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Neoplants’ Neo Px Plant Air Purifier Isn’t Worth the High Cost

Is the Neo Px plant system a new kind of air purifying tech or a lot of hot air?

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This Asus Copilot+ PC Shows Promising Battery Life but Lackluster Graphics

The first wave of Copilot+ PCs is here, and while graphics performance is lackluster, battery life is getting a boost on this Asus machine.

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What Came Before the Big Bang?

By studying the geometry of model space-times, researchers offer alternative views of the universe’s first moments.

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Recluse Spider Season Is a Myth

The venom of recluse spiders can be dangerous, but the idea of there being a “season” when these arachnids invade homes and bite is unhelpful and wrong.

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My Memories Are Just Meta's Training Data Now

Meta’s plans to use personal content posted by Facebook and Instagram users to train algorithms suggest our digital histories are being repackaged to teach AI about—and how to mimic—humanity.

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Before Smartphones, an Army of Real People Helped You Find Stuff on Google

Not too long ago, services like GOOG-411, 118 118 and AQA used actual humans to answer questions with witty responses and encyclopedic knowledge. Today’s search engines could learn something.

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This Is What Would Happen if China Invaded Taiwan

The new book ‘World on the Brink: How America Can Beat China in the Race for the 21st Century’ lays out what might actually happen if China were to invade Taiwan in 2028.

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When Was the Last Time You Finished a Book? You Need an AI Reading Companion Like Me

Margaret Atwood, Marlon James, Lena Dunham, Garth Greenwell, Roxane Gay: We’ve all agreed to be turned into chatbots by a mysterious startup called Rebind. I report from the inside.

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The Best Pickleball Paddles, Tested and Reviewed (2024)

Paddles are getting more sophisticated and expensive. We spent months testing dozens to find our favorites.

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28 Best Nintendo Switch Games for Every Player (2024)

From Hyrule to Hallownest, these are our absolute favorite escapes for the best portable console.