Hug your old Mac with these retro pillows

We all love our computers a lot (most of the time). But what if you could give your favorite gadget an actual hug? That’s where pillow company Throwboy comes in, with a Kickstarter for its lineup of “Iconic” gadget pillows that look oddly similar to some of Apple’s most famous …

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Space Photos of the Week: Supersized Saturn and Jumbo Jupiter

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft lived for an astounding 20 years, making it one of the longest running missions of all time. The spacecraft, which launched in 1997 and died by diving into Saturn’s atmosphere last year, spent more than a decade doting over the ringed planet. In this, one of the …

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How Apple's iPhoneX Changed Smartphone Design in 2018

It’s been nearly a year since Apple announced the iPhone X, which means it’s almost time for another Apple hardware launch event. (It also means the iPhone rumor mill is churning at full speed.) But rather than speculate on what’s to come, we thought we’d take a look back at …

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A Bot Panic Hits Amazon Mechanical Turk

For the past week, psychologists all over America have been freaking out. The cause of their agita was an observation by a psychology graduate student from the University of Minnesota named Max Hui Bai. Like many researchers, Bai uses Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform, where individuals sign up to complete simple …

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Will Elon Musk Really Take Tesla Private?

It all started a week ago, when Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted, “Am considering taking Tesla private at 420. Funding secured.” But did it *really* all start a week ago? Or were Musk’s increasingly controversial tweets all leading to some kind of inevitable crescendo, one that has resulted in subpoenas …

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Taking Away John Brennan's Clearance Threatens National Security

In a move that has shocked career national security officials, President Trump stripped former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance this week, and announced he was considering doing so for a host of others. The move so enraged retired Navy Admiral William McRaven—the man who oversaw the killing …

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