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This Scientist Wants to Bring 'Star Trek' Values to Congress

Vulcanologist Jess Phoenix never expected to be involved in politics. Until recently her life revolved around science—traveling the world to study different volcanoes and running an educational nonprofit. But the environmental record of the Trump administration has motivated her to run for Congress. “These guys are basically gutting every environmental …

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A New Bill Wants Jail Time for Execs Who Hide Data Breaches

It’s been a rough week for a lot of people, but particularly for Apple. On Tuesday, a security researcher tweeted information about a dire bug in the company’s macOS High Sierra operating system that allowed anyone being prompted for system user credentials to bypass the authentication by simply typing “root” …

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The 40 best Cyber Monday tech deals you can still buy

Cyber Monday may have ended five days ago, but there’s still a ton of great deals you can get at major online retailers. We’ve combed through our favorites and rounded up the 40 best tech deals you can still buy, including laptops, speakers, and gaming. Highlights include $115 off the …

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My new year’s resolution: no more MicroUSB

If you’ve used or owned any piece of personal technology over the past decade, chances are good that you’ve come across a MicroUSB cable in that time. It was the standard choice for charging and connecting Android devices for many years, and it remains the most common way to charge …

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Disney is once again in talks to acquire 21st Century Fox

In November, word broke that Disney and 21st Century Fox had begun to discuss the possibility of Disney acquiring most of Fox’s film and television assets, but just as quickly, it became clear that those discussions had since ended. Now, it seems as though those talks are back on, according …

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What to see at the Los Angeles Auto Show

In Los Angeles, the auto industry is holding its breath. Change is coming, but no one exactly knows when or how EVs or self-driving cars will make a dent in the way Americans drive. What is clear is that if new technologies are successful, California, with its push toward zero …

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