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Think Video on Your Phone Is Slow? It’s Not Your Imagination

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:44
A study by Northeastern University researchers found that major wireless carriers sometimes limit video to DVD-quality, even on some “unlimited” plans.
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Billie Full Of Grace

The only place Holiday received formal vocal instruction also gave her bad-girl cred and an ambitious spiritual discipline. It was The House Of The Good Shepherd For Colored Girls, a Catholic convent.

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Why Do We Find True Crime Fascinating? 'Savage Appetites' Looks For An Answer

With her well-researched, beautifully written book, Rachel Monroe addresses the desire to consume stories of murder and mayhem — and what it reflects about us and the world around us.

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Mass Shootings May Be Contagious. Can We Contain Them?

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:00
Mounting evidence suggests mass shootings could spread like a virus, and the media is a vector. Changing how news outlets report on these tragedies could help.
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The Lightning YubiKey Is Here to Kill Passwords on Your iPhone

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 08:00
First promised back in January, the first YubiKey for iOS will help cut down on painful password clutter starting... now.
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We Did It For The LOLs: 100 Favorite Funny Books

We thought you might need a laugh right about now, so this year's summer reader poll celebrates all the books (and one short story, and a few uncategorizable gems) that make you laugh out loud.

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The Cosmic, Psychedelic, Glow-in-the-Dark Art of Alex Aliume

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:00
The 25-year-old painter says his works are a message from the cosmos that we need to get our act together.
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WIRED Book of the Month: *The Memory Police* by Yoko Ogawa

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:00
Published 25 years ago in Japan, Yoko Ogawa's spare, affecting novel was just released in English—and speaks uncannily to the age of the internet.
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The Sega Genesis Mini Offers a Touch of 16-Bit Nostalgia

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:00
The new retro console is a thrilling opportunity to experience Sega's fascinating, eclectic library of games.
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The Case For Summer Vacation

Economists have long criticized summer vacation as economically inefficient. But one has come to its defense.

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Britain's Boris Johnson Appeals To EU To Drop 'Irish Backstop' Demand

The prime minister, in a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk, calls the backstop deal reached by his predecessor "anti-democratic and inconsistent with the sovereignty of the U.K."

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How China Uses Twitter And Facebook To Share Disinformation About Hong Kong

Russia gets most of the attention when it comes to malicious use of social media by state actors. The protests in Hong Kong have made clear China is using the same playbook.

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Top 3 Computers for Introducing Your Kids to Comp Sci

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
With these clever kits, elementary schoolers can get in-depth, hands-on experience with the tech they'll someday use to "make the world a better place."
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Building Virtual Worlds Is a New Form of Self-Expression

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
As the tools for producing 3D virtual worlds go mainstream, more and more people are using them as an outlet for creativity and communication.
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Altruism Still Fuels the Web. Businesses Love to Exploit It

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
How open source projects reveal technology's free rider problem.
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VR Could Be the Most Powerful Teaching Tool Since the PC

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
With new self-contained headsets on the market like the Oculus Rift S, it's easier than ever to integrate them into a classroom environment.
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NASA's Next Martian Rover Is Almost Ready to Rock

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
The all-terrain bot will use its 7-foot-long, turret-tipped arm to drill core samples from the red planet's surface, searching for signs of life.
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The Elusive Price—and Prize—of Fame on the Internet

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
Ultimately the famous things is the record itself, not the specters that pass through it.
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Google Lens, Augmented Reality, and the Future of Learning

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
Why take a boring selfie in front of the Mona Lisa when you can use AR to dive deep into it?
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Digital Note-Takers Let You Store and Share Your Scrawlings

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:00
Taking notes on Remarkable's tablet or Moleskin's journal is almost like writing, but better.
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