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US considers tariffs on uranium imports

Enlarge / Rail trucks loaded with uranium ore wait for transportation at the uranium mine operated by Geam, a division of Diamo S.P. mining company, in Rozna, Czech Republic, on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. Photographer: Vladimir Weiss/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty Images) This week, the US...

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Uber, Lyft driver booted after newspaper reveals he was livestreaming passengers

Enlarge / Jason Gargac, seen here in April 2018. (credit: Jason Gargac) A St. Louis Uber and Lyft driver has been kicked off both companies' platforms after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday night that he had been livestreaming his passengers for months without their consent. According...

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Two years later, Darkest Dungeon is completely different for the better

Enlarge / The deeper you go, the more alien the Endless Harvest becomes. (credit: Red Hook Games) Darkest Dungeon’s newest DLC isn’t quite like anything else in the game prior. The expansion, called “The Color of Madness,” is a clear homage to an H.P. Lovecraft story&mdas...

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Risky Thailand cave rescue relied on talent, luck—and on sticking to the rules

Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich Lawson) Last week, the world was riveted by the successful rescue of a youth soccer team as they and their coach were pulled out of a flooded cave in Thailand. The team had been stranded on a narrow rock shelf in the dark for two weeks, the way out blocked by turbi...

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Price drop: Unlocked Google Pixel for only $199.99

Some people take pride in getting the latest flagship on launch day, and you can’t begrudge the early adopters. For the rest those of you looking for more value in the market, today’s pick is going to be right up your street. With the release of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL in Octob...

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Here are some things you can do when your phone is offline

In 2018, it’s pretty uncommon that we find ourselves completely offline. However, dead zones and long flights remain an unavoidable part of life for many. Google Assistant now recommends things to do when you’re phone is offline, like playing games, but we’ve come up with a few opt...

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We asked, you told us: A female voice assistant or Morgan Freeman, please

This week’s poll asked if you would you rather your virtual assistant be male, female, or gender neutral? We had a big vote and some fun answers! The answers told us that the big voice assistants need more options, even if female voices are the preference right now. The issue at play i...

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Propelling deep space flight with a new fuel source, Momentus prepares for liftoff

Mikhail Kokorich, the founder of Momentus, a new Y Combinator-backed propulsion technology developer for space flight, hadn’t always dreamed of going to the moon. A physicist who graduated from Russia’s top-ranked Novosibirsk University, Kokorich was a serial entrepreneur in who grew up...

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The quantum meltdown of encryption

Shlomi Dolev Contributor Shlomi Dolev is the Chair Professor and founder of the Computer Science department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is the author of Self-Stabilization. Shlomi also is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and the co-founder and chief scienti...

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Ellen Pao memoir adaptation among 7 new Shonda Rhimes projects for Netflix

When Shonda Rhimes left ABC last August for Netflix, both she and the studio kept a tight lid on their plans. We could only imagine where the twists and turns that her future stories would take us. Well, now we know. This week, Rhimes’s production company Shondaland and Netflix announced...


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