News and Updates

A Love Letter to Grand Theft Auto's Best Side Stories

Wired - Sun, 06/06/2021 - 05:00
The often-overlooked Liberty City and Vice City Stories have some of the best character development and the most cinematic moments in the franchise.
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Google's $99 A-Series Earbuds Are AirPods for Android

Wired - Sun, 06/06/2021 - 04:00
The company's more affordable version of last year's Pixel Buds cut some perks for a much better price.
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Twitch Turns 10, and the Creator Economy Is in Its Debt

Wired - Sun, 06/06/2021 - 04:00
The livestreaming platform for gamers helped pioneer the patronage systems that prop up so much of the internet today.
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How to Protect Your Files From Ransomware

Wired - Sun, 06/06/2021 - 04:00
It's a growing threat for individual users and businesses alike—but there are ways to protect yourself.
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The FBI’s Director Compares Ransomware Threat to 9/11

Wired - Sat, 06/05/2021 - 06:00
Plus, a Supreme Court decision on a controversial anti-hacking law, a WhatsApp walk-back, and more of the week’s top security news.
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The Safest Way to Store and Share Your Nudes

Wired - Sat, 06/05/2021 - 06:00
Listen, if you’re going to take them, follow these precautions so they don’t go anywhere you don’t intend them to.
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Trump's Failed Blog Proves He Was Just Howling Into the Void

Wired - Sat, 06/05/2021 - 06:00
Without the algorithmic boosts of Twitter and Facebook, there are few “active” internet users to be found.
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Black Barbecue Gets Its Due in an Inspiring New Cookbook

Wired - Sat, 06/05/2021 - 06:00
The first book from renowned pitmaster and chef Rodney Scott puts a long-neglected keystone of Black American culture on the table.
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Our Favorite Audiophile-Grade Gear for Serious Listening

Wired - Sat, 06/05/2021 - 05:00
Interested in getting insane audio quality? From speakers and headphones to streaming amps, here are our favorite tools for gold-plated listening.
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The Drought Is Making the Klamath River’s Baby Salmon Sick

Wired - Sat, 06/05/2021 - 05:00
Dry conditions are worsening a warm-water disease that’s sweeping through juvenile fish. Their deaths will create a future crisis for both fish and human populations.
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This Kids Speaker Is Adorable, Screen-Free Fun

Wired - Sat, 06/05/2021 - 05:00
Like on game consoles of old, children can insert physical cards into this cute pixel-art cube to listen to audiobooks, podcasts, and soundscapes.
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14 Best Weekend Deals on Video Games, TVs, and Home Appliances

Wired - Sat, 06/05/2021 - 04:00
Keep cool in this heat with the best deals on portable air conditioners, and immerse yourself in a weekend movie with discounted soundbars.
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Why Are There So Few Women in Wargaming?

Wired - Sat, 06/05/2021 - 04:00
A combination of a high barrier to entry and outdated, misogynistic attitudes keep women out of a hobby where they could thrive.
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Archaeologists in Israel restoring 2,000-year-old Roman basilica complex destroyed by earthquake

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/04/2021 - 14:23
Archaeologists in Israel are working to restore a Roman-era basilica in Ashkelon destroyed by earthquake in 363 AD. They estimate the structure stood 330 by 130 feet, with 42-foot columns
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Earth's solid-iron inner core has been growing faster on one side than the other

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/04/2021 - 14:16
The inner core is growing faster under Indonesia's Banda Sea than under Brazil, but this uneven growth pattern hasn't left the core lopsided, experts from the University of California Berkeley found.
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Admit It: The Facebook Oversight Board Is Kind of Working

Wired - Fri, 06/04/2021 - 14:11
Facebook has agreed to follow some of the board’s nonbinding recommendations regarding the Donald Trump suspension. That’s progress.
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Tampons that could cost as 30 cents each can change color when they detect a urinary tract infection

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/04/2021 - 12:17
They soaked fibers in a substance that breaks down in the presence of Candida albicans, a common yeast infection, and placed them inside pads and tampons.
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New Vaccine Incentives, Surplus Dose Shipments, and More News

Wired - Fri, 06/04/2021 - 10:06
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
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Gardeners forced to stay in the UK this year are turning to exotic plants

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/04/2021 - 10:02
Met Office data shows the UK average annual temperatures have risen by 3.9 per cent since 2015 with some months seeing a 50 per cent increase, allowing gardeners to grow a wider range of plants.
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WhatsApp launches Fast Playback feature for audio messages 

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 06/04/2021 - 09:41
Fast Playback, released globally for users of the app on Android and iOS, lets users change from the default 1x playback setting, to 1.5x speed or 2x speed.
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