Category: Weird

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Climate Reparations Won’t Work

In the concrete rubble on Kanokupolu beach, Tonga, leaves have begun forming a cover—green and glossy amid the dull grays of the detritus in the…

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M&M’s Are the Best Trolls on the Internet

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. M&M’s are…

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Samsung Galaxy A14 5G Review: A Phenomenal $200 Phone

I don’t want to oversell it—it’s not a flagship phone. Yes, you will still see stutters here and there when you switch between apps. Maybe…

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Alphabet’s Layoffs Aren’t Very Googley

In 2004, Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin engaged in a comically passive-aggressive IPO road show. They eschewed business suits for casual garb, refused…

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4 Best Webcams (2023): Razer, Logitech, and More

Razer Kiyo for $67: Our previous best-of pick, the original Kiyo still offers 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second (or 720p at 60 frames…

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Crispr Wants to Feed the World

Ten years after its discovery, the implications of Crispr genome editing are profound and far-reaching, and we are only getting started. This tool, adapted from…

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How Sensor-Dangling Helicopters Can Help Beat the Water Crisis

After weeks of near-constant rain and flooding, California is finally drying out—but hopefully not getting too dry, because the state needs all the rain it can get…

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Robot Cars Are Causing 911 False Alarms in San Francisco

For some residents of San Francisco, the robotic future of driving is just a tap away. Ride-hailing services from GM subsidiary Cruise and Alphabet company Waymo allow them…

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Apple MacBook Pro (16-Inch, 2023) Review: Great Gets Greater

When you need power from your laptop, it’s smart to plug in the charger to eke out as much performance as possible. However, Apple’s first…

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Most Criminal Cryptocurrency Funnels Through Just 5 Exchanges

For years, the cryptocurrency economy has been rife with black market sales, theft, ransomware, and money laundering—despite the strange fact that in that economy, practically…

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