Open Wide for Mouth Tech

A growing number of startups and full-fledged companies are looking to bring their smart technology into your mouth. A toothbrush that uses AI to monitor your brushing, dental floss as a subscription service, wearables for teeth—oral hygiene is a booming business for tech companies, who see dollar signs every time you flash your pearly whites.…

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No, the Wuhan Virus Is Not a ‘Snake Flu’

Sharing data during an outbreak is vital for public health. But it can also lead to sensational, and even spurious, research, like a controversial new paper claiming that people probably picked up a novel coronavirus from snakes.One of the many mysteries behind the outbreak of a new respiratory-tract-attacking virus that’s now infected nearly 650 people…

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Why So Many High-Profile Videogames Have Been Delayed

It’s not every month that four marquee videogames get slapped with big delays. Offering explanations with sterile words like “polish” and “fine tuning,” the studios behind Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel’s Avengers, Dying Light 2, and Final Fantasy VII Remake have all announced that they’re pushing back their games—joining a the ranks of some of this year’s…

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A ‘Captain Marvel’ Sequel Is in the Works

Good day! Welcome to The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of all the biggest pop culture news around. This week’s biggest news so far has been a bit of a grab-bag, spanning everything from Studio Ghibli to Radiohead and of course, streaming services, because in 2020, there’s always something happening with streaming services. Here we go.Marvel Is…

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