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The White House Announces a Plan to Speed the Rollout of 5G

Monday August 10th, 2020 11:32:13 PM Will Knight
The Pentagon will share part of the wireless spectrum, allowing telecom carriers to reach more areas with fewer cell towers.

Google's Pixel 4 Is One of the Best Phones, and It's $250 Off

Monday August 10th, 2020 11:00:00 PM Julian Chokkattu
Google's discontinued handset likely won't be available much longer, but it will still get years of software support.

Belarus Has Shut Down the Internet Amid a Controversial Election

Monday August 10th, 2020 10:13:32 PM Lily Hay Newman
Human rights organizations have blamed the Belarusian government for widespread outages.

Over a Billion Android Devices Are at Risk of Data Theft

Monday August 10th, 2020 07:09:28 PM Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
Qualcomm has released a fix for the flaws in its Snapdragon chip, which attackers might exploit to monitor location or render the phone unresponsive.

BLM Supporters More Likely to Combat Hate in Videogames, Too

Monday August 10th, 2020 01:54:14 PM Cecilia D'Anastasio
But our new survey found that just 20 percent of gamers say they stand up to harassment when they see it.

Moog Music Subharmonicon Review: A Strange but Wild Musical Escape

Monday August 10th, 2020 01:00:00 PM Parker Hall
Moog Music's Subharmonicon is a mashup of two legendary synths that can help unblock your stifled creativity.

Why Wikipedia Decided to Stop Calling Fox a ‘Reliable’ Source

Monday August 10th, 2020 12:00:00 PM Noam Cohen
The move offered a new model for moderation. Maybe other platforms will take note.

Why Do Solar Farms Kill Birds? Call in the AI Bird Watcher

Monday August 10th, 2020 12:00:00 PM Daniel Oberhaus
Solar facilities kill tens of thousands of birds every year, and no one is quite sure why. An artificial-intelligence-powered birder is on the case.

Bill Gates Is Still Optimistic

Monday August 10th, 2020 11:00:00 AM Lauren Goode
On the Get WIRED podcast, the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder tackles everything from Covid-19 vaccine development to TikTok.

Covid-19 Drug Research Is a Big Huge Mess

Monday August 10th, 2020 11:00:00 AM Adam Rogers
Scientists have been studying treatments for the disease for half a year. Lack of coordination and a broken system mean they still don’t know very much.

Field Trip's App Wants to Guide Your Next Psychedelic Journey

Monday August 10th, 2020 11:00:00 AM Margaret Rhodes
Field Trip offers supervised, in-clinic drug experiences to treat some mental illnesses. But if you want to keep your social distance, an app to stand watch could be the next-best thing.

15 Best Bluetooth Speakers (2020): Ultimate Ears, JBL, Sonos

Sunday August 9th, 2020 01:00:00 PM Parker Hall, Jeffrey Van Camp
WIRED Tested. These are our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers of all shapes and sizes, from waterproof clip-ons to a massive boombox.

A British AI Tool to Predict Violent Crime Is Too Flawed to Use

Sunday August 9th, 2020 01:00:00 PM Matt Burgess, WIRED UK
A government-funded system known as Most Serious Violence was built to predict first offenses but turned out to be wildly inaccurate.

How to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning & Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Sunday August 9th, 2020 12:00:00 PM Matt Jancer
If you don't have AC at home, or are stuck in the heat outdoors, we have tips and gear for you.

What If the Big Bang Was Actually a Big Bounce?

Sunday August 9th, 2020 12:00:00 PM Charlie Wood
New computer simulations model an alternate way of thinking about the cosmos: as a cyclic universe that has no beginning or end.

Flaws Could Have Exposed Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Hackers

Sunday August 9th, 2020 11:00:00 AM Lily Hay Newman
Researchers found troubling bugs in open-source libraries used by financial institutions.

How to Install Apps From Outside Your Phone's App Store

Sunday August 9th, 2020 11:00:00 AM David Nield
You don't have to stay inside Google and Apple's walled gardens. But if you choose to venture out, proceed with caution.

Trump's WeChat Ban May Alienate His Chinese Supporters

Saturday August 8th, 2020 05:16:48 PM Rong Xiaoqing
Not only is the app many Americans' primary means of communicating with China, it's also been the mobilizing arm of Chinese Trumpism.

The NSA's Tips to Keep Your Phone From Tracking You

Saturday August 8th, 2020 01:00:00 PM Brian Barrett
Plus: A Canon ransomware hack, a nasty Twitter bug, and more of the week's top security news.

Cheap Gear Under $20: Phone Lenses, Pocketknives, and More

Saturday August 8th, 2020 01:00:00 PM Adrienne So
Do you need a small, cheap way to improve your life? These are the affordable pick-me-ups that we can't live without.

Last updated August 10, 2020