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Judge says Washington state cyberstalking law violates free speech

Washington was one of the first states to fight cyberstalking through legislation, but it may have to rethink its approach. A federal judge has blocked the state’s 2004 law after ruling that a key provision violated First Amendment protections for f…

Steam now supports NextVR’s virtual reality broadcasts

NextVR has finally arrived on Steam, giving more people access to its virtual reality sports and entertainment broadcasts. The program offers NBA, NHL and ICC soccer games, as well as WWE matches, concerts and stand-up comedy shows, which are …

Instagram code hints at Pinterest-style public collections

Instagram hasn’t been shy about borrowing a page from Pinterest’s book through its Collections feature, and it might be ready to take things a step further. Software sleuth Jane Manchun Wong has discovered that Instagram for Android includes hidden…

Microsoft workers demand end to HoloLens contract with US Army

You can add Microsoft to the growing list of companies whose staff are objecting to the use of their technology for some military purposes. A group of Microsoft workers has published an open letter to CEO Satya Nadella and legal chief Brad Sm…

BioWare outlines the next few months of ‘Anthem’

Now that Anthem is available to everyone, there’s an obvious question: what comes next? Not surprisingly, BioWare is ready to shed light on the future of its shared-world shooter. The studio has published a 90-day roadmap that shows plans for both mo…

Recommended Reading: The smartwatch EKG


Smartwatches are changing the purpose of the EKG
Andrew Bomback and Michelle Au,
The Atlantic

Devices like the Apple Watch and other wearables now offer access to an EKG on your wrist. What was once reserved for a hospital or doctor’s office can n…

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic sends passenger into space for first time

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic has been working on its project to take private passengers outside of Earth’s atmosphere, and this week it sent its first passenger into sub-space.
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Curiosity suffered a boot issue but is now back up and roving

The NASA team has been dealing with a small hiccup in the operations of the Curiosity rover since it went into safe mode last week. Now the problem has been fixed and the rover is back underway on its mission to explore Mars.
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Samsung Galaxy S10+: What’s great and what’s not (so far)

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 family was only announced a few days ago, but we got one just in time to bring along to Barcelona. It’s a beautiful device, and clearly represents Samsung at the peak of its smartphone-building prowess, but there’s a bigger quest…

Blockchain could ensure the integrity of scientific research trials

Scientific misconduct can lead to real-world consequences when data is falsified. Now a group of researchers has proposed a way to make research data more trustworthy and less susceptible to manipulation — by using blockchain.
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