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FCC Chair on Trump’s War on the Press: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 11:06pm
Why is it so hard for the FCC chair to say he'll stand up to Trump? The post FCC Chair on Trump's War on the Press: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ appeared first on WIRED.
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I Am Your Samsung Smart TV, and I Am Positively Not Spying On You

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 8:44pm
Why would I pay attention to your increasingly worrisome ideological leanings? I'm a TV! The post I Am Your Samsung Smart TV, and I Am Positively Not Spying On You appeared first on WIRED.
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Looking for New Headphones? Try a Set From Across the Pond

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 5:00pm
When asked to point out the hotbeds of audio innovation on a map, the casual headphone buyer probably wouldn't finger the United Kingdom. The post Looking for New Headphones? Try a Set From Across the Pond appeared first on WIRED.
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It Takes More Than a Shovel to Decode Colorado’s Snowpack (Like Lasers)

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 5:00pm
A day in the field as researchers wring water data from Colorado's snowpack. The post It Takes More Than a Shovel to Decode Colorado's Snowpack (Like Lasers) appeared first on WIRED.
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The CIA Leak Exposes Tech’s Vulnerable Future

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 5:00pm
With its Vault 7 dump, WikiLeaks underscores the fragility beneath the tech industry's unassailable veneer. The post The CIA Leak Exposes Tech’s Vulnerable Future appeared first on WIRED.
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Flight Lab: Take Off in NASA’s Cold War Spy Plane—for Science!

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 4:30pm
And meet the pilot who sucks goop through a straw while looking down at the curvature of the Earth. The post Flight Lab: Take Off in NASA's Cold War Spy Plane—for Science! appeared first on WIRED.
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The Next Great Frontier for Drones Lies in the Ocean Depths

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 4:00pm
The next step in the evolution of drones is about to go down. Literally. The post The Next Great Frontier for Drones Lies in the Ocean Depths appeared first on WIRED.
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How an Atari Chip Set Off a War Among Neuroscientists

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 3:30pm
Neuroscientists may have plenty of bottom-up data about the brain, but they're far from using that data to understand how the organ works. The post How an Atari Chip Set Off a War Among Neuroscientists appeared first on WIRED.
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Watch a Dazzling Screen Made of Thousands of Flying Beads

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 3:00pm
A low resolution screen is designed to elicit emotion. The post Watch a Dazzling Screen Made of Thousands of Flying Beads appeared first on WIRED.
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How the CIA’s Hacking Hoard Makes Everyone Less Secure

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 2:59pm
By keeping dozens of its spying tools secret, the CIA may have left billions of people open to being hacked. The post How the CIA’s Hacking Hoard Makes Everyone Less Secure appeared first on WIRED.
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Apollo Astronauts Weren’t Just Heroes—They Were Fantastic Photographers

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 2:30pm
Inside the golden age of space photography. The post Apollo Astronauts Weren’t Just Heroes—They Were Fantastic Photographers appeared first on WIRED.
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What’s Inside Tiger Balm? Hint: Not Actual Tigers

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 2:00pm
Fiery. Fierce. Sinus-clearing. Anyone who's stood within wafting distance of a marathon knows the smell. The post What's Inside Tiger Balm? Hint: Not Actual Tigers appeared first on WIRED.
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Want to Gut Emission Rules? Prepare for War With California

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 1:30pm
The Golden State is ready for a fight—and it's got a well-stocked arsenal. The post Want to Gut Emission Rules? Prepare for War With California appeared first on WIRED.
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Snap’s IPO Made Its Employees Millionaires—Why Not DJ Khaled?

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 1:00pm
The producer was basically an unofficial board member, but he didn't see a dime of the windfall. The post Snap's IPO Made Its Employees Millionaires—Why Not DJ Khaled? appeared first on WIRED.
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When Your Kid Asks a Question, Hand Them a Book—Not a Phone

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 12:00pm
It'll get them excited about the magic of learning. The post When Your Kid Asks a Question, Hand Them a Book—Not a Phone appeared first on WIRED.
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The Government Might Not Want Energy Star, But Industry Does

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 12:00pm
If you're an environmentally conscious consumer, you probably own more than a few devices bedazzled with an Energy Star logo. That program might be kaput. The post The Government Might Not Want Energy Star, But Industry Does appeared first on WIRED.
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I Tried Trump’s Media Diet. Now Nothing Surprises Me Anymore

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 12:00pm
Even presidents live in filter bubbles. See what the world looks like through Trump's own reality distortion field. The post I Tried Trump's Media Diet. Now Nothing Surprises Me Anymore appeared first on WIRED.
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Google Street View’s Window into How Americans Vote (Look at the Cars)

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 12:00pm
Instead of people, machines will paint the more accurate picture of how people think, live, and spend. The post Google Street View's Window into How Americans Vote (Look at the Cars) appeared first on WIRED.
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No, iPhones Aren’t Luxury Items. They’re Economic Necessities

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 12:16am
The choice between health care and a smartphone is no choice at all. The post No, iPhones Aren't Luxury Items. They're Economic Necessities appeared first on WIRED.
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WikiLeaks CIA Dump Gives Russian Hacking Deniers the Perfect Ammo

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 12:03am
The latest document dump doesn't prove the CIA faked the Russian hacking scandal, but online it doesn't have to. The post WikiLeaks CIA Dump Gives Russian Hacking Deniers the Perfect Ammo appeared first on WIRED.
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