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Listen to narrated versions of WIRED's biggest stories in the morning, and get an update on the day’s most interesting story from Editor in Chief Nick Thompson in the afternoon.

Listen to narrated versions of WIRED's biggest stories in the morning, and get an update on the day’s most interesting story from Editor in Chief Nick Thompson in the afternoon.

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United States

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Listen to narrated versions of WIRED's biggest stories in the morning, and get an update on the day’s most interesting story from Editor in Chief Nick Thompson in the afternoon.

Language:

English


Episodes

How Will We Preserve Our Privacy and Trace the Virus—Most Interesting Thing in Tech

4/3/2020
Germany says that they will soon launch an app that will use bluetooth to keep track of all the people you are near and to automatically alert you if you have come in close contact with someone who tests positive for Covid-19. And importantly, they say this can be done while protecting your privacy. If that’s truly so: great. I’m skeptical that privacy really can be protected but eager for a system like this. Making it work is going to be one of the challenges of our time for security...

Duration:00:02:56

The U-S hits record unemployment, the federal government is delivering broken ventilators, and China seems to be on the mend. Tech in Two from Wired.

4/3/2020
Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less. Get even more news you can use with the Tech in Two newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.wired.com/tt

Duration:00:02:33

The Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine is On—Most Interesting Thing in Tech

4/2/2020
How can we possibly make a vaccine come more quickly? Would it be ethical to run challenge trials, where volunteers submit to getting the virus as part of a test? A new paper has proposed just that.

Duration:00:04:38

Florida Shelters In Place, France is protecting abuse victims and big tobacco enters the vaccine race. Tech in Two from Wired.

4/2/2020
Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less. Get even more news you can use with the Tech in Two newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.wired.com/tt

Duration:00:02:44

What Inventions Will Solve Climate Change—Most Interesting Thing in Tech

4/1/2020
A few months ago, while we were talking about climate change, one of my children asked: “”If there’s one thing that I could invent that would help, what would it be?” We decided to devote an issue of Wired to this question, and it’s just out now—with essays on battery technology, rice farms, urban design, wind power, and much, much more. The key message: with the right science and tech, we can solve this problem.”

Duration:00:02:13

A CNN anchor tests positive, Trump pulls a bait-and-switch, and hospitals face heartbreaking decisions. Tech in Two from Wired.

4/1/2020
Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less. Get even more news you can use with the Tech in Two newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.wired.com/tt

Duration:00:02:36

Zoom Backlash—Most Interesting Thing in Tech

3/31/2020
Zoom is facing a backlash—over their privacy policies and encryption. It’s now negative story after negative story. It’s clearly a company that cut a few corners while racing to grow fast. Now it’s time for it to slow down and to review its whole tech stack and privacy policies. The world depends on it now, and we all need to completely trust it too.

Duration:00:04:02

Why the US is confronting a mask shortage, Johnson & Johnson is preparing a vaccine and how the U-S can learn from Italy’s mistakes. Tech in Two from Wired.

3/31/2020
Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less. Get even more news you can use with the Tech in Two newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.wired.com/tt

Duration:00:02:10

Amazon and Instacart Hire Hundreds of Thousands—Most Interesting Thing in Tech

3/30/2020
Amazon and Instacart are hiring hundreds of thousands of people. Will those jobs still exist when all this over? Or, put another way, we’re all learning to order everything and get everything delivered now. Will we keep these habits when we’re allowed to go back into stores?

Duration:00:03:17

Unemployment is soaring, New York E-M-S systems are reaching their limits, and more news. Tech in Two from "Wired".

3/27/2020
Unemployment is soaring and outdated software at state offices is compounding the problem. New York E-M-S systems are reaching their limits with COVID-19 calls. New Orleans is facing a virus nightmare and Mardi Gras may be to blame. Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less. Get even more news you can use with the Tech in Two newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.wired.com/tt".

Duration:00:02:22

DIY Face Masks to the Rescue—Most Interesting Thing in Tech

3/26/2020
The inspiring story of three engineers who designed a DIY face shield that’s now being mass produced by Ford. More here: https://www.wired.com/story/tinkerers-created-face-shield-being-used-hospitals/

Duration:00:03:02

Coronavirus Update: The Postal Service's Role in Surviving Doomsday, Why Germany's Death Rate is So Low and More News- Tech in Two

3/26/2020
The USPS has an important role should a mass vaccine for COVID-19 become available, Germany's success limiting coronavirus deaths and what to do with all your spare time at home. Catch up on the most important news today in 2 minutes or less. Get even more news you can use with the Tech in Two newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.wired.com/tt"

Duration:00:02:01

Sister Cities Exchange Masks—Most Interesting Thing in Tech

3/25/2020
The story of Wuxi in China and Toyokawa in Japan, its sister city. In February, Toyokawa sent masks to help fight coronavirus in Wuxi. Now Wuxi is returning the favor. This is the way it’s supposed to work: with resources going to the place of greatest need. And it helps us understand something about how the global economy might eventually recover.

Duration:00:03:11

Coronavirus Update: Kids getting sick, Trump changing his tune, and more - Tech in Two

3/25/2020
A new study looks promising, Trump delivers a dangerous pledge, and 1.3 billion enter lockdown in India. Get even more news you can use with the Tech in Two newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.wired.com/tt

Duration:00:03:29

Blood Serums Provide New Hope for Coronavirus Inoculation and Treatment—Most Interesting Thing in Tech

3/24/2020
We’re learning more about the possibility of using blood from people who have recovered from coronavirus to help protect who haven’t gotten it yet—and possibly to even help patients. There’s a ton of work to do, and many more tests to come. But the research is promising and moving ahead. More here: https://www.wired.com/story/an-old-source-for-potential-new-covid-19-drugs-blood-serum/

Duration:00:03:25

The Coronavirus Update: State shutdowns, stimulus package trouble, and more news - Tech in Two

3/24/2020
More states are issuing shelter in place orders, the stimulus bill is becoming more contentious, and the Tokyo Olympics are in trouble. Get even more news you can use with the Tech in Two newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.wired.com/tt

Duration:00:02:29

Why Robot Jobs Might Not Be So Bad—Most Interesting Thing in Tech

3/23/2020
The pandemic is making clear that there are actually very few jobs that can entirely be done by robots and software. Humans are still necessary for almost everything, which is why the pandemic is grinding economies to a halt. More here: https://www.wired.com/story/robot-jobs-coronavirus/

Duration:00:01:53

How Will Bandwidth Hold Up While We're All Quarantined—Most Interesting Thing in Tech

3/20/2020
"Everyone is starting to worry about bandwidth as the whole world moves to videoconferencing. It's a live issue in Europe, though not yet here. If it becomes one, it could once again open the Pandora's box of net neutrality."

Duration:00:03:42

The Coronavirus Update: Youth in danger, how to clean your stuff, and more - Tech in Two

3/20/2020
Young people aren't as invincible as they might think, the White House is considering phone tracking, and China hit a major (positive) milestone. Sign up for our daily newsletter here: Sign up here: https://www.wired.com/tt

Duration:00:02:53

Could Chloroquine Be the Answer to Treating Coronavirus—Most Interesting Thing in Tech

3/19/2020
There's a lot of excitement in Silicon Valley about chloroquine as a potential treatment for coronavirus. But the paper that's circulating has been overhyped and is a little bit bogus. Still: that doesn't mean we shouldn't experiment and test. And ideally, there will be real data soon. More here: https://www.wired.com/story/an-old-malaria-drug-may-fight-covid-19-and-silicon-valleys-into-it/

Duration:00:03:21