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Meet the mad geniuses building personal flying machines

From billionaires to students, engineers around the world are racing to close the gap between humans and birds. A million-dollar prize adds incentive. (Read on Fast Company)

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I tested a new filter for fake and biased news and here’s what I learned

AdBlock Plus teamed up with fact-checking groups to build a browser plug-in and a database that flags suspicious news sites, but some calls are hard to make. (Read all on Fast Company)

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Four ways to survive the end of net neutrality today

Federal regulations mandating a free internet have formally expired, but there are still ways to protect your access and privacy. (Read full story on Fast Company)

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This tiny drone with a tiny brain is smart enough to fly itself

An incredible new microchip let researchers build the smallest autonomous drone with an AI neural network running on just 1/100th of a watt. (Read more at Fast Company)

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How Uber Plans To Get Flying Taxis Off The Ground

While burning through cash on the ground, Uber zooms ahead with plans to launch an affordable air taxi service in five years. (Raad more on Fast Company)

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Duolingo Suddenly Has Over Twice As Much Language Learning Material

The free app’s new leveling-up design lets enthusiasts start developing advanced skills even when they are just starting out. (Read more on Fast Company)

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Here’s How To Plug One Of The Biggest Privacy Holes In The Internet

An upgrade to DNS, the internet’s address book, would make it harder for ISPs to know where you surf, and for hackers to hijack your traffic. (Read on Fast Company)

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Smartphone Battery Life Would Suck If It Weren’t For These Guys

John Hennessy and David Patterson’s 1980s breakthrough made mobile gadgets possible. Now their gaze is on a new computing revolution. (On Fast Company)

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Inside Airbus’s Mad Dash To Get A Robo Air Taxi Off The Ground

A³, aerospace giant Airbus’s Silicon Valley lab, took an idea for a pilotless electric plane from concept to flight in just two years. (Read on Fast Company)

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The Next Battle Between States And The Feds Is Over Your Personal Data

As the fight over net neutrality rages on, states are reviving efforts to keep ISPs from harvesting customer data, with surprising political dynamics. (Read more on Fast Company)

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