Forcing Apple to Hack That iPhone Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Are Apple and other tech companies somehow against America’s national security if they create uncrackable encryption software that government investigators or even the company’s own engineers can’t break into? That’s the question coming to a head in the controversy over whether or not Apple should be forced to engineer new …

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Fear Not, Movie Fans: Your Oscars 2016 Bingo Cards Are Here!

On Sunday night, millions of movie fans, celeb-spotters, and sound-mixing enthusiasts will tune in to the 88th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, and loaded with stars! Whether you’re a Larsonist, a Redmayniac, or a Roonatic, there’ll be something for everyone at this year’s event—including all the off-script, off-the-wall …

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Mailbox Is Dead. Replace It With One of These Services

Today, Mailbox users who hadn’t been paying attention will wake up to find that their email client of choice no longer exists. Don’t worry! We’re here to help you through this difficult time. When Dropbox bought Mailbox in March of 2013, there was every reason to expect a harmonious future. …

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What, Exactly, Is a Gerard Butler? A WIRED Investigation

Is Gerard Butler a type of soap? Nope. According to Dale Wilkinson, an editor at Soap Not-See—a trade publication that identifies what is, and what isn’t, soap—Gerard Butler is not a type of soap. Huh. Is it an especially bulbous species of sea anemone? That’s what we thought at first, too. …

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CDC Sees Birth Defects in Pregnant US Travelers With Zika

A molecular model of the Zika virus. Science Source When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its first warning about Zika in January, the agency encouraged pregnant women to avoid areas like Brazil where the virus is endemic. But the question of whether the infection in pregnant women is …

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