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WIRED Tech in Two

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Listen to narrated versions of WIRED’s biggest stories in the morning, and get an update on the day’s most interesting story from Editor in Chief Nick Thompson in the afternoon.


WHO and Wikipedia Team Up—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 22 • 2 min
The World Health Organization has a new partnership with Wikipedia to get out truthful, trusted information about the pandemic. This is an extraordinary milestone for a wonderful website that used to be full of lies and nonsense… including the entry for…
Covid-19 mortality rates decrease, a UK company announces a controversial human challenge trial, and the virus’s spread continues to accelerate across the US – Tech in Two
Oct 22 • 2 min
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The Collapse of Quibi—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 21 • 3 min
Quibi has collapsed! It was a promising service; it had terrific tech. But its failure has some important lessons for the industry.
It’s time to talk about Covid-19 and surfaces again – Tech in Two
Oct 21 • 2 min
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The DOJ’s Antitrust Case Against Google—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 20 • 4 min
The DOJ finally unveils its anti-trust case against Google. Here are the details. Here’s more on the case: https://www.wired.com/story/what-google-does-illegally-according-doj/. And here’s the official complaint:…
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is about to touch an asteroid- Tech in Two
Oct 20 • 1 min
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Why It’s a Good Thing That Joe Biden is Very Offline—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 19 • 2 min
Joe Biden just doesn’t inspire an online fanbase. He doesn’t have passionate supporters, unlike so many other successful politicians. And that says something actually positive about the future of American democracy. More here:…
Treatment and vaccine trials are halted, the US forges ahead with its decentralized response, and new revelations about American society and institutions underscore the deadly toll of the virus- Tech in Two
Oct 19 • 3 min
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The Rise of Digital Doping—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 16 • 2 min
Digital doping—the sneaky use of AI, or bots, to make us appear more powerful digitally than we really are. It may be starting in cycling, but it’s going to spread. More here: https://www.wired.com/story/what-digital-doping-means-esports-everything-else/.
Prime Day may be over, but there are still deals to take advantage of – Tech in Two
Oct 16 • 1 min
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Facebook and Twitter Both Take Pointed Aim at Misinformation—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 15 • 3 min
Twitter and Facebook both took action when a news story that seemed potentially like a misinformation campaign started to go viral. This got them both in a lot of trouble! And it probably drove more people to the original story. But honestly, though…
The iPhone 12 ships without a charger. Will it really help curb e-waste?- Tech in Two
Oct 15 • 1 min
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Coronavirus Accelerates Digital Authoritarianism—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 14 • 2 min
Sadly, it seems that the coronavirus has accelerated the decline in freedom online in many places around the world—-and led to ever more digital authoritarianism. More here: https://www.wired.com/story/internet-freedom-covid-19-2020/.
New York tries targeted lockdowns, India tops seven million cases, and monoclonal antibodies may be a boon for science and yet a challenge for public health- Tech in Two
Oct 14 • 2 min
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Apple Announces the iPhone 12—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 13 • 3 min
Apple has new phones. And the big launch event/infomercial was an important milestone in the development of 5G, AR, and, ideally, phones that are shatter-proof enough that we don’t have to encase their beautiful narrow borders in massive ugly rubber…
Trump’s ‘miracle cure’ for Covid Is a logistical nightmare- Tech in Two
Oct 13 • 2 min
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Hackers Could Stop a Tesla In Its Tracks—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 12 • 2 min
New research shows a dark but clever way to hack autonomous cars, or at least make them stop on highways. There are important lessons to be learned from this—but I dearly hope these kinds of hacks don’t slow this industry down. More here:…
AI Listens In to Sales Calls—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 9 • 2 min
New software that uses AI to determine how efficient sales people are, and how they can do better. It’s slightly creepy—and very useful. And it’s a reminder that the coronavirus is pushing technological innovation forward, even as it creates chaos in so…
Early Amazon Prime Day deals and tips- Tech in Two
Oct 9 • 1 min
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Facebook’s Plan to Suspend Political Ads—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 8 • 4 min
Facebook is going to ban political ads after the election. Why? The reasons are more complicated and interesting than you might think. It’s not about money, at least not in a direct way since political ads are a miniscule portion of FB’s business.…
President Trump halts stimulus talks, the FDA releases vaccine approval guidelines, and doctors investigate the link between Covid-19 and diabetes- Tech in Two
Oct 8 • 2 min
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The Brutal New Antitrust Report—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 7 • 4 min
The House has released a brutal new report on anti-trust. It takes the big tech companies to task and lays out, with damning new documents and brutal evidence, the dangers to American capitalism of having so much market power accumulate in so few…
A dangerous year in America enters its most dangerous month- Tech in Two
Oct 7 • 2 min
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Facebook Bans QAnon—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 6 • 2 min
Facebook has just banned Qanon. This is an escalation in the company’s efforts to combat the spread of the conspiracy theory. But it won’t be easy to carry out because Qanon means so many different things.
Tracing Covid’s path to the president presents challenges, infection rates rise across the US, and an Excel glitch in England causes massive underreporting - Tech in Two
Oct 6 • 2 min
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Uncle Sam Turns to Twitch—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 5 • 3 min
The US military’s recruiting on Twitch has become deeply controversial. But honestly, I’m totally fine with it: unless we’re going to abolish the military, or change from a volunteer force, it makes sense to let there be recruitment where young, smart,…
Coronavirus Update: President Trump tests positive, new contact tracing developments -Tech in Two
Oct 5 • 2 min
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How Hospitals and AI Can Work Together—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 2 • 2 min
Sometimes the most important thing in AI isn’t how well a technology system works—it’s how well it is integrated with existing systems and how easy it is to understand. Here’s a fascinating story about that phenomenon, a hospital, and a program to…
Anthony Fauci has some very good reasons to be optimistic – Tech in Two
Oct 2 • 2 min
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Big Vaccine Questions—Most Interesting Thing in Tech
Oct 1 • 5 min
I have a series of questions about the potential coronavirus vaccine. First, which vaccine candidate will come first, and what will the consequences of that particular vaccine be? Second, how will having an effective vaccine on the market change the way…