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January 15 2019

“I’m gonna offer you a fist bump,” Tinker Hatfield says, holding out his gloved right hand. He took a tumble off a motorized longboard days before, and while a collegiate pole-vaulting career and a lifetime of skiing taught the 66-year-old[…]

January 15 2019

Diagnosing psychiatric and neurological conditions is tricky. Physicians have long reported that diagnoses are fraught with complications and subtleties. Anywhere from 35 percent to 85 percent of mental health conditions go undetected and undiagnosed, according to the World Health Organization[…]

January 15 2019

When Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg delivered his keynote address at CES in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening, his speech was shaded with prophecy. 5G will change everything, he said. 5G will even power the fourth industrial revolution. Vestberg was hardly[…]

January 14 2019

Best Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga. For the first time in ThinkPad history, it’s going aluminum. Lenovo this week unveiled the new ThinkPad X1 Yoga, ditching the foldable laptop’s usual carbon fiber for a CNC-machined, unibody aluminum chassis. It’s 17[…]

January 14 2019

Tech workers may be new to labor organizing, but they’re learning quickly. When a November walkout by 20,000 Google employees protesting the company’s mishandling of sexual harassment claims led to small changes that fell short of the organizers’ demands, some[…]

January 14 2019

The minute I walked onto the showroom floor at CES, one of the world’s largest consumer trade technology shows, a spokesperson for Philips’ Pregnancy+ app accosted me. “Would you like to experience what it’s like to be a pregnant woman?”[…]

January 14 2019

At Wake Radiology in North Carolina, roughly 50 doctors scrutinize x-rays and other images for local medical providers. Within a few weeks, they should start to get help on some lung CT scans from machine-learning algorithms that highlight potentially cancerous[…]

January 13 2019

A router that’s also a speaker. A mirror that’s also a lamp. A picture frame that charges your smartphone. Welcome to the hybrid gadget revolution! It’s a little bit Swiss Army knife, a little bit Island of Doctor Moreau. Convergences[…]

January 13 2019

You’ve probably heard by now that bees are dying in record numbers. They’re being poisoned by pesticides while urbanization encroaches on bees’ natural habitats, leaving them with fewer places to live and fewer wildflowers to feed on, says Harvard biologist[…]

January 13 2019

We came. We saw. We touched a lot of gadgets. This week was the annual CES, one of the world’s largest consumer electronics show, and WIRED’s team was on the ground covering all of the top tech trends to emerge[…]

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