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Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's Business stories, including the latest on blockchain, crypto, startups, telecoms, national affairs, and tech culture.

Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's Business stories, including the latest on blockchain, crypto, startups, telecoms, national affairs, and tech culture.

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Narrators read our favorite written stories. You can listen to them anywhere, including on your smart speaker. Play for audio versions of WIRED's Business stories, including the latest on blockchain, crypto, startups, telecoms, national affairs, and tech culture.

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English


Episodes

Why Just Zoom When You Can Bend Reality?

11/24/2020
Plus: The rise of desktop publishing, the legal fate of the Trumps, and a mix-up for the ages.

Duration:00:07:23

What Happened to the Deepfake Threat to the Election?

11/23/2020
Lawmakers and researchers had warned that videos altered using AI could disrupt the 2020 vote. But they didn't turn out to be a problem.

Duration:00:07:53

Apps Are Now Putting the Parole Agent in Your Pocket

11/20/2020
The pandemic has stirred interest in smartphone software for remotely monitoring parolees and people on probation. But the approach has raised alarms.

Duration:00:10:51

The US Government Will Pay Doctors to Use These AI Algorithms

11/19/2020
The artificial intelligence programs can diagnose eye disease in diabetics and complications in stroke patients.

Duration:00:07:39

These Factory Robots May Point the Way to 5G’s Future

11/18/2020
Manufacturing, mining, and delivery firms, among others, are exploring building their own high-speed wireless networks with the new standard.

Duration:00:06:31

Who’s Still Covered by California’s Gig Worker Law?

11/17/2020
Uber and Lyft led a ballot measure that exempts them from AB 5. But millions of janitors, retail workers, and others are still covered by the statute.

Duration:00:05:38

With Its Own Chips, Apple Aims to Define the Future of PCs

11/16/2020
Intel processors are on their way out, replaced by home-grown designs, which will give the Mac maker more control of its destiny.

Duration:00:06:32

The Future of McDonald's Is in the Drive-Thru Lane

11/13/2020
The fast food chain is radically rethinking what the Golden Arches experience looks like, from a new loyalty program to more high-tech drive-thrus.

Duration:00:07:08

One Clear Message From Voters This Election? More Privacy

11/12/2020
Ballot measures were approved in California to restrict commercial use of user data and in Michigan to require warrants for searches of electronic information.

Duration:00:07:19

With $200 Million, Uber and Lyft Write Their Own Labor Law

11/11/2020
Following a well-funded campaign, California voters approved Proposition 22—allowing gig economy companies to keep treating workers as independent contractors.

Duration:00:06:09

It's Hard to Escape Facebook's Vortex of Polarization

11/10/2020
Suggesting other news sources only reinforces users' political beliefs. Another study finds that quitting the social media giant leaves people less informed.

Duration:00:08:04

WFH or Work at the Office—More Tech Employees Can Now Choose

11/9/2020
The “hybrid workplace” is Silicon Valley’s latest buzzword, as tech companies start giving people more options for how and when and where they get stuff done.

Duration:00:09:03

To Save the Planet, Get More EVs in Used Car Lots

11/6/2020
To reduce carbon emissions, electric vehicles need to stay on the road as long as possible. That means developing a robust trade in second-hand cars.

Duration:00:05:56

The Left and the Right Speak Different Languages—Literally

11/5/2020
A study analyzed patterns in online comments and found liberals and conservatives use different words to express similar ideas.

Duration:00:05:10

How an Algorithm Blocked Kidney Transplants to Black Patients

11/4/2020
A formula for assessing the gravity of kidney disease is one of many that is adjusted for race. The practice can exacerbate health disparities.

Duration:00:06:40

How Police Can Crack Locked Phones—and Extract Information

11/3/2020
A report finds 50,000 cases where law enforcement agencies turned to outside firms to bypass the encryption on a mobile device.

Duration:00:05:49

Why Is Everyone Building an Electric Pickup Truck?

11/2/2020
Tesla has the Cybertruck, GM a $113,000 Hummer, and Ford an electric F-150. And then there are the startups.

Duration:00:04:42

Give These Apps Some Notes and They'll Write Emails for You

10/30/2020
Entrepreneurs are building tools that create emails or marketing copy using GPT-3, text-generation technology released earlier this year.

Duration:00:07:22

Companies Are Rushing to Use AI—but Few See a Payoff

10/29/2020
A study finds that only 11 percent of firms that have deployed artificial intelligence are reaping a “sizable” return on their investments.

Duration:00:07:02

The Fate of Gig Workers Is in the Hands of California Voters

10/28/2020
A ballot measure would create a new classification for people who have been contractors. Uber and Lyft threaten to leave the state if it fails.

Duration:00:08:11