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You Don't Have to React to Every Post and Text You See—Promise

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 07:00
Feeling the need to tack a reaction on everything you see is stressful. But you don't have to do it.
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Hacked Water Heaters Could Trigger Mass Blackouts Someday

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 07:00
A new study found that just 42,000 of those hacked home devices could be enough to leave a country of 38 million people in the dark.
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With Syria's War Nearly Over, Victims Take The Battle To European Courts

Syria's President Bashar Assad is on the verge of winning the war. But refugee activists are waging new battles against the regime from Europe.

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To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

In the past century, many Americans have lost the ability to sit in a way that doesn't strain their backs. Specialists say we could take a lesson from excellent sitters from other cultures.

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White House Takes Aim At Financial Protections For Military

Documents obtained by NPR show proposed changes that critics say would leave service members vulnerable to getting ripped off when they buy cars.

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Ambitious 'Human Cell Atlas' Aims To Catalog Every Type Of Cell In The Body

Already the project has revealed a previously unknown type of cell in the windpipe that might play a role in cystic fibrosis — and lead to a new treatment, scientists say.

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After 17 Days And 1,000 Miles, A Mother Orca's 'Tour Of Grief' Is Over

After carrying her calf's corpse for an unusually long time, a "remarkably frisky" Tahlequah, or J-35, as the orca's known, was seen Saturday chasing a school of salmon with fellow members of her pod.

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Fax Machines Are Still Everywhere, and Wildly Insecure

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 18:00
Researchers have demonstrated that sending a single malicious fax is all it takes to break into a network.
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For Some Facebook Employees, Free Food Is Coming To An End

Some cities in the Bay Area want to stop tech companies from offering free or discounted food in their cafeterias. The idea is to make employees go to local businesses for their meals.

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To Identify a Hacker, Treat Them Like a Burglar

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 17:00
A preliminary study shows that hackers penetrate systems in unique, documentable ways—just like criminals in the physical world.
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Washington Prepares For White Supremacist Rally

An update on the march by white supremacists in Washington D.C.

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A Clever Android Hack Takes Advantage of Sloppy Storage

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 16:00
The so-called man in the disk attack uses Android's permissive external storage to wreak havoc on devices.
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Hackers Turned an Amazon Echo Into a Spy Bug

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 15:00
Researchers found they could turn the smart speakers into surveillance devices—if they could get their own attack tool on the same Wi-Fi.
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Invisible Mouse Clicks Let Hackers Burrow Deep into MacOS

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 13:00
A former NSA hacker finds a new way malware can take control of a Mac's mouse for a powerful intrusion technique.
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Utah Sending The Nation's First Woman State Senator To D.C., As A Statue

Utah plans to send a statue of suffragette, senator and polygamist Martha Hughes Cannon to represent the state in the U.S. Capitol. It's a subtle approach to changing perceptions of women in Utah.

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D.C. Prepares For White Supremacist Rally And Counterprotests

A white supremacist rally is expected next to the White House on Sunday, one year after the "Unite The Right" demonstration by the same organizer turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va.

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The Techies Turning Kenya Into a Silicon Savannah

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 10:00
The country is home to a $1 billion tech scene.
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Alex Jones Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 09:00
Last week the Infowars founder was booted from several platforms—but not Twitter.
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Elon Musk’s Tweets, Tesla Might Go Private, Uber Loses in NYC, and More Car News

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 09:00
Plus, we chat with Kodiak Robotics, a new autonomous trucking startup, and Steve McQueen’s Ford Mustang Bullitt is back.
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For Wisconsin's Dairy Farmers, Tariffs Could Reshape The Race For The Senate

Retaliatory tariffs on dairy may put dairy farmers in Wisconsin, a state won by Donald Trump in 2016, up for political grabs in this year's midterm elections.

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