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No, Cormac McCarthy Isn’t on Twitter. Don’t Be Fooled by the Check Mark.

The check mark gave it a semblance of legitimacy, but a popular Twitter account associated with Cormac McCarthy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Road” and “No Country for Old Men,” that went from being verified to not is a fake, his agent said on Monday. The account, @CormacMcCrthy, had gained more than 49,000 followers …

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The Best Olympics Show Is Peacock’s Chaotic ‘Tokyo Tonight’

Watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is a strange experience. It’s been 2021 for more than seven months now, and seeing the logo feels like living in a time warp. Pandemic precautions mean there are very few people in the stands, so each event looks as though it’s taking place post-apocalypse. The time zones aren’t doing …

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The App With the Unprintable Name That Wants to Give Power to Creators

In October, Ms. Lugrin posted a blog post announcing FYPM, which, she wrote, was “birthed out of rage.” Taking aim at influencer marketing platforms, she said most were “really just another platform designed to help more business owners exploit influencer talent, but in a new ‘innovative’ way!” After building a prototype of FYPM, she was …

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Hospitals Still Use Pneumatic Tubes—and They Can Be Hacked

It’s all too common to find hackable flaws in medical devices, from mammography machines and CT scanners to pacemakers and insulin pumps. But it turns out that the potential exposure extends into the walls: Researchers have found almost a dozen vulnerabilities in a popular brand of pneumatic tube delivery system that many hospitals use to …

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The Weird, Sustainable Booze of the Future Tastes … Good?

When Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen founded the Denmark-based microdistillery Empirical Spirits four years ago, they weren’t actually sure what they were making. For weeks, the two men—veterans of the haute-weird restaurant Noma, where Williams ran research and development and Hermansen was the “concept manager”—thought they were making a gin. It was clear and …

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