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Rocket Lab Test Flight Launches Three CubeSats to Orbit
The launch company Rocket Lab sent three small satellites to orbit during a test flight from New Zealand.

Android Malware, Free Speech, and More Security News This Week
False alarms, free speech, and more of the week's top security news.

Space Photos of the Week: *You* Just Try to Snap a Pic at 100,000 MPH
When NASA's Juno spacecraft whizzes by Jupiter's poles, it manages to snap clear photos at astounding speeds.

Why Aren't There More Smart Americans?
In the latest 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast, author David Ignatius discusses the shortcomings in US education.

USC's New Class Shows It's All in on Patents
A look at one of the nation's first classes for undergraduates on intellectual property.

Trump's First Year in Office: The Lasting Impacts on Tech
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration. And while he may not have his border wall yet, he's done plenty to impact innovation for years to come.

How to Pre-Order Both of Nintendo's Labo Kits
Our guide to what's in the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and Robot Kit for Switch, and how to pre-order.

Ford, GM Go All in on Electric Cars, but How Clean Are They?
We did the math.

Why This Quantum-Encrypted Video Hangout Is a Big Deal
Just what we all wanted: super secret, super long meetings that span the entire world.

Facebook's Latest Fix for Fake News: Ask Users What They Trust
Facebook said it will prioritize news sources by surveying users about their trust in media brands.

We Put The Entire Internet On The Blockchain?and You Can Too
A reporter's suggestion prompts a startup executive to create a browser extension that adds the words "on the blockchain" to every sentence.

Newark's Amazon HQ2 Bid Reveals What's at Stake For Every Finalist City
Newark, New Jersey has the highest unemployment rate of any Amazon HQ2 finalist?and the highest tax incentives.

The Magnetohydrodynamic Drive Is Real?and You Can Build One
All you need is a battery, a magnet, and some wires to build your own quasi-fictional submarine drive.

Amazon's New Home, Ford's Electric Plan, and More This Week in the Future of Cars
Plus lots of news from CES and the Detroit Auto Show.

This Year's Sundance Lineup Might Be Its Most Crucial Yet
With slate full of movies by and about women, the festival is poised to start a lot of conversations.

Gadget Lab Podcast: Navigating Facebook's News-Free Future
News consumption habits are changing, and not only because of Facebook. But mostly because of Facebook.

Lil Uzi Vert and the Rest of Soundcloud Rap Will Continue to Dominate Music in 2018
Call it "emo rap," call it "Soundcloud rap," but its iconoclasm fuels unbounded creativity.

The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster?and Cheaper
A new layer of code could address two problems that inhibit use of bitcoin in transactions.

For Contraception, Natural Cycles? Guess Is as Good as Yours
When use of a contraceptive app results in an unwanted pregnancy, don't blame the technology.

Why Airports Rename Runways When the Magnetic Poles Move
Magnetic north changes by as much as 40 miles per year, and that means signage updates.



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