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Recent articles by Stephen:

Nuclear weapons are spreading. This plutonium scientist is trying to stop that

Siegfried Hecker serves as a scientific shuttle diplomat, building ties with rival nuclear researchers the world over. → Read More

Apple: Break Safari's privacy rules and we'll treat you like malware

The iPhone maker releases a no-fooling-around policy. → Read More

Firefox's new stylized logo is starting to arrive

To get a sense of the new look, try Mozilla's fast-moving but rough-around-the-edges Firefox Nightly version. → Read More

Adobe promises faster Lightroom photo editing thanks to GPU chip

PC graphics processors are being put to new use in the latest release of Lightroom Classic. → Read More

Twitter users now can send and receive tips with the Brave browser

And other Twitter users can tip you back. The system is coming to Reddit, Vimeo and Github soon. → Read More

5 details about AdBlock Plus every browser user should know

It's complicated. Eyeo, which makes the top ad blocker, is also an ally of online advertising. → Read More

Brave now lets you cash out the ad revenue the browser pays you

You'll have to identify yourself first, though. The feature is arriving in a test version of the ad-blocking browser this week. → Read More

E-bikes won't look so clunky with 2020 motor, battery upgrades

Electric bike powerhouse Bosch has new equipment for the next generation of road, mountain and cargo bikes. → Read More

5 details about AdBlock Plus you should know

It's complicated. Eyeo, which makes the top ad blocker, is also an ally of online advertising. → Read More

Elon Musk says Neuralink plans 2020 human test of brain-computer interface

"A monkey has been able to control a computer with his brain," CEO Musk says of his startup's brain-machine interface. → Read More

Elon Musk's Neuralink plans 2020 human test of brain-computer interface

The startup already has tests with 1,500 electrical probes in a rat brain. → Read More

Intel packs 8 million digital neurons onto its brain-like computer

With 64 Loihi processors, Intel packs 8 million digital neurons into one computer. → Read More

Elon Musk's Neuralink will detail progress in computer-brain interface

A livestreamed event in San Francisco will offer a look at the startup's progress developing a "brain-machine interface." → Read More

Brave browser now can show its privacy-first ads on Android, too

The browser strips out website ads but shows its own, giving you most of the revenue from them. → Read More

Sigma FP full-frame camera tries matching small size with big image quality

A new contender in full-frame mirrorless photography makes some sacrifices to achieve a compact size. → Read More

Japanese telco giant plants research lab flag in Silicon Valley

NTT researchers will pursue cryptography, quantum computing and medicine. → Read More

Startup packs all 16GB of Wikipedia onto DNA strands to demonstrate new storage tech

Biological molecules will last a lot longer than the latest computer storage technology, Catalog believes. → Read More

Google's third subsea cable will pump data from Portugal to South Africa

And eventually Nigeria. The cable is named Equiano, after an enslaved Nigerian writer who bought his own freedom, and uses a new technology called fiber-level switching. → Read More

New Firefox browser for Android shows boosting privacy boosts speed, too

Mozilla tests a faster, more private mobile browser. → Read More

No-pad wireless charging tech comes closer with regulatory approval

The FCC gives a limited OK to Ossia's radio-beamed power -- for business uses. → Read More