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Aug 23, 2019

Pepe the Frog Means Something Different in Hong Kong—Right?
Pepe is popping up all over Hong Kong—on walls, in forums, in sticker packs for apps—as a symbol of resistance against an authoritarian state.

Wired News
Aug 23, 2019

Twitter Trust and Safety Advisers Say They're Being Ignored
Members of Twitter's safety council say the company is keeping them in the dark and want to talk to CEO Jack Dorsey, in a letter obtained by WIRED.

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Aug 23, 2019

Sony Buys Studio Behind Its Awesome *Spider-Man* Game
The move furthers a trend of hardware manufacturers consolidating their brands by adding studios to their stable of first-party creators.

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Aug 23, 2019

The Consumer Bureau's Reckless Plan for Debt Collection
Opinion: A CFPB proposal would create a quandary for consumers. Click and risk a computer virus, or don't click and miss a debt payment.

Wired News
Aug 23, 2019

Gadget Lab Podcast: You've Got Microplastics
WIRED's Matt Simon joins the show to talk about microplastics—what they are, why they're a nightmare, and whether you should fret about eating them.

Wired News
Aug 23, 2019

Best Travel Gear for Babies and Kids (Flights, Car Rides)
Traveling with babies, toddlers, or young kids is no picnic—even if food is involved. These accessories should help.

Wired News
Aug 23, 2019

This Week's Cartoons: Terrible Passwords, Regulating Tech, and Failing Fast
For the ultimate in password security, try zen-factor authentication.

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Aug 23, 2019

What Is Cyberwar? The Complete WIRED Guide
The threat of cyberwar looms over the future: a new dimension of conflict capable of leapfrogging borders and teleporting the chaos of war to civilians thousands of miles beyond its front.

Wired News
Aug 23, 2019

You Are Already Having Sex With Robots
Sex robots are here, and their AI-enabled pseudosexuality isn't long behind.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

Why the NFL's Field Goal Record Is Waiting to Be Smashed
Players, coaches, and scientists alike say that the current record of 64 yards is well shy of what humans are capable of kicking.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

The Fight Against Robocalls Gets Powerful New Allies
All the state attorneys general, along with 12 major companies, promise to finally make serious moves against robocalls.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

A Tugboat in Space, Microplastics In Your Water, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

Humans, More Than Drought, Are Fueling the Amazon's Flames
Economic activity appears to be causing the rainforest to burn, unlike the other epic fires ravaging the world.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

Depth of Field: The Movie Poster Brexit Deserves
John MacDougall's portrait-style capture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggests the allure of a spy thriller.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

Spider-Man Swings Back to Sony—Unraveling the Universe
It's not about what's good for Spider-Man. It's about the fate of comic-book movies—which might be doomed.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

Hey Teachers, Get to Know Your Students' Preconceptions
People in an intro to physics class may make some basic errors, but that doesn't mean their ideas are bad. Effective teachers know to look deeper.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

Queering Comics and Cosplay at Flame Con
Justin J Wee's portraits highlight what it means to be queer and seen in the comics community.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

Why People Keep Falling for Viral Hoaxes
It's not because they're stupid.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

Google Gives up Sweets: New OS Is Just Called Android 10
Bucking tradition, the next version of Google's mobile operating system will not be named after a dessert. Google is also changing the logo from green to black.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

The Android 10 Privacy and Security Upgrades You Should Know About
Google's next big Android release will make you safer—especially in ways you can't see.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

Shh! No Hacking the Census in the Library
Opinion: Millions of folks filling out the 2020 Census on public library computers also are putting themselves at risk.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

The Ethics of Hiding Your Data From the Machines
It's one thing to try to keep personal information from Facebook. But what if a company is going to use it to save people's lives?

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

7 Best TV Streaming Devices for 2019 (4K and HD)
We recommend the best media streaming devices for 4K HDR or HD TVs from Roku, Google, Apple, and Amazon.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

8 Best Laptops and Tablets for Students (2019 Back to School)
Whether you plan to crush that term paper or immerse yourself in research, these college-ready computers will help you excel.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

The Beautiful Potential of Never-Ending Bachelor Parties
More than a third of millennials slip 'n' slide into debt to attend bachelor/ette parties. Thanks to group texts, the party never stops.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

Swatting Is a Deadly Problem—Here's the Solution
Seattle has a no-brainer solution: If you're afraid of being swatted, list your address in a registry that police can check.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

Here Come the Space Tugs, Ready to Tidy Up Earth's Orbits
SpaceX is teaming up with the maker of a space tugboat, which would nudge satellites around, clean up space junk, and do other orbital housekeeping.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic
In a survey conducted by Girls Who Code, teen female engineers report that even their very first encounters with tech companies raised red flags.

Wired News
Aug 22, 2019

Today's Cartoon: Regulating Tech, the Hard Way
When a CEO's desires are … unconventional.

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

You've Been Drinking Microplastics, But Don't Worry—Yet
A new WHO report says drinking microplastic particles isn't yet a threat to human health. But we need way more research.

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

A Potent Cancer Therapy, an Instagram Hoax, and More News
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Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

Ford's Bid for Safer Scooters? Sensors Everywhere
Partnering with the Virginia Tech, Ford-owned Spin is gathering data from its scooters to see where things get dangerous and how to keep riders safe.

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

Ford's Bid for Safer Scooters? Tracking College Kids
Partnering with the Virginia Tech, Ford-owned Spin is gathering data from its scooters to see where things get dangerous and how to keep riders safe.

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

An Old Instagram Hoax Fools a Bunch of Celebrities
Instagram users like Usher, Martha Stewart, and Rick Perry posted a meme warning about a new rule that doesn't actually exist.

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

Raspberry Pi 4 Review: A Powerful New Pi
You can buy the latest Raspberry Pi as a Desktop PC Kit if you want, making it more useful than ever.

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

The Cost of Rising Seas: More Than $400 Billion (and Lots of Angst)
Coastal US cities will need massive new infrastructure to protect against climate change—and someone has to pay the bill.

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

Netflix's Hyperdrive Is American Ninja Warrior for Cars
The new show pits amateur drivers against a plethora of pitfalls, from a giant seesaw to a "rail slide."

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Review: It's Too Much Phone, But We Love It
Overkill has never been so beautiful.

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

Why a Promising, Potent Cancer Therapy Isn't Used in the US
Carbon ion radiation therapy is being used to blast tumors all over the world. Just not in the country that invented it.

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

Today's Cartoon: Fail Whales
If at first you don't succeed, find a venture capitalist.

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

There's a Thriving Market for Human Body Parts on Instagram
Users quietly buy and sell human skulls, decorated and sold by macabre enthusiasts. Is the underground marketplace just a microcosm of our colonial past?

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

Accused of Liberal Bias, Facebook Allows Ads With ... Tubes
Facebook will now allow ads depicting "medical tubes connected to the human body," in response to complaints from anti-abortion groups.

Wired News
Aug 21, 2019

Firefox and Chrome Fight Back Against Kazakhstan's Spying
The Central Asian country's government has repeatedly threatened to monitor its citizens' internet activities. Google and Mozilla aren't having it.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

Facebook's New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole
"Off-Facebook Activity" will give users more control over their data, but Facebook needs up to 48 hours to aggregate your information into a format it can share with advertisers.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

The Dangers of Vaping, a Texas Ransomware Attack, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

Disney Brandishes Its Weapon: An Infinity Gauntlet of Brands
While everyone else was yelling about chicken sandwiches, Disney assembled its forces to fire the first shot in the Streaming Wars.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

A Huge Ransomware Attack Messes With Texas
A coordinated strike against 23 local governments is called the largest such hack from a single source.

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Aug 20, 2019

Vaping May Harm Your Blood Flow—Even Without Nicotine
Inhaling e-cigarette vapor alone had an immediate, negative impact on the vascular systems of first-time vapers.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

Think Video on Your Phone Is Slow? It's Not Your Imagination
A study by Northeastern University researchers found that major wireless carriers sometimes limit video to DVD-quality, even on some "unlimited" plans.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

The Lightning YubiKey Is Here to Kill Passwords on Your iPhone
First promised back in January, the first YubiKey for iOS will help cut down on painful password clutter starting... now.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

Mass Shootings May Be Contagious. Can We Contain Them?
Mounting evidence suggests mass shootings could spread like a virus, and the media is a vector. Changing how news outlets report on these tragedies could help.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

10 Best Wireless Earbuds for Working Out (2019)
Looking for a pair of sturdy, sweatproof, buds to help you rock your inner jock? We have you covered.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

Finally, a Lightning YubiKey to Kill Password Clutter on Your iPhone
First promised back in January, the first YubiKey for iOS will help cut down on painful password clutter starting... now.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

The Cosmic, Psychedelic, Glow-in-the-Dark Art of Alex Aliume
The 25-year-old painter says his works are a message from the cosmos that we need to get our act together.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

Today's Cartoon: The Internet of Things That Listen In
Who needs wiretaps when you have smart appliances?

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

The Sega Genesis Mini Offers a Touch of 16-Bit Nostalgia
The new retro console is a thrilling opportunity to experience Sega's fascinating, eclectic library of games.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

WIRED Book of the Month: *The Memory Police* by Yoko Ogawa
Published 25 years ago in Japan, Yoko Ogawa's spare, affecting novel was just released in English—and speaks uncannily to the age of the internet.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

Top 3 Computers for Introducing Your Kids to Comp Sci
With these clever kits, elementary schoolers can get in-depth, hands-on experience with the tech they'll someday use to "make the world a better place."

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

VR Could Be the Most Powerful Teaching Tool Since the PC
With new self-contained headsets on the market like the Oculus Rift S, it's easier than ever to integrate them into a classroom environment.

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Aug 20, 2019

The Elusive Price—and Prize—of Fame on the Internet
Ultimately the famous things is the record itself, not the specters that pass through it.

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Aug 20, 2019

Google Lens, Augmented Reality, and the Future of Learning
Why take a boring selfie in front of the Mona Lisa when you can use AR to dive deep into it?

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

NASA's Next Martian Rover Is Almost Ready to Rock
The all-terrain bot will use its 7-foot-long, turret-tipped arm to drill core samples from the red planet's surface, searching for signs of life.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

Essential Gear for Surviving Freshman Year
Dorm living is a riot, but the close quarters can be stifling. Carve out some extra "me space" with these goods.

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Aug 20, 2019

Digital Note-Takers Let You Store and Share Your Scrawlings
Taking notes on Remarkable's tablet or Moleskin's journal is almost like writing, but better.

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Aug 20, 2019

Building Virtual Worlds Is a New Form of Self-Expression
As the tools for producing 3D virtual worlds go mainstream, more and more people are using them as an outlet for creativity and communication.

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Aug 20, 2019

Altruism Still Fuels the Web. Businesses Love to Exploit It
How open source projects reveal technology's free rider problem.

Wired News
Aug 20, 2019

Angry Nerd: Let's Crush Facebook's Secret Crush
Adam didn't need social media to make googly eyes at Eve. And I don't need it to tell me who to bang.

Wired News
Aug 19, 2019

Bananas in Crisis, Aggressive Social Spiders, and More News
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Aug 19, 2019

China Attacks Hong Kong Protesters With Fake Social Posts
Twitter and Facebook say they've taken down misinformation campaigns from China that cast pro-democracy activists as ISIS members and cockroaches.

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Aug 19, 2019

You Can Jailbreak Your iPhone Again (But Maybe You Shouldn't)
Apple reintroduced a previously fixed bug in iOS 12.4, which has led to a jailbreak revival.

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Aug 19, 2019

Melting Glaciers Are Helping Capture Carbon
Glaciers melting under the weight of global warming can help sequester carbon, making such watersheds a previously unrecognized CO~2~ sink.

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Aug 19, 2019

Want to Burn $9 Million to Go 236 MPH? Try the New Bugatti
The Bugatti Centodieci pays homage to the EB110, and packs 1,600 horsepower into a W16 engine (basically two V8s).

Wired News
Aug 19, 2019

Beware the Epiphany-Industrial Complex
The 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment may have been thoroughly debunked, but its influence lives on in facile TED talks and interpretations of science that purport to deliver insights into the human condition.

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Aug 19, 2019

Reddit Now Lets You Livestream. What Could Go Wrong?
The platform is running a weeklong experiment called RPAN to see how Redditors use new livestreaming capabilities.

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Aug 19, 2019

Colonies of Aggressive, Social Spiders Boom After a Hurricane
Add skittering groups of extra-bold spiders to the list of post-storm delights. As if flooded homes and downed trees aren't enough.

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Aug 19, 2019

Alt-Meat Trounces Animal Meat's Massive Inefficiencies
Opinion: Animal meat production is slow, rigid, and wasteful. Plant- and cell-based meat production is swift, nimble, and sustainable.

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Aug 19, 2019

Today's Cartoon: If You Thought Robocalls Were Bad…
The moral of the story is, don't pick up the phone.

Wired News
Aug 19, 2019

Uber's $5 Billion Loss, Boeing's 787 Trouble, and More Car News
Plus: A crippled plane lands in a cornfield, beam-bedeviled bus terminal reopens, and a clever license plate goes awry.

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Aug 19, 2019

Uber's NYC Troubles, Gyrocopters Take Flight, and More News
Plus: A crippled plane lands in a cornfield, and a clever license plate goes awry.

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Aug 19, 2019

To Power AI, This Startup Built a Really, Really Big Chip
Many computer chips are smaller than your fingernail. Cerebras' new chip for AI systems is bigger than a standard iPad.

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Aug 19, 2019

A Fungus Could Wipe Out the Banana Forever
Tropical Race 4 has spread to the region where most exported bananas are grown.

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Aug 19, 2019

Dive Into the Existential Escapism of the Fish Tube
The salmon-shooter is the latest—and darkest—in a long line of "I don't wanna be here" memes.

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Aug 19, 2019

Netflix's Carla Engelbrecht Chooses Her Own Adventures
The master of nonlinear TV creates shows that demand to be played, not just watched. But when you determine your own path, you have to face the consequences.

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Aug 19, 2019

How Fans Are Remaking Entertainment in Their Own Image
The nerds are now in charge. They're now the creators of culture—the participants, the coauthors, the influencers, the storytellers.

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Aug 19, 2019

Upstart Crossword Puzzle Builders Get Their Point Across (and Down)
A new wave of crossword creators started to notice something: The old guard didn't have a clue. Now this band of enthusiasts is thinking outside the boxes.

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Aug 19, 2019

We Can Be Heroes: How the Nerds Are Reinventing Pop Culture
Harry Potter-loving, TV-debating, fanfic-writing enthusiasts have emerged from the underground to dominate—and shape—the mainstream.

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Aug 19, 2019

When Influencers Switch Platforms—and Bare It All
You follow them on Instagram, admiring their bodies, envying their lifestyles. And then they get intimate on OnlyFans. The influencers are now obtainable.

Wired News
Aug 18, 2019

The Poem on the Statue of Liberty Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, thinks the poem on the Statue of Liberty could use a rewrite. Yes, really.

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Aug 18, 2019

Form Swim Goggles Review: Fitness Tracking at the Pool
Form is moving the swim watch from your wrist to your face. Our review of its fitness-tracking augmented reality goggles.

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Aug 18, 2019

A Brief History of Vanity License Plates Gone Wrong
The stories might sound unbelievable, but they're all real—and a cautionary tale for anyone who wants to get clever at the DMV.

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Aug 18, 2019

A Major Proof Shows How to Approximate Numbers Like Pi
The ancient Greeks wondered when irrational numbers, like pi, can be represented with fractions. Two mathematicians now have a complete answer.

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Aug 18, 2019

Amazon Says It Can Detect Fear on Your Face. You Scared?
The company updates its Rekognition suite with an algorithm that can tell if you're afraid. Researchers say such emotion detectors don't work very well.

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Aug 18, 2019

Robot Coffee Tastes Great, But at What Cost? (About $5)
Coffee Haus makes coffee drinks 100 times an hour in its robotic kiosks. No humans required.

Wired News
Aug 17, 2019

Space Photos of the Week: Sun Spotting
NASA's Parker probe is headed to the center of the solar system to figure out what drives the solar wind.

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Aug 17, 2019

Facebook's Voice Transcripts Were More Invasive Than Amazon's
The Capital One hacker, a Bluetooth vulnerability, and more of the week's top security news.

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Aug 17, 2019

When Tech Moguls Act Like Galactic Overlords
In Max Gladstone's new novel *Empress of Forever*, technology controls everyone.

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Aug 17, 2019

VW's ID Buggy Is an Electric Dune Dominator
The concept car remixed the past to show where a very fun future of driving could be headed.

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Aug 17, 2019

Best Gaming Mouse for 2019 (WIRED Tested, Wireless, Cheap)
Whether you're into esports or casual fragging, these are the best corded and wireless gaming mice we've tested.

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Aug 17, 2019

Back-to-School Sales for 2019: Best Tech Deals We Could Find
We combed through this weekend's back-to-school deals for bargains on great tech and dorm room essentials.

Wired News
Aug 16, 2019

A Heroic Plane Landing, Instagram's New Fact Checkers, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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