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Tech Workers Unite to Fight Forced Arbitration

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 06:00
A social media campaign against forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts is a rare example of employees from different companies joining together.
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As Self-Driving Cars Stall, Players Revive an Old Approach

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 05:00
With true autonomy proving harder than we hoped, some companies are refocusing on systems that split the work between human and machine.
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Trump's Border Wall Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 06:00
Last week, the internet was consumed with talk of President Trump's attempts to get funding for a wall on the US southern border.
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CES’s Flying Taxis, and More of This Week’s Car News

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 06:00
A Hyundai with legs, a Tesla Model S robot death stunt, and all the happenings out of Vegas that you missed.
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Dark Matter Hunters Are Looking Inside Rocks for New Clues

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 04:00
Dark matter may occasionally interact with minerals in the earth, leaving traces that physicists hope to decipher.
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The Rise of the Swiss Army Gadget

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 04:00
From mirrors with speakers to picture frame wireless chargers, we're deep into the age of multi-function devices.
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Ring Security Cam Snooping, Location Tracking, and More Security News This Week

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 09:40
A German hack confession, unencrypted government sites, and more security news this week.
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Space Photos of the Week: The Life and Death of Stars

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 07:00
It’s gases to gases, dust to dust in cold, dark space. Also, Jupiter has rings.
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'Doctor Who' Is Reaching a Whole New Audience

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 06:00
The BBC series recently completed its first season with Jodie Whittaker as the titular Doctor—a welcome addition to the franchise.
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A Flying Tesla? Sure! We Calculate the Power Demands

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 05:00
Elon says he'd use SpaceX propulsion tech to make a Roadster take flight, and we have thoughts.
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The FTC Thinks You Pay Too Much for Smartphones. Here’s Why

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 04:00
The agency has charged wireless chip maker Qualcomm with imposing a "tax" on the makers of smartphones like Apple and Samsung.
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9 Best CES 2019 Devices You Can Buy Right Now: Suunto, Lenovo, Razer, and More

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 04:00
Has CES whet your appetite for gadgets? From Withings watches to Xbox keyboards, here are our favorite weekend picks.
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Why Seattle Built—Then Buried—a Key Part of Its New Tunnel

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 04:00
As the city gets ready to open the long-awaited SR 99 tunnel, it exhumes a crucial ramp it intentionally buried in 2013.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Robots, Smart Health, and Security Fails at CES

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 23:41
WIRED’s Gadget Lab team kicks off the new year with a wrap-up of the year’s biggest electronics show. Plus, an interview with Reddit’s Jen Wong.
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MacKenzie Bezos and the Myth of the Lone Genius Founder

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 16:53
Even juicy divorce speculation represents a chance to acknowledge how myriad factors—and people—contribute to the success of a company like Amazon.
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The Insane Numbers Behind Cycling's Most Masochistic Race

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 09:00
The hour is one of cycling's oldest and most prestigious records: How far can one person ride a bicycle in 60 minutes?
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A Worldwide Hacking Spree Uses DNS Trickery to Nab Data

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:34
Security researchers suspect that Iran has spent the last two years pilfering data from telecoms, governments, and more.
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The Exaggerated Promise of So-Called Unbiased Data Mining

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 06:00
Data Mining for Random Patterns Invites Bias and Lacks Value
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Steam's Platform Dominance Takes an Epic Hit

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 06:00
Plus, a Bungie breakaway, overenthusiastic algorithms, and the rest of the week in gaming news.
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A Strange Kind of Data Tracks the Weather—and Pirate Ships

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 05:00
Weather forecasters may soon use a technique called radio occultation, which infers the state of the atmosphere from various broadcasts.
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