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Twitter's Dated Data Dump Doesn’t Tell Us About Future Meddling
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:21:04 +0000 - Twitter's release of more than 10 million tweets from Russia's Internet Research Agency and Iran sheds little light on those agencies' current tactics, researchers say.
An App Built for Hurricane Harvey Is Now Saving Lives in Florida
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:03:55 +0000 - Crowdsource Rescue, a kind of "Uber for emergencies," has become the leading tool to coordinate volunteer rescuers, helping them check on hundreds of vulnerable individuals.
NCT 127 Answers All of the Internet's Questions About K-Pop
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:17:40 +0000 - WIRED asked the group to answer a series of questions from Twitter.
Funky Materials Give the Mantis Shrimp Its Powerful Punch
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000 - The legendary crustacean uses a hammer-like appendage made of ceramic and polymer to deliver its punishing blow.
Tech Founders' Absolute Power Is Destroying Company Culture
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:50:10 +0000 - Tech CEOs have wrestled greater control of their companies than ever—making it impossible to address bad behavior properly.
A 7-Year Search for Traces of Humanity Along the US-Mexico Border
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:00:00 +0000 - Photographer Richard Misrach covered tens of thousands of miles while shooting 'Border Cantos'—and each one of them told a story.
The Faster, Cheaper, Better Way to Charge Electric Vehicles
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - Opinion: Forget fast-charging. Battery swapping is back—and it's the tech of the future.
3 Wine Aroma Kits Tested: Aromabar, Aromaster, and Le Nez du Vin
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - Is your schnoz a schlub? Strengthen your sniffer by teaching it to discern common wine aromas with one of these training kits.
Drivers Wildly Overestimate What 'Semiautonomous' Cars Can Do
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:30:00 +0000 - Seventy percent of people believe you can buy an autonomous car today. And that's a problem.
The Difference Between Weight and Mass, And Why It Matters
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0000 - If we ever move off-planet, we'll have to get more serious about distinguishing between 'mass' and 'weight.'
Roku Premiere Plus Review (2018): Affordable 4K HDR Streaming
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0000 - Roku brings the price of 4K TV streaming down to new lows, with a few caveats.
'Black Ops 4' Review: Making 'Call of Duty' For a 'Fortnite' World
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0000 - A new battle-royale mode that leans into the trope of the moment makes 'Black Ops 4' the franchise's most honest title to date.
Humans Just Can't Stop Rear-Ending Self-Driving Cars—Let's Figure Out Why
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - Human drivers (and one cyclist) have rear-ended self-driving cars 28 times this year in California—accounting for nearly two-thirds of robocar crashes.
Inside Facebook's Plan to Safeguard the 2018 Election
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000 - The social media giant has assembled a team of geeks, spooks, hackers, and lawyers to prevent a repeat of the 2016 abuse and manipulation on its network.
The Mysterious Return of Years-Old APT1 Malware
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:01:00 +0000 - Security researchers have discovered a new instance code associated with APT1, a notorious Chinese hacking group that disappeared in 2013.
A New Facebook Suit Makes ‘Pivot to Video’ Even More Myopic
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:32:26 +0000 - A new lawsuit alleges that Facebook inflated its video viewership numbers more than previously reported, and then hid the mistake. And that has journalists steamed.
Ember's Temperature-Regulating Mug Just Keeps Getting Better
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:41:50 +0000 - Crowdfunding projects often crash and burn. But Ember's heated travel mug just keeps improving.
Stunning Photos of Ordinary Life in Ukraine's Conflict Zone
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:00:00 +0000 - The Donbass region has been convulsed by civil war since 2014, yet many residents refuse to evacuate.
Razer Blade Review (2018): A Cut Above
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - If you're a gamer, or a pro looking for a MacBook alternative, this is the laptop for you.
Helm Wants You to Control Your Own Data Again
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - Helm hopes to make running your own private, encrypted server easy for everyone.
I Ditched Google for Bing. Here's What I Found—and What I Didn't
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0000 - I spent the last few months using Bing instead of Google for search. It's a whole new world, but not always for the better.
These New Tricks Can Outsmart Deepfake Videos—for Now
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - We'll soon find it hard to know with our own eyes if a video is real or generated by AI, but new algorithms are staying one or two steps ahead of the fakers.
The Real Heroine of 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Isn't Hope Van Dyne
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - It's actually someone whose name is far less known.
How McLaren Learned to Treat its Formula One Pit Crew Like Athletes
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000 - It started with stealth video recordings and ended with visual tracking goggles and orange nuts.
Jack Dorsey on Twitter's Role in Free Speech and Filter Bubbles
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:28:10 +0000 - The Twitter CEO talks with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson about how the social media service is different today than 12 years ago.
Here's What Astronauts See When a Rocket Aborts Mid-Flight
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:34:56 +0000 - Nick Hague, the NASA astronaut onboard the Soyuz rocket that failed after takeoff last week, recounts his experience inside the capsule.
Your Facebook Posts Can Reveal If You're Depressed
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:39:07 +0000 - Researchers used people's Facebook data and their medical records to detect early symptoms of a mental health problem.
Paul Allen Thought Like a Hacker and Never Stopped Dreaming
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:34:02 +0000 - The Microsoft cofounder, who left the company in 1983, died Monday at age 65 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
You Can Now Run Some Code Hosted on GitHub
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:00:00 +0000 - GitHub Actions will allow developers to automate some tasks for managing their code.
Audi Brings Drift-Happy Driving to Its Electric E-tron SUV
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0000 - The German automaker takes advantage of its all-electric powertrain to make the E-tron a delightfully drifty luxury SUV.

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Beto O'Rourke tells CNN in a town hall that 'there is enough there to proceed to a trial'
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:40:03 GMT - Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke said at a CNN town hall Thursday night that he would still vote to impeach President Donald Trump.
Ted Cruz declined CNN's invitation
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:32:59 GMT - Beto O'Rourke is running out of time.
O'Rourke reveals whether he will run for president
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:45:59 GMT - Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) said he does not plan on ever running for President in order to devote more time to his family and potentially being a Texas senator. CNN invited Sen. Ted Cruz multiple times to appear tonight in his own town hall, but he declined.
Opinion: The lesson of Beto O'Rourke's run
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:38:42 GMT - The most frequently contemplated question in Texas politics this campaign season is whether Democratic US Rep. Robert "Beto" O'Rourke can defeat Republican US Sen. Rafael "Ted" Cruz.
Beto O'Rourke explains meaning behind nickname
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:43:42 GMT - Democratic Rep. Robert "Beto" O'Rourke, who is running for US Senate in Texas, explains the meaning of his nickname at CNN's town hall. CNN invited Sen. Ted Cruz multiple times to appear tonight in his own town hall, but he declined.
Trump praises congressman for assaulting reporter
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 02:28:10 GMT - President Donald Trump praised Montana Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter during his campaign last May, saying "any guy who can do a body slam ... he's my guy" and made a gesture mimicking a body slam.
Nikki Haley delivers zingers at fundraiser
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:44:50 GMT - Outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley joked Thursday during the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner that the organizers had "wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test."
John Bolton and John Kelly get into heated shouting match
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:25:20 GMT -
Opinion: The really shocking part of the White House shouting match
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:19:35 GMT - National security adviser John Bolton and White House chief of staff John Kelly got into a shouting match outside the Oval Office on Thursday, according to reports from CNN and Bloomberg. Profanities rang through the West Wing and staffers began to speculate as to which of the two officials, arguably the two top White House aides to the President, would resign first.
Van Jones taken aback by Pat Robertson comment
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 03:45:27 GMT - CNN's Van Jones reacts to Pat Robertson's controversial comment about the Khashoggi crisis.
Jason Chaffetz poses with Native American statue to mock Elizabeth Warren
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:18:26 GMT - Former Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz posted a photo of himself Thursday with a wooden Native American statue in an attempt to mock Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Saudi intel officer 'pivotal' in Khashoggi's apparent assassination, sources say
Saudi intelligence officer and former diplomat Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb played a "pivotal role" in the apparent assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a source familiar with the investigation has told CNN.
Anderson Cooper dissects Trump's reaction to Saudi investigation
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:02:39 GMT - CNN's Anderson Cooper discusses the fairness of the Khashoggi investigation and the theory of "rogue killers" that President Trump has been resorting to.
Trump: 'Certainly looks' like journalist is dead
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:49:21 GMT - President Donald Trump on Thursday said he believes Jamal Khashoggi is dead, more than two weeks after the Saudi journalist entered a Saudi consulate in Turkey never to be seen again.
Man confesses to 30-year-old killing. Police say he is a suspect in more deaths
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:49:28 GMT - A Pennsylvania man serving life in prison for the grisly murder of his wife and stepdaughter has confessed to another killing, resolving a cold case from the 1980s, officials said Thursday.
Kim Jong Un's audacious gesture to Pope
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:31:31 GMT - Kim Jong Un invited Pope Francis to visit North Korea. CNN's Brian Todd has the details.
93 more ex-students accuse former USC gynecologist of sexual misconduct
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:15:11 GMT - A lawsuit representing dozens of new victims accuses Dr. George Tyndall of engaging in sexual misconduct at the University of Southern California's Student Health Clinic. He was the only full-time gynecologist at the clinic for 30 years.
She left her apartment dressed for work. She hasn't been seen in 2 weeks
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:19:00 GMT - Earlier this month, US Postal Service letter carrier Kierra Coles left her Chicago apartment apparently dressed for work.
Officer fired after video shows him telling young men he's 'trigger happy'
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:36:11 GMT - A Hartford, Connecticut, police officer was fired after authorities investigated a video of him telling a group of young men he might shoot them if they fight or run.
Jimmy Carter: Kavanaugh's confirmation to Supreme Court a 'very serious mistake'
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:19:28 GMT - Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that he believes Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is "unfit" to serve on the highest court in the land.
Sheriff says he has '100% expectation' missing Wisconsin girl is still alive
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:28:08 GMT - As the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Jayme Closs intensifies, one thing has become clear. She vanished from her parents' home moments after they were shot to death.
Elle faces backlash over false breakup tweet
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:56:02 GMT - No, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did not breakup.
Tech execs want Lindsey Graham to apologize
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:15:36 GMT - Senator Lindsey Graham's comments about Iranian lineage did not go over well with a group of powerful tech execs.
Opinion: Broken replay system is ruining MLB
Man falls 100 feet into mine shaft
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:56:50 GMT - A 62-year-old man was trapped for 48 hours without food or water after falling 100 feet into a mine shaft in Arizona.
Man charged with sending toxic letter to Trump
Federal authorities secured an indictment on Thursday against a man accused of sending threatening letters to top US officials, including a ricin-related threat to President Donald Trump.
Report: Dave Brat tells inmates, 'You think you're having a hard time -- I've got $5 million in negative ads'
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:23:34 GMT - Virginia Republican Rep. Dave Brat drew parallels Wednesday between the campaign attack ads against him and the challenges faced by inmates at a Virginia prison, according to the Washington Post.
Eerie hum discovered in Antarctica
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:59:47 GMT - Scientists say this sound could be used to monitor how Antarctica's largest ice shelf is responding to climate change.
Red tide is still spreading in Florida
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:46:00 GMT - As the red tide continues to move northward along Florida's east coast, a new breakaway bloom is moving through the Keys.
'OITNB' cast shocks with announcement
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:05:31 GMT - A video shows the stars of the Netflix hit "Orange Is the New Black" making the announcement and teasing season 7.
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Another caravan of migrants is nearing Mexico's border. Will authorities turn them back?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:29:52 GMT - Thousands of migrants are about to be at Mexico's doorstep. And US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is about to meet with officials in Mexico's capital.
Trump: We have dumbest immigration laws
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:10:00 GMT - President Donald Trump says the US immigration laws are "loophole-ridden" and the "dumbest" in the world.
The migrant caravan in photos
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:55:34 GMT - A new migrant caravan is heading to the United States. The caravan, which organizers say numbers thousands of people, formed in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula on Saturday and crossed into Guatemala on Monday.
Trump is threatening to cut foreign aid over the new migrant caravan. Here's what's at stake
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:55:03 GMT - President Trump hasn't minced words in his tweets over a new migrant caravan moving through Central America and heading for the United States.
Apple will host a mystery product event just before Halloween
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:22:04 GMT - Trick or treat ... or iPad?
The unfortunate truth about pumpkin spice
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:06:17 GMT - Beware of your favorite fall foods and drinks that are dubbed "pumpkin spice," because they may not contain the winter squash ingredient at all.
Team tries some trickery -- and gives its opponent a lead in the NLCS
The week in 21 photos
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:56:02 GMT - Take a look at 21 photos of the week from October 11 through October 18.
Banksy suggests stunt didn't go as planned
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:47:06 GMT - When a Banksy painting "self-destructed" after selling at auction for £1.04 million ($1.4 million) last week, it looked like the perfect stunt -- one that caught onlookers and the art world by surprise.
X-rays provide creepy new views of zoo animals
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:50:41 GMT - The Oregon Zoo released a series of X-ray images of animals including a chameleon, beaver and python.
Memes may contribute to teen obesity, academics say
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:46:15 GMT - It's been a bad few weeks for memes.
Four years ago, she was a college freshman. Today she has a multimillion dollar jewelry company
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:49:52 GMT - Adina Kamkhatchi launched Adina's Jewels when she was a freshman in college. In just four years, the affordable jewelry maker has garnered several celebrity fans and is killing it on Instagram.
This is the new frontier of home decorating
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 16:43:39 GMT - After four emails in about as many hours, I was almost certainly driving Lyndsi Lee crazy.
Here's a cheaper way to cool your home
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:50:58 GMT - Google spinoff Dandelion unveiled a cheaper way to cool your home. It involves your lawn.
DeVos is failing an entire generation
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:58:23 GMT -
Let Roseanne take the reboots with her
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:34:38 GMT -
Mueller's investigation is far from finished
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:55:52 GMT - Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has been busy interviewing witnesses, running a grand jury and moving along its cases during the pre-election quiet period that Justice Department rules specify, CNN reported Wednesday.
Trump committing climate crime against humanity
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:11:49 GMT -
T.I.'s 'Melania stripper' video is Trump-level misogyny
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:29:48 GMT - Donald Trump is a piggish, unrepentant misogynist who has demonstrated that he thinks women are only as valuable as their physical appearance, a gutter perspective he made clear again when he called Stormy Daniels "horseface" on Twitter Tuesday. So why in the world would his opponents stoop to his level?
5 key factors in Hispanic vote in the midterms
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:16:03 GMT - Hispanics have become a powerful force in American politics, and yet in recent days there has been growing concern that they might not turn out for the November midterms now just weeks away. But earning their vote may be more straightforward than imagined. Targeted policy solutions focused on education and bread-and-butter issues, in combination with voter mobilization efforts and a nuanced approach to diversity, can pave the way for either major party to gain favor with this increasingly powerful demographic.
Why are we in dark on Khashoggi disappearance?
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:09:28 GMT - "I don't want to talk about any of the facts" -- Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, King Salman Air Base, Riyadh, October 17, 2018.
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Amb. Haley cracks Sen. Warren joke in speech
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 02:01:42 GMT - During a keynote speech at an Alfred E. Smith memorial foundation dinner, Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley joked that the dinner "wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test."
Trump more involved in stopping FBI HQ move than previously known, emails show
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:05:39 GMT - President Donald Trump was more instrumental than previously known in scrapping plans to move the FBI headquarters out of Washington to the DC suburbs, according to newly released internal government emails.
Trump's willing to carry Republicans ... unless they lose
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:41:32 GMT - Don't expect Donald Trump to cop to a "thumpin' " or a "shellacking" if the midterm elections turn into a triumph for Democrats.
Saudi Arabia's money in US politics
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:26:34 GMT - CNN's Jake Taper highlights Saudi Arabia's long-standing financial influence in US politics.
Justice Dept asks Supreme Court to put climate change lawsuit on hold
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:46:00 GMT - The Justice Department filed an emergency petition Thursday asking the Supreme Court to put on hold a federal lawsuit by youths who say the federal government has failed to act to curb climate change.
Women's March target of big Facebook scam
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:19:56 GMT - Ruby Sinreich knew "something didn't smell right" as soon as she responded to a Facebook invite this summer for the 2019 Women's March in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Facebook builds a 'war room'
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:41:29 GMT - Facebook has set up a "war room" at its California headquarters as part of its plans to avoid a repeat of the 2016 election, when misinformation was rampant on the platform.
Saudi prince invests millions in Uber rival
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:14:04 GMT - Dubai ride-hailing app Careem has received $200 million in a funding round led by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal's Kingdom Holding company.
Netflix has plenty of room left to grow
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:08:29 GMT - More and more Netflix customers are coming from overseas — a sign that there's plenty of room for the streaming company to get even bigger than it already is.
Rare eye condition was behind da Vinci's genius, research claims
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:27:00 GMT - A rare eye condition helped Leonardo da Vinci paint distance and depth of objects on flat surfaces with the accuracy which he became famous for, new research claims.
First US case of rat-sourced virus from the Andes reported
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:43:49 GMT - The first confirmed US case of Andes virus was reported at a Delaware hospital in January, a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said Thursday.
The ideal diet to combat climate change
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:12:59 GMT - You may be aware that a plant-based diet can make you healthier by lowering your risk for obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Now, a study suggests there's another good reason to regularly eat meatless meals. By filling your plate with plant foods instead of animal foods, you can help save the planet.
Menopause: Questions women are thinking, but not asking
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:17:05 GMT - Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word "menopause" can increase anxiety levels.
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