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An Algorithm Determined UK Students' Grades. Chaos Ensued

4 hours 52 min ago
This year's A-Levels, the high-stakes exams taken in high school, were canceled due to the pandemic. The alternative only exacerbated existing inequities.
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Nanoinfluencers Are Slyly Barnstorming the 2020 Election

5 hours 52 min ago
Beware! Digital door knockers with small followings are posting often subliminal paid ads on social media.
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How to Pick the Best Roku Device: A Guide to Each Model (2020)

5 hours 52 min ago
WIRED Tested. There are a lot of Roku devices for sale, and the differences between them are confusing. We break down exactly which Roku is best for your TV.
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The NSA and FBI Expose Fancy Bear's Sneaky Hacking Tool

5 hours 52 min ago
Plus: TikTok tracking, Russian SIMs, and more of this week's top security news.
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Midea U-Shaped Window Air Conditioner Review (2020)

6 hours 52 min ago
This unique and smart machine avoids the usual pitfalls of box-shaped window ACs while keeping you cool and calm.
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Want to Save Lives? Name Heat Waves Like Hurricanes

6 hours 52 min ago
As temperatures soar into the the triple digits, the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance says such names will spark public awareness and encourage safety measures.
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The 15 Best Weekend Deals: Apple Accessories, Games, and More

7 hours 52 min ago
Need a mug to keep coffee warm for more than 30 minutes? How about a videogame to help you relax? We've found plenty of discounts to help.
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ATM Hackers Have Picked Up Some Clever New Tricks

7 hours 52 min ago
Over the last few years, so-called jackpotting attacks have gotten increasingly sophisticated—while cash machines remain largely the same.
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Why Derechos Are So Devilishly Difficult to Predict

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 18:17
The destructive storms, with winds over 75 miles per hour, are often compared to inland hurricanes. But unlike a hurricane, a derecho can come out of nowhere.
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If Only Any of the 'Hobbit' Movies Were the Right Length

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 16:00
Peter Jackson's trilogy is too long, the Rankin/Bass cartoon from the 1970s is too short. The proper length is somewhere in between.
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From Ellen DeGeneres to Tom Hanks, QAnon Has Infiltrated the Hollywood Rumor Mill

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 13:00
Plus: Kamala Harris' stance on Section 230, a doctor's duty to misinformed patients, and an iconic new Airbnb.
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The Very 2020 Ascent of Sarah Cooper

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 13:00
The comedian, whose impersonations of Trump garnered a huge following on social media, is now hosting late-night and getting her own Netflix special.
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Who Needs a Folding Phone, Anyway?

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 12:00
This week, we look at the Microsoft Surface Duo and wonder if an expensive, dual-screen device like this one feels relevant, or just needlessly extravagant.
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Makeup Classes Have Gone Virtual—and We Tried One Out

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 11:00
Many small companies and beauticians have updated in-store lessons for the new stay-at-home world. Think beauty YouTube, but better.
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Making a Covid-19 Vaccine Is Hard. Making One for Kids Is Harder

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 11:00
As researchers deepen their understanding of children’s role in the pandemic, some argue they are being overlooked in the race to a vaccine.
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'Project Power' Is a Secret Lesson About Science's Dark Side

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 01:00
Netflix's new film updates a played-out superhero trope with a hidden message about the evils of human experimentation.
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Epic Games' Lawsuit Fires a Shot at Apple's App Store 'Monopoly'

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 21:59
The Fortnite developer filed a suit today in California that suggests it may even want to launch its own app store on iOS.
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ISIS Allegedly Ran a Covid-19 PPE Scam Site

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 20:17
The Justice Department says that an agent of the terrorist organization operated FaceMaskCenter.com, in part of a series of cryptocurrency-related complaints.
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The Logic Around Contact Tracing Apps Is All Wrong

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 13:00
Rather than tracking individual exposures, we should be using them for real-time info on what activities and locations may be responsible for the spread.
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A Plan to Turn Military Bases Into ‘Sandboxes’ for 5G

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 12:00
A top Trump adviser outlines a blueprint for experimenting with wireless tech on bases and using software to counter China's lead in hardware.
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