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This Apple Update Could Prove To Be A True Lifesaver

Apple says it's working with a startup to automatically share the locations of iPhone users with 911 operators in an emergency. Only 911 centers will have access to the information, Apple said.

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Apple's Latest iOS 12 Feature Will Save Lives by Pushing Your Location to 911

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:24
Forget memoji. Apple's push to transmit instant, accurate locations during emergency calls will have a profound effect for first responders.
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After Crackdown, Egypt's LGBT Community Contemplates 'Dark Future'

Homosexuality isn't illegal in Egypt but human rights groups say other laws have been used to target LGBT Egyptians. "Prison killed me. It destroyed me," says an Egyptian woman jailed after a concert.

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House GOP Immigration Bill Would Modify — But Not End — Child Detentions

Under the legislation, children would be held in the same place as their parents if the parents are detained. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., says he'd back a compromise bill.

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World Cup 2018: What's Happened So Far

If this weekend's big matches had one lesson, it was that even great teams don't win every game. The Davids were stronger than expected, and the Goliaths were weighed down by sky-high expectations.

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Another Day at the Office

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:53
"Space was our office yesterday. #EVA51," said International Space Station astronaut Ricky Arnold on Friday.
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Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering, Leaving Status Quo In Place

The court on Monday, in twin partisan gerrymandering cases from Wisconsin and Maryland, said either that challengers didn't have standing or didn't weigh in on the merits of the case.

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New 'LA Times' Owner Wants To Compete With 'New York Times' And 'Washington Post'

Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over the Los Angeles Times on Monday. He said he hopes it will be perceived "not just as a regional paper, but indeed a national paper and hopefully an international paper."

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'Cutting-Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence

With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof for its effectiveness.

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This Tug of War With a Lion Isn't About Strength—It's About Friction

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:00
If you want a fair fight between a lion and a human playing tug of war, you should give the lion a pair of tennis shoes.
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'We Do Not Have A Policy' Of Separating Families, DHS Secretary Nielsen Says

On Sunday, former first lady Laura Bush said, "this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart."

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The Most Promising Indie Games That Showed Up at E3, From 'Sable' to 'NeoCab'

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:00
Sure, the gaming event is a showcase for triple-A blockbusters, but a surprising number of small, thoughtful gems piqued our interest.
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Star Wars News: No, Kathleen Kennedy Isn't Leaving Lucasfilm

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:00
'Solo: A Star Wars Story' underperformed, but it's not a career-ender.
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How Square Made Its Own iPad Replacement

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 09:00
Square has always made hardware, but its new Android-based tablet shows it’s serious about controlling the payments experience.
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How Volvo's Making the Polestar 1 From an Old Concept

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 08:00
Five years after showing off the Concept Coupe, Volvo has resurrected the much-loved design as the first offering from its newly electric-focused brand, Polestar.
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12 Best Tablets for Every Budget in 2018: iPad, Android, Fire HD, Surface

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 08:00
No matter if you prefer Android, iOS, Chrome, or Windows—these are the best tablets we've tried.
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Bureaucracy And Politics Slow Election Security Funding To States

Congress is giving states $380 million to bolster the security of the 2018 elections. But getting that money out to local election officials has been a slow and laborious process.

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You'll Have to Look Closer to Understand These Tiny Worlds

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:00
Photographer Frank Kunert photographs miniature scenes of modern life—with a bizarre twist.
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Fake Video Could End Viral Justice

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:00
Opinion: Videos provide transformative new avenues for justice, often summoning well-deserved Twitter mobs. Deep fakes could change all that.
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The Collapse of a $40 Million Nutrition Science Crusade

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 07:00
The Nutrition Science Initiative promised to study obesity and diabetes the right way. Now it’s broke, president-less, and all but gone.
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