Finally, We Might Be on the Verge of Email Privacy Reform

After years of trying to update an outdated privacy law, a unanimous vote this week signals change may be on the horizon. The post Finally, We Might Be on the Verge of Email Privacy Reform appeared first on WIRED.

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Don’t Put a Crane Outside a Physicist’s Window if You Don’t Want Some Math

With construction next door, I keep seeing physics examples. Here I calculate the torque and forces on a large crane. The post Don’t Put a Crane Outside a Physicist’s Window if You Don’t Want Some Math appeared first on WIRED.

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GDP for the first quarter of 2016 came in at a paltry one-half of one-percent. That sorry showing follows growth of 1.4 percent and 2 percent in the previous two quarters. If such a thing is possible, the already anemic economy is actually getting worse. But even worse than that, the latest GDP numbers reveal a collapse in business investment, the real driver of the economy.
When businesses don’t spend and invest, they don’t hire and cannot offer better-paying jobs. Business investment and wages are two sides of the same mirror. If a company purchases five trucks rather than ten, there are…

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Come on, You Know You Want a Chair Made Out of a 737 Engine

Meet Fallen Furniture, a design outfit run by two brothers in Bath, in the U.K. The post Come on, You Know You Want a Chair Made Out of a 737 Engine appeared first on WIRED.

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<p>Oil market deja vu triggers predictions of a return to $30 crude</p>

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A perverse tax policy helps the rich to save, but doesn’t help the rest of us, Rex Nutting writes.

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The 9 Best New Titles Coming to Netflix This Month

May is an important month for the streaming service: Netflix Originals are about to outnumber standout arrivals of other shows and movies. The post The 9 Best New Titles Coming to Netflix This Month appeared first on WIRED.

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<p>Stocks decline on earnings and consumer spending data</p>

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<p>Stocks fall on earnings and consumer spending data</p>

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Leica’s New Digital Rangefinder Has No LCD Screen, Still Costs $6K

No screen, no menu system, no video, and no JPEGs: For a mere $6,000, the Leica M-D is a high-end throwback. The post Leica’s New Digital Rangefinder Has No LCD Screen, Still Costs $6K appeared first on WIRED.

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<p>U.S. stocks traded more than half a percent lower Friday, the last trading day of the month, as investors eyed earnings, data and currency moves.</p>

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<p></p><p>U.S. stocks traded more than half a percent lower Friday, the last trading day of the month, as investors eyed earnings, data and currency moves.</p>

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Venezuela’s Energy Crisis Is Proof Renewables Aren’t Enough for the US

Scaling up America’s reliance on renewable energy poses problems. What do you do when the sun isn’t shining, the wind isn’t blowing, or the water dries up? The post Venezuela’s Energy Crisis Is Proof Renewables Aren’t Enough for the US appeared first on WIRED.

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