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Sunscreen Regulations Haven’t Aged Well

[ad_1] The United States might still be home to the global epicenter of technology and innovation, but when it comes to things like voting machines, air traffic control, and sunscreen, the US might as well be running Windows ME. Yep, to find some of the most outdated sun protection products in the world, look no further than the shelves of your local American drugstore. For years, the US Food and
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Future

[ad_1] At its flagship phone event this week in San Francisco, Samsung announced not one but four different versions of the new Galaxy S10: A phone with a 6.1-inch display, a plus-sized model, a “less expensive” version of the phone, and a handset that will support 5G networks when it ships. But the most interesting part of the launch was undeniably Samsung’s reveal of its new foldable phone, the Galaxy
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‘Desus & Mero’ Is the Future of Late-Night TV

[ad_1] As a genre and TV staple, the evening talk show is a static enterprise. It doesn't easily invite change. Even as newcomers like Jimmy Fallon and James Corden try to enliven the format with viral videos and karaoke bits, it hasn't evolved much since the days of Johnny Carson. Yet, if it wants to stay relevant, it'll have to. Which is why when the Showtime-branded Desus & Mero premiered
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‘Roma’ Should Win Best Picture at the Oscars—for Itself, Not Netflix

[ad_1] Let me say this right off the bat: Every film geek worth their salt writes an Oscars prediction story. This isn't that piece. Everything here is based on opinion, not on what will or should win. Each year play-along-at-home fans who fill out Oscar ballots often do one with their head and one with their heart—this is my heart talking. Nerds rule a lot of the universe now, but
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The (Non-Trump) Surprise Inside Andrew McCabe’s Memoir

[ad_1] If New Yorker writer George Packer hadn’t already taken the title, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe’s new book might be best titled The Unwinding. Part memoir, part spirited defense of the rule of law, McCabe—who became Twitter-famous, in Trump’s Washington, as a key figure in the presidential “Witch Hunt” of the Russia probe—uses his 262-page book to paint an intimate portrait of the roughly 10 months that rocked
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Nike app for self-tying shoe comes undone

[ad_1] Image copyright Nike/PA Nike's new self-lacing trainer, the Adapt BB, has fallen at the first hurdle after the Android app that controls the shoe has malfunctioned. Billed as the "future of footwear", the $350 (£268) a pair Adapt BB launched on Sunday.However, an update to the Google Android app that allows wearers to loosen or tighten the trainer failed to work. Customers complain that the Android app only syncs
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Why Facebook Search Suggests ‘Photos of Female Friends in Bikinis’

[ad_1] Just before Valentine’s Day last week, Belgian security researcher Inti De Ceukelaire noticed something strange on Facebook. He found the social network’s search function treated pictures of men and women in dramatically different ways. Searching for “photos of my female friends” returned a hodgepodge of images, whereas a similar search for “photos of my male friends” yielded no results. Worse, Facebook assumed “male” was simply a typo for the
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How to Watch the Oscars 2019

[ad_1] If you remember anything about the 1989 Oscars, it's likely because of a truly insane opening number that featured Snow White and Rob Lowe singing a parody version of "Proud Mary." (Also, if you remember anything about the 1989 Oscars, congratulations: You're officially too old to ever get a handle on TikTok.) The reason it happened? The ceremony went without a host that year—a rarity that's about to repeat
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Hyundai Nexo Review: The Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Electric SUV

[ad_1] Watching the Hyundai pull into the parking spot, I cringe a bit with the stress that strikes when I feel like I’m holding other people up. The car is wiggling backward and forward, backward and forward, trying to fit into the dead center of the spot, and another driver is stuck, waiting to get by in the tight garage. Once the Hyundai is finally parked, the waiting driver pulls