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Jul 06, 2022

Apple's Lockdown Mode Aims to Counter Spyware Threats
Starting with iOS 16, people who are at risk of being targeted with spyware will have some much-needed help.

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Jul 06, 2022

14 Early Amazon Prime Day Deals on Google Hardware
If you prefer Google Assistant and the Nest ecosystem, there's a discount here for you.

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Jul 06, 2022

Our Favorite Paper Planners for Crossing Tasks Off Your List
Digital tools are not always superior. Here are the good old-fashioned notebooks our team uses to keep on track.

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Jul 06, 2022

This Covid-19 Rapid Test Hit Its Lowest Price Ever on Amazon
Stock up with these iHealth at-home antigen tests.

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Jul 06, 2022

The Best USB-C Cables for Your Phone, Tablet, or Laptop
Unravel the tangled world of cords and find the ones you need to charge your gadgets and transfer data.

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Jul 06, 2022

The Infamous 1972 Report That Warned of Civilization's Collapse
The Limits to Growth argued that rampant pollution and resource extraction were pushing Earth to the brink. How does it hold up 50 years later?

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Jul 06, 2022

Why Some Video Game Companies Are Staying Silent on Abortion
Following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe, many in the industry piped up. But for Texas studios, the potential for legal retaliation looms.

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Jul 06, 2022

Permanent Birth Control Is in Demand in the US—but Hard to Get
After the Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling, more people are seeking to get their tubes tied—assuming they can find a sympathetic doctor.

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Jul 06, 2022

The Digital Divide Is Coming for You
More services are going online-only—catching more people on the wrong side of a widening gulf.

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Jul 06, 2022

How to Avoid the Worst Instagram Scams
Fake sellers. Competitions. Crypto cons. There are plenty of grifts on the platform, but you don't have to get sucked in.

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Jul 05, 2022

Autonomous Drones Could Soon Run the UK's Energy Grid
The National Grid is testing computer-manned drones that can save millions in maintenance work.

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Jul 05, 2022

Crypto's Free Rein May Be Coming to a Close
Lawmakers in the US and Europe are considering ways to regulate crypto and crack down on money-laundering and other illicit activities.

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Jul 05, 2022

The Best Barefoot Shoes for Walking or Running
Our favorite zero-drop, minimalist footwear will let you feel the ground beneath your feet.

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Jul 05, 2022

Transport Apps Promised to Eliminate Friction. But at What Cost?
Cities of the future will likely be even more segregated by income, hostile to pedestrians, and designed to line the pockets of tech giants.

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Jul 05, 2022

How Landsat Chronicled 50 Years on a Changing, Fiery Planet
The pioneering satellite program has provided the longest continuous document of how fire, global warming, and humanity are remaking our world.

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Jul 05, 2022

Instagram Keeps Showing Me Children's Tragedies
After I became a parent, my social media feeds filled up with videos of kids who are sick or have died. Why couldn't I look away?

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Jul 05, 2022

Climate Change Breaks Plant Immune Systems. Can They Be Rebooted?
When temperatures rise, plants mysteriously lose their ability to defend against invading pathogens—but there may be a fix.

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Jul 05, 2022

End-to-End Encryption's Central Role in Modern Self-Defense
With abortion set to be criminalized in more than half the US, encryption has never been more important for protection—and civil disobedience.

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Jul 05, 2022

Genetic Screening Now Lets Parents Pick the Healthiest Embryos
Those using IVF can see which embryo is least likely to develop cancer and other diseases. But can protecting your child slip into playing God?

Wired News
Jul 04, 2022

The 36 Best Fourth of July Deals on Kitchen Gizmos and Tech
Independence Day is here, and so are the savings. We've rounded up plenty of sales on air purifiers, office chairs, massage guns, and more.

Wired News
Jul 04, 2022

Sharing Music Rescued My Relationship With My Teenager
I texted her Joni Mitchell, she sent me songs of her own. Slowly, my daughter began to open up to me again.

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Jul 04, 2022

Which Amazon Fire Tablet Is Best for You?
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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Jul 04, 2022

Why Can't a Magnet-Propelled Truck Actually Work?
The internet thinks it has discovered the secret to fuel-free perpetual motion. Physics knows better.

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Jul 04, 2022

TikTok's Latest Cringe Trend: Gen Z Critiques Their Former Selves
The first generation to grow up on Instagram and Snapchat is already taking stock.

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Jul 04, 2022

How a Group of Murderers Became Skyrim's Most Beloved Faction
With friends like these, you definitely won't need enemies. Or the main story campaign, for that matter.

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Jul 04, 2022

Gorillas' Retreat Signals a Reckoning for Delivery Apps
Quick-delivery empires are crumbling across Europe as investors put an emphasis on profits.

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Jul 04, 2022

Scientists Are Trying to Grow Crops in the Dark
Powering plant growth with solar panels instead of photosynthesis could be a more efficient way of using the Sun's energy for food. But it's not all good news.

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Jul 04, 2022

The Surface Laptop Go 2 Offers Style on a Budget
Microsoft's updated midrange model is a top-tier student pick and cheaper MacBook alternative, but its battery leaves much to be desired.

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Jul 04, 2022

The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2022 So Far
From cryptocurrency thefts to intrusions into telecom giants, state-backed attackers have had a field day in the year's first half.

Wired News
Jul 03, 2022

The Best Webcams for Looking Brighter and Better
Zoom into peoples' offices and living rooms with the best version of your on-camera self.

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Jul 03, 2022

Secrets of the Moon's Permanent Shadows Are Coming to Light
Robots will venture into the sunless depths of lunar craters to find ancient water ice, while studies find hints about how water arrives on rocky worlds.

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Jul 03, 2022

How to Set a Maximum Limit on Your Phone's Volume
Whether you want to protect your ears or just standardize sound across apps, these tips can help.

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Jul 03, 2022

Citizen Sleeper's Creator Was Inspired by Our Modern Dystopia
Gareth Damian Martin sat down with WIRED to explain the "passive cruelty" of corporate culture and the game's visceral economic fears.

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Jul 03, 2022

What, Exactly, Is the Metaverse Standards Forum Creating?
No one will agree on what the metaverse is. But that's not stopping a coalition of big names in tech from designing the tools needed to build it.

Wired News
Jul 02, 2022

Gun Database Breach Leaks Details on Thousands of Owners
Plus: Indian hacker-for-hire groups, Chinese student espionage efforts, and more.

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Jul 02, 2022

Bote's Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard Packs Big Summer Fun
It's spendy, but this portable board folds up compact enough to fit in (relatively) small spaces.

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Jul 02, 2022

Robocalls Are (Finally) Being Shaken Up
Plus: Insta-delete your Instagram account, TikTok is eyeing your wallet, and Google makes it easier to switch from iOS.

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Jul 02, 2022

How to Work Offline and Still Be Productive
Whether you're on a train, in the mountains, or at home when your wifi cuts out, you can still get a lot done. All it takes is a little preparation.

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Jul 02, 2022

130-Year-Old Menus Show How Climate Change Affects What We Eat
By studying the so-called mean temperature of restaurant seafood, scientists have shown how the species that fill our plates have changed with time.

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Jul 02, 2022

21 Best Early Amazon Prime Day Deals
From TVs and smartphones to laptops, we found great discounts on some of our favorite products ahead of the retailer's big sales event.

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Jul 02, 2022

How to Shop Like a Pro on Amazon Prime Day
The big sale event is notoriously full of lackluster deals. Here's how to cut through the clutter to find the real gems.

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Jul 02, 2022

The 31 Best Fourth of July Deals on Kitchen Gizmos and Tech
Independence Day is here, and so are the savings. We've rounded up plenty of sales on air purifiers, smart speakers, massage guns, and more.

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Jul 02, 2022

The Quarry Blurs the Line Between Video Games and Cinema
With impressive digitized performances and seamless storytelling, Supermassive Games' newest title hints at the future of both mediums.

Wired News
Jul 01, 2022

The Best Samsung Galaxy S22 Cases and Accessories
Deck out your new phone with wallet cases, kickstands, wireless chargers, and charging adapters.

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Jul 01, 2022

The Best Cheap Phones for Almost Every Budget
There's little reason to pay top dollar for a smartphone. These Android devices and iPhones—ranging from $150 to $500—stood up to WIRED's testing.

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Jul 01, 2022

‘Doom RPG,' the Weirdest Official Doom Game, Is Now Playable on Windows
GEC.inc, a small Costa-Rica based collective, has freed the surprisingly fun turn-based ‘Doom RPG' from a pre-iPhone world.

Wired News
Jul 01, 2022

What's Going on With RadioShack's Twitter Feed?
It's a sign of the times: the off-kilter '90s nostalgia that's also bringing back Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name."

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Jul 01, 2022

How to Use an eSIM for Dual Phone Numbers
The era of removable SIM cards will come to an end. It's time to get acquainted with its next, tinier evolution.

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Jul 01, 2022

Is Your New Car a Threat to National Security?
Putting sensor-packed Chinese cars on Western roads could be a privacy issue. Just ask Tesla.

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Jul 01, 2022

Meta Was Restricting Abortion Content All Along
Abortion access groups and activists say they have been dealing with algorithmic censorship for years.

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Jul 01, 2022

The Race to Build Wind Farms That Float on the Open Sea
There's huge potential to generate renewable energy far out in the ocean. But designing turbines that can survive rough waters isn't exactly a breeze.

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Jul 01, 2022

The Secrets of Covid ‘Brain Fog' Are Starting to Lift
Scientists are getting closer to understanding the neurology behind the memory problems and cognitive fuzziness that an infection can trigger.

Wired News
Jun 30, 2022

The Supreme Court Is Jeopardizing Federal Climate Action
The court's decision in West Virginia v. EPA doesn't go as far as some climate activists feared it might. But it's a road map for future challenges.

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Jun 30, 2022

The Fight Over Which Uses of AI Europe Should Outlaw
A new European Union law will set rules for what the technology can and can't do to people, like whether it's OK to deploy lie detectors at borders.

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Jun 30, 2022

School Surveillance Will Never Protect Kids From Shootings
The failure is not only in the spurious systems, but in the belief that more data can improve them.

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Jun 30, 2022

A New, Remarkably Sophisticated Malware Is Attacking Routers
Researchers say the remote-access Trojan ZuoRAT is likely the work of a nation-state and has infected at least 80 different targets.

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Jun 30, 2022

The Best Phones With an Actual Headphone Jack
Audio jacks are endangered, but they're not gone. Here are some of our favorite smartphones that still let you plug in.

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Jun 30, 2022

The Metaverse is Still Messy
This week, we talk with author and venture capitalist Matthew Ball about the metaverse and whether this next generation of the internet will ever really materialize.

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Jun 30, 2022

The Best Coffee Subscriptions We've Savored
These services deliver freshly roasted, delicious coffee right to your door—each with its own twist.

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Jun 30, 2022

Netflix's Spiderhead Lacks the Charm of the Story It's Based On
The movie takes itself far more seriously than the George Saunders story at its core.

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Jun 30, 2022

The World Can't Wean Itself Off Chinese Lithium
China dominates the global supply chain for lithium-ion batteries. Now rival countries are scrambling for more control over "white oil."

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Jun 30, 2022

Why the Search for Life on Mars Is Happening in Canada's Arctic
Scientists show how microbes living in a salty spring near the North Pole might resemble those that could have survived on the Red Planet—or in ocean worlds.

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Jun 30, 2022

Worker-Owned Apps Are Redefining the Sharing Economy
As Uber and its ilk face high prices, increased regulation, and labor shortages, a new cooperative model is thriving.

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Jun 30, 2022

You Need to Update Windows and Chrome Right Now
Plus: Google issues fixes for Android bugs, and Cisco, Citrix, SAP, WordPress, and more issue major patches for enterprise systems.

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Jun 29, 2022

Section 230 Is a Last Line of Defense for Abortion Speech Online
Dobbs should be a wake-up call for anyone seeking to undercut the immunity protections afforded by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

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Jun 29, 2022

How Dobbs Threatens to Torpedo Privacy Rights in the US
The US Supreme Court's privacy rulings chart an old battle and could inform life after Roe.

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Jun 29, 2022

The Best Electric Cargo Bikes for Families
We've spent several years riding and testing extra-large ebikes for hauling little ones and getting around town.

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Jun 29, 2022

The Best Smart Lighting Panels, LED Strips, and Ambient Lamps
Light up your life with color, find accent lighting to match your mood, and transform the feel of your home with these decorative devices.

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Jun 29, 2022

Cozy Grove Doesn't Shame Me
And that's why I keep going back to it.

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Jun 29, 2022

Compose Your Own '80s Tunes With These Super-Portable Synths
These tiny, adorable, rechargeable, and affordable synths fit in a backpack and make you sound like a modern-day A-ha.

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Jun 29, 2022

This $250 Samsung Phone Is Surprisingly Great
The Galaxy A13 5G delivers excellent performance, more than a day of battery life, and class-leading software support.

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Jun 29, 2022

This Travel Game Takes Connect Four to the Extreme
What if Connect Four and The Amazing Race had a baby? WIRED spoke to Jet Lag creator Sam Denby about his new state-hopping whirlwind of a game show.

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Jun 29, 2022

Young Thug and What Happens When Prosecutors Use Social Media
The rapper and several members of his group Young Slime Life are facing criminal charges, many of which are based on lyrics and Instagram posts.

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Jun 29, 2022

How to Make Your Musical Magnum Opus on an iPad
From recording to mixing tracks, Apple's tablet might be all you need to get a song out of your head and in front of your fans.

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Jun 29, 2022

China Is Racing to Electrify Its Future
The country wants electric vehicles to make up 40 percent of new cars sold by 2030—but first it has to figure out how to keep them charged.

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Jun 29, 2022

China Is Tightening Its Grip on Big Tech
The country's regulatory measures range from vetting medical and financial influencers to algorithmic audits. What, if anything, can the West learn?

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Jun 29, 2022

The Gaia Mission Keeps Unlocking Secrets of the Galaxy
New data from the ESA's probe, now eight years into its mission, adds significant detail to its portrait of nearly 2 billion objects in the Milky Way.

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Jun 28, 2022

B&W's Px7 S2 Headphones Set a High Bar for Sound
These over-ear active noise-canceling headphones are here to take on the mighty Sony XM5s. And that's exactly what they do.

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Jun 28, 2022

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is Astonishingly Aerodynamic
The company tapped digital design to turn its latest sedan into a sleek performance ride.

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Jun 28, 2022

‘Supercookies' Have Privacy Experts Sounding the Alarm
A German ad-tech trial features what Vodafone calls "digital tokens." Should you be worried?

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Jun 28, 2022

17 Best Early Amazon Prime Day Deals
From TVs and smartphones to laptops, we found great discounts on some of our favorite products ahead of the retailer's big sales event.

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Jun 28, 2022

Shopping for a Router Sucks. Here's What You Need to Know
How much speed do you need? And what's a MU-MIMO? We decipher the jargon and explain what to look for.

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Jun 28, 2022

This Warehouse Robot Reads Human Body Language
Machines that understand what their human teammates are doing could boost productivity without taking jobs.

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Jun 28, 2022

The Rise and Precarious Reign of China's Battery King
Zeng Yuqun is China's most prolific battery billionaire. His ascent has major implications for a world increasingly reliant on electric vehicles.

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Jun 28, 2022

Spotting Objects From Space Is Easy. This Challenge Is Harder
A battle royale called the SMART program has charged teams with a daunting first task: Identify construction sites on Earth using only data from orbiters.

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Jun 28, 2022

Democracy Is Asking Too Much of Its Data
The latest US Census—used to decide representation in Congress—is flawed. One surprising solution? Enlarge the House of Representatives.

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Jun 27, 2022

Are You Ready to Be Surveilled Like a Sex Worker?
FOSTA/SESTA—laws that deplatformed sex workers—helped build the gallows for overturning Roe v. Wade.

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Jun 27, 2022

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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Jun 27, 2022

Behold the Weird Physics of Double-Impact Asteroids
Mars is littered with craters made by binary asteroids. These collisions are as intriguing as they are powerful.

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Jun 27, 2022

Before Starbucks Baristas Had Unions, They Had Coworker Petitions
A platform called Coworker has helped effect change for nearly a decade. As the coffee chain's workers organize, its role has evolved in kind.

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Jun 27, 2022

China Built Your iPhone. Will It Build Your Next Car?
Gadget manufacturers are getting into the car-making business. That could shake up the auto industry, global trade, and geopolitics.

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Jun 27, 2022

DALL-E Mini Is the Internet's Favorite AI Meme Machine
The viral image generation app is good, absurd fun. It's also giving the world an education in how artificial intelligence may warp reality.

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Jun 27, 2022

Forget Lasers. The Hot New Tool for Physicists Is Sound
From acoustic tweezers to holograms, engineers are taking inspiration from the field of optics—and riding the sound wave.

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Jun 27, 2022

How to Use Microsoft Defender on All Your Devices
If you use a mix of Apple, Android, and Windows gadgets, you're in luck: The security tool is now available to any Microsoft 365 subscriber.

Wired News
Jun 26, 2022

The 18 Best Wireless Headphones for Everyone
Whether you need workout earbuds or gaming over-ears, these WIRED-tested picks sound like a million bucks.

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Jun 26, 2022

The Best Wired Gaming Headsets for Every System
A simple corded headset will lend depth and drama to your gameplay, no matter what device you have.

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Jun 26, 2022

Devialet's Dione Soundbar Is Mighty but Flawed
A startlingly impressive Dolby Atmos TV audio system, minus the voice control and physical remote you're used to.

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Jun 26, 2022

Astronomers Radically Reimagine the Making of the Planets
Observations of faraway worlds have forced a near-total rewrite of the story of our solar system.

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Jun 26, 2022

The Best Camping Cookware
Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew. This guide will make sure you can whip up tasty grub no matter where you end up.

Wired News
Jun 26, 2022

One Day, AI Will Seem as Human as Anyone. What Then?
A Google engineer's claim that the LaMDA program is sentient underscores an urgent need to demystify the human condition.

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