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Best Cookbooks (Fall 2018): José Andrés, Anissa Helou, Simone Klabin

Wired - 3 hours 14 min ago
This year's best food books reflect the importance of community, whether it's about saving the world or just understanding it a little better.
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Black Friday 2018: Best Gaming Deals on PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and More

Wired - 3 hours 44 min ago
The best deals on consoles, controllers, headsets, and other gaming gear for Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo fans.
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Trump's Apparent Aquaphobia Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Wired - 4 hours 14 min ago
Don't look now, but there's a sequel to the horror movie known as Last Week.
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Women Pay More for Transit: This Week's Future of Cars News

Wired - 4 hours 14 min ago
Tesla, GM, and Nissan want to restore the fading tax credit for EVs; Waymo is almost ready to go; the Mustang gets electrified; and more car news.
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Gear for Running a Faster Marathon: Shoes, Trackers, Sensors

Wired - 5 hours 14 min ago
These sensors and shoes—and a beet juice elixir—gave speed back to a slowing runner.
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The Evolutionary Importance of Neutral vs. Adaptive Genes

Wired - 5 hours 14 min ago
For 50 years, evolutionary theory has emphasized the importance of neutral mutations over adaptive ones in DNA. Real genomic data challenge that assumption.
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Using Airport and Hotel Wi-Fi Is Much Safer Than It Used to Be

Wired - 6 hours 14 min ago
You were right not to trust hotel and airport Wi-Fi a few years ago. But these days, it's (probably) fine.
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Inside the Pricey War to Influence Your Instagram Feed

Wired - 6 hours 14 min ago
Instagram, YouTube—you name it. Influencers are being paid handsome sums to pitch you products in natural settings. That video you just watched? $50,000.
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Julian Assange Charges, Japan's Top Cybersecurity Official, and More Security News This Week

Wired - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 07:30
Safer browsing, more bitcoin scams, and the rest of the week's top security news.
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Does 'Maniac' Really Need So Many Dream Sequences?

Wired - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 06:00
They're fun, but they're also a bit much.
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The 13 Best STEM Toys for Kids That Will Make Learning Fun

Wired - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 06:00
We found math-filled and science-rich books, puzzles, coding kits, and more from brands including Amazon, Crayola, and Lego.
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13 Early Black Friday (2018) Tech Deals: Echo, Dyson, OLED

Wired - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 05:00
Whet your appetite for holiday shopping with 13 of our favorite early Black Friday picks, from TVs and tablets to vacuums and more.
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Make Thanksgiving Taste Like the Future With This Freeze-Dried Apple Pie

Wired - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 04:00
Rising-star chef Eric Rivera has an easy way to up your holiday game: using powdered freeze-dried foods to amplify the flavors in your favorite recipes.
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Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints

Wired - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 04:00
Researchers have refined a technique to create so-called DeepMasterPrints, fake fingerprints designed to get past security.
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The Promise of (Practically) ‘Serverless Computing’

Wired - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 04:00
There still servers, but this cloud computing approach lets you turn services on and off more quickly, and only pay for what you use.
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Half of the world's annual precipitation falls in just 12 days, new study finds 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 21:01
Government researchers analyzed data collected at weather stations across the globe for the find, and found the rainiest days are set to get rainier.
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How Did the 'Freedom From Facebook' Campaign Get Its Start?

Wired - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:13
Facebook hired an opposition firm to fight the initiative, which was funded by hedge fund millionaire David Magerman.
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Video reveals Apple's new $799 iPad Pro is 'absurdly easy' to bend and break in half

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:07
A YouTuber has put Apple's new $799 iPad Pro to the test. User JerryRigEverything applied pressure to the ultra-thin device and found that it snapped in half, with the glass display lifting off.
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RIP Kepler: NASA sends final 'goodnight' command to shut down planet-hunting spacecraft

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:54
The 'goodnight' commands finalize the spacecraft's transition into retirement, which began on Oct. 30 when NASA said that Kepler had run out of fuel and could no longer conduct science.
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Artificial intelligence is racist and sexist - but only because they are being fed the wrong data

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:04
One example studied by MIT found an income-prediction system was twice as likely to misclassify female employees as low-income and male employees as high-income.
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