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The Centuries-Long History of Racism in Surveillance Tech

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 07:00
This week's Get WIRED podcast traces how innovators' biases helped design slave ships, the panopticon, and facial recognition.
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Facebook’s ‘Red Team’ Hacks Its Own AI Programs

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 07:00
Attackers increasingly try to confuse and bypass machine-learning systems. So the companies that deploy them are getting creative.
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OnePlus Nord Review: An Affordable Phone with 6 Good Cameras

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 04:00
OnePlus' new phone, the Nord, isn't available in the US at the moment, but its value is hard to beat. You get a 90-Hz screen, a big battery, great performance, and 5G for 399 euros.
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The Sly Psychology Behind Magicians' Card Tricks

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 10:00
Is this your card? A recent study found that participants will select the suit or number they were primed to choose.
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12 Best Cheap Headphones and Earbuds for $100 or Less (2020)

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 09:00
WIRED Tested. We’ve picked the best affordable in-ear, over-ear, on-ear, wireless, and corded headphones in every price bracket.
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The Best Tarot Card Apps: Learn to Read Tarot at Home

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 08:00
Divination in the digital age has never been easier.
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Looking for Gravitons? Check for the ‘Buzz’

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 08:00
The hypothetical particles are a cornerstone of quantum gravity theories, but they’re famously hard to observe. Yet maybe they create detectable ‘noise.’
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California's Air Pollution Cops Are Eyeing Uber and Lyft

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 07:00
A proposal would require 60 percent of ride-hail miles to be in electric vehicles by 2030. And the companies are on board.
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9 Tips to Keep Your Cloud Storage Safe and Secure

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 07:00
Make sure that your Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive data is protected—while still being easy for you to access.
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AI Helped Uncover Chinese Boats Hiding in North Korean Waters

Sat, 07/25/2020 - 10:00
A combination of technologies helped scientists discover a potentially illegal fishing operation involving more than 900 vessels.
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Russia Tested a Space Weapon Last Week

Sat, 07/25/2020 - 09:00
Twitter hack details, a botnet vigilante, and more of the week's top security news.
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Bikepacking Gear Guide: Tent, Clothing, Frame Packs, Food, Water

Sat, 07/25/2020 - 09:00
Here's what to consider (and what to buy) before safely heading out on a multi-day cycling trip into the hinterlands.
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How to Back Up Your Digital Life: Time Macine, Backblaze, iDrive, Duplicati, and more.

Sat, 07/25/2020 - 08:00
Backups are boring, but they'll save your digital bacon. Here's how to make sure your data lives on even when your PC doesn't.
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In India, Modern Construction Threatens Prehistoric Sites

Sat, 07/25/2020 - 08:00
The plots of land are key to the story of early human migration. But they're rapidly disappearing as infrastructure and agriculture encroach.
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The Hobbies and Products Getting Us Through Quarantine

Sat, 07/25/2020 - 07:00
Here’s what WIRED staff has fallen for thanks to all of the extra time on our hands.
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15 Best Tech Deals This Weekend: Games, Amazon Devices, and More

Sat, 07/25/2020 - 07:00
Smarten up your home and upgrade your audio with these discounts.
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'The Rental' Is a Perfect Movie for Sleepy Summer Nights

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 13:21
Dave Franco’s directorial debut is a lean thriller about a home share from hell.
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'Dark' Is a Carefully Crafted Time Travel Puzzle

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 12:00
Netflix's German science fiction series stuck the landing in its third and final season.
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The 12 Best Laptop Backpacks for Work and Life (2020)

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 09:00
WIRED Tested. Whether you're riding a bike or schlepping around a camera, these professional backpacks do the job right.
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Big Tech’s Antitrust Hearing? They’re (Almost) All Guilty

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 09:00
Apple aside, anticompetitive practices by Amazon, Facebook, and Google have corroded democracy and sabotaged the nation’s pandemic response.
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