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Google's Pixel 6A Puts Smarts and Power Ahead of the Camera

Google’s Pixel 6A Puts Smarts and Power Ahead of the Camera

Google Pixel phones have become synonymous with having excellent cameras—it’s in their DNA. Pixels have also long been some of the best devices for consistent software updates, from version upgrades and Pixel Drops that add new features to monthly security updates that keep the phones secure. So it’s disappointing when these pillars start to crack. …

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Crypto Is Straining the Power Grid.  Congress Wants to Rein It In

Crypto Is Straining the Power Grid. Congress Wants to Rein It In

All of the companies included in the investigation were asked to explain “the impacts of your facilities on energy costs to local families and businesses,” but none could describe any existing estimates or models that tracked those impacts. Those who engaged with the question said this was because they didn’t expect to have a noticeable …

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A Lawsuit Against Meta Shows the Emptiness of Social Enterprises

A Lawsuit Against Meta Shows the Emptiness of Social Enterprises

Earlier this year, Meta and its largest content moderation partner in Africa, Sama, were accused of union busting, forced labor, and human trafficking. The lawsuit claims that “misleading job ads” lured potential employees from across Africa who, once realizing the true nature of the work, often had no means to get home. And when content …

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The James Webb Telescope's First Photos Show Its Extraordinary Power

The James Webb Telescope’s First Photos Show Its Extraordinary Power

Astronomers and space fans have been waiting years for this moment: The James Webb Space Telescope team has finally made public a handful of stunning images, a tantalizing teaser of what’s to come. NASA’s latest flagship space telescope, developed in collaboration with the European and Canadian space agencies, follows in the footsteps of Hubble, Spitzer …

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Smaller Reactors May Still Have a Big Nuclear Waste Problem

Smaller Reactors May Still Have a Big Nuclear Waste Problem

Lindsay Krall decided to study nuclear waste out of a love for the arcane. Figuring how to bury radioactive atoms isn’t exactly simple—it takes a blend of particle physics, careful geology and engineering, and a high tolerance for reams of regulations. But the trickiest ingredient of all is time. Nuclear waste from today’s reactors will …

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Everyone Wants to Build Green Energy Projects.  What's the Holding?

Everyone Wants to Build Green Energy Projects. What’s the Holding?

For green energy experts, it seems like there’s too much of a good thing right now. While it’s great that there are enough wind, solar, and battery storage projects planned to meet the United States’ climate goals, a growing bottleneck in the nation’s electric grid is keeping most of these projects grounded. The problem stems …

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MSI GS77 Stealth Proves Even Gamers Need More Than Raw Power

MSI GS77 Stealth Proves Even Gamers Need More Than Raw Power

The headline news is that this new MSI GS77 Stealth is one of the very first gaming laptops with Intel’s latest 12th Gen processors. For the chip, the results are impressive, but the overall experience is underwhelming. The improved silicon, combined with the top-of-the-range Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti mobile GPU, is suitably evolutionary—but not …

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