Most Android Antivirus Apps Are Garbage

The world of antivirus is already fraught. You’re basically inviting all-seeing, all-knowing software onto your device, trusting that it’ll keep the bad guys out and not abuse its own access in the process. On Android, that problem is compounded by dozens of apps that aren’t just ineffective—they’re outright phony. That’s …

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19 Best Tech Deals on Cheap Earbuds, Apple Watches, and More

This week, Fitbit released its new, lower-priced offerings, the Inspire HR and the Versa Lite. Senior writer Lauren Goode posited that they are intended to undercut the Apple Watch. But if you’re still lusting after Apple’s fitness-focused wearable, we found a great deal on the Apple Watch Series 3 that …

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How Does Music Affect Your Brain? Every Way Imaginable

Waking up. Working out. Riding the bus. Music is an ever-present companion for many of us, and its impact is undeniable. You know music makes you move and triggers emotional responses, but how and why? What changes when you play music, rather than simply listen? In the latest episode of …

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Here's An Idea: Replace Trials with Virtual Reality Duels

Ben Bova is the author of over a hundred science fiction books, and also served as editor for the legendary magazines Analog and Omni. In his short story “Bloodless Victory,” which appears in his recent collection New Frontiers, he depicts a future in which dueling makes a comeback thanks to …

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Beto O'Rourke Was Part of an Infamous '90s Hacker Group

This week ended with terror, as a shooting in New Zealand took the lives of at least 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. A video of the attack, livestreamed by the shooter on Facebook, quickly spread across all major internet platforms, which demonstrated a general inability to …

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Space Photos of the Week: One Last Piece of the Moon Rock

Rock of ages: Here we see astronaut Harrison H. Schmitt collecting lunar samples during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. (Astronauts pounded a “drive tube” into the lunar ground to pull a core of material, weighing about 800 grams.) Astronauts on Apollo-era moon-landing missions brought many rock samples down to …

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Spotify responds to Apple, calling it a ‘monopolist’

The tit-for-tat war of words between Spotify and Apple continued today, with the former calling the latter a “monopolist,” and that it’s response to the lawsuit was “entirely in line with our expectations,” according to Variety. The statement is the latest in a highly public spat between the two companies. …

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