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Instagram Adds 2FA, Account Verification in Security Update

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 13:00
The Facebook-owned platform launches robust two-factor authentication and now has a more transparent user verification system.
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Hurricane Maria Caused 2,975 Deaths In Puerto Rico, Independent Study Estimates

The number from a study commissioned by Puerto Rico's government is much higher than the government's official death toll of 64.

(Image credit: Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images)

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Panel: Docs Should Focus On Preventing Depression In Pregnant Women, New Moms

A U.S. health panel says physicians should identify pregnant women and new mothers who are at high risk of depression and refer them to talk therapy before they show worsening symptoms.

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Lights of Java

NASA Image of the Day - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 10:57
Astronauts get to observe the Earth in all her beauty from aboard the International Space Station. A member of the Expedition 56 crew currently onboard the station took this nighttime image of Java, Indonesia's largest island.
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Best Fitness Trackers (2018): Fitbit, Suunto, Garmin, Nokia, Apple Watch

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 09:00
Do you need a wearable for skiing, or for counting your dance steps at a wedding? We've found the best for every body.
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Agriculture Dept. Will Pay $4.7 Billion To Farmers Hit In Trade War

Most of the money – more than $3.6 billion – will go to soybean farmers. Last year, China bought nearly a third of all soybeans grown in the U.S.

(Image credit: Nova Safo/AFP/Getty Images)

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Your Next Weather Apocalypse: The Smokestorm

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 08:00
Atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass coined the word "smokestorm" to describe city-choking air conditions. Here's what he says we need to do to prevent another one.
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Don’t Pretend Facebook and Twitter’s CEOs Can’t Fix This Mess

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 08:00
CEO naiveté is not a credible excuse for letting fake news and harassment flourish on your platform.
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A Vet's Suicide Pushes The VA To Do Better

Former Army Sgt. John Toombs was thrown out of the residential drug treatment program at the Murfreesboro, Tenn., VA - and died by his own hand. The center's new building may be named in his memory.

(Image credit: Kristina Krug for NPR)

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Esperanza Spalding Is The 21st Century's Jazz Genius

The ways in which Spalding's music is the most radical are perhaps the most easily overlooked: how, through her singing and playing, she challenges gender norms across styles.

(Image credit: Photo Illustration: A163/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images and Angela Hsieh/NPR)

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Why I Just Can't Quit Watching Reality Dating Shows

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:00
Social experiments like 'Are You the One?' meld fact and fantasy into something that's more like the real thing than you might expect.
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How to Get the Most Out of Gmail’s New Features

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:00
Master the new UI faster than you can say “automatic migration.”
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How Technology Is Changing the Way We Love: A WIRED Investigation

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:00
Throughout the week, we'll be reckoning with the state of romance in an on-demand world.
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Want Flying Cars? SkyRyse Says Start With Smarter Helicopters

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:00
The Silicon Valley startup believes in the promise of personal air transport, but it's not waiting for advanced tech to materialize to put its tech into the air.
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Has Tech Ushered in a Golden Age of Long-Distance Dating?

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 07:00
Communicating has never been easier, but there are still limits to the intimacy we can experience with conventional technology.
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Keeping Tesla Public Won't Save Elon Musk From the SEC—or Angry Investors

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 06:00
The decision not to take his automaker private doesn't do much to shield the CEO from a reported SEC investigation, and shareholders who say his unexpected tweet cost them money.
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McCain Death, Florida Shooting Cast Shadows On Tuesday's Primaries

A Senate candidate in Arizona raised eyebrows with comments about McCain a day before he died. A Trump ally is vying to be governor of Florida, where a gun debate was reignited by a weekend tragedy.

(Image credit: Chris O'Meara/AP)

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Haute Pot: How High-End California Chefs Are Cashing In On Marijuana

From TV series to cookbooks to cannabis-infused menus at upscale restaurants, pot cuisine is becoming an increasingly lucrative niche — and state and local laws are struggling to catch up.

(Image credit: Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images)

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China's Newest Aircraft Carrier, 'Type 001A,' Reportedly Begins Sea Trials

The vessel, China's second aircraft carrier and the first to be domestically produced, is expected to spend up to a year in sea trials before being handed over to the Chinese navy for commissioning.

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Anti-Immigrant Protest Turns Violent In Eastern German City Of Chemnitz

The incident, with right-wing protesters, some thrusting Nazi salutes, as well as leftist counterprotesters, was triggered by the arrest of a Syrian and Iraqi man in connection with a fatal stabbing.

(Image credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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