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Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight – here’s how to see it

Make sure Star Wars isn’t the only celestial event you see tonight. The bright Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak in the early hours of Thursday morning  The Geminid meteor

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Spending a Moment with Émilie Du Châtelet

This morning, Émilie Du Châtelet stopped me in my tracks. I’ve been reading Inventing the Mathematician by Sara N. Hottinger. The book, which I’m sure I’ll write more about after reading and

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This Thanksgiving Pass the Stuffing—and Don’t Pass on the Discussion of Social Issues

An oft-repeated adage to never discuss sex, religion or politics at the dinner table is probably never truer than on Thanksgiving. However, in an America where polling reveals we are increasingly divided

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AOL Instant Messenger will finally, totally die in December

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), the beloved messaging service that was the first online experience for an entire generation, will finally reach the end of its life later this year. The remnants

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Say hello to Apple’s new iOS 11 emoji

Finally, iOS 11 is here in all its glory, and in case the software’s new features weren’t exciting enough, Apple is also releasing hundreds of new emoji. On Friday the company announced a trove of

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Download this: Apple Music’s Facebook bot suggests songs based on emoji

Facebook and Apple have teamed up to bring a new, emoji-filled music recommendation feature to Facebook Messenger. The Facebook messaging app was updated this week with an Apple Music bot

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Earbuds that look like AirPods for less than $50

Wireless is truly the way to go these days, and earbuds are no exception — especially after the uproar following the wake of the jackless iPhone 7. The ensuing protest

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The future of Snapchat is in the dancing hot dog’s hands

Is Snapchat dying? You’d think so, given the tenor of recent reports about everything from its dipping stock price to its supposed non-essentiality with teenagers. But everyone giving up on Snapchat is missing something

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Magic Leap patent drawings offer peek at secretive AR startup’s glasses design

The latest twist in the hype-laden mystery around Magic Leap now includes a new set of patent drawings that offer a brand new look at what may be the company’s augmented reality

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The new iXpand Base takes the work out of backing up your phone

Everyone wants their iPhone backed up, but no one wants to take the time to actually do it. SanDisk’s iXpand Base tries to solve that problem by backing up your phone every time