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Why You Should Buy a Cheap Gaming Mouse

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Does your wrist or hand often hurt after work? The problem might be your mouse or trackpad. Wrist pain sucks when all you want to do after work is cook dinner or wind down with a guitar. Years back, I’d come home every day feeling like Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget. My hand hurt like […]

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Is a Luxury Smartwatch Worth the Money?

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When such an object exists, it’s difficult for me to consider spending a similar amount of money on a smartwatch. They may be more utilitarian, but they feel ephemeral. These devices typically use lithium-ion batteries, which quickly degrade over just a few years. You can usually reach out to the manufacturer and have the battery […]

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The GOP Is Mired in Conspiracies—and It’s About to Get Worse

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Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said Thursday that the impeachment inquiry had “poisoned the minds of fanatics,” and he was absolutely right—but not quite in the way that he meant. His comments, aimed at Democrats, instead came across in the hearing as projection, a sad summation of the intellectual rot […]

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Anti-Deepfake Law in California Is Far Too Feeble

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Imagine it’s late October 2020, and that there’s fierce competition for the remaining undecided voters in the presidential election. In a matter of hours, a deepfake video depicting a candidate engaged in unsavory behavior goes viral, and thanks to microtargeting, reaches those who are most susceptible to changing their vote. Deepfakes—the use of AI to […]

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Opinion: Don’t Let a Tech Slowdown Threaten Our Military

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Nothing motivates me more in acquiring weapons for the Air Force than foreign military threats. Stealth fighters, satellite-guided missiles, and silent submarines were once unique US capabilities; now our troops must face them on future battlefields. WIRED OPINION ABOUT Dr. Will Roper is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. […]

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The Perils of Distracted Fighting

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“We lost almost the entire patrol,” said the lieutenant. “It was horrific.” “We walked right into an enemy ambush,” he continued. “They easily picked my men off, one by one, because they were looking at their screens.” Thankfully, the young lieutenant was not describing an actual firefight from Iraq or Afghanistan. It was a recent […]

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Trump’s Ukraine Mess Feels a Little Too Familiar

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Welcome to Ukraine-gate, the latest allegation of corruption in President Donald Trump’s administration and a uniquely confusing chapter in the commander in chief’s tense relationship with the men and women of the US intelligence community. The burgeoning scandal swept into public view 10 days ago with an odd, unexpected Friday night letter from House Intelligence […]

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Extreme-Risk Laws Reduce Gun Violence

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Last December, according to prosecutors, a man outside Seattle posted a video in which he brandished an AR-15 and identified himself as “Active Shooter 327.” The video followed prior online posts referencing attacks on students and Jewish people, and the man had also expressed interest in replicating the 2015 mass shooting by a white supremacist […]

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Red Flag Laws Are Red Herrings of Gun Control

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After 31 people were murdered in back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, last month, President Donald Trump declared, “Mental illness and hatred pulled the trigger. Not the gun.” His claim, a twist on the gun-rights adage that “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” is a popular refrain, with little evidentiary basis. […]

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Cold War Analogies are Warping Tech Policy

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Stock your bunkers, America, we’re back in the Cold War. Or many Cold Wars, it seems. Pundits and politicians alike declaim that we’re locked in a “new Cold War” with China, that we’re in the throes of a “cyber arms race” with the rest of the world, and that Russia’s election interference is, of course, […]