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American law enforcement has long advocated for universal "kill switches" in cellphones to cut down on mobile device thefts. Now the Department of Justice argues that the same remote locking and data-wiping technology represents a threat to police investigations--one...
From: Wired | By: Andy Greenberg | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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For the first time, analysts, investors, and the public widely expected Apple to post a drop in iPad sales numbers during its second quarter earnings today. And the numbers didn't lie: The public is not gobbling up iPads like they used to....
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Fox has reportedly snagged the rights to pulp hero Flash Gordon. Adapting the character has been popular for decades, with varying results. Here's what it needs to succeed....
From: Wired | By: Rachel Edidin | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Vicarious wants to make artificial intelligence infinitely more intelligent. Here's why tech giants like Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos have given the startup millions of dollars to do it....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Scientists have devised a strategy they hope will one day make bionic ears even sharper. The idea is to make neurons inside the cochlea sprout new branches and become more sensitive to signals from a cochlear implant....
From: Wired | By: Greg Miller | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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OK, so this isn't the entire Harry Potter series reimagined as anime—which would've been amazing—but just seeing this quick bit of Akira-at-Hogwarts is still fairly epic....
From: Wired | By: Angela Watercutter | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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[HTML1] The Nikon Small World photomicrography competition was expanded to include video three years ago, and the result has been an incredible look into living things on the microscopic scale. This year’s winning video, above, is a three-dimensional...
From: Wired | By: Betsy Mason | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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It's been a long time coming, but HBO has finally inked a deal to let people to watch shows like The Sopranos online without an HBO subscription. Here's why:...
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Conversnitch, a device they built for less than $100 that resembles a lightbulb or lamp and surreptitiously listens in on nearby conversations and posts snippets of transcribed audio to Twitter....
From: Wired | By: Andy Greenberg | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Twitter just rolled out its latest profile redesign to the masses. It's pretty simple to update. But just in case you need a little help, here's how switch over to the new photo-centric look....
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Facebook's talent for online advertising is on the rise....
From: Wired | By: Ryan Tate | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Off-road vehicles are not something you'd expect to get triple-digit fuel economy, even with a hybrid drivetrain. And yet that's exactly what Audi claims you'd experience in the TT Offroad....
From: Wired | By: Alexander George | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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A regular mobile phone is enough to keep you in touch around most of the populated parts of the world. But if you really want to go into the boonies, you'll appreciate a device that can talk to satellites....
From: Wired | By: Gadget Lab Staff | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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If you’re interested in building your own ASIMO, you’ve got to start somewhere. Kinematics’ modular TinkerBots provide a very great jumping-off point, letting you quickly assemble and program your own robots....
From: Wired | By: Tim Moynihan | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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From Airbnb to Lyft to Tinder, the sharing economy is rewiring the way we interact with each other....
From: Wired | By: Jason Tanz | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Meet Awkward Moment Seal—your new favorite meme for sharing your shame on the internet....
From: Wired | By: Laura Hudson | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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AT&T is getting into the online television business, a move that could threaten its own cable business, while simultaneously securing AT&T's future....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Attention, internet: Stop everything you're doing and get yourselves to Hulu right now to enjoy the final episode of The IT Crowd, which just dropped on the streaming service today....
From: Wired | By: Graeme McMillan | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Though dinosaur-killing impacts are rare, large asteroids routinely hit the Earth. In the visualization above, you can see the location of 26 space rocks that slammed into our planet between 2000 and 2013, each releasing the energy of our most powerful...
From: Wired | By: Adam Mann | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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We already knew Henrik Fisker can designgorgeous cars. Now he's shown he's as good with two wheels as four....
From: Wired | By: Alexander George | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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With a new camera called the Illum, a DSLR-style shooter with an 8X optical zoom and high-speed, sports-worthy shutter, Lytro is hoping to tap into the creative professional market....
From: Wired | By: Mat Honan | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Jeff Rogers Ever since Twitter and Facebook debuted their feeds in 2006, the model of continually streaming updates has come to define how we consume information. We’ve grown accustomed to a world in which data flows by us, letting us dip into the...
From: Wired | By: Steven Levy | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Richard Barnes It was an unseasonably warm December, and somewhere nearby a rising tide in the San Francisco Bay was lifting all kite-surfers, but Nick Edwards and Chris Monberg were crouched at opposite rented desks in a shared coworking space near...
From: Wired | By: WiredStaff | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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This may be end of the FuelBand, the Nike fitness-tracking bracelet that once represented the future of wearable computing. But with Nike’s help, a new device could rise from those ashes, a wearable that will either make or break the case for whether...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Wohlsen | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Even if the Supreme Court rules in Aereo's favor, its biggest challenges may be still to come....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Nintendo dropped NES Remix and let us all complain about how what we really wanted was a version that used the better games, and then immediately announced just such a thing....
From: Wired | By: Chris Kohler | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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VW prepped a 400-horsepower all-wheel-drive Golf for the Shanghai Auto Show. Yes, yes, yes, 1,000 times yes. Alas, it is but a concept....
From: Wired | By: Alexander George | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Over its lifetime, Earth has hosted countless species. But some of those species, like the dinosaurs, have managed to claw their way into a special place in our imaginations. Now, a new book illustrates the dinosaurs — and many of the beasts of millennia...
From: Wired | By: Nadia Drake | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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James Day Winemaking may conjure images of sun-­dappled vineyards and grand châteaus. But a typical ­bottle of Napa Cabernet owes more to lab-coat-­wearing chemists than to barefoot grape stompers. Like most foodstuffs, wine has been thoroughly...
From: Wired | By: Christopher Null | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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The Pentagon's research arm is developing a sophisticated, drop-in autopilot that can replace as many as five crew members in the cockpit of a military aircraft, and turn the pilot into a high-level  "mission supervisor" issuing commands through a touch...
From: Wired | By: Allen McDuffee | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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When an asteroid plows into the Earth, it destroys pretty much everything in its path. But new research has shown that glass created during a searing asteroid impact can actually trap microscopic signs of life for millions of years, providing scientists...
From: Wired | By: Adam Mann | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Nothing can help the gut-wrenching sensation of despair you'll feel when you realize you've lost your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. But by following a few simple steps in iOS, there's at least some hope it can land back in your hands....
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of MST3K’s national debut, WIRED presents an oral history of the greatest talk-back show ever made....
From: Wired | By: Brian Raftery | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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You find iOS/Android annoying, and all your friends say Android/iOS is, like, way better. So you've finally decided it's time to switch phones. Let's do it....
From: Wired | By: Wired Staff | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Whether or not the creators intended this to be a rape scene is irrelevant; they made one anyway. And they made one that encourages the most dangerous thinking about rape imaginable....
From: Wired | By: Laura Hudson | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Joss Whedon's new film In Your Eyes, which he wrote and produced, is now available to rent online for just $5....
From: Wired | By: Graeme McMillan | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Throughout last night's brisk, funny episode, characters are repeatedly confronted with a choice: Should they be up front about their desires and dislikes, in hopes that the static they get in response won't prevent them from getting what they want?...
From: Wired | By: Sean T. Collins | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Let people who love sore backs and dirty fingernails painstakingly tend their gardenias. Today’s backyard should be a maximized, automated, hyperefficient system of caloric production. With a little science—and some engineering prowess—you can...
From: Wired | By: Wired Magazine | Monday, April 21, 2014
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In a 2011 Greenpeace report called “How Dirty is Your Data?", Apple earned the dubious distinction of being the among the worst climate offenders. Not long afterwards—though Apple says the announcement was long in the making—the company proclaimed...
From: Wired | By: Steven Levy | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Bryan Pijanowski wants to capture the sounds of the world on a single day, and he needs your help. Beginning on Earth Day of this year, Pijanowski hopes to enlist thousands of people in recording a few minutes of their everyday surroundings with his...
From: Wired | By: Brandon Keim | Monday, April 21, 2014
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A Q&A with Writer Michael Lewis on rigging Wall Street and why regulators may not solve the problem....
From: Wired | By: Joanna Pearlstein | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Want to own a piece of NASA history? Just take a trip to the jewelry store for a watch with the right guts....
From: Wired | By: Gadget Lab Staff | Monday, April 21, 2014
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This week's episode of Game of Thrones is here to remind us of the truth: this is not a pleasant story....
From: Wired | By: Laura Hudson | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Facebook is trying its darndest to split its everything-and-the-kitchen-sink site into a collection of narrowly focused apps. Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently referred to this “unbundling [of] the big blue app” as a top priority. But events...
From: Wired | By: Ryan Tate | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Could something like Google's Project Ara work for gaming machines, too?...
From: Wired | By: Bo Moore | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Plenty of automakers make retro-modern vehicles that combine an old-school ethos with modern technology. But none of them do it quite like Morgan Motor Co., which was retro before retro was a thing....
From: Wired | By: Alexander George | Monday, April 21, 2014
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