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Remote learning doesn't have to mean distracted, disconnected students. Here's what you can do to build calm and trust. trib.al/TzSZvf9
Amazon's new drone reminds me of something @pierce used to say: the company's dream is to deliver you a new light bulb the very moment the old one goes out. Now, with possible video of all your broken lightbulbs, the dream gets closer. wired.com/story/ring-alw…
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Look at this freaking drone. trib.al/XS4kZ1t
Plus: Silicon Valley’s reaction to Snowden, journalists’ relationships with their subjects, and an unpleasant surprise for hikers. trib.al/ELZtnq8
The campaigns primarily targeted countries outside the US. But the same mechanisms could be used in “hack and leak” operations like those that roiled the 2016 campaign. trib.al/04d6Alx
A new feature from Amazon allows the intelligent assistant to ask users to clarify requests, such as “Dim the lights.” trib.al/Gv481Lf
Four congressmembers say formulas that include race as a factor can hurt Black Americans' access to care. trib.al/jlh7ynq
After a girl reported a suspicious TikTok profile, researchers detected aggressive adware in apps that had been downloaded 2.4 million times. trib.al/4Ks9UMU
A new Facebook project pits humans against algorithms, to expose the systems' weaknesses and help make them better. trib.al/46magDN
Forget plugging in every night. This phone lasts more than 48 hours on a charge. trib.al/sjvMjCg
On July 15, Twitter melted down. On Election Day, that's not an option. trib.al/CQczllx
Guests like Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar, hacker Matt Mitchell, and journalist Maria Ressa talk about shifting power dynamics—and changing who's in control. trib.al/uCgnWPA
Amazon just unleashed a flood of hardware including new Echo speaker devices, a new Wi-Fi router, and yes, a crazy new security drone that flies around your house. wired.trib.al/o19Q1e7
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Governor Gavin Newsom outlines an ambitious plan for the nation's largest state to rely exclusively on electric-powered passenger cars and trucks. trib.al/IHmliA0
At our virtual conference, the journalist and CEO of Rappler explained how the goal isn't just to spread lies, but to blur our sense of true and false. trib.al/9rmF9fG
On Day 2 of WIRED’s virtual conference, hacker Matt Mitchell cautions that law enforcement routinely trawls social media to surveil protestors. trib.al/mPs1Yue
The social network focused around neighborhoods leans on local human moderators as well as AI, she explained during WIRED's virtual conference. trib.al/q8YaN1k
At the WIRED25 event, the two investors say traditional venture capital misses opportunities because it is a monoculture. trib.al/IxQ47PY
The state of Fall TV is … iffy. Here are a few new shows—and some timeless classics—to help you fill the season. trib.al/4r5pn6h
Last month, Altered Carbon joined Sense8, The OA, and Luke Cage in getting the ax. Fans protested, but for the streaming service, it's all about data. trib.al/i0Je0zV
Reducing the cost of electric vehicles is all about a cheaper battery. Tesla outlined a plan that includes making more of the components itself. trib.al/S2Qkgze
Whether you’re protesting or just stepping out for a boba, you deserve some algorithm-free alone time. trib.al/2v1GpET
It’s not hard for bad actors to track or hack your phone. But put it inside a Faraday pouch and you can drop off the digital map. trib.al/uANWhVZ
You can order the Series X or Series S, but which of the two should you get? These are the differences, and the best places to snag one. trib.al/5nO0c84
Operation Disruptor is an unprecedented international law enforcement effort, stemming from last year’s seizure of a popular underground bazaar called Wall Street Market. trib.al/dDajLxx
After teaching for 25 years, yes, moving my classes online has been weird. But then I found moments of gratitude. trib.al/W08oJty
Musk made some big promises at Tesla’s highly anticipated Battery Day. But a prototype never made an appearance, and it was unclear what Tesla had actually achieved. trib.al/3JeM8Wa
It won’t solve everything, but a new study suggests real-time automated feedback could help make the internet a less toxic place. trib.al/B8wWiy4
Boost both your digital security and your web browsing speed with an inexpensive, DIY packet inspector. trib.al/lHg7iFn
Whether your kids are going to school or playing outside, you'll need comfortable face coverings. These are the ones my little monsters will tolerate. trib.al/481YBff
Ridley Scott’s new HBO Max show struggles to determine if people and society are doomed. trib.al/ghVyImv
The first big US city to prohibit private businesses from using the technology reflects rising skepticism of new tools and concerns about fairness. trib.al/xfekuWK
Prop. 24 is designed to make the California Consumer Privacy Act stronger. Why do so many privacy advocates oppose it? trib.al/XmOe1Af
The president’s ban on WeChat has also hit a roadblock. trib.al/WV3RntA
So-called single sign-on options offer a lot of convenience. But they have downsides that a good old fashioned password manager doesn't. trib.al/tS2J1oA
The successor to WIRED’s favorite earbuds, these comfortable, affordable wireless headphones are our new top pick. trib.al/OeO8q8f
Mike Postle was on an epic winning streak at a California casino. Veronica Brill thought he had to be playing dirty. Let the chips fall where they may. trib.al/cjU3mDg
Shaving can cause razor burn and ingrown hairs. These alternative options might be better for your skin—and sanity. trib.al/FS59vwO
Chinese consumers tap the fintech app to pay bills, order in restaurants, and book appointments. Now it’s preparing for an IPO that could value it at $200 billion. trib.al/2CF0x3q
The latest update for your iPhone and iPad will make them safer than ever. trib.al/GkF5taj
Indictments against Iranian hackers, a Veterans Affairs data breach, and more of the week's top security news. trib.al/Uat3RtW
Help your back and posture by raising your computer screen up to eye level. trib.al/oVqXQyy
This week, we break down Apple’s latest announcements, from new hardware to its push into bundles and home workouts. trib.al/RFq77pe
The outage resulted in a significant delay in treatment. German authorities are investigating the perpetrators on suspicion of negligent manslaughter. trib.al/INHryKH
Need a little more desktop real estate, or just tired of hunching over a small screen all day? Here’s how to give your back—and eyes—a break. trib.al/m1Bug7a
The larger issues around China’s technological rise aren’t going away. trib.al/7C4Ilfi
Not into Safari or Apple Mail? With the next update, you can (finally) customize your preferences. Here’s what to know before you get started. trib.al/Qns1I5r
The new 8th-generation iPad is already slightly discounted, alongside headphones, laptops, and PS4 titles like 'Ghosts of Tsushima'. trib.al/2bWsU8T
In the beginning, there was ESPN+, then Disney+. Now that CBS All Access is becoming Paramount+, it’s time to call a moratorium. trib.al/ZSOFIwV
Poll workers, who skew elderly, are in short supply during the pandemic. Meet some of the young people trying to make up the gap. trib.al/D36q8v7
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