, President Trump repeatedly dismissed statistics and reports produced by his own government...

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Gadget Lab Podcast: The Allure of OG Usernames

Product designer Chris Messina snagged @chris as his Instagram name. It’s been awesome—and terrible. Plus: Amazon splits with NYC, on the Gadget Lab podcast...

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With HQ2, New York and Amazon Played a Zero Sum Game—And Everyone Lost

With the HQ2 split, New York lost a chance for a more diverse economy. Amazon lost a chance to engage with critics. And in it all, America lost out too...

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California's Rain Was a 'Cat 4' Atmospheric River. Wait, What?

All that rain drenching California this week came from an atmospheric river. A new rating scale would tell you how much water is fueling the system...

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A 7-Year Journey Across the US, One Highway at a Time

Joshua Dudley Greer traveled 100,000 miles up and down US interstates for his new book 'Somewhere Along the Line'...

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'Metro Exodus' Brings the Series' Grim Atmosphere Aboveground

By taking the 'Metro' titles out of the Metro, 4A Games is conducting a massive experiment—one that mostly succeeds...

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The Fallout of the Activision Layoffs Will Last a While

Outcry about the layoffs has continued throughout the week...

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See All the Tools and Tricks That Make Nascar Go

If bullet journals, perfectly arranged drawers, and heart-stopping car racing is your thing, you'll be glad to meet the crews who make it happen...

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The Eye-Popping Alita: Battle Angel Never Ends—Literally

The James Cameron-produced movie is a lot of fun, but it's trying so hard to turn into a franchise it forgets to have a third act...

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7 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers (2019)

Learn how to make fantastic cold brew with our picks for the best cold brew coffee makers, best cold brew coffee grounds, and our advice...

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Netflix's 'Umbrella Academy' Is Your New X-Men—Ugh

Sure, it's derivative. That's what you'll love about it—and what might drive you crazy...

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Darpa Wants to Solve Science's Replication Crisis With Robots

Social science has an image problem—too many findings don't hold up. A new project will crank through 30,000 studies to try to identify red flags...

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Personal Data Collection: The Complete Wired Guide

Information about you, what you buy, where you go, even where you look is the oil that fuels the digital economy...

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