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    Google's Next Pixel Phone Will Be Powered By a Custom Chip

    Following the industry trend of tech giants manufacturing their own processors, the company will start putting...

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    Sunny-Day Flooding Is About to Become More Than a Nuisance

    Sea level rise will soon combine with a host of other environmental factors to produce dozens...

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    Got Bigger Ears? Sony’s WF-1000XM4 Are Your New Best Buds

    Sony’s noise-canceling earbuds are the best you can buy, so long as your ears are big...

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    The Weird, Sustainable Booze of the Future Tastes … Good?

    Small distilleries like Empirical Spirits are working on uncategorizable drinks made of stuff like plum pits,...

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    Hospitals Still Use Pneumatic Tubes—and They Can Be Hacked

    The tech may seem antiquated, but it poses very modern cybersecurity problems.

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    Are Virtual Surround Gaming Headsets Worth It?

    The question is surprisingly complicated—and involves a lot of sifting through marketing.

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    Fractons, the Weirdest Matter, Could Yield Quantum Clues

    Theorists are in a frenzy over these bizarre, but potentially useful, hypothetical particles that can only...

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    When to Use an Air Purifier, a Humidifier, or a Dehumidifier

    Different climates and seasons call for different solutions. Here’s what you need to know about pollutants...

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    A Guide to RCS, and Why It Makes Texting So Much Better

    Google is pushing the new standard for Android devices, which promises better security and cooler features...

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    The Top 30 Vulnerabilities Include Plenty of Usual Suspects

    Plus: A sneaky iOS app, a wiper attack in Iran, and more of the week's top...

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    How the Jaguar, King of the Forest, Might Save Its Ecosystem

    With a new train line threatening its habitat, the big cat may be the key to...

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    The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Smartphones, Laptops, and Audio

    Hunker down at home and block out the real world with these deals on Chromebooks, headphones,...

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    How to Get the Most Out of Your Meditation App

    The brain's default mode is set to mind-wandering. Your meditation app can bring you back into...

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    ‘Neuromancer’ Is Still Mind-Blowing Cyberpunk

    William Gibson's classic 1984 novel is still the gold standard for cyberpunk.

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    Ted Lasso, the Olympics, and Talking About Mental Health

    The confluence of the Apple TV+ comedy, the sports world, and social media is leading to...

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    3D Imaging Shows How Shark Guts Work Like a Tesla Valve

    Using CT scans and 3D modeling, researchers found the fish’s spiral digestive system is analogous to...

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    The World Is Suffering from Champlain Towers South Syndrome

    Plus: Round one with Mark Zuckerberg, the appointment of Lina Khan, and a new type of...

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    Why the History of Black Twitter Needed to Be Told

    This week, Jason Parham takes us inside one of the most influential communities on the internet...

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    The Privacy Battle That Apple Isn’t Fighting

    California has begun enforcing a browser-level privacy setting, but you still can’t find that option in...

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    Dogs, Unlike Wolves, Are Born to Communicate With People

    Wolf puppies can’t understand human gestures as well as their dog cousins. The difference could help...

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    The Dam Is Breaking on Vaccine Mandates

    Hopes for a “normal” fall have been dashed by variants and low vaccine uptake. Businesses and...

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    Simone Biles and the Unprecedented Olympic Pressure

    The Tokyo Games have taken a unique psychological toll on all of the athletes.

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    How Gravity Turns Me Upside Down

    My favorite force belittles me—literally—but also inspires new ways to get high.

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    China Cracks Down On Its Tech Giants. Sound Familiar?

    Companies like Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent were once regarded with national pride. Now they’re being slapped...

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    Covid Is Pulling the Plug on Beloved Japanese Arcades

    Once home to vibrant live competitions, gaming centers have been bleeding out since before the pandemic....

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    Phantom Warships Are Courting Chaos in Conflict Zones

    The latest weapons in the global information war are fake vessels behaving badly.

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    A People’s History of Black Twitter, Part III

    Joy and pain, harmony and discord, organization and chaos—there’s no single way to define Black Twitter’s...

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    How Much Will It Cost to Prevent Deaths by Climate-Driven Heat?

    A new formula measures the “mortality cost of carbon” and how much would have to be...

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    Activision Blizzard Employees Walk Out After Allegations of Rampant Sexism

    “We love our jobs, but our jobs don’t love us back,” one worker told WIRED. "So...

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    Toyota Whiffed on EVs. Now It’s Trying to Slow Their Rise

    In a bid to protect its investments in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cells, the carmaker is...

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    How Nothing Designed 'Ear 1s' to Beat Apple AirPods

    The head of design at Nothing explains how their product could take on Apple's all-conquering wireless...

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    Extreme Heat Could Also Mean Power and Water Shortages

    An extraordinary drought in the West, plus dry lakes and reservoirs, mean there will be less...

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    Samsung's Flagship Soundbar Brings Theater Audio to Your Home

    The HW-Q950A is spendy, but the setup is dead simple, and it won't fail to immerse...

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    Let’s Keep the Vaccine Misinformation Problem in Perspective

    Social media is not the reason the pandemic hasn’t been conquered.

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    A Controversial Tool Calls Out Thousands of Hackable Websites

    PunkSpider is back, and crawling hundreds of millions of sites for vulnerabilities.

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    Virtual Reality Is the Rich White Kid of Technology

    For decades, VR has failed to live up to expectations. Yet somehow, it keeps receiving more...

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    The Shapeshifting Cam Girl Rewriting the Rules of Digital Porn

    Face-morphing adult content creator Coconut Kitty is ushering in the unsettling future of the medium, one...

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    Power Up Anywhere With the Best Travel Adapters

    When going abroad, these plugs are essential to keep your gadgets charged. These are our favorites.

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    TCL's New Android Phones Can't Keep Up With the Competition

    The TCL 20 Pro 5G, 20S, and 20 SE are perfectly capable and affordable handsets, but...

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    Biden’s ‘Antitrust Revolution’ Overlooks AI—at Americans’ Peril

    A handful of companies have outsize influence on the world’s artificial intelligence. Policymakers must act now...

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    Oh Good, Now There's an Outbreak of Wildfire Thunderclouds

    Huge pyrocumulonimbus clouds just formed over fires in the West. Here’s why they could become more...

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    Clubhouse Opens Its Doors. Is Anyone Rushing to Get In?

    Just a few days after ditching its invite-only status, the audio chat app had fewer than...

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    Hundreds of Ways to Get S#!+ Done—and We Still Don’t

    You want to be productive. Software wants to help. But even with a glut of tools...

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    Intel's Ambitious Plan to Regain Chipmaking Leadership

    The company announced a strategy that involves new machinery and new technologies. It may get a...

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    Secretlab's Titan Evo Raises the Low Bar for Gaming Chairs

    One of the best gaming chairs just got better, but it's not for everyone.

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    Story and Street Style Converge in 'The World Ends With You'

    The iconic action RPG introduced a world of gamers to Japanese fashion. Now with a sequel...

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    TikTok a Year After Trump’s Ban: No Change, but New Threats

    The popular short-video app survived a plan to block it on US phones. Now, it’s mistrusted...

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    The Incredible Physics of Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike

    Calculating angular velocity and the moment of inertia isn’t quite as hard as competing in the...

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    How to Share Your Wi-Fi Password

    Help your guests connect to your network without typing a thing.

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    DNA Has Four Bases. Some Viruses Swap in a Fifth

    Dozens of viruses don't use the same four nucleotide bases found in all other life. New...