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Even Physics Textbooks Tend to Get Friction Slightly Wrong

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:00
No matter what that Intro to Physics book says, you can't calculate the "work done by friction." Nope. Doesn't work. Don't even try it.
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The Smart Prison Initiative Pairing Inmates With Rescue Dogs

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:00
Since 2016, Pawsitive Change has transformed the lives of hundreds of violent offenders and helped pets find permanent homes.
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Anxiously Seeking the Perfect Anti-Anxiety App

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:00
Soon I may be swiping my screen, looking for a newer, better, flashier app, like Tinder for fixing mental anguish. But what if the magic stops working?
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Nintendo Is Taking Down YouTube Archives of Its Music

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:00
Though the company has the right to do that, this is a huge bummer for gamers who want to hear their favorite tunes.
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Domino's and the Web are Failing the Disabled

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:00
Opinion: A potential Supreme Court case over ordering pizza could exclude 49 million Americans from the 21st century.
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Instagram Now Fact-Checks, but Who Will Do the Checking?

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:00
Facebook said it will expand its fact-checking program to Instagram. But the system is already overwhelmed, and may not be able to handle more information.
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Josh Hawley Says Tech Enables 'Some of the Worst of America'

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:00
From social media addiction to antitrust regulation, the freshman senator from Missouri wants to take on Big Tech in big ways.
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Adobe Fresco for iPad: Price, First Look, Release Date

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:00
We dabbled with Adobe’s new drawing app, which aims to be a one-stop shop for aspiring and professional digital artists.
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Reality TV Meets Crowdsourced Medicine in Netflix's Diagnosis

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:00
The seven-episode show falls somewhere between Dateline-ish daytime television and a nerdy online social experiment.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: The Dirty Wars Inside Google

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:00
WIRED senior writer Nitasha Tiku dives deep into her September cover story about internal turmoil at Google, the so-called happiest company in tech.
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Surprise! Uber and Lyft Do Not Like NYC’s New Ride-Hail Rules

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:00
The regulations are particularly less than ideal for the companies because New York is among their largest urban markets.
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Second Life Is Plagued by Security Flaws, Ex-Employee Says

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:00
A former infosec director at Linden Lab alleges the company mishandled user data and turned a blind eye to simulated sex acts involving children.
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The Bonkers Tech That Detects Lightning 6,000 Miles Away

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:00
If lightning strikes near the North Pole, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Yes, because a global sensor network is always listening.
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A Rocket-Catchin' Copter, a Radioactive Russian Cloud, and More News

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 18:21
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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How Facebook Catches Bugs in Its 100 Million Lines of Code

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 17:03
For the last four years, Facebook has quietly used a homegrown tool called Zoncolan to find bugs in its massive codebase.
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Depth of Field: Where Is Jay-Z Taking the NFL?

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 15:13
The rapper-entrepreneur and pro football have a new partnership. But it might be built on illusion.
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AI Algorithms Need FDA-Style Drug Trials

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:00
Opinion: Algorithms cause permanent side effects on society. They need clinical tests.
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10 Best Laptops for 2019 (MacBook, Chromebook, Windows 10)

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:00
These are the best Windows 10 Notebooks, MacBooks, and Chromebooks WIRED has tested.
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Catch Rockets With a Helicopter? Yep, That's the Plan

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 09:00
SpaceX was the first to bring a booster back from space and use it again. Other companies are now following in its footsteps—kind of.
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Truckers Gain More Freedom, Thanks to Tech’s Watchful Eye

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:00
Proposed federal rules would give truckers more leeway in taking breaks—because regulators already know when drivers are driving and not driving.
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