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This iPhone feature will filter out spam and texts from people you don’t know

Text spam can also be dangerous: Scammers are taking money and breaking hearts. Beyond that, though, it’s just plain annoying. When I open iMessages on my iPhone, I want to scroll through messages from friends and family, not a never-ending list of scammers who tried to reach me.  The good news is that there’s a […]

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Bug brains could help drone swarms find their way home

For years, science fiction authors and real-world robotics research alike have dreamed of a future where dozens, or even hundreds of tiny, bug-sized drones work in tandem to autonomously survey vast areas. But there’s a problem. These handheld, lightweight machines simply lack the processing power and carrying capacity that let driverless cars and other larger

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This camera turns people into stick figures to preserve privacy

Camera-enabled devices have become ubiquitous extensions of internet-connected “smart” homes–and so have concerns about unwanted prying eyes. In recent years, hackers have reportedly tapped into Amazon-owned ring cameras to spy on young girls in their bedrooms. Elsewhere, leaked sensitive photos of people in their bathrooms collected by roaming robot vacuum cleaners have managed to find

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The best overall e-reader is on sale during Amazon Prime Day

If you’re an avid reader who’s eager to take your ever-expanding library everywhere you go, don’t miss Amazon’s Prime Day 2024 Kindle deals. Amazon has cut the price of multiple models, including the Kindle Paperwhite, which is our personal favorite model. Remember, if you don’t have an active Amazon Prime subscription, you can sign up

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NASA beamed Missy Elliott’s ‘The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)’ to her favorite planet

Music legend Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott’s favorite planet is Venus—so after over 30 years in the industry, it’s only fitting that her debut solo single received a one-way ticket to Earth’s neighbor courtesy of NASA. The agency and the first female hip-hop artist inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame both announced on July

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How to use Google’s dark web reports for free

Good news for anyone with a Google account: A useful security feature that previously required a Google One subscription is now going to be made available to everyone, for free, from the end of July 2024. That feature is dark web reporting, and it’s being bundled with another related feature called Results About You. Both

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A hydrogen-powered air taxi flew 523 miles emitting only water vapor

A flying-car-like vertical takeoff aircraft created by Joby Aviation has completed a first-of-its-kind, 523 mile test flight using hydrogen power. The aircraft, which reportedly left only a trail of water vapor in its wake, is being pitched as a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional gas powered jets for mid-range, regional travel. Though questions remain

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