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Wealthy Counties Benefited Most From a Flood Relief Program

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 14:00
When the government offered to buy up houses in flood zones, wealthier homeowners took advantage while poorer residents stayed put or fled.
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The Spellbinding Allure of Seoul's Fake Urban Mountains

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:00
Photographer Seunggu Kim spent nearly a decade capturing the manufactured peaks of the city's apartment complexes.
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The Perils of Distracted Fighting

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 09:00
Opinion: Without proper guidelines, smartphones on the battlefield may kill more soldiers than they save.
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26 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories (WIRED's Top 2019 Picks)

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 09:00
Own Nintendo's two-in-one console? These are our picks for the best gaming headsets, chargers, screen protectors, cases, stands, controllers, adapters, and more.
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A Nobel for Gadgets\! Lithium-Ion Batteries Win the Prize

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 08:14
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to an invention at the heart of modern life: the rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
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A Computer Model From Facebook AI Research Group Can Offer You Styling Tips

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 08:00
A new machine learning model suggests small tweaks to your outfit, points to the future of algorithm-based fashion advice.
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Trump's Latest Salvo Against China Targets AI Firms

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 08:00
The US bans trade with six Chinese companies, ostensibly for their work against Uighurs. Analysts say it’s evidence of tech rivalry between the countries.
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A Controversial Plan to Encrypt More of the Internet

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 07:00
The road to routing all Domain Name System lookups through HTTPS is pocked with disagreements over just how much it will help.
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Why Lightning Strikes Twice as Much Over Shipping Lanes

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 07:00
It might sound crazy, but it’s true: The heavens cast their wrath and fury on the ships more than on the fishes.
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"Ripper"—The Inside Story of the Egregiously Bad Videogame

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 07:00
The 1996 title featuring Christopher Walken was held up as an exemplar of gaming’s future. But things didn’t exactly work out that way.
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Russia's Disinformation War Is Just Getting Started

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:28
The Internet Research Agency specifically targeted African Americans, and has not stopped trying to influence elections, a Senate intelligence report says.
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PG&E’s Power Shutoffs Can’t Save California From Wildfire Hell

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 19:40
A staggering 800,000 customers will lose power across the state starting Wednesday. But that won’t fix the mess California's made.
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PlayStation 5 Is Coming, Elon’s in Trouble Again, and More News

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 19:21
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Elon Musk's Mouth, and Tweets, Land Him in Trouble Again

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 19:03
Newly released court documents reveal more backstory to a tweet that became a defamation suit. “I’m a fucking idiot,” the Tesla CEO said in an email.
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These Astounding Performances Made Track's Top Event a Hit

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 14:42
WIRED editor Nick Thompson and running expert Knox Robinson discuss the showstoppers at the IAAF track and field championships in Qatar.
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Trump Takes Aim at the 'Open Skies' Cold War Treaty With Russia

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:21
The Open Skies treaty has provided invaluable intelligence for its 34 signatory countries. Now Donald Trump reportedly wants out.
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The Physics Nobel Goes to the Big Bang and Exoplanets

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:20
James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries of the universe beyond our solar system.
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Bollinger's Electric Pickup and SUV Are Made for the Mud

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:00
The EV startup is packing the battery-driven duo with all the features they need to conquer field and stream.
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The Big Lure of Tiny Keyboards

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:00
Minimalists intent on freeing up desk space are shrinking their keyboards.
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Exclusive: A Deeper Look at the PlayStation 5—Haptics, UI Facelift, and More

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 08:00
Now that the name is official, we've got more details about Sony's next-gen console—from the haptics-packed controller to UI improvements.
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