Category: Weird

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The Challenge of Cracking Iran’s Internet Blockade

Some communication services have systems in place for attempting to skirt digital blockades. The secure messaging app Signal, for example, offers tools so people around…

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Bot Hunting Is All About the Vibes

Christopher Bouzy is trying to stay ahead of the bots. As the person behind Bot Sentinel, a popular bot-detection system, he and his team continuously…

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Facebook Freeloads Off Newspapers. This Plan Might Stop It

What happened next, though, was telling: The Australian measure passed—and Google and Facebook did indeed pay up, remunerating Australian news companies for hundreds of millions…

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Hugh Jackman, Liar, to Return as Wolverine in Deadpool 3

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

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The Apple Watch Ultra Can Weather Your Rugged Weekend Adventures

In addition to these new upgrades, and dive computer features that will be debuting later this year, the Ultra also has the same temperature sensing…

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Why Jann Wenner Let WIRED Start the Rolling Stone of Tech

Rock idols, movie stars, and presidential candidates who quoted Bob Dylan—not tech giants—were Rolling Stone’s stock in trade. Wenner knew Steve Jobs and noted some…

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Skullcandy’s Jib True 2 Earbuds Are Cute and Affordable

We’ve ranted, raved, and reminisced on times when tech was cool-looking and not industrial. It was colorful, unique, and, in its best form, it was…

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How to Get the Old Lock Screen Notification View in iOS 16

If you’ve upgraded to iOS 16 on your iPhone, you might have noticed your Notification Center looks different. Notifications are now stacked at the bottom…

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Go Update iOS, Chrome, and HP Computers to Fix Serious Flaws

None of the issues patched by Google are known to have been exploited in attacks, but if the update is available to you, it’s a…

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Sofia, the Airplane-Borne Telescope, Lands for the Last Time

Over the past eight years, a modified Boeing 747 jetliner has flown hundreds of flights on a unique mission: carrying a 19-ton, 2.5-meter telescope known…

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