In Facebook’s Future, You Live Through Your Phone

Today at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out the company’s vision for the future. The short version: augmented reality blanketing a digital layer over everything you see and touch. The long version? A potentially thorny tangle of interactions in which your smartphone offers not just access to …

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 review: sophomore slump

When the original Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters three years ago, I was skeptical. A director as idiosyncratic as James Gunn seemed a strange fit for Marvel at the time, and taking a largely Earth-tethered superhero universe all the way into outer space seemed like a risky proposition. I …

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Inside the Hunt for the Source of a Mysterious Cosmic Burst

“A minor point of interest regarding the Spitler Burst.” The email subject line popped up on Shami Chatterjee’s computer screen just after 3 in the afternoon on Nov. 5, 2015. When Chatterjee read the email, he first gasped in shock—and then sprinted out of his Cornell University office and down …

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