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13 Best Deals This Weekend: AirPods, Roomba, LG TVs, and More

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 07:00
Need new gear? There are a lot of great sales going on, from discounts on the OnePlus 7T to Lenovo laptops.
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Bell's New Design Could Make Helicopters Quieter—and Safer

Wired Top Stories - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 07:00
The new aircraft, which ditches the noisy tail rotor for four fans, may also be a step toward electric-powered flight.
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6 Things To Watch In The Nevada Caucuses

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the favorite, but does Elizabeth Warren peel away some progressives after a fiery debate performance? Former Vice President Biden has a lot on the line — and a lot to prove.

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HBO Max Wants To Know, How You Doin'? As It Teases 'Friends' Reunion

WarnerMedia announced the six principle cast members of 'Friends' will reunite for an unscripted special in May 2020 — 16 years after the iconic sitcom went off the air.

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Russia Doesn't Want Bernie Sanders. It Wants Chaos

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:41
The point of Kremlin interference has always been to find democracy’s loose seams, and pull.
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Study Finds Century-old Combat Helmet Superior Shield Against Brain Trauma

Combat helmets have always been made to protect against blunt objects, not blast waves. Despite improvements in helmet design, battlefield brain injuries continue.

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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Launches Political Group To Boost Progressive Candidates

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., rolled out a political action committee to help raise money for outsider candidates — some running against her own House colleagues.

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Sony and Facebook Drop Out of GDC and PAX East Due to Covid-19 Fears

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 18:46
Both companies cite the health of their employees as the main concern.
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Thailand's Constitutional Court Dissolves Major Opposition Party

The court said the party's leader violated election law because he gave the new party about $6 million – far more than Thai law allows for political donations. He insists the money was a loan.

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Canadian PM Trudeau Says Rail Barricades 'Must Come Down', Doesn't Say How

Protesters have blocked key railways, shutting train traffic in much of the country. Demonstrators are trying to stop a pipeline project being built through the lands of the Wet'suwet'en people.

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Here's Another Chance to Weigh In on the FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:35
An appeals court ordered the FCC to seek comments on whether its new regime hurts public safety or low-income consumers. 
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'Antarctica Melts,' NASA Says, Showing Effects Of A Record Warm Spell

Taken just nine days apart, two images illustrate the impact a recent warm period had on the Antarctic Peninsula. NASA says such warmth "has become more common in recent years."

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Bloomberg: 3 Women Who Made 'Complaints About Comments' Can Seek NDA Releases

The announcement comes two days after Mike Bloomberg faced tough questions about the issue in a Democratic debate.

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Wells Fargo Paying $3 Billion To Settle U.S. Case Over Fraudulent Customer Accounts

The bank agreed to settle charges brought by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission over accounts, debit cards and other products that customers did not request.

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Why Are Swarms Of Locusts Wreaking Havoc In East Africa?

Clouds of the insects can stretch for miles, devouring vegetation and destroying crops. Locust experts say time is running out to get the swarms under control because they multiply so quickly.

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Bloomberg Has Already Spent $450 Million On Ads Since Launching His Campaign

His spending on television and radio ads alone surpasses the $338.3 million that Obama's campaign spent on those ads during his entire 2012 campaign.

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Wait, Is That Backpack … Floating?

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 14:27
A new pack from HoverGlide looks like magic. But there's a perfectly good physics explanation.
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Lesotho Prime Minister Fails To Appear In Court To Face Charges In 1st Wife's Murder

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's previous wife was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017. His current wife has already been charged in the murder.

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Iraq's Protests Shook The Government. Now The Movement Is Nearly Crushed

The powerful protests, which led a prime minister to resign, are reeling since influential cleric Muqtada al-Sadr turned on the movement.

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How Trump Hollowed Out US National Security

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:58
Acting director of national intelligence Richard Grenell is just the latest in a cascade of temporary or vacant personnel in critical government positions. 
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