Vizio OLED 4K UHD (2020) Review: For the Masses

Parker Hall 2020-12-27 09:00:00 www.wired.com As others have noted, I did find the peak brightness of this TV to be darker than that of more expensive OLEDs as well, at least in the factory “calibrated” mode. This problem is…

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The Right Way Hook Your Laptop Up to a TV

Whitson Gordon 2020-12-19 08:00:00 www.wired.com Once you figure out what kind of port your laptop has, the rest is easy: fire up Amazon and search for a ____-to-HDMI cable or _____-to-HDMI adapter, filling in your laptop's port type. For…

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A Bolivian ‘Cloud Forest’ Reveals a Bonanza of New Species

Eric Niiler 2020-12-14 06:00:00 www.wired.com There are some special places on Earth that scientists are pretty sure will yield new species when they manage to get there. The deepest parts of the ocean, for example, or remote islands that…

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Kew Labs UTS-1 Wireless Charger Review: Best for Minimalists

Christopher Null 2020-12-14 07:00:00 www.wired.com Wireless mobile device charging is a cool idea and all, but there’s one big problem with it: You still have to have something on your desk or table to actually provide the charging power.Wireless…

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Severe Wildfires Are Devastating the California Condor

Jesse Klein 2020-12-11 08:00:00 www.wired.com The Dolan Fire ended up consuming 124,924 acres of Los Padres National Forest and killed 11 condors, 10 percent of the Big Sur flock. (Ultimately, the Ventana team released 17 condors this year in…

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Gaming on a Budget? Try Your Local Library

Reece Rogers 2020-12-10 08:00:00 www.wired.com In the immortal words of Arthur the Aardvark, “Havin’ fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card!”But how much fun can you really have with a library card? Turns out, more than I…

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Anova Precision Oven Review: A Steam-Powered Kitchen Dream

Joe Ray 2020-12-09 09:00:00 www.wired.com I'm not terribly monogamous when it comes to following recipes. I might get inspired to roast a chicken reading Edna Lewis or Julia Child, then borrow a technique from Cook's Illustrated and Judy Rogers,…

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Orientalism, ‘Cyberpunk 2077,’ and Yellow Peril in Science Fiction

George Yang 2020-12-08 18:16:42 www.wired.com 2020 has been one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory, but at least, in a few days, the most anticipated game of the year will come out. That game, Cyberpunk 2077, has…

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Let’s Unpack the Pendulum Rocket Fallacy

Rhett Allain 2020-12-07 09:00:00 www.wired.com The torque in this case depends on three variables: the magnitude of the force (F), the distance between the force and the point about which you want to calculate the torque (often called the…

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9 Browser Extensions to Help You Search the Web Better

David Nield 2020-12-06 07:00:00 www.wired.com (Chrome, Edge)Google is fine, up to a point, but Wolfram|Alpha beats it in all kinds of areas—from mathematical equations and algebra to cultural history and entertainment. It does conversions and calculations, physics queries, and…

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Braun MQ7 MultiQuick Hand Blender Review: Slays Every Sauce and Soup

Joe Ray 2020-12-03 09:00:00 www.wired.com I remember my first-ever use of an immersion blender. I put its spinning blades directly into a pot full of cooked potatoes, onions, and leeks and removed it moments later, leaving behind a silky…

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The Journey of Electronic Bottles and the Ocean Plastic Crisis

Matt Simon 2020-12-02 14:00:00 www.wired.com Duncan and Davies actually cobbled together two generations of electronic bottles. Their first generation of devices, the ones that sailed along the Ganges, had plenty of cell towers to ping along the way, so…

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This Company Uses AI to Outwit Malicious AI

Will Knight 2020-12-02 07:00:00 www.wired.com In September 2019, the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued its first-ever warning for an attack on a commercial artificial intelligence algorithm.Security researchers had devised a way to attack a Proofpoint product that…

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Vissles-M Portable Touchscreen Monitor Review: An Excellent WFH Accessory

Christopher Null 2020-12-02 08:00:00 www.wired.com Research has long shown that using multiple computer monitors can considerably improve your productivity, but the world’s inexorable shift toward mobility has complicated that calculus. For most, a multi-monitor setup usually means being tethered…

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Too Many Game Subscription Services? Here’s How to Choose

Whitson Gordon 2020-12-01 09:00:00 www.wired.com Console gaming is starting to look more and more like Netflix: Instead of buying a disc at the store and popping it in at home, subscription services from Sony and Microsoft allow you to…

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How to Back Up and Move Your Photos Between Services

David Nield 2020-12-01 08:00:00 www.wired.com Apple is very keen that you should use its photo storage service—and its music service, and its mapping service, and its messaging service—rather than anyone else's, and there aren't really any options to get…

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107 Absolute Best Cyber Monday Deals (2020): Amazon, Walmart, Target, Etc.

Louryn Strampe, Gear Team 2020-11-30 16:39:00 www.wired.com Specs: Intel Core i7 CPU, GeForce GPU, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSDThe 15-inch XPS isn't as svelte and portable as the 13-inch, but along with the larger, heavier form factor comes…

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Beautiful Yet Unnerving Photos of the Arctic Getting Greener

Matt Simon 2020-11-30 08:00:00 www.wired.com Normally, the shrubs and grasses of the tundra trap snow in the winter, and keep it from blowing around the landscape. But as temperatures rise, taller shrub species are becoming more abundant, trapping thicker…

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26 Best Cyber Monday Laptop Deals (2020): HP, Apple, Lenovo, Accessories

Scott Gilbertson, Gear Team 2020-11-29 19:00:00 www.wired.com Specs: Intel Core i5 CPU, GTX 1050 GPU, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSDWith a 10th-generation Core i5 processor and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 (3 GB) graphics card, this laptop will handle…

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31 Cyber Monday Phone and Tablet Deals We Love (2020)

Julian Chokkattu, Gear Team 2020-11-29 15:00:47 www.wired.com There are better phones, even at this discounted price (like the Google Pixel 4A 5G), but if you want to stick with Samsung, the A71 5G is solid. It runs well, delivers…

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25 Best Black Friday Headphone and Speaker Deals (2020): Beats, Sonos, Sony

Parker Hall, Gear Team 2020-11-28 06:54:00 www.wired.com The Bose Home Speaker 500 is a fantastic Alexa-powered speaker, but it's more spendy than our other favorite smart speakers. That said, it's a pretty great deal right now, and looks really…

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11 Early Cyber Monday Deals on Earth-Friendly Gear (2020)

Adrienne So, Gear Team 2020-11-28 08:00:00 www.wired.com Enjoying our parks and public lands is how thousands of Americans, including myself, are introduced to wilderness and grow to love it. The Parks Project sells merchandise, works with artists, and raises…

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31 Best Black Friday Laptop Deals (2020): HP, Apple, Lenovo, Accessories

Scott Gilbertson, Gear Team 2020-11-28 04:15:00 www.wired.com With a 10th-generation Core i5 processor and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 (3 GB) graphics card, this laptop will handle popular games without breaking a sweat.Dell G3 15-Inch for $850 ($110 off)Dell StoreSpecs:…

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21 Best Black Friday Deals on Fitness and Outdoors Gear (2020): Weights, Fitness Trackers, and More

Matt Jancer, Gear Team 2020-11-27 22:43:00 www.wired.com Solo Stoves are more efficient wood-burners than traditional campfires, emitting less smoke and leaving less ash behind. We reviewed a similar version recently if you want to learn more, but the Bonfire…

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31 Black Friday Phone and Tablet Deals We Love (2020)

Julian Chokkattu, Gear Team 2020-11-27 18:59:00 www.wired.com Want a stylus with your phone? Samsung makes the best one (nearly the only one). The massive Note 20 Ultra (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a sprawling 6.9-inch screen, and the S Pen…

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