Most Americans think the government is snooping on them – CNET

Commentary: A new Pew survey says Americans think the government is spying on them. Surprisingly, Muslim Americans are less likely to feel that way.

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As Facebook tries to make the world ‘closer,’ business booms – CNET

Mark Zuckerberg has been trying to repair the social network’s image. The good news? It’s still making tons of money.

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Tech execs reject Trump’s ban on transgender troops – CNET

Silicon Valley takes aim at the president again, this time over his ban of transgender people in the US military.

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Movie News: Jared Leto to Star in ‘Bloodshot’; ‘Wonder Woman 2′ Nabs Release Date

Bloodshot : Jared Leto is in talks to star in Bloodshot , based on a comic book series. First published in 1992 by Valiant Comics, the stories revolved around a former mob killer who is controlled against his will by nanotechnology that's been injected into his bloodstream, giving him superhuman strength and healing abilities.

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Ole, Android Pay. Google’s mobile wallet lands in Spain – CNET

The pay-with-your-phone app continues its round the world rollout.

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Trump says Apple has promised to build ‘big, big, big’ plants in the US (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 93) – CNET

Adobe Flash is dead. We dive into the long history between Apple and Flash. Plus, the latest iPhone 8 rumors.

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This Strange Particle Physics Effect Could Help Explain the Physics of Black Holes – Futurism

FuturismThis Strange Particle Physics Effect Could Help Explain the Physics of Black HolesFuturismPhysicists observed an exotic effect called the axial–gravitational anomaly in a solid Weyl semimetal crystal. Using this quantum crystal to see the effect allows a better understanding of physics near black holes, and could possibly improve electronics.

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Atomic discovery opens door to greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry

A key step in unlocking the potential for greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry was taken recently by a group of researchers. The research team found a way to delete and replace out-of-place atoms that had been preventing new revolutionary circuitry designs from working. This unleashes a new kind of silicon chips for used in common electronic products, such as our phones and computers.

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Physicists gain new insights into nanosystems with spherical confinement

Theoretical physicists led by Professor Kurt Binder and Dr. Arash Nikoubashman at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany have used computer simulations to study the arrangement of stiff polymers in spherical cavities. These confined systems play an important role for a wide range of applications, such as the fabrication of nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery and for tailored nanomaterials.

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Thank Star Wars’ stormtroopers for Apple AirPods’ design – CNET

Apple design guru Jony Ive drew inspiration for the earbuds from the Empire’s white-armored soldiers.

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