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Oct 18, 2021

21 Great Wireless Chargers to Refuel Your Phone (or Watch)
Stop fumbling for cables in the dark. These WIRED-tested stands and pads will take the hassle out of recharging your iPhone or Android phone.

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Oct 18, 2021

The Dell XPS 15's OLED Screen Lets You Make Movie Magic
The upgraded OLED screen and faster processors turn Dell's latest 15-inch laptop into a portable, video-editing powerhouse.

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Oct 18, 2021

The Facebook Whistleblower Won't Change Anything
Whistleblowing has turned into a secular form of confession that keeps the limelight on one person instead of the movements already doing the work.

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Oct 18, 2021

Virtual Museums Challenge the Art World's Status Quo
Lack of access to physical galleries opened people's eyes to digital possibilities. Will they revolutionize how we interact with art—or just be a placebo?

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Oct 18, 2021

How to Switch From Google Authenticator to Another 2FA App
Yes, you can choose another two-factor authentication app without getting locked out of your accounts.

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Oct 18, 2021

Just Switched to iPhone? Here Are 8 Tips to Get You Started
Welcome to the Dark Side. We have Memoji.

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Oct 18, 2021

People Should Drink Way More Recycled Wastewater
Filtration technology produces water so pure, it would actually harm you if they didn't put minerals back into it.

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Oct 17, 2021

The 10 Best TVs We've Tested (and Helpful Buying Tips)
From LCDs to fancy OLED models, these are our favorite televisions at every price point.

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Oct 17, 2021

Need a Cheap Laptop? These Are Our Favorites
You don't have to spend a fortune to get a good notebook.

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Oct 17, 2021

How to Stop Action Movies From Blasting Your Ears Off
If the explosions are too loud but the dialog is too quiet, try these simple fixes.

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Oct 17, 2021

How the Demise of Dinosaurs Led to the Rise of Snakes
The Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction killed 75 percent of all species—and prompted a snakesplosion of biodiversity.

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Oct 17, 2021

‘Impossible' Particle Adds a Piece to the Strong Force Puzzle
The unexpected discovery of the double-charm tetraquark gives physicists fresh insight into the strongest of nature's fundamental forces.

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Oct 17, 2021

How to Watch Apple's October 18 Event—and What to Expect
The "Unleashed" virtual showcase will likely focus on new MacBooks.

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Oct 16, 2021

Hackers Keep Targeting the US Water Supply
Plus: The biggest Twitch hack, an iOS zero day, and more of the week's top security news.

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Oct 16, 2021

Ground-Level Ozone Is a Creeping Threat to Biodiversity
Scientists are learning how this pollutant damages plants and trees, setting off a cascade of effects that harms everything from soil microbes to wildlife.

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Oct 16, 2021

Turn Your Smart Home Into a Haunted House With Spooky Tech
Add some high-tech horror to your Halloween decorations with scary sounds, frightening lights, and more.

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Oct 16, 2021

The Best Assistive Technology for Dyslexics
Whether you're grappling with homework or just trying to get things done, these tools will help your tech adapt to you—instead of the other way around.

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Oct 16, 2021

11 Fun Subscription Boxes for Kids of All Ages
These monthly deliveries will help kids start coding, read about the world, cook, or learn science.

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Oct 16, 2021

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Needs More Epic Viking Tunes
Norse warriors were famously musical, and people in the Dark Ages kind of hated that.

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Oct 16, 2021

The 14 Best Weekend Deals on TVs, Headphones, and More
From gorgeous LG OLED models to Apple's AirPods Pro, there are a ton of great sales going on right now.

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Oct 15, 2021

Missouri Threatens to Sue a Reporter Over a Security Flaw
The governor warned that he would take legal action against a journalist who identified a vulnerability that exposed teachers' Social Security numbers.

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Oct 15, 2021

FDA Backs Boosters, Travel Restrictions Lift, and More News
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

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Oct 15, 2021

Are We Panicking Over Social Media?
Perhaps fears over social media aren't that much different than previous worries over the effects of video games or Dungeons & Dragons.

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Oct 15, 2021

What If Panic Over Social Media Is Overblown?
Perhaps fears over Facebook aren't that much different than previous worries over the effects of video games or Dungeons & Dragons.

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Oct 15, 2021

Facebook Doesn't Have to Be Terrible
This week, we talked about revelations from whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony—and whether this reckoning will finally change the social media giant.

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Oct 15, 2021

Which Sonos Speakers Should You Buy?
From the Move to the Beam, we've tested nearly every speaker from the venerable brand. We like them all—but here are the best picks to fit your lifestyle.

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Oct 15, 2021

Facebook Isn't the Only Thing That Failed Free Speech
Plus: Zuck's Georgetown speech, Microsoft's upgrade plans, and William Shatner's trip to space.

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Oct 15, 2021

Aragami 2 Reminds Us of the Value of Life—and Ninjas
The nostalgic third-person stealth game about assassination accommodates nonlethal gameplay at every level.

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Oct 15, 2021

Could MJ Really Hang on During Spider-Man's Swing?
Shooting a web from your hands requires Spidey powers. But does keeping your grip on one of them require Spidey strength?

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Oct 15, 2021

Dave Chappelle, 'Squid Game,' and the Problem of Popularity
Maybe the most surprising thing about 'The Closer' is how many people are watching it.

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Oct 15, 2021

How to Share Your Location on an iPhone or Android
Whether it's through Google Maps or Emergency SOS, there are plenty of ways to quickly let your loved ones know where you are.

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Oct 15, 2021

How Facebook Hides How Terrible It Is With Hate Speech
The company publicly claims its AI is amazing at removing harmful content, but internal documents suggest they know the algorithm is ineffective.

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Oct 15, 2021

The Malaria Vaccine Is a Big Deal, but Not a Silver Bullet
RTS,S proves that shots can work against parasites. But to eradicate this disease, scientists say we need more than just one tool.

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Oct 15, 2021

The New Polaroid Now Has Groovy Clip-On Filters
Polaroid's latest instant camera gives vintage manual photography a much-needed refresh.

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Oct 14, 2021

LinkedIn's Exit From China Cuts Another East-West Bridge
The Microsoft subsidiary had agreed in 2014 to censor content in China, but that apparently wasn't enough for tougher government regulators.

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Oct 14, 2021

A Telegram Bot Told Iranian Hackers When They Got a Hit
APT35 may not be the most dangerous group out there, but they've got a new phishing trick.

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Oct 14, 2021

17 Steaming-Hot Gift Ideas for Coffee Lovers
We all know someone who puts too much time into their morning brew. Here's how to shop for them.

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Oct 14, 2021

Facebook's Fall From Grace Looks a Lot Like Ford's
Before there was Big Tech, there were auto companies that prioritized profits over safety—until a leaked memo made it clear regulation was the only cure.

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Oct 14, 2021

The Back Bay Tempo 30 Are the Best Cheap Workout Buds
These small, affordable buds make me feel bad about recommending any other workout headphones.

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Oct 14, 2021

Earth's Unicorn Population Is Exploding
It's not a fantasy: VC valuations and spending on startups in 2021 are off the charts, and the year isn't over yet.

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Oct 14, 2021

Fujifilm's New Instax Printer Cranks Out Big, Glorious Photos
Fujifilm's latest standalone smart printer uses their largest instant film for bigger, better prints.

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Oct 14, 2021

Japanese Breakfast Talks About Writing Sable's Soundtrack
The musician discusses playing JRPGs as a kid, learning on the job, and how composing the game's soundtrack gave her a newfound sense of freedom.

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Oct 14, 2021

Growing Crops Under Solar Panels? Now There's a Bright Idea
In the new scientific (and literal) field of agrivoltaics, researchers are showing how panels can increase yields and reduce water use on a warming planet.

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Oct 14, 2021

AI's Smarts Now Come With a Big Price Tag
As language models get more complex, they also get more expensive to create and run. Some companies are locked out.

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Oct 14, 2021

The Best Nintendo Switch Bundle Deals—and Which Model to Pick
Looking to nab a Switch, Switch Lite, or related accessories? We've compiled everywhere you can potentially get them online.

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Oct 13, 2021

It's Play Time: Video Games and Peripherals Are on Sale
With a new headset and a copy of Breath of the Wild, you'll have everything you need to curl up inside this fall.

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Oct 13, 2021

Our Favorite Outdoor Security Cams for Your Home or Business
These weatherproof devices can keep a watchful eye on your property and let you get on with life.

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Oct 13, 2021

There Is No Bipartisan Consensus on Big Tech
The media's rose-colored rhetoric on cooperation across the aisle is overblown—and threatens the road to substantive regulation.

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Oct 13, 2021

Looking for a Tablet? These Are Our Absolute Favorites
We've tested all the top slates, from Apple's iPads to Android and Windows devices.

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Oct 13, 2021

Telegram Is Becoming a Cesspool of Anti-Semitic Content
A new report shows that channels devoted to anti-Jewish conspiracy theories are growing at an alarming rate. Why won't the platform take action?

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Oct 13, 2021

Jett: The Far Shore Imagines Conscientious Space Colonization
WIRED spoke with the game's devs, plus a senior NASA astrobiologist, about the game and its vision of interstellar environmentalism.

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Oct 13, 2021

The Freewrite Traveler Is a Distracted Writer's Friend
This portable digital typewriter lets you scribe without being constantly pinged by the internet.

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Oct 13, 2021

How to Play Every Game From Squid Game (and Not Die)
The hit Netflix show pulls heavily from traditional Korean schoolyard games—and the stakes are, thankfully, very low.

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Oct 13, 2021

NASA Is Preparing for the Ravages of Climate Change
The agency knows it needs to adapt to climate-driven events that will increasingly threaten coastal launch sites and other key space infrastructure.

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Oct 13, 2021

Carbon-Capturing Sunglasses Offer a View of Fashion's Future
A new biomaterial created by methane-munching marine organisms can be molded into eyeglass frames, or formed into leather-like sheets.

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Oct 12, 2021

These Solar-Powered Headphones Let You Ditch the Charger
Urbanista's noise-canceling cans are a fine listen, but what really sets them apart is a solar cell that derives energy from any type of light.

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Oct 12, 2021

The Best Projectors (and 2 Great Screens)
Whether you want a portable presenter or a theater-quality behemoth, our picks will help you upgrade your at-home movie nights.

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Oct 12, 2021

He Charted Marvel's Massive Story—and Revealed an Epic
For his new book, Douglas Wolk read more than 27,000 comic books. What he found was one single coherent saga: the Uncanny American Novel.

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Oct 12, 2021

How to Identify Any Song Using Your Phone
Need help naming that tune? Try asking Google Assistant, Siri, or Shazam.

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Oct 12, 2021

Volvo's Classy All-Electric SUV Is Surprisingly Zippy
The 2022 model of the all-electric XC40 Recharge meets expectations, but adds a few surprises too.

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Oct 12, 2021

With Subscriptions, Automakers Mimic Netflix's Playbook
GM thinks consumers might pay $135 a month for emergency assistance, enhanced maps, and software-enabled upgrades that boost acceleration.

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Oct 12, 2021

Which Microsoft Surface Laptop or Tablet Is Best?
If you can't decide whether to get the 2-in-1 Windows hybrid or a traditional laptop, we're here to help.

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Oct 12, 2021

The Missing Teen Who Fueled ‘Cult Panic' Over D&D
When a college student vanished, one overzealous detective convinced the press that he might have been been trapped in a series of tunnels by fellow gamers.

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Oct 12, 2021

Another Global Pandemic Is Spreading—Among Pigs
African swine fever killed half the pigs in China. There is no vaccine and no treatment. Now it's in the Caribbean and on the doorstep of the US.

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Oct 12, 2021

Blood, Lies, and a Drug Trials Lab Gone Bad
The system for testing pharmaceuticals in the US relies on contractors adhering to strict guidelines. But one of them chose profits over protocols.

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Oct 12, 2021

Swapped Blood, Faked Data, and a Lab Gone Bad
The system for testing drugs in the US relies on contractors adhering to strict guidelines. But one of them chose profits over protocols.

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Oct 11, 2021

In Nigeria, Facebook's Outage Revealed a Dangerous Dominance
The platform's shutdown sparked uncertainty and panic. It's time to invest in alternatives.

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Oct 11, 2021

The Best Espresso Machines for the Home Barista
Turning your kitchen into a café is a great way to learn (or hone) the art of making the perfect shot.

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Oct 11, 2021

Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Carbon is Portable, Powerful—and Pricey
It's a worthy successor to the popular X1 Carbon line.

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Oct 11, 2021

How Kena Conjured the 'Feeling of Getting Lost in a Forest'
WIRED spoke with Ember Lab's co-founders about their animation background and the game's stunning Balinese influences.

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Oct 11, 2021

How a Playlist Keeps My Family Connected to My Late Father
I never knew how well music could unite everyone, from older relatives to my 7-year-old son—until we built a collaborative playlist together.

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Oct 11, 2021

Deadly Heat Is Baking Cities. Here's How to Cool Them Down
Urban areas can be 20 degrees hotter than the surrounding country. But green spaces and reflective pavement can make city life more bearable.

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Oct 11, 2021

In a Banner Year for VC, Women Still Struggle to Get Funding
"Reading these headlines about record rounds, you have to ask, who is having this experience?" one founder says. "Certainly not the women I know."

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Oct 11, 2021

How to Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account
If you've finally hit your breaking point, here's how to say goodbye to Mark Zuckerberg's empire.

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Oct 10, 2021

Bodies Are Canceled. Thanks, Instagram
It's almost inevitable that social media forces us to see ourselves as objects—so why not opt out of the human image?

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Oct 10, 2021

The Best RSS Feed Readers (Because the Internet Is a Mess)
The internet is a mess. Ignore the algorithm and distill the web down to the things you actually care about.

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Oct 10, 2021

The Surface Laptop Studio Is a Multi-Talented Tablet Hybrid
Microsoft's latest experiment is great for creative professionals. Too bad Windows 11 holds it back.

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Oct 10, 2021

A Huge Subterranean ‘Tree' Is Moving Magma to Earth's Surface
Deep in the mantle, a branching plume of intensely hot material appears to be the engine powering vast volcanic activity.

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Oct 10, 2021

How to Join FaceTime Calls on Any Device
Apple's video calling app is finally available on non-Apple hardware. Here's how it works.

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Oct 10, 2021

The Government Wants to Boost Its Tech—Starting With Workers
Robin Carnahan, head of the agency that manages the federal government's offices and IT, is revamping job descriptions and pushing remote work.

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Oct 09, 2021

How to Enable TPM and Secure Boot to Install Windows 11
Your computer might be one toggle away from an upgrade to Microsoft's latest desktop operating system version.

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Oct 09, 2021

Someone Hacked a US Warship Facebook Account to Stream Games
Plus: Twitch hack fallout, Russian phishing, and more of the week's top security news.

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Oct 09, 2021

Cloudflare Isn't Liable for Sites That Hawk Counterfeits
A federal judge ruled that the content-delivery service doesn't "contribute" to copyright infringement.

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Oct 09, 2021

The (Very Slow) Race to Move Forests in Time to Save Them
Trees have always migrated to survive. But now they need help to avoid climate catastrophe.

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Oct 09, 2021

Retrospec's Folding Ebike Is Attractive, but Far From Perfect
The Jax Rev electric bike does the job, but a few issues have us worried about reliability.

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Oct 09, 2021

The 15 Best Weekend Deals on Games, Storage, and an Escooter
Whether you want to save time on grocery runs or need a new phone, there's a discount here for you.

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Oct 09, 2021

How to Build Your Online Support System
Whether you need mental health resources or just new friends, these tips can help you find your people.

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Oct 09, 2021

What Far Cry 6 Gets Wrong About Cuba
The devs tried to engage with the complex politics of revolution. But the game falls into the same, tired traps.

Wired News
Oct 08, 2021

8 Great Deals on MacBooks, Laptops, and Chromebooks
Need a new computer? Now's the time, with these deals on our favorite portable PCs.

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Oct 08, 2021

Shots for Kids Get Closer, US Strategy Evolves, and More News
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

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Oct 08, 2021

'Snow Crash' Is a Cyberpunk Classic
Alongside William Gibson's 'Neuromancer' it is a foundational text for the genre.

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Oct 08, 2021

Eric Schmidt Is Funding ‘Super Evolution'
Plus: Google's evil perception, selfies from space, and lightning striking way more than twice.

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Oct 08, 2021

Spoil Your Cat With Our Favorite Gear
Between litter boxes, beds, scratchers, and trees, cats need a lot of stuff. These are our picks.

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Oct 08, 2021

Very Little Is Keeping Doctors From Using Racist Formulas
If nothing in medicine changes, it's just a matter of time before yet another race-based risk calculator harms people of color.

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Oct 08, 2021

What No Time to Die's Box Office Could Mean for Moviegoing
The latest 007 flick was the first major theatrical release pushed back during lockdowns. Now it might be the biggest opening since the pandemic hit.

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Oct 08, 2021

You Can Measure This Fundamental Quantum Constant Using LEDs
Planck's constant helps us understand atomic-sized things. One of the best ways to grok it is through this experiment involving different colors of light.

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Oct 08, 2021

How to Transfer Save Data From One Nintendo Switch to Another
Make sure you bring all your games with you when you move into that shiny new Switch OLED.

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Oct 08, 2021

Andrew Yang on Micromobility and the Future of Cities
This week, Lauren Goode talks to the politician about his new political party, and how the US can get more bikes, scooters, and pedestrians on the streets.

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Oct 08, 2021

How to Actually Remember People's Names
These tips can keep you from greeting someone with "Hey ... you!" ever again.

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Oct 08, 2021

Short Battery Life Sinks the Otherwise Great Surface Pro 8
This 2-in-1 from Microsoft is a powerful workhorse for all your office tasks—if you sit near an outlet.

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