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26.3 billion robocalls made to U.S. mobile phones in 2018

Robocall Radar – Spam Trends: 2018 Report

“Unsolicited robocalls are the #1 source of consumer complaints to the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission. Hiya analyzes more than 11 billion incoming mobile calls per month globally and then leverages its proprietary rule-based algorithm to identify these calls for consumers. Hiya’s Robocall Radar is calculated by extrapolating the total number of unwanted robocalls detected among Hiya’s user base as compared to the entire US mobile subscriber base. Growth in total call volume and the numbers involved with these calls will vary month to month…”

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Homeland Security Created A Fake University In Michigan As Part Of Immigration Sting

Eight alleged recruiters who were paid thousands of dollars for connecting students to the bogus university — which had an actual office space in Farmington Hills, Mich. — have been indicted.

(Image credit: Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR)

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The Unlikely Success And Down-To-Earth Soul Of James Ingram

The gifted songwriter and singer wasn't a born superstar — but became something of a sleeper hit on the strength of his singing, songwriting and history-making collaborations.

(Image credit: Adam Bettcher/WireImage for The Lippin Group)

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Flush With Cash, China Continues to Borrow Billions From The World Bank

From an economic standpoint, China does not need World Bank loans. So why is it still a top borrower?

(Image credit: Koko Nakajima/NPR)

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Hubble Accidentally Discovers a New Galaxy

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:34
Despite the vastness of space, objects tend to get in front of each other.
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Opinion: Here's Why U.S. Aid To Palestinians Needs To Continue

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel B. Shapiro and Washington Institute for Near East Policy senior fellow Dana Stroul warn of the consequences of cutting U.S. assistance.

(Image credit: Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)

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Things We Loved in January, From Smart Glasses to Self-Lacing Shoes

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:00
Plus: Breville's $800 pizza oven, Fender's newest guitar, and a habit-breaking browser extension.
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Photo Gallery: Trippy Nocturnal Photos Capture Japan's Ever-Shifting Aura

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:00
Jean-Vincent Simonet's new book, 'In Bloom,' is anything but typical tourist shots.
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Vermicular Musui-Kamado Review: Luxurious, but Lacking

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:00
This induction-powered, cast-iron multicooker from Japan has an impressive array of capabilities, but it doesn't break any new ground.
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The Punishing Polar Vortex Is Ideal for Cassie the Robot

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:00
While humans suffer, a trunkless pair of ostrich-like legs is braving the frozen grounds of the University of Michigan, for the good of science.
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A Syrian Chocolatier's Legend Lives On In Europe — But Stays Close To Its Roots

Ghraoui chocolate in Damascus was a place fit for queens — literally. But the family that owned it since 1805 moved from war-torn Syria to Hungary to start over, and ended up thriving.

(Image credit: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

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The ‘Complete’ Cancer Cure Story Is Both Bogus and Tragic

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 08:00
An Israeli company claimed it will cure cancer in a year, and the internet erupted. But in this latest viral incident, everyone loses.
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The Very Vortex-y Science of Making Snow From Boiling Water

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 08:00
Turning hot water into snow might as well be the official sport of the polar vortex. Here's what's those water molecules are up to.
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Deep Freeze Puts Strain On Midwest Gas And Electricity Grids

Millions of residents are being asked to turn their thermostats down to ensure there's enough gas for everyone. GM and Ford have suspended some operations in Michigan to help conserve energy.

(Image credit: Detroit Free Press/TNS via Getty Images)

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San Francisco Could Be First to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 07:00
A city supervisor has proposed banning local agencies from using facial recognition technology, warning of the potential bias and invasion of privacy.
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The WIRED Guide to Commercial Human Space Flight

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 07:00
Everything you need to know about SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, and more.
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U. Of Maryland President Delays Retirement By One Year After Football Death

Wallace Loh, who had previously announced he would retire after the death of Jordan McNair, says he will stay on an extra year while the University of Maryland conducts a search for a new leader.

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'We Find A Way To Dance': Inspired By New Orleans, DAWN Reconstructs Beauty From Ruin

Dawn Richard gained fame as a member of R&B group Danity Kane just as her hometown was recovering from Hurricane Katrina. Now a solo artist, she explores her New Orleans roots on a new album.

(Image credit: Robert Arnold/Courtesy of the artist)

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Tesla's Challenge: Leaving Behind The Lap Of Luxury

Tesla is finally turning a profit selling premium electric cars. But CEO Elon Musk doesn't want to make money just selling luxury cars to the world's elite. He's still aiming for the masses.

(Image credit: David Zalubowski/AP)

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Art-Horror-Comedy 'Velvet Buzzsaw' Paints In Broad But Colorful Strokes

Jake Gyllenhaal re-teams with Nightcrawler writer-director Dan Gilroy for this funny Netflix horror film set in the art world that's better at delivering quotably arch lines than sharp satire.

(Image credit: Claudette Barius/Netflix)

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