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Science Journals Are Purging Racist, Sexist Work. Finally

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 08:00
Getting rid of harmful papers is a vital step toward reestablishing readers' trust. Next, publishers should target articles that are flawed in other ways.
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Hong Kong Is a Troubling Case Study in the Death of Democracy

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 07:00
A free press suppressed. A vote postponed. Dissent criminalized. China’s insidious reengineering of the region marches on, but not without a fight.
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The Best iPad (2020): Which Apple Tablet Should You Buy?

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 07:00
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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WIRED25 Day 1: Be Empathetic to Each Other

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 21:57
Guests like Gabriela Cámara, Ghetto Gastro, Nia DaCosta, and Brie Larson discussed how to understand where others are coming from, whether through food or films.
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How VR—and Marvel Superheroes—Might Elicit Empathy

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 21:05
At WIRED's virtual conference, actress Brie Larson, VR director Elijah Allan-Blitz, and Magic Labs Media founder Van Jones talked about their new short films.
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WIRED25: Ghetto Gastro Sees Food as a Weapon

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 19:59
As part of a conversation with Gabriela Cámara at our virtual conference, the cofounders of the “Black Power Kitchen of Tomorrow” say that what we eat can both empower and oppress us.
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Director Nia DaCosta on the Real-World Horrors in 'Candyman'

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 18:52
At this year's WIRED25, the writer-director talked about rebooting the classic slasher and the future of filmmaking after the pandemic.
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WIRED25: Netflix’s Reed Hastings on Broadening Your Horizons

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 17:47
At the virtual event honoring our annual list of innovators and icons, he talked about why TV and movies will someday "be small."
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Oculus Quest 2 Review: The Best Way to VR

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 17:00
Sometimes the sequel is better, the Quest 2 is a virtually flawless improvement on the original.
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'Spellbreak' Conjures Up a Unique Spin on Battle Royale

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 16:18
So many games in the format lean on the same old tropes. This one has wizards instead.
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Feds Charge Chinese Hackers With Ripping Off Video Game Loot From 9 Companies

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:28
A group known as Barium allegedly attacked hundreds of targets around the globe—and manipulated in-game goods and currency.
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Why Are 2 Million People Still Getting Netflix DVDs by Mail?

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:00
The company still gets a healthy slice of revenue from disc rentals—but the service has suffered as a result of the pandemic.
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Ethical Tech Starts With Addressing Ethical Debt

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 09:00
The rise of “zoombombing” is just the latest example of why developers need to plan for harmful misuses as much as potential costly bugs.
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Is the Internet Conscious? If It Were, How Would We Know?

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:00
As always, our tech advice columnist is here to help.
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Netflix's 'Challenger' Is a Gripping Look at NASA in Crisis

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:00
A new four-part documentary about the ill-fated Challenger mission highlights the risk of putting bureaucracy before science in human spaceflight
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How to Play Xbox and PC Games on Your Android Phone

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:00
Microsoft's Game Pass Ultimate cloud-enabled gaming service launched (formerly called Project xCloud). Here's how to check it out.
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A Utah Company Claims It Invented Contact Tracing Tech

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 08:00
Blyncsy wants states using Apple and Google technology to pay it $1 per resident. It may not win, but the patent tussle could deter others from adopting apps.
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There's No Better Time to Be an Amateur Radio Geek

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 07:00
Once considered a nerdy basement hobby, lo-fi transmissions from ordinary folks save lives during wildfires, hurricanes, and other climate disasters.
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America’s Top Science Journal Has Had It With Trump

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 07:00
The editor of Science has abandoned staid academic-speak to take on falsehoods in the White House—decorum be damned.
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How an Epic Series of Tech Errors Hobbled Miami’s Schools

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 07:00
It started with the district hiring a little-known virtual charter school company, which led to balky connections and an even more troublesome curriculum.
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