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WIRED25: Netflix’s Reed Hastings on Broadening Your Horizons

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 21:47
At the virtual event honoring our annual list of innovators and icons, he talked about why TV and movies will someday "be small."
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Oculus Quest 2 Review: The Best Way to VR

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 21:00
Sometimes the sequel is better, the Quest 2 is a virtually flawless improvement on the original.
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'Spellbreak' Conjures Up a Unique Spin on Battle Royale

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 20:18
So many games in the format lean on the same old tropes. This one has wizards instead.
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Feds Charge Chinese Hackers With Ripping Off Video Game Loot From 9 Companies

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 18:28
A group known as Barium allegedly attacked hundreds of targets around the globe—and manipulated in-game goods and currency.
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Why Are 2 Million People Still Getting Netflix DVDs by Mail?

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:00
The company still gets a healthy slice of revenue from disc rentals—but the service has suffered as a result of the pandemic.
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Ethical Tech Starts With Addressing Ethical Debt

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:00
The rise of “zoombombing” is just the latest example of why developers need to plan for harmful misuses as much as potential costly bugs.
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Is the Internet Conscious? If It Were, How Would We Know?

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:00
As always, our tech advice columnist is here to help.
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Netflix's 'Challenger' Is a Gripping Look at NASA in Crisis

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:00
A new four-part documentary about the ill-fated Challenger mission highlights the risk of putting bureaucracy before science in human spaceflight
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How to Play Xbox and PC Games on Your Android Phone

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:00
Microsoft's Game Pass Ultimate cloud-enabled gaming service launched (formerly called Project xCloud). Here's how to check it out.
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A Utah Company Claims It Invented Contact Tracing Tech

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:00
Blyncsy wants states using Apple and Google technology to pay it $1 per resident. It may not win, but the patent tussle could deter others from adopting apps.
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There's No Better Time to Be an Amateur Radio Geek

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 11:00
Once considered a nerdy basement hobby, lo-fi transmissions from ordinary folks save lives during wildfires, hurricanes, and other climate disasters.
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America’s Top Science Journal Has Had It With Trump

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 11:00
The editor of Science has abandoned staid academic-speak to take on falsehoods in the White House—decorum be damned.
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How an Epic Series of Tech Errors Hobbled Miami’s Schools

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 11:00
It started with the district hiring a little-known virtual charter school company, which led to balky connections and an even more troublesome curriculum.
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How 'Cuties' Got Caught in a Gamergate-Style Internet Clash

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 20:10
The French film is caught in the crosshairs of right-wing online movements. This isn't an anomaly. It's a new battle in a larger culture war.
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Apple Watch Series 6 and SE: Price, Details, Release Date

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 19:57
The new wearable uses an LED array to measure your blood oxygen level, among other new features.
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Anime Avatars Are Going Mainstream on Twitch

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 19:14
Vtubers have racked up millions of subscribers—and even established stars like Pokimane have given the motion-capture medium a try.
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Everything Apple Announced: Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch SE, iPad Air, Fitness+

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 18:48
There are two new wearables, two new iPads, and a whole bunch of bundled subscription services.
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5 Best Camping Stoves for 2020 (Portable Propane Gas Stoves)

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 13:00
We sautéed, boiled, and burned our food to find the best portable propane gas stoves for your next outdoor adventure.
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How to Leave Space and (Safely) Crash Back Down to Earth

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 12:00
A former astronaut explains what it’s like to pilot the Space Shuttle onto the runway … and boink back down to the ground on the Soyuz.
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If You've Just Had Covid, Exercise Can Cause Serious Complications, Including Heart Disease

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 12:00
A growing number of studies are raising concerns about the coronavirus’ long-term effects on the heart. Athletes especially need to heed the warnings.
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