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Neil Gaiman Wishes ‘American Gods’ Wasn’t Quite So Relevant Right Now

The bestselling author says he’d “trade some of the politics and importance for a slightly more comfortable world to live in.” The post Neil Gaiman Wishes American Gods Wasn’t Quite So Relevant Right Now appeared first on WIRED. by Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy
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Security News This Week: Yeah, About That Carrier Steaming Toward North Korea

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Yeah, About That Carrier Steaming Toward North Korea appeared first on WIRED. by Brian Barrett
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Insecure Apps that Open Ports Leave Millions of Smartphones at Risk of Hacking

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan discovered that hundreds of applications in Google Play Store have a security hole that could potentially allow hackers to steal data from and even implant malware on millions of Android smartphones. The University of Michigan team says that the actual issue lies within apps that create open ports — a known problem with computers — on

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Here’s What Comes Next in the Fight to Save Net Neutrality

The FCC this week released the first details of its long-anticipated plan to roll-back Obama-era net neutrality protections. But the fight isn’t over. The post Here’s What Comes Next in the Fight to Save Net Neutrality appeared first on WIRED. by Klint Finley
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What’s Inside the Badass Backpack That’s Saving Lives in South Sudan

Blocked from major operations in South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders deploys caregivers with small backpacks full of medicine on the road to the border. The post What’s Inside the Badass Backpack That’s Saving Lives in South Sudan appeared first on WIRED. by Adam Rogers
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When Should You Replace Your Major Home Appliances?

You probably replace something when it breaks down and no longer works (or repair it if the costs aren’t too high). However, that’s usually not a good strategy for large, expensive appliances in your home that you rely on every single day. Here’s what you should know about the lifespan of most appliances and when they should be replaced.

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Atlas of Reddit’s /r/place makes sense of beautiful chaos

Reddit’s massive /r/place art experiment remains one of the most remarkable collaborative endeavors I’ve ever seen on the internet. Screw you, museums: this is really modern art. It’s dizzying to look at it and try to make sense of the many, many, different references, pictures, flags, and symbols painted into /r/place. Luckily, an enterprising group of people put together an atlas. When Bryan wrote about it, the /r/place canvas was still being worked on. It was one of many April Fool’s gimmicks we’d picked through that day in order to find something that sounded like authentic news. It looked like an amorphous mass…This story continues at The Next Web
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Visual effects expert sells the hell out of old Suzuki in epic YouTube video

Earlier this month, one Eugene Romanovsky posted a YouTube video showing off his 20-year-old Suzuki Vitara. Watch it and be amazed by the capabilities of a 96-horsepower engine: I hope that altered Jurassic Park footage falls under fair use. Of course the top comment is that the commercial must cost more than the car. I checked Kelley Blue Book, the accepted pricing guide for used cars. I used the “Buying this car” option, and put in everything I knew about the car from the commercial, including the power windows. According to the results, a black ’96 Suzuki Sidekick (as it’s…This story continues at The Next Web
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The Fyre Festival: The Fiasco We All Should Have Seen Coming

When the promise of an Instagram hashtag campaign meets real-life disaster, schadenfreude comes easy. But we’re all vulnerable to the power of the filter. The post The Fyre Festival: The Fiasco We All Should Have Seen Coming appeared first on WIRED. by Issie Lapowsky
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