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What Is Blockchain? The Complete WIRED Guide

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 05:00
It's super secure and slightly hard to understand, but the idea of creating tamper-proof databases has captured the attention of everyone from anarchist techies to staid bankers.
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Nokia Beacon 1 Home Mesh Router: Specs, Price, Release Date

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 04:00
The Finnish tech company has a new home networking device that could help improve its business customers' internet service.
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How a Blockchain Could Help Roll Out Berkeley’s Next Fire Truck

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 04:00
Berkeley is considering a plan to finance big projects with "minibonds" that would be sold, and interest credited, via a blockchain system.
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The Real Challenge for the Green New Deal Isn’t Politics

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 04:00
Generating clean energy is easy. Getting the transmission lines to pipe it to the cities is the hard part.
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The World Cup Was a Prime Target for Amazon Counterfeiters

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 17:09
The ecommerce giant was flooded with fake US women's soccer merchandise the day after the team's historic World Cup victory.
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A Deadly Tick Virus, Extreme Seasonal Weirdness, and More News

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:50
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Why We See the Colors of Faces Differently Than Other Things

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:27
Remember the Dress? That viral image revealed some of the oddness of color vision. Now scientists are finding more quirks in how people see faces.
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'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Just Made Half a Billion Dollars

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 08:10
Yes, billion.
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The New App Gem Takes a Unique Approach to News Recommendations

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 06:00
In an attempt to combat the echo-chamber effect of algorithm-driven news apps, the new iOS app Gem tries something new.
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A Global Pollution Observatory Hunts for Hidden Killers

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 06:00
The first worldwide effort to measure all forms of pollution is calculating staggering numbers on its human toll.
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This Summer's Weird Weather Is the Death of Predictability

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 05:00
Extreme heat, hailstorms, and monstrous floods have made for an intense summer. But there's still more seasonal strangeness to come.
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Waze Data Can Help Predict Car Crashes and Cut Response Time

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 04:00
Waze users notify the app of crashes an average of 2 minutes, 41 seconds before anyone alerts law enforcement.
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Social Media Could Make It Impossible to Grow Up

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 04:00
Early internet scholars bemoaned the loss of childhood. In reality, the exact opposite is happening.
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The Meat-Allergy Tick Also Carries a Mystery Killer Virus

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 04:00
A tick best known for making people allergic to red meat can also infect its victims with the deadly Bourbon virus.
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How to Protect Our Kids' Data and Privacy

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 06:00
Opinion: Kids today have an online presence starting at birth, which raises a host of legal and ethical concerns. We desperately need a new data protection framework.
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While You Were Offline: Trump Went Into North Korea

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 06:00
Last week, he became the first sitting president to set foot in the country. The internet, as always, had reactions.
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Best Cheap PS4 and PS4 Pro Deals and Bundles (Summer 2019)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 06:00
No matter what game you want to play, these are the best deals around on the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro, PS4 Slim, and PS4 accessories.
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What Is Credential Dumping?

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 04:00
Modern network intrusions thrive on a counterintuitive trick: stealing passwords from computers that hackers have already compromised.
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Public Transit Agencies Think Rewards Programs Can Bring Back Riders

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 04:00
Following the example set by airlines, Uber, and Lyft, public transportation officials are creating frequent-flier-like systems to goose ridership.
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Twitter's Disinformation Data Dumps Are Helpful—to a Point

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 04:00
Twitter has released 30 million tweets from state-sponsored disinformation accounts. Researchers say the trove is useful, but they want more transparency.
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