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In This American Revolution, Even the Oscars Have a Role

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes,…

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U.S. Eases Restrictions on Private Remote-Sensing Satellites

Later this month, satellite-based remote-sensing in the United States will be getting a big boost. Not from a better rocket, but…

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Inside the Plot To Kill the Open Technology Fund

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VICE News: [The Open Technology Fund is a U.S. government-funded nonprofit, which is…

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‘Westworld’ creators are developing a ‘Fallout’ TV series for Amazon – TechCrunch

“Fallout,” the post-apocalyptic video game franchise published by Bethesda Softworks, is being turned into a TV series by Kilter Films,…

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Hong Kong: Defiance and fear after China-backed national security law takes hold

While they were nowhere near the size of previous July 1 protests, there was disruption and disorder in at least…

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Trump’s bond with veterans starts to fracture over Russian bounty plot

Photograph: Carlos Barría/Reuters Military veterans helped sweep Donald Trump to power in 2016, turning out in swing states like Ohio…

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With Hong Kong security law, China writes broad international powers for itself

Equally striking in China’s move was the realpolitik logic underlying the new law: It signaled that China sees no need…

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Russia reforms: Will Putin rule Russia forever?

Russians are voting on a series of sweeping changes to the constitution that would allow Vladimir Putin to stay in…

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How to Make Smartphones Last Longer

For different types of gadgets, your battery mileage may vary. Generally, a smartphone battery will last about two years, and…

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Where Should Covid-19 Vaccines Be Tested? It’s a Moving Target

A word about how clinical trials work. Candidate vaccines and potential drugs spend years progressing through lab studies, then animal…