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Anthony Levandowski Returns With a Self-Driving Truck Scheme
The former Googler and Uberista has launched Pronto AI, and he sent his robot on a cross-country trip to prove its skills.
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The Most-Read WIRED Reviews of 2018: iPad, PS4, Amazon Fire Tablets
This year, we reviewed and rated dozens of products, but these ten are the ones our readers were most curious about.
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Lamborghini's Urus Makes the Supercar SUV Look Good
Oh, and it can whoop the Lamborghini Gallardo on the track.
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Cannabis Dependence Research Follows Potency, Legalization
Cannabis can treat inflammation, pain, and nausea, among other ills. But an estimated 9 percent of users will develop a dependence on the drug.
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Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon All Make the Oscar Shortlist for the First Time
The nominations aren't official, but with Hulu getting shortlisted for two documentaries, odds are good that next year's Academy Awards will feature all three major streaming platforms.
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AI Has Started Cleaning Up Facebook, but Can It Finish?
Artificial intelligence has proved effective at keeping nudity and pornography off of Facebook. But recognizing hate speech and bullying is a much tougher task.
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The Iran Hacks Cybersecurity Experts Feared May Be Here
An uptick in potentially Iran-related hacking since the nuclear deal collapsed spells trouble for the US and allies.
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Galileo, Krypton, and How the Metric Standard Came to Be
Science often progresses not because of ideas or insights but because more precise tools for measurement are invented, and those tools open new frontiers.
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A New Disease Is Testing Us for the Next Global Epidemic
As perplexing to diagnose as it is to treat, acute flaccid myelitis may foreshadow whether our surveillance systems could uncover a severe epidemic.
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Audi's Self-Driving Cars See the World With Luminar's Lidar
VW's self-driving division Audi AID picked Luminar's system from a crowded field, impressed by its range and resolution.
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Watch Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launch Its New Shepard Rocket
On Tuesday, the Amazon founder's space company will send a rocket aloft carrying nine NASA payloads on a suborbital flight.
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'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Rules the Box Office
'Mortal Engines', however, is not faring so well. Plus: details on Netflix's 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' and Apple's 'Peanuts' project.
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Pixar's Renderman CGI Software Celebrates Its 30th Birthday
It's more than just a program—it's perhaps the most transformative software Hollywood has ever seen.
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Russia Targeted Black Americans, Exploiting Racial Tensions
A new report documents how the Internet Research Agency had a much more sustained, deliberate focus on black Americans.
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How Instagram Became the Russian IRA's Go-To Social Network
A Senate report finds that Russia's Internet Research Agency was far more active, and more successful, on Instagram in 2017 than on Facebook or Twitter.
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How Dense Does a Body Have to Be to Break a Concrete Floor?
Solve this *Captain America* physics puzzle.
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35 Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas (2018): Games, Speakers, and Much More
Time's ticking, but it's okay! Here are some great tech Christmas gifts with free 2-day shipping.
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Star Wars News: 'The Mandalorian' Might Be Really Weird—Cool
Werner Herzog is involved with this show. Yes, you read that correctly.
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How Russian Trolls Used Meme Warfare to Divide America
A new report for the Senate exposes how the IRA used every major social media platform to target Americans before and after the 2016 election.
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Used Wisely, the Internet Can Actually Help Public Discourse
For all its faults, the internet compares favorably to earlier generations of TV and radio.
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Save Us From Superheroes—Because They Can't Save Us
Superhero movies are awesome, but they all tell mostly the same story. Films like M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' are more inspiring, especially in 2019.
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The Benefits of Eating Fake Meat Go Beyond Sustainability
You probably know that ditching meat from your diet is healthier and better for the planet. But what if it were better for your wallet? Or schedule?
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8 Sci-Fi Writers Imagine the Bold and New Future of Work
The headlines might blare “robots are coming for our jobs!” but what if the outlook for tomorrow is much more nuanced—much more human?
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The Next Mass Extinction Might Be About Survival of the Laziest
The discovery that metabolic rate affects the longevity of not just organisms but also species is intriguing. Could this work for humans too? 
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The Future of Work: The Trustless, by Ken Liu
“Even when you yearn for the ideal of a trustless web of incorruptible cryptography, sometimes you still have to rely on your fellow human beings.”
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Break Your Phone Addiction With ... a Second Phone?
The best time to start breaking your screen addiction is now. It’s not about getting off your phone, per se. It’s about getting on a different one.
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Facebook or YouTube Down? What We All Do When Sites Crash
What happens when Instagram glitches or Slack stalls? Spoiler: We don’t log off—we just scurry off to different (sometimes darker) corners of the web.
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Here's How Much Money You Can Make by Selling Your Own Data
How I became my own data broker—and sold my digital soul in the process.
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Top 3 Compact Cameras: Panasonic, Sony, Ricoh
Your talent—and Instagram following—has outgrown your phone­cam. Start the new year by getting serious about your ­photography with one of these small shooters.
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A New Font, Sans Forgetica, Helps You Remember What You Read
Researchers in Australia have invented a new typeface with features designed to boost focus and learning.
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The Future of Work: The Branch, by Eugine Lim
“You’ve come to the library as usual out of desperation, shock, yearning, boredom.”
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Even Bezos and Musk Can't Replicate Earth's Humanity on Mars
We have an insatiable demand for the universe's physical resources, but we thrive most on the intangibles we've created together on our home planet.
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'Book Now!' Nudges Are the Paradox of Vacation Planning
I needed a getaway. But I couldn't get away from Airbnb's stress-inducing pop-ups.
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An Undersea Microsoft Server Stays Cool While Processing Data
Counterintuitively, the best way to prolong the lifespans of these giant computers is to submerge them in water.
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Travel Across Antarctica in a Solar-Powered Plastic Rover
A Dutch couple is traversing Antarctica in their Solar Voyager, which they 3-D printed from upcycled plastic and power with 10 solar panels.
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The Future of Work: Compulsory, by Martha Wells
“My risk-assessment module predicts a 53 percent chance of a human-on-human massacre before the end of the contract.”
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The Future of Work: Placebo, by Charles Yu
“Brad is part of the show. A human placebo.”
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Prepare for the Smart Home Fitness Revolution
Forget wearables. The next wave of exercise tech includes home fitness machines that respond directly to you.
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The Future of Work: The Farm, by Charlie Jane Anders
“Once, _The Daily Argus_ had fact-checkers, copy editors, legal advisers. Those people are gone now, and in their place there’s the Farm.”
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The Future of Work: Maximum Outflow, by Adam Rogers
“Outside: nothing left to eat, drink, or breathe. Inside: all the people, on top of an oozing, respirating clot of innards.”
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A Complete Guide to All 17 (Known) Trump and Russia Investigations
The investigation in to Russian interference and Donald Trump has sprung so many offshoots, it's hard to keep track. Here's a comprehensive list. It's long.
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