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Sunday Reading: Childhood

Revisit pieces about childhood from The New Yorker’s archives, by Margaret Talbot, Nick Paumgarten, and more. Go to Source

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The Media Comes for the Monarchy in Season 2 of “The Crown”

Troy Patterson reviews Season 2 of “The Crown,” the Netflix series about a young Queen Elizabeth, starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow. Go to Source

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To ICO or not to ICO?

 Sorry… I had to. For some actual wise words about crypto, read this. Read More Go to Source

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The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction

 As we grow as a culture, especially for newer generations, we need to start asking important questions: ‘how as a species do we begin the education process of device addiction?’ And more importantly, ‘how do we begin taking back control?’

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Krill "deposits" transport atmospheric carbon to the ocean depths

Krill may be small, but scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) say that these tiny crustaceans play an important role in the transportation of carbon within the oceans. Not only are they a key element of the ocean’s food

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Krill "deposits" transport atmospheric carbon to the ocean depths

Krill may be small, but scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) say that these tiny crustaceans play an important role in the transportation of carbon within the oceans. Not only are they a key element of the ocean’s food

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Apple has a history of choosing cash over startups

 Apple has more cash than any other tech company on the planet. Yet, that hasn’t translated into spending on acquisitions. Over the past five years, Apple has spent the least on M&A out of all the “Big Five” most valuable

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Gillmor Gang: Golden Goose

 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Frank Radice, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 15, 2017. G3: Last Hope — Mary Hodder, Halley Suitt Tucker, Elisa Camahort Page, Tina Hui, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Recorded

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Patreon scraps plans to introduce new charges, and apologizes to users

Artists’ and creators’ platform Patreon has scrapped controversial plans to introduce a new pricing structure after a vocal backlash from users. The site — used by many artists and creators to raise money — had planned to add a service

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Facebook adds Snooze button to silence irritating friends, pages and groups

If you’re friends with someone on Facebook it should mean that you’re interested in hearing about what they have to say and see what they have to share. But at the same time, it’s likely you’ve been extremely annoyed by

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Uber accused of espionage, bribery and hacking by former employee

 The $1.86 billion legal battle between ride-hailing giant Uber and Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo reached a pivotal moment today as the judge in the case released a damning letter based on the account of a former Uber employee. The letter alleges

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Crunch Report | Go-Jek Buys Three Startups

Go-Jek buys three startups, the California Department of Public Health warns against being on your phone for too long and AOL Instant Messenger is officially dead. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Go to Source

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Amazon extends Christmas shopping free shipping deadline — no Prime needed

Christmas is quickly approaching. If you haven’t finished shopping for gifts, what the heck are you waiting for? The longer you wait, the more anxiety you will feel about potentially not having presents ready to give on the big day.

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Google Maps for Android gets step-by-step directions for public transit navigation

When some people — such as suburbanites — think of Google Maps, their minds likely go to motor vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, and trucks. People also use it for other types of transportation, however, such as walking, biking, and

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The Hidden Succession News in Rupert Murdoch’s Sale of Fox Entertainment to Disney

Ken Auletta writes about the industry news surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s sale of Fox Entertainment to Disney, and how the merger will affect Murdoch’s sons James and Lachlan. Go to Source

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The Double-Murder Case That Still Haunts Me

Nathan Heller on the documentary film “Killing for Love,” by Karin Steinberger and Marcus Vetter, which explores the case of Elizabeth Haysom and Jens Soering, who were convicted in the 1985 slayings of Haysom’s parents. Go to Source

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Autonomous drone lives in a shed, down on the farm

Drones can be of great use to farmers, for doing aerial inspections of their crops. The fact is, though, flying the things back and forth over the fields can be both tricky and time-consuming. That’s why Boston-based American Robotics created

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Autonomous drone lives in a shed, down on the farm

Drones can be of great use to farmers, for doing aerial inspections of their crops. The fact is, though, flying the things back and forth over the fields can be both tricky and time-consuming. That’s why Boston-based American Robotics created

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Reflective glass goes clear – just add methyl salicylate

Imagine if your car’s windshield glass could turn from being clear to reflective, when the car was parked in the hot sun. Or perhaps if there were rooftop panels that reflected unwanted solar heat in the summer, but turned clear

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Reflective glass goes clear – just add methyl salicylate

Imagine if your car’s windshield glass could turn from being clear to reflective, when the car was parked in the hot sun. Or perhaps if there were rooftop panels that reflected unwanted solar heat in the summer, but turned clear

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