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White hat hacker Ben Caudill is halfway through his sandwich when he casually reaches over to his iPhone, swipes the screen a few times, then holds it up to me. “Is that you?” he asks. It is, but nobody was supposed to know. He’s showing me one...
From: Wired | By: Kevin Poulsen | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Anonymity online is as precious as it is problematic. This company may have the solution....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Is there great new music coming out this week that's not about Ferguson? Of course there is. But sometimes it's good to take a step back and remember what music can be used for....
From: Wired | By: Peter Rubin | Friday, August 22, 2014
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We're not going to pretend that anything on television this week was as must-see as the coverage of what's been happening in Ferguson, Missouri. But if you feel like watching something more fun after taking in these clips discussing America's reaction...
From: Wired | By: Jordan Crucchiola | Friday, August 22, 2014
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In the near decade that's passed since director Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller brought the Miller's noir comic Sin City to the big screen, filmmaking technology has gotten better, comic book movies have become an official Big Deal, and 3-D has become...
From: Wired | By: Angela Watercutter | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The risk posed to aircraft by airborne volcanic ash is as bad as ever, but airlines are better equipped to spot and avoid trouble---and save money---than they were four years ago....
From: Wired | By: Alex Davies | Friday, August 22, 2014
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With both the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S, Samsung has managed to stand out in a sea of lookalike tablets. Even more impressive, they’ve managed to do it without resorting to ridiculous gimmicks....
From: Wired | By: Tim Moynihan | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The new internal design Courtesy of Bernhard Gehring In August, Goodyear launched a new blimp—and it can do a lot more than cruise over the Super Bowl. This dirigible incorporates some of the innovations that airship makers have been promising for...
From: Wired | By: Danielle Venton | Friday, August 22, 2014
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It's that time again. Tomorrow doesn't just mark the arrival of a new season of Doctor Who, it also sees the arrival of a whole new Doctor as well. Ahead of the first episode of Peter Capaldi's reign as everyone's favorite Time Lord, here are six things...
From: Wired | By: Graeme McMillan | Friday, August 22, 2014
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ATLANTA—Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol have recovered. The two American aid workers, who since early August had been receiving treatment for Ebola at Emory University Hospital, are being released—hospital officials in Atlanta cited multiple clean...
From: Wired | By: Betsy Mason | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Here's the first thing I learned when riding a pair of RocketSkates: 12mph might seem slow, but strap a pair of motorized roller skates to your feet and that speed becomes instantly terrifying....
From: Wired | By: Tim Moynihan | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The marathon to end all marathons is upon us, but your DVR only has so much space. Thankfully we've devised this handy guide—based on IMDB user ratings, cult status, and recommendations from the show's staff—so you don't get buried....
From: Wired | By: Mark Yarm | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Researchers created visual and DNA analysis of how anoles regenerate their tails....
From: Wired | By: Nick Stockton | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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I have a confession: I don’t know how to use YouTube. Not that I don’t know how to upload a video, or watch one, or even embed one in a blog post. I don’t know how to use YouTube to find anything I’d actually want to watch. No doubt, it’s a...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Wohlsen | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The female caller was frantic. Why, she asked 911 dispatchers, hadn’t paramedics arrived to her home? She’d already called once to say her husband was writhing on the floor in pain. “Hurry up!,” she’d pleaded, as she gave the operator her address....
From: Wired | By: Kim Zetter | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Findery, from Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, is betting big on in-depth location-based content. It's part of a new wave of companies who think mobile and social users want more substance....
From: Wired | By: Ryan Tate | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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When everything is available on demand, we've entered the days of future past. Tavis Coburn When I was a kid, I'd walk out the front door every Tuesday and bring in glass bottles of fresh milk from our porch. Then supermarkets and single-use containers...
From: Wired | By: Mat Honan | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Everyone loves George Takei. Well, almost everyone. Maybe not William Shatner. Or same-sex marriage opponents. Whatever. Most people who like Star Trek or solid Facebook jokes love George Takei. And thanks to a new documentary, they'll get to know (and...
From: Wired | By: Angela Watercutter | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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This week's trailers are light on dialogue, but heavy on mood. Yes, Community and Kevin Smith have a lot to say, but other than that, we've got a handful of global offerings—and a Jason Reitman movie—that prefer to traffic in ambiance instead of...
From: Wired | By: Jordan Crucchiola | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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World War I was shaped by the new vehicles developed during the four years of conflict. A century after the start of the war, we’re looking back at the most remarkable vehicles—the planes, cars, tanks, ships, and zeppelins—it helped bring about....
From: Wired | By: Jordan Golson | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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If all the crappy photos of the moon were printed out and stacked them on top of one another, they would reach to the moon and back. For something that (1) does not emit its own light and (2) begs to have its picture taken, the moon is surprisingly hard...
From: Wired | By: Tim Moynihan | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Why has Sony's game console sold 10 million units so quickly? Let's take a look at a few potential explanations....
From: Wired | By: Chris Kohler | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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A new study published today in PLOS One shows that golden orb weaver spiders living near heavily urbanized areas in Sydney, Australia tend to be bigger, better fed, and have more babies than those living in places less touched by human hands....
From: Wired | By: Nick Stockton | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Twitter plans to suspend any accounts spreading graphic imagery from a video that appears to show photojournalist James Foley being beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The biggest change is that people can now dip into their camera rolls and use existing videos they've recorded for Vines....
From: Wired | By: Mat Honan | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Two years ago, a blogger named Jonathan Corbett published a YouTube video that seemed to show a facepalm-worthy vulnerability in the TSA’s Rapiscan full-body X-ray scanners: Because metal detected by the scanners appeared black in the images the scanners created,...
From: Wired | By: Andy Greenberg | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Felix Pfäffli We see the middle-aged man crouching in pain, alone. His clothes are torn, and one eye is swelling shut, but his fists are clenched. He is a hero. He is the Batman, as drawn by Frank Miller, and he is on the T-shirt that Frank Miller is...
From: Wired | By: Wired Magazine | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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There are infinite uses for the mobile phone. At any given moment it can act as a camera, a game console, a GPS, and, of course, a telephone. But Max Perelman wants to add one more function to the ever-growing list....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Think Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss' new film The One I Love looks like another rom-com? Think again....
From: Wired | By: Scott Pierce | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The Alpha a5100 is a direct descendent of the original NEX-5, which is the camera’s great great grandfather. It looks like a worthy successor, too....
From: Wired | By: Tim Moynihan | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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It's cliche to gripe about style over substance, but that's CounterSpy's problem in a nutshell....
From: Wired | By: Matt Peckham | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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If you’re a millennial like me, you remember the Nickelodeon show Are You Afraid of the Dark?, in which kids sit around a campfire (or flickering stage lights or whatever), taking turns giving each other anxiety disorders with scary stories. The title...
From: Wired | By: Matt Simon | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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McLaren is running a program for super-wealthy car lovers who want to learn how to race like a pro....
From: Wired | By: Alex Davies | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Before launch, this long-running Fox series looked like a disaster waiting to happen: a weekly drama that recasts Sherlock Holmes as a doctor, except he's a modern-day American as played by that guy who used to hang out with Stephen Fry all the time?...
From: Wired | By: Graeme McMillan | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Every year, we see cars get smarter and more capable of driving themselves. Even some down-market models are now loaded with cameras and radars so they can watch the road for themselves. That allows them to do things like stay in their line on the highway,...
From: Wired | By: Jordan Golson | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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I confess: I’m a multitool addict. And really, what self-respecting person could resist a dozen highly functional utensils engineered to fit inside one compact, space-efficient package? Whether you’re into camping, cycling or cocktails, there’s...
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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This week, the hosts discuss social media in the context of current events and Mat's latest Facebook experiment....
From: Wired | By: Gadget Lab Staff | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Wrapup and analysis of this week's news is the order of the day on the latest Game|Life podcast....
From: Wired | By: Chris Kohler | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Summer vacation is over for Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel and the boys, and the Formula 1 season resumes this weekend at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. Spa isn’t just one of the most famous tracks in motorsports (with one of the...
From: Wired | By: Jordan Golson | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Zombie ants, the ghostly slaves of a mind-controlling fungus seen creeping around places like South America for years, have now been spotted in the United States. But don’t panic—they’ve probably been here all along, and we only just now noticed....
From: Wired | By: Matt Simon | Friday, August 22, 2014
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When Coin released the first video of its über credit card, the response was enormous. After 40 minutes, even though it was still just a prototype, 1,000 people had evidently forked over $50 for the super-slim electronic device that stores multiple...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Wohlsen | Friday, August 22, 2014
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My father worked for over 30 years in construction, falling off of ladders and getting slivers of metal in his eye and generally bleeding profusely. He toiled like a maniac so our family could eat, all while furthering one of humanity’s most indispensable...
From: Wired | By: Matt Simon | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Consider the following question that has been asked at actual Google job interviews: How much does the Empire State Building weigh? Now, there is no correct answer to this question in any practical sense because no one knows the answer. Google isn’t...
From: Wired | By: Sarah Fallon | Friday, August 22, 2014
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I tend to react to media announcements with a certain cynical optimism, even when it pertains to something I love. But when I heard Sierra was coming back? I freaked out....
From: Wired | By: Laura Hudson | Friday, August 22, 2014
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For those who’ve just started using the beta, or are just anticipating its launch later this year, we’ve got some tips on how to best take advantage of the redesigned OS and its many new features. In this edition, we take on Apple’s systemwide...
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Friday, August 22, 2014
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