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Yesterday — October 21st 2019Wired

Microsoft's Secured-Core PC Feature Protects Critical Code

By Lily Hay Newman
The “secured-core PC” feature for Windows looks to head off firmware hacks.

A New Crispr Technique Could Fix Almost All Genetic Diseases

By Megan Molteni
A less error-prone DNA-editing method could correct many more harmful mutations than was previously possible.

*Joker* Could Become the Biggest R-Rated Movie of All Time

By Angela Watercutter
Also, production on Netflix's *Cowboy Bebop* has been delayed due to an injury on set. 

Star Wars News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' Will Address the Toxic Rey-Kylo Relationship

By Graeme McMillan
Also, “Jedi” is now in the Oxford English Dictionary, and more 'Star Wars' rumors and news.

Andrew Yang Wants a Thorium Reactor by 2027. Good Luck, Buddy

By Daniel Oberhaus
The presidential candidate backs a type of reactor that promises cleaner, safer nuclear energy. But it may not be the best way to ditch fossil fuels.

The Bizarre Aye-Aye Isn’t Giving Us the Finger After All

By Matt Simon
The primate uses its long middle finger to fish for grubs. But scientists just discovered its “pseudothumb,” meaning it's got six digits, not five.

Today’s Cartoon: Don’t Feed the Robot

By WIRED Cartoons
Robot vacuums can help clean plates, too.

These Startups Are Building Tools to Keep an Eye on AI

By Tom Simonite
The software can help developers constrain their creations so they don't make bad decisions.

Inside Apple’s High-Flying Bid to Become a Streaming Giant

By Peter Rubin
With Ron Moore’s space-race drama “For All Mankind”, Apple is betting on marquee names and lush production to get its TV+ service off the ground. Can it achieve orbit?

So Long, Supply Drops: *Call of Duty* Ditches Loot Boxes

By Kyle Orland, Ars Technica
In the upcoming *Modern Warfare*, players will have to unlock all weapons and attachments through gameplay. 

Trump's Pelosi Tweet Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

By Graeme McMillan
The president’s attack didn’t quite go over as planned. Also, Lady Gaga wants to know what Fortnite is.

Cars Aren't Going Anywhere, and More Transportation News This Week

By Aarian Marshall
Plus, we investigate a new, tiny jet engine for cargo-touting drones, and check out Volvo's first electric car. 

6 Best Camera Accessories for Android and iPhone (2019)

By Jess Grey
Assemble a photo studio you can carry in a backpack or messenger bag.

Computers Are Learning to Read—But They're *Still* Not So Smart

By John Pavlus
A tool called BERT can now outperform us on advanced reading-comprehension tests. It's also revealed how far AI has to go.

How to Control the Privacy of Your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat Posts

By David Nield
Whether it's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat, lock down who can see what you're up to.

The Beats Powerbeats Pro Are $50 Off Right Now

By Adrienne So
Our favorite wireless workout buds are down to $250 to $200 right now.
Before yesterdayWired

Space Photos of the Week: Reading the Universe in Infrared

By Shannon Stirone
Telescopes that see things in a different spectrum show us the hidden secrets of the stars. 

Stan Lee's *A Trick of Light* Explores the Internet's Dark Side

By Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
The superhero novel was one of the Marvel Comics co-creator's final projects. 

WeWork’s Failure is SoftBank’s Day Of Reckoning

By Leonard Sherman
Opinion: Venture capitalists need to take stock of reality after all the blitzscaling.

All Hail the Blob, the Smart Slime Mold Confounding Science

By Matt Reynolds, WIRED UK
A Parisian zoo has opened an unusual new exhibit: a blob of slime mold with almost 720 sexes.