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Bill Gates Is Still Optimistic

Wired - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 04:00
On the Get WIRED podcast, the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder tackles everything from Covid-19 vaccine development to TikTok.
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Covid-19 Drug Research Is a Big Huge Mess

Wired - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 04:00
Scientists have been studying treatments for the disease for half a year. Lack of coordination and a broken system mean they still don’t know very much.
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Field Trip's App Wants to Guide Your Next Psychedelic Journey

Wired - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 04:00
Field Trip offers supervised, in-clinic drug experiences to treat some mental illnesses. But if you want to keep your social distance, an app to stand watch could be the next-best thing.
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Perseid meteor shower 2020 peaks this week filling the sky with up to 100 shooting stars an hour

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 03:09
The shower actually started in mid-July but won't reach its full illumination until the Earth passes through the bulk of the debris between August 11 and August 13.
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WeChat removal could hit iPhone sales in China, analyst predicts

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 03:04
The removal of the massively popular chat platform, owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent, could adversely impact iPhone sales in the country.
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15 Best Bluetooth Speakers (2020): Ultimate Ears, JBL, Sonos

Wired - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 06:00
WIRED Tested. These are our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers of all shapes and sizes, from waterproof clip-ons to a massive boombox.
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A British AI Tool to Predict Violent Crime Is Too Flawed to Use

Wired - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 06:00
A government-funded system known as Most Serious Violence was built to predict first offenses but turned out to be wildly inaccurate.
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How to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning & Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Wired - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 05:00
If you don't have AC at home, or are stuck in the heat outdoors, we have tips and gear for you.
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What If the Big Bang Was Actually a Big Bounce?

Wired - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 05:00
New computer simulations model an alternate way of thinking about the cosmos: as a cyclic universe that has no beginning or end.
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How to Install Apps From Outside Your Phone's App Store

Wired - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 04:00
You don't have to stay inside Google and Apple's walled gardens. But if you choose to venture out, proceed with caution.
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Flaws Could Have Exposed Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Hackers

Wired - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 04:00
Researchers found troubling bugs in open-source libraries used by financial institutions.
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Trump's WeChat Ban May Alienate His Chinese Supporters

Wired - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 10:16
Not only is the app many Americans' primary means of communicating with China, it's also been the mobilizing arm of Chinese Trumpism.
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The NSA's Tips to Keep Your Phone From Tracking You

Wired - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 06:00
Plus: A Canon ransomware hack, a nasty Twitter bug, and more of the week's top security news.
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How to Use Nearby Share on Android

Wired - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 05:00
Just like with AirDrop on Apple devices, you're now able to send almost anything to your contacts close by.
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A Satellite Spots 11 New Emperor Penguin Colonies

Wired - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 05:00
Good news! An orbiter saw signs of almost a dozen previously uncounted colonies in Antarctica, boosting known numbers for a threatened species.
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Intel Is Investigating How Confidential Data Ended Up Online

Wired - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 05:00
The leak contains information that the company makes available to partners and customers under NDA. A researcher says it came from a breach.
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As Restaurants Move to the Cloud, Something Is Missing

Wired - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 04:00
Thousands of eateries are closing amid the pandemic. Delivery specialists are popping up, but some observers worry about a loss of culture and community.
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15 Best Weekend Deals: Headphones, Phones, TVs, and More

Wired - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 04:00
From $5 iPhone cases to a discounted LG OLED, we've rounded up sales on some of our favorite gear.
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How to Plan a Road Trip During the Pandemic: Gear and Tips

Wired - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 04:00
You might have had to cancel your trip to Hawaii, but you can still go on an end-of-summer expedition.
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Home Office Setup Guide: The Best Gear for Working at Home

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 17:00
Do you need a monitor, desk, webcam, laptop, microphone, or pair of headphones? Here's our ultimate laundry list of recommended gear to improve your new home office.
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