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Will Oremus
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Google's self-driving prototypes are road-ready, but they aren't going to be cruising around without humans in them anytime soon.

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Do you speak Corporatese? Help me translate this morning's official Verizon/AOL announcement into English.

I made a Genius page for it and would love your help: http://genius.com/Lowell-mcadam-and-tim-armstrong-verizon-to-acquire-aol-official-statements-annotated

Once we've arrived at a passable English translation, I'll post it on Slate.

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Sling TV, which launches today, reminded me what I love about cable TV.

And then it reminded me what I hate about it.

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I was a guest on this week's PBS MediaShift show Mediatwits, talking about why it was:

- a good week for people like me who refuse to pay for cable TV
- a mixed week for gender equality in tech

You can watch the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryDUSIusu9M

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This took a while to put together, but I think it came out looking pretty good. 

See what the California wildfires, Ukraine protests, Syrian refugee crisis, and Antarctic ice melt looked like from hundreds of miles up:  http://slate.me/1zpxhH1

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I wrote about New York City's Eric Garner protests: 

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Facebook is full of hoaxes. Here's a surprisingly simple way it could change that: http://slate.me/1tSzCUm

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How Google can move on from Glass: 
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