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Companies Can Track Your Phone’s Movements to Target Ads

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:00
Brands are seeking new ways to customize messages. A startup that gathers data on when you pick up your phone, or when you go out on a run, can help.
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How to Use a Second Monitor With Your Laptop

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:00
Need a little more desktop real estate, or just tired of hunching over a small screen all day? Here’s how to give your back—and eyes—a break.
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YouTube’s Plot to Silence Conspiracy Theories

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:00
From flat-earthers to QAnon to Covid quackery, the video giant is awash in misinformation. Can AI keep the lunatic fringe from going viral?
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The Nintendo 3DS' Surprisingly Social Legacy

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:34
Nintendo just discontinued the iconic portable game console, but the real 3DS was the friends we made along the way.
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What Even Is ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior’ on Platforms?

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 20:10
No one knows, not even the policy writers or enforcers. And the ambiguity is exacerbating threats to our electoral process.
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Why Wasn't Uber Charged in a Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash?

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 18:55
Authorities charged the vehicle's "safety driver" with criminal negligence, but not the company that developed the technology.
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The NIH Launches a Global Hunt for Animal-to-Human Diseases

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 17:24
It’s a reversal for an administration that’s been loath to prepare for pandemics or cooperate with China, where Covid-19 jumped from wildlife to people.
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Want to Save the Whales? Eavesdrop on Their Calls

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 17:00
A clever new system called Whale Safe listens for the cetacean chorus to alert vessels to slow down, potentially preventing deadly ship strikes.
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5 Fall Camping Deals: Tents, Jackets, Fire Pits, and More

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 15:27
Not blazing hot, not freezing cold ... autumn is the best season for campers. We've rounded up discounts on campsite gear to better your next adventure.
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Hey Students! Here's How to Deal With School in a Pandemic

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:00
Obviously this situation sucks for everyone, but I have a few tips to help you make the most of a bad situation. (Also, don't cheat.)
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The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare Want to Backstop the Web

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:00
The Internet Archive and the infrastructure company are teaming up to make sure sites never fully go down.
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How to Break Out of Your Social Media Echo Chamber

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:00
Platforms like Facebook are designed to profit from humans' confirmation bias. Here's how to restore balance to your feed.
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GoPro Hero 9 Black Review: Time to Upgrade

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:00
The company's newest action camera adds a full-color front screen, 5K, and software enhancements that make capturing the moment easier than ever.
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Science Journals Are Purging Racist, Sexist Work. Finally

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 12:00
Getting rid of harmful papers is a vital step toward reestablishing readers' trust. Next, publishers should target articles that are flawed in other ways.
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Hong Kong Is a Troubling Case Study in the Death of Democracy

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:00
A free press suppressed. A vote postponed. Dissent criminalized. China’s insidious reengineering of the region marches on, but not without a fight.
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The Best iPad (2020): Which Apple Tablet Should You Buy?

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:00
Choosing an iPad is more complicated than it needs to be, but we’re here to help with our complete guide to all of Apple’s tablets.
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WIRED25 Day 1: Be Empathetic to Each Other

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 01:57
Guests like Gabriela Cámara, Ghetto Gastro, Nia DaCosta, and Brie Larson discussed how to understand where others are coming from, whether through food or films.
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How VR—and Marvel Superheroes—Might Elicit Empathy

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 01:05
At WIRED's virtual conference, actress Brie Larson, VR director Elijah Allan-Blitz, and Magic Labs Media founder Van Jones talked about their new short films.
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WIRED25: Ghetto Gastro Sees Food as a Weapon

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 23:59
As part of a conversation with Gabriela Cámara at our virtual conference, the cofounders of the “Black Power Kitchen of Tomorrow” say that what we eat can both empower and oppress us.
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Director Nia DaCosta on the Real-World Horrors in 'Candyman'

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 22:52
At this year's WIRED25, the writer-director talked about rebooting the classic slasher and the future of filmmaking after the pandemic.
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