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Could Breathalyzers Make Covid Testing Quicker and Easier?

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 11:00
A breath test would offer advantages over throat and nose swabs, but the technology is novel, and early trials with volunteers are still ongoing.
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The Trump Team Has a Plan to Not Fight Climate Change

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 11:00
It may take decades to see the worst effects of global warming. Yet Jim Reilly, the director of the US Geological Survey, is committed to short-term thinking.
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FedEx Will Track Your Packages More Precisely Than Ever

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 11:00
A Bluetooth-based system coming this fall will be especially useful for high-value shipments, like medicines or vaccines.
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Stacey Abrams on How We’ll Beat Back Voter Suppression

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 10:00
The former Democratic candidate for Georgia governor talks democracy, election tech, and why speaking Klingon doesn’t always help. As told to Gilad Edelman.
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One Data Scientist’s Quest to Quash Misinformation

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 10:00
Sara-Jayne Terp uses the tools of cybersecurity to track false claims like they’re malware. Her goal: Stop dangerous lies from hacking our beliefs.
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A Texas County Clerk’s Bold Crusade to Transform How We Vote

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 10:00
How Dana DeBeauvoir set off the biggest, weirdest, and most promising revolution in election technology since the 1800s.
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The Facebook Defectors Turning Trump’s Strategy Against Him

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 10:00
The platform was key to the president’s upset victory in 2016. Can a group of former employees use it to boost Joe Biden?
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How We’ll Know the Election Wasn’t Rigged

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 10:00
Whether you’re casting a ballot in person or by mail, there’s plenty to worry about. Mass voter fraud shouldn’t be on the list.
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The International Playbook for Foiling Russian Interference

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 10:00
The Kremlin has meddled in so many elections that democracy’s immune system has gotten wise to its threats. Here are lessons other countries can teach us.
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CBP Seized OnePlus Buds as ‘Counterfeit’ AirPods. Now It's Doubling Down

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 01:39
The US government has detained thousands of wireless earbuds on suspicion of being fake Apple goods—despite crystal clear branding from an established company.
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Nvidia's Arm Deal Would Make It the Center of the Chip World

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 22:13
Combining the two chipmakers would unite leaders in two big tech trends—artificial intelligence and mobile computing.
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Shady Contracts, Raw Deals: Inside the Industry of Managing Video Game Stars

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 20:42
Many of the two dozen streamers, managers, and lawyers WIRED spoke with described rampant exploitation they've seen or experienced in the booming business.
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Antarctic Glaciers Are Growing Unstable Above and Below Water

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 19:29
New studies show fractures on surface ice and warm seawater melting the ice from underneath. That’s a harbinger of a coming collapse—and sea level rise.
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Platforms' Election 'Fixes' Are Rooted in Flawed Philosophy

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 19:06
Just 50 days out, Facebook, Google, and Twitter have done little more than roll out small patches—recalling the old coding ethos of "Worse is better."
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Scientists Found Phosphine on Venus—A Possible Hint of Life

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 15:00
A simple molecule floating in Venus's atmosphere is now humans' best bet for finding companionship in the galaxy.
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Section 230 Is a Government License to Build Rage Machines

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 13:00
The law serves as Facebook and Google’s get-out-of-jail-free card for conspiracies and disinformation. It’s time for strong amendments.
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What Happens If You Smash a Boat Into a Whale?

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 13:00
On the show The Boys, a speedboat smashes into a cetacean and the humans emerge unscathed. Could this happen in real life?
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11 Best Tablets for Every Budget (2020): For Work, Play, Kids, and More

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 13:00
We rounded up all the top slates available right now. Whether you prefer iOS, Android, or Windows, we have a pick for you.
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Yamaha THR30 II Review: A Guitar Amp of the Future

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 12:00
This second-generation desktop amp is a wireless wunderkind that acts as a Bluetooth speaker and audio interface.
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How to Watch Apple's September 2020 Event

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 11:00
You can stream Apple's product announcement on your mobile device, on your computer, or—the best way—on your television.
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