Gadget Lab Podcast: Can Facebook and Twitter Be ‘Fixed?’

Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg were grilled by the Senate this week. Google was a no-show. And Alex Jones got the boot.
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Elon Musk’s Weed-Toking Goodwill Tour Isn’t Enough to Save Tesla

As more high-level executives leave, investors aren’t calmed by Musk’s attempt to return to his far-out thinking self on Joe Rogan’s podcast.
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Fake Beto O’Rourke Texts Expose New Playground for Trolls

Someone hijacked a volunteer tool to make it look like Beto O’Rourke encouraged voter fraud—and that could just be the beginning.
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How ‘Searching’ Nails Our Online Anxieties

John Cho’s new movie gets at the heart of the everyday unease of being online in 2018.
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AI Can Recognize Images, But Text Has Been Tricky—Until Now

New approaches foster hope that computers can comprehend paragraphs, classify email as spam, or generate a satisfying end to a short story.
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The Hidden Link Between Farm Antibiotics and Human Illness

For decades researchers sought evidence that antibiotics fed to farm animals transferred super bacteria to humans. Now a single study has provided a much needed smoking gun.
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Brazil’s National Museum Fire Proves Cultural Memory Needs a Backup

The devastating fire at the National Museum of Brazil shows the importance of digitizing the world’s knowledge.
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HP Spectre x360 (2018) Review: A Portable, Versatile Laptop

HP has updated its successful Spectre x360 laptop to keep with the times. If you’re using an older machine, this model is a solid step up.
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Henry Cavill Joins Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ and the Rest of the Week in Games

Netflix’s adaptation of the popular saga will star Henry Cavill as Geralt—no word yet on that mustache, though.
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23andMe Cuts Off the DNA App Ecosystem It Created

Fearing pseudoscience and privacy breaches, 23andMe is shutting down access to the third-party diet, fitness and other apps that relied on its data.
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