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

Divisions over technical standards and the role of China’s Huawei are jeopardizing the rollout of superfast connections. Powered by WPeMatico

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

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. Powered by WPeMatico

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‘Covid Parties’ Are Not a Thing

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

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

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. Powered by WPeMatico

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Your Firework Smoke Could Be Tainted With Lead

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. Powered by WPeMatico

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4th of July Sales (2020): 25 Best Mattress and Tech Deals This Weekend

From mattresses to laptops, we’ll meet all of your stay-at-home holiday tech needs here. Powered by WPeMatico

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WIRED’s Ultimate Summer Reading List

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. Powered by WPeMatico

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

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

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

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. Powered by WPeMatico

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New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears

The malware known as ThiefQuest or EvilQuest also has spyware capabilities that allow it to grab passwords and credit card numbers. Powered by WPeMatico