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How to Sell Your Old Phone for the Most Money

When you’ve got a new phone, the world seems sparkly and bright. But don’t forget about your old phone yet. A number of services will give you cash or store credit for a used device. Just make sure to wipe all your data off your old phone before you part …

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Cloudflare Embraces Google Roughtime, Giving Internet Security a Boost

Cryptography schemes are complicated to understand and implement. A lot of things can go wrong. But when it comes to web encryption, a surprising number errors actually stem from a straightforward and seemingly basic mechanism: timekeeping. Synced clocks in operating systems may make digital timekeeping look easy, but it takes …

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The Vaonis Stellina Smart Telescope Finds the Heavenly Bodies for You

If you want your kids to actually get excited about astronomy, don’t ­fumble around with your telescope for 20 minutes while you try to locate Pegasus. ­BOR-ing. Leave the star-searching to the smartphone-connected Stellina scope from the French company Vaonis. The companion app streamlines heavenly gazing by precisely aiming the …

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The Stubborn Bike Commuter Gap Between American Cities

Cycle commuting is hot. Warm, at least. Depending on where you’re living. Each year, the League of American Bicyclists, a nationwide cycling advocacy organization, takes a look at the annual commuting numbers out of the American Community Survey. The ACS is a product from the US Census Bureau, and if …

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20 Best Weekend Tech Deals: Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Sony

This week, Sony revealed a new miniature PlayStation, Nintendo launched its online service, a bundle of Apple products started shipping, and Amazon put its Kindles and other top devices on sale as it showed off a heap of new products. With the help of TechBargains, we’ve put together the best …

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How Would Teleportation Change Society?

Peter F. Hamilton, one of Britain’s leading science fiction authors, has been hard at work on his massive seven-volume Commonwealth series since 2003. His new novel Salvation, about a world where teleportation is cheap and easy, is a major change of pace. “It’s something I wanted to do as a …

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A Twitter DM Fail, Free Credit Freezes, and More Security News This Week

This week, President Donald Trump threatened to declassify swaths of information related to the ongoing Russian interference investigation, with seemingly little regard for the potential fallout. Well, it’d be bad. But otherwise, this week had surprisingly good news in the world of security! Cloudflare is embracing Google’s “Roughtime” protocol to …

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The Shopping Malls and Big Box Stores Gutted by E-Commerce

In 2015, Jesse Rieser became interested in e-commerce warehouses. Following their story backwards, he began shooting the abandoned retail infrastructure they replaced. He captures both in this new series. Though shoppers still make most purchases in stores, many brick-and-mortar staples have closed in recent years. Rieser visited more than 150 …

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