Facebook admits social media is bad for democracy, sometimes
CNET - 5h
Facebook suddenly can't stop thinking about what happens to democracy when social media gets involved. The company acknowledged in three blog posts …

Tractor beam breakthrough could lead to levitating humans
CNET - 21h
Tractor beams have made the jump from science fiction to reality in recent years, but only for levitating very small objects. A new breakthrough could lead to futuristic, …

LAPD leases hundreds of BMW i3s, leaves them to rot in garage
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To many people who don't live here, LA might seem like a smog-choked hellscape in which people sit, enraged, in gridlock 23 hours a day. That may have been true …

Disable Instagram's new, creepy activity status feature
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Instagram recently added a new feature, Show Activity Status, that reveals the last time you were active on any Instagram app. It's a bit creepy, to be honest. Why …

'Game of Thrones' is halfway through filming final season
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The final season of "Game of Thrones" is halfway through filming, star Peter Dinklage revealed at Variety's Sundance Film Festival studio on Saturday. And the actor, …

Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand government for up to $6.8B
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Kim Dotcom is suing the government of New Zealand for billions of dollars in damages over his arrest in 2012. The founder of file-sharing site MegaUpload is …

Apple partners with Malala to support education for girls
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It's a good day for education. Apple has announced a partnership with the Malala Fund designed to enable the nonprofit to double the number of grants it offers and …

How Google showed Apple that HomePod can succeed
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Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. If you're only moved by the displays at CES, Google and Amazon have this …

Tom Brady's giant coat is heading back to the Super Bowl
CNET - 22h
To probably no one's surprise, the New England Patriots are headed back to the Super Bowl, beating the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday 24-21. And since the …

3M Connected Roads aim to make life easier for autonomous vehicles
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The road is a strange, and oftentimes confusing place as thousands of novels, …