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Tesla Arcade Let’s You Play a Videogame Right in Your Car

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 19:57
Tesla gives drivers access to games they can play on the center screen, including Beach Buggy Racing 2. The car has to be in park, however.
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Lawmakers Express Privacy Concerns About Facebook’s Libra

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 19:03
Officials in Europe and the US worry about user privacy and how Facebook will handle data stemming from its cryptocurrency.
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Putting A Price On Chat: Slack Is Going Public At $16 Billion Value

In just five years, Slack has grown to more than 10 million users and become a verb in the process. "I'll Slack you" is shorthand for sending a message via the chat platform. Now it's going public.

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Korean Cars Are Officially the Best, a Blood-Powered Robot, and More News

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 18:34
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Alabama's Africatown Hopes For Revival After Slave Ship Discovery

The Clotilde was discovered last month in the Mobile River, bringing new attention to a small community founded by African captives who were brought to the U.S. on the ship.

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U.N. Report Implicates Saudi Crown Prince In Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

After a five-month probe of Khashoggi's death, a special U.N. investigator concluded it was "inconceivable that an operation of this scale could be implemented without the Crown Prince being aware."

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The English Rose, in All Its Frankensteined Glory

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 16:36
A rose is a rose is a rose—just not to the English.
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Facebook’s Libra Reveals Silicon Valley’s Naked Ambition

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 16:09
Cloaked in the guise of making the world a better place, the cryptocurrency project is really another attempt to go big or go home.
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Judge's Order Sets Up Potential New Block Against Census Citizenship Question

The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the Trump administration's plans for a citizenship question. But an order by a federal judge in Maryland could complicate the question's legal fate.

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NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sex Cult Case

The secretive group espoused a philosophy of self-help but was accused of recruiting women as sex slaves. Charges against Raniere, known as "Vanguard," included sex trafficking and racketeering.

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More Bad Buzz For Bees: Record Numbers Of Honey Bee Colonies Died Last Winter

An annual survey of beekeepers shows the rate of colony death last winter was the highest reported since the survey began thirteen years ago.

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I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers

Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades earlier.

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Democrats Blast Biden For Recalling 'Civil' Relationship With Segregationists

At a fundraiser Tuesday night, the former vice president talked about working with former Sens. James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, two segregationist Democrats.

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Cold War Spy Photos Show How Fast Himalaya Glaciers Are Melting

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 13:59
By turning declassified images into a 3D model of the Himalayas, scientists found that the mountain's glaciers are melting twice as fast as before 2000.
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JD Power Says Korean Cars Beat US and Europe in Quality

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 13:05
New car owners report fewer problems than in past years. But infotainment systems are proving troublesome.
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This Robot Fish Powers Itself With Fake Blood

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 13:00
A new robot lionfish uses a rudimentary vasculature and “blood” to both energize itself and hydraulically power its fins.
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Who In The House Is Calling For Impeachment?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opposes launching an impeachment probe now, arguing it's divisive and requires overwhelming public support. But a growing segment of her caucus is calling for it.

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When Surgeons Are Abrasive To Coworkers, Patients' Health May Suffer

A new study shows a link between how surgeons act around coworkers and their patients' outcomes. Turns out rudeness and other unprofessional behavior isn't just obnoxious, it may be dangerous.

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Hope Hicks Testifies On President Trump's Potential Obstruction Of Justice

The former Trump aide's appearance before the Judiciary Committee is the first time an official from the White House agreed to show up. But Democrats say she is not answering their questions.

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Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged For Now

The Federal Reserve left rates alone, despite pressure from President Trump to pump more money into the economy. But the central bank signaled a willingness to cut rates in the future if needed.

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