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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Why the Tech Elite Love New Zealand

Beyond Wellington’s obsessive coffee culture and Queenstown’s unspoiled landscape, New Zealand has established itself as an unlikely bolt-hole for the impending apocalypse.

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Why Tether’s Collapse Would Be Bad for Cryptocurrencies

Tether, a so-called “stablecoin,” is in trouble. Its collapse could trigger a crypto version of a bank run, potentially toppling exchanges and cratering the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

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Steelcase Silq: Price, Specs, Release Date

Steelcase’s engineers have developed the new Silq chair made from a polymer that closely mimics the structural properties of carbon fiber at a much lower price.

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Health Experts Ask Facebook to Shut Down Messenger Kids

A coalition wants Facebook to discontinue the app aimed at 6- to 12-year-olds, citing studies on the harms of social media and digital devices.

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Fitness Apps Like Strava Erode Your Privacy. Here’s How to Protect It

If you don’t want your digital running group to know where you live, it might be time to revisit some of your app’s settings.

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Facebook Wants to Fix Itself. Here’s a Better Solution.

Opinion: The only way to clean up tech’s biggest platforms is stronger, smarter government regulation.

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Proposal for Government Wireless Network Shows Fear of China

National Security Council presentation argues that the government, rather than private companies, should build a fast wireless network to minimize Chinese influence.

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This “Crypto-Genius” Tried to Debate Bitcoin. It Wasn’t Pretty.

A “debate” over the value of cryptocurrency turns out to be mostly a debate about nothing.

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Best Super Bowl TV Deals, Gear, and Party Gadgets for 2018

There are always some fun TV and tech deals before the Big Game, and we’ve got them right here!

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MIT’s New ColorFab Process Recolors 3-D Printed Objects

A new type of photochromic ink makes it possible to dynamically change the color of an object after it’s been printed using UV light.

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