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Gayle Kabaker’s “Falling Beauty”

Françoise Mouly interviews Gayle Kabaker, the artist behind the cover of this week’s Style Issue, about her love of fashion. Go to Source

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Money, Power, and Deer Urine

How regulators start to serve special interests. Go to Source

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Only one week left to apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin

 Seven days, 168 hours or 10,080 minutes; you can crunch the numbers any way you like, but you still have only one week left to apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2017. We get it; you’re busy building

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Dubai green lights world’s tallest solar tower for world’s largest solar park

What is set to be the world’s largest single-site solar park is getting a little larger, with the government of Dubai approving a 700-MW extension to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The new addition will give the

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Dubai green lights world’s tallest solar tower for world’s largest solar park

What is set to be the world’s largest single-site solar park is getting a little larger, with the government of Dubai approving a 700-MW extension to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The new addition will give the

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GoCardless CEO: ‘I still feel like I’m the same person’

 It has nearly been a year since GoCardless co-founder and CEO Hiroki Takeuchi was involved in a serious road accident that left him paralysed below his chest, and unable to walk again. Based on multiple interviews, including with Takeuchi himself,

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New Google test drops app ratings in favor of download sizes in the Play Store

Some Android users have spotted a change in the Play Store. Since time immemorial, Google has shown star ratings in app listings and search results — because that’s one of the ways in which users decide what to download. But

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Aircon Watch promises to keep you cool around the clock

Can you control your whole body’s temperature by heating or cooling just one small part of it? More specifically, the wrist? It seems a little far-fetched, but the makers of the Aircon Watch certainly believe you can, and if their

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Aircon Watch promises to keep you cool around the clock

Can you control your whole body’s temperature by heating or cooling just one small part of it? More specifically, the wrist? It seems a little far-fetched, but the makers of the Aircon Watch certainly believe you can, and if their

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Google launches Tez in India, a new digital payment app for iOS and Android

As had been widely expected, Google has unveiled its new mobile payment service for India. Called Tez, the service is Google’s first step into digital payments in Asia. Tez makes it possible for users to link their bank accounts to

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The mysterious light-eating, super-hot, pitch-black exoplanet

A new study of a mysterious hot exoplanet called WASP-12b has revealed it to be a pitch-black, light-eating oddity. The revelation surprised scientists as they discovered the gigantic planet has a unique ability to absorb almost all the light that

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The mysterious light-eating, super-hot, pitch-black exoplanet

A new study of a mysterious hot exoplanet called WASP-12b has revealed it to be a pitch-black, light-eating oddity. The revelation surprised scientists as they discovered the gigantic planet has a unique ability to absorb almost all the light that

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Google debuts Tez, a mobile payments app for India

 After several weeks of speculation and leaked details, today Google officially unveiled its first big foray into mobile payments in Asia. The Android and search giant has launched Tez, a new mobile wallet in India that will let users link

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A cord cutter’s guide to watching tonight’s Emmy Awards

 This year, it’s finally easy to live stream tonight’s Primetime Emmy Awards if you’re a cord cutter. While you could always invest in a digital antenna to watch broadcast stations, the live streaming options for this year’s Emmys are numerous,

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Proxytel wants to help business owners mask their phone numbers

 Every once in a while, an app comes along aiming to provide users with disposable number. Shuffle emerged a couple of years go do this; Burner has existed even longer. Now, software engineers Chakshu Ahuja and Siddhant Sanyam think they’e come

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ARAD helps developers get ads in their augmented reality apps

 ARKit and other augmented reality tools are going to make the experience more and more popular among developers and users — but, like any new platform, there probably won’t be a sophisticated way to monetize them yet outside of paying

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SpaceX’s Dragon capsule successfully returns from 12th ISS resupply mission

 SpaceX has confirmed that the Dragon capsule used to ferry cargo including supplies and experimentation material has returned to Earth as planned, with a successful splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. The Dragon went up to the International Space Station on

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The learned helplessness of Equifax

 Is there a formal name for the fallacy of assuming that the status quo is sane? Such a name would become more useful with each passing year. There are a shocking number of examples, but I give you, as a

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Instagram may have just solved the noisy autoplaying video problem

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and plenty of other social media platforms have all experienced a backlash from users at some point about how they handle autoplaying videos. Some users are not happy that videos play automatically because it eats into data,

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Kodi addons site TVAddons insists its domains are not being used to spy on users

The Kodi addons site TVAddons vanished from the internet a little while ago before reappearing with a new domain. The site faced legal action over claims it provides access to pirated content, and there have been suggestions that the original TVAddons domain

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