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The Open World of 'Rage 2' Is More Barren Than It Should Be

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 17:03
The new shooter from Avalanche Studios and id Software attempts to hybridize two disparate game design approaches—and neither of them fully work.
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Trump To Outline Immigration Plan That Would Overhaul Who's Allowed Into The U.S.

A key plank of the president's election was his hard-line stance on immigration. And now he's ready to rollout his legislative approach.

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Auto Industry Waits (And Waits) To See If Trump Will Slap New Tariffs On Cars

President Trump's tariff tit-for-tat with China is not the only trade tension in town. The White House is weighing the possibility of tariffs on cars and car parts from Europe and Japan.

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Google Will Replace Titan Security Key Over a Bluetooth Flaw

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:17
Google will replace any Titan BLE branded security key, after disclosing that a nearby attacker could use it to compromise your accounts.
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When Google Serves Ads in Iran, Advertisers Pay the Price

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:03
Advertisers say that Google makes it far too easy to accidentally run ads in countries under US sanctions like Iran, North Korea, or Syria.
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James Charles, Tati Westbrook, and the Future of Beauty YouTube

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 13:53
Fans are setting their Charles-branded makeup on fire, but his feud with Westbrook is about public loyalties—not business.
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U.S. Births Fell To A 32-Year Low In 2018; CDC Says Birthrate Is In Record Slump

"The birthrate is a barometer of despair," demographer Dowell Myers says. Not since 1986 has the U.S. seen so few babies born.

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New HIV Map Offers Most Detailed Look Yet At The Epidemic

Knowing where rates of prevalence are highest — and lowest — can lead to new strategies for treatment and prevention. The map focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, the epicenter of the epidemic.

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Microsoft’s First Windows XP Patch in Years Is a Very Bad Sign

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:28
A very bad vulnerability in Windows XP could have serious ramifications, even with a patch.
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Jonny Kim: NASA's 2017 Astronaut Class

NASA Image of the Day - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:08
Jonny Kim was selected as a member of NASA's 2017 astronaut class, nicknamed "the Turtles."
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As Leaks Show Lavish NRA Spending, Former Staff Detail Poor Conditions At Nonprofit

New documents leaked about NRA top executive Wayne LaPierre's lavish clothing and travel expenses contrast with the culture of fear, poor pay and an underfunded pension described by former staffers.

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What's So Special About Human Screams? Ask a Screamologist

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:00
A better understanding of the acoustics of screaming could help scientists understand how and why humans shriek—and add a new dimension to the surveillance state!
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India's 6-Week-Long Elections Are So Big They've Become A Tourist Draw

With nearly 900 million eligible voters, the elections are considered the world's largest. Now travelers — both Indian and foreign — want to experience what it's like across the country.

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Carly Rae Jepsen Colors Outside The Lines

On her latest album Dedicated, Carly Rae Jepsen opens up about family, singlehood and the one that might've got away.

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Boosted Rev Scooter: Price, Specs, Details

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:00
In the sharing versus ownership debate, this new electric scooter makes a convincing argument for buying one.
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Astro C40 TR Controller Review (PS4 and PC): Almost Perfect

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:00
Astro's pro controller works wonderfully on PC, but lacks basic functionality on PS4.
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It's Not Just Measles. What You Should Know About Vaccines For Adults

Many people don't know which shots they need as they get older. And the vaccines can be tougher to keep track of because many adults go to the doctor less frequently than kids do.

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The Town That Hanged An Elephant Is Now Working To Save Them

A team of high school students in Tennessee researched the century-old story of "Murderous Mary" and found a town eager for redemption. Their podcast is a winner in NPR's Student Podcast Challenge.

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New Zealand's Ardern Calls On Social Media Companies To Stem Terrorist Content

Facebook said Tuesday that it would implement a "one-strike" policy that would prevent users who have violated the site's standards from using its live streaming platform.

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American Muslims In Public Life Say They Face Outsized Scrutiny

Many say the storm of criticism around Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), the first black Muslim woman in Congress, is more about who she is than what she says. Her experience is familiar to other Muslim leaders.

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