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Most sci-fi TV is more about action and spectacle than anything thoughtful, but one show that really did the intellectual side of science fiction justice was Prisoners of Gravity, which aired on TVOntario from 1989 to 1994. On the show, host Rick Green used science fiction to explore far more serious topics. “You’re talking with people who …

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Commuters of the world, rejoice. The long-promised age of the flying car is finally here—more or less. Big-name companies around the world are showing honest to goodness flying machines in action, and promising to make them available to the public soon. This sudden shift can be pinned on recent tech advances: Better motors, batteries, and …

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If you’re looking to buy a laptop, we’re here to make your decision easier. Below are some of our favorite machines we’ve reviewed over the past several months. As new models make their way across our desks, we’ll update the selection. When you buy something using the retail links in our product reviews, we earn …

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Every laptop is a study of compromise. You surrender something—sometimes many things—in favor of mobility. If you’re a gamer, those sacrifices add up quickly. Gigabyte designed its new Aero 15 gaming laptop to limit these trade-offs. The machine combines high-end gaming framerates with good general application performance—something Gigabyte says often suffers on laptops tuned for …

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Visa tries to get out ahead of the day when physical forms of payment become as obsolete as barter. The post The Day Will Come When Your Credit Card Will Disappear appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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But first, it’s going to deliver climate-resistant crops, better biofuels, and tomatoes that won’t fall off the vine. The post Crispr May Cure All Genetic Disease—One Day appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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Algorithms that scrutinize retinal images for signs of disease could save people from blindness. The post Google’s AI Eye Doctor Gets Ready to Go to Work in India appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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Urs Hölzle is the person Google’s engineers turn to when all that computing power turns out not to be enough. The post How Google Copes When Even It Can’t Afford Enough Gear appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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Yasmin Green heads R&D at Jigsaw, a think tank at Google’s parent company. Her radical strategy? Tackle the web’s dark side by talking to its creators. The post Hacking Online Hate Means Talking to the Humans Behind It appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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Schools across the country are educating students in how to sift through today’s online avalanche of alternative facts. The post In a Fake Fact Era, Schools Teach the ABCs of News Literacy appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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