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The JavaScript Framework That Puts Web Pages on a Diet

Wired - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 07:00
Svelte, created by a graphics editor for the New York Times, has attracted a following among programmers who want their pages to load faster.
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Jean-Luc Picard Is the Captain We Need Right Now

Wired - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:00
The CBS All Access show 'Picard' is a reminder of the flawed perfection of the Star Trek character.
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The Physics of an Elephant-Powered Slam Dunk

Wired - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:00
What could be better than sailing 30 feet through the air for a two-hand jam? Staying home and analyzing it\!
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A Notorious Spyware Vendor Wants to Track Coronavirus Spread

Wired - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:00
Plus: An evacuated aircraft carrier, Iranian hackers, and more of the week's top security news.
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Texts From Politicians Could Be More Dangerous Than Ever

Wired - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:00
With rallies and canvassing on ice, 2020 election campaigns are rapidly turning to peer-to-peer texting, which isn't the panacea it appears to be.
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9 Easy Mess-Free Indoor Activities and Creative Ideas for Kids

Wired - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 05:00
Need to keep the kids busy while you work at home? Here are some ideas that won't leave your house looking like it's been glitter bombed.
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With Sports on Hold, Restless Gamblers Turn to Videogames

Wired - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 05:00
With sports seasons suspended, the billion-dollar betting industry has set its sights on digital arenas.
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Turn Off Your Screen Time Notifications

Wired - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 04:00
It's just one more thing to feel bad about at a time when nothing feels particularly good.
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Japan Is Racing to Test a Favipiravir, a Drug to Treat Covid-19

Wired - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 04:00
Based on a compound discovered in 1998, the antiviral Favipiravir is already being used in Japan and Turkey. Its maker? A subsidiary of Fujifilm.
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The 16 Best Weekend Deals: Sonos Speakers, Nest Wifi, and More

Wired - Sat, 04/04/2020 - 04:00
Everyone's sheltering in place—might as well enjoy your social isolation with better sound and classic videogames.
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New York hospitals are being charged up to 15 TIMES normal prices for medical equipment

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 22:03
Hospitals in New York are being forced to pay unusually high prices for medical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, driven by forced auctions against other states trying to buy supplies.
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A Hacker Found a Way to Take Over Any Apple Webcam

Wired - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 17:16
The Safari vulnerabilities have been patched, but they would have given an alarming amount of access.
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NASA astronauts share their workouts on the ISS to help those in isolation amid the coronavirus

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:56
NASA astronauts showed off the ISS crew's workout equipment that includes a vacuum system similar to free-weights, a treadmill and a stationary bike without a seat or handlebars.
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'The Last of Us Part II' Is Being Delayed Indefinitely

Wired - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:47
The game's release is being postponed due to logistical concerns caused by the spread of the coronavirus.
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The CDC Now Recommends Americans Wear Face Masks

Wired - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:40
Staying home is still the best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus. But the CDC now says that masks are effective as an additional measure.
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Uber Eats will add donate button for supporting restaurants struggling during coronavirus shutdowns

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:13
The button will be in-app and will feature several different suggested donations, including a baseline $2 option. All of the donated amount will go directly to the restaurant, Uber says.
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Trials of Plasma From Recovered Covid-19 Patients Have Begun

Wired - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:05
US Food and Drug Administration officials approved nationwide tests of two treatments, both derived from the blood of people who have survived the disease.
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Chatroulette has seen its daily users more than double during the coronavirus shutdowns

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:35
Chatoulette's daily user numbers have more than doubled since the beginning of 2020, going from an average of 50,000 to more than 120,000 according to founded Andrey Ternovskiy.
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UN calls on internet providers to support networks during pandemic

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:34
In an emergency virtual meeting, a UN advisory body has set out a three-point 'Agenda for Action' to ensure telcos' networks are as robust and resilient as possible during the coronavirus crisis.
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Shipwreck buried in Maine beach identified as the British cargo ship that was lost in 1769 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:46
Skeletal remains of a shipwreck have appeared on the Maine coastline that have been a mystery for over six decades has now bee identified as a British cargo ship that was ashore in 1769.
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