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Sunday, July 31, 2022

The Samsung QN90B Is the Best TV for Bright Rooms

Rooms with a lot of natural light can make it hard to see some screens, but the QN90B’s mini LEDs make it a lot easier to see.

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Hypergraphs Reveal a Solution to a 50-Year-Old Problem

In 1973, Paul Erdős asked if it was possible to assemble sets of “triples”—three points on a graph—so that they abide by two seemingly incompatible rules.

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All I’ve Worn This Summer Are Technical Jorts

Forget (almost) all other performance clothing and just get this versatile denim.

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VR Still Stinks Because It Doesn’t Smell

Scent is the realest sense. For virtual reality to feel truly immersive, it needs to start stinking it up.

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What to Know About IP Ratings Before Getting Your Phone Wet

Just how resistant is your smartphone to dust and water?

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Apple Just Patched 37 iPhone Security Bugs

Plus: A Google Chrome patch licks the DevilsTongue spyware, Android’s kernel gets a tune-up, and Microsoft fixes 84 flaws.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

What Is Google Play Pass? Should You Subscribe?

If you're buying games or services for a family, this subscription service is worth a look. We break down the cost, features, and highlights.

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As Waters Warm, Alaska Experiences Salmon Booms and Busts

Chaotic returns leave some communities with an abundance of fish, and others with none.

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There Is Some Good in 'No-Recipe' Cookbooks

Such books offer little guidance and rely on a home cook’s good judgement. Some of these are more successful than others.

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14 Great Deals on Laptops, Phones, and TVs

Back-to-school season is nearly upon us, and we've already found some nice discounts on tech essentials and other goodies.

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Goodbye to the BMW i3—an Icon of the 21st Century

A seminal EV has come to the end of its life. Yet it’s never looked better, or more relevant.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

After Going Solar, I Felt the Bliss of Sudden Abundance

My rooftop panels showed me that a world powered by renewables would be an overflowing horn of plenty, with fast, sporty cars and comfy homes.

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How to Prevent Another European Transport Meltdown

This summer’s heat wave knocked roads, railways, and runways out of action. But existing solutions could help shore up critical infrastructure.

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The New Climate Bill’s Secret Weapon? Tax Credits

The Inflation Reduction Act would provide billions for Americans to modernize their homes. It’s a way to encourage mass climate action.

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Drone Contraband Deliveries Are Rampant at US Prisons

Law enforcement officers face an air assault as drugs, weapons and phones are flown in to prisoners.

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I Just Want My TV Legs to Actually Work

As TVs get bigger, it's gotten more complicated to set them up. One simple fix could have you streaming Netflix in no time.

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Is This Nier: Automata Church a Hoax or a 5-Year-Old Secret?

A player claims to have found a hidden room. Now a whole community of fans is trying to figure out what it is.

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The Case for Making Public Transit Free Everywhere

From Spain to Germany and Luxembourg to Estonia, more and more countries are experimenting with fare-free transportation.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

NASA Delayed the Psyche Launch. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal

Heavenly bodies are always in motion: Pushing back the asteroid probe’s blastoff date could require a new trajectory, longer travel time, and much more power.

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Google vs. Descendants of a Railroad Tycoon and Civil War General

To secure the land for its multibillion-dollar Downtown West development, the company has had to track down dozens of distant relatives of 19th-century landowners.

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Alan Tudyk on His Favorite Sci-Fi to Watch Right Now

The Resident Alien star—and science fiction fan—gave WIRED his picks for the best shows on TV, from Severance to Peacemaker.

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The Big Business of Burying Carbon

The porous rock beneath the Gulf Coast launched the petroleum age. Now entrepreneurs want to turn it into a gigantic sponge for storing CO2.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The 10 Best TVs We've Tested (and Helpful Buying Tips)

From LCDs to fancy OLED models, these are our favorite televisions at every price point.

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Give Yourself Permission to Buy That Steam Deck

It’s not a “must-have,” but it sure is nice.

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California Wants to Make Cheap Insulin. Here’s How It Could Work

The state plans to roll out “biosimilars” that mimic brand-name versions at a dramatically reduced price.

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Carbon Offsets Alone Won’t Make Flying Climate-Friendly

Carbon dioxide emissions aren’t the only way aviation warms the planet. Exhaust contains a host of polluting particles, from soot to nitrogen oxides.

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Don’t Call the New Federal Gun Law a Gun Law

Democratic senators lacked actionable gun data for their negotiations—so they passed mental health reform instead.

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Against ‘Public Health’

Everything is supposedly a "public health" issue in the US, but this buzzword does little to address real challenges.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

These Vaccines Will Take Aim at Covid—and Its Entire SARS Lineage

Scientists are developing vaccines to target the virus family that spawned Covid-19. Their efforts could thwart future variants, or even new related viruses.

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Scan Your Shopping Cart With Yuka and Make Healthier Choices

Are there carcinogenic red dyes in your canned soup, or is it just a little too salty? Yuka can tell you, but you may not like what you find.

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Your Final Resting Place Could Be a Coffin Made of Mushrooms

Loop wants to rebuild the world with ecological structures made of fungal mycelium. Its proof of concept? Living coffins.

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EV Makers Think They’ve Figured Out What Women Want

Men are more likely to buy electric vehicles, and carmakers are eager to diversify their base. But what will it take to close the gender gap?

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All the New Features Coming to Your Mac This Fall

Apple has given a guided tour of MacOS 13, which is nicknamed Ventura. Here’s what to expect from Stage Manager, Messages, and more.

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Nope Rightly Challenges Our Love of Spectacle

Jordan Peele’s sci-fi western is all about the danger of looking in our image-obsessed culture.

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The High-Stakes Race to Engineer New Psychedelic Drugs

As psychedelic therapies for mental health go mainstream, companies are recruiting chemists to create patentable versions of hallucinogens. Critics say it’s all a bad trip.

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Monday, July 25, 2022

How Do You Know a Cargo Ship Is Polluting? It Makes Clouds

Big vessels spew sulfur, which brightens clouds to produce long “ship tracks.” These emissions cause environmental damage—but also help cool the planet.

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The HP Dev One Is the Best Linux Laptop We’ve Tested

Even if you’re not a developer, this reasonably priced, user-repairable Linux laptop from HP has plenty of attractive features.

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Can Ring Vaccination Contain Monkeypox in the US?

The strategy, which involves inoculating an infected person’s closest contacts, helped beat smallpox. But it requires good contact tracing and enough vaccines.

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Interstate Travel Post-Roe Isn’t as Secure as You May Think

The DOJ vows to protect people’s ability to travel out of state for abortion care, but legal experts warn we can’t take it for granted.

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Russia Is Quietly Ramping Up Its Internet Censorship Machine

Since Vladimir Putin blocked Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in March, Russia has been pushing away from the global internet at a rapid pace.

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Sunday, July 24, 2022

The Best Accessories and Tech Essentials for Your Dog

From smart collars to dog backpacks, we've had our furry best friends try it all. These gadgets lead the pack.

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How to Safely Lend Someone Else Your Phone

The next time someone wants to borrow your device to make a call or take a picture, take these steps to protect your privacy.

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BeReal Basics: How to Use the 'Unfiltered' Social Media App

Post within the two-minute window to share off-the-cuff photos with your friends—and the world.

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Life Helps Make Almost Half of All Minerals on Earth

Living organisms leave a huge geochemical imprint on the planet, a new taxonomic system reveals. It might help identify other worlds with life.

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BMW’s Heated Seats as a Service Model Has Drivers Seeking Hacks

Connected car companies now charge owners to use physical hardware they already bought—but some are pushing back.

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How to Digitize Old Photos With Your Phone

Bring memories back to life by taking your old pictures into the future. We tested three popular photo scanning apps against a scanner.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

The January 6 Secret Service Text Scandal Turns Criminal

Plus: The FCC cracks down on car warranty robocalls, Thai activists get targeted by NSO's Pegasus, and the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar continues.

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Google Wallet Is Back, for Some Reason

Plus: Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event returns, Amazon hoovers up some health care, and Facebook prizes growth above all else.

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Looking for a Tablet? These Are Our Absolute Favorites

We’ve tested all the top slates, from Apple’s iPads to Android and Windows devices, and rounded up our favorite accessories.

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The New RevAir Hair Dryer Is Speedier, Smaller, and Sleeker

It’s a little more expensive, but this hair tool can dry and style your locks with less heat and in less time.

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The Mazda MX-30 Is Big on Charm but Short on Everything Else

The cute exterior hides an ultra-short range, poor infotainment system, and substandard driving experience.

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The Controversial Plan to Unleash the Mississippi River

A long history of constraining the river through levees has led to massive land loss in its delta. Can people engineer a way out?

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10 Great Deals on TVs, Keyboards, and Robot Vacuums

The post-Prime Day lull has begun, but there are still a few awesome discounts to score right now—and a sweet preorder promo on the Google Pixel 6A.

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Finally, a Smart Air Fryer We Actually Like

Breville’s new countertop air fryer oven can be controlled by a mobile app. Unlike with many other connected appliances, that’s a good thing.

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For Kids in the Hospital, Video Games Are Part of Recovery

In-house gaming technology specialists play with and support the youngest patients. Plus, research shows that playtime gives literal health points.

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The Unsolved Mystery Attack on Internet Cables in Paris

As new details about the scope of the sabotage emerge, the perpetrators—and the reason for their vandalism—remain unknown.

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After Roe, Men Might Finally Get Better Birth Control

Men don’t have many options when it comes to pregnancy prevention—but the time may finally be right for a men’s version of the pill.

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The Best Laptop Deals Right Now—and Which One Is Right for You

Whether you’re looking for an all-arounder, a gaming powerhouse, or a wallet-friendly machine, we’ve found discounts from trusted retailers.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

A Film Challenges the James Webb Telescope's Controversial Name

The documentary scrutinizes the former NASA administrator's role during an era of homophobic policies.

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Congress Might Pass an Actually Good Privacy Bill

A bill with bipartisan support might finally give the US a strong federal data protection law.

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This Hardcore Band Is a Product of the Internet—in the Best Way

Turnstile breaks most of the rules of their genre. Their fans, who grew up online and care less about convention, follow them because of it.

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A Tool for Fighting Superbugs Has Been Found Deep in the Desert

Scientists are turning to the world’s most extreme environments to find new ways of combating drug resistance.

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Tech Industry Layoffs May Undo Workforce Diversity Gains

Companies have recently made progress in employee diversity, but cuts due to economic worries are expected to hurt underrepresented workers most.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

How to Use Your Smartphone to Cope With Hearing Loss

From live transcriptions to sound filtering, here's how you can benefit from features on Android and Apple devices.

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The Most Popular Period-Tracking Apps, Ranked by Data Privacy

Under increased scrutiny, certain period-tracking apps are seeing a surge of new users. Which are as safe as they claim to be?

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Bookstagram Is Fueling an Unnerving Trend

Authors aren't above criticism—but when they're tagged in negative social media reviews of their books, it can stifle the conversation.

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I Shredded a 70-Mile Dirt Ride on a Folding Commuter Bike

I was invited to ride in an overseas off-road cycling event and asked if I could try it on a Brompton T-Line folding bike. Everyone laughed, but I did it anyway.

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Glacier Collapses Are a Growing but Hard-to-Predict Threat

After 11 people were killed and eight hospitalized by a glacier in early July, Italian scientists are asking how future tragedies can be avoided.

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Comic-Con Is Back! Will It Live Up to Its Former Hype?

The annual pop culture confab held a series of smaller and/or online events during the pandemic. Here's what to expect from this year's in-person event.

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Embryonic Research Could Be the Next Target After Roe

Stem cell research has underpinned IVF’s success, but legal experts, clinicians, and potential donors worry it could be the next target.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

A Father’s Quest for an Accessible Game Controller

After months of writing hardware companies and developers for help, Andreas Karlsson finally found a hero in retro controller maker 8BitDo.

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How to Promote Your Music Online

From TikTok to Patreon, here's how musicians can use the internet to cut through the noise.

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How China Threatens to Splinter the Metaverse

In the future, the metaverse could be split into two: China and the rest of the world.

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Gender-Affirming Care Improves Mental Health—and May Save Lives

Scores of bills in US states aim to block medical treatments for trans youth. But research shows that these bans could have dire consequences.

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Shows Games Are a Shared Art

Gabrielle Zevin’s novel makes a case that video games are one of the most empathetic forms of creativity—something the writer and her husband know well.

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Ms. Marvel Ended Up Being the Best Thing on Disney+ This Year

It’s an origin story that’s truly original.

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Meet the UK’s New Woodland Rangers: a Herd of Wild Bison

A rewilding project in Kent thinks that introducing bison to the UK can supercharge biodiversity. But how wild can introduced animals ever be?

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Monday, July 18, 2022

Fully’s Workstation Is a Standing Desk in Disguise

The Nolan has a total of four motors and is the most stable sit-stand workstation I’ve ever tried.

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This Band Wrote the Best Legend of Zelda Song of 2022

Among the Boston slowcore group's inspirations are The Ocarina of Time, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and Mario Party 3.

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Abortion Pill Demand Is Driving an Underground Network

Desperate people in the US and beyond are turning to an unregulated, cross-continental supply chain.

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The Covid Virus Keeps Evolving. Why Haven't Vaccines?

Updating the shots to adapt to rapidly changing variants is easier said than done, even with new mRNA technology.

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How the Secret ‘Project Galileo’ Gave Rise to the MoonSwatch

Omega and Swatch's timepiece isn't just a hype juggernaut. The collaboration has revolutionized materials, manufacturing, and more.

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Sunday, July 17, 2022

14 Xbox Game Pass Games Worth Playing

Microsoft’s subscription service includes captivating titles like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge and Citizen Sleeper.

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The Best Turntables for Your Vinyl Collection

Streaming music giving you the blues? These entry-level turntables will help you rock on to analog audio at home.

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Meet the Ukrainian Number Theorist Who Won Math’s Highest Honor

With her homeland mired in war, the sphere-packing number theorist Maryna Viazovska has become the second woman to win a Fields Medal in the award’s history.

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How to Support People in States Where Abortion Is Under Threat

Donating to national organizations is great. But these local reproductive health care services—in places under immediate threat—could use your help, too.

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How to Make Sure You’re Getting the Best Streaming Quality

There may be a reason your favorite shows aren’t looking their best.

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AI Art Is Challenging the Boundaries of Curation

Artists working with programs like DALL-E do more than push a button—selecting outputs and engineering prompts are acts of aesthetic expression.

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

‘Blood Washing’ Is the Latest Dubious—and Pricey—Long-Covid Trend

Thousands of people are traveling far and paying huge sums for a procedure that has not been proven effective for persistent Covid symptoms.

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Amazon Handed Ring Videos to Cops Without Warrants

Plus: A wild Indian cricket scam, an elite CIA hacker is found guilty of passing secrets to WikiLeaks, and more of the week's top security news.

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Peloton Will Stop Making Its Own Bikes and Treadmills

Plus: BMW fiddles with fee-based feature unlocking, Twitter lets you untag yourself, and the final beta of Android 13 arrives.

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The 17 Best Accessories for Your PlayStation 5

From extra game storage to a fancy new 120-Hz TV, here are our favorite WIRED-tested complements to your PS5.

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The Dangerous Chemicals Lurking Inside Shipping Containers

Seizure-inducing methyl bromide and carcinogenic formaldehyde are only some of the poisonous gases scientists found inside cargo containers.

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How to Take a Screenshot on Any Phone or Laptop

Capture that weird message, high score, or malfunctioning app in a snap.

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The New MacBook Air Fits Some Upgrades in a Sleeker Package

This is a capable and lightweight laptop with improvements that count—if you can stomach the higher price.

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Friday, July 15, 2022

The Best Sleep Gadgets and Apps

Do you struggle to nod off or stay asleep through the night? These WIRED-tested tools can help.

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The Emmy Nominations Prove No One Knows How to Watch TV Anymore

Not that folks have forgotten the mechanics, it’s that there’s no longer any order to the medium.

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Texas’ Precarious Power Grid Exposes a Nasty Feedback Loop

Air conditioning saves lives. But as the planet warms, more AC use stresses the grid and drives up emissions, accelerating climate change.

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The Speedy Downfall of Rapid Delivery Startups

Companies that promise groceries delivered in 15 minutes surged during the pandemic—but are now in retreat.

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How Heat Waves Are Messing Up Your Sleep

Higher nighttime temperatures don’t just make it harder to drift off, they can disrupt your sleep cycles and leave you with low-quality rest.

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Have Pollsters Cleaned Up Their Act in Time for the Midterms?

G. Elliott Morris, a writer and top election forecaster, wants you to trust the polls a little less.

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Nothing's New Phone Is Everything a Phone Should Be

Simple. Attractive. Affordable. This new Android smartphone is more of what the world needs.

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

What Happens Next for Vaping

This week, we look at how regulatory pressure might deflate—or even kill—the nicotine vaping industry in the US.

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F1 22 Perfectly Simulates the Morality Vacuum of Formula 1

The new game is great at capturing the excitement of motor racing. It's even better at mirroring the sport's rampant commercialism.

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A New Attack Can Unmask Anonymous Users on Any Major Browser

Researchers have found a way to use the web's basic functions to identify who visits a site—without the user detecting the hack.

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Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It’s a Flying Ferry

An electric hydrofoil ferry could be the future of public transportation in Stockholm—and beyond.

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The Pandemic Fueled a Superbug Surge. Can Medicine Recover?

As Covid swept ICUs, doctors prescribed antibiotics to ward off secondary infections. Now bacteria have evolved resistance—but hospitals are fighting back.

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Meet the Lobbyist Next Door

What do a Real Housewife, an Olympic athlete, and a doula have in common? They’re all being paid by an ad-tech startup as influencers—peddling not products but ideologies.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

What Germany's Lack of Race Data Means During a Pandemic

Due to its history with the Holocaust, calling race by its name has often been contested. Black Germans say that this policy can ignore disparate impact.

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The First—and Last—Time We Rank the Star Wars Movies

All ranked lists are lazy, lame, and lacking. Except this one.

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Turkey Probably Hasn’t Found the Rare Earth Metals It Says It Has

The deposits discovered reportedly contain enough resources to meet global demand for 1,000 years—surpassing even China’s reserves. But experts are skeptical.

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When AI Makes Art, Humans Supply the Creative Spark

Fears that artificial intelligence tools could displace creatives such as illustrators, designers, and photographers seem unfounded—for now.

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What Humans Can Learn From the Sea Cucumber’s Toxic Arsenal

Sea cucumbers are squishy and soft. They also employ lethal strategies to protect themselves.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The 20 Best Headphone and Speaker Deals for Prime Day

Want to upgrade your audio? Here are the best-sounding items on Amazon this shopping holiday.

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How Might Your Data Be Used to Pin Charges on You?

WIRED’s editor in chief reflects on how digital surveillance infrastructure could be used to prosecute abortion, plus more thoughts on this month’s headlines.

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Our Favorite Prime Day Mattress and Sleep Deals

Get your beauty rest with these sales on sheets, pillows, and snooze-enhancing tech.

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21 Best Prime Day Deals on Amazon Devices

From Echo speakers and Fire tablets to Kindles, this is the best time of year to snag the retailer's own hardware.

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The 48 Best Prime Day Deals Under $50

Do you already have a TV, mattress, or laptop? From smart bulbs to board games, these are the best cheap deals to fill your shopping needs.

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The 59 Absolute Best Prime Day Deals

Amazon’s annual sales event is here. From Alexa-powered Echo Dots to gaming laptops, here are all the greatest discounts we’ve found.

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Monday, July 11, 2022

How to Install the Google Play Store on an Amazon Fire Tablet

These slates are cheap but hampered by the retailer's limited app store. Here's how to get a broader selection.

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The Climate Anxiety Discussion Has a Whiteness Problem

Marginalized groups often think about the mental impact of the climate crisis in different terms—meaning they end up crowded out of the conversation.

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Quantum Advantage Showdowns Have No Clear Winners

A series of recent experiments between quantum and classical computers shows the term’s ever-evolving meaning.

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Russian ‘Hacktivists’ Are Causing Trouble Far Beyond Ukraine

The pro-Russian group Killnet is targeting countries supporting Ukraine. It has declared "war" against 10 nations.

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Juul Nears Its Last Gasp—After It Hooked a Generation on Vaping

The startup used regulatory loopholes and marketing to make nicotine cool. Now the FDA threatens to shut the company down, but new rivals are taking over.

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Humans Have Always Been Wrong About Humans

'The Dawn of Everything' fundamentally shifted my view of … everything. I had to meet one of the minds behind its world-tilting revelations.

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

The Brain Has a ‘Low-Power Mode’ That Blunts Our Senses

Neuroscientists uncovered an energy-saving mode in vision-system neurons that works at the cost of being able to see fine-grained details.

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Everything You Need to Work From Home Like a Pro

Gear can make or break your home office setup. Here’s our ultimate list of nearly 100 items, from monitors and desks to webcams and chairs.

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Travel Back in Time With Street View and Map Archives

These free, simple tools for phone or web let you visualize urban sprawl or see what your street looked like before the turn of the millennium.

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‘Clean Slate’ Justice Laws Offer a Second Chance—Only to Some

States are trying to automate criminal record clearance. But what if they end up amplifying racial disparities?

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How to Earn More Than $50 in Amazon Credits Ahead of Prime Day

Most of these promotions require you to spend some money, but they’re a relatively easy way to redeem some extra cash.

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

A Long-Lost Rare Crayfish Resurfaces in an Alabama Cave

Thought for decades to be extinct, the tiny animal has stayed hidden in a former subterranean speakeasy.

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The Quarry and Evil Dead: The Game Lure You Into a Scary Movie

The games take different approaches to the horror game genre, but both are informed by their love for slasher flicks.

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The Hype Machine That Turned Minions Into a $4B Juggernaut

The #GentleMinions and the #minionscult have overrun TikTok, taking the franchise’s impact to all-new levels.

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Thor: Love and Thunder’s Biggest Drawback? It’s Just for Fans

Taika Waititi’s Ragnarok follow-up is full of inside jokes that make it almost impenetrable to outsiders. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s not great either.

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9 Great Early Prime Day Deals on Tremendous TVs

Need a new 4K screen? Some of our top picks are on sale right now.

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Friday, July 8, 2022

Speedway's Mini 4 Pro Is a Great City-Friendly Electric Scooter

This relatively lightweight escooter gets nearly everything right.

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Amazon’s ‘Safe’ New Robot Won’t Fix its Worker Injury Problem

The company’s warehouses demand a fast pace of workers, and have higher injury rates than at competing firms.

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Cruise's Robot Car Outages Are Jamming Up San Francisco

In a series of incidents, the GM subsidiary lost contact with its autonomous vehicles, leaving them frozen in traffic and trapping human drivers.

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Could Your Old Poop Cure You of Future Diseases?

Fecal transplants can fix gut diseases, but finding the right donor stool is tricky. The solution, some scientists believe, is to keep a store of your own.

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It’s Time for Fans to Watch Superheroes Like They Read Them

Thor: Love and Thunder is out Friday; Ms. Marvel wraps up on Disney+ next week. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, it’s time to pick faves and stick with them.

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Europe's Big Tech Law Is Approved. Now Comes the Hard Part

Enforcing the sweeping Digital Services Act will be an uphill climb—and the Commission is not yet equipped for it.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

The Danger of License Plate Readers in Post-Roe America

Known as ALPRs, this surveillance tech is pervasive across the US—and could soon be used by police and anti-abortion groups alike.

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Tech Companies Will Cover Abortion Travel—but Not for All Workers

Google, Amazon, and others will help permanent staff seek out-of-state care. But their many contractors remain shut out.

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Lenovo's Latest AMD-Powered ThinkBook 13S Is on Sale Right Now

It's not often we see the latest Ryzen 7 chip in a laptop at this price.

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After Thor: Love and Thunder, Read These 5 Comics

Want to know more about how Jane Foster came to wield Mjolnir? Start here.

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Abortion Pills May Force States and the FDA Into a Standoff

Under the Constitution, federal laws overrule state ones. But challenges to medication abortion will test the agency’s ability to make nationwide regulations.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The Infamous 1972 Report That Warned of Civilization's Collapse

The Limits to Growth argued that rampant pollution and resource extraction were pushing Earth to the brink. How does it hold up 50 years later?

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Permanent Birth Control Is in Demand in the US—but Hard to Get

After the Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling, more people are seeking to get their tubes tied—assuming they can find a sympathetic doctor.

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Why Some Video Game Companies Are Staying Silent on Abortion

Following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe, many in the industry piped up. But for Texas studios, the potential for legal retaliation looms.

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The Digital Divide Is Coming for You

More services are going online-only—catching more people on the wrong side of a widening gulf.

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How to Avoid the Worst Instagram Scams

Fake sellers. Competitions. Crypto cons. There are plenty of grifts on the platform, but you don’t have to get sucked in.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

The Best Barefoot Shoes for Walking or Running

Our favorite zero-drop, minimalist footwear will let you feel the ground beneath your feet.

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How Landsat Chronicled 50 Years on a Changing, Fiery Planet

The pioneering satellite program has provided the longest continuous document of how fire, global warming, and humanity are remaking our world.

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End-to-End Encryption's Central Role in Modern Self-Defense

With abortion set to be criminalized in more than half the US, encryption has never been more important for protection—and civil disobedience.

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Genetic Screening Now Lets Parents Pick the Healthiest Embryos

Those using IVF can see which embryo is least likely to develop cancer and other diseases. But can protecting your child slip into playing God?

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Climate Change Breaks Plant Immune Systems. Can They Be Rebooted?

When temperatures rise, plants mysteriously lose their ability to defend against invading pathogens—but there may be a fix.

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Instagram Keeps Showing Me Children’s Tragedies

After I became a parent, my social media feeds filled up with videos of kids who are sick or have died. Why couldn’t I look away?

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Monday, July 4, 2022

TikTok’s Latest Cringe Trend: Gen Z Critiques Their Former Selves

The first generation to grow up on Instagram and Snapchat is already taking stock.

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Scientists Are Trying to Grow Crops in the Dark

Powering plant growth with solar panels instead of photosynthesis could be a more efficient way of using the Sun’s energy for food. But it’s not all good news.

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The Surface Laptop Go 2 Offers Style on a Budget

Microsoft’s updated midrange model is a top-tier student pick and cheaper MacBook alternative, but its battery leaves much to be desired.

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The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2022 So Far

From cryptocurrency thefts to intrusions into telecom giants, state-backed attackers have had a field day in the year’s first half.

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Gorillas’ Retreat Signals a Reckoning for Delivery Apps

Quick-delivery empires are crumbling across Europe as investors put an emphasis on profits.

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

The Best Webcams for Looking Brighter and Better

Zoom into peoples' offices and living rooms with the best version of your on-camera self.

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How to Set a Maximum Limit on Your Phone's Volume

Whether you want to protect your ears or just standardize sound across apps, these tips can help.

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Secrets of the Moon’s Permanent Shadows Are Coming to Light

Robots will venture into the sunless depths of lunar craters to find ancient water ice, while studies find hints about how water arrives on rocky worlds.

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Citizen Sleeper's Creator Was Inspired by Our Modern Dystopia

Gareth Damian Martin sat down with WIRED to explain the "passive cruelty" of corporate culture and the game's visceral economic fears.

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What, Exactly, Is the Metaverse Standards Forum Creating?

No one will agree on what the metaverse is. But that's not stopping a coalition of big names in tech from designing the tools needed to build it.

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

130-Year-Old Menus Show How Climate Change Affects What We Eat

By studying the so-called mean temperature of restaurant seafood, scientists have shown how the species that fill our plates have changed with time.

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The 31 Best Fourth of July Deals on Kitchen Gizmos and Tech

Independence Day is here, and so are the savings. We've rounded up plenty of sales on air purifiers, smart speakers, massage guns, and more.

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The Quarry Blurs the Line Between Video Games and Cinema

With impressive digitized performances and seamless storytelling, Supermassive Games' newest title hints at the future of both mediums.

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How to Shop Like a Pro on Amazon Prime Day

The big sale event is notoriously full of lackluster deals. Here's how to cut through the clutter to find the real gems.

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21 Best Early Amazon Prime Day Deals

From TVs and smartphones to laptops, we found great discounts on some of our favorite products ahead of the retailer’s big sales event.

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Friday, July 1, 2022

What’s Going on With RadioShack’s Twitter Feed?

It's a sign of the times: the off-kilter '90s nostalgia that's also bringing back Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name.”

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How to Use an eSIM for Dual Phone Numbers

The era of removable SIM cards will come to an end. It's time to get acquainted with its next, tinier evolution.

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The Secrets of Covid ‘Brain Fog’ Are Starting to Lift

Scientists are getting closer to understanding the neurology behind the memory problems and cognitive fuzziness that an infection can trigger.

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Meta Was Restricting Abortion Content All Along

Abortion access groups and activists say they have been dealing with algorithmic censorship for years.

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Is Your New Car a Threat to National Security?

Putting sensor-packed Chinese cars on Western roads could be a privacy issue. Just ask Tesla.

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The Race to Build Wind Farms That Float on the Open Sea

There’s huge potential to generate renewable energy far out in the ocean. But designing turbines that can survive rough waters isn’t exactly a breeze.

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