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Don't Watch This New 'Blade Runner 2049' Trailer Seriously. Skip it. You can thank us later for this dynamite piece of advice. Details
Verizon's New 'Unlimited' Data Plan Compared to Other Carriers Now that Verizon has changed its unlimited data plan, it's time to see how everyone's all-you-can-eat plan stacks up. Details
Follow Eclipse Hunters on the Pilgrimage to Totality Rachel Bujalski documents the people who drove hundreds of miles and countless hours to see the eclipse. Details
Bizarre Sea Creature Could Teach Humans to Do the Locomotion The gelatinous salp pulses at its own frequency, but they live together as a long chain—somehow, moving efficiently as a whole. Details
The Defenders Could Punch Better if They Learned Some Physics What's the best way to punch someone if you possess superhuman strength? Details
Alec Baldwin’s Trump Impression Is a Technical Marvel The actor's impersonation isn't just funny, it's very technically proficient.  Details
Sorry, Banning ‘Killer Robots’ Just Isn’t Practical Elon Musk and others seek restrictions on use of autonomous weapons Details
Stormfront Nazis Think the Alt-Right Is Full of Idiots White supremacist message board users has taken issue with the alt-right, in an echo of past divisions. Details
Fujifilm's Instax SQ10 Instant Camera Review: It Mixes Analog and Digital, With Mixed Results Fujifilm's latest instant camera shoots square film, but is it worth tolerating a quirky camera? Details
Netflix Is Using 'The Defenders' to Understand Its Audience The crossover show lets the streaming service see how their shows' fans overlap.  Details
Watch Hackers Hijack Three Robots for Spying and Sabotage An early taste of the hacked robot uprising. Details
How to Get Free Kindle Books With Your Library Card All you need is an internet connection, a library card, and a good e-reader to dive into your next page-turner. Details
Why It’s So Hard to Define What Online Hate Speech Is Why did YouTube remove a World War II video? Because algorithms, and humans, are flawed Details
We Can’t Stop Checking the News Either. Welcome to the New FOMO Who cares about my friends? I'm missing the news! Details
Self-Driving Cars. Rogue Nuke Launches. Evil AI. What Tech Threats You Should (and Shouldn't) Worry About Technology is changing all our lives so profoundly, so quickly, that it can be scary. We asked experts to weigh in on how stressed we should be. Details

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Trump-era shift: CEOs find a voice for moral outrage 

Corporate America started the year ready to engage with a controversial but business-minded president. This week CEOs have risen in chorus to denounce Trump's lackluster response to racism.

Can do-good ethos survive public ownership? Etsy is a test. 

The artisan marketplace says people and profits can coexist. But investors turn up the earnings pressure.

Amazon launches new service to target impulse buying 

The online retail giant has rolled out Instant Pickup on several college campuses throughout the US. The service offers a way for consumers to receive orders in a matter of minutes.

Amazon ramps up research on pre-made meals, but will home cooks buy them? 

The online retail giant may be hoping to access a market of customers looking for quick-and-easy meals using a technology originally developed for the military to extend the shelf life of foods while retaining flavor, texture, and nutrients. 

Troubling trend behind sexist memo at Google 

The internet allows fringe groups to open for ‘debate’ topics that have long been settled, including Silicon Valley’s need to diversify its workforce.  

Google VP rejects employee’s challenge to its diversity programs 

An employee's online memo highlights tensions in the workplace over company programs that are implemented to increase employee diversity. 

America's stores are closing. Why isn't that raising a jobs alarm? 

America's retail stores, from Sears to Macy's, are shedding jobs at a rate that dwarfs that of manufacturing or coal, but their implosion is happening far more quietly. Here's why.

Finally some good news for homeowners – but it's in jeopardy 

An improving economy is making homeownership available to more Americans. But black and Latino households remain far behind, and policy changes could threaten the gains.

Amazon holds massive job fair to recruit warehouse hires 

The ecommerce giant hopes to ramp up production by offering thousands of jobs on-the-spot in their warehouses across the United States on Wednesday. 

Virtual watercooler: how employees tap into workplace culture from afar 

With more remote workers, managers are adopting strategies such as yearly meetups and chatty online journals to help employees feel connected.

Sweeping free trade deal poised to benefit companies at the expense of small-scale farmers 

A free trade deal that would spur economic growth in the eyes of government officials could also force farmers from traditional livelihoods and disproportionately harm women, say Asian advocacy groups. 

Hot new job for middle-class students: manual labor  

Young workers are becoming barbers, bookbinders, furniture-makers and jewelers. In the process, they are elevating what, historically, were lowly manual labor jobs into sought-after career paths with cultural cachet.

Summer jobs for teens wane even as research finds big benefits 

Summer jobs are still a gateway to vital work habits and opportunities, research shows, but they're much rarer than they used to be. That's especially true for disadvantaged youths who could benefit the most. 

Netflix subscribers continue to grow, so why is the company borrowing to pay its bills? 

Netflix logged 5.2 million new subscribers just in the second quarter but projections say it will be a few more years before programming expenses are out of the red.

Will Trump restrain steel imports? Why many in GOP wouldn’t mind if he did. 

If the US slaps tariffs or quotas on steel imports, the espoused aim would be to strike a blow against unfair trade practices. But it would showcase a rift in a changing Republican Party – and shake the global trade system.