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The GOP Makes an Unlikely Closing Pitch: Amend Section 230

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 20:54
Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey will testify Wednesday on a niche internet law less than a week before Election Day. How did we get here?
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Backbone One Is an iPhone Controller Worth Gaming On

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 16:00
This iPhone controller and its app are so immersive and well designed, I forgot I was playing on my phone.
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The Queer Appeal of Dead by Daylight

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 13:00
Is the LGBTQIA+ community a driving force behind the popularity of this asymmetrical multiplayer horror game?
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The Science That Spans #MeToo, Memes, and Covid-19

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 13:00
The theory underlying network science predates the internet. But in 2020, it became essential to understanding our interconnected world.
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These Oceanographers Want to Turn Marine Slime Into Drugs

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 12:00
A California team will use a robotic vehicle to study tiny seafloor creatures, hoping they might yield new compounds to fight viruses and cancer.
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The Chromecast With Google TV Is a Welcome Streaming Upgrade

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 12:00
The newest Chromecast comes with a remote and has Google TV built in—which makes it way easier to navigate a sea of streaming apps.
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To Save the Planet, Get More EVs in Used Car Lots

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 11:00
To reduce carbon emissions, electric vehicles need to stay on the road as long as possible. That means developing a robust trade in second-hand cars.
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What Comes After the International Space Station?

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 11:00
Funding for the world's premiere orbital laboratory won't last forever. Its end could usher in a new era of commercial space stations.
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Why So Many Esports Pros Come From South Korea

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 11:00
If there’s a competitive mode, you'll find Korean players at the top of the charts. But the reasons have less to do with esports and more to do with culture and class.
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A Hacker Is Threatening to Leak Patients' Therapy Notes

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 21:48
An extortionist has turned a breach of Finland's Vastaamo mental health services provider into a nightmare for victims.
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The Russian Hackers Playing 'Chekhov's Gun' With US Targets

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 20:41
Berserk Bear has had plenty of opportunity to cause serious trouble. So why hasn't it yet?
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Anatomy Opens the Creaking Door to Haunted House Tales

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 18:09
Kitty Horroshow's game dissects why a home can feel so familiar—and terrifying.
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There May Be Far More Water on the Moon Than NASA Thought

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 16:00
A new pair of studies reveals that the resource isn’t limited to large shadowy craters. That's good news for the upcoming crewed missions.
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Upon My Death, Play the Following Messages

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 14:13
A startup called Memories lets you record videos to be sent posthumously—one of many companies seeking to give you more control over your ending.
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Boston Dynamics' Robots Won't Take Our Jobs ... Yet

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 13:22
On this week's Get WIRED podcast, writer Matt Simon talks about Spot the dog and SpaceX with Marc Raibert.
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How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Doctors' Visits

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 13:00
Online health care has become a part of pandemic life—and your remote appointments can be easier to navigate than you'd think.
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Wikipedia's Plan to Resist Election Day Misinformation

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 13:00
The encyclopedia is determined to emerge from the insanity of a pandemic and a polarizing election with its information and reputation intact.
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Pandemic Quiet Is Helping Humans Eavesdrop on Rare Dolphins

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 13:00
Researchers are hoping to use the opportunity to get a better handle on the language of Australia's endangered Burrunan dolphins.
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How to Carve a Pumpkin—From a Pro Sculptor

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 12:00
We asked a master sculptor and puppeteer how to make a scary-good jack-o-lantern.
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My Twitter Addiction Got So Bad, I Had to Block Myself

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 12:00
But wait—does that mean I'm addicted to the blocking software?
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