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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.
Google has been testing self-driving car technology on American roads for six years now, with mostly encouraging results. Until now, however, it has used specially outfitted versions of mass-production cars like the Toyota Prius and Lexus RX450h. On Friday, the company announced that it is ready to put its own,...
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For my fellow cord-cutters: Here's how to watch March Madness online if you don't have a cable login. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/03/19/watch_march_madness_live_online_2015_how_to_stream_ncaa_tournament_without.html
All 67 games of this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be streamed live online. But not all of them will be available to people without a cable subscription—unless you get a little creative. The 22 games that will be broadcast on CBS will be streamed live for free to...
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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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I wrote about New York City's Eric Garner protests: 
Thousands of angry protesters swarmed the streets of New York City to protest the police killing of an unarmed black man. They were met by hundreds of police officers determined to keep order. Somehow, what transpired was both cathartic and largely peaceful. “Hands up, don’t shoot,” protestors chanted as they...
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Google has grown too powerful, European politicians are convinced, and it may be time for the government to break it up. That’s the gist of a draft resolution that leaders in the European Parliament are preparing for a possible vote on Thursday, as reported by the Financial Times and Reuters....
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This is just ridiculous. Makes me ashamed to live in Europe.
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"Your typical Silicon Valley voter has a complex relationship with the tech economy." 
Iowa sends farmers to Washington. Texas sends cattle ranchers. Why doesn’t Silicon Valley send a techie? It isn’t for lack of trying. On Friday, Ro Khanna, a 38-year-old technology and intellectual property lawyer, conceded defeat in his bid to represent the heart of Silicon Valley in Congress. He narrowly lost...
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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.
Why do people drop their cable subscriptions? If the answer is to save money, then a product that offers live TV over the Internet, at a lower cost than cable, should be a huge hit. Enter Sling TV, a new offering from Dish Network that gives you 12 cable channels,...
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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
When you think of the year's best photos, you think of camera-slinging journalists and artists relying on their instincts and training to capture a moment of ineffable drama, beauty, or peace. The following images, however, were not taken by humans. They're snapshots sent down from DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 and WorldView-3 satellites,...
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Facebook is full of hoaxes. Here's a surprisingly simple way it could change that: http://slate.me/1tSzCUm
Macauley Culkin is dead. Eating whole lemons will save you from cancer. And this shocking video proves that no planes actually hit the World Trade Center on 9/11. That’s if you believe what you read on Facebook—which an awful lot of people clearly do. A recent Pew survey found that...
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How Google can move on from Glass: 
Google Glass has always been a solution in search of a problem. Now, for Google, it has become a problem in its own right. The latest bad news for Google’s dreams of putting a computer on every face came on Friday, when Reuters reported that the company no longer plans...
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No really, go do this if you haven't already. You might have free money waiting for you. 
Go get your money, people. For much of yesterday afternoon, Slate staffers have been sending giddy emails to one another about this website from New York State’s Office of Unclaimed Funds. Just type in your name, and you can check whether the state is holding onto money that you were...
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