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EV Upstart Rivian Is Helping to Drive a New Auto Tech Boom

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:00
A explosion of new technologies has companies flooding the auto industry en masse—again.
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Kitty Hawk, Flying Cars, and the Challenges of ‘Going 3D’

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:00
At a startup run by autonomous vehicle mastermind Sebastian Thrun, the dream of flying cars is starting to become reality. But expect flight delays.
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When Workers Control the Code

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:00
The emergence of worker-owned apps could save the gig economy from itself.
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Dueling Mobile Options for Playing Console Games On the Go

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:00
Clip you phone into one of these controllers to play _Fortnite_ and more—with no latency and plenty of joysticking.
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New Gaming Gear That Will Light Your Arcade Fire

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:00
From a mouse that continuously charges to a luxuriously cushy headset, this desktop gaming equipment will help you unleash your full potential.
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Breaking My Phone Addiction—Via My Phone

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:00
Welcome to Internet and Technology Addicts Anonymous.
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Are We There Yet? A Reality Check on Self-Driving Cars

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:00
Fully autonomous cars may never arrive. But we'll all benefit from self-driving tech while we wait.
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Angry Nerd: Just Get Out of My Space

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:00
Need to rent a car for the day? Take mine. But my bed? I'd rather sell a kidney.
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Nissan's EV Hints at World Where Can Auto Designers Go Wild

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:00
A back seat that transforms into a throne, front seats that swivel to face one another—Nissan's IMs concept shows what designers do when tech liberates them.
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My Search for a Boyhood Friend Led to a Dark Discovery

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:00
A surfeit of ugly knowledge is a feature of our age. But when information is everywhere, some things are better left buried.
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How Recommendation Algorithms Run the World

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:00
Companies use recommendation engines to tell you what to buy, read, and watch. But those algorithms aren’t your friends.
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Beyond Annoying: How To Identify The Sounds of A Troublesome Snore

Most snoring is harmless, aside from the misery it might cause your bed mate. In some cases though, it's a sign of sleep apnea, a serious condition. Here's how to know the difference.

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Scientists Dig Into Hard Questions About The Fluorinated Pollutants Known As PFAS

PFAS are a family of chemicals accumulating in the soil, rivers, drinking water and the human body. How much exposure to these substances in clothes, firefighting foam and food wrap is too much?

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After Democrats Surged In 2018, Republican-Run States Eye New Curbs On Voting

After high turnout in the 2018 midterms gave Democrats big gains, several Republican-controlled states are considering changing the rules around voting in ways that might reduce future turnout.

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Most Teachers Don't Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did

As students around the globe participate in Earth Day, a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds 55% of teachers don't teach or talk about climate change and 46% of parents haven't discussed it with their kids.

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'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 2: 'Think Back To Where We Started'

On the eve of the biggest battle yet, the series pauses for an episode that delivers old-school Game of Thrones thrills: characters talking in rooms — including a milestone Jaime/Brienne moment.

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Inside The Mueller Report, This Man Found A Photo Of His Dad Being Used By Russians

Coal miner Lee Hipshire was photographed in 1976 emerging from a mine after a long day's work. Years after his father's death, his son found out the photo was used by Russian trolls to support Trump.

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Photos: Easter Services Around The World

Christians gathered Sunday to mark the the end of Holy Week and celebrate Easter. Pope Francis addressed a crowd of nearly 70,000 people at St. Peter's Square and denounced the violence in Sri Lanka.

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'Complete Chaos': Attacks Devastate Sri Lanka, Leave More Than 200 Dead

More than 200 people have been killed in coordinated bombings across Sri Lanka. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro gets the latest on the ground in Colombo from journalist Lisa Fuller.

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For Mongolia's Ice Shooters, Warmer Winters Mean A Shorter Sports Season

This season's final competition, originally scheduled for mid-March, had to be bumped up by two weeks. "The river was already melting," the town's mayor explained.

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