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Aug 01, 2021

Are Virtual Surround Gaming Headsets Worth It?
The question is surprisingly complicated—and involves a lot of sifting through marketing.

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Aug 01, 2021

Fractons, the Weirdest Matter, Could Yield Quantum Clues
Theorists are in a frenzy over these bizarre, but potentially useful, hypothetical particles that can only move in combination with one another.

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Aug 01, 2021

The Best Keyboards for Your Work Station (or Battle Station)
Whether you're looking to boost your productivity or your Fortnite stats, these are the top typing peripherals for the job.

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Aug 01, 2021

How to Make the Air in Your Home More Breathable
Different climates and seasons call for different solutions. Here's what you need to know about pollutants and particulates, and the gear that might help.

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Aug 01, 2021

A Guide to RCS, and Why It Makes Texting So Much Better
Google is pushing the new standard for Android devices, which promises better security and cooler features than plain old SMS.

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Jul 31, 2021

The Top 30 Cybersecurity Bugs Include Plenty of Usual Suspects
Plus: A sneaky iOS app, a wiper attack in Iran, and more of the week's top security news.

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Jul 31, 2021

The Top 30 Vulnerabilities Include Plenty of Usual Suspects
Plus: A sneaky iOS app, a wiper attack in Iran, and more of the week's top security news.

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Jul 31, 2021

What's the Best Unlimited Data Plan?
All the major US carriers have options that let you stream as much as you want. We've laid out how they work and which are best for individuals and families.

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Jul 31, 2021

How the Jaguar, King of the Forest, Might Save Its Ecosystem
With a new train line threatening its habitat, the big cat may be the key to protecting this Mexican reserve—and everything else in it.

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Jul 31, 2021

How to Get the Most Out of Your Meditation App
The brain's default mode is set to mind-wandering. Your meditation app can bring you back into the now.

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Jul 31, 2021

The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Smartphones, Laptops, and Audio
Hunker down at home and block out the real world with these deals on Chromebooks, headphones, and more.

Wired News
Jul 30, 2021

Neuromancer Is Still Mind-Blowing
William Gibson's classic 1984 novel is still the gold standard for cyberpunk.

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Jul 30, 2021

Ted Lasso, the Olympics, and Talking About Mental Health
The confluence of the Apple TV comedy, the sports world, and social media is leading to a much needed dialog.

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Jul 30, 2021

The Best Laptop Stands to Save Your Achin' Neck
Help your back and posture by raising your computer screen up to eye level.

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Jul 30, 2021

3D Imaging Shows How Shark Guts Work Like a Tesla Valve
Using CT scans and 3D modeling, researchers found the fish's spiral digestive system is analogous to Nikola Tesla's ingenious check valve design.

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Jul 30, 2021

The World Is Suffering from Champlain Towers South Syndrome
Plus: Round one with Mark Zuckerberg, the appointment of Lina Khan, and a new type of weather nightmare.

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Jul 30, 2021

The Privacy Battle That Apple Isn't Fighting
California has begun enforcing a browser-level privacy setting, but you still can't find that option in Safari or iOS.

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Jul 30, 2021

Why the History of Black Twitter Needed to Be Told
This week, Jason Parham takes us inside one of the most influential communities on the internet and shares their stories in their own words.

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Jul 30, 2021

18 Face Masks We Actually Like to Wear
Face coverings are back. Read our updated tips on how to pick an effective mask—whether you're heading back to the office or just want to stay safe and stylish.

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Jul 30, 2021

Dogs, Unlike Wolves, Are Born to Communicate With People
Wolf puppies can't understand human gestures as well as their dog cousins. The difference could help explain what makes dogs so special.

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Jul 29, 2021

The Dam Is Breaking on Vaccine Mandates
Hopes for a "normal" fall have been dashed by variants and low vaccine uptake. Businesses and the White House think requiring shots can turn things around.

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Jul 29, 2021

Simone Biles and the Unprecedented Olympic Pressure
The Tokyo Games have taken a unique psychological toll on all of the athletes.

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Jul 29, 2021

How Gravity Turns Me Upside Down
My favorite force belittles me—literally—but also inspires new ways to get high.

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Jul 29, 2021

China Cracks Down On Its Tech Giants. Sound Familiar?
Companies like Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent were once regarded with national pride. Now they're being slapped with fines and other penalties.

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Jul 29, 2021

Covid Is Pulling the Plug on Beloved Japanese Arcades
Once home to vibrant live competitions, gaming centers have been bleeding out since before the pandemic. Lockdowns could leave them KO'd for good.

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Jul 29, 2021

Phantom Warships Are Courting Chaos in Conflict Zones
The latest weapons in the global information war are fake vessels behaving badly.

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Jul 29, 2021

A People's History of Black Twitter, Part III
Joy and pain, harmony and discord, organization and chaos—there's no single way to define Black Twitter's complex, ongoing legacy.

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Jul 29, 2021

The Cost of Preventing Deaths by Climate-Driven Heat
A new formula measures the "mortality cost of carbon," and how much would have to be removed from the atmosphere to save a single life.

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Jul 28, 2021

Activision Blizzard Employees Walk Out Over Sexism Complaints
"We love our jobs, but our jobs don't love us back," one worker told WIRED. "So we're trying to change that."

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Jul 28, 2021

Toyota Whiffed on EVs. Now It's Trying to Slow Their Rise
In a bid to protect its investments in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cells, the carmaker is lobbying against the transition to electric vehicles.

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Jul 28, 2021

How Nothing Designed 'Ear 1s' to Beat Apple AirPods
The head of design at Nothing explains how their product could take on Apple's all-conquering wireless earbuds, at a fraction of the cost.

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Jul 28, 2021

The Best Cheap Phones for (Almost) Every Budget
There's little reason to pay top dollar for a phone these days. These are our favorite Android devices and iPhones for $200 to $500.

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Jul 28, 2021

Samsung's Flagship Soundbar Brings Theater Audio to Your Home
The HW-Q950A is spendy, but the setup is dead simple, and it won't fail to immerse you in your favorite movies and shows.

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Jul 28, 2021

Let's Keep the Vaccine Misinformation Problem in Perspective
Social media is not the reason the pandemic hasn't been conquered.

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Jul 28, 2021

Extreme Heat Could Also Mean Power and Water Shortages
An extraordinary drought in the West, plus dry lakes and reservoirs, mean there will be less water for farms, hydroelectric energy, and home users.

Wired News
Jul 27, 2021

A Controversial Tool Calls Out Vulnerabilities Across the Web
PunkSpider is back, and crawling hundreds of millions of sites for vulnerabilities.

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Jul 27, 2021

Power Up Anywhere With the Best Travel Adapters
When going abroad, these plugs are essential to keep your gadgets charged. These are our favorites.

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Jul 27, 2021

The Shapeshifting Cam Girl Rewriting the Rules of Porn
Face-morphing adult content creator Coconut Kitty is ushering in the unsettling future of the medium, one where nothing is as it seems.

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Jul 27, 2021

Virtual Reality Is the Rich White Kid of Technology
For decades, VR has failed to live up to expectations. Yet somehow, it keeps receiving more chances and more resources.

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Jul 27, 2021

TCL's New Android Phones Can't Keep Up With the Competition
The TCL 20 Pro 5G, 20S, and 20 SE are perfectly capable and affordable handsets, but you can do better.

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Jul 27, 2021

Biden's ‘Antitrust Revolution' Overlooks AI—at Americans' Peril
A handful of companies have outsize influence on the world's artificial intelligence. Policymakers must act now to stem the rise of powerful monopolies.

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Jul 27, 2021

Clubhouse Opens Its Doors. Is Anyone Rushing to Get In?
Just a few days after ditching its invite-only status, the audio chat app had fewer than 500,000 new downloads.

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Jul 27, 2021

Oh Good, Now There's an Outbreak of Wildfire Thunderclouds
Huge pyrocumulonimbus clouds just formed over fires in the West. Here's why they could become more common on a warmer planet.

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Jul 27, 2021

Hundreds of Ways to Get S#! Done—and We Still Don't
You want to be productive. Software wants to help. But even with a glut of tools claiming to make us all into taskmasters, we almost never master our tasks.

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Jul 26, 2021

Intel's Ambitious Plan to Regain Chipmaking Leadership
The company announced a strategy that involves new machinery and new technologies. It may get a boost from the US government.

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Jul 26, 2021

Our 10 Favorite Gaming Headsets for Every System
No matter which console or device you play on, these corded headsets will lend depth and drama to your gameplay.

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Jul 26, 2021

Story and Street Style Converge in The World Ends With You
The iconic action RPG introduced a world of gamers to Japanese fashion. Now with a sequel on the way, its influence has only grown.

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Jul 26, 2021

Secretlab's Titan Evo Raises the Bar for Gaming Chairs
One of the best gaming chairs just got better, but it's not for everyone.

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Jul 26, 2021

TikTok a Year After Trump's Ban: No Change, but New Threats
The popular short-video app survived a plan to block it on US phones. Now, it's mistrusted by both the US and Chinese governments.

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Jul 26, 2021

The Incredible Physics of Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike
Calculating angular velocity and the moment of inertia isn't quite as hard as competing in the Olympic gymnastics tournament—but it's pretty darn tough.

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Jul 25, 2021

How to Share Your Wi-Fi Password
Help your guests connect to your network without typing a thing.

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Jul 25, 2021

DNA Has Four Bases. Some Viruses Swap in a Fifth
Dozens of viruses don't use the same four nucleotide bases found in all other life. New work shows how this is possible—and perhaps more common than we think.

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Jul 25, 2021

The Best Sunglasses for Every Outdoor Adventure
Protect your eyes in style while you lounge, run, paddle, or work on your computer outside.

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Jul 25, 2021

Hit the Road With These Travel-Planning Apps and Tricks
Let your phone be your guide. Even default map apps have handy features to help you plan an awesome itinerary.

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Jul 25, 2021

Trucks Move Past Cars on the Road to Autonomy
Money is pouring into autonomous trucking startups, just as many are souring on the short-term prospects for self-driving cars.

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Jul 24, 2021

Porn Showed Up on Legit News Sites Thanks to Internet Rot
Plus: China's pipeline probing, a Chromebook debacle, and more of the week's top security news.

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Jul 24, 2021

How AI Will Help Keep Time at the Tokyo Olympics
Omega, the official timekeeper of the Games, is now using computer vision and motion sensors for events like swimming, gymnastics, and beach volleyball.

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Jul 24, 2021

How to Upgrade Your Home Audio for Music or Movies
No one ever regrets investing in a better home sound system. Our advice and gear recommendations can help.

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Jul 24, 2021

Cities Aren't the Wildlife 'Deserts' Scientists Once Feared
As more animals are spotted in urban areas, researchers recognize how cities can play a significant role in fostering biodiversity.

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Jul 24, 2021

Biden Has to Play Hardball with Internet Platforms
The president needs to prioritize Americans' wellbeing over Big Tech's whims to begin a path to restoring democracy, privacy, and competition.

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Jul 24, 2021

Space Jam and the Fury of an Algorithm Scorned
The reboot—along with Netflix's The Mitchells vs. the Machines—portray vengeful AIs as jilted geniuses. That revolution shouldn't be televised.

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Jul 24, 2021

The 16 Best Weekend Deals on Headphones, Soundbars, and More
We found discounts on a MacBook Pro, an Instant Pot, and the newest Amazon Fire tablet.

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Jul 23, 2021

The Activision Blizzard Harassment Suit Feels Painfully Familiar
A complaint filed this week alleges corrosive behavior that seems increasingly endemic to the video game industry.

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Jul 23, 2021

The Pandemic Olympics, Vaccine Misinformation, and More News
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

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Jul 23, 2021

Romeo and Juliet Needs More Zombies
Scott Edelman's "A Plague on Both Your Houses" is a tale of the undead written in iambic pentameter.

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Jul 23, 2021

Please, a Moment of Silence for Comic-Con
No, it's not dead. But fans around the world mourn the loss anyway.

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Jul 23, 2021

Our Favorite Smartwatches Do Much More Than Just Tell Time
These little wearables reduce your reliance on a phone while keeping you connected.

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Jul 23, 2021

How Mockingbirds Compose Songs Just Like Beethoven
The birds aren't producing sounds at random. Some of their strategies are surprisingly similar to ones used by humans.

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Jul 23, 2021

The FAA Brings Jeff Bezos Back Down to Earth
Plus: New Shepard's dildo design, my seat on a private space flight, and the hearing that broke Fauci.

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Jul 23, 2021

What Bezos' Big Day Means for Commercial Spaceflight
This week, Steven Levy fills us in on the Blue Origin launch, its implications, and why so many billionaires are obsessed with space travel.

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Jul 23, 2021

The Best Sites, Apps, and YouTube Channels to Learn Music
Modern technology makes studying to play a new instrument easier than ever. And the best part? Most of these tools are free or affordable.

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Jul 22, 2021

Nike's Sustainable Gear Heads to the Tokyo Olympics
The apparel and shoes for team USA were designed for peak performance—ecologically and athletically.

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Jul 22, 2021

The Olympics Could Be a Covid-19 ‘Super-Evolutionary Event'
In a warped version of international cooperation, the Games could provide a place for variants of the virus to spread and then return home with athletes.

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Jul 22, 2021

The Kaseya Ransomware Nightmare Is Almost Over
A decryption tool has emerged, meaning any victims whose systems remain locked up can soon breathe easy.

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Jul 22, 2021

Scientists Just ‘Looked' Inside Mars. Here's What They Found
InSight and Perseverance have sent back unprecedented data on everything from marsquakes to the Red Planet's inner layers.

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Jul 22, 2021

Playdate, the Pocketable Game Console, Prepares for Preorders
The long-awaited tiny gaming device will be available to purchase next week, with shipments beginning before the end of the year.

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Jul 22, 2021

The Stunning New Dune Trailer Begs You to See It in Theaters
It might be available on HBO Max, but come on.

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Jul 22, 2021

An Explosive Spyware Report Shows the Limits of iOS Security
Amnesty International sheds alarming light on an NSO Group surveillance tool—and the gaps in Apple and Google's defenses.

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Jul 22, 2021

The Best Time Travel Movies of … All Time
From Groundhog Day to Interstellar, filmmakers love messing with timelines. Thankfully, that makes for mind-bending entertainment.

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Jul 22, 2021

The Next Frontier for Phone Cameras: Stronger, Clearer Glass
Corning has a developed a new version of Gorilla Glass optimized for smartphone camera lenses that it claims will lead to a boost in photo quality.

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Jul 22, 2021

Meet the Actor Behind Some of Your Favorite Video Game Voices
WIRED spoke with Troy Baker—who's worked on Fortnite, The Last of Us, and BioShock Infinite, among others—about his prolific career.

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Jul 22, 2021

A People's History of Black Twitter, Part II
No longer just an online movement, Black Twitter takes to the streets—and finds its voice.

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Jul 22, 2021

Vecnos' Camera Makes Capturing 360 Content Easy. Too Easy
To simplify the world of 360-degree photos and videos, the company might've gone a little too far with the Iqui.

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Jul 21, 2021

The FTC Votes Unanimously to Enforce Right to Repair
The move follows an executive order issued last week by the White House urging the agency to secure consumers' rights to fix their own gadgets.

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Jul 21, 2021

Jeff Bezos Goes to Space. Day Three: Reentry
For the Amazon and Blue Origin founder, suborbital space tourism is just the first step toward something much bigger.

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Jul 21, 2021

Venmo Gets More Private—but It's Still Not Fully Safe
Eliminating the global feed is a good step. But until the platform offers privacy by default, it remains a liability for many of its users.

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Jul 21, 2021

These Bendy Chips Fit in Unusual Places
Researchers think these flexible semiconductors will be able to monitor your heartbeat or tell you whether your milk has spoiled.

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Jul 21, 2021

These Are Our Favorite Robot Vacuums
From no-frills cleaners to high-end automation, we have the perfect pick for you.

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Jul 21, 2021

Dell's XPS 13 Laptop Has a Stunning New OLED Display
The new version of the venerable Windows ultrabook offers an optional OLED screen.

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Jul 21, 2021

Immortality Should Be an Option in Every Video Game
The best part of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is one very specific difficulty setting.

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Jul 21, 2021

How to Watch the 2021 Olympics
There are plenty of ways to watch the games you want—and some of them are even free if you get creative.

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Jul 21, 2021

How to Watch the 2021 Summer Olympics
There are plenty of ways to watch the games you want—and some of them are even free if you get creative.

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Jul 21, 2021

Netflix's Sexy Beasts Is Ridiculous—and Surprisingly Boring
The new reality show has an attention-grabbing premise, but the gimmick gets old fast.

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Jul 21, 2021

Please Stop Wearing Your Bike Helmet the Wrong Way
Follow this simple guide to dial in the proper fit.

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Jul 20, 2021

Jeff Bezos Goes to Space. Day Two: Blastoff
The day was a career highlight for the Amazon and Blue Origin founder. But the real star of the show was Wally Funk.

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Jul 20, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About the Coronavirus
Here's all the WIRED coverage in one place, from how to keep your children entertained to how this outbreak is affecting the economy.

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Jul 20, 2021

Jeff Bezos Touches Space Aboard Blue Origin Rocket
The Amazon founder, his brother, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and a paying passenger were the first to test out the New Shepard suborbital rocket system.

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Jul 20, 2021

Nomad Is Having a Sitewide Summer Sale on Phone Gear
The accessory-maker is offering a 30 percent discount on all full-priced items until July 25, including leather cases, wallets, and wireless chargers.

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Jul 20, 2021

Poor Recipes and Bad Design Sink This Smart Kitchen Gadget
The Multo by CookingPal proves that the smart kitchen isn't always so smart.

Wired News
Jul 20, 2021

Weak US Privacy Law Hurts America's Global Standing
Unrestrained data collection and selling doesn't just harm citizens at home. It's terrible foreign policy.

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