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Should you be afraid of Facebook’s massive new ad network?

published about 3 hours ago
Should you be afraid of Facebook’s massive new ad network?
Facebook just launched a potentially massive new ad network called Atlas. According to a headline in The New York Times, Atlas "opens the gates" to Facebook’s "vault of user data." It sounds like a PR disaster waiting to happen — the kind of thing that's going to startle local news. It also sounds like Google, the market leader in digital ads, should be very afraid — but should you?

Top Tech Investors Skewer Startup Culture—For a Good Cause

published about 3 hours ago
Sometimes, startup pitches sound like infomercials. You know, the ones where a bunch of bad actors try to convince you how tough it is to wrap a towel around your body or cover yourself in a blanket, before pitching you a solution to a problem you never had in the first place? More and more, […] The post Top Tech Investors Skewer Startup Culture—For a Good Cause appeared first on WIRED.
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These are the Batman stamps Gotham deserves

published about 3 hours ago
These are the Batman stamps Gotham deserves
It's the 75th anniversary of Batman, so the caped crusader is getting an appropriate tribute courtesy the United States Postal Service. A new stamp collection featuring Batman will be released next month just prior to the New York Comic Con featuring four versions of Batman's ubiquitous logo and four different drawings of Batman as he's evolved throughout the years. According to Variety, this isn't the first time Batman has been immortalized in postage, but the USPS felt his 75th anniversary was ... more

Seizing ex-NFL player Hernandez's phone was legal: prosecutors

published about 3 hours ago
Seizing ex-NFL player Hernandez's phone was legal: prosecutors
By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER Mass. (Reuters) - Authorities lawfully seized the cell phone of ex-National Football League star Aaron Hernandez days before he was arrested and charged with murdering a man hear his Massachusetts home, a prosecutor testified on Tuesday. The claim came in response to a charge by attorneys for the former New England Patriots tight end that investigators had no authority to seize the phone from Hernandez's attorneys' office the day after police found semi-professional football player ... more

Free Window Registry Repair review

published about 3 hours ago
Scan, repair, and optimize your Windows registry


Considered Won, Fight Vs. Beetles Is Renewed

published about 22 hours ago
Considered Won, Fight Vs. Beetles Is Renewed
Believed to be nearly eradicated, the voracious Asian long-horned beetle has been found in hundreds of trees in a new part of Long Island.

California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link

published 1 day ago
California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link
Global warming contributed to extreme heat waves in many parts of the world last year, but cannot be definitively linked to the California drought, according ... more

Judge rules delinquents must pay water bills in bankrupt Detroit

published 1 day ago
Judge rules delinquents must pay water bills in bankrupt Detroit
A federal judge on Monday told thousands of Detroit residents that they must pay their delinquent bills or face having their water shut off because ... more

Human-Related Climate Change Led to Extreme Heat, Scientists Say

published 1 day ago
Human-Related Climate Change Led to Extreme Heat, Scientists Say
Five groups of researchers analyzing last year’s Australian heat waves came to the same conclusion: They could not have been as severe without human influence.

Nebraskans Raise Their Voices in Fight Against Keystone XL Pipeline

published 1 day ago
Nebraskans Raise Their Voices in Fight Against Keystone XL Pipeline
With a coalition of farmers, ranchers, Native Americans and urban environmentalists, the state has become the center of opposition to the project.
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On a Shoestring, India Sends Orbiter to Mars

published Wed, Sep 24 2014 04:08 GMT
On a Shoestring, India Sends Orbiter to Mars
A spacecraft nicknamed MOM successfully reached Mars orbit Wednesday, making India the first nation to accomplish the feat on a maiden voyage.

Oleg Ivanovsky, Soviets’ Space-Age Designer, Dies at 92

published Mon, Sep 22 2014 20:44 GMT
Oleg Ivanovsky, Soviets’ Space-Age Designer, Dies at 92
Mr. Ivanovsky worked on the first satellite to orbit Earth and the craft that carried the first man into space.

Study Confirms Criticism of Big Bang Finding

published Mon, Sep 22 2014 12:13 GMT
Study Confirms Criticism of Big Bang Finding
Astronomers who say they detected ripples from the Big Bang appear to have underestimated the extent to which interstellar dust could have contaminated their results.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Sex Geckos' Sacrifice

published Sun, Sep 21 2014 17:24 GMT
The demise of these lizards should make us question the ethics of animal research in space.

NASA Craft, Nearing Mars, Prepares to Go to Work

published Sun, Sep 21 2014 08:57 GMT
The orbiter, called Maven, will keep tabs on a comet passing by and analyze the planet’s upper atmosphere to learn how it has changed.