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Congress Is Eyeing Face Recognition, and Companies Want a Say

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:00
Amazon and Microsoft have hired lobbyists. So too have airlines, retailers, wireless carriers, and cruise operators.
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The Glitched-Out Sound and Spontaneous Rise of 100 Gecs

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:00
On this week’s episode of Get WIRED, we’re lending our feed to The Pitchfork Review for a conversation with the figureheads of hyperpop.
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The Last, ‘Ultra-Cold’ Mile for Covid-19 Vaccines

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 12:00
Two vaccines are nearly here—but their unusual storage requirements could deprive the rural areas that need them most. A tech fix might be coming.
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The 13 Best Gifts for the PC Gamer in Your Life

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 14:00
It's dangerous to go alone, take this.
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Google Is Testing End-to-End Encryption in Android Messages

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 14:00
For now, the security measure will be available only to people using the beta version of the app.
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Physicists Pin Down the Nuclear Reaction After the Big Bang

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 13:00
The newly measured rate of a key nuclear fusion process that forged the first atomic nuclei matches the picture of the universe 380,000 years later.
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Here's Every Good Black Friday Deal on Amazon Devices—So Far

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 12:00
Get your Prime on with our favorite deals on Fire tablets, Echo speakers, Kindles, and more.
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Nintendo Has One Decent Switch Deal for Black Friday

Sun, 11/22/2020 - 07:45
The sometimes elusive console is back in stock and bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and three months of Switch Online.
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Secret Service Investigates 700 Cases of Covid Relief Fraud

Sat, 11/21/2020 - 14:00
Ransomware as a service, exposed SMS photos, and more of the week's top security news.
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13 Smart STEM Toys for the Techie Kids in Your Life

Sat, 11/21/2020 - 14:00
We found more than a dozen math-filled and science-rich toys for tiny nerds to disassemble, set on fire, and then rebuild.
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Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism Starts in the Community

Sat, 11/21/2020 - 14:00
Many of the communities most vulnerable to Covid-19 are the ones least willing to get a vaccine. Convincing them may require a peer-to-peer approach.
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This Lower-Cost Roomba Needs Some Navigation Help

Sat, 11/21/2020 - 13:00
This is iRobot’s cheapest robot vacuum with automatic dirt disposal. But it also sacrifices some key navigational features.
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Climate Change Is Intensifying the Tsunami Threat in Alaska

Sat, 11/21/2020 - 13:00
As glaciers retreat and permafrost thaws, massive landslides threaten coastal communities. Those, in turn, could trigger giant sea waves.
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Masks Help, but We May Never Know How Much

Sat, 11/21/2020 - 12:00
The impact of face coverings is not just unknown, it’s unknowable. Still, uncertainty should be no impediment to action.
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What the EU Gets Right—and the US Gets Wrong—About Antitrust

Sat, 11/21/2020 - 12:00
European regulators focus on how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google use—and abuse–their vast stores of data to maintain advantages over rivals.
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Pfizer Seeks Approval, the CDC Urges Restraint, and More News

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 19:29
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
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Why Aren't There More Sci-Fi Movies About Dreams?

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 17:00
Classics like Inception and The Cell are at least a decade old.
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How Video Game Historians Resurrected Sega's Lost VR Headset

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 15:32
In 1993, the console maker's big plans for virtual reality fizzled. Now a team of preservationists is using emulation to bring them back.
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The Tenuous Promise of the Substack Dream

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 14:00
Plus: The threat of blogs, the balkanization of social media, and a new record for America’s mayor.
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In Defense of Rockefeller Center’s Ugly, Perfect Tree

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 14:00
The internet called it a metaphor for 2020. If that’s true, then maybe it should be a beacon of hope for everyone.
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