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Jan 31, 2023

Did the Seeds of Life Ride to Earth Inside an Asteroid?
Biological amino acids could have celestial or terrestrial roots. An experiment simulated their formation in deep space—but the mystery isn't solved yet.

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Jan 31, 2023

You Really Need to Update Firefox and Android Right Now
January saw a slew of security patches for iOS, Chrome, Windows, and more.

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Jan 31, 2023

The Spaceport at the Edge of the World
A tiny Scottish village is betting its future on rocket launches. But the plan may threaten the fragile landscape—and a tenacious billionaire's ambitions.

Wired News
Jan 30, 2023

ChatGPT Is Making Universities Rethink Plagiarism
Students and professors can't decide whether the AI chatbot is a research tool—or a cheating engine.

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Jan 30, 2023

How to Extend Your Eero Mesh With Amazon Echo Speakers (2023)
You can now use select Alexa speakers to expand the Wi-Fi coverage of your routers. Let us walk you through how.

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Jan 30, 2023

Neural Imaging Reveals Secret Conversational Cues
Complex signals and subliminal signs underpin all human verbal communication—and a real-time translation is on the horizon.

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Jan 30, 2023

Ex-Twitter Workers Puzzle Over Elon Musk's Abandoned Laptops
The cash-strapped company recently auctioned off USB dongles but has left some corporate computers in the custody of laid-off staff.

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Jan 30, 2023

The Untold Story of a Crippling Ransomware Attack
More than two years ago, criminals crippled the systems of London's Hackney Council. It's still fighting to recover.

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Jan 30, 2023

The Case of the Incredibly Long-Lived Mouse Cells
Scientists kept the rodents' immune T cells active four times longer than mice can live—with huge implications for cancer, vaccination, and aging research.

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Jan 29, 2023

19 Everyday Products Made of Recycled Materials (2023): Chargers, Watches, Toys
Tread lightly on our planet with toys and accessories made from repurposed plastic, and many other Earth-friendly picks.

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Jan 29, 2023

‘Nasty' Geometry Breaks a Decades-Old Tiling Conjecture
Mathematicians predicted that if they imposed enough restrictions on how a shape might tile space, they could force a periodic pattern to emerge. They were wrong.

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Jan 29, 2023

The Best Amazon Fire Tablet (2023): Which Model Should You Buy?
Whether you need a travel-friendly slate or something affordable for the kids, we tested every model to find the right one for everybody.

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Jan 29, 2023

This App From Schneider Electric Can Help Optimize Your Home's Energy Use—for a Price
Schneider Electric's app-controlled electricity management hardware gives you more control over your power consumption. Are the utilities savings worth it?

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Jan 29, 2023

Garmin Forerunner 255 Review: Great Running Watch
Garmin's latest wearable for runners and triathletes adds a new Morning Report to track your daily fitness.

Wired News
Jan 28, 2023

9 Best TVs We've Tested (2023): Cheap, 4K, 8K, OLED, and Tips
From LCDs to fancy OLED models, these are our favorite televisions at every price point.

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Jan 28, 2023

A Link to News Site Meduza Can (Technically) Land You in Russian Prison
Plus: Hive ransomware gang gets knocked offline, FBI confirms North Korea stole $100 million, and more.

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Jan 28, 2023

Apple's VR Vision Comes Into Focus
Plus: Microsoft stops selling Windows 10, Substack gets a supersecret Finsta mode, and TikTok tweaks its DMs.

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Jan 28, 2023

The American West's Salt Lakes Are Turning to Dust
A new research and monitoring program aims to conserve threatened but overlooked saline ecosystems.

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Jan 28, 2023

The Best Climbing Gear for Beginners (2023): Harnesses, Belay Devices, and Helmets
Whether you tackle the fiberglass rock wall at the indoor gym or red rock gorges outdoors, you only need a few things to get started.

Wired News
Jan 28, 2023

Why 'Velma' Is the Internet's New Punching Bag
The show's got cred and lots of viewers, yet it's still in the social media crosshairs. Blame the character's legacy.

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Jan 28, 2023

Doctors, Get Ready for Your AI Assistants
Hospitals have begun using machine learning to help analyze and collect images, and the medical applications are endless.

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Jan 28, 2023

14 Best Deals: TVs, Wireless Earbuds, Soundbars
Now is the time to grab a big screen for the Super Bowl.

Wired News
Jan 27, 2023

'Menswear Guy' Marks a Shift in Twitter's Main Characters
It used to be someone who stepped into the fray. Now, it can be anyone.

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Jan 27, 2023

Gene Wolfe Was Sci-Fi's Most Enigmatic Writer
Fans have spent years trying to comprehend his books, and many still don't have answers.

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Jan 27, 2023

The 10 Best Amazon Prime Films Right Now
From One Night in Miami … to Licorice Pizza, these are the best films available on the streamer.

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Jan 27, 2023

The 25 Best Amazon Prime Shows Right Now
From The Underground Railroad to Rings of Power, these are our picks for what you should be watching on the streamer.

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Jan 27, 2023

Samsung Galaxy A14 5G Review: A Phenomenal $200 Phone
The Galaxy A14 5G is easily the best phone you can buy for $200.

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Jan 27, 2023

M&M's Are the Best Trolls on the Internet
After a long crusade by Fox News' Tucker Carlson, the brand put its spokescandies on hiatus. It's a savvy move that seems designed for social media.

Wired News
Jan 27, 2023

Climate Reparations Won't Work
For Tonga and other nations disproportionately impacted by the environmental crisis, cash is only a band-aid for a spiraling disaster.

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Jan 27, 2023

Alphabet's Layoffs Aren't Very Googley
The company's founders pioneered putting employees first and said they'd never bow down to Wall Street. How things have changed.

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Jan 27, 2023

4 Best Webcams (2023): Razer, Logitech, and More
Bring a little light (and proper color contrast) into your life with these cameras.

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Jan 27, 2023

ADS-B Exchange, the Flight Tracker That Powered @ElonJet, Sold to Jetnet
ADS-B Exchange, beloved for resisting censorship, was sold to a company owned by private equity—and now even its biggest fans are bailing.

Wired News
Jan 27, 2023

Big Tech Is Really Bad at Firing People
Workers from Google, Meta, and Twitter reveal the brutal ways they got dumped.

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Jan 27, 2023

Crispr Wants to Feed the World
The power to fight human diseases put genome editing on the map. But similar technology could help crops withstand the stress of climate change.

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Jan 27, 2023

How Sensor-Dangling Helicopters Can Help Beat the Water Crisis
A simultaneous solution to California's extreme drought and flooding is to bank more water underground. Send in the choppers (and a few ATVs).

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Jan 27, 2023

I Started a Bike Bus, and You Can Too
It's official: the best way to improve both your life and your community is to get everyone to cycle to school together.

Wired News
Jan 26, 2023

Robot Cars Are Causing 911 False Alarms in San Francisco
City agencies say the incidents and other disruptions show the need for more transparency about the vehicles and a pause on expanding service.

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Jan 26, 2023

Apple MacBook Pro (16-Inch, 2023) Review: Great Gets Greater
It's pricey, but the M2 Max brings a pleasant performance boost to an already fantastic machine.

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Jan 26, 2023

Most Criminal Cryptocurrency Funnels Through Just 5 Exchanges
The crypto money-laundering market is tighter than at any time in the past decade, and the few big players are moving a "shocking" amount of currency.

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Jan 26, 2023

The Best Personal Safety Devices, Apps, and Alarms (2023)
Your smartphone or wearable could help you out in a truly dangerous situation. Here are some options to consider.

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Jan 26, 2023

ChatGPT Isn't the Only Way to Use AI in Education
AI can be a tool to create meaningful connections and learning experiences for children—and may help foster more equitable outcomes.

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Jan 26, 2023

Best Home Emergency Kit Gear (2023): Flashlights, Stoves, Chargers, and More
Don't wait to buy until you need it. Stock up on these essentials and be prepared for whatever the world throws your way.

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Jan 26, 2023

How Much of a Threat Is TikTok, Really?
This week, we talk about why search engine companies, lawmakers, and parents are all concerned about TikTok eating our brains.

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Jan 26, 2023

I Spent a Week Using Only TikTok for Search
Younger users are sidestepping Google in favor of the social app's search engine, so I tried it too. You will absolutely believe what happened next.

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Jan 26, 2023

ChatGPT Is Coming for Classrooms. Don't Panic
The AI chatbot has stoked fears of an educational apocalypse. Some teachers see it as the reboot education sorely needs.

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Jan 26, 2023

13 Deals on Headphones, Gaming Gear, and Home Office Upgrades
Right now you can score discounts on speakers, vacuums, and noise-canceling headphones to drown them out.

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Jan 26, 2023

The Rise of the Tech Bro Supervillain
For decades movie bad guys were easily identified by their mustaches or mwa-ha-has. These days, evil wears a hoodie.

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Jan 26, 2023

The Workforce Is Failing Women. Business Leaders Can Stop It
Workplaces must undergo huge structural changes if they are to stop the exodus.

Wired News
Jan 25, 2023

Generative AI Won't Revolutionize Game Development Just Yet
Hypesters say artificial intelligence will one day automate all the hard work of video game creation. But it's not that simple.

Wired News
Jan 25, 2023

Apple Mac Mini (M2 Pro, 2023) Review: The Missing Piece
This small but powerful machine fills a great gap between everyday use and those looking for a little more power.

Wired News
Jan 25, 2023

You Might Survive a Nuclear Blast—if You Have the Right Shelter
The escalating risks of Russia's war in Ukraine have led scientists to study the unthinkable and model the aftermath of nuclear detonation.

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Jan 25, 2023

The Problematic Arrival of Anti-Obesity Drugs
Fat activists say they're tools of coercion. Celebrities are taking them to get slim. Is this really the road people want to go down?

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Jan 25, 2023

Celebrities, TikTok, and a Cat Bot Are Crashing Chess.com
Millions of eager players have overrun the legacy website.

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Jan 25, 2023

Airlines and Cattle Farmers Have Beef With Google's Climate Math
The company offers estimates of the emissions impacts of flights and recipes. Businesses with sales at stake are pushing back.

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Jan 25, 2023

The Rebellion Amazon Can No Longer Ignore
Warehouse workers in the UK are walking out for the first time, and they want the world to follow.

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Jan 24, 2023

The Earth Is Begging You to Accept Smaller EV Batteries
Electric vehicles are selling fast. But unless people change how they get around, the demand for battery materials threatens its own environmental disaster.

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Jan 24, 2023

9 Best Coffee Subscription Boxes We've Tasted (2022): Gifting, Fresh, Decaf, Single-Origin
These services deliver freshly roasted, delicious coffee picks right to your door—each with its own twist.

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Jan 24, 2023

15 Best Recycled and Upcycled Clothes (2023): Leggings, Sneakers, T-shirts
Do you need new leggings, or a robe? Get ones made from recycled bottles or deadstock.

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Jan 24, 2023

China Is the World's Biggest Face Recognition Dealer
Experts fear sales of the technology also export authoritarian ideas about biometric surveillance. The second largest exporter is the US.

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Jan 24, 2023

Is It Time to Call Time on the Doomsday Clock?
It's been ticking down the seconds to nuclear apocalypse for three-quarters of a century, but it's not so helpful when it comes to climate change.

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Jan 24, 2023

The 10 Best Shows on Apple TV Right Now
Whether you're enjoying a free trial or signed up purely for Ted Lasso, these are WIRED's top picks for Apple TV .

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Jan 24, 2023

The Unrelenting Menace of the LockBit Ransomware Gang
The notorious Russian-speaking cybercriminals grew successful by keeping a low profile. But now they have a target on their backs.

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Jan 24, 2023

What 'Getting Curious' Taught Jonathan Van Ness About … Everything
After seven years and 300 episodes, the podcast's host tells WIRED about his nine favorite episodes.

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Jan 24, 2023

This Startup Is Using AI to Unearth New Smells
Google Research spinout Osmo wants to find substitutes for hard-to-source aromas. The tech could inspire new perfumes—and help combat mosquito-borne diseases.

Wired News
Jan 24, 2023

The Battle Over Bike Lanes Needs a Mindset Shift
Installing protected routes tends to boost local shops. But many store owners remain attached to their street parking—and fight to protect it.

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Jan 23, 2023

Meta Eyes a Moderation Partner With ‘Traumatizing' Working Conditions
Employees of outsourcing company Majorel have accused it of underpaying moderators and failing to support them.

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Jan 23, 2023

The ‘Enshittification' of TikTok
Or how, exactly, platforms die.

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Jan 23, 2023

Best Kids' Headphones (2023): Volume-Limiting, Noise-Canceling, and More
If you use screens for work and play, your child probably does too. These are the best pairs we've bought and tested for our own kids.

Wired News
Jan 23, 2023

The World's Farms Are Hooked on Phosphorus. It's a Problem
Half of the globe's crop productivity comes from a key fertilizer ingredient that's non-renewable—and literally washing away.

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Jan 23, 2023

How to Use Stage Manager With Your iPad and Mac (2023)
Get your multitasking on with Apple's handy-dandy app juggling tool.

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Jan 23, 2023

India's Public Education App Exposed Millions of Students' Data
A mandatory app exposed the personal information of students and teachers across the country for over a year.

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Jan 23, 2023

Hacktivism Is a Risky Career Path
The IT Army of Ukraine saw a huge influx of first-time hackers. But what happens to them after the war?

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Jan 23, 2023

Hey EV Owners: It'd Take a Fraction of You to Prop Up the Grid
If you agree to provide some of your car's battery power in times of high energy demand, you'll get paid, and help make the grid more stable.

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Jan 23, 2023

TCL 6-Series 2022 Model R655 Review: The Best Value TV Right Now
Thanks in large part to its new pedestal mount and automatic adjustments, this mid-tier TV is on top once again.

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Jan 23, 2023

Tesla's Problems Go Way Beyond Elon Musk
The EV giant is alienating its customers, bringing in less revenue, and falling behind legacy carmakers.

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Jan 23, 2023

Flaw in Diksha App Exposed the Data of Millions of Indian Students
A mandatory app exposed the personal information of students and teachers across the country for over a year.

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Jan 23, 2023

Why Not Cover Ugly Parking Lots With Solar Panels?
In France, a plan to cover swaths of asphalt with photovoltaics will bring renewable energy even closer to urban areas where it's needed.

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Jan 23, 2023

The Internet Is Breeding Hordes of Adult 'Bluey' Fans
Sure, three-year-olds and critics love this animated series about a family of dogs. But its most vocal fans may be grownup commenters on TikTok.

Wired News
Jan 22, 2023

28 Best Tools for a Home Toolkit (2023): Stud Finder, Cordless Drill, and More
Don't bolt at the first sight of something that needs repair. You can nail most DIY jobs with the right gear and the right attitude.

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Jan 22, 2023

Sundiro Honda x Muji MS01 Test Ride ($700): Stylish, but Underpowered
Two of Japan's heavy hitters teamed up to build a limited-edition, super-cheap, China-only electric moped: We took it for a spin.

Wired News
Jan 22, 2023

How to Encrypt any File, Folder, or Drive on Your System
Trust us, it's safer this way.

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Jan 22, 2023

Coros Apex 2 Pro Review: For Practical Outdoors People
It might lack a few snazzy features, and it's not as navigationally capable as a Garmin, but this sports watch gets the basics right.

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Jan 22, 2023

Why This Universe? Maybe It's Not Special—Just Probable
Two physicists find that our universe has a higher entropy—and is therefore more likely—than alternative possible universes.

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Jan 22, 2023

This Mythbustin' Nashville YouTuber Is on a Guitar Gear Mission
Why does your guitar sound that way? Is it your amp, your pickups, or your pedals? Jim Lill is trying to find out, one filmed A/B test at a time.

Wired News
Jan 21, 2023

15 Best Portable Battery Chargers (2023): For Phones, iPads, Laptops, and More
Keep your phone, tablet, laptop, and other electronics running with these handheld power banks.

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Jan 21, 2023

Instagram Notifications Get Less Annoying With a ‘Quiet Mode'
Plus: Recommendations on the Explore page are getting better, Google is probably making an AirTag rival, and Amazon finally wipes that Smile off its face.

Wired News
Jan 21, 2023

The Biggest US Surveillance Program You Didn't Know About
Plus: A leaked US "no fly" list, the SCOTUS leaker slips investigators, and PayPal gets stuffed.

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Jan 21, 2023

The Mesopotamian Marshes Are Disappearing, Again
The World Heritage site in southern Iraq survived Saddam Hussein's campaign to drain the wetlands. Now they're drying up, and biodiversity is collapsing.

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Jan 21, 2023

Laptop Buying Guide (2023): How to Choose the Right PC (Step-by-Step Guide)
Shopping for a notebook can be infuriating. Here's how to sift through the acronyms, storage options, and extra features to find the best one for you.

Wired News
Jan 21, 2023

How to Spot AI-Generated Art, According to Artists
Creatives disagree about the ethical uses of these tools, but one thing is clear: AI art identification is about to become a whole lot harder.

Wired News
Jan 21, 2023

Public Programs Are Only as Good as Their Data
Most governments work off incomplete or inaccurate information, but it's time to plug the gaps.

Wired News
Jan 21, 2023

15 Best Deals: Hiking, Camping, and Outdoor Gear
Whether you're hitting the slopes or planning a spring trip later this year, there are plenty of discounts on gear that can help.

Wired News
Jan 20, 2023

T-Mobile's New Data Breach Shows Its $150 Million Security Investment Isn't Cutting It
The mobile operator just suffered at least its fifth data breach since 2018, despite promising to spend a fortune shoring up its systems.

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Jan 20, 2023

The US State Department Ditches Times New Roman for Calibri
The switch away from the serif-laden typeface is being made for accessibility and legibility reasons, the agency says.

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Jan 20, 2023

All the Obnoxious Ways People Are Leaving Twitter
Get over yourselves.

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Jan 20, 2023

Netflix 3.0 Is Coming
Reed Hastings, cofounder and longtime CEO of the streamer, is stepping down after years of disrupting both the video rental market and Hollywood itself.

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Jan 20, 2023

Why Does AI Art Look Like a '70s Prog-Rock Album Cover?
The boom in generative AI art is creating an aesthetic movement—one that looks oddly familiar.

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Jan 20, 2023

The Small but Mighty Danger of Echo Chamber Extremism
Research shows that relatively few people exist in perfectly sealed-off media bubbles—but they're still having an outsize impact on US politics.

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Jan 20, 2023

6 Best Night-Lights (2023): For Babies, Kids, and Teens
Banish fears of the dark, establish a bedtime routine, and help your children (finally!) fall asleep with this bedside essential.

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Jan 20, 2023

You Can Use This Silly Game to Do Some Serious Physics
In this cartoon world built to teach concepts from Randall Munroe's book What If? 2, you can fly a rocket around randomly—or explore the physics of an alternate universe.

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