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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Use Nearby Share on Android

Saturday August 8th, 2020 12:00:00 PM Julian Chokkattu
Just like with AirDrop on Apple devices, you're now able to send almost anything to your contacts close by.

A Satellite Spots 11 New Emperor Penguin Colonies

Saturday August 8th, 2020 12:00:00 PM Damian Carrington
Good news! An orbiter saw signs of almost a dozen previously uncounted colonies in Antarctica, boosting known numbers for a threatened species.

Intel Is Investigating How Confidential Data Ended Up Online

Saturday August 8th, 2020 12:00:00 PM Jim Salter, Ars Technica, Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
The leak contains information that the company makes available to partners and customers under NDA. A researcher says it came from a breach.

As Restaurants Move to the Cloud, Something Is Missing

Saturday August 8th, 2020 11:00:00 AM Aarian Marshall
Thousands of eateries are closing amid the pandemic. Delivery specialists are popping up, but some observers worry about a loss of culture and community.

15 Best Weekend Deals: Headphones, Phones, TVs, and More

Saturday August 8th, 2020 11:00:00 AM WIRED Staff
From $5 iPhone cases to a discounted LG OLED, we've rounded up sales on some of our favorite gear.

How to Plan a Road Trip During the Pandemic: Gear and Tips

Saturday August 8th, 2020 11:00:00 AM Medea Giordano
You might have had to cancel your trip to Hawaii, but you can still go on an end-of-summer expedition.

Home Office Setup Guide: The Best Gear for Working at Home

Saturday August 8th, 2020 12:00:00 AM Julian Chokkattu
Do you need a monitor, desk, webcam, laptop, microphone, or pair of headphones? Here's our ultimate laundry list of recommended gear to improve your new home office.

Hackers Flood Reddit With Pro-Trump Takeovers

Friday August 7th, 2020 08:22:54 PM Brian Barrett
By apparently compromising moderator accounts, the attackers were able to post MAGA materials all over at least 70 popular subreddits.

Trump’s Executive Orders Hurt More Than TikTok and WeChat

Friday August 7th, 2020 08:00:19 PM Louise Matsakis, Will Knight
The president’s latest actions against China may affect US tech firms, and Americans who communicate overseas through the social apps.

'Ultima' Fandom Is Still Going Strong

Friday August 7th, 2020 04:00:00 PM Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
Need proof? 'Spam Spam Spam Humbug,' a podcast dedicated to the computer role-playing games, is now in its fifth year.

25 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories (2020): Docks, Cases, and More

Friday August 7th, 2020 02:00:00 PM Jeffrey Van Camp, Jess Grey
Pick up a Switch recently or looking for an upgrade? Here are some screen protectors, chargers, and other accoutrements for your new best friend.


Last updated August 9, 2020