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  1. COVID herd immunity may be unlikely—winter surges could “become the norm”

    Despite a lot of uncertainty, researchers lay out five ways to prepare for the worst.

  2. Rocket Lab will directly challenge SpaceX with its proposed Neutron launcher

    "We're in this for the long haul."

  3. Hackers access security cameras inside Cloudflare, jails, and hospitals

    Cloud-based camera service Verkada exposed hardcoded password—and its customers.

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  1. As a crop, cannabis has enormous carbon emissions

    Ironically, growing it in a controlled environment has a huge environmental impact.

  2. Want some Ryzen in your Surface? Rumor has it Microsoft does, too

    If you prefer a Surface with a heavier multicore punch, we've got hopeful news.

  3. Tesla: “Full self-driving beta” isn’t designed for full self-driving

    Tesla told California regulators the FSD beta lacks "true autonomous features."

  4. Critical 0-day that targeted security researchers gets a patch from Microsoft

    Hackers spent weeks building relationships with researchers and then tried to infect them.

  5. T-Mobile will sell your web-usage data to advertisers unless you opt out

    Data sales begin April 26 unless you opt out; T-Mobile claims it'll be anonymous.

  6. New Samsung 980 SSD improves on 970 EVO, EVO Plus performance

    Samsung's ever-shifting consumer branding drops "EVO" suffix entirely this time.

  7. Apple will randomize Mac serial numbers starting this year

    The new system may be more cryptic for IT, users, and repair shops.

  8. White House reportedly plans to name Amazon foe Lina Khan to FTC

    Khan launched her career arguing Amazon is a problem, and she hasn't let up since.

  9. Why Disney+ only needed 16 months to crack 100 million subscribers

    The success for this savvy service isn't as simple as the "Disney" name.

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  1. The Sonos Roam is the smallest and least expensive Sonos speaker to date

    $169 smart speaker streams over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, begins shipping next month.

  2. Chrome OS 89 brings Android controls, a new icon design, and “quick answers”

    Chromebooks turn 10 today, and Google is celebrating with a ton of features.

  3. Nintendo’s “Mar10 Day” sale discounts a bunch of Mario games for the Switch

    Dealmaster also has deals on game controllers, USB chargers, and security cams.

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  1. Developing the distinctive look of the original X-COM: UFO Defense

    Devs speak in an excerpt from Monsters in the Dark: The Making of X-COM: UFO Defense.

  2. Traffic congestion dropped by 73 percent in 2020 due to the pandemic

    US drivers averaged 73 fewer hours in traffic in 2020 because of the pandemic.

  3. Russia turns away from NASA, says it will work with China on a Moon base

    China wants a long-term presence on the Moon in the 2030s.

  4. Microsoft confirms “some” new Bethesda titles will be exclusive to Xbox, PC

    More Bethesda titles hit Game Pass this week as $7.5B acquisition is finalized.

  5. Can $70 games succeed in a subscription-filled, free-to-play world?

    It's still early, but analysts say the "biggest franchises" can probably sustain $70.

  6. Gab, a haven for pro-Trump conspiracy theories, has been hacked again

    Failure to purge authentication tokens taken in first breach leads to second one.

  1. Chinese hackers targeted SolarWinds customers in parallel with Russian op

    New data suggests that Russia wasn't the only nation-state hacking customers.

  2. Google tells harassment victims to take “medical leave,” report finds

    Nearly two dozen current and former employees reported a widespread pattern.

  3. Headphones without headphones: We test Lucyd Lyte Bluetooth sunglasses

    Bluetooth sunglasses are a great idea—but these aren't quite good enough.

  4. SpaceX plans Starlink broadband for trucks, ships, and planes [Updated]

    Dishes will be modified for vehicles, vessels, and aircraft, SpaceX tells FCC.

  5. Acura’s redesigned MDX SUV returns to the brand’s roots

    Acura wants to be known for vehicle dynamics, and this SUV is its calling card.

  6. Programmable optical quantum computer arrives late, steals the show

    New optical quantum computer overcomes previous limits, looks like a winner.

  7. Egyptologists translate the oldest-known mummification manual

    The embalming manual is just part of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian medical text.