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CES 2019 in Photos: The March of the Gadget Fanatics

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 04:00
WIRED photographer Amy Lombard captures the glory, chaos, and optimism of CES 2019.
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Guardian's In-Car Camera Watches the Driver—And Everyone Else

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 04:00
Expect to see more systems like Guardian's Optical Cabin Control as cars start to drive themselves—and need to watch their masters.
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Ford Shuts Down Its Chariot Shuttle Service

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 17:17
Despite a recent strategy change, the app-based shuttle service couldn't make its business work.
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Lawsuit Claims Google Board Covered Up Sexual Misconduct

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:12
An Alphabet shareholder takes aim at exit payments to executives who had been accused of harassment, including a $90 million package for Andy Rubin.
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Women's Sexuality Is Still Taboo for Tech—at Least at CES

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:30
Sex robots and VR porn are fine, but a robotic vibrator that delivers a blended orgasm to women is immoral and profane? Oh the hypocrisy.
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Your Old Tweets Give Away More Location Data Than You Think

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:58
Researchers built a tool that can predict where you live and work, as well as other sensitive information, just by using geotagged tweets.
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Jeff Bezos' Divorce Could Cost Him Billions in Amazon Stock

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:14
Also: The new Dune movie has found its villain, and Lady Gaga wants her R. Kelly collaboration to step off of streaming services.
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CES 2019 Liveblog Day 4: Thursday’s News and Photos, Live From Las Vegas

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 08:10
This year’s CES, one of the biggest consumer tech showcases in the world, continues Thursday. Join us for live updates from the show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Beta's Ava Is the Edward Scissorhands of Flying Cars

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 06:00
The eVTOL aircraft may look strange, but it's a clever machine built for the coming age of air taxis.
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A Magic Wand? Nope, Just Good Ol’ Fashioned Physics

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 06:00
What looks like magic is actually the electrostatic force in action, suspending objects in air by manipulating their electrons.
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Chicago’s New 311 System Is a Huge Win for Public Works

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 05:00
When cities hand off infrastructure projects to private companies, they often end up screwed. Now, they're learning.
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It’s Easier Than Ever to Log Your Kid’s Data—But Should You?

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 04:00
Meet the quantified kid: More gadgets let you track data from before birth and into their teens. But you it probably won’t make you a better parent.
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The Best of CES 2019: Laptops, Smart Home, Parenting, TVs

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 04:00
WIRED's picks for the stand-out products from this year's CES consumer electronics fest.
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Nevada City, California's 'Goat Fund Me' to Prevent Fires

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 04:00
Spooked by massive wildfires, a California city launches a crowdfunding campaign to hire goats to clear brush at the edges of town.
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YouTube Boomers Show #VanLife Isn’t Just for Millennials

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 04:00
Bob Wells, a 63-year-old YouTube personality, has been living the #vanlife since 1995. He’s managed to make a living—and inspire a generation.
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Carriers Swore They'd Stop Selling Location Data. Will They Ever?

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 16:43
Months after Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon promised to stop selling user location data, the practice continues.
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Trump's Immigration Speech Won't Change Minds, Science Says

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 14:36
Research shows that direct appeals from the president don't sway people, and neither do fact-checks from the media. But they do keep us talking.
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CES 2019 Liveblog Day 3: Wednesday’s News and Photos, Live From Las Vegas

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:42
This year’s CES, one of the biggest consumer tech showcases in the world, continues Wednesday. Join us for live updates from the show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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A Growing Frontier for Terrorist Groups: Unsuspecting Chat Apps

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:00
Opinion: As Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube crack down on extremist propaganda, ISIS recruiters are exploiting lesser-known messenger apps.
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Best Winter TV Shows, From ‘Black Monday’ to ‘Russian Doll’

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:42
Just because it's winter doesn't mean there's not plenty of new stuff on the way. Gather 'round the glowing magic box.
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