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Nimble Chargers: Price, Specs, Release Date

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:00
The startup Nimble is bringing some environmental responsibility to the personal tech accessory marketplace.
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5 Takeaways From A Surprise Win In Florida And A Nasty Race In Arizona

Andrew Gillum's upset victory in the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary pits a young, black Democratic progressive against a Republican who has staked his career on his ties to Trump.

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The Pleasure and Promise of the Sci-Fi Romance

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 09:00
Science fiction and rom-coms seem like incompatible genres. That's precisely why they're so powerful when they work in harmony.
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Forget Cute Apps—Here’s How Our Couples Keep It Together

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 09:00
Some of the most practical apps for streamlining your relationship may be the same ones you’d use in the office.
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Tyler Mitchell On Being The First African-American To Photograph A 'Vogue' Cover

When Vogue unveiled its September cover, the Internet took notice, partly because Beyoncé graces the cover, but also because of the photographer behind those images.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Tyler Mitchell)

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Trump Claims Without Evidence That China Hacked Clinton Email Server

The president appeared to cite a report by the right-wing Daily Caller that claims China was behind a hack of Hillary Clinton's private email server.

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How Curbs Became the New Urban Battleground

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 08:00
As transportation diversifies, city planners need more data on what happens in the crucial places where streets and sidewalks meet.
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Toyota Joins Uber on Its Tortuous Journey to Self-Driving Cars

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 08:00
With a $500 million investment, the automaker has committed to helping the ride-hailing giant deliver on robo-cars. But it's not quite clear what that means.
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98.6 Degrees Is A Normal Body Temperature, Right? Not Quite

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 08:00
Fever is a more flexible concept than people assume, as new crowdsourced data helps show.
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Why You Need a Physical Vault to Secure a Virtual Currency

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 07:00
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase stores its customers' bitcoin offline, using an elaborate process that breaks apart encryption codes and stores them on paper.
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Inside the Haywire World of Beirut's Electricity Brokers

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 07:00
When the grid goes out, gray-market generators power up to keep the Wi-Fi running and laptops charged.
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Android Devices Can Be Exploited With Decades Old-Telephone Tech

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 07:00
So-called Attention commands date back to the 80s, but they can enable some very modern-day smartphone hacks.
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In One Generation, A Farmworker Family Grows College Ambitions

For as long as he can remember, Angel Benavides, 14, has moved with his parents to follow the harvest. He splits his school year between Texas and North Dakota — and keeping up hasn't been easy.

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Brazil Sends Military To Border To Cope With Flood Of Fleeing Venezuelans

The exodus of Venezuelans, trying to escape food and medicine shortages, has been called "one of Latin America's largest mass-population movements in history."

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As Wildfires Rage, Smoke Chokes Out Farmworkers And Delays Some Crops

Smoke from wildfires is blanketing much of the West. That's ruining some crops and may be stunting others. And it's making it difficult or unsafe for laborers to pick the harvest.

(Image credit: Anna King/Northwest News Network)

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Generous Giving Or Phony Philanthropy? A Critique Of Well-Meaning 'Winners'

Anand Giridharadas spent time with tech entrepreneurs and affluent elites who want to change the world. But in a new book, he writes that their market-based mantras only maintain inequalities.

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Investigators Track Contaminated Lettuce Outbreak To A Cattle Feedlot

Vegetable farmers in Yuma, Ariz., are asking whether they can co-exist in the same valley with a large cattle feedlot. Those cattle are blamed for contaminating lettuce with toxic E. coli bacteria.

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In 'Operation Finale,' Ben Kingsley Summons The Evil Of A Holocaust Architect

A new film sees the veteran actor portraying Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi SS officer responsible for transporting millions of Jews to death camps, as he is brought to justice well after World War II.

(Image credit: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures)

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French, British Boats Clash In English Channel Over Scallop Catches

A breakdown in talks blamed partly on Brexit has led the British to resume fishing the lucrative seabed off Normandy throughout the year, while French boats are restricted for part of the year.

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What if Ketamine Actually Works Like an Opioid?

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:30
Researchers report that ketamine may be working on the brain’s opioid system. The study is small, but if replicated, the findings could have big implications for the treatment of depression.
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