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New Evidence Could Blow Open the Uber/Waymo Self-Driving Lawsuit

The Jacobs letter, a potentially key piece of evidence in the trade secrets lawsuit between Waymo and Uber, was made public—and boy do we have questions.
16 Sat Dec
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Our Favorite Gadgets From 2017

The editors of WIRED discuss some of their favorite products, and spot a few trends along the way.
16 Sat Dec
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MobileCoin: A New Cryptocurrency From Signal Creator Moxie Marlinspike

MobileCoin aims to make cryptocurrency transactions quick and easy for everyone, while still preserving privacy and decentralization.
16 Sat Dec
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Secrecy Is Dead. Here's What Happens Next.

In the new world order, any information or data will be public information. Now we have to figure out how to live in a world without privacy.
16 Sat Dec
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Silicon Valley's Immortalists Will Help Us All Stay Healthy

All over Silicon Valley and elsewhere, executives follow weird revitalization fads. They think the code of aging can be hacked and death made optional.
16 Sat Dec
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How Bossip Smashed Headline Conventions to Smithereens

The gossip site and its competitors know that it’s not just what you say—it's who you're speaking to, and from what angle.
16 Sat Dec
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The Whirl Is Not Enough: Hundred-Dollar Fidget Spinners

These titanium, brass, and Damascus steel objets d'art will long outlast the plastic doo-dad craze.
16 Sat Dec
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Review: August Smart Lock Pro + Connect

This gorgeous Wi-Fi-enabled lock will take care of all your coming and going needs.
16 Sat Dec
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Gift Ideas for Cooks From 2017: Kitchen Gadgets, Chefs Knifes, Kitchen Appliances, and Coffee Gear

From sous vide equipment to a waffle maker that stands up vertically, here are some killer gadgets for the serious home chef.
16 Sat Dec
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How Ford Build a New Kind of Engine for Its GT Supercar

The inside story of how the automaker turned a pickup truck powerplant into a Le Mans-winning supercar engine.
16 Sat Dec
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Bitcoin and Blockchain Will Reveal What They're Actually Good For in 2018

Bitcoin and blockchain have burst into the mainstream. But its biggest value is not in replacing traditional cash.
16 Sat Dec
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The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin's Global Warming Problem

Current trends say generating new bitcoins will use all the power in the world by 2020. That might not happen, but the technical issues aren't going away.
16 Sat Dec
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Will Be Too Inclusive for Some People. Good.

Rian Johnson didn't just make a great movie—he tore down every sacred cow reactionaries have left.
16 Sat Dec
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The iPhone Is Still Bigger than Donald Trump

While we were freaking out about the state of American politics, tech kept moving on.
16 Sat Dec
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After FCC Abandons Net Neutrality, States Take Up the Fight

Attorneys general in five states say they'll sue to overturn the FCC's decision to repeal its net neutrality rules. Officials in Washington and California propose their own net neutrality rules.
16 Sat Dec
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NASA’s Latest Kepler Exoplanet Discovery Fueled by AI

Planet hunters didn't just stumble onto Kepler-90i. The secret to their success: a neural network trained to identify exoplanets.
15 Fri Dec
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Read the FCC’s Two Dissenting Voices on Why Net Neutrality Matters

The FCC has voted to roll back net neutrality rules. Read the statements of dissent from the two Democratic commissioners for a better understanding of just how much damage that can do.
15 Fri Dec
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The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality. Now What?

Groups plan to contest the FCC decision's to repeal net neutrality rules.
15 Fri Dec
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Patients Want Poop Transplants. Here's How to Make Them Safe

Fecal transplants care caught in a legal limbo, even as they grow in popularity.
15 Fri Dec
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Disney’s Acquisition of Fox Could Change Streaming Forever

The massive additions to Disney's library mean it could be a serious player in the ever-splintering streaming market.
15 Fri Dec
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The Researcher Who Wants to Bring AI to Factories

Andrew Ng, formerly of Google and Baidu, has a new company to help manufacturers use artificial intelligence techniques.
15 Fri Dec
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'Okami': Capcom Revives the Watercolor Masterpiece For Modern Consoles

In one of the only games to ever stir something religious inside of me, color follows you wherever you go.
15 Fri Dec
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Triton Malware Targets Industrial Safety Systems In the Middle East

A rare and dangerous new form of malware targets the industrial safety control systems that protect human life.
15 Fri Dec
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Motorola Moto Z2 Review: Two Great Phones with Tons of Mods

We review the Moto Z2 Play and Z2 Force, and pick which Moto is best for you.
15 Fri Dec
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Why Net Neutrality Matters

WIRED's guide on what net neutrality is—and why you should care about it.
15 Fri Dec
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Math Says You're Driving Wrong and It's Slowing Us All Down

A new study mathematically models the real problem with traffic: You’re not keeping the right distance from the car behind you.
15 Fri Dec
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Gift Ideas for Artists, Writers, Musicians, and Photographers: iPad Pro, Roli, GoPro, Fujifilm

Whatever their creative endeavor, these gifts are sure to fuel their inspiration.
15 Fri Dec
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The Best 2017 Holiday Tech Deals: Audio, Gaming, TVs, Cameras

There are still a lot of superb holiday tech deals left for 2017, from audio and phones to gaming and TV.
15 Fri Dec
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The Alabama Senate Election Was Decided 100 Million Years Ago

Current voting patterns in the South are related to ancient sea creatures. Yes, really.
15 Fri Dec
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Elon Musk Reveals His Dislike for Public Transit

The man trying to build tunnels around the country is awfully unimpressed by the basic concept of shared, mass transportation
15 Fri Dec
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In China, a Three-Digit Score Could Dictate Your Place in Society

China is taking the idea of a credit score to the extreme, using big data to track and rank what you do—your purchases, your pastimes, your mistakes.
15 Fri Dec
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The Biggest Whoppers From the FCC's Net Neutrality Meeting

FCC commissioners employed dubious information and curious logic before voting to repeal net neutrality rules.
15 Fri Dec
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In Ed Lee's San Francisco, Utopia and Dystopia Are Neighbors

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died Monday, was a housing advocate who became a tech ally. His successor likely won't be so business-friendly.
14 Thu Dec
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Robots Are Fueling the Quiet Ascendance of the Electric Motor

The electric car? That’s just the beginning.
14 Thu Dec
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The Mirai Botnet Was Part of a College Student Minecraft Scheme

The DDoS attack that crippled the internet last fall wasn't the work of a nation-state. It was three college kids working a *Minecraft* hustle.
14 Thu Dec
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The Only Place You Can Legally Climb a Redwood

Fewer people have scaled an old-growth redwood than summited Mount Everest. Now it's your turn.
14 Thu Dec
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The Science of When: Hack Your Timing to Optimize Your Life

In his new book, "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing," Daniel Pink scours psychological, biological, and economic studies to explore what he calls the overlooked dimension.
14 Thu Dec
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Review: Razer Blade Stealth (2017)

The updated Blade Stealth adds a bigger screen, longer battery life, and more power.
14 Thu Dec
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Bots and Form Letters Make It Nearly Impossible to Find Real FCC Net Neutrality Comments

Over seven months, 39 Nicholas Thompsons submitted net neutrality comments to the FCC. We tried to track each of them down.
14 Thu Dec
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Gifts Ideas for Campers: Micro Puff, BioLite, Otterbox, Knives

Gifts ideas for that person in your life who's always itching to get outside.
14 Thu Dec
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Apple Security Flaws Give Some Researchers Concern About Deeper Issues

Apple's had some prominent security lapses lately. But is it just a rough patch, or something deeper?
14 Thu Dec
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Amazon's Alexa Wants You to Talk to Your Ads

This year, voice assistants like Amazon Alexa got big. Next year, get ready for the advertising feeding frenzy.
14 Thu Dec
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How to Be a Television Futurist in Four Simple Steps

From Netflix to Facebook and HQ Trivia, television is in turmoil. To sound smart about its future, look no further than this guide.
14 Thu Dec
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How Social Research Is Evolving in the Digital World

A Princeton sociologist wants to use your digital data to solve some of the hardest research problems in social science.
14 Thu Dec
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Google Glass, Oculus, HoloLens: The Race for Augmented Reality Glasses Starts Now

The big players in tech, from Google to Amazon, and some little players, too, are jockeying to own augmented reality.
14 Thu Dec
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Artificial Intelligence Is Killing the Uncanny Valley and Our Grasp on Reality

Artificial intelligence-generated video, photos, and audio that mimic the real world are already here. Now we get to live among them.
14 Thu Dec
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Bitcoin Is Soaring. Here's Why It's Not Ready for the Big Time

Weaknesses in bitcoin's underlying technology slow processing times, and spawn big fees.
13 Wed Dec
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Is a Near-Perfect Reinvention of the Franchise

Rian Johnson's movie is the springiest, smartest, most assured installment in years.
13 Wed Dec
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Twitter's Newest Feature: Multi-Tweet Threads

You can now compose your tweetstorms all at once, and send them out into the world as one contained screed.
13 Wed Dec
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