Passengers is the new Titanic, but way worse

SPOILERS for Passengers (and Titanic) below Passengers is a creepy, disturbing movie that’s different from James Cameron’s massively popular 1997 film Titanic in a lot of ways. But here’s the big one: Titanic features two decent characters who are consensually in love. Passengers features one decent character who is ripped …

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Reindeer are shrinking because of climate change

Global warming has taken yet another thing from us: reindeer. The Christmas icons are shrinking because climate change has hurt their food access, researchers say, just in time for the start of the holidays. Every year since 1994, ecologists have gone up to the Arctic to measure the reindeer. Their …

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How VR will win you over in 2017

The Oculus Rift and its new Touch motion controllers. Out of all of the major tech trends in 2016, the biggest was the birth of mainstream virtual reality systems. Unlike the massive rigs of the early ‘90s that you could only find in dedicated arcades, headsets like the Oculus Rift, …

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How to avoid phishing attacks like the one that hit the DNC

This is the phishing email used to hack the DNC’s network. (image: The Smoking Gun) On Tuesday The New York Times published an extensive report on this year’s cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee’s computer systems by hackers working with the Russian government. The piece is well researched and worth …

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Uber wants to make it easier for you to spot your next ride

The ride-hailing app unveiled Uber Beacon, a light-display device that sits on the driver’s windshield to help connect the rider and the driver Riders can personalize the color when they order their car on the app then, when your car arrives, Beacon will glow in the same color the app …

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The Glass Room shows how little privacy we really have

An exhibit at The Glass Room illustrating how much Google’s parent company Alphabet knows about its users. (image: Rob Pegoraro) Shopping in the hip neighborhoods around lower Manhattan usual involves spending too much money on a designer shirt or handmade satchel, but a temporary location opened by the nonprofit behind …

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