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SpaceX and @NASA  completed a full rehearsal of launch day activities with the four Crew-2 astronauts

Three years ago, Facebook had the chance to rein in the lies and hate on its platform. This is the inside story of how it failed—and how it’s all of us who pay the price.

The 10 most cited AI data sets are riddled with label errors, according to a new study out of MIT, and it’s distorting our understanding of the field’s progress.

The conjecture concerns the minimum number of colors needed to color the edges of hypergraphs within certain constraints. It took nearly 50 years to solve. Via @QuantaMagazine 

Federal investigators looking into breach at software code testing company Codecov

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Feels is a new dating app trying to ditch swiping for Stories

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The open-source software that will power NASA's next lunar rover may cause the space industry to think differently about how it develops and operates robots.

Tech giants are moving into our wallets—bringing AI and big questions with them.

Roku Express 4K Plus includes voice remote, TV control and HDR, costs just $40

Look at that rock glow. 👀

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Scoops of the Day

Government and Auckland Council spend $600k building North Shore roundabout - twice

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Prince Philip: New Zealand Defence Force brigadier chosen among four overseas military representatives

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We know that parts of Twitter still aren’t working for some of you. We’re fixing an issue with our servers to get things back to normal soon. Thanks for sticking with us.

Nintendo is releasing a bright blue Switch Lite in May

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When the first astronauts in over 50 years set foot on the moon, they’ll be riding to the surface aboard Starship.

For @PennyRed , in Australia, there was a specific moment when the after times began. The moment finally arrived, but something felt *wrong.* "The delayed horror of a whole year of COVID-normal hit me like a piano." Read the full essay: 👇

Amazon announces new Echo Buds with more powerful ANC and better comfort

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Consumer agency warns against Peloton Tread+ use, as company pushes back by @bheater 

China’s ‘Big Three’ March domestic traffic leaps past 2019 levels

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Hacker Maksym Popov gave himself up to the FBI and joined its fight against Eastern European cybercrime. Trouble is, he never really left the dark side. (WIRED Classic)

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Scoops of the Week

NASA has selected Starship to land the first astronauts on the lunar surface since the Apollo program! We are humbled to help @NASAexplores  usher in a new era of human space exploration →

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I funded Coinbase in 2012. 6000x on my best startup investment yet.

iOS 14.5: Face ID works with a mask now– but only if you're wearing an Apple Watch.

There's a wave of privacy legislation being proposed across the U.S. But many of the bills are weak offerings being pushed by Big Tech. State lawmakers tell @ToddFeathers  that they are outgunned by Big Tech lobbyists:

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You can now run Windows 10 on Arm on Apple’s M1 Macs

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The most interesting part of Amazon’s latest shareholder letter was Bezos trying to quantify how much value Amazon produced for different groups in 2020. Back of napkin math: $301 Billion of value created, of which shareholders see $21B.

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A joint advisory from the FBI, CISA and NSA seems to confirm my reporting from December that a VMWare flaw (CVE-2020-4006) was used as an attack vector by the Russian SVU attackers involved in SolarWinds

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Facebook’s own ads reveal: not many people are using Facebook Dating

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Move over Boston Dynamics. This two-legged robot taught itself to walk entirely through reinforcement learning.

Falcon 9 and Dragon are vertical on Launch Complex 39A. This will be the first human spaceflight mission to fly astronauts on a flight-proven Falcon 9 and Dragon

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