• December 5, 2021

Urbanista Los Angeles Review: Solar-Powered Headphones That Actually Work

“Infinite” is a tricky one, isn’t it? Something’s either infinite or it isn’t. So when Urbanista describes its Los Angeles wireless noise-canceling over-ear headphones as having “virtually infinite” playtime, that’s basically the same as saying the Los Angeles don’t have infinite playtime. Although, to be fair to Urbanista, the Los Angeles get a lot closer…

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People Should Drink Way More Recycled Wastewater

But if you’re able to recycle water on a large scale, you’ve got a powerful hedge against drought. “That’s an extraordinarily reliable supply, being able to access that flow of wastewater, clean it up, and then use it to offset the need for other supplies,” says Michael Kiparsky, director of the Wheeler Water Institute at…

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12 Early Black Friday Deals at Best Buy (With a Special Perk)

Early holiday shopping is smart, but this year, it might be vital in making sure your gifts arrive on time. But what if you’re trying to save money by waiting until Black Friday? Well, Best Buy is offering an Early Black Friday sale full of discounts on gear WIRED reviewers recommend.  There are quite a…

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This Program Can Give AI a Sense of Ethics—Sometimes

Delphi taps the fruits of recent advances in AI and language. Feeding very large amounts of text to algorithms that use mathematically simulated neural networks has yielded surprising advances. In June 2020, researchers at OpenAI, a company working on cutting-edge AI tools, demonstrated a program called GPT-3 that can predict, summarize, and auto-generate text with…

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The Best Amazon Fire Tablet (2021): Which Model Should You Buy?

The Kids Edition versions are exactly the same as the regular Fire tablets, except they come with a rugged case and a two-year worry-free guarantee, which means Amazon will replace the tablet for free if your kids break it. It also comes with one year of Amazon Kids+, offering access to kid-friendly movies, books, games,…

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Don’t Expect That New PS5 or Ebike to Arrive by the Holidays

MC: Nice. What’s it all about? Wheel of Time. AS: It’s been a while. It’s another “the One” story. There’s like the world is ending, there’s one dude who’s been reborn and we got to find him, we’re going to get him. So I’ve just summed up all 14 books for you, like spoil it,…

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14 Great Deals From Target’s Early Holiday Sale

November is when it’s time to bundle up, make plans for whichever holidays you and yours celebrate, and most importantly, make sure any gift shopping you need to do gets done before it’s too late. With shipping delays and shortages, getting in early is your best bet. Target is having an early holiday sale, and…

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The Case for Reopening Schools

A more rational concern—also cited by these governors—addresses the possibility that asymptomatic schoolchildren could end up passing the virus to their teachers, parents, or other adults. But even here the balance of existing evidence suggests this worry is largely unfounded. “Children under 10 are less likely to get infected than adults, and if they get…

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How We’ll Learn to Sing Together When We’re Far Apart

The story about the chorus landed like a punch. On March 10, 55 singers, none of whom had any symptoms of Covid-19, crowded into a Presbyterian church in Mount Vernon, Washington, for their weekly rehearsal. By the end of the month, more than three-quarters of the group had tested positive for coronavirus, and two were…

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Netflix’s ‘Have a Good Trip’ Celebrates Psychedelics

Carrie Fisher had a psychedelic-induced encounter with a talking acorn. Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann recalls the time he dropped too much acid and his cymbals began melting mid-set, forcing him to leave the stage. Ben Stiller admits he only dropped acid once and had such a bad trip that he called his parents, Jerry…

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