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This smart football boot promises to make you a better player

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James Temperton/WIRED Want to curl it like Cantona but more likely to hoof it like Heskey? This smart football boot might be the answer. ADVERTISEMENT Developed by researchers at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the shoe is able to detect and analyse exactly how a player kicks a football, with an accompanying…

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The UK’s laptop ban on flights: everything we know so far

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ADVERTISEMENT Passengers flying on some of the UK’s biggest airlines from six Middle Eastern countries will no longer be allowed to travel with electronic devices over a certain size. Following a similar ban in the US, the UK Department for Transport has confirmed the restrictions will apply on airlines including British Airways and EasyJet on…

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US man loses appeal over encrypted drives

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US man loses appeal over encrypted drives 21 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The suspect has been in custody for nearly 18 months, his lawyer says, over the encrypted devices A US man has lost an appeal over his refusal to decrypt hard drives seized during an investigation…

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Twitter’s spam tools helped shut down 376,890 terrorist accounts in 6 months

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iStock Twitter’s latest transparency report is out, and for the first time it includes data on requests to remove content posted by journalists, and requests resulting in the takedown of accounts promoting terrorism. ADVERTISEMENT Facebook and Twitter face €50m fine if they don’t tackle hate speech Facebook and Twitter face €50m fine if they don’t…

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UK flight ban on devices to be announced

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UK flight ban on devices to be announced 21 March 2017 From the section UK Image copyright Getty Images The UK is due to announce a cabin baggage ban on laptops, tablets and DVD players on certain passenger flights, after a similar US move. It is understood the UK restrictions may differ from the US…

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The hidden dangers of the global gig economy

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An on-demand worker in the UK: but gig work is spreading across the world The gig economy is going global, bringing with it benefits but also dangers, a new report has revealed. Among workers in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, gig labour offers flexibility and increased income, but also downward pressure on pay, long hours,…

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Apple launches red iPhone 7 and video app

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Apple launches red iPhone 7 and video app 21 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Apple Image caption The red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus differ from other models in colour only Apple has launched a red version of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as a new video app for…

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24-hour drone squads are ready to police Devon and Cornwall

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mailfor / iStock Police forces across the globe have been experimenting with drones for years, treading an uneasy balance between making the best of a useful technology and terrifying a privacy-protecting public tired of state intrusions. ADVERTISEMENT There have been carefully deployed trials in the past, like the Surrey and Sussex police force’s three-month-long testing…

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Royal Navy to hold biggest cyber war games

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Royal Navy to hold biggest cyber war games By Steven McKenzie BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter 21 March 2017 From the section Highlands & Islands Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Information Warrior 17 will involve testing warships’ defence against the risk of cyber attacks The Royal Navy is to hold its first large…

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Canadian photographer ‘sorry’ for explicit image sharing

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Canadian photographer ‘sorry’ for explicit image sharing By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News 21 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images A Canadian photographer and comedian has admitted posting explicit images of women along with their names on controversial internet forum 4Chan. However, he denied doing so for “malicious intent” –…

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Apple launches a (RED) iPhone, 9.7-inch iPads and the Clips app

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Apple Apple usually hosts lavish events to announce new products but the tech giant has broken with tradition today to refresh its iPhone, iPad and Watch range. ADVERTISEMENT iPhone 7 review: much-needed improvements at a cost iPhone 7 review: much-needed improvements at a cost Technically, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have simply been…

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eBay launches guaranteed three-day delivery in US

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eBay launches guaranteed three-day delivery in US 21 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright EBAY Image caption If items don’t arrive on time, eBay will refund shipping or provide shoppers with a voucher Online retailer eBay has promised to get items to US shoppers in three days or less with a new programme…

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Why freeze-dried dust could help reduce how much food we waste

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Sam Peet Subscribe to WIRED ADVERTISEMENT More than 30 per cent of all edible produce never makes it to our supermarket shelves, due to “aesthetic rejection” – being ugly – or ripening at an inconvenient time (WIRED 03.16). 9 startups helping to save 1.3 billion tonnes of wasted food 9 startups helping to save 1.3…

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Large Hadron Collider discovers five hidden subatomic particles

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LHCb collaboration Five new particles have been discovered ‘hiding in plain sight’ at the Large Hadron Collider. How could the Large Hadron Collider unlock other dimensions? WIRED explains How could the Large Hadron Collider unlock other dimensions? WIRED explains ADVERTISEMENT The discovery comes from the collider’s LHCb detector, or LHC beauty, which searches for objects…

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Why the humble printer will form the backbone of the office of the future

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Like many great startup stories, this one begins in a garage in Palo Alto California. Unlike most, however, Bill Hewlett and David Packard’s garage enterprise went on to grow into an international corporation with over 50,000 employees, which generated more than £9 billion in revenue over the third quarter of 2016 alone. Through its growth,…

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This shape-shifting bridge plunges underwater to let ships pass

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Subscribe to WIRED This vast sea bridge will soon connect three of the world’s most densely populated cities – by spanning the width of China’s Pearl River Delta. At its longest stretch, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge measures 29.6 kilometres and includes a 6.7-kilometre stretch of tunnel between two artificial islands. ADVERTISEMENT “This bridge is one…

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Watch the F1 2017 season on Sky in Ultra HD

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Getty Images / Mark Thompson / Staff In August, Sky began showing football, movies and TV shows in Ultra HD (UHD) for the first time to Sky Q customers. Ahead of the start of this weekend’s F1 season, the broadcaster has announced plans to extend this trial. ADVERTISEMENT Starting with the F1 2017 season opener…

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Jessica Mega

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Jessica Mega, chief medical officer at Verily, wants to make the world’s data more useful – by turning it into new treatments for patients. Mega has spent her career leading clinical trials as a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and is now the chief medical officer of Verily, Alphabet’s healthcare startup and…

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WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for March 21

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The LHC is the world’s largest particle accelerator CERN Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, the Large Hadron Collider has detected five new subatomic particles, passengers on thirteen countries’ airlines are being forbidden from bringing electronic devices into the cabin on US flights, SpaceX and Nasa are working together to find the best place to land…

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US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries

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US to ban laptops and tablets on flights from eight countries 21 March 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new directive is expected to affect airlines from 13 countries The US is banning electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from eight mainly Middle Eastern and North…

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Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

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Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords By Judith Burns Education reporter 21 March 2017 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Thinkstock Learning to survive in a world dominated by the internet should be as important for children as reading and writing, says a House of Lords report. Lessons about online…

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Samsung officially unveils its Bixby AI ahead of the Galaxy S8 release

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Jeremy White/WIRED We’re a little over a week away from the launch of Samsung’s next-generation, flagship handset, the Galaxy S8. Typically announced at Mobile World Congress, the phone’s release was pushed back following the furore surrounding the firm’s ‘exploding’ Note 7 devices. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is set to be unveiled on March 29 Samsung’s Galaxy…

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Spring has sprung! Four things you need to know about the vernal equinox

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Google Happy first day of Spring! Winter has officially ended across the northern hemisphere with March 20 marking the first day of the new season. To celebrate the day in its own way, Google’s latest Doodle sees a hibernating mouse awake from a slumber to collect a newly-grown flower. ADVERTISEMENT “We use the equinox to…

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Samsung, Sony and LG make the list of Netflix Recommended TVs for 2017

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Netflix Recommended logo Netflix Netflix has revealed which TVs are being given its stamp of approval this year, with the lineup including panels from LG, Samsung and Sony. ADVERTISEMENT The first ‘Netflix Recommended’ TVs of 2017 will be the LG 4K UHD TVs with WebOS 3.5, the Samsung 7, 8, 9 and Q-Series Smart TVs…

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Stephen Hawking could soon become a verified astronaut

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Bryan Bedder / Getty Images In 1973, The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time was published on the theoretical physics of spacetime. It examined the nature of infinite expansion of space, as well as the consequences of Einstein’s General theory of relativity. Written by Stephen Hawking and George Ellis, it was to help pioneer our understanding…

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The Moon could have its own mobile data network as soon as next year

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PTScientists A European group of scientists has announced plans to be the first commercial company to land on the Moon, with a launch expected next year. ADVERTISEMENT Part Time Scientists, or PTScientists, hopes to send a pair of small rovers to the final landing site of the US Apollo programme. The rovers will hitch a…

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The Blockchain will save healthcare and shipping billions of pounds

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WIRED Money takes place in Studio Spaces, London on May 18, 2017. For more details and to purchase your ticket visit wiredevent.co.uk The world is full of big figures, but this one is more shocking than most. $600bn (£483bn) is lost every year from global trade as a result of “maritime fraud” – when goods…

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McDonald’s India delivery app ‘leaks user data’

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McDonald’s India delivery app ‘leaks user data’ 20 March 2017 From the section Technology Image caption The McDelivery app did not store sensitive financial information, said McDonald’s McDonald’s delivery app in India leaked personal information about 2.2 million users, a security firm has found. A poorly configured server gave anyone access to the names, emails,…

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Meet Julia, Sesame Street’s first autistic muppet

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[embedded content] ADVERTISEMENT Enlightening people about our differences as human beings can be artfully done through culture. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, first as a novel and then a play, introduced a wide audience to the intricacies of Asperger’s syndrome from the perspective of family, friends, strangers and the individual themselves….

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US Marines get social media tips after nude photos scandal

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US Marines get social media tips after nude photos scandal 20 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright AFP Image caption The new guidance advises marines to be careful when using social media US Marines have been given guidelines for using social media after it was discovered some had been sharing nude photos of…

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M&S pulls online ads from Google over extremist content fears

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M&S pulls online ads from Google over extremist content fears 20 March 2017 From the section Business Image copyright PA Image caption M&S said it was pausing its Google ads to ensure “brand safety” Marks and Spencer has become the latest firm to pull its online advertising from Google’s platforms over fears it is appearing…

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Vodafone’s Indian unit and Idea Cellular announce merger

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Vodafone’s Indian unit and Idea Cellular announce merger 20 March 2017 From the section India Image copyright Getty Images UK telecoms giant Vodafone has merged its Indian business with Idea Cellular, India’s third-largest network, to create the country’s largest operator. The combined company will have almost 400 million customers, accounting for 35% of the market…

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Beijing park dispenses loo roll using facial recognition

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Beijing park dispenses loo roll using facial recognition 20 March 2017 From the section China Image caption The machines were turned off on Monday when the BBC paid a visit to the toilets A park in Beijing has installed toilet paper dispensers with facial recognition to stop visitors from taking too much loo roll, media…

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WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for March 20

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Getty Images / Carl Court Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, Uber’s president has left after just six months in the job, Germany has raised its cyberattack alert status, Google has announced that it’ll be giving advertisers finer control over where their content appears and more. ADVERTISEMENT Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every…

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YouTube addresses Restricted Mode blocking LGBTQ content

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YouTube addresses Restricted Mode blocking LGBTQ content – BBC Newsbeat ]]> This site is optimised for modern web browsers, and does not fully support your version of Internet Explorer ‘; $(‘.headerBar’).prepend(notify); } Image caption Tyler Oakley is among the creators who has complained about the feature YouTube has addressed the fact that videos discussing LGBTQ…

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Defying Daesh – with a 3D printer

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Subscribe to WIRED In February 2015, when videos emerged of Daesh (ISIS) ransacking the Mosul museum in Iraq, Morehshin Allahyari decided to act. Operation Troll ISIS: inside Anonymous’ war to take down Daesh Operation Troll ISIS: inside Anonymous’ war to take down Daesh ADVERTISEMENT An Iranian-born artist, whose work explores the implications of 3D printing,…

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Gallery: inside the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier

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The HMS Prince of Wales is the second of two Queen Elizabeth class carriers. The individual displacement of the ship is 65,000 tonnes (measured by the weight of the water they displace), roughly three times bigger than the UK’s previous carriers, the Invincible class. Credit Christoffer Rudquist The new carriers are 280 metres long and…

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Would you trust your life to an ‘autopilot’ robo-doctor?

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Ric Carrasquillo Subscribe to WIRED ADVERTISEMENT I am in an aeroplane crossing the Atlantic Ocean as I write this. We took off from Heathrow Airport more than three hours ago. By now, it’s likely the plane’s captain and crew are not physically in control of the aircraft. Something as complex as flying a metal tube…

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US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer

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US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer 18 March 2017 From the section US & Canada Image caption A still of the tweet which contained flashing images A man accused of sending a flashing image to a writer in order to trigger an epileptic seizure has been arrested, the US justice department…

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Why expensive security alarms could actually be putting your valuables at risk

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Jun Cen Subscribe to WIRED ADVERTISEMENT In September 30, 2016, after an elaborate police operation, two van Gogh paintings were recovered from the home of a Neapolitan Mafia boss. They had been stolen nearly 14 years earlier from the world-famous Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on December 7, 2002. The thieves weren’t too subtle about…

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These teenagers built their own mental health app

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Image caption Emily, Laura, Olivia and Evie created the app together These four students have created an app to help teenagers talk about being bullied and get access to counselling. For Me was originally a school project but the NSPCC’s Childline has turned it into reality. “I hope that young people now realise they have…

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Google pulls Beauty and the Beast ‘ad’ from Home

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Google pulls Beauty and the Beast ‘ad’ from Home 17 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Reuters Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. “By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today,” the smart speaker said after listing…

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Google DeepMind’s NHS deal under scrutiny

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Google DeepMind’s NHS deal under scrutiny By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 17 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records collected by DeepMind went back over the past five years A deal between Google’s artificial intelligence firm DeepMind and the UK’s NHS had serious “inadequacies”, an academic paper has…

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Sony wants phones of the future to ‘share’ battery power wirelessly

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Sony Wireless charging in mobile phones isn’t a new phenomenon. In 2012, Nokia Lumia phones shipped with Qi wireless charging and manufacturers such as Samsung, Google, and LG have incorporated the concept since. Harvard has created a ‘liquid’ battery that could last for more than a decade Harvard has created a ‘liquid’ battery that could…

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Group who got into BBC have done the same at Facebook

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Two YouTubers have filmed themselves sneaking into Facebook’s UK headquarters. They climbed over a gate before walking around the London office in areas which are normally open to staff only. During the video Trikkstar zooms in on desks at main reception where staff are seemingly unaware of him and a friend. At the end of…

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YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns

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YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns 17 March 2017 From the section UK Politics Image copyright MOD Image caption Army recruitment campaigns are believed to be among those affected The government has removed its adverts from YouTube amid concerns they are appearing next to “inappropriate” material on the video-sharing site. The Cabinet Office…

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Britain’s GCHQ agency denies wiretapping Donald Trump

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Britain’s GCHQ agency denies wiretapping Donald Trump 17 March 2017 From the section UK Media captionThe White House press secretary pointed to Fox News sources Britain’s communications intelligence agency GCHQ has issued a statement denying it wiretapped Donald Trump during the US presidential campaign. The unusual move by the agency came after White House Press…

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WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for March 17

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Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, GCHQ has officially stated that it did not wiretap Donald Trump, Uber’s self-driving cars require regular human intervention, Twitter is reportedly about to open its livestreaming API to other media companies and more. ADVERTISEMENT Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning by 8am. Click here to…

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Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

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Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy 17 March 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright EPA Image caption Protests urging authorities to block social media sites spreading blasphemy have been held in Pakistan Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate “blasphemous content” posted on the social network by Pakistanis. Facebook has agreed…

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Montblanc launches its first smartwatch, the €890 Montblanc Summit

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Montblanc Just days after TAG Heuer launched the second-generation Connected Modular 45, Montblanc has hit back with its very first smartwatch, the €890 Montblanc Summit. ADVERTISEMENT Released in partnership with Google, Montblanc said it wants to “introduce fine watchmaking codes to the connected watch world, marking a new era in luxury wearables for men.” The…

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Dystopian ‘Eco’ game reveals what could happen to Earth if we don’t change our ways

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Britt Spencer Subscribe to WIRED ADVERTISEMENT Survival games are lonely affairs: players hunt for food, build shelter and avoid predators. The price of failure? Grisly death. But introduce more players and suddenly you’re competing for nature’s resources. And as any anthropologist will tell you, from there things get… complicated. “It’s the tragedy of the commons,”…

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DeepMind accused of ‘inexcusable’ failings in its data deal with the NHS

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Getty Images / Christopher Furlong Google’s DeepMind has been accused of having a “special relationship” with the NHS in order to access patient data for use in its Streams app. ADVERTISEMENT This is not the first time criticisms have been raised about the deal, announced in 2016, but they are the first to be presented…

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McDonald’s deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump

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McDonald’s deletes tweet attacking Donald Trump 16 March 2017 From the section Technology Image caption The tweet to Donald Trump’s personal account was soon deleted McDonald’s has said its Twitter account was “compromised” after it sent an insulting message to President Donald Trump. “You are a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love…

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You can now watch declassified Cold War nuclear test films on Youtube

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[embedded content] ADVERTISEMENT From 1945 to 1962, the United States conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests. ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds’? The story of Oppenheimer’s infamous quote ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds’? The story of Oppenheimer’s infamous quote While these tests were kept secret at the time, the…

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Russia denies Yahoo hack involvement

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Russia denies Yahoo hack involvement 16 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright AFP Image caption Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has denied the charges The Kremlin has denied allegations by US authorities that the FSB intelligence agency was involved in a huge data breach affecting Yahoo. Two FSB officers were accused of conspiring with…

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Palimpsest is bringing the ghosts of demolished buildings back to life

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Subscribe to WIRED When three architecture researchers discovered that their London studio was going to be steamrolled – alongside several buildings nearby – to make room for the new High Speed 2 (HS2) railway, they turned to virtual reality. The result, Palimpsest, named after the ancient practice of overwriting parchment manuscripts, recreates the ghosts of…

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Abta website hit by cyber attack

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Abta website hit by cyber attack 16 March 2017 From the section UK Image copyright AP The travel trade organisation, Abta, says a cyber attack on its website may have affected about 43,000 people. About 1,000 files accessed may include personal identity information of individuals who have made a complaint about an Abta-registered travel agent….

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Elderly hit by line rental charges

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Elderly hit by line rental charges By Chris Baraniuk Technology reporter 16 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Of the 2.9 million households with a landline only, 43% are occupied by people aged 75 and over Recent increases in line rental charges have hit elderly people the hardest, according…

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Emma Watson takes legal action over leaked photos

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Emma Watson Pacific Press / Getty Two months after millions of people around the world took to the streets of their cities to march for women’s rights, we are again reminded why those demonstrations are so important. On International Women’s Day, WIRED highlights the females changing the world On International Women’s Day, WIRED highlights the…

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Plummet from space with this Tim Peake VR experience

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WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for March 16

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Getty Images Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, declining Arctic sea ice is causing toxic air pollution haze events in China, hackers linked to Turkish politics hijacked high-profile Twitter accounts, Google has begun trials of secure accounts for kids and more. ADVERTISEMENT Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning by 8am. Click…

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Fitbits for fish and underwater drones: the best gadgets for fishing fans

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Roger Stillman Subscribe to WIRED ADVERTISEMENT Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner/h3] It’s the last word in angling one-upmanship: a Bentley tailor-made for fishing. Four fly rods in leather tubes lie beneath the parcel shelf. Alongside is a master tackle station, reel cases, metal flasks, fine-china tableware and a food storage area. Oh, and a…

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US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach

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US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach 15 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright AFP Image caption 500 million user accounts were affected by the data breach Two Russian spies are being indicted by the US Department of Justice over a huge breach of Yahoo user accounts. Previously, Yahoo had said “state-sponsored” hackers…

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WhatsApp and Telegram web security flaw left accounts exposed

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WhatsApp Josh Valcarcel Encrypted messaging apps WhatsApp and Telegram have fixed a security vulnerability that had the potential to let hackers to take over user accounts. ADVERTISEMENT Security firm Check Point found a bug in the web browsers versions of both messaging apps that could be exploited to access conversations, photos and videos, contacts, shared…

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20 things we learned at WIRED Health 2017

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From new therapies to targeted medicine, at WIRED Health 2017 we jumped between the main stage, EY Startup Stage and health clinic to find the biggest and best ideas of the year. Here are just some of the things we learned on the day. ADVERTISEMENT Main Stage How to address the ongoing HIV epidemic Microbiologist…

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We-Vibe accused of sex toy surveillance

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We-Vibe Canadian sex toy manufacturer We-Vibe has agreed to pay $5 million CAD (roughly £3 million) after being accused of serious failures to protect customer data. A class action lawsuit was initiated by two anonymous individuals, known as “NP” and “PS” who represented all customers affected by We-Vibe’s surveillance. ADVERTISEMENT Subscribe to WIRED Sex toys…

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Millions of US employee records ‘leaked’

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Millions of US employee records ‘leaked’ 15 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright AFP Image caption Data on 100,000 US Department of Defense employees is reported to be contained in the leak Details of more than 33 million US employees – including military staff – have been released online, according to a security…

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Mobile-only bank N26 hits 300,000 customers

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N26 WIRED Money takes place in Studio Spaces, London on May 18, 2017. For more details and to purchase your ticket visit wiredevent.co.uk ADVERTISEMENT Berlin-based mobile-only bank N26 says it has tripled its user base in the past year, bringing its customer total to 300,000. NUMBER 26: how to launch a digital-only bank NUMBER 26:…

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Beyond our five senses: Cyborg Nest’s implants can make you part-machine

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Subscribe to WIRED Moon Ribas can feel earthquakes. Thanks to a small vibrating sensor embedded above her elbow, the Barcelona-based artist can immediately detect seismic activity – no matter where she is in the world. “I knew that, with technology, I could perceive movement in a deeper way,” explains Ribas, 31. “It’s a new sense.”…

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Apple found guilty of Russian price-fixing

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Apple found guilty of Russian price-fixing 15 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption iPhones, including the 6s Plus, had prices set by Apple’s Russian subsidiary, said the regulator Russia’s competition watchdog has found that Apple fixed the prices of certain iPhone models sold in the country. The Federal Anti-Monopoly…

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Facebook and Twitter face €50m fine if they don’t tackle hate speech

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JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images Three months after threatening to change the law so that it can fine social networks for failing to tackle hate speech, Germany’s justice minister has outlined what that law will look like. ADVERTISEMENT Heiko Maas has told reporters that Facebook and Twitter could be fined up to €50 million (£44m) for failing…

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Apple found guilty of price fixing iPhones in Russia

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A gold-plated iPhone created by Russian-Italian company Caviar Phones shows the face on Donald Trump Getty Images / VASILY MAXIMOV / Staff Retailers in Russia worked with Apple to coordinate the price the iPhone was due to be sold at in the country, the country’s antitrust body has said. ADVERTISEMENT In a ruling published on…

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Small drone ‘shot with Patriot missile’

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Small drone ‘shot with Patriot missile’ By Chris Baraniuk Technology reporter 15 March 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright AFP Image caption Patriot missiles are normally used to shoot down enemy aircraft or other missiles A Patriot missile – usually priced at about $3m (£2.5m) – was used to shoot down a small quadcopter…

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‘Turkish hackers’ target Amnesty and Unicef Twitter accounts

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‘Turkish hackers’ target Amnesty and Unicef Twitter accounts 15 March 2017 From the section World Image copyright Twitter Image caption A message posted on Amnesty International’s Twitter account Twitter accounts, including those of Amnesty International and Unicef USA, have been hacked by a group claiming to support the Turkish government. The hackers tweeted out messages…

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Mid-flight slumber cut short by exploding headphones

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Mid-flight slumber cut short by exploding headphones 15 March 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Australian Transport Safety Bureau Image caption The woman was left with blisters on her hands and a blackened face Australian authorities have warned about the dangers of using battery-powered devices on flights after a woman’s headphones caught fire. The…

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Driverless cars ‘could lead to complacency’

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Driverless cars ‘could lead to complacency’ 15 March 2017 From the section Business Certain types of driverless vehicles may not be safe, peers have warned. Over-reliance on technology could mean drivers react slowly to taking back control of a semi-autonomous vehicle in an emergency, they said. However, the Lords Science and Technology Committee noted that…

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