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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.

    To Clean Up Comments, Let AI Tell Users Their Words Are Trash

    To Clean Up Comments, Let AI Tell Users Their Words Are Trash

    It won’t solve everything, but a new study suggests real-time automated feedback could help make the internet a less toxic place.

    • 8 min
    Portland’s Face-Recognition Ban Is a New Twist on ‘Smart Cities’

    Portland’s Face-Recognition Ban Is a New Twist on ‘Smart Cities’

    The first big US city to prohibit private businesses from using the technology reflects rising skepticism of new tools and concerns about fairness.

    • 8 min
    The Apocalypse Doesn’t Need an Instagram Filter

    The Apocalypse Doesn’t Need an Instagram Filter

    Plus: Kevin Systrom’s app inspiration, the characteristics of successful CEOs, and Colorado’s disconcerting forecast.

    • 9 min
    A Utah Company Claims It Invented Contact Tracing Tech

    A Utah Company Claims It Invented Contact Tracing Tech

    Blyncsy wants states using Apple and Google technology to pay it $1 per resident. It may not win, but the patent tussle could deter others from adopting apps.

    • 7 min
    Nvidia's Arm Deal Would Make It the Center of the Chip World

    Nvidia's Arm Deal Would Make It the Center of the Chip World

    Combining the two chipmakers would unite leaders in two big tech trends—artificial intelligence and mobile computing.

    • 5 min
    FedEx Will Track Your Packages More Precisely Than Ever

    FedEx Will Track Your Packages More Precisely Than Ever

    A Bluetooth-based system coming this fall will be especially useful for high-value shipments, like medicines or vaccines.

    • 5 min

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