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Tuesday, 8th November 2016 — Science and Technology

FTN Daily #31 — Overblown fear of hackers — Microsoft being Microsoft — Making the internet talk through a fish — and more

Don’t Panic

Grab a towel! The fears over homes being hacked are blown out of proportion. James Woudhuysen for Spiked.

Microsoft Can’t into Slack

Microsoft attempt to create a productive group chat is an UX failure. Pramit Nairi on Medium.

Miracle Material

This new polymer substance from NASA’s labs sounds almost to good to be true. Sarah Scoles For Wired.

On the Web, Nobody Knows…

The weekly libertarian podcast Econtalk wants your opinion on online communities. Amy Willis on


This is the only article about hacking a singing fish to talk with Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa you need to read today. Mary Beth Quirk for Consumerist.

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