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A new robot not only recognizes an object a human being is pointing at and talking about, but asks questions to clarify what they mean. The post Meet Lorek, the Robot That Communicates in a Remarkable Way appeared first on WIRED.

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What happens when you get a sock stuck in your vacuum cleaner? The motor sounds like it's working harder, but is it? The post Got a Sock Stuck in Your Vacuum? It's Time for Some Physics appeared first on WIRED.

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These are just 5 of the 215 titles from Resist Jam, a recent game-development campaign centered around the theme of resistance to oppression of all forms. The post 5 Clever Quickie Games That Let You Fight the Man appeared first on WIRED.

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AliveCor's little EKG device has been around for a few years, but now it has a much smarter brain behind it. The post Ex-Googlers Build a Neural Network to Protect Your Heart appeared first on WIRED.

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Think finding a job is hard? Try getting one in Italy, where thousands of people will turn up for one position. The post Wanna Be a Cop in Milan? Well, So Do 10,000 Other People appeared first on WIRED.

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A new aerial video of Mars, made from high-res satellite imagery, gives a gorgeous, 3D sense of the planet's topography The post A Stunning Video of Mars That Took Three Months to Stitch Together—by Hand appeared first on WIRED.

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But it will take more than science to solve the global shortage of snakebite medicine. The post Bacteria Are Brewing Up the Next Generation of Antivenoms appeared first on WIRED.

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For all the zombies and psychopaths, a calm exchange between two men with button-down shirts and receding hairlines is somehow the most chilling. The post The Walking Dead Recap Season 7 Episode 14: The Scariest Thing Is a 'Normal' Person appeared first on WIRED.

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Man, folks on Twitter started a lot of boycotts this week. The post While You Were Offline: Boycott McDonald's! Boycott Hawaii! Hell, Boycott Everything! appeared first on WIRED.

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Computational physicist Sharon Glotzer is uncovering the rules by which complex collective phenomena emerge from simple building blocks. The post A 'Digital Alchemist' Unravels the Mysteries of Complexity appeared first on WIRED.

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Phishing is a bigger threat than ever, here are some things you can do to defend yourself. The post Phishing Scams Even Fool Tech Nerds—Here’s How to Avoid Them appeared first on WIRED.

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Opinion: Livestreaming can document human rights abuses, but it can carry security risks. The post Hey Activists: You Need to Think Twice Before Livestreaming Protests appeared first on WIRED.

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Your new gig's a mega-commute from chez vous, and self-driving cars are a few years off. Here are some friends to keep you company. The post 5 Essentials for Your Super-Long Car Commute appeared first on WIRED.

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Lithium-ion batteries are often in the news for terrible reasons, but the problems go well beyond faults in the cells themselves. The post Don't Blame the Batteries For Every Lithium-Ion Explosion appeared first on WIRED.

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Other shows could've learned a thing or two from 'Incorporated' if Syfy had stuck with it. The post Incorporated Built an Incredible World. Then Syfy Nuked It appeared first on WIRED.

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The overuse of antibiotics is brewing disaster for humanity. The post Peer Into the Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance appeared first on WIRED.

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A close-up of Saturn's moons, deposits on Mars, and erupting lava from this week in space. The post Space Photos of the Week: Three Young Stars Decide to Peace Out appeared first on WIRED.

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The third episode in our series of interviews with the producers of Planet Earth II. The post How to Film at 40 Below Without Killing Your Camera—or Yourself appeared first on WIRED.

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Just another week in crazy town. The post Security News This Week: A Funny Thing Happens When the US Accuses the UK of Spying appeared first on WIRED.

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One German politician is tired of letting platforms make excuses. But governments forcing tech companies to police hate speech will create new problems. The post Germany’s Flawed Plan to Fight Hate Speech by Fining Tech Giants Millions appeared first on WIRED.

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Waymo's lawsuit alleging an Uber employee stole its self-driving car tech could be the case of a startup acquisition gone very, very awry. The post A Simple Theory for Uber's Waymo Mess: Plain Old Sloppiness appeared first on WIRED.

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Is it too late for the legacy music service to succeed in the current streaming landscape? The post The Stream Dream appeared first on WIRED.

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WIRED quizzed a bunch of celebs at South by Southwest to see if they could tell real news from fake. The post Watch Warren G and Other Celebs Try (and Fail) to Tell Fake News From Real News appeared first on WIRED.

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Cuisinart turns the whole waffle iron thing on its side. The post Review: Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker appeared first on WIRED.

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If you happen to be sunbathing on a quiet Caribbean beach next week, don't be alarmed if a helicopter flies overhead telling everyone to evacuate. The post The Caribbean Is Mobilizing 300,000 People for an Epic Tsunami Drill appeared first on WIRED.

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