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The Apocalypse Doesn’t Need an Instagram Filter

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 13:00
Plus: Kevin Systrom’s app inspiration, the characteristics of successful CEOs, and Colorado’s disconcerting forecast.
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The Best Privacy-Friendly Alternatives to Google Maps

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 13:00
Google Maps is arguably the easiest mapping service to use, but that doesn't mean it's the most secure.
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Lidar Is Finally Becoming a Real Business

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 12:00
The success of lidar companies was unclear until this summer, when three leading makers offered glimpses of their finances.
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Stop Yelling About a Rushed Vaccine, and Start Planning for It

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 12:00
Public health experts should spend less time criticizing emergency authorization and more time discussing how to ensure the process works.
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We’re All Working (Out) From Home

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 12:00
This week, we look at the latest gear from Peloton and discuss whether we’re ever going back to the gym.
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What Is the Internet of Things? A WIRED Guide

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 11:00
What you need to know about the promise (and peril) of networked lightbulbs, ovens, cameras, speakers and, well … everything.
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How to Watch WIRED25

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 11:00
Tune in starting Wednesday, September 16, for conversations with Reed Hastings, Brie Larson, and more.
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Blood Centers Are Barely Meeting Convalescent Plasma Demand

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 11:00
Despite a lack of scientific studies on its efficacy for Covid-19, interest in the treatment has surged alongside case numbers.
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Those Orange Western Skies and the Science of Light

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 19:06
Sure, it was wildfire smoke that made parts of California and Oregon change hue. But inside that smoke was alchemy—the chemistry and physics of molecules and wavelengths.
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Russia’s Fancy Bear Hackers Are Hitting US Campaign Targets Again

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 18:45
Microsoft says the GRU hacking group has attacked hundreds of organizations over the past year, many of them tied to the upcoming election.
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Esports Pros Have ‘Dream’ Jobs—but Game Publishers Have All the Power

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 17:30
Franchised leagues are a modern experiment in what happens when a marketing initiative becomes a billion-dollar industry.
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Kids' Smartwatches Are a Security Nightmare Despite Years of Warnings

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 16:22
Five out of six brands tested by researchers would have allowed hackers to track kids—and in some cases eavesdrop on them.
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Ad Mergers Won't Save Journalism. Strict Merger Rules Would

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 13:00
The abandoned Taboola-Outbrain chumbox merger illustrates the need for bright-line tules to give media companies a fighting chance.
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BlackBerry Is Planning a Comeback. For Some, It Never Left

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 13:00
Loyalists had been mourning the physical keyboards (and Brick Breaker) until Onward Mobility announced a new 5G Android Blackberry arriving in 2021.
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Microsoft Surface Duo Review: Not Quite There

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 13:00
The company's first dual-screen phone points to a future for mobile technology that is both exciting and disappointing.
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12 Best Noise-Canceling Headphones (2020): Earbuds, Over-Ears, and More

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 12:00
These over-ears and earbuds will add some quiet and serenity to your day.
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44 Square Feet: A School-Reopening Detective Story

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 12:00
Schools—but not public health officials—across the US are making it a rule: Every student needs to have 44 sq. ft. of space. I tried to find out why.
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Anduril’s New Drone Offers to Inject More AI Into Warfare

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 12:00
A swarm of Ghost 4s, controlled by a single person on the ground, can perform reconnaissance missions like searching for enemy weapons or soldiers.
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What is 5G? The Complete Guide to When, Why, and How

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 11:00
Dive deep into the 5G spectrum, millimeter-wave technology, and why 5G could give China an edge in the AI race.
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TikTok Is Paying Creators. Not All of Them Are Happy

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 11:00
Users say the platform’s new Creator Fund is opaque and riddled with problems. The company says it’s listening.
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