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Peloton Recalls Treadmills After Injuries and a Child Death

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 16:12
A 6-year-old died after being pulled under the Tread+. It’s unclear what the next move will be for the connected-fitness-equipment maker.
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How a Former Netflix Exec Built a Brazen Bribery Scheme

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 14:00
The company’s ex-vice president of IT faces 20 years in prison for creating a pay-to-play environment with technology vendors.
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Oversight Board to Facebook: We’re Not Doing Your Dirty Work

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 10:34
The decision on Trump is the clearest indication yet that the board does not want to be Facebook’s flunky.
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I’m So Over DLC

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 08:36
Dropping a bunch of cash and relearning game controls just to play a few new levels isn’t worth it anymore.
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Google Remembers Android Tablets Exist, Adds a New Media Hub

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 08:30
A surge in interest for large-screen slates has prompted the company to inject an “Entertainment Space” into the user interface.
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Trump’s Facebook Ban Is Upheld—For Now

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 07:15
The Facebook Oversight Board is referring its most controversial case back to the company.
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Help! How Can I Be a Better Mentor?

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 06:00
There's more to helping someone succeed than giving top-down advice. Megan explains.
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Social Apps That Go Suddenly Viral Put Kids at Risk

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 06:00
While parents focus on Facebook and Twitter, children often turn to apps that allow users to remain anonymous, aren't moderated, and that adults have never heard of.
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Andy Weir’s 'Project Hail Mary' Is 'The Martian,' Again

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 05:00
The author of the hit sci-fi novel explains how he’s swapped physics for planetary science and astrobiology.
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How Weird, Bouncy Cell Signals Can Help Track Wildfire Smoke

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 05:00
A hazy atmosphere makes data ricochet all over the place. Now scientists think they can use that signal to better predict severe smoke events.
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Muppet-like frogmouth is the world's most 'Instagrammable' bird, study finds

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 04:57
Researchers found the frogmouth (left) to be the most 'instagrammable' bird species of all, despite it having a scruffy appearance and wild eyes like Beaker from The Muppets.
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Britain's Japanese knotweed hotspots revealed with interactive map

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 04:48
EXCLUSIVE: The North West is one of the hardest hit parts of the country, with three places - Bolton (first), St Helens (third) and Blackburn (fifth) - among the worst areas.
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Health: People who live past 105 have bodies that are more efficient at mending DNA

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 04:32
Researchers compared the sequenced genomes of 81 Italians aged 105 and over with healthy adults from the same region that were aged around 68.
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It Began as an AI-Fueled Dungeon Game. It Got Much Darker

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 04:00
The game touted its use of the GPT-3 text generator. Then the algorithm started to generate disturbing stories, including sex scenes involving children.
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It’s Already Time to Stop the Next Pandemic. Can a Prize Help?

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 04:00
Covid-19 is still raging, but so are efforts to nip its successor in the bud—thanks to data sharing, political cooperation, or a multimillion-dollar challenge.
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Forget To-Do Lists. You Really Need a 'Got Done' List

Wired - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 04:00
Most digital productivity tools focus on what you have yet to do, but never celebrate what you've accomplished.
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Humans 'can maintain social circles of up to 520 FRIENDS' as scientists dismantle Dunbar's number

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 03:53
Previous research stated people can only have 150 friends. However, fresh analysis reveals the method is 'not possible' and 'futile'. They found it could be anywhere from two to 520 relationships.
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Out of control Chinese rocket is likely to fall to Earth on Saturday

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 03:12
The US government has revealed an anticipated date for the Long March 5B to come crashing back to Earth - May 8 - but it's not currently known exactly where it will land.
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Was Cinderella just a fairytale? Stepchildren live LONGER, study finds

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 02:13
A new study has investigated survival differences between stepchildren and non-stepchildren to see if Cinderella was 'just a fairytale'.
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World's largest coral restoration program is bringing the 47-acre Hope Reef back to life 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 21:01
Indonesia's Spermonde Archipelago is home to one of the world's most threatened coral reef, but, scientists used new technology to regrow nearly 50% of the reef in just three years.
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