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After Math: The golden age of streaming

We're winding down a freaky week of bad omens, unconvincing congressional testimony and sterling new streaming services.

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After Math: The week of living dangerously

It was a chaotic week in the tech world, even before the YouTube HQ shooting.

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After Math: Space Farce

It was a parabolic week for space nerds. The president teased the creation of a fourth military branch dubbed the "Space Force," world-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76, and NASA's acting chief retired without someo...

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When China hoards its hackers everyone loses

They say you don't notice something good until it's gone. With China's decision to restrict its information security researchers from participating in global hacking competitions, we're about to see what that looks like on the global "zero day" stage...

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After Math: When it all comes crashing

It's turning out to be a great week for falling objects. China's first space station is set to reenter the Earth's atmosphere, IBM's 50-qubit processor record was felled by Google's latest invention, the FBI and Geek Squad's cozy narc relationship ha...

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After Math: Internet flame war

As the president sets the stage for a showdown with the video game industry over school safety (since it's the games that are the real problem, not the guns, nope nope nope), small scale skirmishes and outright battles have been springing up all over...

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After Math: It’s bobsled time!

The 2018 Winter Olympics are starting up but Pyeongchang won't be the only place crowning champions. This week we've already seen Waymo win out over Uber in court; Sasha 'Scarlett' Hostyn, the most successful woman in eSports, was victorious in an Ol...

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Strava’s fitness heatmaps are a ‘potential catastrophe’

The 2018 cybersecurity race to the bottom is off to an exciting start. First out of the gate is Strava — now widely known as the "social network for athletes" -- and its reckless data-visualization "heat map" gimmick that revealed details of se...

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Uber, but for toxic techbro culture

Some companies are just born with an infinite number of chances to keep doing everything wrong and yet somehow seem immune to the consequences. Uber is one of those companies.

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After Math: Here turkey, turkey, turkey

Black Friday's annual madness capped off a holiday week jam packed with more major news breaks than you can stuff in a 10-pound bird.

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