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US Border Patrol Hasn’t Validated E-Passport Data For Years

For over a decade, US Customs and Border Protection has been unable to verify the cryptographic signatures on e-Passports, because they never installed the right software.
23 Fri Feb
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Korea’s DMZ is More Than Just Soldiers

One photojournalist was granted rare access to the demilitarized zone. This is what he saw.
23 Fri Feb
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Can a Speed-Skating Onesie Beat Physics?

Carving up the ice takes more than muscles. It takes science.
23 Fri Feb
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There's No One Way to Explain How Flying Works

You can use Bernoulli's principle to explain how planes fly—but that isn't the only way.
23 Fri Feb
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Bring Sanity Back to Your Life With These Four Affirmation Apps

These positive affirmation apps help you build a positive mindset simply by opening a push alert.
23 Fri Feb
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Inside the Panoptic Studio, the Dome That Could Give Robots Super-Senses

In a chilly basement room sits a giant dome that looks like part physics experiment and part like that chamber Darth Vader kicks back in.
23 Fri Feb
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Review: Honor 7X (Unlocked): You Get What You Pay For

If the $200 Honor 7X seems too good to be true, that’s because it kinda is.
23 Fri Feb
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Airlines Won’t Dare Use the Fastest Way to Board Planes

United's latest experiment with the boarding procedure could make things better—but it's no revolution.
23 Fri Feb
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Permafrost Experiments Mimic Alaska’s Climate-Changed Future

In the permafrost zone near Denali, an expanse of tundra bristles with so many sensors and cables that it resembles an outdoor ICU ward.
23 Fri Feb
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Dockless Electric Bike-Share Companies Take on Uber

Jump Bikes, Spin, Limebike, Nere: Startups line up to transform urban mobility. It just might work
23 Fri Feb
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How 'A Wrinkle in Time' Director Ava DuVernay Became a Creator of Worlds

With "A Wrinkle in Time," director Ava DuVernay merges sci-fi’s embrace of the Other with her own vision for a better, more inclusive future.
23 Fri Feb
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As Protection Ends, Here’s One Way to Test for Net Neutrality

Some states plan to uphold net neutrality principles. How will they know if telecom companies are obeying their own promises?
23 Fri Feb
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'The Last Jedi''s User Interfaces Aren't Just Cool-Looking

Every display in the latest Star Wars film exists to help tell the story.
22 Thu Feb
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Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Harvest Wi-Fi Review: Easy Indoor Growing

The AeroGarden is a hydroponic garden that lets you easily grow culinary herbs indoors.
22 Thu Feb
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'All Our Asias' Is a Vital Reminder That Creators Matter

The beautiful, surreal indie game about Asian heritage is made all the stronger by the self-conscious inclusion of its own maker.
22 Thu Feb
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The Best Backpacks for Work (2018): GoRuck, Peak Design, Chrome, Tom Bihn

These are the work bags that we absolutely adore.
22 Thu Feb
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Ajit Pai’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People

Opinion: Gutting the FCC’s Lifeline program undermines the most vulnerable Americans.
22 Thu Feb
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Solve Genomics with the Blockchain? Why the Hell Not

Start-ups are clamoring to use cryptocurrency software to get and trade genome sequences for research and profit.
22 Thu Feb
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xView Detection Challenge: Help the Pentagon Analyze Satellite Images

The Defense Department is offering $100,000 for artificial-intelligence algorithms that can identify items such buildings and trucks in satellite images.
22 Thu Feb
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Uber Launches Express Pool to Conquer the Commute

The company's bid to see more of its occasional users could threaten public transit.
22 Thu Feb
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Marvel’s 10 Biggest Box-Office Openings

*Black Panther* shattered records—but is it the MCU’s all-time best performer?
22 Thu Feb
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Nerf Herders Unite

Unleash your inner child with these six new Nerf blasters.
22 Thu Feb
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Ex-Google Employee Claims Wrongful Firing For Criticizing James Damore’s Memo

Former Google engineer Tim Chevalier sued the company, claiming he was fired for sharing politically liberal posts on Google's internal message boards.
22 Thu Feb
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YouTube and Facebook Trending Tools Highlighted Parkland Conspiracy Theories

An algorithm change apparently designed to keep fake news out is precisely what put a Parkland conspiracy video at the top of YouTube's Trending section.
22 Thu Feb
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This Startup’s Test Shows How Harassment Targets Women Online

Kapwing changed the avatar on its customer-service chat widget from a woman to a man, and then a cat. The harassment stopped.
22 Thu Feb
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You Don't Need a Personal Genetics Test to Take Charge of Your Health

That in-home DNA test won't tell you much about how to eat or exercise. Fortunately, you don't need it to.
22 Thu Feb
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Snakelike Skin Gives a Robot the Power to Crawl

Researchers report today that they’ve designed an inflatable robot with its own scales that automatically pop out to get a grip.
22 Thu Feb
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WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton Injects $50 Million in Newly Formed Signal Foundation

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has taken on the leadership of the non-profit behind that popular encryption app—and given it a serious injection of cash.
22 Thu Feb
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Why Artificial Intelligence Researchers Should Be More Paranoid

Report highlights risks of AI. A robot-turned-assassin?
21 Wed Feb
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Watch a Human Try to Fight Off Boston Dynamics' Door-Opening Robot Dog

A human with a hockey stick does everything in his power to stop a robot from opening a door.
21 Wed Feb
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Look Inside WIRED’s March 2018 Issue

Facebook's two years of hell, Crispr as a conservation tool, and more.
21 Wed Feb
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Hackers Hijacked Tesla's Cloud to Mine Cryptocurrency

The recent rash of cryptojacking attacks has hit a Tesla database that contained potentially sensitive information.
21 Wed Feb
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What the Record-Setting Success of 'Black Panther' Means for the Future of Movies

After this weekend, everything is different.
21 Wed Feb
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The Motorola Moto X4 Is Almost Half-Off Right Now

Moto X4 is a fantastic phone at $400, and it's a steal at $250.
21 Wed Feb
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The Math Behind Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Map Getting Overturned

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court issued a new congressional map on Monday. These are the experts who helped make it happen.
21 Wed Feb
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In Los Angeles, Dreamscape Immersive's Location-Based VR Brings You Into a New World

There’s far more immersive potential in a dedicated VR facility than what’s currently possible in your living room.
21 Wed Feb
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Work From Home Tips: Videoconferencing, Standing Desk

Whether you’re Zooming it in or not sitting down on the job, here’s how to do it right.
21 Wed Feb
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Winter Olympics 2018: The Physics of Blazing Fast Bobsled Runs

Four-person bobsled teams go faster than two-person teams—but why?
21 Wed Feb
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APT37: Inside the Toolset of an Elite North Korean Hacker Group

Security researcher at FireEye break down the arsenal of APT37, a North Korean hacker team coming into focus as a rising threat.
21 Wed Feb
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Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops—good news for its future as a force for sustainability.
21 Wed Feb
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Thank Maps for the Cadillac CT6's Super Cruise Self-Driving

Cadillac's answer to Tesla Autopilot uses a massive mapping database to rein in badly behaving drivers.
21 Wed Feb
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Inside the Mueller Indictment: A Russian Novel of Intrigue

The cast of characters revealed in the special counsel's epic indictment is drawn from the overlapping circles of oligarchs, spooks, and mob figures.
21 Wed Feb
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How Podcasts and Voice Technology Are Changing How We Navigate the World

WIRED columnist Antonio García Martínez on how podcasts and smart speakers like Google Home and Alexa are revolutionizing communications.
21 Wed Feb
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Crispr Gene Editing Will Transform How We Eradicate Invasive Species

A conservationist wants to use Crispr to eliminate island predators. It's not brutal like poison, but it could transform our power over nature.
21 Wed Feb
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This Computer Uses Light—Not Electricity—To Train AI Algorithms

Startup Fathom Computing thinks optical computing can extend the gains of Moore's Law and light the way to the future of artificial intelligence.
21 Wed Feb
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For Women in Cryptocurrency, a New Effort to Grow Their Ranks

Signers of the Blockchain Inclusive and Diversity Pledge commit to seek out underrepresented groups for investment, hiring, and mentorship opportunities.
21 Wed Feb
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Could Scientists Use Silver Iodide to Make Snow for the Olympics?

You can theoretically "seed" snow in the atmosphere, but it's really hard to tell if it actually works.
20 Tue Feb
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Mechanical Keyboards: Aukey, Logitech Orion, Das Keyboard

Serious typists deserve a responsive keyboard. Here are three steps to tactile heaven.
20 Tue Feb
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Apple’s Move to Bring Health Care Records to the iPhone Is Great News

Opinion: The company’s decision to include an open API in its mobile phone OS has great promise for electronic health records.
20 Tue Feb
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The Ongoing Battle Between Quantum and Classical Computers

The quest for "quantum supremacy"—unambiguous proof that a quantum computer does something faster than an ordinary computer—has paradoxically led to a boom in quasi-quantum classical algorithms.
20 Tue Feb
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