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It’s a well-known fact that Facebook’s flagship feature, News Feed, is run by algorithms. But Facebook knows that it can do better than relying solely on these cold computations. The post Facebook Is Making News Feed Better By Asking Real People...
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Good news: Verizon Wireless will soon let its users stop the invasive tracking of its ‘perma-cookie.’ The post Verizon Will Let Customers Sidestep Its Privacy-Killing ‘Perma-Cookie’ appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Friday, January 30, 2015
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It's been a long seven months, but Game of Thrones has finally given us something to hold onto until its fifth season arrives in April. The post Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Trailer Is Finally Here appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Samantha Oltman | Friday, January 30, 2015
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There'll be time to sleep, but for now, here’s what the middle stretch of the Sundance Film Festival looked like from our vantage point The post Sundance’s Second Act: All The Films We’ve Caught in the Past Three Days appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Jordan Crucchiola | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Imgur's new Video to GIF feature lets you pop in a URL and get a great-looking GIF within seconds. Here's how it compares to similar tools. The post Imgur’s New GIF Tool Is Awesome. Here Are Some Other Great Options appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Tim Moynihan | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Jay-Z's empire may soon be a little bit larger. The rapper and business mogul is about to get into the streaming music business. The post Jay-Z Enters Streaming Music Industry, With Bid to Acquire Swedish Company appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Friday, January 30, 2015
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An easy to read guide to where cycling is relaxing and where it’s stressful. The post Measuring Brainwaves to Make a New Kind of Bike Map for NYC appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Alex Davies | Friday, January 30, 2015
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All kinds of people turn out for Sundance every January, and they tend to stick together in packs. And one of those groups is really just the worst. The post Journalists, Please Stop Being the Worst People at Sundance appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Jordan Crucchiola | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Built as a support vehicle for an ice-driving academy in Lapland, Finland, the Nissan Juke Nismo "RSnow" looks perfect for chasing down Yetis. The post A Nissan Juke on Tank Treads Is as Glorious and Ridiculous as You’d Imagine appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Jordan Golson | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The smartest, richest tech companies in the world all posted their quarterly earnings this week, and if you had to draw one lesson from the results, it's this: mobile matters. More than anything. The post The Smartest, Richest Companies Can’t Crack...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Wohlsen | Friday, January 30, 2015
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If I learned anything from Honey I Shrunk the Kids, it’s that turning into a human that’s small enough to fit in a Cheerio comes with a unique set of challenges. Scorpions become even bigger jerks than when you’re normal-sized, for instance. And...
From: Wired | By: Matt Simon | Friday, January 30, 2015
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While it's not perfect, the new Toshiba Chromebook 2 manages to do what other Chromebooks could not: deliver a really nice 13.3-inch 1080p screen while keeping the price reasonable. The post Review: Toshiba Chromebook 2 appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Scott Gilbertson | Friday, January 30, 2015
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As debate over free community college tuition continues in Congress, one private equity mogul and philanthropist is working to give students a head start at college for free online. The post The Grand Plan to Give Everyone a Free Year of Online College...
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Friday, January 30, 2015
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#IDARB is one of the most hyped adventure games in ages. Here's an inside look at the development of a game created with ideas gleaned from Twitter. The post How a Tweet Turned Into the Best New Multiplayer Game in Years appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Bo Moore | Friday, January 30, 2015
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During Amazon’s fourth quarter earnings announcement today, the company revealed that Amazon Web Services (AWS)—essentially its cloud computing infrastructure—has over one million active customers. The post Amazon Says One Million Customers Actively...
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Microsoft will be investing $70 million in Cyanogen, the startup that makes a popular Android ROM, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The investment would make Microsoft a minority investor in a round of funding that puts Cyanogen’s...
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Technology companies that want to sell equipment to Chinese banks have to submit to extensive audits, turn over source code, and build “back doors” into their hardware and software---presumably so that the Chinese government have the ability peek...
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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McLaren has dropped Mercedes as an engine supplier in favor of a rekindling with its long-lost flame. The result is the MP4-30, the only car on the grid to be fitted with Honda's RA615H Hybrid Power Unit. The post One of F1’s Greatest Partnerships...
From: Wired | By: Jordan Golson | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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If anyone still believes that bitcoin is magically anonymous internet money, the U.S. government just offered what may be the clearest demonstration yet that it’s not. A courtroom powerpoint presentation traced hundreds of thousands of bitcoins from...
From: Wired | By: Andy Greenberg | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The Freezeway is a proposed a 6.8-mile skating lane through Edmonton, Alberta, for residents who want to commute on ice. The post The Not-So-Crazy Plan to Build an Ice-Skating Highway Through Edmonton appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Alex Davies | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The TableAir is a variable-height workspace that uses a sensor to detect the height of an outstretched hand, then moves the desk surface up to match it. The post To Adjust This Standing Desk’s Height, Just Hold Out Your Hand appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Megan Logan | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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While January can suffer from a post-holiday publication lull, it's a great time room for cooler, less conventional reads. The post New Fantasy Writers and Internet-Haters Dominate Our Favorite Books This Month appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Jason Kehe | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Scientists from the IBM Research and Mars Incorporated today announced the Sequencing the Food Supply Chain Consortium, a collaborative food safety platform aiming to leverage advances in genomics and analytics to further our understanding of what makes...
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Whether or not we'll get a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer for the Super Bowl, at least we finally got to see some Fantastic Four footage. The post Cape Watch: Joss Whedon May Abandon the Avengers as Fantastic Four Gets a Trailer appeared...
From: Wired | By: Graeme McMillan | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Thanks to global warming, rising sea levels threaten to permanently flood low-lying regions around the world from the Maldives to Manhattan. The increasing temperatures melt glaciers and polar ice, inundating the oceans with freshwater. One block of...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Woo | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Despite how many modern games are driven by the engine of nostalgia, it can often be difficult to go back and replay the games of your youth -- not just emotionally, but technologically. The post I Love You, Grim Fandango, Even Though You’re Broken...
From: Wired | By: Laura Hudson | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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By dipping live specimens in a chemical concoction, scientists are able to keep them alive in the vacuum conditions normally required for field emission scanning electron microscopy. The post This Nano Skin Could Let Us Watch Life at the Smallest Scales...
From: Wired | By: Nick Stockton | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Few household stains are more noxious than red wine. An entire industry has sprung up around helping consumers remove red wine stains from their linens. We test five such products. The post Scour Grapes: We Put 5 Wine-Stain Removers to the Test appeared...
From: Wired | By: Christopher Null | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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According to a new report about 2014 mobile app usage, iOS and Android users downloaded Facebook's mobile apps more often than any other apps, both in the US and globally. The post Facebook Dominated Mobile App Downloads in 2014 appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Tech that attaches to our bodies doesn’t have to do it all. It just has to do one thing well. The post The Future of Wearables Isn’t a Connected Watch appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Mat Honan | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The launch of a small satellite won’t fix the the drought in the American West—now entering its fourth year—and it won’t change the fact that January was the driest month in recorded California history. But the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Woo | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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This week, the Internet abounded with important questions: How can someone who's trademarking a random phrase not look like a villain in these days of information wants to be free? Why shouldn't you piss off Comcast? Why are error pages the hot new thing...
From: Wired | By: Graeme McMillan | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, playwright Glen Berger discusses his time on the ill-fated Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The post What Went Wrong With the Spider-Man Musical appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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