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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Review: Not Your Best Buds

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:00
Sennheiser's high-end earbuds are completely wirefree, but they aren't completely hassle-free.
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Anger, Confusion Over Dwindling Refunds. Is Trump's Tax Plan To Blame?

Tax refunds so far have been smaller than last year's. Some taxpayers kept a bigger share of their income, but for others it reflects an overhaul that rewarded high earners the most.

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Don’t Get Your Valentine an Internet-Connected Sex Toy

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:02
Mozilla expands its “Privacy Not Included” gift guide to the bedroom: It’s all sexy fun and games until someone hacks a WiFi-enabled butt plug.
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Despite Prevention Programs, Sexual Assaults Rise At Military Academies

An anonymous survey found 747 students suffered unwanted sexual contact in the last school year at the Army, Navy and Air Force academies. That's up nearly 50 percent from a survey two years earlier.

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Launch an 80,000-Pound Sled off an Aircraft Carrier? Sure!

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:00
This electromagnetic catapult flings airplanes into the sky (and giant sleds into the water). Here's how to calculate the projectile motion involved.
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Denver Teachers Reach Tentative Deal To End Walkout

"This agreement is a win, plain and simple: for our students; for our educators; and for our communities," said Denver Classroom Teachers Association President Henry Roman.

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Congress Sprints To Pass Border Security Package With Trump's Support Unclear

Congressional leaders are prepared to vote Thursday on a $333 billion bipartisan spending package to avoid the threat of a partial government shutdown.

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Two Satellites Almost Crashed. Here’s How They Dodged It

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 08:00
Close encounters of the orbiting kind are getting so common, the Air Force’s alerts are starting to look like junk mail.
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Texas Man With 3D-Printed Gun And 'Hit List' Of Lawmakers Sentenced To 8 Years

The man printed the gun after a background check stopped him from purchasing a firearm legally. His sentencing comes as lawmakers around the country are trying to expand background check requirements.

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Conspiracy Theorist And Frequent Presidential Candidate Lyndon LaRouche Dies At 96

LaRouche was connected to bizarre conspiracy theories and ran for president eight times between 1976 and 2004.

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10 Ways to Stay Active Indoors (and Sane) in Winter

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:00
Rollerblades, climbing shoes, and more—here’s our favorite gear for warding off the winter blues.
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How Measles Hacks the Body—and Harms Its Victims for Years

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:00
The virus is the most contagious in the world, exploiting the human body's immune system to spread with extreme agility and harming its victims for years.
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Same-Sex Couples Sue For The Right To Marry In Japan

They say the constitution's language on marriage should be reinterpreted. It's the first ever lawsuit challenging the country's rejection of same-sex marriage.

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Astronauts Train for the Boeing Crew Flight Test

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:28
This preflight image from Feb. 6, 2019, shows NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann and Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson during spacewalk preparations and training inside the Space Station Airlock Mockup at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 06:00
Direct democracy! Universal basic income! Fascism!? The inside story of Italy’s Five Star Movement and the cyberguru who dreamed it up.
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When Your Shared Netflix Account Outlasts The Relationship

Sharing of online streaming video and music passwords among sweethearts is a territorial marker, like wearing a boyfriend's sweater. But what happens to custody of the accounts when the love is gone?

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You May Be Surprised To Learn Which Two Countries Are Making The Globe A Lot Greener

Satellite images show the amount of green vegetation on Earth increasing, despite deforestation. But some of the added greenery has a down side.

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Poll: A Year After Parkland, Urgency For New Gun Restrictions Declines

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds the percentage of Americans who think laws covering the sale of firearms should be stricter has dropped 20 points from immediately after the Parkland shooting.

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Airbus To Stop Production Of A380 Superjumbo Jet

The European company says it has no reason to continue production after its biggest customer cut back its orders. Despite much fanfare, the double-decker plane has struggled to find a market.

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NRA Facing Most Formidable Opposition Yet, A Year After Parkland

The gun rights group says it has more dues-paying members than any other grassroots organization, but shifting power in Congress and changing public opinions on gun laws may present challenges.

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