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Growers Are Beaming Over The Success Of Lasers To Stave Off Thieving Birds

Laser beams that sweep erratically across crops have shown promise in protecting harvests from loss caused by birds. But researchers are still studying whether the beams may harm the animals' retinas.

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Police Departments Need to Stop Posting Mugshots on Twitter

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 08:00
Opinion: When police departments post photos of protestors on social media, it puts them at risk of harassment, or worse.
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Chasing A Dream: An Ambulance Service That People Can Trust

As Sierra Leone's first national ambulance service revs up, there are a few bumps in the road.

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The Creative Ways Your Boss Is Spying on You

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 07:00
The most common snooping techniques are relatively subtle, but trouble emerges when employers invest too much significance in these metrics.
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RadWagon Review: Finally, an Affordable E-Cargo Bike

Wired Top Stories - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 07:00
Rad Power's RadWagon makes hauling groceries and kids a breeze, at a price you can actually pay.
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Election Security Becomes A Political Issue In Georgia Governor's Race

The Republican candidate, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, is the state's top election official. He's been criticized for not doing enough to secure Georgia's voting systems.

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Hawaii Democratic Primaries: Gov. David Ige, Ed Case, Tulsi Gabbard Lead Results

Hawaii is heavily Democratic and the primary is the most competitive election. Hawaii Gov. David Ige appeared to hold on to his job, while former Rep. Ed Case looks set to return to Washington.

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V.S. Naipaul, Controversial Author And Nobel Laureate, Dies At 85

Naipaul was born in Trinidad, and his relationship to his birthplace was nothing if not complicated. He was often criticized for the way he depicted developing countries in his novels.

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Stealing a Plane Isn't Easy. How Did It Happen in Seattle?

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 15:49
Investigators are asking how a man managed to steal, fly, and crash a plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport without authorization.
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Police Bodycams Can Be Hacked to Doctor Footage

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 15:00
Analysis of five body camera models marketed to police departments details vulnerabilities could let a hacker manipulate footage.
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Congressman Charged With Insider Trading Changes His Mind: He Won't Run Again

Rep. Chris Collins said that by suspending his campaign, he was acting in the best interests of his constituents, the GOP and President Trump. But his name may stay on the ballot anyway.

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'We Are Resilient:' Memorials, Heavy Police Presence Mark Charlottesville Anniversary

A year after white supremacists marched through town with tiki torches, Charlottesville residents say they wanted people to know the city "isn't a hashtag."

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The Russia Investigations: Is Robert Mueller Stumbling Into Time Trouble?

This week in the Russia investigations: The White House wants to either get the deal it wants from the special counsel's office or get safely past what it believes is a Labor Day cutoff.

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Vladimir Putin Is Basically Tywin Lannister

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 09:00
The title of chess champion Garry Kasparov's book 'Winter Is Coming' is no accident.
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The FCC's Fake DDoS Attack, WannaCry Hits an Apple Supplier, and More Security News This Week

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 09:00
The PGA Tour gets hit with ransomware, Wikileaks says the US Senate wants a word, and more.
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Yosemite Valley To Reopen After Closure Due To Fire and Smoke

Yosemite Valley is scheduled to reopen next week while firefighters continue to fight the Ferguson fire. Still, climate scientists and forest managers say change is at hand for the iconic National Park.

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Gets Mellow

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, once notorious for nudity and brawls, eases into its 78th year.

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Rural America Faces A Crisis In 'Adequate Housing'

Small towns have their own version of the housing crisis: not enough homes being built, plus a lack of move-in ready homes. Local leaders say it's hard to expand the tax base without more homes.

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The Site Of The Berlin Airlift Now Serves As Refugee Shelter And Big Open Park

Berlin postcard: Tempelhof Field, a former airport that's had many functions in history, from Nazi camp to U.S. base, now hosts modular homes for migrants and fun recreational areas.

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This Weekend's Best Deals: LG, Apple, Dell and More

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 08:00
This weekend's picks include deals from LG, Apple, and Dell.
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