How to Stop WhatsApp From Giving Facebook Your Phone Number

WhatsApp’s privacy settings are changing, and not for the better. As of today, the phone numbers of WhatsApp users will be shared with parent company Facebook. This will allow Facebook to run analytics on user activity and send you friend requests for people you talk to in WhatsApp. And of …

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Hopsy’s Mini Keg Only Spits Out Delicious Local Microbrews

If you want to drink brewery-fresh beer in your home, your options are limited. You’ve got to either get a whole keg, or buy a half-gallon growler fresh from the brewery’s tap room. Both are inconvenient. Kegs are huge and require a giant fridge, and growlers need to be consumed …

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Privacy on the High Seas

Productivity is possibly the least sexy topic in service journalism, but David has found a way to spice it up. He’s got a method for creating the ultimate to-do list that involves using a gaggle of Google apps. It’s pretty cool. Also, Michael and David discuss note-taking, “offline” productivity, and …

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How Adam Nimoy Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Spock

The new documentary about the life and career of Leonard Nimoy, For the Love of Spock, began as a collaboration between Leonard and his son Adam Nimoy. Their original concept was to explore the character of Spock, but Leonard’s passing in 2015 prompted Adam to change the focus of the …

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Space Photos of the Week: This Star Ain’t No Angel

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