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Jan 19, 2019

Being a Hollywood Science Consultant Isn't Exactly Glamorous
It's not all fact-checking physics and rubbing elbows with celebs, it turns out.

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Jan 19, 2019

DNC Accuses Russia, ACLU Sues ICE, and More Security News This Week
Trump dominated security headlines this week, but there's plenty of other news to catch up on.

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Jan 19, 2019

A Really, Really Bright Mystery in Space
Scientists don't know why a spot in space exploded. They still haven't figured out black holes, either.

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Jan 19, 2019

16 of the Best Winter Sales for 2019: Outdoors, Tech, Games
There are some exciting sales this cold weekend from REI, Apple, Samsung, and more.

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Jan 19, 2019

The Best of Breastfeeding Tech in 2019: Medela, Willow, Lilu
From new breast shields to hands-free pumps, breast pumping technology just keeps getting better and better.

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Jan 18, 2019

Tesla Investors Suing Musk Can Subpoena Azealia Banks and Grimes
Shareholders are suing Elon Musk over that "taking Tesla private" tweet, and just got the right to subpoena Banks and Grimes.

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Jan 18, 2019

Gadget Lab Podcast: A Deep Dive Into Nike's Adapt BB Smart Sneakers
WIRED's Peter Rubin joins the Gadget Lab podcast to talk about his experience wearing Nike's newest self-adjusting sneakers. Plus: Nitasha Tiku weighs in on mandatory arbitration at tech companies.

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Jan 18, 2019

Tesla Lays Off 3,000 Workers in Cost-Cutting Effort
CEO Elon Musk says the layoffs will help the electric car maker as it leans into the tough job of building mass-market cars.

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Jan 18, 2019

Microsoft Wants Cortana to Play Nicely With Amazon and Google
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company's Cortana digital assistant should be available on smart speakers made by rivals like Amazon and Google.

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Jan 18, 2019

Oracle Paid Women $13,000 Less Than Men, Analysis Finds
An economist studying pay records as part of an ongoing lawsuit found the software company paid women 14 percent less annually than men doing similar jobs.

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Jan 18, 2019

Analysis Finds Oracle Paid Women $13,000 Less Than Men
An economist studying pay records as part of an ongoing lawsuit found the software company paid women 14 percent less annually than men doing similar jobs.

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Jan 18, 2019

If Trump Told Cohen to Lie, Impeachment Is Coming
An explosive new report from Buzzfeed News makes the impeachment of Donald Trump not just possible, but likely.

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Jan 18, 2019

Pharma Spending on Doctors Is Correlated With Opioid Deaths
A new study shows that doctors wrote more prescriptions, and more people overdosed on opioids, in counties where drug companies spent more money.

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Jan 18, 2019

Photo Gallery: Meet the Workers Who Build an Entire City of Ice Every Year
Photographer Kevin Frayer goes behind the scenes at the massive Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China's Heilongjiang Province.

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Jan 18, 2019

An 'Assassin's Creed' DLC Controversy Leads the Week's Game News
Also: hey, why do Star Wars games keep getting canceled?

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Jan 18, 2019

Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo Review: Love at First Slice
Breville's smart oven makes a foolproof, restaurant-quality Neapolitan-style pizza, and sits on your countertop.

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Jan 18, 2019

'Glass' Review: It's not Perfect, But It Says a Lot About Heroism
There's one big question at the core of writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's new movie: Who gets to be a hero?

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Jan 18, 2019

Space Billboards Are Just the Latest Orbital Stunt
A company that wants to slap logos on the night sky and other groups are raising tricky questions about what belongs in space.

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Jan 18, 2019

Trump's Missile Defense Plan Creates More Problems Than It Solves
The Trump administration has presented its Missile Defense Review, and yes, there are lasers.

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Jan 18, 2019

India's Plan to Curb Hate Speech Could Mean More Censorship
India's government has proposed rules that would require encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp to decrypt data, threatening the security of users globally.

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Jan 18, 2019

If Edible Insects Are the Future, We Should Talk About Poop
Insects are touted as a major new source of protein, but scaling up Big Cricket could mean new problems—such as what to do with all their "frass."

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Jan 17, 2019

Is It Time for a Google Fitness Watch?
Fitness is what's driving smartwatches.

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Jan 17, 2019

Why Does a Lunar Eclipse Get Called a Blood Moon?
It means that people (*cough astrologers not astronomers*) are giving names to phenomena that don't really need cute labels.

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Jan 17, 2019

'Dragon Ball Super: Broly' and the Franchise's Surprising Longevity
More than 30 years after the original manga began, the anime series and feature films are more popular than ever.

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Jan 17, 2019

How the Feds Failed to Track Thousands of Separated Children
Ad-hoc systems and haphazard databases made the Trump administration's cruel border separation policies somehow even worse.

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Jan 17, 2019

A New 'Ghostbusters' Movie Is Coming in 2020
Also: Steve Carell is making a Space Force show for Netflix, and Apple is teaming up with Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray.

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Jan 17, 2019

In This Brutal 'Titan Games' Event, Friction Is The Real Winner
Sure, you need big muscles to win the Lunar Impact event in Dwayne Johnson's new reality show. But you won't get anywhere without friction.

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Jan 17, 2019

The Detroit Auto Show Proves Americans Sure Love SUVs
The people want their cars big and gas-powered. The automakers are happy to provide.

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Jan 17, 2019

2 Food Processors Tested: Breville, Cuisinart
Even if your knife skills are solid, a food processor is still faster and more convenient for bigger projects.

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Jan 17, 2019

Be Careful Using Bots on Telegram
Introducing a bot to a secure Telegram conversation downgrades the level of encryption—without providing any visual cues.

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Jan 17, 2019

Huawei's Many Troubles: Bans, Alleged Spies, and Backdoors
Its execs have been arrested. Its gear is banned in places. And countries are reconsidering relationships with the company. How much trouble is Huawei really in?

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Jan 17, 2019

How Trump Could Wind up Making Globalism Great Again
OK, so it was never great in the first place. But the rise of rank nationalists could finally—perversely—spark an era of progress and cooperation for all humanity.

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Jan 17, 2019

Tidying Up When We Have No Control over Our Digital Lives
Never-ending notifications. Pull-to-refresh rewards. There's no escape from surveillance capitalism.

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Jan 17, 2019

To Prevent Wildfires, Treat Utilities Like Railroad Barons
PG&E's electrical equipment likely caused California's massive Camp Fire. That's particularly maddening because science knows full well how to stop that.

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Jan 16, 2019

An Astonishing 773 Million Records Exposed in Monster Breach
Collection #1 appears to be the biggest public breach yet, with millions of unique passwords sitting out in the open.

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Jan 16, 2019

Gillette's Ad Proves the Definition of a Good Man Has Changed
Despite the backlash, the fact that the Gillette ad exists at all is an undeniable sign of progress.

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Jan 16, 2019

Yandex's Self-Driving CES Demo Comes Without a Human Backup
The "Google of Russia" showed up in Vegas with a bold and daring demonstration of what a Moscow-trained robot Moscow can do.

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Jan 16, 2019

Antibiotics Are Failing Us. Crispr Is Our Glimmer of Hope
Antibiotics are still massively overprescribed, a new study shows. With no new drugs in sight, some scientists are turning to Crispr for a reboot.

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Jan 16, 2019

Trump Must Be a Russian Agent. The Alternative Is Too Awful
We know a lot about the "what" of the Mueller probe's findings. The crucial questions now focus on the "why?"

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Jan 16, 2019

Trump Must Be a Russian Agent; the Alternative Is Too Awful
We know a lot about the "what" of the Mueller probe's findings. The crucial questions now focus on the "why."

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Jan 16, 2019

Anti-Trump Activists Defend Fake-*Washington Post* Stunt
Protesters have created satirical newspapers before, but the tactic comes with more baggage in the era of fake news.

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Jan 16, 2019

A Crocodile-Like Robot Helps Solve a 300-Million-Year Mystery
Researchers use a fossil, fancy computer work, and a complex robot to tease apart how an early land-walking animal moved.

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Jan 16, 2019

Most Users Still Don't Know How Facebook Advertising Works
A new Pew survey also finds that more than 50 percent of Facebook users are uncomfortable with how the company compiles their information for ads.

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Jan 16, 2019

Best Skiing and Snowboarding Gear (2019): Jackets, Boots, and More
From custom skis to the ultimate in-bounds backpack, everything you need to make the most of powder days.

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Jan 16, 2019

The Dutch Science Park Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe
For his book Universe, photographer Jos Jansen documented a neutrino-detecting orb, data visualizations, and other ambitious projects in the Netherlands.

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Jan 16, 2019

A 'Fortnite' Vulnerability Exposed Accounts to Takeover
Epic Games has since patched the attack, which would have allowed attackers to view account info, listen in on in-game conversations, and more.

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Jan 16, 2019

8 Best Travel Coffee Mugs (2019): Insulated, Steel, Thermal
From classics like Zojirushii, Yeti, and Stanley to new mugs from OtterBox and Snow Peak, I tried a ton of travel tumblers this winter. These are the best.

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Jan 16, 2019

For Nervous Californians, Fire-Proofing Is a New Obsession
In wildfire-prone cities and towns, increasingly worried residents are banding together to prevent future disasters.

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Jan 16, 2019

A Floating Glass Bead Could Help Physicists Probe the Unknown
New tabletop sensors could be sensitive enough to glimpse gravitational waves and even dark matter particles.

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Jan 16, 2019

A Poker-Playing Robot Goes to Work for the Pentagon
A bot trained to beat poker stars could offer strategic lessons to generals simulating a future war.

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Jan 16, 2019

As the Government Shutdown Drags on, Security Risks Intensify
From potential nation state hacks to a brain drain, the shutdown has done nothing good for cybersecurity.

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Jan 16, 2019

Porny Presidential Fanfic Isn't Just Kinky—It's Political
You probably won't enjoy reading about President Trump getting it on with Mike Pence (or Putin, or Shrek), but you're not really supposed to.

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Jan 16, 2019

The Millions Silicon Valley Spends on Security for Execs
Facebook told investors it expects to spend $10 million annually on security for CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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Jan 15, 2019

Bracing for a Hazy Robo-Future, Ford and VW Join Forces
By joining forces, the major automakers have each diversified their self-driving portfolios.

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Jan 15, 2019

10 Years Later, Retrace the 'Miracle on the Hudson' Flight
On the anniversary of the remarkable crash landing, remember just how quickly it all happened.

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Jan 15, 2019

Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?
Opinion: The 2009 vs. 2019 profile picture trend may or may not have been a data collection ruse to train its facial recognition algorithm. But we can't afford to blithely play along.

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Jan 15, 2019

The 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Trailer Raises Some Questions
Think Peter Parker got dusted for good in 'Infinity War'? Think again.

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Jan 15, 2019

The Subversive, Delectable Fun of Troye Sivan's "Lucky Strike"
Not to make this about politics or walls or borders or displacement, but the Australian pop singer's new song is all about politics and walls and borders and displacement.

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Jan 15, 2019

The Instagram Egg's Delightful Appeal
The egg feels absurd, but it's part of a viral playbook we've seen before.

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Jan 15, 2019

How GPS Tracking Technology Can Curb Domestic Violence
Opinion: GPS-monitored violent offenders are 95 percent less likely to commit a new crime. We need to implement an integrated, nationwide domestic violence program that tracks domestic abusers.

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Jan 15, 2019

Netflix Raises Prices to Stockpile for the Streaming Wars
The company needs more cash for content and global expansion—and it's still cheaper than a lot of streaming services.

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Jan 15, 2019

Why Master Photographer Ralph Gibson Went Digital After Decades
Ralph Gibson, who's been shooting analog since 1956, highlights the qualities inherent to digital photography in this new show, 'Digital Color.'

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Jan 15, 2019

So You Want to Harness Evaporation From a Manmade Lake
There are much better ways to generate electricity than this proposed scheme in Egypt, but here's how it would theoretically work.

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Jan 15, 2019

Nike's Self-Lacing Adapt BB Basketball Shoe Is Actually Smart
The Adapt BB isn't just an impressive riff on a sci-fi dream—it's a lightweight, NBA-ready kick that's ushering in a new age of smart footwear.

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Jan 15, 2019

Is 'Oumuamua an Alien Spaceship? Sure! Except, No
People love 'Oumuamua because it's an antidote to our cosmic loneliness. And that's ok!

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Jan 15, 2019

'Onimusha: Warlords' Reminds Us of the Power of Small Stories
Games like the now-remastered 2001 title may have disappeared, but their plainness is an appealing antidote to today's excesses.

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Jan 15, 2019

With a Cadillac SUV, GM Shows a New Way to an Electric World
The concept teased at the Detroit Auto Show is the first step in a new way of winning drivers over to batteries and motors.

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Jan 15, 2019

The 2009 vs. 2019 Meme Is a Gift From Our Smartphones
Nearly everyone now has a decade of photos in their pockets.

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Jan 15, 2019

As Tech Invades Cycling, Are Bike Activists Selling Out?
Now in the cycling business, Uber, Lyft, and others are co-opting the experience of longtime safe streets advocates.

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Jan 15, 2019

Cities Are Tucking Climate Change Fixes Into New Laws
Across the country, cities are implementing new housing and transit laws that, oh by the way, lower their emissions of greenhouse gasses.

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Jan 15, 2019

One Couple's Tireless Crusade to Stop a Genetic Killer
When Sonia Vallabh lost her mother to a rare disease, she and her husband, Eric Minikel, set out to find a cure.

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Jan 15, 2019

Virtual Reality's Latest Use? Diagnosing Mental Illness
Researchers are turning to VR because it can create realistic scenarios in a controlled setting, potentially making diagnoses more objective.

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Jan 14, 2019

Ford's Shelby GT500 Is the Most Powerful Mustang Ever
The latest take on the muscled up Mustang has more than 700 horsepower and might actually corner as well as it sprints.

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Jan 14, 2019

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Has a Launch Date
Winter is coming this spring—April 14, to be exact. There's a trailer too.

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Jan 14, 2019

Screens Might Be as Bad for Mental Health as ... Potatoes
The science of how technology affects happiness needs a huge statistical upgrade. A new paper charts a path toward better research.

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Jan 14, 2019

Screens Might Be as Bad for Mental Health as … Potatoes
The science of how technology affects happiness needs a huge statistical upgrade. A new paper charts a path toward better research.

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Jan 14, 2019

Bio-Printers Are Churning out Living Fixes to Broken Spines
A new study shows that 3D-printing a section of spinal cord, living cells and all, restored movement in injured rats.

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Jan 14, 2019

Desalination Is Booming. But What About All That Toxic Brine?
Desalination plants turn seawater into drinking water, but also pump hypersaline water back into the environment. That's especially troubling because desal has become extremely popular.

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Jan 14, 2019

Tech Workers Unite to Fight Forced Arbitration
A social media campaign against forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts is a rare example of employees from different companies joining together.

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Jan 14, 2019

As Self-Driving Cars Stall, Players Revive an Old Approach
With true autonomy proving harder than we hoped, some companies are refocusing on systems that split the work between human and machine.

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Jan 13, 2019

CES's Flying Taxis, and More of This Week's Car News
A Hyundai with legs, a Tesla Model S robot death stunt, and all the happenings out of Vegas that you missed.

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Jan 13, 2019

Trump's Border Wall Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
Last week, the internet was consumed with talk of President Trump's attempts to get funding for a wall on the US southern border.

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Jan 13, 2019

The Rise of the Swiss Army Gadget
From mirrors with speakers to picture frame wireless chargers, we're deep into the age of multi-function devices.

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Jan 13, 2019

Dark Matter Hunters Are Looking Inside Rocks for New Clues
Dark matter may occasionally interact with minerals in the earth, leaving traces that physicists hope to decipher.

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Jan 12, 2019

Ring Security Cam Snooping, Location Tracking, and More Security News This Week
A German hack confession, unencrypted government sites, and more security news this week.

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Jan 12, 2019

Space Photos of the Week: The Life and Death of Stars
It's gases to gases, dust to dust in cold, dark space. Also, Jupiter has rings.

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Jan 12, 2019

'Doctor Who' Is Reaching a Whole New Audience
The BBC series recently completed its first season with Jodie Whittaker as the titular Doctor—a welcome addition to the franchise.

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Jan 12, 2019

A Flying Tesla? Sure! We Calculate the Power Demands
Elon says he'd use SpaceX propulsion tech to make a Roadster take flight, and we have thoughts.

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Jan 12, 2019

9 Best CES 2019 Devices You Can Buy Right Now: Suunto, Lenovo, Razer, and More
Has CES whet your appetite for gadgets? From Withings watches to Xbox keyboards, here are our favorite weekend picks.

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Jan 12, 2019

The FTC Thinks You Pay Too Much for Smartphones. Here's Why
The agency has charged wireless chip maker Qualcomm with imposing a "tax" on the makers of smartphones like Apple and Samsung.

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Jan 12, 2019

Why Seattle Built—Then Buried—a Key Part of Its New Tunnel
As the city gets ready to open the long-awaited SR 99 tunnel, it exhumes a crucial ramp it intentionally buried in 2013.

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Jan 12, 2019

Gadget Lab Podcast: Robots, Smart Health, and Security Fails at CES
WIRED's Gadget Lab team kicks off the new year with a wrap-up of the year's biggest electronics show. Plus, an interview with Reddit's Jen Wong.

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Jan 11, 2019

MacKenzie Bezos and the Myth of the Lone Genius Founder
Even juicy divorce speculation represents a chance to acknowledge how myriad factors—and people—contribute to the success of a company like Amazon.

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Jan 11, 2019

The Insane Numbers Behind Cycling's Most Masochistic Race
The hour is one of cycling's oldest and most prestigious records: How far can one person ride a bicycle in 60 minutes?

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Jan 11, 2019

A Worldwide Hacking Spree Uses DNS Trickery to Nab Data
Security researchers suspect that Iran has spent the last two years pilfering data from telecoms, governments, and more.

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Jan 11, 2019

The Exaggerated Promise of So-Called Unbiased Data Mining
Data Mining for Random Patterns Invites Bias and Lacks Value

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Jan 11, 2019

Steam's Platform Dominance Takes an Epic Hit
Plus, a Bungie breakaway, overenthusiastic algorithms, and the rest of the week in gaming news.

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Jan 11, 2019

A Strange Kind of Data Tracks the Weather—and Pirate Ships
Weather forecasters may soon use a technique called radio occultation, which infers the state of the atmosphere from various broadcasts.

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Jan 11, 2019

CES 2019 in Photos: The March of the Gadget Fanatics
WIRED photographer Amy Lombard captures the glory, chaos, and optimism of CES 2019.

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Jan 11, 2019

Guardian's In-Car Camera Watches the Driver—And Everyone Else
Expect to see more systems like Guardian's Optical Cabin Control as cars start to drive themselves—and need to watch their masters.

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