Hands on with Samsung’s big Good Lock 2020 update

Hands on with Samsung’s big Good Lock 2020 update

Samsung launched Good Lock back when the Galaxy S7 was the latest and greatest, and since then, it’s become a staple of the Samsung experience. Initially allowing users to test new features from future Android updates, Good Lock soon evolved into a tool for tweaking and customizing your Galaxy smartphone just the way you like…

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YouTube Will Police Political Videos More Closely

YouTube Will Police Political Videos More Closely

As the 202016 election begins in earnest with Monday’s Iowa caucuses, YouTube is cracking down on election-related disinformation in an attempt to protect users. Google’s video-sharing site has long had policies barring deceptive practices and engagement manipulation, but in a blog post on Monday, the company specified that the rules would also apply to a…

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Permafrost Is Thawing So Fast, It’s Gouging Holes in the Arctic

Permafrost Is Thawing So Fast, It’s Gouging Holes in the Arctic

It’s perhaps the best known and more worrisome of climate feedback loops: As the planet warms, permafrost—landscapes of frozen soil and rock—begins to thaw. And when it does, microbes consume organic matter, releasing CO2 and methane into the atmosphere, leading to more warming, more thawing, and even more carbon emissions.But here’s something you’ve probably never…

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The New James Bond *No Time to Die* Trailer Is a Metaphor

The New James Bond *No Time to Die* Trailer Is a Metaphor

Hello, dear readers. Welcome to today’s post-Super Bowl edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s culture news roundup. As you might imagine, this latest installment includes a few of the Big Game trailers that dropped during last night’s Super Bowl LIV. There’s also some other cool news about David Byrne and Disney+’s Loki show. Tune in.The New…

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The Eerie Repopulation of the Fukushima Exclusion Zone

The Eerie Repopulation of the Fukushima Exclusion Zone

In March, when cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom, the Japanese leg of the Olympic Torch relay will kick off at a soccer stadium 12 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (yes, that nuclear power plant). A nearby sports complex will also host the Games’ baseball and softball matches. That’s bound to surprise…

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One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack

In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack worldwide. Today, the coalition is issuing its eighth monthly “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists whose press freedoms are being suppressed or whose cases demand…

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