The Anticlimax of the Google Antitrust Suit The justice department's case against Microsoft in the 1990s was much stronger than the one it's concocted against the Mountain View tech giant. wired.com/story/the-anticlimax

Deals. Profits. Lock-in. Behind the DOJ Case Against Google In an antitrust suit, the Justice Department claims the company uses exclusive deals with device makers and browser makers to prop up its near-monopoly on search. wired.com/story/what-google-do

How Video Games Are Saving Those Who Served Veterans with PTSD,  anxiety, and other mental health challenges often find solace in gaming. Research shows it's helpful—and could be used more broadly. wired.com/story/video-games-th

Scientific Journals Are Denouncing Trump. That’s Normal The notion that a split between science and politics must exist is largely a fiction—and one of relatively recent vintage. wired.com/story/scientific-jou

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Review: Apple’s Awkward Middle Child Apple’s $1,000 phone sits in the awkward spot of not quite being the best phone. Nevertheless, it offers compelling upgrades. wired.com/review/apple-iphone-

Apple iPhone 12 Review: Solid, but Don’t Buy It Just for 5G Apple's new iPhone makes a good upgrade if you're ready for your next phone. wired.com/review/apple-iphone-

PC Gaming Doesn't Have to Be More Expensive Than Consoles Don't buy into the myth: If you consider your options carefully, upgrading your desktop doesn't have to empty your wallet. wired.com/story/affordable-pc-

Can Placebos Work—Even When Patients Know They’re Fake? Researchers showed that a saline spray “treatment” reduced people’s emotional distress, even though the study subjects knew the spray wouldn’t do anything. wired.com/story/can-placebos-w

Can Placebos Work—Even When Patients Know They’re Fake? Researchers showed that a saline spray “treatment” reduced people’s emotional distress, even though the study subjects knew the spray wouldn’t do anything. wired.com/story/can-placebos-w

It’s Time to Talk About Covid-19 and Surfaces Again In the early days, we furiously scrubbed, afraid we could get sick from the virus lingering on objects and surfaces. What do we know now? wired.com/story/its-time-to-ta

The Fate of Gig Workers Is in the Hands of California Voters 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. wired.com/story/fate-gig-worke

Is 5G Available for You? Here's How to Find Out Before you jump on that new iPhone or Samsung Galaxy device, maybe make sure 5G is even available or worthwhile where you live. wired.com/story/where-is-5g-av

How Online Extremists Could Interfere With the Election Far-right factions say they're willing to take action to keep President Trump in the White House. The question is whether those actions are viable—or dangerous. wired.com/story/online-extremi

It’s Time to Talk About Covid-19 and Surfaces Again In the early days, we furiously scrubbed, afraid we could get sick from the virus lingering on objects and surfaces. What do we know now? wired.com/story/its-time-to-ta

Six-Word Sci-Fi: A Story About the Next Big Security Leak Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you. wired.com/story/six-word-sci-f

3 Great Gaming Chairs for Any Budget (2020) With high backrests and generous adjustability, these thrones ease the physical strain of epic Doom Eternal sessions while also improving your WFH setup. wired.com/story/3-best-gaming-

What AI College Exam Proctors Are Really Teaching Our Kids Universities are digitally spying on students to make sure they don’t cheat on online tests. A whole generation could be learning to tolerate surveillance. wired.com/story/ai-college-exa

My Roomba Has Achieved Enlightenment To my robovac, hitting a doorjamb and cleaning with dispatch are one and the same. There is no success or failure—these concepts have merged. wired.com/story/roomba-robot-c

Panic's Playdate Is a Retro-Modern Handheld-Gaming Delight Don't be fooled by the old-school design, with springy buttons and a black-and-white screen. It's the Game Boy for the wireless, open-source era. wired.com/story/panics-playdat

Angry Nerd: Stop Turning My Favorite Antiheroes Into Heroes Attention Disney and Netflix: Leave Maleficent and Carmen Sandiego alone. My soul needs villains, those perpetrators of change. wired.com/story/angry-nerd-ant

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