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Trump’s TikTok Circus Will Have Lasting Consequences
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:01:04 +0000 - The larger issues around China’s technological rise aren’t going away.
Dune Is a Hard Book to Adapt
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:00:00 +0000 - Anyone who's seen David Lynch's 1984 film knows Frank Herbert's book doesn't translate easily to the screen.
The Progressive Case for a TikTok Sale
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:29:39 +0000 - A principled, hands-off approach to the internet was easier to defend in the 1990s. Today it makes no sense.
The 5 Best Cheap Phone Plans (2020): Alternatives to the Big Carriers
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - If you’re a Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T subscriber, these networks may save you a lot of money each month.
Gen Z Has a Plan to Save the Election—Starting With the Polls
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Poll workers, who skew elderly, are in short supply during the pandemic. Meet some of the young people trying to make up the gap.
Netflix's 'Ratched' Is a Plea for Mental Health Care
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - The show attempts to address flaws in the health care system—and in failing to do so, proves how much more attention mental illness needs.
Streaming Services Are Abusing the + Sign and It Must End
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - In the beginning, there was ESPN+, then Disney+. Now that CBS All Access is becoming Paramount+, it’s time to call a moratorium.
Apple One Could Be a Bundle of Problems
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Plus: U2’s iPod partnership, the public sector’s need for tech minds, and unwelcome hurricane visitors.
What’s in Wildfire Smoke, and How Dangerous Is It?
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - Blazes on the West Coast are spewing a haze clear across the country. Along the way, the complex chemistry of what we inhale gets even more complex.
Apple Wants You to Smash That Subscribe Button
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - This week, we break down Apple’s latest announcements, from new hardware to its push into bundles and home workouts.
Rocket Lab Could Beat NASA Back to Venus in the Search for ET
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - After years of neglect, Earth’s other neighbor is back in the spotlight following a major discovery. A private rocket company may be the first to visit.
Companies Can Track Your Phone’s Movements to Target Ads
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Brands are seeking new ways to customize messages. A startup that gathers data on when you pick up your phone, or when you go out on a run, can help.
How to Use a Second Monitor With Your Laptop
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Need a little more desktop real estate, or just tired of hunching over a small screen all day? Here’s how to give your back—and eyes—a break.
YouTube’s Plot to Silence Conspiracy Theories
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0000 - From flat-earthers to QAnon to Covid quackery, the video giant is awash in misinformation. Can AI keep the lunatic fringe from going viral?
The Nintendo 3DS' Surprisingly Social Legacy
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:34:00 +0000 - Nintendo just discontinued the iconic portable game console, but the real 3DS was the friends we made along the way.
What Even Is ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior’ on Platforms?
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:10:01 +0000 - No one knows, not even the policy writers or enforcers. And the ambiguity is exacerbating threats to our electoral process.
Why Wasn't Uber Charged in a Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash?
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:55:26 +0000 - Authorities charged the vehicle's "safety driver" with criminal negligence, but not the company that developed the technology.
The NIH Launches a Global Hunt for Animal-to-Human Diseases
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:24:54 +0000 - It’s a reversal for an administration that’s been loath to prepare for pandemics or cooperate with China, where Covid-19 jumped from wildlife to people.
Want to Save the Whales? Eavesdrop on Their Calls
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:00:00 +0000 - A clever new system called Whale Safe listens for the cetacean chorus to alert vessels to slow down, potentially preventing deadly ship strikes.
5 Fall Camping Deals: Tents, Jackets, Fire Pits, and More
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:27:12 +0000 - Not too hot, not too cold—autumn is the best season for campers. We’ve rounded up discounts on campsite gear to better your next adventure.
Hey Students! Here's How to Deal With School in a Pandemic
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Obviously this situation sucks for everyone, but I have a few tips to help you make the most of a bad situation. (Also, don't cheat.)
The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare Want to Backstop the Web
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - The Internet Archive and the infrastructure company are teaming up to make sure sites never fully go down.
How to Break Out of Your Social Media Echo Chamber
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - Platforms like Facebook are designed to profit from humans' confirmation bias. Here's how to restore balance to your feed.
GoPro Hero 9 Black Review: Time to Upgrade
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - The company's newest action camera adds a full-color front screen, 5K, and software enhancements that make capturing the moment easier than ever.
Science Journals Are Purging Racist, Sexist Work. Finally
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - Getting rid of harmful papers is a vital step toward reestablishing readers' trust. Next, publishers should target articles that are flawed in other ways.
Hong Kong Is a Troubling Case Study in the Death of Democracy
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - A free press suppressed. A vote postponed. Dissent criminalized. China’s insidious reengineering of the region marches on, but not without a fight.
The Best iPad (2020): Which Apple Tablet Should You Buy?
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Choosing an iPad is more complicated than it needs to be, but we’re here to help with our complete guide to all of Apple’s tablets.
WIRED25 Day 1: Be Empathetic to Each Other
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 01:57:21 +0000 - Guests like Gabriela Cámara, Ghetto Gastro, Nia DaCosta, and Brie Larson discussed how to understand where others are coming from, whether through food or films.
How VR—and Marvel Superheroes—Might Elicit Empathy
Thu, 17 Sep 2020 01:05:57 +0000 - At WIRED's virtual conference, actress Brie Larson, VR director Elijah Allan-Blitz, and Magic Labs Media founder Van Jones talked about their new short films.
WIRED25: Ghetto Gastro Sees Food as a Weapon
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 23:59:35 +0000 - As part of a conversation with Gabriela Cámara at our virtual conference, the cofounders of the "Black Power kitchen of tomorrow” say that what we eat can both empower and oppress us.
Director Nia DaCosta on the Real-World Horrors in 'Candyman'
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:52:00 +0000 - At this year's WIRED25, the writer-director talked about rebooting the classic slasher and the future of filmmaking after the pandemic.
WIRED25: Netflix’s Reed Hastings on Broadening Your Horizons
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:47:00 +0000 - At the virtual event honoring our annual list of innovators and icons, he talked about why TV and movies will someday "be small."
Oculus Quest 2 Review: The Best Way to VR
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:00:00 +0000 - Sometimes the sequel is better, the Quest 2 is a virtually flawless improvement on the original.
'Spellbreak' Conjures Up a Unique Spin on Battle Royale
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 20:18:57 +0000 - So many games in the format lean on the same old tropes. This one has wizards instead.
Feds Charge Chinese Hackers With Ripping Off Video Game Loot From 9 Companies
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 18:28:28 +0000 - A group known as Barium allegedly attacked hundreds of targets around the globe—and manipulated in-game goods and currency.
What's New in iOS 14 (and iPadOS 14): Our Full Feature Rundown
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:30:00 +0000 - Your home screen is changing, and car keys may become optional. These are the top features you need to know in the latest iPhone and iPad update.
Why Are 2 Million People Still Getting Netflix DVDs by Mail?
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - The company still gets a healthy slice of revenue from disc rentals—but the service has suffered as a result of the pandemic.
Ethical Tech Starts With Addressing Ethical Debt
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - The rise of “zoombombing” is just the latest example of why developers need to plan for harmful misuses as much as potential costly bugs.
Is the Internet Conscious? If It Were, How Would We Know?
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - As always, our tech advice columnist is here to help.
Netflix's 'Challenger' Is a Gripping Look at NASA in Crisis
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - A new four-part documentary about the ill-fated Challenger mission highlights the risk of putting bureaucracy before science in human spaceflight
How to Play Xbox and PC Games on Your Android Phone
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - Microsoft's Game Pass Ultimate cloud-enabled gaming service launched (formerly called Project xCloud). Here's how to check it out.
A Utah Company Claims It Invented Contact Tracing Tech
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000 - 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.
There's No Better Time to Be an Amateur Radio Geek
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - Once considered a nerdy basement hobby, lo-fi transmissions from ordinary folks save lives during wildfires, hurricanes, and other climate disasters.
America’s Top Science Journal Has Had It With Trump
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - The editor of Science has abandoned staid academic-speak to take on falsehoods in the White House—decorum be damned.
How an Epic Series of Tech Errors Hobbled Miami’s Schools
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:00:00 +0000 - It started with the district hiring a little-known virtual charter school company, which led to balky connections and an even more troublesome curriculum.
How 'Cuties' Got Caught in a Gamergate-Style Internet Clash
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:10:13 +0000 - 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.
Apple Watch Series 6 and SE: Price, Details, Release Date
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:57:12 +0000 - The new wearable uses an LED array to measure your blood oxygen level, among other new features.
Anime Avatars Are Going Mainstream on Twitch
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:14:39 +0000 - Vtubers have racked up millions of subscribers—and even established stars like Pokimane have given the motion-capture medium a try.
Everything Apple Announced: Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch SE, iPad Air, Fitness+
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:48:57 +0000 - There are two new wearables, two new iPads, and a whole bunch of bundled subscription services.
5 Best Camping Stoves for 2020 (Portable Propane Gas Stoves)
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:00:00 +0000 - We sautéed, boiled, and burned our food to find the best portable propane gas stoves for your next outdoor adventure.

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