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A helicopter flight over Mars? NASA wants to try it

Later this week, NASA plans to launch its fourth Mars rover, Perseverance, on a six-month trip to the Red Planet. Perseverance starts a mission to collect samples of Martian dirt that may have traces of old life so that another mission can bring them back to Earth later this decade. It will also carry a payload that has never been …

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The centuries-long history of racism in surveillance technology

With Simone Browne wrote her book Dark Matters: About Monitoring Blackness In 2015, her goal was to position the invention of contemporary surveillance technologies as “not outside the social and historical education of slavery”. Browne’s book helped inform our next episode of the Get WIRED podcast: lead author Sidney Fussell recently had a WIRED interview with Brown about surveillance after …

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Some countries have reopened schools. What did you learn about children and Covid?

Other countries, such as Israel, opened schools at the same time that restrictions on surrounding communities were lifted in May, resulting in Covid-19 outbreaks that infected 1,335 Israeli students and 691 employees on July 15. In Israel, schools were reopened without masking or social distance rules were followed The Wall Street Journaland allowed up to 40 students per class, unlike …

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Alleged images of 5.4-inch iPhone 12 display panels on Weibo

At the weekend, pictures appeared on the Chinese social media platform Weibo, which supposedly show billboards for Apple’s upcoming “iPhone 12” lineup. The pictures also appeared briefly Slashleaks before being removed on Monday. The photos show what several packed rows of smartphone panels look like from the assembly line. The panels have the same notch size as the iPhone 11, …

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Serial Leaker Jon Prosser Pegs New iMac for the start in August

Serial lover Jon Prosser has tried to suppress sketchy rumors that Apple could launch a new iMac this week. Rumors of the upcoming launch of an Intel-based “iMac” with unchanged design surfaced over the weekend, but came from Twitter accounts with no track record for accurate leaks. In a tweet that replied to a news story about the rumors, Prosser …

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OnePlus Nord Review: An affordable phone with 6 good cameras

In 2015, the young brand OnePlus launched the OnePlus X, an affordable phone with medium specifications. It didn’t sell well. His fanatical and tech-savvy customers asked for flagship specs, or at least OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei tells me. “I thought back then that the OnePlus X didn’t really appeal to them,” he says. Since then, OnePlus hasn’t offered a phone …

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The clever psychology behind the magician’s card tricks

Take a card every card. It is a staple of traditional magic tricks. However, if you choose the three diamonds, the magician may have “prepared” you to select this card without being aware of it. This is because certain subtle verbal and gestural cues can subconsciously affect decision making, according to a recent article published in the Proceedings of the …

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The best tarot card apps: learn to read tarot at home

Even the most talented among us won’t be tarot experts overnight. It takes much the practice of not only learning what each card represents, but interpreting what cards mean together based on the person and the question at hand. Start slowly and let the process enjoy. Keep a diary to write about your tarot readings. It will help you learn …

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9 tips to keep your cloud storage safe

With cloud storage Now we are so tightly integrated into desktop and mobile operating systems that we all synchronize more data in and out of the cloud than ever before: our photos, videos, documents, passwords, music and more. Of course, accessing all of your data anywhere and from any device has many advantages, but it opens the door for other …

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