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Urban Arrow Family Review: The Best Electric Cargo Bike

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 08:00
This light, maneuverable front-loader comes with padded seats that make it the best electric cargo bicycle for a family.
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Google Moves to Secures the Cloud From Itself

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 08:00
Confidential Virtual Machines allows Google Cloud Services Customers to keep data secret—even when it's being actively processed.
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Conspiracy Theories Aside, Here's What Contact Tracers Really Do

Recently, the idea of contact tracing has triggered some colorful misinformation campaigns. It's actually a tried-and-true public health tool that can curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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The Latest Covid Party Story Gets a Twist

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 07:00
Like any urban legend, this one changes slightly with each telling.
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The Equity-Diversity-Inclusion Industrial Complex Gets a Makeover

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 07:00
Companies and universities have long relied on seminars to reduce racism, despite lackluster results. Maybe institution leaders can salvage the format.
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Could Trump Win the War on Huawei—and Is TikTok Next?

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/14/2020 - 07:00
In a plot twist, the administration’s assault on the Chinese telecom giant is gaining traction. At heart, the US has an interest in its own electronic surveillance capabilities.
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French Health Care Workers Given A Raise, Honored On Bastille Day

Nurses and healthcare workers will get about $208 a month more in their paychecks. The annual Bastille Day celebrations are also being used to thank those on the front lines of the pandemic.

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Hong Kong Disneyland Closes Due To Coronavirus

A city health official called the virus' spread in Hong Kong "a bit out of control," according to a report from Asia Times. Hong Kong has reported 1,469 cases of the coronavirus and seven deaths.

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The Customer Is Always Right. Except When They Won't Wear A Mask

In the age of COVID-19, most people follow social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines when they enter retail stores and restaurants. But then there are the nightmare customers who won't comply.

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Australia Grapples With New Surge In COVID-19 Cases

The chief health officer for Victoria state, where the city of Melbourne is located, announced 270 new cases Tuesday and warned of hundreds of hospitalizations in the coming weeks.

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Oregon And West Virginia Will Shrink Social Gatherings To Combat COVID-19

Officials in both Oregon and West Virginia are tightening the limits as coronavirus cases rise in their states.

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New York To Require Contact Info From Air Travelers From States That Must Quarantine

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is deploying teams to check for proof that travelers getting off flights have completed forms before leaving airports across the state.

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California Closes Indoor Businesses Statewide As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Restaurants, movie theaters and museums are among the businesses required to suspend their indoor operations statewide under Gov. Gavin Newsom's Monday announcement. Bars must close entirely.

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'The Old Guard' Director Gina Prince-Bythewood on Avoiding 'Sexy Catfights'

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 18:10
The woman at the helm of of Netflix's new action flick talked to WIRED about comics, diversity in Hollywood, and centering women, especially women of color, in a genre so dominated by white men.
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Miami Hospital ICU Doctor: New Influx Of Patients Is Younger Than Before

Dr. David J. De La Zerda, the director of medical ICU at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, says that many of the patients he's seeing are people in their 20s, 30s and 40s with no medical history.

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U.S. Military Is Sending Medical Staff To COVID-19 Hotspots

More than 700 military health professionals are being sent to southern and western states where cases have skyrocketed, military officials say.

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Schools, Businesses, Cities Push Back On Rule Blocking Some International Students

The Trump administration says it will ban international students in the fall if their education is online-only. Colleges and businesses say that decision could devastate the economy.

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At U.K. Care Home, Residents Brilliantly Recreate Iconic Album Covers On Twitter

Robert Speker wanted to keep spirits up while visitors and outside entertainment were banned due to COVID-19. His ingenious idea: cast the residents as rock stars.

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Red Ink Overflowing: In June, U.S. Borrowed A Typical Year's Worth

The federal deficit is ballooning as the government tries to cushion the blow from the coronavirus pandemic. June's shortfall totals $864 billion — more than in an entire typical year.

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U.N. Report Says Pandemic Could Push Up To 132 Million People Into Hunger

The U.N. says it's too early to determine the full impact of coronavirus lockdowns and other measures. But it says the virus could cause between 83 million and 132 million people to go hungry.

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