Uber board picks Expedia’s Dara Khosrowshahi as new CEO

Enlarge / Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Expedia, Inc., attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in July 2016. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images reader comments 1 Share this story The board of Uber Technologies Inc., after meeting throughout the weekend, has chosen Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi as its new chief executive. Khosrowshahi’s name […]

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With CrashPlan getting out of the consumer cloud backup game, what’s next best?

Jeff Kubina reader comments 132 Share this story Cloud-based backup provider CrashPlan—which our friends at the Wirecutter recommended in 2015—announced earlier this week that it was getting out of the consumer backup game to focus on its enterprise offerings. Customers have until October 22, 2018 to find alternative backup solutions. CrashPlan’s service was compelling because […]

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Hearing voices? You might just be primed for it

Enlarge flickr user: David Wood reader comments 37 Share this story Hallucinations tend to be associated with psychosis, but the reality is more complicated than that. Some people who hear voices don’t suffer from other mental health problems, and the voices they hear aren’t distressing. These “non-clinical voice-hearers” provide an important opportunity to understand hallucinations […]

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Jurassic World Evolution is a theme park sim from Planet Coaster dev Frontier

reader comments 24 Share this story [embedded content] Frontier, the developer behind the sublime Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster has new sim in the works. Jurassic World Evolution is a theme park sim, but instead of ferris wheels you have Triceratops, and instead of worrying about guests getting sick, you have to worry about guests […]

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Supreme Court asked to nullify the Google trademark

Enlarge Leon Neal/Getty Images reader comments 134 Share this story Is the term “google” too generic and therefore unworthy of its trademark protection? That’s the question before the US Supreme Court. Words like teleprompter, thermos, hoover, aspirin, and videotape were once trademarked. They lost the status after their names became too generic and fell victim […]

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Get out of the office, see the eclipse

Enlarge NASA reader comments 39 Share this story Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that August 21 will treat much of the United States to a partial or total solar eclipse. The total eclipse will be visible along a path that stretches from the Oregon-Washington border to South Carolina. But even if […]

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A gallery of Voyagers greatest hits—and they are truly great

reader comments 16 Share this story Jupiter’s great red spot is larger than Earth. This gallery highlights some of the Voyagers’ best images. NASA A close-up of the great red spot. NASA This image of the crescent moon of Europa led scientists to believe a large ocean exists beneath the ice. NASA And here’s another […]

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Accidental history—remastering the campy teen horror game Congress famously hated

A scene like this doesn’t exactly scream “2017 video game.” And yet… reader comments 43 Share this story Night Trap might not seem like a game that would be especially cumbersome to port to modern consoles. Among the first in the oft-forgotten early-’90s trend of “FMV (full motion video) games,” the title was nothing more […]

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