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HTC Vive Cosmos VR Headsets (2020): Price, Details, Availability

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:00
By giving you the ability to easily upgrade your headset using snap-on faceplates, HTC lowers VR's biggest barrier to entry: price.
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Celebrating John Glenn's Historic Mission

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 09:27
On February 20, 1962, NASA launched one of the most important flights in American history.
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ILM Used 'Fortnite' Tech to Make Virtual Sets for 'The Mandalorian'

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 09:00
Those beautiful landscapes Baby Yoda played in? They were created on a virtual production platform called StageCraft. Now any director can use it.
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Governments Are Clamping Down On Foreign Tech Investments

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 09:00
China, Israel, Russia, and the US are among the many countries blurring the line between prudence and paranoia.
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The US Blames Russia's GRU for Sweeping Cyberattacks in Georgia

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 08:10
By calling out Russia for digital assaults on its neighboring country, the US hopes to head off similar efforts at home.
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The Best iPad (2020): Which Apple Tablet Should You Buy?

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 08:00
Choosing an iPad is more complicated than it needs to be, but we're here to help with our complete guide to all of Apple's tablets.
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How a Princess Cruise Became a Coronavirus Catastrophe

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 08:00
The 2,666 passengers signed up for a two-week vacation. They ended up at the heart of a global epidemic.
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All Ears: Some New Ways To Hear Distortion

Distortion is familiar to most of us — a 'staticky noise,' a 'noisy static.' But in the right hands, its uses can bloom and its rigid contours soften.

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Bluetooth-Related Flaws Threaten Dozens of Medical Devices

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:00
Hundreds of smart devices—including pacemakers—are exposed thanks to a series of vulnerabilities in the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol. 
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Cities Fighting Climate Woes Hasten 'Green Gentrification'

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:00
Seawalls, parks, and elevated buildings can protect against rising tides. But they can also push the price of housing up, and longtime residents out.
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Coronavirus Is Contagious, But Kids Seem Less Vulnerable So Far

A small study from China finds infected babies have only mild symptoms. And a study of pregnant women who were infected with the virus evaluates whether it can be passed on to their babies.

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Shootings In Germany Kill 10; Police Suspect Far-Right Extremism

The suspected gunman, who was later found dead at his apartment, reportedly opened fire at two hookah bars frequented by Kurdish customers in the city of Hanau, near Frankfurt.

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White House Appoints Outspoken Ambassador As New Acting Head Of Intelligence

Richard Grenell, the vocal and frequently controversial U.S. envoy in Berlin, replaces another acting director. Grenell, a Trump loyalist, has no background in intelligence.

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Human Trafficking Survivor Settles Lawsuit Against Motel Where She Was Held Captive

Lisa Ricchio recently settled a first-of-its-kind lawsuit under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. She sued the motel where she was held captive, accusing it of turning a blind eye to her abuse.

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Disparities In Government Contracting Hurt Minority-Owned Businesses

Despite affirmative action goals meant to make up for disparities, white-owned businesses win most of the bids for government work. And in many places the numbers are getting worse.

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6 Takeaways From The Nevada Democratic Debate

It was former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's first debate after spending more than $300 million on ads. He had an uneven performance, especially when it came to his record on women.

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Trusting Injection Drug Users With IV Antibiotics At Home: It Can Work

When patients need long-term treatment with IV antibiotics, hospitals usually let them do it at home — but not if they have a history of injection drug use. A Boston program wants to change that.

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Centuries-Old Law Against Cursing In Public Repealed By Virginia Legislators

"Profane swearing" has been illegal in the commonwealth since 1792. The repeal now awaits the governor's signature.

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Nevada Democratic Primary Debate: Live Updates And Analysis

Six candidates made the cut for the Las Vegas showdown, including former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who has never made the debate stage before.

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Musician Plays Her Violin During Brain Surgery

Doctors wanted to ensure they didn't compromise parts of the brain necessary for playing the violin, so they asked their musician patient to play for them mid-operation.

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