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Our Favorite Smartwatches Do Much More Than Just Tell Time

In May, Google announced it would be releasing a new version of its wearable operating system, which is used by a bevy of tech and…

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Please, a Moment of Silence for Comic-Con

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

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How Mockingbirds Compose Songs Just Like Beethoven

What do the remarkably complex songs of the mockingbird have in common with Tuvan throat singing, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, the song “Show Yourself” from Frozen…

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What Bezos’ Big Day Means for Commercial Spaceflight

This week, Jeff Bezos flew to space. Or, at least high enough into the sky for it to technically count. While his 10-minute joyride in…

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The Best Sites, Apps, and YouTube Channels to Learn Music

Two decades ago, my drum teacher Marty told me how jealous he was of the millennial generation. When sweaty, teenage Marty learned to play, he…

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Nike’s Sustainable Gear Heads to the Tokyo Olympics

Ever since the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy, US athletes on the Olympic podium have worn Nike. Nike apparel. Nike footwear. Not just on…

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The Olympics Could Be a Covid-19 ‘Super-Evolutionary Event’

As for the Olympic-bound folks already testing positive, McCloskey said that didn’t constitute a failure in the system. Quite the opposite—each one represented the cutting-off…

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The Kaseya Ransomware Nightmare Is Almost Over

Nearly three weeks ago, a ransomware attack against a little-known IT software company called Kaseya spiraled into a full-on epidemic, with hackers seizing the computers…

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Scientists Just ‘Looked’ Inside Mars. Here’s What They Found

The researchers found the core density to be surprisingly low, at only about 6 grams per cubic centimeter, which is much lower than what they’d…

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Playdate, the Pocketable Game Console, Prepares for Preorders

More than two years after it was first introduced, Panic’s Playdate finally has a preorder date: Thursday, July 29. This charming and bright yellow handheld…

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