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Gorilla Glass 6 Is More Durable and Built For the Future

There’s no shame in cracking your smartphone’s screen. It happens, especially to the bold and the caseless. Better to focus on all the times it doesn’t happen, those fumbles where the phone hits the floor and bounces back unscathed. For that, you can thank Gorilla Glass, the miracle material found …

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What's Really Behind Apple's New MacBook Pro Keyboard

When Apple introduced its new MacBook Pro last week, it didn’t just infuse it with faster processor and more RAM. It also introduced a new keyboard design, purportedly to make things quieter. But a detailed teardown completed by repair site iFixit Thursday shows a much more likely catalyst: keeping out …

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Post-Prime Day Deals: Dell, Bose, Urbanears

We don’t know about you, but at WIRED, we are exhausted after perusing every spreadsheet and combing the Internet for every last deal after this year’s Amazon Prime Day. Most of you have probably used our unofficial national summer shopping holiday to pick up the noise-canceling headphones or the gaming …

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This Man Tried to Break the World Record for Paper Airplane Flight

On Friday morning, an attempt to make history took flight: John Collins, otherwise known as The Paper Airplane Guy, tried to fly a paper airplane further than any paper airplane has flown before. John and his “arm”—former arena football quarterback Joe Ayoob—had 10 attempts to break the current world record …

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Snap is shutting down Snapcash, its payment service, on August 30th

If you don’t remember Snapcash, don’t worry — on August 30th, Snap will discontinue its peer-to-peer money transfer service that launched at the height of the messaging app’s popularity. Snapcash was announced back in 2014 when Instagram has yet to steal Snap’s users with the disappearing stories format, and Venmo …

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Samsung’s next wireless charger will juice up two devices at once

Samsung is reportedly planning to release a two-in-one charger for its smartphones and the upcoming Galaxy Watch. Packaging for the Wireless Charger Duo has leaked ahead of Samsung’s Unpacked press conference, which will be held at Barclays Center on August 9th. The Wireless Charger Duo box reveals that it’s capable …

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How to Secure Your Accounts With Better Two-Factor Authentication

Hopefully by now you’ve heeded the repeated warnings from your friends and loved ones (and friendly, beloved internet writers) to use two-factor authentication to secure your digital accounts. That’s where access to Facebook or Twitter or your online bank—anything that supports it, really—requires not just a password but also a …

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