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Friday, December 31, 2021

Is 5G Available for You? Here's How to Find Out

Before you jump on that new iPhone or Google Pixel, maybe make sure 5G is worthwhile or even offered where you live.

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Save Money on Subscriptions Thanks to This iOS Loophole

This is one weird trick, but when it works, it works well and can save you cash on apps.

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Covid Will Become Endemic. The World Must Decide What That Means

The task of 2022 will be figuring out how much action we’re willing to take and how much disease and death we’ll tolerate.

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The 18 TV Shows We’re Most Looking Forward to in 2022

From tabloid stars to Targaryen dragons, here are some of the upcoming shows on our watchlist—and where to stream them.

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Advice to Startup Founders: Prepare to Fail

Three new books explore why fledgling companies flounder—and what to do about it.

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Too Much Future Makes the Present Miserable

Trend forecasters want to sell you your own uncertainty—and the more uncertain you are, the more lucrative a crystal ball gets.

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The 9 Games We Loved in 2021

In a year of continued stasis, these games brought us a lot of joy.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The Best Base Layers to Keep You Warm

Stay toasty outdoors with our favorite blended, merino wool, and synthetic tops to wear under your cheery sweaters and coats.

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How to Upgrade Your YouTube Recording Setup

Whether you're recording specifically for YouTube or making movies that may just end up there, this gear can help.

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This Was the Year When Finance Jumped the Doge

From GameStop to bored apes, weirdness abounded among meme-loving amateur investors.

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African Voices Must Lead the Global Climate Conversation

The world is finally waking up to the impact the climate crisis is having on the continent.

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What Happens When an AI Knows How You Feel?

Technology used to only deliver our messages. Now it wants to write them for us by understanding our emotions.

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2021 Was the Year Space Tourism Opened Up. But for Whom?

SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic finally made commercial spaceflight possible. Now there are questions about the purpose of these exclusive trips.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

12 Awesome Management Games for Armchair Tycoons

These building- and resource-based simulations are perfect for single-player fun and relaxation.

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Surprise! The Pandemic Has Made People More Science Literate

Despite rampant misinformation, Covid-19 has pushed science into the zeitgeist, as people have absorbed new words and how scientific discovery actually works.

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Predicting Death Could Change the Value of a Life

New technology promises to forecast the length of your life. But for disabled people, measuring mortality can prove fatal.

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This Company Has a Way to Replace Plastic in Clothing

Natural Fiber Welding uses an innovative process to treat cotton and make it behave more like synthetic fibers.

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Why 2021 Was the Biggest Year for the Labor Movement in Games

Working conditions at top studios have been criticized before, but this year saw a significant increase in protests and organizing by employees.

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The Year in Overflow Culture

Thanks to the constant content machine, there’s more culture online than anyone knows what to do with. Here’s the most baffling of the internet’s 2021 leftovers.

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4 Dive Watches We Loved to Wear This Year

They are the most popular type of timepiece by far, and this year many new models were launched. We’ve picked four favorites.

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The Quest to Trap Carbon in Stone—and Beat Climate Change

On a barren lava plateau in Iceland, a new facility is sucking in air and stashing the carbon dioxide in rock. The next step: Build 10,000 more.

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Monday, December 27, 2021

If AI Is Predicting Your Future, Are You Still Free?

Part of being human is being able to defy the odds. Algorithmic prophecies undermine that.

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The Year Everyone Remembered That Chips Matter

Shortages of semiconductors messed up production of everything from cars to toys. Plans are in the works for more factories, but they'll take years.

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How to Set Up Your New iPhone

Welcome to your new iPhone. Here's how to get the most out of it right out of the box.

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2021 Was a Huge Missed Opportunity on Climate Action

The pandemic should have been a wake-up call—instead, emissions have climbed once more. Here's how the US could have seized the opportunity.

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The History of Predicting the Future

Humans have long tried to determine the shape of what’s to come. But even the most advanced technology can’t solve the fundamental issues with predictions.

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5 Space Watches That Are Out of This World

Watches made it into space well before Jeff Bezos. Here are our top picks for timepieces connected with the final frontier.

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A Clean Industrial Revolution Is the Only Way to Hit Net Zero

Governments and companies around the world are finally acting to create a green economy and avoid climate catastrophe.

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Sunday, December 26, 2021

The Metaverse Land Rush Is an Illusion

The “real estate of the future” is plagued by buggy software, empty servers, and huge opportunities for abuse.

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How to Return and Exchange Your Unwanted Gifts or Purchases

You can’t always get what you want. But there are smarter, more sustainable ways to get cash (or store credit) instead.

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The Morbid War Over Online Obituaries

“Obituary pirates” scrape websites and publish their own versions of death notices, reaping commissions on flowers and gifts.

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The Best Indie Games You May Have Missed in 2021

It's been a great year for developers and gamers alike.

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Saturday, December 25, 2021

Gear to Help Make Your Livestreams Look and Sound Good

Whether you stream on Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, or anywhere else, these tools and tips can turn you into a pro.

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How to Take a Slick, Professional Headshot With Your Phone

Snapping that perfect self-portrait on your phone is a skill. Here’s how to do it, according to the experts.

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Can You Solve Climate Change Better Than World Leaders?

What even happened at the UN climate summit—and could you do a better job? These online and in-person simulators let you take a swing at saving the world.

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Friday, December 24, 2021

We Ranked the Democratic Standards of Fictional Netflix Nations

From Christmas economics to incarceration policy, how well do the various monarchical countries of the Princess Switch series treat their humble citizens?

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VCs Lavished Startups With Cash in 2021. Now Comes the Hard Part

“Is it a casino or the future of tech? Everyone’s trying to figure that out.”

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The Worst Hacks of 2021

It was a year of ransomware, surveillance, data breaches, and yes, more ransomware.

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

How to Buy Used Gear on eBay—the Smart, Safe Way

Gracefully avoid sketchy situations and score a deal on the post-holiday gadget turnover.

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Tetris Helps My Stress and Anxiety Fall Away

When I revisited my preferred childhood pastime, I wondered if the game would still serve as a mental reset. Turns out, it did.

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The James Webb Space Telescope Finally Prepares for Launch

After decades of hard work and controversies, NASA scientists ready Hubble’s massive successor for its mission to probe the distant universe.

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Lab-Grown Embryo Research Is Poised to Transform Medicine

New advances in stem cell science could alleviate devastating early-life conditions. But this comes with a moral conundrum.

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'Algorithmic Reparation' Calls for Racial Justice in AI

Researchers are encouraging those who work in AI to explicitly consider racism, gender, and other structural inequalities.

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How an Aquarium Collects Curious Creatures From the Deep

Take a cruise with scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, as they pilot an SUV-sized robot to collect delicate specimens 1,600 feet down.

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You Should Listen to CDs

If vinyl is for hipsters and streaming is for everyone else, maybe the forgotten format is for you.

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The Wave-Conquering, Metaverse-Crashing Life of Kai Lenny

Treated as an outcast in Maui’s cool-kid surf culture, he went on to master nearly every extreme water sport. No wonder the tech elite has a crush on him.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Antibodies Are Being Created to Fight Disease in New Ways

Targeting cancers and viruses, better knowledge of the human immune system is leading to new medicines.

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2022 Will Be a Big Year for Space Exploration

Missions to Mars, Jupiter, and—yes—Texas are all part of the next wave of space research previously delayed by Covid-19.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The Best Movies of 2021—and Where to Stream Them

From Dune to The Green Knight, these are the best movies you should have watched (and still have time to watch) this year.

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Growing Peppers on the ISS Is Just the Start of Space Farming

The chili peppers thrived in a controlled microgravity environment. But to develop agriculture away from Earth, NASA will have to think outside the box.

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Welcome to Miami, Where All Your Memes Come True!

The city is trying to lure in Silicon Valley types, hyping the promise of sun, sand, and seed rounds. Does it want Silicon Valley’s problems too?

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Hypebeasts With Bots Have Ruined Christmas

As resellers snap up the scarce supply of new consoles and other must-have items, politicians, shoppers, and retailers are fighting back.

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Can Brain Organoids Be ‘Conscious’? Scientists May Soon Find Out

These bundles of neurons, often used for research, will likely display complex activity patterns akin to humans—raising wider ethical questions.

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This Startup Is Making—and Programming—Human Cells

Creating bespoke cells could transform testing and help develop new treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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Don’t Look Up Nails the Frustration of Being a Scientist

Writer-director Adam McKay’s new Netflix film, about a comet headed for Earth, is an allegory for inaction during the climate crisis.

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Boom’s Quest to Make Supersonic Flights a Reality (Again)

Denver-based startup Boom already has orders for its commercial supersonic planes. But is supersonic travel really the future, or best left to nostalgia?

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2021 Revealed the Depths of Global Vaccine Inequity

Previous pandemics saw rich countries grabbing up vaccine supplies, leaving poor countries behind. Has the world learned nothing since?

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More Black and Hispanic Entrepreneurs Are Open for Business

A new report finds more people, particularly those in minority groups, are starting new ventures amid the pandemic.

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Sunday, December 19, 2021

5 Apps That Are Better on the Desktop Than in Your Browser

Move these services out of your tabs for an optimal experience.

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Big Data May Not Know Your Name. But It Knows Everything Else

Data brokers claim that deidentified data on millions of Americans is risk-free. Lawmakers need to know that “anonymity” is an abstraction.

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Cosmologists Close in on Logical Laws for the Big Bang

Physicists are translating commonsense principles into strict mathematical constraints for how our universe must have behaved at the beginning of time.

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18 Face Masks We Actually Like to Wear

Our tips and picks to up your mask game—whether you’re heading back to the office in the new year or just want to stay safe and stylish.

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16 Great Deals on Home Goods, Office Gear, and Kitchen Tools

Fortify your space this winter with discounts on stand mixers, keyboards, and mattresses.

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How to Use Discord: A Beginner’s Guide

Confused by the buzzy social platform? Here’s everything you need to know.

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What’s the Winter Solstice, Anyway?

Here’s what happens on the longest night of the year—in the solar system and across different cultures here on Earth.

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We All Need to Stop Only Seeing the Dark Side of Crypto

In some parts of the developing world, cryptocurrency is changing lives for the better.

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

These Are Our Favorite Robot Vacuums

From no-frills cleaners to high-end automation, we have the perfect pick for you.

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Battlefield 2042 Turns the Climate Crisis Into a Playground

DICE and EA's latest sci-fi shooter is an example of art imitating life, complete with the trappings that got us all here.

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The Best iPhone 13 Deals—and Which Model to Pick

Get those Apple Wallets ready. From the Mini to the Pro Max, we break down all your options.

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The US Mountain West Could Soon Face Snowless Winters

Parts of Colorado, Utah, California, and the Pacific Northwest could be without snow for years at a time in just a few decades.

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Move Over Amazon. Other Retailers Are Catching Up

Not only are orders and returns easier than ever, today's best retail apps also offer loyalty programs with discounts and rewards.

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7 Rapid At-Home Covid-19 Tests—and Where to Find Them

Planning to travel or see family during the holidays? You’ll want to add an antigen test kit to your packing list.

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Patek Has Shoehorned a Gramophone Into Its Latest Watch

Patek Philippe’s new audiophile minute repeater, Reference 5750, takes aural inspiration from Thomas Edison’s phonograph.

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Friday, December 17, 2021

The Best iPhone 13 Cases and Accessories

We tested MagSafe compatibility on everything from cases to wireless chargers.

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The Best Holiday Movie Is the One You Want to Watch

It’s time to stop fighting over Die Hard vs. Home Alone vs. Love Actually. This year, just pick what you like—even if it’s Carol, which totally counts.

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Can Your Gravitational Pull Affect Your Game of Pool?

It’s hard enough to predict the outcome of ball collisions in a game of billiards. Do you also have to factor in a player’s effect on the cue ball?

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Best Tents for Campers, Backpackers, and Families

The right shelter can make a big difference in how comfortable you are outdoors. Here are the ones we've tested and love.

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These Are the Top New Features in MacOS Monterey

Here’s how to install the latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system, plus a breakdown of the perks for M1-powered Macs.

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The Great Danger of the Tiny Bark Beetle

As the climate warms, this insect’s population is booming. That’s bad news for the ponderosa pines of the Sierra Nevada.

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The Future of Robot Nannies

A machine can't love our children, but our children might love them.

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The 7 Best Cookbooks of 2021

From Black American barbecue to steaming bowls of Asian dumplings, these recipes are the best way to taste the world without leaving your kitchen.

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Faster Home Broadband Should Be Enshrined in Law

Outdated minimum speeds for home broadband were bad enough before the pandemic. It’s time to pick up the pace.

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They Make the Watches. You Change the Straps

Traditional watch brands are embracing customer demand for a simple swap to suit their moods—and it might be all thanks to Apple.

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24 Gifts We Love From BIPOC-Owned Businesses

One of the easiest ways to support communities of color is to shop from entrepreneurs of color.

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The Biodiversity Crisis Needs Its Net Zero Moment

Climate change isn't the only major crisis facing the world. We're in the middle of a mass extinction, and missing all of our biodiversity targets.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

The 8 Best Smart Speakers With Alexa or Google Assistant

Chatty assistants from Google, Amazon, and Apple are popular. But which one is right for you?

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The Best Games of 2021 Were an Explosion of Color and Charisma

As the pandemic continued, these exuberant titles looked beyond the long dark night.

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Looking for New Headphones or Earbuds? Take Our Quiz

We’ve tested dozens of over-ear headphones and earbuds. Here’s how to find your perfect, WIRED-approved pair.

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19 Gift Ideas for People Working From Home

Upgrade your loved one’s home office with these picks that make every day a little easier—and a little more fun.

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Why Computers Don’t Need to Match Human Intelligence

With continuing advances in machine learning, it makes less and less sense to compare AI to the human mind.

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52 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts on Sale Now

You can blame the supply chain for late packages, but there’s still time to get some in before New Years.

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The Race to Find ‘Green’ Helium

Helium is a critical—and finite—resource. The future of our most indispensable technologies depends on a new supply.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Google Warns That NSO Hacking Is On Par With Elite Spy Groups

ForcedEntry is “one of the most technically sophisticated exploits” Project Zero security researchers have ever seen.

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The Best MagSafe Accessories for Your New iPhone

Kit out your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 with a magnetic tripod, grip, battery, or bike mount.

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For Queer Communities, Being Counted Has Downsides

It can feel good that national censuses are collecting more data about gender and sexuality. But increased attention can come at the price of real action.

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Did Climate Change Make That Freak Weather Even Worse?

When a shocking storm or heat wave happens, attribution scientists are on the case, helping to show the public the real-life effects of global warming.

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Heat Up the Holidays With the Best Sexy Gifts for Lovers

The best present is one you get to share. Our favorite vibrators, lube, and candles will make this holiday one to remember.

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21 Things That Made the World a Better Place in 2021

From vaccinations to electric vehicles and cheese, the second year of the pandemic still had some high points.

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The Biggest Deepfake Abuse Site Is Growing in Disturbing Ways

A referral program and partner sites have spurred the spread of invasive, AI-generated “nude” images.

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This Observatory Will Help Reveal the Shape of the Universe

Opening next year, the Vera Rubin Observatory can show how dark matter affects the evolution of galaxies.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

See Little Robots Get Swole in This Virtual 'Gym'

The bizarre robots look like cobbled-together Tetris pieces. A new system "evolves" them to run, climb, and throw stuff better.

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Britain’s Flexible Working Plans Look Like a Flop

Many employees and companies want to find new ways of working—but government legislation is stuck in the past.

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Monday, December 13, 2021

Oxo's Super-Simple Coffee Machine Makes Super-Good Joe

The Oxo Brew 9-Cup Coffee Maker sets a new standard for drip brewing. It's also remarkably unfussy.

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This Marvel Game Soundtrack Has an Epic Origin Story

Guardians of the Galaxy has one of the 2021's most ambitious video game scores. An MCU-obsessed composer and a made-up metal band brought it to life.

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Upside Foods Sues an Ex-Employee Over Secret Lab-Grown Meat Tech

A three-person team within the startup was tasked with developing top-secret tech. When a cofounder was fired, things started to fall apart.

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A Gene-Tweaked Jellyfish Offers a Glimpse at Other Minds

Researchers have created jellyfish whose nerve cells light up when they fire, offering a tantalizing view of neurology before the rise of the brain.

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Supply Chain Container Ships Have a Size Problem

All eyes were on the Ever Given when it got stuck in the Suez Canal, but it’s not the only too-big boat for too-small ports—a problem for holiday deliveries.

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The Best Kindles to Take Your Library Anywhere

Amazon has six ebook readers. Here’s how they stack up—and which one might be right for you.

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How to Guard Against Smishing Attacks on Your Phone

“Smishing" is an attempt to collect logins or other sensitive information with a malicious text message—and it's on the rise.

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

This Digital Bank Is Designed for the LGBTQ+ Community

New York-based Daylight is rethinking fintech with a social twist.

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The Fall and Rise of Real-Time Strategy Games

RTS games used to dominate sales charts and spawn entire esports leagues. Can new entries bring the beloved genre back to life?

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21 Great Gaming and TV Deals for the Holidays

There's still time to order a few games, accessories, and maybe even a TV before the holidays are over.

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Friday, December 10, 2021

The Gig Economy’s Days in Europe Are Numbered

Court cases and a new draft law from the European Commission are chipping away at the controversial industry. What comes next may look very different.

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Office Is an Efficiency Trap

As office design evolved over the last century, one feature remained: the goal of filling your life with even more work.

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17 Holiday Gifts for Your Stressed Best Friend

Relaxing means something different to everyone. From meditation tools to silky robes, these ideas are sure to please.

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Who’s Buying and Selling Artfully Folded Ham on Facebook?

The pandemic has spurred an explosion of home cooks selling dubiously-edible, but Instagram-friendly “graze boxes.”

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We Tested the First All-Mountain Skis That Fold in Half

Military tech has been used to create the world's first folding all-mountain skis. And they aren't half bad.

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When It Comes to Buses, Will Hydrogen or Electric Win?

Clean transport needs clean vehicles. New power developments are crucial for a mass transit revolution, and each has pros and cons.

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4 Dead Infants, a Convicted Mother, and a Genetic Mystery

Kathleen Folbigg was found guilty of killing her babies. One scientist suspected the real culprit was mutant DNA—and went on a tireless quest to prove it.

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This New Tech Cuts Through Rock Without Grinding Into It

A startup called Petra uses super-hot gas to penetrate bedrock. The method could make it cheaper to move utilities underground—and make electric lines safer.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

11 TikTok-Viral Gifts That Are Actually Worth It

We tried out the gadgets that kept showing up in our feeds. Here are the ones that deserve the hype—and would make awesome presents.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

E-Scooters Are Everywhere in Europe. So Are Grisly Accidents

Crashes, nuisance, and clutter are creating hostility to the industry’s startups. Scandinavian cities are forcing them to change course.

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Snag Free Beans From Our Fave Coffee Subscription Service

WIRED readers can get their first bag from Atlas Coffee Club—and an additional sampler—for just the cost of shipping.

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DoorDash Joins the Instant Delivery Game—With Employees

For a new service in Manhattan, the couriers will cross paths with the company's traditional gig worker contractors, who generally aren't eligible for benefits.

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Why I Love to Scrounge in Video Games

It is so satisfying to ruffle the pockets of every dead body and poke around the library.

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Who Are We If Not Our Faces?

Undergoing dozens of operations to treat Crouzon syndrome made me look more “normal.” It also made me question my identity.

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The Withings ScanWatch Is a Classy Everyday Fitness Tracker

This refined and elegant smartwatch boasts ECG and SpO2 sensors, fitness and sleep tracking, and stellar battery life.

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These Retro Gaming Consoles Deliver a Dose of Nostalgia

From the stylish Evercade to the old-school Sega Genesis Mini, these machines will have you bleeping, blooping, and blasting back to the good old days.

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All That Glitters Isn't Litter

A new plant-based material sparkles without plastics. That could be better for the environment—but it's also harder to make in industrial quantities.

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Is There a Genetic Link to Being an Extremely Good Boy?

Guide dogs need the right personality, health, and training. Scientists are studying the genetics behind the traits that make a dog suited to working.

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There's $2B for Broadband on Reservations. It Won't Be Enough

The recently approved US infrastructure law aims to close the digital divide for Native peoples. But the demand far outstrips the money allocated.

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What Will Work Look Like in 2022? (Hint: Not the Metaverse)

Here’s what industry leaders think about the future of work, from changing office hours to, yes, staying in the meatspace.

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Here's How 3 Space Companies Aim to Replace the ISS

NASA is investing in Blue Origin, Nanoracks, and Northrop Grumman as they develop competing designs for a next-generation space station.

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The Real Reason Hold Music Bothers You So Much

We swear your call is very important to us.

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Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Serial 1 Is a Ho-Hum Harley Ebike

With the just-adequate Serial 1, Harley-Davidson’s sub-brand missed an opportunity to make an ebike that stands out from the pack.

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The Best Laptop Backpacks for Work (and Life)

Whether you're riding a bike or schlepping a camera, a bag is your constant companion. These WIRED-reviewed packs do the job right.

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The Great Neutrino Mystery Could Point to Missing Particles

Years of conflicting measurements have led physicists to propose a “dark sector” of invisible particles that could explain dark matter and the universe’s expansion.

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The Case of Tennis Star Peng Shuai Reveals the Real Purpose of China's Censorship

Censorship in China is about more than topics and keywords. It’s about destroying social resources.

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Why Do People Make (and Watch) 5-Hour iCarly Analysis Videos?

Meet the obsessives creating extensive, multi-hour videos on YouTube examining long defunct Nickelodeon shows.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

The FTC Sues Nvidia to Block Its Historic Deal With Arm

Regulators say the merger would create a semiconductor chip conglomerate and stifle innovation across the industry.

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A Planned Parenthood LA Hack Affects 400,000 Patients

Plus: A Ubiquiti hack revelation, predictive policing, and more of the week's top security news.

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Can Gambia Turn the Tide to Save Its Shrinking Beaches?

In an economically developing country reliant on tourism, the rapidly eroding “smiling coast” shows the urgent need for action on climate change.

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These Are Our Favorite Hair Straighteners

Curls and waves are beautiful. But when you want to smooth them out, these hot tools—irons, brushes, and combs—work wonders.

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It’s Never Been More Obvious That You Suck at Video Games

Comparing ourselves to professional gamers and checking online ranking systems can be humbling—and fun.

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Friday, December 3, 2021

NSO Group Spyware Hits at Least 9 US State Department Phones

The incident lays bare how hollow the surveillance company’s reassurances about the limits of its hacking tools have always been.

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What Crypto Can Expect From Twitter’s New CEO

@jack is out at Twitter, but his crypto-mania is alive and well under Parag Agrawal.

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Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Failed African Countries

Throughout the continent, the former CEO’s hubris and negligence allowed disinformation and abuse to run rampant.

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How to Use Your Smartphone as a Hot Spot

Learn how to use tethering to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hub for other devices to connect to.

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2021’s Spotify Wrapped Is a Haunting, Hilarious Time Capsule

There's a lot to be gleaned from people’s listening patterns in the past year.

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Subscriptions Are Eating My Paycheck!

Plus: In memory of Jim Warren, a whole lot of space trash, and Omicron’s path.

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Web3 Is Silicon Valley’s Rosy Vision of the Future

This week, we imagine a new version of the web that takes the power from the platforms and puts it back into the hands of the people.

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Meta’s Biggest Encryption Mistake Is What It Promised

The company’s decision to delay the rollout makes sense—because its initial plan never did.

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Why Buzz Lightyear’s Rocket Launch Looks Better Than Reality

We use video analysis to compare an animated liftoff to an actual one, proving that truth is more boring than fiction.

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18 Gifts for People Who Just Need a Good Night’s Sleep

Sweet dreams are made of these, from special lamps to noise machines.

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Your Rooftop Garden Could Be a Solar-Powered Working Farm

A new scientific field proposes an idea that could help generate food and energy while reducing a building's cooling costs.

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Meta’s Failed Giphy Deal Could End Big Tech’s Spending Spree

There was a time, not so long ago, when Meta’s big-money deal to acquire Giphy would have been waved through. No more.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

A Software Bug Let Hackers Drain $31M From a Crypto Service

An attacker exploited a vulnerability in MonoX Finance's smart contract to inflate the price of its digital token and then cash out.

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Congress Takes Aim at the Algorithms

A new crop of Section 230 reform proposals focuses on amplification, not content moderation. But the devil is in the details.

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Facebook Will Force More At-Risk Accounts to Use Two-Factor

The platform joins Google and others in requiring stronger protections for its most vulnerable users.

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How to Not Melt Down Over Our Warming Planet

WIRED spoke with Maria Ojala, a psychologist studying climate anxiety, about how you can stay focused and active in the face of dread.

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Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru Starts Her Own AI Research Center

The researcher, who says Google fired her a year ago, wants to ask questions about responsible use of artificial intelligence.

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DJI's Action 2 Camera Adds Magnets—and Fresh Flaws

This new modular camera borrows some ideas from competitors like Insta360 and GoPro—and it holds it all together with magnets.

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This Is What It Will Take to End Deforestation by 2030

Nations around the world made a vital climate crisis declaration to save forests within the next decade. Can they actually do it?

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Why Do Games Still Struggle With Trans Inclusion?

AAA titles often feel exploitative of trans people and trauma. But some indie games are getting it right.

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David Attenborough’s Unending Mission to Save Our Planet

“We tend to think we are the be all and end all—but we’re not. The sooner we can realize that the natural world goes its way, not our way, the better.”

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The Movement to Hold AI Accountable Gains More Steam

A New York City law requires algorithms used in hiring to be “audited” for bias. It’s the first in the US—and part of a larger push toward regulation.

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The Twitter Wildfire Watcher Who Tracks California’s Blazes

When fire ignites, the race begins to alert the state’s residents of the path of destruction. One of the leading voices lives on the other side of the world.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Jack Dorsey’s Square Is Now Block

Payments company Square has a new name befitting its CEO's blockchain obsession.

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The US National Space Council Is Back and Focused on Security

Led by vice president Kamala Harris, the first council meeting of the Biden administration drew attention to keeping space safe for NASA and industry players.

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This Drone Uses Piercing Talons to Perch—or Snatch Things

What do you get when you slap 3D-printed raptor legs on a quadcopter? A robot that can land like a falcon to keep an eye on the forest.

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18 Hours of Omicron Chaos at Schiphol Airport

On November 25, two planes took off from South Africa for Amsterdam. By the time they landed, the Omicron variant had thrown the world into chaos.

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Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written by You

Here's this month's prompt, how to submit, and an illustrated archive of past favorites.

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How Science Will Solve the Omicron Variant’s Mysteries

So far, panic about the mysterious new Covid variant has outpaced actual information. Here’s what scientists around the world are trying to uncover.

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Speak in (Many) Tongues With This Pocket Translator

Pocketalk’s mobile device acts as a real-time translator so two people can hold a conversation while speaking different languages.

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Researchers Have a Method to Spot Reddit’s State-Backed Trolls

Academics claim they can sniff out the telltale signs of troll-like behavior. But is it really as simple as monitoring cute animal postings?

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More Companies Offer Fertility Benefits. It’s Only the Beginning

Employer support for staff who wish to freeze their eggs has great potential—but broader support for parents still lags behind.

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These Startups Deliver Groceries Fast—Without Gig Workers

Facing a tight labor market and even tighter schedules, some companies are hiring employees, with benefits.

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The Matrix Is the Best Hacker Movie

Most people point to Sneakers or WarGames. They’re all wrong. The Wachowskis actually invented the ultimate cyber superhero.

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Welcome to the (Synthetic) Meatspace

Reactor-grown nuggets, human-edited genetic code, and new mRNA technologies could change our relationship to life itself.

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WIRED Peers Into the Future of Reality

Two decades after The Matrix, technologies have emerged that make us question what is real—in ways stranger, if less sinister, than the movie imagined.

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The Most Efficient Way to Debug the Simulation

Look, some of these tickets just have to be marked WONTFIX so everyone can move on.

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What The Matrix Got Wrong About Cities of the Future

Where the movie foresaw a distinction between digital and physical reality, modern cities are merging them, and not necessarily in a good way.

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It’s Time to Reimagine the Future of Cyberpunk

In the 20th century, the genre imagined the body modifications and protective streetwear that could save us from our own future. Now it needs to envision humanity anew.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Is Ready to Blow Your Mind

The actor isn’t just the new Morpheus. He’s the future of Hollywood.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Malicious Google Play Apps Stole User Banking Info

Using tricks to sidestep the app store's restrictions, malware operators pillaged passwords, keystrokes, and other data.

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253 Last-Chance Cyber Monday Deals You Can Still Get Now

These discounts are the last ones standing—for the moment.

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The Escapist Fantasy of NFT Games Is Capitalism

In blockchain-based video games like Axie Infinity, wealthier players are becoming bosses in a flourishing international labor market.

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Get More From Your Multicooker With These 5 Cookbooks

If you’ve got an Instant Pot (or something like it), let these books guide you toward some exciting new flavors.

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The Watch That Made Everything Now

When the Pulsar debuted in 1972, the first digital watch offered a new concept of time—and foreshadowed our fraught relationship with instantaneity.

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Think Climate Change Is Messy? Wait Until Geoengineering

Someone's bound to hack the atmosphere to cool the planet. So we urgently need more research on the consequences, says climate scientist Kate Ricke.

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An AI Finds Superbug-Killing Potential in Human Proteins

A team scoured the human proteome for antimicrobial molecules and found thousands, plus a surprise about how animals evolved to fight infections.

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Europe Went Bananas for Gorillas. Then Its Workers Rose Up

The delivery app raced to a $1 billion valuation, promising to transform a problem-prone industry. Striking riders say it’s no different from its peers.

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Online Gaming Is the New Therapist’s Office

Plenty of us play to let off steam, but online multiplayer and single-player gaming can be healing in the hands of mental health professionals.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

The Best Cyber Monday Deals on PC Components

You can get (nearly) everything you need to build your work station or gaming rig today.

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A Hacking Spree Against Iran Spills Out Into the Real World

Hackers have targeted the country's trains, gas stations, and airline infrastructure, as cyber conflict with Israel continues to escalate.

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12 Cyber Monday Deals the WIRED Gear Team Snapped Up

From hoodies to vacuums, we did some shopping of our own. (We are gearheads, after all.)

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Jack Dorsey Was the Soul of Twitter

The quirky CEO announced his departure on Monday. His record at the company is mixed, but his impact is undeniable.

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Tamarya Sims Is on a Quest for Land

Sims is in the vanguard of young land stewards who embrace farming not just as a means of production, but to cultivate sustainable relationships with the natural world.

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Thinking of Sending That Quick 'Love You' Text? Just Do It

Even one message can mean a lot to your family and friends.

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My Music App Knows Me Way Too Well. Am I Stuck in a Groove?

WIRED’s spiritual advice columnist on predictability, freedom—and the duality of rebellion.

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What Is Web3, Anyway?

Gavin Wood, who coined the term Web3 in 2014, believes decentralized technologies are the only hope of preserving liberal democracy.

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Meet the Cyberpunk Albatrosses Scanning for Secret Explosions

Acoustic waves can detect all kinds of explosions and volcanic activity, but it’s hard to place sensors at sea—unless you’ve got a bird with a backpack.

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Frances Haugen Still Thinks People Should Work at Meta

The face behind the Facebook papers tells how she became Mark Zuckerberg’s nightmare—and thinks people can still make a positive impact at the company.

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Online Courses That Are Actually Worth Taking

Here’s how to navigate the avalanche of web learning—and find classes that can help with your work and life.

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The Best Cyber Monday Deals on Fitness and Outdoor Gear

Gear up for next year's adventures or plunge into a winter wonderland with these deals on ebikes, outdoor clothing, and fitness trackers.

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38 Relaxing Cyber Monday Beauty and Self-Care Deals

Can your home use some calming vibes? Is your frizzy hair desperate for some love? We found the best deals to glam up or chill out.

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The Best Cyber Monday Vacuuming and Cleaning Deals

The humble vacuum is a staple in every home. These are our favorite picks from iRobot, Roborock, and more.

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44 Best Cyber Monday Deals on Phones, Tablets, and Smartwatches

Come for the discounts on Google Pixels, Fire HD tablets, Apple Watches, iPhone 13 cases, and wireless chargers. Stay for that shiny "Add to cart" feeling.

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

The Best Cyber Monday Deals on STEM Toys for Kids

These games and services can help your little ones explore science, technology, engineering, math, or the arts. They won't even know they're learning.

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The 37 Best Cyber Monday Deals at Target Today

It's your mom's favorite place on earth, and there's a lot of stuff on sale. From headphones to security cams, these are our favorite picks.

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The 43 Best Cyber Monday Deals at Amazon This Year

We’ve found great deals on a ton of gear we like, from smartphones to soundbars.

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The 53 Best Cyber Monday Deals for $50 or Less

Treat yourself or someone else to WIRED-recommended deals that won't break the bank.

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The Best Cyber Monday Deals for Your Kitchen

Need a stand mixer, thermometer, or professional-grade blender? Now is the time to restock your culinary tools.

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21 Best Cyber Monday Deals on Amazon Devices

Snag any Amazon gadgets on your wish list with discounts on Echo speakers, Fire tablets, and Kindles.

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The Absolute Best Cyber Monday Deals Online Right Now

These are the very best discounts we've found at all the major tech retailers. There's a stellar pick here for everyone.

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Jam Out To the Best Cyber Monday Headphone and Speaker Deals

From smart assistants to portable Bluetooth companions, upgrade the sound in your life with these great audio discounts.

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The Best Cyber Monday TV and Soundbar Deals

From gorgeous flatscreens to earth-shaking surround sound, here are the best discounts to upgrade your home theater.

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All the Cyber Monday Deals on Subscription Services

Keep your belly full, your kids busy, and your digital life secure with these Black Friday deals on subscription services.

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24 Best Cyber Monday Deals on Coffee Makers and Gear

Coffee gear can be expensive, but we've found quite a few great deals on brewing supplies and accessories.

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The Best Cyber Monday Deals on Laptops and Home Office Gear

We scoured the web to find the best discounts on notebooks, Chromebooks, external monitors, keyboards, and other peripherals.

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15 Best Cyber Monday Deals on Google Devices We Like

Our favorite Pixel phone is $50 off, plus there are discounts on Nest security cameras and smart speakers.

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40 Best Cyber Monday Deals on Smart Home Gear and Furniture

Revamp an office or refresh a living room with discounted security cameras, smart displays, and more.

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The 15 Best Cyber Monday Pet Gear and Accessory Deals

It's a good time to spoil your cats, dogs, reptiles, or hamsters with discounts on some of our favorite products.

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The 46 Best Cyber Monday Deals at Best Buy

The retailer's holiday sale event is in full swing, with discounts on smart speakers, watches, headphones, laptops, and more.

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69 Best Cyber Monday Video Game and Accessory Deals

We found some great gear and games on sale for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, VR, and PC.

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Best Cyber Monday Deals on Sex Toys, Vibrators, and Lubes

The weather outside is frightful, so spend some time in bed this holiday season with some of our favorite sex toys.

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Our Favorite Mattress Deals for Cyber Monday

Trouble sleeping? A bunch of our favorite WIRED-Reviewed hybrid, organic, and foam mattresses are on sale right now.

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All of Our Favorite Couches are on Sale for Cyber Monday

They're comfy, cheaper than usual, and will ship right to your door.

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What Is a Watering Hole Attack?

It's a technique that can hit thousands of victims—through no fault of their own.

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Looking for Alien Life? Seek Out Alien Tech

Shifting the search for extraterrestrial life from biological to technological signs could break us out of anthropocentrism and help guide humanity's future.

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7 Tips to Improve Battery Life on Windows 11

Some very simple settings can help you get more juice between charges on that new (or upgraded) laptop.

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Your Brain Is an Energy-Efficient 'Prediction Machine'

Results from neural networks support the idea that brains use predictions to create perceptions—and that they work that way to conserve power.

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What to Know Before You Take a Job in a Hybrid Workplace

Here's now to sniff out good company culture while you're interviewing—and what to do once you've landed the gig.

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The Android 12 Privacy Settings You Should Update Now

Google's new mobile operating system is finally rolling out to more phones. Here's what you need to tweak.

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

20 Best Early Cyber Monday Deals on Cameras and Gear

A full-frame mirrorless Nikon for less than $1,000? A Moment phone lens for $50? These discounts are a photo enthusiast's dream.

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Curb Your Food Tech Enthusiasm

Innovation might help us create a low-carbon food system, but that's not the same thing as a sustainable or ethical one.

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The Pentagon Set Up a UFO Office

Plus: An Apple lawsuit, a GoDaddy breach, and more of the week's top security news.

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Hints of New Life in the Shadows of Venezuela's Last Glacier

When ice goes, lichens and mosses move in and an entirely new ecosystem starts to take shape.

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Our Favorite Local Shops for Small Business Saturday

Today—and every day—support stores in your community. Here are our hometown favorites we think you'll like, too.

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Not Every Character Needs an Origin Story

From 'Home Sweet Home Alone' to 'Cruella,' prequels and reboots increasingly rely on cheap and clich├ęd explanations for villains.

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Playing Games Has Helped Humans Learn—and Survive

The purpose of play runs deeper than fun and social connection. It might even help kids practice for real-world dangers.

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Why Do DVDs Still Exist?

Some people still buy them—though not necessarily who you’d think.

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Friday, November 26, 2021

The 18 Best Pet Gear and Accessory Deals

It's a good time to spoil your cats, dogs, reptiles, or hamsters with deals on some of our favorite products.

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All of Our Favorite Couches are on Sale for Black Friday

They're comfy, cheaper than usual, and will ship right to your door.

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All the Black Friday Deals on Subscription Services

Keep your belly full, your kids busy, and your digital life secure with these Black Friday deals on subscription services.

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Howard the Duck Is Even Worse than You Remember

Watching the 1986 movie now, it's easy to see why it bombed.

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Will Nathan Drake Make This Jump in the Uncharted Trailer?

Leaping into an airborne cargo plane might not be impossible, but the numbers have to work out just right.

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15 Best Black Friday Deals on Google Devices We Like

Our favorite Pixel phone is $50 off, plus there are discounts on Nest security cameras and smart speakers.

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21 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon Devices

Snag any Amazon gadgets on your wish list with discounts on Echo speakers, Fire tablets, and Kindles.

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Why Is It So Hard to Believe In Other People’s Pain?

People—and groups—who are suffering are often dismissed. Scarry’s axiom might help us understand why.

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The Watch World Is Finally Being Forced to Embrace Ecommerce

Digital retail came into its own during lockdown, yet amazingly some watch brands still haven’t committed to online sales. Now time is running out.

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Robots Won’t Close the Warehouse Worker Gap Anytime Soon

Even Amazon’s new AI-powered machines aren’t nearly capable enough to handle the most important fulfillment tasks.

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Are Instagram’s Aesthetic Moms Hindering Kids’ Development?

Taupe and cream nurseries are in vogue right now. They’re beautifully beige, but some worry they might be bad for babies.

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WIRED's Picks for the 7 Books You Need to Read This Winter

Now is the perfect time to curl up with a good read. From pop culture histories to time-traveling immortals, here are some of our favorites.

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32 Relaxing Black Friday Beauty and Self-Care Deals

Can your home use some calming vibes? Is your frizzy hair desperate for some love? We found the best deals to glam up or chill out.

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The Best Black Friday Vacuuming and Cleaning Deals

The humble vacuum is a staple in every home. These are our favorite picks from iRobot, Roborock, and more.

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25 Best Black Friday Deals on Phones, Tablets, and Smartwatches

Come for the discounts on Google Pixels, Fire HD tablets, Apple Watches, iPhone 13 cases, and wireless chargers. Stay for that shiny "Add to cart" feeling.

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Best Black Friday Deals on STEM Toys for Kids

These games and services can help your little ones explore science, technology, engineering, math, or the arts. They won't even know they're learning.

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The 33 Best Black Friday Deals at Target Today

It's your mom's favorite place on earth, and there's a lot of stuff on sale. From headphones to security cams, these are our favorite picks.

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The 43 Best Black Friday Deals at Amazon This Year

We’ve found great deals on a ton of gear we like, from smartphones to soundbars.

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The 32 Best Black Friday Deals for $50 or Less

Treat yourself or someone else to WIRED-recommended deals that won't break the bank.

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The Absolute Best Black Friday Deals Online Right Now

These are the very best discounts we've found at all the major tech retailers. There's a stellar pick here for everyone.

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Jam Out With the Best Black Friday Headphone and Speaker Deals

From smart assistants to portable Bluetooth companions, upgrade the sound in your life with these great audio discounts.

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The Best Black Friday TV and Soundbar Deals

From gorgeous flatscreens to earth-shaking surround sound, here are the best discounts to upgrade your home theater.

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24 Best Black Friday Deals on Smart Home Gear and Furniture

Revamp an office or refresh a living room with discounted LED bulbs, smart displays, and more.

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Our Favorite Smartwatches Do Much More Than Just Tell Time

These little wearables reduce your reliance on a phone while keeping you connected.

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The 15 Best Holiday Movies to Stream This Season

Need help navigating all the services to find something good? Here's what to watch to pass the time—and get into the spirit.

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The 15 Best Black Friday Deals on Coffee and Espresso Gear

Coffee gear can be expensive, but we've found quite a few great Black Friday deals on brewing supplies and accessories.

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The UK Government Wants to Sequence Your Baby’s Genome

Genomics England plans to test out a program that will offer whole genome sequencing to newborns—opening up a Pandora’s box of ethical concerns.

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How Early Warning Systems Help Us Deal With Extreme Weather

As climate-related disasters increase, projects are being put in place to alert local communities to impending danger.

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The Best Black Friday Deals on Laptops and Home Office Gear

We scoured the web to find the best discounts on notebooks, Chromebooks, external monitors, keyboards, and other peripherals.

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What Is the Metaverse, Exactly?

Everything you never wanted to know about the future of talking about the future.

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The Real-Life Quest to Cook All 74 Stardew Valley Recipes

Meet the TikTok creator who’s re-creating all of the in-game recipes and dishes from this cozy RPG sim.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Best Black Friday Deals for Your Kitchen

Need a cast-iron skillet, thermometer, or professional-grade blender? Now is the time to restock your culinary tools.

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32 Best Black Friday Video Game and Accessory Deals

We found some great gear and games on sale for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, VR, and PC.

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How to Pick the Right Roku for Your TV

The company has a dizzying array of streaming sticks, boxes, and soundbars to choose from, but don’t worry—these are the ones to buy.

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Now Isn’t the Time to Give Users Control of Their Data

Until the collection of data is regulated, having power over your own information is more of a nightmarish responsibility than an appealing right.

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Apps to Help Manage Meals for Different Dietary Needs

Cooking and dining out don't have to be difficult, whether your children have allergies or guests have food restrictions.

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The Best Black Friday Deals on Fitness and Outdoor Gear

Gear up for next year's adventures or plunge into a winter wonderland with these deals on ebikes, outdoor clothing, and fitness trackers.

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To Help People With Long Covid, Scientists Need to Define It

Patients with the perplexing syndrome have reported 200 different symptoms. Researchers will have to decide which to study—and rule out.

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Black Friday Deals on Sex Toys, Vibrators, and Harnesses

The weather outside is frightful, so spend some time in bed this holiday season with some of our favorite sex tech.

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Can AI Truly Give Us a Glimpse of Lost Masterpieces?

Recent projects used machine learning to resurrect paintings by Klimt and Rembrandt. They raise questions about what computers can understand about art.

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How to Deal With Difficult Family During the Holidays

If you have strained relationships with your family, you're not alone. These resources can help.

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Austria’s Covid Surge Is a Warning to the World

As the nation locks down and plans a vaccine mandate, a bleak second pandemic winter risks overwhelming Europe and beyond.

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Good Luck Trying to Fix the Supply Chain Crisis

The system of getting things from A to B is broken. Fixing it will involve rethinking how pretty much everything moves.

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Great Resignation? Tech Workers Try a Great Reconsideration

More Americans are quitting their jobs than ever before. Some engineers are finding new workplaces to prioritize their own wellbeing.

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Can a Digital Reality Be Jacked Directly Into Your Brain?

The idea of a synthetic experience uploaded to the mind has been a sci-fi fantasy forever. New brain-computer interfaces are making it nonfiction—very slowly.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The 34 Best Black Friday Deals at Best Buy

The retailer's holiday sale event is in full swing, with discounts on smart speakers, watches, headphones, Chromebooks, and more.

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Elizabeth Holmes Speaks for Herself

The infamous entrepreneur at the center of the Theranos case took the stand this week.

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The McDonald's Ice Cream Machine Hacking Saga Has a New Twist

The cold war between a startup and a soft-serve machine manufacturer is heating up, thanks to a newly released trove of internal emails.

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SPOILER ALERT: Spoiler Alerts Are Making Us All Stupid

If you think they’re protecting the experience of experiencing art, you’re more deluded than you know.

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Fungi Could Be the Downfall of Humanity

Climate change could threaten humans' protection from fungal infections. It's time to fear the fungi.

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17 Bags, Backpacks, Cubes, and Straps to Protect Your Camera

There are dozens of ways to tote around your photo and video gear. We’ve tested a bunch of solutions and rounded up our favorites.

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The Tamagotchi Was Tiny, but Its Impact Was Huge

It’s been 25 years since the little device first hit store shelves, but its simple brilliance lives on in today’s most popular games.

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What Are You Going to Tweet After You Die?

The artful death announcements of Chadwick Boseman and MF DOOM show us how the way we die online can help the living grieve.

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