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No, Really—These Republicans Are Serious About Big Tech Antitrust

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 05:00
Last week’s hearing with Silicon Valley CEOs provided a rare glimmer of hope that Congress can, occasionally, work across the aisle.
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The End Is Nearer for ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Food Wrappers

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 05:00
Your takeout may come with a dose of chemicals known as PFAS—but the FDA’s push to get rid of some of them will take five years.
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Do You Really Need to Spend More Than $400 on a Phone?

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 05:00
This week, we discuss the growing trend of mid-range smartphones, why they’re good, and why they’re bad.
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Bill Gates on Covid: Most US Tests Are ‘Completely Garbage’

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:00
The techie-turned-philanthropist on vaccines, Trump, and why social media is “a poisoned chalice.”
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A ‘Covid Slide’ Could Widen the Digital Divide for Students

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:00
As coronavirus cases rise, many school districts will begin the year with at least some online learning. Students without tech access could fall further behind.
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How Bloomberg's Digital Army Is Still Fighting for Democrats

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:00
With expensive data and tech heavy hitters, Hawkfish is backing the former mayor's promise to take on Donald Trump.
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Transgender people 'more likely to be autistic', study reveals

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 03:07
University of Cambridge scientists analysed data from 600,000 adults, drawn from five different datasets, including individuals questioned as part of a Channel 4 documentary.
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Apple says game streaming services violate its App Store guidelines 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 02:31
Apple said that these game streaming services violate the terms and conditions of the App Store as they give access to games the company can't individually review.
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Yes, Emissions Have Fallen. That Won't Fix Climate Change

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 02:00
The drop in carbon pollution will only cool the planet a tiny bit. So how about this: Revive the economy and the Earth by pouring money into green tech.
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Twitter adds labels to state-backed media and editors as well as government accounts

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 01:59
Twitter on Thursday announced the new steps to prevent the spread of content from state-affiliated media -- a move affecting key outlets from Russia and China.
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Dying frigatebird chick image wins first prize in ecology photo competition

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 01:44
The eclectic array of images showcase the 'beauty and diversity of life on our planet' as well as its intricate relationships, according to organisers BMC Ecology.
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The Tragic Physics of the Deadly Explosion in Beirut

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 19:40
A blast injury specialist explores the chemistry—and history—of explosions like the one captured in videos that swept across the world.
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Uber’s Now a Food Delivery Company—and It’s Still Losing Money

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 17:53
The pandemic has slashed demand for rides and boosted orders for UberEats. Neither segment is profitable.
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Skull reconstruction matches painter Raphael's self-portraits

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:37
Experts have speculated the famous Italian artist Raphael, who died 500 years ago, was laid to rest in Rome's Pantheon. Following a reconstruction of a skull from the site, their theory is confirmed.
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Twitter adds labels to state-controlled media outlets like China Daily and Sputnik

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:36
To combat foreign influence an state-controlled media outlets such as China Daily, Russia Today and Sputnik. These outlets are those where the state exercise editorial control.
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Instagram blames 'bug' for negative Joe Biden hashtags bias

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:38
Instagram claims a bug shielded President Donald Trump from negative hashtags while allowing such tags about Joe Biden, some derogatory, stay visible on the platform.
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Chinese Hackers Have Pillaged Taiwan's Semiconductor Industry

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:30
A campaign called Operation Skeleton Key has stolen source code, software development kits, chip designs, and more.
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DNA from Denisovans can be found in humans today

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 13:24
Researchers from the US have determined that around three per cent of the Neanderthal genome came from breeding with another ancient human group.
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Hybrid Schooling May Be the Most Dangerous Option of All

Wired - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 12:46
It's supposed to be the perfect compromise between in-person and online education. It could end up as a public health nightmare.
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Thousands of giant planets or 'blanets' surround black hole, say scientists 

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 12:01
Black hole 'safe zones' could host thousands of blanets. These exoplanets may have formed from ice-covered dust swirling around the black hole and likely have 30,000 times the mass of Earth.
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