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New headphones stimulate brain to release pleasure hormone

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What if the next generation Samsung battery fully charge in 12 minutes?

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These may be the first images of the Galaxy S9

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Even though Facebook’s massive success will likely continue unabated after this week’s Congressional hearings, things are going to be very different for the social networking company in the future. One of the most impactful things this week’s hearings did was expose millions of Americans to the depth and scope of Facebook’s data collection efforts. The …

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We post a few deals a week here on the WIRED Gear team, but today is an exciting day. We nabbed an exclusive deal on one of our favorite portable battery chargers from RAVPower. In addition, we’ve got a number of solid discounts on a bunch of PCs and tech devices from the experts at …

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We’re incredibly optimistic about the Switch’s future and believe it sets a new standard for game systems. But since it’s so new, there aren’t a ton of killer deals yet. But at $300, it’s still roughly as cheap as a PS4 or Xbox One, and a lot more portable. If you don’t own one yet, …

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In 2014, a researcher named Alexander Kogan created a personality quiz that 270,000 Facebook users would go on to install. From those downloads alone, he was able to harvest the personal information of up to 87 million people, according to Facebook’s most recent estimate. He then passed that data along to Trump-affiliated political firm Cambridge …

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If we keep talking about it, that’s because we’re excited: This week, the HTC Vive Pro headset is out! For a cool $800, you too can roam around an enormous VR display that is a mindboggling 10 x 10 meters wide, enjoying your integrated headphones, clearer display, and sweet, sweet wireless-ness. However, we’d be remiss …

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There’s a new push in the industry toward computers that are always connected and don’t need Wi-Fi. They also have insane battery life and exceedingly thin hardware profiles. Sounds like an iPad right? Or maybe a phone? Correct; These devices have mobile processors in them. Microsoft and its partners are bringing these mobile-like computers, called …

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Back in the days of dialup internet, it was commonplace to build your own computer. Instead of walking into a Best Buy or logging onto Dell’s website to shop for a complete unit, you’d assemble a desktop PC yourself using standardized, commodity parts purchased either online or at a store specializing in computer components. These …

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Smart speakers are fun to have around. You can tell them what songs to play, ask ’em for the weather, or have them control any smart appliances you have around the house. Unfortunately, they’re often pricey. This week, we spotted a few speakers bucking the trend. Best Buy, Jet, and Amazon are holding a few …

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John Collins knows how to make a piece of paper go the distance. In 2012, he set the world record for the farthest flight for a paper aircraft. Collins, who’s known as “The Paper Airplane Guy,” has written a new book offering instructions for folding not only his record-setting design, but stunt planes that do …

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Sometimes, through no fault of your own—or possibly because you were doing something stupid—fate dictates that you should lose the use of your “good hand.” Hopefully this is just a temporary situation, like an injury that puts your arm in a sling. Of course, many are not as lucky and suffer a permanent loss. In …

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