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‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ Review: A Fun Game That Loses Itself Trying to Find You

While it comes close to being an authentic Star Wars experience, the structure of EA’s newest title sabotages that goal. https://media.wired.com/photos/5a0e17ad7d6fd0312d8bba27/master/pass/StarWarsBattlefront-MainArt.jpg Feed: All Latest  More...

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By martin On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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First-ever marijuana overdose death? Let’s review what “potential link” means

Enlarge / Even this baby is annoyed. (credit: Getty | VW Pics) The US Drug Enforcement Administration plainly reports that no death from an overdose of marijuana has ever been reported—a tidbit often repeated More...

By martin On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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Swiss lab develops genetic tool kit to turn any cell into a tumor killer

Enlarge / T cells latch on to a cancer cell before killing it. (credit: NIH) We’ve made some impressive advances toward inducing the immune system to attack cancers. One of these techniques, using CAR-T More...

By martin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Xiaomi’s latest US-ready devices include an action cam

Xiaomi has chosen to focus its efforts on dozens of markets outside the US that very few of its products ever make it stateside. It has slowly been bringing its offerings into the country, though, and has More...

By martin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Robocalls from spoofed Caller IDs may soon be blocked by phone companies

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | vladru) Phone companies are now authorized to be more aggressive in blocking robocalls before they reach customers’ landlines or mobile phones, but you might have to pay More...

By martin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Bitcoin is hitting new highs—here’s why it might not be a bubble

Enlarge (credit: Bullion Vault) In early September, one Bitcoin was worth almost $ 5,000. Then the Chinese government cracked down on cryptocurrency investments, and Bitcoin’s value plunged 40 percent More...

By martin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Tesla’s New Truck, New Roadster, New Lawsuits, and More in the Future of Cars

Plus! Lyft heads to Canada, GM talks electric profits, and more. https://media.wired.com/photos/5a0dfbf18ec26226c230f367/master/pass/PelotonTrucksHP.jpg Feed: All Latest  More...

By martin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Apple’s HomePod speaker isn’t coming out this year

Enlarge / Look at this happy couple enjoying voice commands and high quality audio in their home! (credit: Apple) In a statement to CNBC this morning, Apple said its HomePod smart speaker will be released in More...

By martin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Self-Driving Car Tech Can Help Another Form of Transport: Wheelchairs

Opinion: The technology exists and is even affordable. The primary obstacle is a lack of investment from the tech community. https://media.wired.com/photos/5a0396fd5f0bed3d7bb75901/master/pass/wheelchair-TAFA.jpg Feed: More...

By martin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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NASA’s Next Generation JPSS Satellite Will Scan for Storms Like Never Before

Inside the squeaky-clean room where techs prepare weather instruments for launch. https://media.wired.com/photos/5a09f11d74c62b689459d7c0/master/pass/RaytheonSatellite-HP.jpg Feed: All Latest  More...

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