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While Jack Dorsey Mans the Monastery

The small but boisterous slice of Twitter that‘s preoccupied with politics imagines @jack, the author of our collective Twitter being, as all-powerful. He‘s not.

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How Elon Musk Convinced Gwynne Shotwell to Join SpaceX

Ultimately, their management styles were similar: Don‘t talk about doing things, just do things.

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Email and Slack Have Locked Us in a Productivity Paradox

From PCs to smartphones, office tech has always promised to make us more productive. But time and again, it‘s come with unexpected side effects.

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What Did I Just Read? A Conversation With the Authors of ‘2034‘

Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis discuss their inspirations, personal experiences, and what keeps them up at night.

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MaquetteGoes Big on Metaphor but Light on Real Emotion

The game follows the arc of a romance-and only when it ends can the puzzles go free.

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Can Technology Open Spaceflight to Disabled Astronauts?

The European Space Agency wants to make sure its new astronaut class is more diverse. But it will take redesigned gear to make space accessible to everybody.

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As China Rises, the US Builds Toward a Bigger Role in AI

After decades of staying out of industrial policy, a Pentagon-appointed commission recommends more spending on research and support for US chip makers.

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2034, Part VI: Crossing the Red Line

‘Eventually, the Americans would find them. But by then it would be too late.‘

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Instagram Live Now Hosts More People With ‘Rooms‘

Instagram is finally giving creators their most requested feature-which the company hopes will make it a more dynamic destination for viewers.

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One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack - March 2021

Female journalists around the world are telling important stories, in spite of the danger of harassment or attack. This month focuses on their cases.

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What Life Is Like Under Myanmar‘s Internet Shutdown

One couple living in Yangon explain the impact of the military coup‘s terrifying censorship measures.

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The Best Fitness Trackers and Watches for Everyone

Whether you‘re backcountry skiing or running around the backyard, we have an activity tracker for you.

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Facebook‘s Oversight Board Must Uphold the Ban on Trump

It‘s not just about penalizing the former president. It‘s about protecting democracy-in the US and around the world.

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Why a YouTube Chat About Chess Got Flagged for Hate Speech

AI programs that analyze language have difficulty gauging context. Words such as ‘black,‘ ‘white,‘ and ‘attack" can have different meanings.

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The Raging Evolutionary War Between Humans and Covid-19

Fighting the pandemic isn‘t only about vaccines and drugs. It‘s about understanding how viruses mutate and change inside us, and among us.

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Sherry Turkle Talks Going Remote, Loneliness, and Her Memoir

In The Empathy Diaries, the pioneering computer researcher finally studies her own life. She tells WIRED why now was the right time.

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Far-Right Platform Gab Has Been Hacked-Including Private Data

The transparency group DDoSecrets says it will make the 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more available to researchers, journalists, and social scientists.

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The Best Nintendo Switch Games for Every Kind of Player

From Hyrule to Hallownest, these are our absolute favorite video game escapes for the Switch and Switch Lite.

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Warnings From the Queer History of Modern Internet Regulation

Section 230 faces countless reform efforts. But a look back reminds us that categorical content bans often come at the expense of marginalized groups.

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How to Set Up a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Network as an Alternative to Broadband

Connecting to cell networks is an increasingly viable option-here‘s how it works.

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A Decades-Long Quest Reveals New Details of Antimatter

Twenty years ago, physicists began investigating a mysterious asymmetry inside the proton. Their results show how antimatter helps stabilize every atom‘s core.

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Period Underwear Changed My Life-and I‘m Never Going Back

Wearing underwear designed to absorb my menstrual flow-with no additional protection-has made my period more comfortable. It‘s kinder to the planet too.

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The SolarWinds Body Count Now Includes NASA and the FAA

Plus: Firefox blocks more tracking, how to fight a robodog, and more of the week‘s top security news.

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Clubhouse Cured My Imposter Syndrome

The scammers turned savants and the whimsical nerds who abound on the audio platform have freed me of personal doubt.

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