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Still thinking about that final episode of #GameofThrones? Like most sweeping TV experiments born of the prestige era, the show was always fated for a doomed endpoint. https://wired.trib.al/AbfUjAJ
Space has been about politics and power since before the very first object went to orbit. The Space Development Agency represents the latest bet on how to handle that best. https://wired.trib.al/NK2LKaW
The argument against breaking up big tech rests on the idea that what’s good for Facebook and Google is good for America. It also ignores how Silicon Valley is simultaneously seeking growth through partnerships with some of those same Chinese competitors. https://wired.trib.al/ysi6Rkd
Here’s a surprising concern for astronauts heading to the moon: dust. Moon dust is preternaturally sticky and abrasive, scratching visors on helmets, weakening the seals on pressure suits, irritating eyes, and giving some astronauts sinus trouble. https://wired.trib.al/K6TYNEj
Q Acoustics' newest bookshelf speakers pump out up to 200 watts of glistening audio. But with great power comes great vibration, and their design is all about mitigating the high- and low-frequency rumbles that can muddy a speaker's clarity: https://wired.trib.al/sYVbyyR
Alarms over facial recognition have gained urgency recently. Studies have shown the systems produce relatively high rates of false positives, and consistently contain racial and gender biases. And yet the technology has proliferated unchecked in the US. https://wired.trib.al/ZP3Iv9w
The US declared measles eliminated in 2000. Now it's about to lose that status and enter a darker era of heightened infectious disease risk: https://wired.trib.al/IAtYUZJ
Amazon fought hard against the resolutions, which ranged from climate change and the company’s environmental impact to its use of facial recognition technology. https://wired.trib.al/X0uS4U3
What were you doing when you were 20? A group of college students just sent a rocket traveling five times the speed of sound into space: https://wired.trib.al/2fs9ajR
Chip designer ARM has reportedly severed ties with Huawei. The company could arguably survive without Google. Without ARM? Not so much. https://wired.trib.al/IbR4Isa
Plankton don't get nearly the respect they deserve. The tiny organisms (phytoplankton being plant-like cells that produce much of the world’s oxygen, zooplankton being little animals) form the very foundation of the ocean food web. And they're in trouble: https://wired.trib.al/Gge559D
"With days to go until EU elections, Europe is drowning in disinformation." https://wired.trib.al/jG9CVep
West coast best coast? That first clump of light you see is San Francisco, California, and the second one towards the end is Denver, Colorado. This time-lapse was taken by NASA astronaut Jack Fischer aboard the ISS in 2017
Elon Musk's Boring Company finally has its first paying customer. It will build a 0.83-mile, three-station version of its “Loop” mass transit system inside the Las Vegas Convention Center https://wired.trib.al/2qijG3x
âś… In Huawei VS Trump, the Chinese electronics giant could be in trouble âś… A group of students sent a rocket into actual space âś… The measles returning is a very, very big deal Here's what you should know from today: https://wired.trib.al/sQCIwWm
This guy set the US record for farthest boomerang throw. So yeah, he probably knows a thing or two https://wired.trib.al/OMeqzxN
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This world champion boomerang thrower wants to help you improve your game: https://wired.trib.al/MZwIi9T
Facial recognition tech is no longer in its nascent stages. It has spread unchecked to law enforcement agencies, private employers, and schools. And that lack of regulation finally appears to have garnered bipartisan concern in Congress https://wired.trib.al/CLqnIOm
Life on Earth shares its fate with the littlest organisms in the sea. And they're in big trouble. https://wired.trib.al/lFCi2A7
Qualcomm is the largest maker of modem chips for connecting smartphones to wireless networks. Now, the US has joined China, the European Union, and South Korea in ruling that the company has violated antitrust laws. https://wired.trib.al/cF2aV1U
At the urging of Jeff Bezos, Amazon's shareholders struck down 12 proposals Wednesday, including one which addressed climate change and the company’s environmental impact. More than 7,600 employees signed a letter asking Amazon to adopt it https://wired.trib.al/SOMiRj2
A few dozens countries—and a handful of billionaires—have produced rockets capable of suborbital flight. These college students have just matched them by sending a rocket above the Kármán line, the imaginary boundary marking the end of Earth's atmosphere https://wired.trib.al/f05y6Jz
Doctors working via telemedicine might be able to prescribe the medications, or they might be obtainable on the internet. It's a grim silver lining, but online pills might make the next chapter of abortion history better than the last 8/ https://wired.trib.al/qQccdt6
But even if abortion gets banned in the US again, things might not be as bad as Romania—or even the last time it was illegal in the US. New drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, might make dangerous surgical improvisations less common 7/ https://wired.trib.al/qQccdt6
The converse of this scenario took place in Nepal in 2002. When it legalized abortion, 1,200 clinicians learned to provide them and 500,000 women got them. Not only did maternal mortality rate fall, so did the number of serious complications 6/ https://wired.trib.al/qQccdt6
Other countries have tried banning abortion—with ghastly results. When Romania banned abortions and contraception, deaths from complications resulting from attempted, illegal abortions increased to 10x that of the rest of Europe—about 500 women a year 5/ https://wired.trib.al/qQccdt6
Half of the women in the study had incomes below the federal poverty line, and those who were turned away were more likely to be poor six months after their clinic visit—and still poor 4 years later. Poverty is a prime risk factor for health problems 4/ https://wired.trib.al/qQccdt6
Beginning in the early 2000s, the 'Turnaway Study' compared what happened to women who wanted an abortion vs those who weren't able to get one. The first thing they found: Mental health concerns for women who wanted abortions and got them were unfounded 3/ https://wired.trib.al/qQccdt6
States with the most restrictions on abortion access are already those with the *highest* rates of maternal and infant mortality. While the connection isn't direct, it's not a coincidence 2/ https://wired.trib.al/qQccdt6
Eight US states now have extreme abortion bans on the books, and if history is a guide, these bans will lead to more women and babies getting sick, being poor, and dying. Here’s why 1/ https://wired.trib.al/qQccdt6
Chip designer ARM has reportedly severed ties with Huawei. Without it, the Chinese electronics giant has few good options. https://wired.trib.al/d5OKcxN
For decades, science fiction has consisted of allegories for what could've been in the past, or what the world could be in the future.'See You Yesterday' doesn't have time for any of that; its catastrophes are in the present. https://wired.trib.al/cRwzjmO
Since January 1, measles has sickened 880 people across 24 states. That’s more than all the cases of the past three years combined. https://wired.trib.al/PCT1ja3
Photographer Xiaoxiao Liu walked 40 miles over two days to take this stunning photo of lava flowing from the caldera of an active volcano on Big Island, Hawaii. Want to see more of our natural world from above? See more here: https://wired.trib.al/U5byuWw 📸 Xiaoxiao Liu
A network of phony Facebook accounts, pages, and groups have been spreading divisive, white nationalist, anti-immigrant content in the run up to this week's parliamentary elections in the European Union. https://wired.trib.al/ZJuj14f
SF has become a monoculture. Spreading the creation of software to other parts of the country doesn't just expand economic opportunity, it also encourages other ideas. https://wired.trib.al/OymuX3M
For Huawei, escaping US sanctions will rest on the US and China coming to a broader agreement to ease the distrust between the two nations. But an end to the trade war between the two countries isn't yet in sight. https://wired.trib.al/ytFl63v
HobbyKidsTV is a low-budget Disney Channel for the social media age. It's in theory "by kids, for kids" but behind the scenes HobbyMom and HobbyDad are hard at work making videos, moderating comments, and attempting to protect their children's privacy. https://wired.trib.al/zw86CXi
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G Suite users, you need to pay attention to this: https://wired.trib.al/aAMsP2M
Australia has 10 deserts occupying more than 500,000 miles of its mainland—more land than is contained in all Peru. This photographer wants to capture all of them. https://wired.trib.al/tgRIRHo
No surprise here. Big tech firms pay extraordinarily well. Here's the media pay for tech workers at some the biggest companies in 2019: https://wired.trib.al/NBvkjBR
Dothraki. High Valyrian. The languages on #GameofThrones were so, so cool. We asked David J. Peterson, the man behind them, just how he goes about making a new language. https://wired.trib.al/YDxdNLp
About 17,000 people die each year in the United States from a prescription opioid overdose. But 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. The push to end opioid abuse has ended up hurting those who use the drugs for their intended purpose. https://wired.trib.al/yWglRwW
Slime, at its most basic, requires just water, school glue, and borax. But at the World Slime Convention, it takes on a life of its own, with shaving cream, modeling clay, and beads mixed in to create beautiful, gooey desserts you absolutely cannot eat. https://wired.trib.al/EUbYTdD
Apple gave the MacBook Pro a processor boost and a keyboard fix, USPS is testing out self-driving trucks, and Google accidentally exposed some passwords. Here's the news you should know from today: https://wired.trib.al/XQKiwGp
The Trump administration's sanctions against Huawei will hurt its ability to build and support new products. But Huawei isn't as vulnerable as ZTE was when it almost folded after the US government barred US companies from selling to it https://wired.trib.al/YZfEYTV
Desperate farmers have taken to hanging out in shady internet forums, looking for software that will get around John Deere's locks, trying to repair the tractors they ostensibly own. https://wired.trib.al/E2lPIh5
Rec Room is not only a vibrant social world, it's a nexus for expression. Two-thirds of all time spent inside Rec Room happens inside user-generated rooms, some of which have attracted more than 500,000 visitors. And it's poised to keep growing. https://wired.trib.al/Hgn10Yh
That time the leisure class got tired of just looking like jackasses in Tom Ford & Yeezy—and tried to simulate the achievements of the tryhard middle class. My piece @WIRED on Photoshop, Veblen, shallowfakes and the college admissions scandal. https://www.wired.com/story/college-scandal-shallowfakes-reveal-about-the-rich/
RT @testedcom: .@WIRED's senior maverick @kevin2kelly (@cool_tools) joins @nchan and @donttrythis to talk about their shared love of learni…
RT @zeynep: For @WIRED, I wrote about the deeper meaning of the "right-to-repair" connected devices: we increasingly live in a tenant socie…
RT @zeynep: For @WIRED, I wrote about the deeper meaning of the "right-to-repair" connected devices: we increasingly live in a tenant socie…
Roger McNamee (@Moonalice), an early Facebook investor and mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, has been sounding the alarm about the social media giant. Watch his conversation with Nick Thompson (@nxthompson), Editor-in-Chief of @WIRED. http://ow.ly/fLPG50ujMS8
RT @zeynep: For @WIRED, I wrote about the deeper meaning of the "right-to-repair" connected devices: we increasingly live in a tenant socie…
At home with the kids? @WIRED and our good friend @RaspberryPiGuy1 have a lovely project for you to make with them: build a Raspberry Pi GoBot.https://www.wired.com/story/kids-build-raspberry-pi-robot/
How tech companies are shaping the rules governing AI http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/05/how-tech-companies-are-shaping-the-rules-governing-ai/ by @WIRED
Grumpy Cat’s death marks the end of the joyful Internet http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/05/grumpy-cats-death-marks-the-end-of-the-joyful-internet/ by @WIRED
 
 
 
 
 
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