Juul Shut Down Its Facebook and Instagram

The vaping company that’s popular with teens is going dark on social media, and changing how it uses Twitter and YouTube.
Samantha Cole
14 hours ago

Rich People Pay for Private Firefighters While the Rest of Us Burn

Insurance companies offer exclusive firefighting services for high-paying clients that can help them mitigate the worst consequences of wildfire disasters. Most other people aren’t so lucky.
Caroline Haskins
17 hours ago
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Climate Change May Practically Sterilize Male Insects

Male reproductive damage under heat wave conditions could be contributing to biodiversity declines in the Anthropocene.
Becky Ferreira
17 hours ago

Multiple Airline Pilots Report Seeing UFOs Off Irish Coast

Several commercial airline pilots radioed Shannon air traffic control to report bright, fast-moving lights last Friday.
Daniel Oberhaus
19 hours ago

Falcon 9 Backlog Delays Canada’s $1B Surveillance Project

The constellation of three satellites will surveil 90 percent of the Earth from orbit, but SpaceX's backlog has delayed the launch.
Jordan Pearson
19 hours ago
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Inside the Messy, Dark Side of Nintendo Switch Piracy

Doxing rivals, stealing each other’s files, and poking around Nintendo’s servers are all a normal part of the ballooning Nintendo Switch hacking and piracy scenes.
Joseph Cox
21 hours ago

Couple Who Ran ROM Site to Pay Nintendo $12 Million

Crackdown on ROM sites and emulators could spell an existential threat to retro gaming.
Wajeeh Maaz
a day ago
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How to Securely Get Rid of Your Devices

How to clean out that drawer of old phones, laptops, and hard drives without having to worry about someone getting their hands on your data.
Lucian Constantin
a day ago
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It’s Amateur Hour in the World of Spyware and Victims Will Pay the Price

We’re living in the golden age of spyware and government hacking, with companies rushing to join a blossoming billion dollar market. The weakest among us—activists or journalists—will suffer the consequences if we don’t regulate it appropriately.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
a day ago

'Overwatch' Esports Pro Says 'Probably 20 Players' Use Adderall in the Official League

"imagine if it was illegal to completely use adderall, they'd be so fucked."
Emanuel Maiberg
a day ago
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This Guy Is Suing Adobe for a Bug That Deleted Years of His Work

Freelancer Dave Cooper alleges a bug in Premiere Pro wiped out an unaccountable amount of video and photography work.
Matthew Gault
a day ago
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Sons of the Pre-Apocalypse

My son was born last week, right before two historic wildfires hit California—his new home state—and burned whole cities to the ground.
Brian Merchant
2 days ago