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Fujifilm X100V Review: Refined and Almost Perfect

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 09:00
Improvements to the beloved series make this one of the best street-friendly compact cameras.
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U.S. Added 273,000 Jobs Last Month, But Economists Brace For Coronavirus Impact

The increase was about 100,000 more than expected and unemployment dipped to 3.5%. The labor market appears resilient, but fears are growing that the coronavirus will take a toll on the economy.

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Hubble Spies Galactic Traffic Jam

NASA Image of the Day - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 08:33
NGC 3887 is one of many galaxies in our universe with spiral arms, just like our own Milky Way. Until the 1960s, the behavior of spiral arms was an astronomical puzzle. The arms emanate from a spinning core and "should" therefore become wound up ever more tightly over time. Instead, they move more slowly, like an interstellar traffic jam.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Is Facebook Forever?

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 08:00
Steven Levy joins the show to discuss his new book, “Facebook: The Inside Story.”
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Measure the Speed of the ISS With Your iPhone

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 08:00
Using just the technology in your pocket, you can gauge the velocity of the space station as it zips across the night sky.
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In Planes and Trains, Mini-Mops and Fog Machines Battle Coronavirus

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 07:00
 Airlines and transit agencies are responding to the health emergency with gloved attendants, less touching, and deeper, more frequent cleaning.
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The Factory Where They Engineer Massive Water Art Pieces

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 07:00
WET, a preeminent water design firm, uses supercomputers and other cutting-edge technology to build the most iconic fountains and water features in the world.
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Best Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra Cases: Spigen, Otterbox

Wired Top Stories - Fri, 03/06/2020 - 07:00
It doesn't matter if you have the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, or S20 Ultra—a case to protect your new phone is a good idea.
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6 Ways Universities Are Responding To Coronavirus

From online classes to warnings against xenophobia — and at least one "COVID-cat" — here's how schools are coping with the global health crisis.

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She Was Focused And Full Of Plans, But Unable To Break Through

Warren occupied an awkward place in the field. She was popular enough to draw those big, loud crowds but wasn't able to mount a serious challenge to the front-runners.

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Bernie Sanders' Call For Young Voters Isn't Working Out The Way He Planned

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders acknowledged this week that the young voters he'd been counting on to boost his candidacy had not shown up at the polls in the strong numbers that he had hoped for.

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Paid Family Leave Bill Faces An Uphill Fight In Colorado

Eight states and Washington, D.C., have paid family leave programs funded through payroll taxes. But a similar bill in blue-state Colorado is being watered down.

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Alabama Executes Man Convicted As Accomplice In Slaying Of Police Officers

The case of Nathaniel Woods garnered national attention, including from Martin Luther King III, the son of the late civil rights leader, who was among those who fought to block the execution.

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Gene sleuths are tracking the coronavirus outbreak as it happens

MIT Technology Review: “In the unprecedented outbreak of a new coronavirus sweeping the world, the germ’s genetic material may ultimately tell the story not just of where it came from, but of how it spread and how efforts to contain it failed.By tracking mutations to the virus as it spreads, scientists are creating a family tree in nearly real time, which they say can help pinpoint how the infection is hopping between countries. When scientists in Brazil confirmed that country’s first case of coronavirus late in February, they were quick to sequence the germ’s genetic code and compare it with over 150 sequences already posted online, many from China. The patient, a 61-year-old from São Paulo, had traveled in Italy’s northern Lombardy region that month, so Italy was likely where he acquired the infection. But the sequence of his virus suggested a more complex story, linking his illness back to a sick passenger from China and an outbreak in Germany. As a virus spreads, it mutates, developing random changes in single genetic letters in its genome. By tracking those changes, scientists can trace its evolution and learn which cases are most closely related. The latest maps already show dozens of branching events.

The data is being tracked on a website called Nextstrain, an open-source effort to “harness the scientific and public health potential of pathogen genome data.” Because scientists are posting data so quickly, this is the first outbreak in which a germ’s evolution and spread have been tracked in so much detail, and almost in real time.

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Book price comparison search engine

booksprice.com: “BooksPrice is a free-of-charge website that enables users to search for the best deals as related to prices of books, CDs, DVDs and other products offered by thousands of stores across the Web. BooksPrice specializes in conducting comparisons of multiple books, CDs and DVDs as part of one single search. BooksPrice is an independent website that is not owned or controlled to any extent by any other business entities. Therefore, all search results are completely objective…”

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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Recovering From Heart Surgery

Dimon, 63, who is the longest-serving head of a major U.S. bank, experienced "an acute aortic dissection" and underwent surgery to repair it Thursday morning, a JPMorgan memo said.

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Maryland Confirms 3 Coronavirus Cases, As COVID-19 Spreads In Other States

"We have been actively preparing for this situation over the last several weeks across all levels of government," Gov. Larry Hogan said on Thursday.

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Trump Says He Still Has To Shake Hands, Despite Coronavirus Concerns

At a town hall Thursday evening, he contradicted health officials' advice to avoid the traditional greeting.

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The EARN IT Act Is a Sneak Attack on Encryption

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 03/05/2020 - 20:22
The crypto wars are back in full swing. 
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After Woody Allen's Memoir Was Signed, Book Publisher's Employees Walk Out

Two days after Ronan Farrow announced he "can't work with" Hachette Book Group after its acquisition of Woody Allen's memoir, employees of the publishing house walked out in protest as well.

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