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    A New Tool Detects Counterfeit Whiskey—Without Wasting a Drop

    Bogus booze has been infiltrating the market, so physicists found a way to test for authenticity...

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    1More ColorBuds Review: The Comfiest Earbuds Around

    The successor to WIRED’s favorite earbuds, these comfortable, affordable wireless headphones are our new top pick.

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    Portland’s Face-Recognition Ban Is a New Twist on ‘Smart Cities’

    The first big US city to prohibit private businesses from using the technology reflects rising skepticism...

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    The Fight Over the Fight Over California’s Privacy Future

    Prop. 24 is designed to make the California Consumer Privacy Act stronger. Why do so many...

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    How Work Became an Inescapable Hellhole

    Instead of optimizing work, technology has created a nonstop barrage of notifications and interactions. Six months...

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    The 6 Best Kids Face Masks: Masks They May Actually Wear

    Whether your kids are going to school or playing outside, you'll need comfortable face coverings. These...

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    Could a Century-Old TB Shot Protect Against Other Respiratory Diseases?

    A trial in Greece shows a long-used tuberculosis vaccine may cut respiratory infections, raising hopes for...

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    The Madness of Susanna Clarke, Fairy Princess

    After more than a decade away, the author is back with 'Piranesi,' a way to communicate...

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    Colds Nearly Vanished Under Lockdown. Now They’re Coming Back

    The return of non-Covid respiratory illnesses is putting a new strain on testing supplies around the...

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    Get WIRED: Director Nia DaCosta on Horror and Black Trauma

    On this week’s podcast, the director of the upcoming 'Candyman' talks to WIRED writer Jason Parham...

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    Think Twice Before Using Facebook, Google, or Apple to Sign In Everywhere

    So-called single sign-on options offer a lot of convenience. But they have downsides that a good...

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    The Cheating Scandal That Ripped the Poker World Apart

    Mike Postle was on an epic winning streak at a California casino. Veronica Brill thought he...

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    Geoengineering Is the Only Solution to Our Climate Calamities

    Altering Earth’s geophysical environment is a moon shot—and it will be the only way to reverse...

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    Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics

    Renormalization, a technique that helps bridge the big and the small, has become perhaps the single...

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    As Trump Squeezes China, Alipay’s Star Rises

    Chinese consumers tap the fintech app to pay bills, order in restaurants, and book appointments. Now...

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    The Best Creams and Tools for Removing Hair: Creams, Wax, and More

    Shaving can cause razor burn and ingrown hairs. These alternative options might be better for your...

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    The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

    The latest update for your iPhone and iPad will make them safer than ever.

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    Mathematicians May Have Figured Out How ‘Stone Forests’ Form

    An NYU team thinks it's finally unlocked the secret to how these mysterious landforms get their...

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    Democracy Will Only Work If the Social Media Giants Grow Up

    The former chair of the Federal Election Commission argues that the integrity of the 2020 election...

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    A Bluetooth Flaw Leaves Billions of Devices Vulnerable

    Indictments against Iranian hackers, a Veterans Affairs data breach, and more of the week's top security...

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    The 6 Best Laptop Stands (2020): Adjustable, Portable, and More

    Help your back and posture by raising your computer screen up to eye level.

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    A Patient Dies After a Ransomware Attack Hits a Hospital

    The outage resulted in a significant delay in treatment. German authorities are investigating the perpetrators on...

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    What’s Causing the Mass Bird Die-Off in the Southwest?

    Thousands of migrating birds have died, perhaps starved by drier conditions related to climate change or...

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    How to Set Your Own Default Browser and Email App in iOS 14

    Not into Safari or Apple Mail? With the next update, you can (finally) customize your preferences....

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    19 Best Weekend Deals: Cameras, Apple Gear, and Games

    The new 8th-generation iPad is already slightly discounted, alongside headphones, laptops, and PS4 titles like 'Ghosts...

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    The 943-Dimensional Chess of a Trustworthy Covid-19 Vaccine

    Scientists want public confidence. The White House wants an October Surprise. The FDA wants to avoid...

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    Why Teens Are Falling for TikTok Conspiracy Theories

    Conspiracies like Pizzagate are all over the social media platform. Here’s why they’ve found an audience...

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    Trump’s TikTok Circus Will Have Lasting Consequences

    The larger issues around China’s technological rise aren’t going away.

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    Dune Is a Hard Book to Adapt

    Anyone who's seen David Lynch's 1984 film knows Frank Herbert's book doesn't translate easily to the...

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    The Progressive Case for a TikTok Sale

    A principled, hands-off approach to the internet was easier to defend in the 1990s. Today it...

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    Apple One Could Be a Bundle of Problems

    Plus: U2’s iPod partnership, the public sector’s need for tech minds, and unwelcome hurricane visitors.

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    Gen Z Has a Plan to Save the Election—Starting With the Polls

    Poll workers, who skew elderly, are in short supply during the pandemic. Meet some of the...

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    The 5 Best Cheap Phone Plans (2020): Alternatives to the Big Carriers

    If you’re a Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T subscriber, these networks may save you a lot of...

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    Netflix's 'Ratched' Is a Plea for Mental Health Care

    The show attempts to address flaws in the health care system—and in failing to do so,...

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    Streaming Services Are Abusing the + Sign and It Must End

    In the beginning, there was ESPN+, then Disney+. Now that CBS All Access is becoming Paramount+,...

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    What’s in Wildfire Smoke, and How Dangerous Is It?

    Blazes on the West Coast are spewing a haze clear across the country. Along the way,...

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    Apple Wants You to Smash That Subscribe Button

    This week, we break down Apple’s latest announcements, from new hardware to its push into bundles...

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    How to Use a Second Monitor With Your Laptop

    Need a little more desktop real estate, or just tired of hunching over a small screen...

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    Rocket Lab Could Beat NASA Back to Venus in the Search for ET

    After years of neglect, Earth’s other neighbor is back in the spotlight following a major discovery....

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    Companies Can Track Your Phone’s Movements to Target Ads

    Brands are seeking new ways to customize messages. A startup that gathers data on when you...

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    YouTube’s Plot to Silence Conspiracy Theories

    From flat-earthers to QAnon to Covid quackery, the video giant is awash in misinformation. Can AI...

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    The Nintendo 3DS' Surprisingly Social Legacy

    Nintendo just discontinued the iconic portable game console, but the real 3DS was the friends we...

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    What Even Is ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior’ on Platforms?

    No one knows, not even the policy writers or enforcers. And the ambiguity is exacerbating threats...

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    Why Wasn't Uber Charged in a Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash?

    Authorities charged the vehicle's "safety driver" with criminal negligence, but not the company that developed the...

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    The NIH Launches a Global Hunt for Animal-to-Human Diseases

    It’s a reversal for an administration that’s been loath to prepare for pandemics or cooperate with...

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    Want to Save the Whales? Eavesdrop on Their Calls

    A clever new system called Whale Safe listens for the cetacean chorus to alert vessels to...

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    5 Fall Camping Deals: Tents, Jackets, Fire Pits, and More

    Not too hot, not too cold—autumn is the best season for campers. We’ve rounded up discounts...

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    The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare Want to Backstop the Web

    The Internet Archive and the infrastructure company are teaming up to make sure sites never fully...

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    Hey Students! Here's How to Deal With School in a Pandemic

    Obviously this situation sucks for everyone, but I have a few tips to help you make...

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    How to Break Out of Your Social Media Echo Chamber

    Platforms like Facebook are designed to profit from humans' confirmation bias. Here's how to restore balance...