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808s and Tough Breaks: A Look at the Origins of Trap Music

When Vincent Desailly walked into the living room, he noticed the two television screens on the wall. One was tuned to Netflix’s Narcos while its counterpart, nearly double in size, displayed six far-reaching views of the surrounding southeast Atlanta neighborhood he was visiting. The CCTVs cycled through images of dirt lawns and driveways infested with…

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With Covid-19, Tech Is Making History Repeat Itself

I have been a professional epidemic watcher for nearly 30 years. I’ve researched seven centuries of pandemics. Yet ever since late January, I have been gobsmacked by the Covid-19 crisis. This surreal disbelief began with the news of China imposing a draconian quarantine on its people—first in Wuhan, where the epidemic began, and then 14…

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The Best VPNs (2020): ExpressVPN, TunnelBear, Mullvad

A virtual private network (VPN) is like a tunnel you can use to pass through a public network, protecting your data from outside eyes. Whether you’re worried about internet service providers selling your data or want to stay safe on public Wi-Fi, a VPN can help protect you.However, while a VPN will keep you safe…

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Joe Biden mixes up wife and sister in Super Tuesday speech

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Resso, Bytedance's music streaming app, officially launches in India, sans Tencent-backed Universal Music

TikTok, the hugely popular social media app, found a lot of early traction by giving users a way to create funny lip-synced versions of clips from well-known songs and then share them with friends (its predecessor in the West was even called Musically). Now at long last, TikTok’s owner, China’s ByteDance, is doubling down on…

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Inside "Devs," a Dreamy Silicon Valley Quantum Thriller

Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area—and anyone who works in tech, really—will get a kick out of the languorous establishing shots and scene-setting of Devs, the new series on Hulu from writer-director Alex Garland, premiering March 5. It’s not just the quiet, empty aerial views of the city, some with roiling summertime fog. It’s…

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Greta Thunberg's Online Attackers Reveal a Grim Pattern

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is 17 years old, legally a minor. Despite her age, in the past week, numerous actual adults have made her the subject of many forms of online harassment. Some say she ought to be “burnt at the stake”; others have circulated images of a sex doll that resembles Thunberg and…

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Chris Cillizza's winners and losers from Super Tuesday

(CNN)The biggest day of the 2020 Democratic presidential race — with more than a 1,300 delegates at stake in 14 states and American Samoa — is behind us.While Super Tuesday votes continue to be counted in California, and Maine is still too close to call, there are still clearly winners and losers from the first…

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Joe Biden's historic and unbelievable political comeback dominates Super Tuesday

(CNN)Joe Biden just pulled off the biggest, fastest and most unexpected comeback in modern political history.Nothing about the former vice president’s electoral history, hitherto lackluster campaign and the dynamics of this presidential race suggested his Super Tuesday rampage.The former vice president’s three White House campaigns were a punchline until Saturday. It took the 78-year-old 33…

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Hear what the candidates had to say on Super Tuesday

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