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The Best iPhone 12 Deals (and Which Model to Pick)

From the Mini to the Pro, we explain how Apple‘s latest phones differ, and where you can score the best deals.

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Pokmon Go Is Finally Raising Its Level Cap

The upcoming ‘Beyond‘ update will bring 10 additional levels plus new Pokmon and a seasons system.

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In Defense of Rockefeller Center‘s Ugly, Perfect Tree

The internet called it a metaphor for 2020. If that‘s true, then maybe it should be a beacon of hope for everyone.

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The Tenuous Promise of the Substack Dream

Plus: The threat of blogs, the balkanization of social media, and a new record for America‘s mayor.

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All Hail the Electric Bicycle

This week, we talk about ebikes‘ recent upgrades, and we offer tips for those curious about riding one.

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Facebook Is Going After Its Critics in the Name of Privacy

The company wants to shut down an academic study of political ad targeting, just as it prepares to reinstate targeted political ads.

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Google Photos Storage Is Changing. Here Are Your Best Options

Google‘s unlimited free storage is going away, but that doesn‘t mean you‘re stuck. Here are alternatives for fast, flexible photo storage on all of your devices.

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A Solar-Powered Rocket Might Be Our Interstellar Ticket

The idea for solar thermal propulsion has been around for decades, but researchers tapped by NASA just conducted a first test.

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The US Could Soon Ban the Selling of Carrier-Locked Phones

Carrier lock-in was recently prohibited in the UK. If it finally happens here next year too, consumer advocates say the move would give users more flexibility and choice.

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The Future of Work: ‘Remembrance,‘ by Lexi Pandell

‘Having no consciousness at all, surrendering to the dark nothingness of death, was better than existing with a partial one.‘

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Robots Invade the Construction Site

Boosted by advances in sensors and artificial intelligence, a new generation of machines is automating a tech-averse industry.

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Iowa‘s Covid Wave and the Limits of Personal Responsibility

Until Monday, the governor urged Iowans to ‘do the right thing‘ but kept businesses open and masks optional. Now cases are surging and hospitals are filling up.

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This Pandemic Must Be Seen

If we could watch what‘s really going on in hospitals, there would be no more complacency.

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Putting ‘Wonder Woman 1984‘ on HBO Max Is a Smart Move

It‘ll be a while before US theaters are back to full capacity. Offering the ‘Wonder Woman‘ sequel on its streaming service is Warner Bros.‘ best option.

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What Will Happen to the Far-Right After Trump?

As president-elect Biden‘s inauguration approaches, experts are keeping an eye on extremist groups.

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A Facebook Messenger Flaw Could Have Let Hackers Listen In

The vulnerability was found through the company‘s bug bounty program, now in its tenth year.

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These Are the 10 Best Android Phones

Shopping for a new phone can be an ordeal. Let us take some of the pain out of it with these picks and tips.

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Apple Will Take a Smaller Cut of Some App Store Revenues

The App Store Small Business Program aims to improve the company‘s public image and its standing in antitrust battles.

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Conquer Your Watch Queue on Any Streaming Service

Don‘t get buried beneath all the new, original shows you want to enjoy. Here are some tips and tricks.

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The Physics of Materials at Minus 80 Degrees Celsius

Pfizer‘s new vaccine has to be stored at extremely low temperatures. Here‘s how things work when it gets that cold.

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This GOP Lawmaker Denounced QAnon-and Fears for His Party

‘There‘s a lot larger percentage in the Republican Party who believe there‘s a deep state coup or cabal than people might think.‘

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Watch Dogs: Legion Tackles Dystopia-That It‘s a Part Of

Developer Ubisoft points the finger at the underlying causes in the game, but stops short of naming and shaming. Because it‘d have to shame itself, too.

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Batch‘s Trusty E-Bike Won‘t Let You Down

This Bosch-powered electric bike doesn‘t look as elegant as its competitors, but it‘s more affordable and reliable.

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An Enormous Iceberg Is Headed for South Georgia Island-Again

If they collide, it could cause big problems for breeding penguins and seals by cutting off their access to the open sea.

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