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Jan 18, 2020

At Last, Physicists Confirm the Fastest Way to Board a Plane
Turns out, letting slower passengers—like travelers with small children, or who need extra assistance—board first really is faster.

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Jan 18, 2020

Space Photos of the Week: Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse\!
We're not sure when this star will go supernova, but one thing is certain: It'll be spectacular.

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Jan 18, 2020

FBI Takes Down Site With 12 Billion Stolen Records
Turkey gets Wikipedia back, Mayor Pete loses his cyberguy, and more of the week's top security news.

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Jan 18, 2020

This Philosopher Dreams of Writing Sci-Fi
Philosophy professor Peter Boghossian would much rather be working on screenplays.

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Jan 18, 2020

The 7 Best Portable Coffee Makers: Aeropress, Delter, And More
Whether it's Aeropress, French press, or faux espresso, we've found the best ways to make a great cup of Joe anywhere.

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Jan 18, 2020

In Paris, Ecommerce Warehouses Get a Chic Makeover
Online ordering means more deliveries to more places. One Paris hub sports a data center, offices, sports facilities like tennis courts, and an urban farm.

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Jan 18, 2020

14 Best Tech Deals on WIRED's Favorite Gear (Jan. 2020)
Great deals on gear our team has tested, and loves—TVs, Android phones, camera bags, cold-brew coffee makers, and more.

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Jan 18, 2020

Watch SpaceX Blow Up a Falcon 9 Rocket to Prove It's Safe for People
On Saturday, Elon Musk's space company will attempt its last big test before it can begin launching humans from US soil.

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Jan 17, 2020

PopSockets, Sonos, and Tile Ask Congress to Rein in Big Tech
At a congressional hearing Friday, smaller companies including PopSockets, Tile, Sonos, and Basecamp criticized Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon for having power over them.

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Jan 17, 2020

'Cyberpunk 2077' Is Being Delayed
Fans will have to wait a few more months for a videogame version of Keanu Reeves.

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Jan 17, 2020

Real or Fake: New NBC Peacock Shows
Is the new streaming service literally going to offer a TV show about Twitter?

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Jan 17, 2020

How Much Superpower Does It Take to Bash a Bullet in Midair?
In the upcoming movie 'Wonder Woman 1984,' our hero is able to knock a bullet off to the side with just her arm. Let's look at the physics.

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Jan 17, 2020

The Best Gaming Mouse for Every Kind of Player (2020)
Whether you're into esports or casual fragging, these are the best corded and wireless gaming mice we've tested at a variety of price points.

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Jan 17, 2020

The Disturbing Case of the Disappearing Sci-Fi Story
A young writer wrote a controversial bit of military science fiction about sexual politics. The fallout was nuclear.

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Jan 17, 2020

SpaceX Will Blow Up a Falcon 9 Rocket to Prove It's Safe for People
On Saturday, Elon Musk's space company will attempt its last big test before it can begin launching humans from US soil.

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Jan 17, 2020

Nature Will Triumph—and Reclaim All Our Gadgets
A new art exhibit, "The World After Us," shows the power and ingenuity of nature to make use of machines in a world without humans.

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Jan 17, 2020

Gadget Lab Podcast: One Wheel, Zero Buttons
This week, the hosts debate whether one wheel is better than two, and whether having a few buttons on a smartphone is better than having none at all.

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Jan 17, 2020

Apple's Latest Deal Shows How AI Is Moving Right Onto Devices
The iPhone maker's purchase of startup Xnor.ai is the latest move toward a trend of computing on the "edge," rather than in the cloud.

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Jan 17, 2020

Seriously, It's Time to Lean Into Monowheels
Call them fanciful, or a faceplant waiting to happen. But one-wheeled vehicles are how we'll roll into the future.

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Jan 17, 2020

This Week's Cartoons: Buggy Vows, Data Frontier, and Do Not Calls
You can't choose your family, but you can ignore their calls.

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Jan 16, 2020

A Windows 10 Vulnerability Was Used to Rickroll the NSA and Github
A researcher demonstrated the attack less than a day after Microsoft disclosed one of the most critical Windows vulnerabilities ever.

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Jan 16, 2020

A Smart Contact Lens, Trouble for Water Bears, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Jan 16, 2020

Even Ultra-Tough Water Bears May Be Vulnerable to Climate Change
Tardigrades are known for their ability to survive extreme temperatures. But new research suggests they might be more sensitive than previously thought.

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Jan 16, 2020

Artist Refik Anadol Turns Data Into Art, With Help From AI
He sees pools of data as raw material for visualizations that he calls a new kind of "sculpture."

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Jan 16, 2020

'1917' VFX Artists Had to Completely Rethink How Films Are Made
Sam Mendes' war epic is presented as one continuous shot. Making the illusion work was no small feat.

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Jan 16, 2020

Apple TV\ Nabs Spike Jonze's Beastie Boys Doc
Meanwhile, Netflix is about to unleash Miss Americana, its documentary about Taylor Swift .

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Jan 16, 2020

Dirty Money and Bad Science at MIT's Media Lab
The school's investigation shows that two separate scandals—over Jeffrey Epstein and OpenAg—were closely linked.

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Jan 16, 2020

The Display of the Future Might Be in Your Contact Lens
Mojo Vision's prototypes can enhance your vision or show you your schedule—right from the surface of your eyes.

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Jan 16, 2020

This Apple-FBI Fight Is Different From the Last One
In 2016, the iPhone encryption debate ended in a draw. Don't count on 2020's scuffle over the Pensacola shooter's devices to play out the same way.

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Jan 16, 2020

What Atlanta Can Teach Tech About Cultivating Black Talent
The city is rich in opportunity for African Americans, who are largely underrepresented in the industry. It's also poised to become a hotbed for AI innovation.

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Jan 16, 2020

Today's Cartoon: Duolingo Streaks
There's no guarantee he won't still get notifications from that green owl.

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Jan 16, 2020

Inside the Feds' Battle Against Huawei
How Washington went to war against the Chinese smartphone giant, and how the runaway conflict could spell the end of a single, global internet.

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Jan 16, 2020

A $100 Million Investment Pulls an EV Startup Out of Stealth Mode
Hyundai and Kia are backing Arrival, a startup British maker of electric delivery vans, a good use case for EVs.

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Jan 15, 2020

A Feral Cat Infestation, Swarms of Snake Emoji, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Jan 15, 2020

Jack Dorsey Says You Really Won't Get an Edit Tweet Button
"When you send a text, you can't really take it back," the Twitter CEO says. "We wanted to preserve that vibe and that feeling in the early days."

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Jan 15, 2020

Why Elizabeth Warren's Feeds Are Flooded With Snake Emoji
Remember the dust-up between Taylor Swift and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West? It's like that, but politics.

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Jan 15, 2020

Twitch Has Become a Haven for Live Sports Piracy
As the platform gains more mainstream popularity, illicit livestreams of soccer, boxing, and MMA matches have become trivial to find.

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Jan 15, 2020

How Much Could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Make From Ads?
What if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex became influencers? First, they probably aren't. But even if they did, experts say calculating their value is complicated.

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Jan 15, 2020

Deepfake Porn Harms Adult Performers, Too
Their bodies are being weaponized for online harassment—and the experience, actors say, is eviscerating.

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Jan 15, 2020

Homelessness in the Living Rooms of the Rich
The project puts DIY shelters built by the unhoused in some of San Francisco's most valuable homes.

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Jan 15, 2020

Scientists Fight Back Against Toxic ‘Forever' Chemicals
The ubiquitous compounds known as PFAS are nearly indestructible. But scientists are learning to split their ultra-strong carbon-fluorine bonds.

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Jan 15, 2020

Can a Digital Avatar Fire You?
Samsung's new artificial humans look, blink, and smile like us. But bots still shouldn't deal with complex human emotions.

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Jan 15, 2020

The Winner of ‘The Circle' Opens Up About Life IRL
WIRED spoke with the winning contestant of Netflix's reality show about the apartment, the rules of catfishing, and what's next. (Spoilers ahead.)

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Jan 15, 2020

'Star Trek: Picard': Everything You Need to Watch Before the New CBS Series
Watching every piece of canon that's featured Patrick Stewart could take a while. Focus here instead.

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Jan 15, 2020

Cats Are Making Australia's Bushfire Tragedy Even Worse
Cats are attracted to bushfire burn scars, where they hunt vulnerable survivors with merciless impunity. It's devastating for ecosystems.

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Jan 15, 2020

Now Stores Must Tell You How They're Tracking Your Every Move
California's new privacy law has spurred a torrent of online notices. But the law is also forcing changes offline, in traditional stores.

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Jan 15, 2020

Today's Cartoon: Data Wrangler
Making a living on the internet frontier.

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Jan 15, 2020

UN Secretary-General: US-China Tech Split Worse Than Cold War
In an interview with WIRED editor in chief Nicholas Thompson, António Guterres says the world's next major conflict will start in cyberspace.

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Jan 15, 2020

Presidential Candidates on the Disunited State of America
Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Donald Trump. We asked every White House hopeful to weigh in on how they would reverse the country's devastating polarization.

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Jan 15, 2020

Chris Evans Goes to Washington
The actor's new project, A Starting Point, aims to give all Americans the TL;DR on WTF is going on in politics. It's harder than punching Nazis on the big screen.

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Jan 15, 2020

Can This Notorious Troll Turn People Away From Extremism?
Steven Bonnell, known online as Destiny, has made a business of picking fights with alt-right carnival barkers and other partisan provocateurs.

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Jan 15, 2020

Bad Algorithms Didn't Break Democracy
And better ones won't save it. To get past misinformation and tribal rancor online, we need to face why people really want misinformation and rancor.

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Jan 14, 2020

Senators Propose $1B to Outpace Huawei in 5G. That's Small Change
The plan calls for federal subsidies for R&D in next-generation wireless, but the sums pale compared with existing investments.

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Jan 14, 2020

Aston Martin's $189,000 DBX SUV Conquers the Arabian Desert
The luxury brand wants its first SUV to be a multi-terrain all-star, and that means leaving the pavement behind.

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Jan 14, 2020

An Alarming Windows Bug, a Triumph for Tesla, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Jan 14, 2020

Windows 10 Has a Security Flaw So Severe the NSA Disclosed It
In a shift toward transparency, the National Security Agency announced a bug that could have left over 900 million PCs vulnerable to attack.

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Jan 14, 2020

If Russia Hacked Burisma, Brace for the Leaks to Follow
The Kremlin likely hacked the oil giant. Its next play: selectively release—and even forge—documents. Did the US learn enough from 2016 to ignore them?

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Jan 14, 2020

The Case for a Light Hand With AI and a Hard Line on China
In a WIRED Q&A, the US chief technology officer warns against overregulating tech, underestimating the Chinese, and losing America's lead in quantum computing.

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Jan 14, 2020

Tesla Is Now Worth More Than Ford and GM—Combined
Its stock has soared past $500 per share. That's a hopeful sign that the company might finally be executing smoothly.

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Jan 14, 2020

Do Carbon Offsets Really Work? It Depends on the Details
The market for offsets is booming as companies seek to burnish their green credentials. But only some investments make a difference.

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Jan 14, 2020

The 'Jeopardy!: Greatest of All Time' Tournament Is a Singular Event
There's never been anything like the 'Jeopardy!' GOAT tournament. There never will be again.

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Jan 14, 2020

Browsers Are Fixing the Internet's Most Annoying Problem
After years of invasive pop-ups asking for notification permission, Chrome and Firefox have finally taken action.

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Jan 14, 2020

Conversational AI Can Propel Social Stereotypes
Designers need to consider the ethics of gendering not just AI voices, but also their tone, speed, word choice, and other speech patterns.

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Jan 14, 2020

How Many Water Bottles Could a Filling Station Save?
Or, how long would it take to fill a swimming pool from a water fountain? Let's have fun with numbers\!

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Jan 14, 2020

'Which Character Are You?' Instagram Filters Are Radically Dumb
They're also incredibly comforting—a perfect visual representation of our collective apathy in the face of overstimulation and a glut of content.

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Jan 14, 2020

How to Watch the Last Democratic Debate Before the Iowa Caucuses
With just six candidates taking the stage, the DNC's seventh primary debate is the smallest one yet.

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Jan 14, 2020

Get Ready for More Phones With No Buttons
As we inch closer to phones with all-screen designs, physical buttons are on the chopping block.

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Jan 14, 2020

Now It's Really, Truly Time to Give Up Windows 7
After Tuesday, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for the operating system, leaving users who don't upgrade vulnerable to malware.

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Jan 14, 2020

The Mandalorian Is the Only Smart Soldier in the Star Wars Galaxy
It took decades, but the galaxy finally has a tactical and operational genius.

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Jan 14, 2020

Today's Cartoon: I Do v2.0
Download the latest patch to keep your relationship secure.

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Jan 13, 2020

'Uncanny Valley' and the Meaninglessness of Writing About Tech
Anna Wiener's memoir about her four-plus years working in startups never resolves the self-contradictions of her industry, city, or existence.

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Jan 13, 2020

Cut Undersea Cable Plunges Yemen Into Days-Long Internet Outage
The fragility of global internet structure has left the entire Red Sea region struggling to connect.

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Jan 13, 2020

A Virus Outbreak, Netflix's Oscar Nod Dominance, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Jan 13, 2020

Meet Xenobot, an Eerie New Kind of Programmable Organism
Researchers hope the the living robots, made up of masses of cells working in coordination, can help unlock the mysteries of cellular communication.

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Jan 13, 2020

Oscar Nominations 2020: Netflix Tops All Other Studios
And mark your calendar: Westworld season 3 is coming on March 15.

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Jan 13, 2020

It's Easy to Be a Jerk on Twitter. And Twitter Wants to Fix That
Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter's head of product, admits the platform can still incentivize toxic behavior. In a WIRED Q&A, he explains how he wants to fix it.

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Jan 13, 2020

Australia's Wildfires Might Intensify Future Climate Crises
Wildfires release vast amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. Their broader impact is far more complicated.

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Jan 13, 2020

Streaming Giants Need Shows Like Schoolhouse Rock
Civic-minded kids' programming isn't just responsible—it's a lucrative way for rival platforms to stand out on crowded screens.

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Jan 13, 2020

China's Swift ID of a New Virus Is a Win for Public Health
The mystery illness has claimed its first victim. Yet the crisis has a silver lining: It shows how much China's public health policies have improved.

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Jan 13, 2020

The Warriors and the Myth of the Silicon Valley-Driven Team
The team might operate like a fast-moving startup, but Golden State's rise and fall proves the influence of tech insiders hasn't revolutionized the NBA all that much.

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Jan 13, 2020

This Company Hires Gig Workers—as Employees
A California law requires many contractors to be treated as employees. One temp agency startup might stand to benefit, by taking the workers onto its payroll.

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Jan 13, 2020

Today's Cartoon: Learn to Code
Incubating a startup right in the nest.

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Jan 12, 2020

Funeral Tech Startups Expand Your Posthumous Possibilities
You can't choose when your time runs out, but you *can* opt to transmute your ashes into diamonds or be buried in fungus.

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Jan 12, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Big Announcement Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced last week that they will "step back" as senior royals. Social media went nuts.

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Jan 12, 2020

A Sony Concept, Flying Taxis, and More Car News This Week
It's déjà vu all over again at CES, where the future of transportation isn't that different from what we have now.

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Jan 12, 2020

Computers Are Learning to See in Higher Dimensions
New artificial intelligence techniques can spot patterns not only in 2D images but on spheres and other curved surfaces, lifting AI out of "flatland."

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Jan 12, 2020

All the Ways Facebook Tracks You—and How to Limit It
If you have a Facebook account—and even if you don't—the company is going to collect data about you. But you can at least control how it gets used.

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Jan 11, 2020

Space Photos of the Week: Swooning for the Swan Nebula
New imagery provides insight into how the giant cloud got its distinct shape.

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Jan 11, 2020

The FBI Wants Apple to Unlock iPhones Again
Snooping Ring employees, Skype contractors, and more of the week's top security news.

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Jan 11, 2020

The Mandalorian Could Use a Watson
Now that the first season of 'The Mandalorian' is done, one thing is clear: Its protagonist needs more sidekicks.

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Jan 11, 2020

This Government-Subsidized Phone Comes With Malware
The Android devices are a part of the FCC's Lifeline Assistance Program, which makes free or subsidized phones available to millions of low-income users.

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Jan 11, 2020

The 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2020
From *Final Fantasy VII Remake* to *Halo Infinite*, here's everything you need to play this year.

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Jan 11, 2020

Public Blast or Private Chat? Social Media Maps a Middle Way
Companies like Twitter and Facebook have begun to carve out a space for users that's more like real life—with more options between shouts and whispers.

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Jan 11, 2020

10 Best CES 2020 Devices You Can Buy Right Now: Earbuds, E-Bikes, Toys, and More
Most of CES's flashy tech is months, maybe years, from hitting store shelves. Here are a few devices you can order now—and some extra deals we like.

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Jan 11, 2020

CES 2020 in Photos: Living in a Material World
WIRED photographer Amy Lombard captures the glory, chaos, and optimism of the consumer tech extravaganza.

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Jan 10, 2020

A Facebook Bug Exposed Anonymous Admins of Pages
A bad code update allowed anyone to easily reveal which accounts posted to Facebook Pages—including celebrities and politicians—for several hours.

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Jan 10, 2020

'Escape From Tarkov' Won't Include Playable Women Characters
The game's developers say it would require "a huge amount of work."

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Jan 10, 2020

Facebook Says Encrypting Messenger by Default Will Take Years
Mark Zuckerberg promised default end-to-end encryption throughout Facebook's platforms. Nearly a year later, Messenger's not even close.

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Jan 10, 2020

Why Scientists Are Flying Drones Into Clouds of Whale Snot
Researcher Iain Kerr was on a boat, covered in whale snot, when the idea hit him: Why not hack a drone to fly into whale snot instead?

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Jan 10, 2020

Scientists Made a Nearly Invincible Lithium-Ion Battery
This new type of battery can be cut, bent, soaked, shot, and lit on fire—and it still powers up just fine.

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