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Aujourd’hui — 7 juillet 2020Wired

A Plan to Make Police Data Open Source Started on Reddit

Par Arielle Pardes
The Police Data Accessibility Project aims to request, download, clean, and standardize public records that right now are overly difficult to find.

The 7 Best Turntables for Your Vinyl Collection (2020)

Par Parker Hall
Looking for fresh indoor hobbies? Why not start a record collection? Here are our favorite entry-level turntables to help you enjoy analog audio at home.

India's TikTok Ban Dispels the Myth of the 'China Bogeyman'

Par Dipayan Ghosh
Mark Zuckerberg and US tech giants argue that regulation will allow China to dominate. But in reality, the global market rejects unregulated, invasive tech.

Tech That Could Help Pro Sports Adapt to the Pandemic

Par Eric Niiler
As pro leagues return to stadiums, here are a few novel technologies people are exploring as ways to keep fans and players safe.

Self-Driving Tech Is Becoming a Game of Partnerships

Par Aarian Marshall
Making an autonomous vehicle is proving harder and costlier than many startups predicted. So they're teaming up with giants like Hyundai, Jaguar, and Ford.

Keeping Up With the Coronas—or Why the Virus Is Winning

Par KC Cole
The climb in global cases is relentless. So what’s corona got that we don’t?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Review: A Fine Android Tablet

Par Julian Chokkattu
The newest Galaxy tablet is a decent iPad alternative in a field with few competitors.

A Mathematician’s Guide to How Contagion Spreads

Par Gregory Barber
Adam Kucharski wrote The Rules of Contagion before Covid-19. He talks about misinformation, bank failures, and coming up with hypotheses during a crisis.

Covid Drives Real Businesses to Tap Deepfake Technology

Par Tom Simonite
Coronavirus restrictions make it harder and more expensive to shoot videos. So some companies are turning to synthetic media instead.

Looks Like Russian Hackers Are on an Email Scam Spree

Par Lily Hay Newman
A group dubbed Cosmic Lynx uses surprisingly sophisticated methods—and targets big game.

Seattle's Uber and Lyft Drivers Make $23.25 an Hour—or $9.73

Par Aarian Marshall
Two studies reach very different conclusions about ride-hail earnings, as city officials consider setting a minimum wage.

Hackers Are Exploiting a 5-Alarm Bug in Networking Equipment

Par Andy Greenberg
For companies that haven't patched their BIG-IP products, it may already be too late.
Hier — 6 juillet 2020Wired

The Epic Siberian Journey to Solve a Mass Extinction Mystery

Par Matt Simon
A quarter-billion years ago, huge volcanic eruptions burned coal, leading to the worst extinction in Earth’s history. Here’s how scientists hunted down the evidence.

Tempo Studio Review: The Future of Gyms

Par Parker Hall
This digital screen uses 3D sensors to correct your form, heralding a future without in-person trainers and physical gyms.

The UAE’s First Mars Mission Is a Robo-Meteorologist

Par Daniel Oberhaus
The United Arab Emirates is preparing to launch its first Martian satellite, Hope, which will search for clues to the Red Planet’s atmospheric mysteries.

Here's How to Properly Read an Election Poll

Par Emma Grey Ellis
As the country heads into another fraught election cycle, you can easily get fooled if you don't know how to interpret those polling results.

Colleges Gear Up for an Uncertain Fall Semester Online

Par Pia Ceres
Many schools are preparing for some form of virtual instruction in the autumn. For faculty and students, it won’t be perfect, and it certainly won’t be “back to normal.”

Tech Confronts Its Use of the Labels ‘Master’ and ‘Slave’

Par Elizabeth Landau
Companies and programmers are reexamining how technical terms are used amid Black Lives Matter protests. But some worry the changes are empty symbolism.

A Startup Is Testing the Subscription Model for Search Engines

Par Jim Salter, Ars Technica
Neeva—formed by ex-Googler Sridhar Ramaswamy—asks users to be the customer, not the product.
À partir d’avant-hierWired

Covid-19 Is Accelerating Human Transformation—Let’s Not Waste It

Par Jane Metcalfe
The Neobiological Revolution is here. Now's the time to put lessons from the Digital Revolution to use.

Astronomers Are Uncovering the Magnetic Soul of the Universe

Par Natalie Wolchover
Researchers are discovering that magnetic fields permeate much of the cosmos. If these fields date back to the Big Bang, they could solve a cosmological mystery.

LG's CX OLED TV Review: Pretty and Expensive

Par Parker Hall
The company's new C-series is really expensive, but it looks really, really good—and not just when you're watching Zoolander.

Congress Needs to Make Silicon Valley EARN IT

Par Hany Farid
More narrow than its critics contest, the act would help stop tech giants from prioritizing profits over safety.

How to Passcode-Lock Any App on Your Phone

Par David Nield
Letting someone see your phone shouldn't also mean letting them snoop on your texts, photos, or emails. Here's how to stop it from happening.

Encryption-Busting EARN IT Act Advances in Senate

Par Lily Hay Newman
Plus: A massive crime bust in Europe, a warning from US Cyber Command, and more of the week's top security news.

A Bird’s Epic Migration Stuns Scientists and Wins Online Fans

Par Rebecca Ratcliffe
As researchers tracked his flight over 27 countries, a cuckoo became a celebrity and raised questions about how climate change could affect his species’ travel.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Review: The Best Drone for Taking Photos and Videos

Par Scott Gilbertson
With a major camera upgrade, new automated flight modes, and longer flying times, this is the drone we recommend you get.

The Producer of 'Foundation' on Asimov, Covid-19, and Race in Sci-Fi

Par Emma Grey Ellis
Leigh Dana Jackson, the co-executive producer on Apple TV+'s forthcoming show, believes genre fiction has a role to play in addressing injustice.

How to Host a Virtual Watch Party

Par Boone Ashworth
Still sheltering in place? Good. Here’s how to watch movies with friends, even when you’re apart.

We Need a New 'Legend of Zelda' Cartoon

Par Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
The Zelda videogames were turned into an animated series once in 1989. It's time for a reboot.

Hummingbirds Can See Colors We Can’t Even Imagine

Par Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica
When humans see purple, we’re really seeing a blend of red and blue light. Hummingbirds see purple plus ultraviolet—and lots of other nonspectral colors.

In This American Revolution, Even the Oscars Have a Role

Par Angela Watercutter
Diversifying the Academy won’t change Hollywood overnight, but it will ensure that more perspectives are taken into account when naming the best art of our time.

Moto G Fast and Moto E Review (2020): Great Phones for $200 and Under

Par Julian Chokkattu
With solid performance and long battery life, the Moto G Fast and the Moto E are great value—if you rarely take photos with your smartphone.

The Gear That's Getting Us Through Quarantine

Par WIRED Staff
As the necessary shelter in place restrictions continue, we’re joined by WIRED’s Alan Henry and Adrienne So to talk about the technologies helping us pass the time.

The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2020 So Far

Par Lily Hay Newman
Iran, China, Russia—the gang was all here in the first half of this year. Oh, and also an unprecedented pandemic that’s been a boon for hackers.

‘Covid Parties’ Are Not a Thing

Par Gilad Edelman
No, Alabama frat boys aren’t doing snot shots and betting on who can get sick first. Why does the media keep suggesting otherwise?

How Masks Went From Don’t-Wear to Must-Have During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Par Megan Molteni, Adam Rogers
Public health messaging and science have to work hard to stay in sync during a crisis. During the Covid-19 pandemic, they haven’t always succeeded.

5G Was Going to Unite the World—Instead It’s Tearing Us Apart

Par Will Knight
Divisions over technical standards and the role of China’s Huawei are jeopardizing the rollout of superfast connections.

What Trump's Twitter and Clinton's Sax Have in Common

Par Philip M. Napoli
In some ways, Trump's use of social media follows a history of politicians sidestepping media gatekeepers that dates back to FDR. In others, he's a complete anomaly.

HiMirror Slide Review: A Smart Mirror for Your Makeup or Beauty Routine

Par Medea Giordano
This tablet-mirror hybrid can analyze your skin, keep track of your skincare products, and is a handy way to follow makeup tutorials on YouTube.

Women’s Roller Derby Has a Plan for Covid, and It Kicks Ass

Par Christie Aschwanden
While baseball, basketball, and other sports struggle to adapt, an international team of skater-experts has figured out a safer way to play.

4th of July Sales (2020): 32 Best Mattress and Tech Deals This Weekend

Par Adrienne So
From mattresses to laptops, we'll meet all of your stay-at-home holiday tech needs here.

Your Firework Smoke Could Be Tainted With Lead

Par Matt Simon
It may be the most unpatriotic toxicology study ever, but so be it: Metals give fireworks their color, but some manufacturers are slipping in toxins.

WIRED’s Ultimate Summer Reading List

Par WIRED Staff
Summer is as much a season as a mindset—a sunny thing to escape to. Here are some weird, wild books to help get you there.

New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears

Par Lily Hay Newman
The malware known as ThiefQuest or EvilQuest also has spyware capabilities that allow it to grab passwords and credit card numbers.

What Disbanding the Police Really Meant in Camden, New Jersey

Par Sidney Fussell
Since the city overhauled its force in 2012, reported crimes fell, but electronic surveillance increased. Some community activists are unhappy.

Behind Bars, but Still Posting on TikTok

Par Louise Matsakis
The lives of incarcerated people are usually hidden from society. On prison TikTok, they’re going viral.

How to Take Photos of Fireworks With Your Phone

Par WIRED Staff
Use these battle-tested tips and camera settings to capture dramatic photos of those explosions in the sky.

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack - July 2020

Par WIRED Staff
This month’s focus is on Maria Ressa, editor of the news website Rappler, who was convicted of cyber libel in the Philippines last month.

The Best Smartphones That Still Have a Headphone Jack (2020)

Par Julian Chokkattu, Brian Barrett
3.5-millimeter audio jacks are endangered, but they’re not extinct yet. Here are some of our favorite smartphones that still let you plug in.