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Amazon’s Time-Saving Trick for Groceries: You Drive to Us

Wired Tech news - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:58
The company that changed retail forever by bringing everything to your door wants to convince you it's innovative to drive to them. The post Amazon's Time-Saving Trick for Groceries: You Drive to Us appeared first on WIRED.
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VPNs Won’t Save You from Congress’ Internet Privacy Giveaway

Wired Tech news - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:00
Get ready to say good-bye to your online privacy. Not that you ever really had it anyway. The post VPNs Won't Save You from Congress' Internet Privacy Giveaway appeared first on WIRED.
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Innovation Can Fix Government, Sure. Either That or Break It

Wired Tech news - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:25
Trump is embracing the cult of innovation in government. But as he learned last week, moving fast and breaking things doesn't always work in Washington. The post Innovation Can Fix Government, Sure. Either That or Break It appeared first on WIRED.
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Want Congress to Protect Your Privacy? A Clever App Makes the Call for You

Wired Tech news - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:39
Congressional phone lines are often busy. Voicemail is often full. Stance will keep calling until your message gets through. The post Want Congress to Protect Your Privacy? A Clever App Makes the Call for You appeared first on WIRED.
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I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into

Wired Tech news - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 07:00
Internet giants have vacuumed up the world's AI talent, but they still need more. Now they're trying to cultivate it in-house. The post I Took the AI Class Facebookers Are Literally Sprinting to Get Into appeared first on WIRED.
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The Supreme Court Should Bring Sanity to Patent Law

Wired Tech news - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 07:00
Opinion: Senator Orrin Hatch explains how the Supreme Court can put an end to patent trolling lawsuits. The post The Supreme Court Should Bring Sanity to Patent Law appeared first on WIRED.
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YouTube’s Ad Problems Finally Blow Up in Google’s Face

Wired Tech news - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 07:00
Brands boycotted Google this past week when they learned their ads were appearing on hateful videos. The pressure could finally force the company to change. The post YouTube’s Ad Problems Finally Blow Up in Google’s Face appeared first on WIRED.
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Hate to Break It to Steve Mnuchin, But AI’s Already Taking Jobs

Wired Tech news - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:33
Today, in 2017, the treasury secretary said he had no worries about robots putting people out of work. The post Hate to Break It to Steve Mnuchin, But AI's Already Taking Jobs appeared first on WIRED.
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How Trump’s Ultimatum Gambit Sank His Health Care Bill

Wired Tech news - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:14
The GOP and White House just lost big on health care. And it's Trump's ultimatum that may have cost them the vote. The post How Trump's Ultimatum Gambit Sank His Health Care Bill appeared first on WIRED.
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Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living

Wired Tech news - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 16:38
While Silicon Valley titans are drunk on the transhumanist promise to cure death, people are dying of curable problems that technologists ignore. The post Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living appeared first on WIRED.
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The Battle for Top AI Talent Only Gets Tougher From Here

Wired Tech news - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:00
The company has a new AI lab in the hope of becoming the chipmaker of choice for the world's smartest machines. The post The Battle for Top AI Talent Only Gets Tougher From Here appeared first on WIRED.
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Wall Street’s New Trick to Dodge Trump-Induced Stock Swings

Wired Tech news - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:01
The Trump Tracker reveals a massive uptick in companies listing Trump among their risk factors. The post Wall Street’s New Trick to Dodge Trump-Induced Stock Swings appeared first on WIRED.
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Phone Companies Will Soon Banish Robocalls. For Real This Time

Wired Tech news - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:00
If Democrats, Republicans, and the telecommunications industry can agree on anything, it's that robocalls are the worst. The post Phone Companies Will Soon Banish Robocalls. For Real This Time appeared first on WIRED.
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The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole

Wired Tech news - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:32
Senators voted today not only to reverse the Obama-era FCC's action but block the agency from passing similar rules in the future. The post The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole appeared first on WIRED.
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Congress Is About To Give Away Your Online Privacy

Wired Tech news - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:45
Opinion: Lawmakers shouldn't revoke an FCC law that protects consumers' privacy. The post Congress Is About To Give Away Your Online Privacy appeared first on WIRED.
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Forget Bitcoin. The Blockchain Could Reveal What’s True Today and Tomorrow

Wired Tech news - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:15
The technology underlying bitcoin could fuel powerful systems for forecasting the future—and create a digital feed for facts. The post Forget Bitcoin. The Blockchain Could Reveal What’s True Today and Tomorrow appeared first on WIRED.
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LinkedIn Tries to Do Trending News in a Non-Disastrous Way

Wired Tech news - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:00
You'd think internet companies would want to stay far, far away from "trending" news after one Menlo Park-based social giant's unfortunate history The post LinkedIn Tries to Do Trending News in a Non-Disastrous Way appeared first on WIRED.
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Intel’s Bold Plan to Reinvent Computer Memory (and Keep It a Secret)

Wired Tech news - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 07:00
Intel just unleashed a new kind of computer memory it believes will change the way the world builds computers. But it won't tell the world what's inside. The post Intel’s Bold Plan to Reinvent Computer Memory (and Keep It a Secret) appeared first on WIRED.
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Facebook’s Epic Data Blast Is Good for Everyone—Especially Facebook

Wired Tech news - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 09:00
Engineers believe they can shove a record amount of data through the internet's undersea pipes. But the record isn't as interesting as who ran the test. The post Facebook’s Epic Data Blast Is Good for Everyone—Especially Facebook appeared first on WIRED.
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So the FCC Head Says the Media Isn’t the Enemy. In 2017, That’s News

Wired Tech news - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:59
It's a remarkable thing for any civil servant to have to say. But in the Trump era, it needed saying. The post So the FCC Head Says the Media Isn't the Enemy. In 2017, That’s News appeared first on WIRED.
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