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How technology
disrupted the truth

Katharine Viner,
The Guardian

Stories spread around Facebook and Twitter before they're even confirmed to be true. By the time they are or aren't, it doesn't matter. The news already made its way around the internet. Facts are often overlooked and confirmation is something sought only after a tweet is fired off. This piece from The Guardian takes a look at how we got here.

How to fix flying
Popular Mechanics

There are a lot of headaches when it comes to air travel. This series from Popular Mechanics looks at possible solutions to the most pressing issues.

Obsidian Entertainment: Survival, success and independence
Matthew Handrahan,

CEO Feargus Urquhart discusses a 13-year career in game development that includes work on Fallout and Knights of the Old Republic.

Harley Quinn breaks out in 'Suicide Squad'
Michael Calia, Wall Street Journal

We're still a couple of weeks away from the debut of the next DC Comics film, but The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn makes the leap from The Joker's lady to "a franchise player."