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Zuckerberg-Backed Data Trove Exposes the Injustices of Criminal Justice

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 1:00pm
A new tool called Measures for Justice brings the black box of the nation's court data into the light. The post Zuckerberg-Backed Data Trove Exposes the Injustices of Criminal Justice appeared first on WIRED.
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Microsoft’s Surface Pro Laptop Returns With Bigger Brains

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 12:15pm
At long last, the Surface Pro gets a spec-bumping refresh. The post Microsoft’s Surface Pro Laptop Returns With Bigger Brains appeared first on WIRED.
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Let’s Explore the Physics of Inertia With a Fidget Spinner

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 12:00pm
America's latest fad provides yet another opportunity to explain physics. The post Let’s Explore the Physics of Inertia With a Fidget Spinner appeared first on WIRED.
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Your Handy Field Guide to the Surprisingly Few Factions of the Far Left, From Pastel Bloc to BAMN

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 11:00am
They may not market themselves as well as the far-right, but the antifa has its movements. The post Your Handy Field Guide to the Surprisingly Few Factions of the Far Left, From Pastel Bloc to BAMN appeared first on WIRED.
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Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 11:00am
One Denver startup learns what it's like to find funding, attract talent, and launch a minimum viable product outside of the Bay Area tech scene. The post Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out appeared first on WIRED.
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Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Birth of D&D

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 11:00am
An excerpt from the gorgeous "Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D." The post Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Birth of D&D appeared first on WIRED.
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An Improved AlphaGo Wins Its First Game Against the World’s Top Go Player

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:05am
Nineteen-year-old grandmaster Ke Jie hoped to beat the Google AI as its own game. But the AI is better than ever. The post An Improved AlphaGo Wins Its First Game Against the World's Top Go Player appeared first on WIRED.
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AlphaGo Is Back to Battle Mere Humans—and It’s Smarter Than Ever

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 7:12pm
Google's Go-playing AI is in China to take on the world's top-ranked player, and WIRED will be there for every move. The post AlphaGo Is Back to Battle Mere Humans—and It's Smarter Than Ever appeared first on WIRED.
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Ford Replacing CEO Mark Fields Doesn’t Clarify Its Hazy Future

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 6:32pm
If automakers want to survive, "mobility" has to be more than a buzzword. The post Ford Replacing CEO Mark Fields Doesn't Clarify Its Hazy Future appeared first on WIRED.
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A Curious Plan to Save the Environment With the Blockchain

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 3:00pm
An ecologist argues that cryptographically-sealed databases could starve out inefficiencies that are ruining the environment. The post A Curious Plan to Save the Environment With the Blockchain appeared first on WIRED.
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Review: HP Spectre x360 13

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 2:30pm
HP delivers a super-slim machine with solid specs. The post Review: HP Spectre x360 13 appeared first on WIRED.
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I Can Gripe About My Ride-Sharing Company to Passengers, Right?

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 1:00pm
In which our etiquette expert ponders dishing with customers about your gig economy employer. The post I Can Gripe About My Ride-Sharing Company to Passengers, Right? appeared first on WIRED.
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Iceland Is Beautiful Except for the 2 Million Tourists

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 12:30pm
Cheap flights and 'Game of Thrones' conspired to make Iceland a trendy vacation destination. And the country's struggling to keep up. The post Iceland Is Beautiful Except for the 2 Million Tourists appeared first on WIRED.
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Your Camera Wants to Kill the Keyboard

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 12:00pm
We're interacting with our computers in more natural and emotive ways, which could mean using your camera more and your keyboard a lot less. The post Your Camera Wants to Kill the Keyboard appeared first on WIRED.
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Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 11:00am
The regulatory agency for drugs and medical devices is creating a new unit dedicated strictly to digital health. The post Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up appeared first on WIRED.
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Twitter and Tear Gas: How Social Media Changed Protest Forever

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 4:01am
In an excerpt from her new book, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci hits the streets to explore the power and fragility of networked social movements. The post Twitter and Tear Gas: How Social Media Changed Protest Forever appeared first on WIRED.
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The Homeric Odyssey of the Web’s Strangest Simpsons Site

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 4:01am
The Simpsons Shitposting™ group is one of the web's liveliest fan communities. But when scammers took over, the group's members began raking in the D'oh. The post The Homeric Odyssey of the Web's Strangest Simpsons Site appeared first on WIRED.
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While You Were Offline: Trump Says He’s Treated Unfairly. Abe Lincoln Like, ‘What?’

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Last week, President Trump said no politician had been "treated worse" than him. The internet pointed out some presidents who might challenge that. The post While You Were Offline: Trump Says He's Treated Unfairly. Abe Lincoln Like, ‘What?’ appeared first on WIRED.
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Get Ready for the Next Big Privacy Backlash Against Facebook

Sun, 21/05/2017 - 11:00am
Privacy watchdogs think a damning leaked document about Facebook targeting insecure teens could help usher in new era in privacy protections. The post Get Ready for the Next Big Privacy Backlash Against Facebook appeared first on WIRED.
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