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Elections Don’t Work at All. You Can Blame the Math

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:44
San Francisco still doesn’t have a new mayor. But that’s democracy for you.
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Former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix Testifies Before Parliament

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:38
Alexander Nix testified before Parliament, but provided more bluster than answers.
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Star Wars and the Battle of the Ever-More Toxic Fan Culture

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 15:18
The Force is weak with the trolls who harassed 'The Last Jedi' actress Kelly Marie Tran on Instagram.
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Sonos Beam Soundbar: Price, Details, Release Date

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:30
The latest smart speaker from Sonos plays music and works as a soundbar for your TV. It also lets you control your smart home with your voice.
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Apple's Plans to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Your Phone

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:26
New tools for developers make it easier to integrate machine learning into apps; it's like training wheels for AI.
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Motorola Moto Z3 Play: Price, Specs, Release Date, Mods

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:30
Motorola's modular dreams are alive and well with the latest Z series phone.
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12 Killer Deals on Google Devices, Amazon Echo, and Headphones We Love

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:00
Four different Google devices are on sale this week, along with several more WIRED Recommends products!
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The Dawn of Mobile Convenience Stores—and (Maybe) Free Car Rides

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 08:00
Startups like Cargo, which allow you to buy convenience-store items from ride-hailing drivers, point to a future where your commute doesn’t cost a cent—because you, friend, are the product.
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Does It Matter If China Beats the US to Build a 5G Network?

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:00
The rivalry to build the next-generation wireless network is partly a matter of national ego, but faster speeds and greater data capacity will give businesses real advantages.
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An Encryption Upgrade Could Upend Online Payments

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:00
While ditching TLS 1.0 encryption will benefit the payments ecosystem, it'll be rough going for those with older devices.
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Crispr Fans Fight for Egalitarian Access to Gene Editing

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 07:00
The applications of gene editing tech will be shaped by the values of the societies that wield it.
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Solar Panels Power New Schools—and New Ways of Learning

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 06:00
Nationwide, K-12 schools are leading an oh-so-green zero-energy building boom.
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Elon Musk Calms Down, and More From Tesla's Shareholder Meeting

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 20:53
At the automaker’s annual shareholder meeting, the CEO struck a conciliatory note while providing updates on Model 3 production, Autopilot, Tesla's Supercharger network, veganism, and more.
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Apple's New AR Features Are Proof That Wearables Are Coming

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 18:17
No one onstage at WWDC yesterday used the phrase "smart glasses." They didn't have to.
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The Ghost of John Perry Barlow Lives in His Posthumous Memoir

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:34
Mother American Night will become the crucial document for understanding the trippy, contradictory life and work of the internet pioneer and Grateful Dead lyricist.
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What Will Microsoft's GitHub Buy Mean For Controversial Code?

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:42
The tech giant will officially acquire the legendary developer platform. The question now is what happens to some of the code it hosts.
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WWDC 2018: Tech Addiction and the Paradox of Apple's 'Screen Time' Tools

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:16
Apple, like much of Silicon Valley, wants to cure the disease it caused. But it could go further.
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Why Apple Can’t Tackle Digital Wellness in a Vacuum

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:42
The company has unveiled a suite of time-management tools to help balance your digital and real lives—*without* consulting researchers.
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Elon Musk and the Unnerving Influence of Twitter's Power Users

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:05
Twitter has increasingly become a place where a small number of elite users commandeer huge followings—and they don't always use their power for good.
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WWDC 2018: Apple's Software Chief Details How iOS Apps Will Run on Macs

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:41
In an exclusive interview, Apple's Craig Federighi explains how developers will be able to get their iOS apps working on Macs.
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