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Jan 26, 2022

Guardians of the Galaxy Made Me Love Linear Games
Open worlds can be fantastic, but they can also be exhausting.

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Jan 26, 2022

How to Travel Solo During the Pandemic
The way we travel may be changing with the spread of Covid-19, but here are ways to stay informed and stay as safe as possible.

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Jan 26, 2022

Physicists Created Bubbles That Can Last for Over a Year
If you've ever blown bubbles, you know how quickly they burst. Now French researchers have concocted a type that stays intact for hundreds of days.

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Jan 26, 2022

Latino Founders Have a Hard Time Raising Money From VCs
Despite diversity pledges, funding to Latino-founded startups in the US still lags—accounting for only 2 percent of venture investments last year.

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Jan 26, 2022

18 Face Masks We Actually Like to Wear
Our tips and picks to up your mask game—whether you're heading back to the office or just want to stay safe and stylish.

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Jan 26, 2022

Gibraltar Could Launch the World's First Crypto Stock Exchange
"The Rock" hopes a new stock exchange will attract crypto millionaires who want to avoid hefty taxes.

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Jan 26, 2022

My Family Is Trapped in the Metaverse
Virtual reality isn't great, but it's a lot better than dealing with everything else out there.

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Jan 26, 2022

How to Get a Covid-19 Booster Shot
Here's everything you need to know about finding and receiving the booster shot in the age of Omicron.

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Jan 26, 2022

Some of Our Favorite Camera and Photo Gear Is on Sale Now
Looking to upgrade your photography setup? We've got deals on top mirrorless cameras, tripods, and other accessories.

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Jan 26, 2022

The Role of Tau in Dementia
Understanding the protein's role in the cell shows what's happening in neurodegenerative diseases before symptoms emerge.

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Jan 25, 2022

Safari Flaws Exposed Webcams, Online Accounts, and More
Apple awarded a $100,500 bug bounty to the researcher who discovered the latest major vulnerability in its browser.

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Jan 25, 2022

Why the Belarus Railways Hack Marks a First for Ransomware
The politically motivated attack represents a new frontier for hacktivists—and won't be the last of its kind.

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Jan 25, 2022

Sick Pet? These Are the Best Virtual Vet Services
These days, your pet can get medical help without leaving home. These are our favorite televet services.

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Jan 25, 2022

What to Play When You're Not Playing Wordle
Once a day may not be enough. Try these 14 alternatives.

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Jan 25, 2022

Why Some Animals Can Tell More From Less
Researchers find that densely packed neurons play an outsize role in quantitative skill—calling into question old assumptions about evolution.

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Jan 25, 2022

Optimizing Machines Is Perilous. Consider ‘Creatively Adequate' AI.
The future of artificial intelligence needs less data and can tolerate ambiguity.

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Jan 25, 2022

13 Face Masks Your Kids May Actually Wear
Your child still needs to cover up for school and group play. These are the styles my little ones will tolerate.

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Jan 25, 2022

An Unsung Hero of Gaming History Deserves a Higher Profile
Jerry Lawson, the inventor of the game cartridge, isn't quite a household name. A podcast aims to shed some light on his life and accomplishments.

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Jan 25, 2022

The Best Controllers for Microsoft Flight Simulator
Feeling cooped up at home? Take to the skies—virtually—and immerse yourself more fully with these HOTAS controllers.

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Jan 25, 2022

NASA's Newest Spinoff Tech Comes Back to Earth
While the space agency didn't actually develop Tang, its R&D includes everything from robot gloves to vertical farming—with commercial benefits back home.

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Jan 25, 2022

The EU Has a Plan to Fix Internet Privacy: Be More Like Apple
Lawmakers want all websites to use a similar "Ask App Not to Track" function, but Apple's system might not be as clear-cut as once believed.

Wired News
Jan 24, 2022

The Best Rain Jackets to Help You Brave the Elements
When it rains, it pours. Here are our picks for cold, wet days—plus expert tips on deciphering product specs.

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Jan 24, 2022

The Best Mirrorless Cameras to Level Up Your Photos
Want the image quality of a DSLR without the bulk? These mirrorless cameras do more with less.

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Jan 24, 2022

Is It OK to Listen to a Butt-Dial Message?
WIRED's spiritual advice columnist explores the forgotten comfort of accidental surveillance.

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Jan 24, 2022

Bird Flu Is Back in the US. No One Knows What Comes Next
The fast-moving pathogen, which has already invaded Europe, was found in East Coast ducks. The last outbreak that tore through the US killed 50 million birds.

Wired News
Jan 24, 2022

Everyone Wants to Be an Entrepreneur
Applications for new businesses rose 20 percent last year, after languishing for a decade. Many newly minted founders attribute it to the pandemic.

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Jan 24, 2022

Dystopia Is All Too Plausible in The School for Good Mothers
Jessamine Chan's new novel makes a world full of surveillance android children seem very real.

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Jan 24, 2022

Wait, So Where Will Urbanites Charge Their EVs?
Homeowners with garages can easily charge their electric cars, but not apartment dwellers. Here's what it'll take to get plugs everywhere in cities.

Wired News
Jan 23, 2022

Hard-Core Home Bakers, This Is the Mixer of Your Dreams
Committed bread aficionados will love the expert mixing and kneading skills of this Swedish countertop marvel.

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Jan 23, 2022

Euler's 243-Year-Old ‘Impossible' Puzzle Gets a Quantum Solution
A surprising new solution to the famous "36 officers puzzle" offers a novel way of encoding quantum information.

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Jan 23, 2022

The Autofocus on Sony's A7 IV Makes This Camera Shine
The company's latest full-frame is one of the best all-around mirrorless shooters available today.

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Jan 23, 2022

The Prisoner Who Revolutionized Chinese Language With a Teacup
While imprisoned for being a "reactionary," physicist and engineer Zhi Bingyi began devising a system to help computing machines read Chinese characters.

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Jan 23, 2022

Now Is a Good Time to Update Your Recovery Email Addresses
You know those "emergency" email addresses you can use to get into your email and other accounts in case you're locked out? Make sure they're up-to-date.

Wired News
Jan 22, 2022

Crypto.com Finally Admits It Lost $30 Million in a Hack
Plus: Scammer arrests, the NSA plays defense, and more of the week's top security news.

Wired News
Jan 22, 2022

Got an Invasive Army of Crayfish Clones? Try Eating Them
The marbled crayfish is a threat to the native species, but the "Berlin lobster" may also offer a sustainable food source and help stop the spread of parasites.

Wired News
Jan 22, 2022

Should You Get a Mac With Apple's New Chips—or Stick With Intel?
In 2020, we saw the first MacBooks powered by custom silicon. Here's everything you need to know about this dramatic chip shift.

Wired News
Jan 22, 2022

The Best Ebook Subscription Services for Your Literary Needs
You can read countless ebooks, listen to audiobooks, or browse comics with one of these WIRED-tested digital reading subscriptions.

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Jan 22, 2022

TikTok Has Created a West Elm Caleb Cinematic Universe
The imaginative play that makes the platform so much fun also helps explain the controversy around the internet's new main character.

Wired News
Jan 21, 2022

Meta and Twitter's NFT Landgrab Could Backfire
A new plan to lure social media users to the metaverse could legitimize NFTs, but it could also ruin them

Wired News
Jan 21, 2022

How to Order Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests
The US government is finally sending 4 at-home tests to every household. Here's how to get yours, and how to troubleshoot common problems.

Wired News
Jan 21, 2022

How to Order Your Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests
The US government is finally sending 4 at-home tests to every household. Here's how to get yours, and how to troubleshoot common problems.

Wired News
Jan 21, 2022

How to Shut Up Your Gadgets at Night So You Can Sleep
Cut out the beeps and bloops and get some rest for a change.

Wired News
Jan 21, 2022

Don't Look Up Takes Aim at the Media
Adam McKay's latest film is more than a metaphor for climate change. It's a hilarious example of satirical sci-fi.

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Jan 21, 2022

Guts, Not Guidelines, Will Stop Tech Mergers
Plus: Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, Silicon Valley's approach to history, and Tonga's disastrous eruption.

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Jan 21, 2022

Film Festivals Are Evolving for the Better
Covid-19 is making big, weeklong gatherings of cinephiles complicated, if not impossible. What emerges in their place could change the cinema landscape.

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Jan 21, 2022

What Happens If a Space Elevator Breaks
These structures are a sci-fi solution to the problem of getting objects into orbit without a rocket—but you don't want to be under one if the cable snaps.

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Jan 21, 2022

This AI Trainer App Wants to Make You a Faster Cyclist
TrainerRoad's program for competitive cyclists uses machine intelligence to home in on your strengths and weaknesses.

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Jan 21, 2022

The Cero One Is a Modern, Customizable Cargo Ebike
This all-in-one customizable cargo bike makes it much easier to haul stuff everywhere you need to go.

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Jan 21, 2022

The Internet Is Failing Moms-to-Be
Even as a disinformation researcher, I was surprised and overwhelmed by the amount of manipulation in pregnancy apps.

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Jan 21, 2022

Do You Know How to Get to the Self-Driving Future?
This week, we ask two autonomous vehicle experts what's next for the tech.

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Jan 21, 2022

10 Rapid At-Home Covid-19 Tests—and Where to Find Them
How accurate are rapid at-home tests? Does your insurance cover them? We have answers.

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Jan 21, 2022

10 Good N95, KN95, and Surgical Face Masks to Buy Right Now
Here are the best disposable masks we've tested and researched so far—and where you can find them.

Wired News
Jan 21, 2022

Europe Is in the Middle of a Messy Nuclear Slowdown
Germany has almost finished phasing out nuclear plants, and aging infrastructure is leading neighbors down the same path. But will green energy goals suffer?

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Jan 21, 2022

The US Refuses to Fall in Love With Electric Cars
As China and Europe lead the race to make electric vehicles mainstream, America lags behind. This is a problem.

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Jan 20, 2022

This Fallout TV Show Is a Terrible Idea—Unless It's a Comedy
Game studio Bethesda's successful franchise is full of surrealist comedy, and Amazon's forthcoming adaptation should reflect this.

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Jan 20, 2022

10 Great Deals on Robot Vacuums, Mattresses, and Air Purifiers
Keep your home tidy and cozy with these discounts.

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Jan 20, 2022

Smartphone Cameras Might Soon Capture Polarization Data
Normal cameras can process color and light. New tech from Metalenz collects information that could help your phone better understand the world around you.

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Jan 20, 2022

Scientists Are Racing to Understand the Fury of Tonga's Volcano
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption and tsunami that have devastated Tonga are unlike anything volcanologists have seen before.

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Jan 20, 2022

Are Rhythm Games Ready for a Comeback?
Big publishers stepped away from the genre that spawned Guitar Hero and Rock Band. But a few small studios—and hungry fans—are keeping the dream alive.

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Jan 20, 2022

Are You Sure You Know What a Photograph Is?
Once, I thought I had a definition of photography. Today, surrounded by thermal cameras, lidar, 3D printers, and AI software, I am not so sure.

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Jan 20, 2022

Why Big Tech Companies Have Been Quiet on Texas' Abortion Law
As the anniversary of Roe v. Wade nears, pressure is building from advocacy groups and workers themselves.

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Jan 20, 2022

This 22-Year-Old Builds Chips in His Parents' Garage
Sam Zeloof combines 1970s-era machines with homemade designs. His creations show what's possible for small-scale silicon tinkerers.

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Jan 20, 2022

Grab a Snack—and Combat Food Waste—With This App
Too Good To Go's affordable Surprise Bags are filled with treats made from surplus food from local restaurants and grocery stores.

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Jan 20, 2022

Simulation Tech Can Help Predict the Biggest Threats
In the face of myriad global problems, Single Synthetic Environments will make life and death decisions easier to navigate.

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Jan 20, 2022

How Bloghouse's Sweaty, Neon Reign United the Internet
For a brief, weird moment in the Myspace-fueled early 2000s, dance music felt truly alternative.

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Jan 19, 2022

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard Deal and the Post-Console World
Microsoft is betting on a future more focused on games than hardware.

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Jan 19, 2022

Why Airlines Are Fighting the 5G Rollout
Airline companies want more time to prepare for the potential impact of 5G frequencies on crucial safety equipment. Here's what that means for you.

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Jan 19, 2022

A Bug in iOS 15 Is Leaking User Browsing Activity in Real Time
Apple has known about the vulnerability, which also affects iPadOS 15 and Safari 15, since late November.

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Jan 19, 2022

How to Get Work Done—From Anywhere
These tips and gear will help you maximize productivity from a backpack, airplane, or hotel.

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Jan 19, 2022

Europe's Move Against Google Analytics Is Just the Beginning
Austria's data regulator has found that the use of Google Analytics is a breach of GDPR. In the absence of a new EU-US data deal, other countries may follow.

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Jan 19, 2022

What the Black TV Viewer Is Owed
2021 was a banner year for Black TV. Still, progress can't be measured by representation alone—but by nuance, range, and more overlap.

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Jan 19, 2022

The Best Webcams for Looking Brighter and Better
Whether you're videoconferencing or just hanging out with friends, you may as well look good on-screen with our favorite webcams.

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Jan 19, 2022

The Trouble With 'Encanto'? It Twerks Too Hard to Be Popular
With TikTok-optimized song and dance, Disney animated films have turned into multiplatform IP factories—and fall short as movies. Blame 'Frozen.'

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Jan 19, 2022

This Recyclable Boat Is Made From Wool
By adding unwanted wool to the manufacturing chain, this forward-thinking New Zealand firm hopes to save farmers and the planet.

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Jan 19, 2022

He Made a Covid-Zapping Video Game. Then He Fought Covid for Real
An indie developer made a shoot-em-up game where the player battles giant viruses. Shortly before the game's release, he wound up in the hospital.

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Jan 19, 2022

75 Years On, the Doomsday Clock Keeps Ticking
The iconic graphic of a timepiece originated as a nuclear warning. It updates its time on Thursday amid threats like climate change and pandemics.

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Jan 19, 2022

The 'Dune' NFT Copyright Fiasco Is the Least of Crypto's Legal Worries
Spice DAO's copyright misstep shows how many questions there are about the rules of cryptoart. This is an opportunity for transformation

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Jan 18, 2022

‘Zero-Click' Zoom Vulnerabilities Could Have Exposed Calls
The flaws are now fixed, but speak to the growing concerns around interactionless attacks.

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Jan 18, 2022

Mirrorscape Wants to Conjure Your Favorite Tabletop Game in AR
Meet one of the companies that's bridging pen-and-paper play with the connectedness of digital gaming.

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Jan 18, 2022

The Best USB Hubs and Docks for Connecting All Your Gadgets
Ditch the dongles. These multi-port adapters maximize your workstation.

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Jan 18, 2022

The US Inches Toward Building EV Batteries at Home
In an effort to reduce dependency on hard-to-source cobalt and Chinese manufacturing, US makers are finally getting into the cathode business.

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Jan 18, 2022

A Project to Count Climate Crisis Deaths Has Surprising Results
Climate change is already killing people, but countries don't have an easy way to count those deaths. A new project might change that.

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Jan 18, 2022

Gaming Giant Unity Wants to Digitally Clone the World
The company is leveraging its technology to help clients make "digital twins"—virtual copies of real-life objects, environments, and even people.

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Jan 18, 2022

Humanity Has Turned Land Itself Into a Menace
All of our meddling has primed Earth to collapse under cities and belch greenhouse gases, a nasty feedback loop that's accelerating global warming.

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Jan 18, 2022

Now You Can Rent a Robot Worker—for Less Than Paying a Human
Automation is reaching more companies, imperiling some jobs and changing the nature of others.

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Jan 18, 2022

Your Medical History Might Someday Include ‘Climate Change'
Last summer, a doctor wrote "climate change" in his patient's chart. But is medicine really ready to address systemic health impacts?

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Jan 17, 2022

Global Ship Traffic Could Imperil the Antarctic's Biosecurity
Vessels from more than 1,500 ports have visited the region since 2014. Each one is a threat to introduce invasive species.

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Jan 17, 2022

Tabletop RPG Rule Books Can Be Beautiful and Accessible
Role-playing rule books are being designed to be more experimental and unique. Here's how they can be designed for accessibility, too.

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Jan 17, 2022

Is There Really Such a Thing as Low-Carbon Beef?
The USDA is making it easier for farmers to market their meat as "low-carbon." Not everyone is happy about it.

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Jan 17, 2022

Inside the Student-Led Covid Walkouts
US high school students are demanding safer classrooms, and they're mobilizing through group chats, Google Docs, and homespun social media campaigns.

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Jan 17, 2022

Gig Workers Were Promised a Better Deal. Then They Were Outsourced
A new subcontractor industry in Europe is benefiting from platforms' efforts to clean up their image and comply with stricter employment rules.

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Jan 17, 2022

China's ‘People's Courts' Resolve Online Disputes at Tech Firms
No garlic on the oysters? Soup stained a blanket? Panels of users hear the complaints and can order refunds or removal of critical reviews.

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Jan 16, 2022

Yellowjackets Is the Internet's Favorite Anti-Internet Show
Its story begins in the halcyon days before smartphones took over teens' lives. Of course, everyone on social media is obsessed.

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Jan 16, 2022

Destructive Hacks Against Ukraine Echo Its Last Cyberwar
A data wiper posing as ransomware bears a discomfiting resemblance to the earlier wave of Russian cyberattacks that ended with NotPetya.

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Jan 16, 2022

How to Prepare for Climate Change's Most Immediate Impacts
The effects of the climate crisis are happening right now. From natural disasters to supply chain shortages, here's how to cope.

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Jan 16, 2022

Our 4 Favorite Electric Kick Scooters
These WIRED-tested e-scooters will help you scoot scoot scoot around town.

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Jan 16, 2022

Meet Our New Favorite Travel Mug
The Oxo Good Grips Thermal Mug keeps your coffee nice and hot—and it's dishwasher-safe!

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Jan 16, 2022

An Injection of Chaos Solves a Decades-Old Fluid Mystery
In the 1960s, drillers noticed that certain fluids would firm up if they flowed too fast. Researchers have finally explained why.

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Jan 16, 2022

How Apple's iCloud Private Relay Can Keep You Safe
The newest security measure is still in beta. But if you want to make use of it, here's what you need to know.

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Jan 16, 2022

The Mega-Guide to Fixing Your Own iPhone
Battery not holding a charge? Wi-Fi woes? We break down ways to solve almost any issue you can think of.

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