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Apple announced a whole lot of new things today

Today’s Apple event had all kinds of updates: a new credit card, a new news subscription, and a new streaming subscription featuring celebrities from Oprah to Steven Spielberg and more. Let’s break down exactly what’s coming:

Apple News +, Apple’s news subscription service:

  • Roughly 300 magazines (including WIRED) within the Apple News App
  • Designed for Apple devices
  • $9.99 (first month free)
  • Family sharing at no extra cost

Apple Card, Apple’s new credit card:

  • Organizes your purchases into trends
  • No late, annual, or international fees
  • 2% cash back on all purchases, 3% on Apple products
  • Available on device and as a physical titanium card

Apple Arcade, Apple’s gaming subscription service:

  • 100 new and exclusive games
  • Offline play for every game
  • Ad-free

Apple TV +, Apple’s network TV and streaming subscription service:

  • Exclusive original shows
  • Ad-free subscription
  • Only pay for the channels you want
  • Downloadable shows

Do you have an Asus computer? You may have been hacked

News broke today that hackers put backdoors into thousands of Asus computers using the company’s own software update platform, meaning there may be malware on your computer if you performed one of these system updates. Here’s more on the hack, and how to check if your computer was affected.

There’s a new cancer treatment strategy being tested, inspired by our old friend Charles Darwin

One of the problems with cancer treatment today is the aggressive and harmful treatments it requires. But what if patients received only as much treatment as needed to keep a tumor in check, without actually going through excessively damaging processes? A team of scientists is using evolutionary science to see if they can pull it off.

Cocktail Conversation

Climate change is real, and it’s happening now. It used to be that the majority of the population didn’t believe that, or blissfully chose to ignore it, but in recent years awareness and worry have grown dramatically. The problem now is “peak indifference,” a phenomenon that happens when people believe a problem may be too big to solve. Now that most of the country believes in the problem of climate change, how do we make them believe there’s a solution?

WIRED Recommends: Fitness Trackers

If your exercise wasn’t properly recorded, did you really even exercise? There are all kinds of fitness trackers out there, but it can be hard to find the exact right one for you. That’s why we put together this handy guide to steer you to the best tracker for your personal interests.

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