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Rocket Lab Test Flight Launches Three CubeSats to Orbit

The launch company Rocket Lab sent three small satellites to orbit during a test flight from New Zealand.

Android Malware, Free Speech, and More Security News This Week

False alarms, free speech, and more of the week's top security news.

Space Photos of the Week: *You* Just Try to Snap a Pic at 100,000 MPH

When NASA's Juno spacecraft whizzes by Jupiter's poles, it manages to snap clear photos at astounding speeds.

Why Aren't There More Smart Americans?

In the latest 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast, author David Ignatius discusses the shortcomings in US education.

USC's New Class Shows It's All in on Patents

A look at one of the nation's first classes for undergraduates on intellectual property.

Trump's First Year in Office: The Lasting Impacts on Tech

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration. And while he may not have his border wall yet, he's done plenty to impact innovation for years to come.

How to Pre-Order Both of Nintendo's Labo Kits

Our guide to what's in the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and Robot Kit for Switch, and how to pre-order.

Facebook's Latest Fix for Fake News: Ask Users What They Trust

Facebook said it will prioritize news sources by surveying users about their trust in media brands.

We Put The Entire Internet On The Blockchain—and You Can Too

A reporter's suggestion prompts a startup executive to create a browser extension that adds the words "on the blockchain" to every sentence.

Newark's Amazon HQ2 Bid Reveals What's at Stake For Every Finalist City

Newark, New Jersey has the highest unemployment rate of any Amazon HQ2 finalist—and the highest tax incentives.

The Magnetohydrodynamic Drive Is Real—and You Can Build One

All you need is a battery, a magnet, and some wires to build your own quasi-fictional submarine drive.

Why This Quantum-Encrypted Video Hangout Is a Big Deal

Just what we all wanted: super secret, super long meetings that span the entire world.

This Year's Sundance Lineup Might Be Its Most Crucial Yet

With slate full of movies by and about women, the festival is poised to start a lot of conversations.

Gadget Lab Podcast: Navigating Facebook's News-Free Future

News consumption habits are changing, and not only because of Facebook. But mostly because of Facebook.

Lil Uzi Vert and the Rest of Soundcloud Rap Will Continue to Dominate Music in 2018

Call it "emo rap," call it "Soundcloud rap," but its iconoclasm fuels unbounded creativity.

The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

A new layer of code could address two problems that inhibit use of bitcoin in transactions.

For Contraception, Natural Cycles’ Guess Is as Good as Yours

When use of a contraceptive app results in an unwanted pregnancy, don't blame the technology.

Why Airports Rename Runways When the Magnetic Poles Move

Magnetic north changes by as much as 40 miles per year, and that means signage updates.