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Elsa Jenna Alternate reality games existed before the iPhone, using email, fake ads, and even faxes to send players on clue hunts. But thanks to the smartphone, games now include geospatial triggers and social media integration, allowing players to seamlessly...
From: Wired | By: Wired Magazine | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Elsa Jenna While you were using your iPhone to record your cat riding a Roomba, Hollywood types (and would-be Hollywood types) have used smartphones to create everything from heart-wrenching shorts to feature-length thrillers. There are a zillion smartphone...
From: Wired | By: Wired Magazine | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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It’s hot out there in these streets. That’s why we’re hooking you up with a good excuse to lay low in your living room: mainlining The Wire....
From: Wired | By: Peter Rubin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Name a culture somewhere on Planet Earth and more than likely the werewolf stalks its folklore, from African and Asian tribes all the way up to the classic (and confusing) Altered Beast of Sega Genesis....
From: Wired | By: Matt Simon | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Lucy is a perplexing blend of science and fiction. WIRED asked writer/director Luc Besson for all the secrets of his latest film....
From: Wired | By: Angela Watercutter | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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When it comes to the security of the Internet of Things, a lot of the attention has focused on the dangers of the connected toaster, fridge and thermostat. But a more insidious security threat lies with devices that aren’t even on the internet: wireless...
From: Wired | By: Kim Zetter | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Comic-Con International. Four(ish) days of non-stop pop cultural onslaught. Comics, movies, TV shows, cosplay—there's a lot to take in. And making sure you catch everything you want to see (and, frankly, probably a few things you wish you could unsee)...
From: Wired | By: Wired Staff | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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With the doors almost ready to open for Comic-Con International in San Diego, Marvel Comics is opening the floodgates to their massive online comics archive, Marvel Unlimited—for only 99 cents. For the next week, a dollar will buy you a month of total...
From: Wired | By: Laura Hudson | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Maciek Jasik “There's no show without an audience,” says Dan Deacon, an electronic musician known for finding new ways to include his fans in his performances. A few years ago he created an app that responds to inaudible ultrasonic tones; when he...
From: Wired | By: Nick Veronin | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Last year, WIRED's giant robot mech took Comic-Con International by storm. This year, the effects wizards at the Stan Winston School set out to top their previous creation, crafting a nearly 14-foot tall, 2,000 pound creature to amaze the crowd this...
From: Wired | By: Wired Staff | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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With the Fire Phone, everything around you exists to be bought on Amazon. The phone deconstructs and decentralizes the entire concept of a store. It's essentially Amazon’s brick-and-mortar strategy....
From: Wired | By: Tim Moynihan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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General Electric wants to bring clean, reliable, efficient, and affordable energy to the masses, and in a rare move for the 122-year-old company, it's launching a startup to do it....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The ReWalk is the first bionic exoskeleton approved by the FDA for personal use. Here's the story of how it came to be....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Ubisoft's new game teaches about World War I through the mechanics of a side-scrolling puzzle game....
From: Wired | By: Matt Peckham | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Bugatti’s next car will be a hybrid. It’s not surprising that the proud manufacturer of the Veyron Super Sport, the king of all excessive automobiles, is taking a route that makes most people think of the dinky eco-mobiles and their self-satisfied...
From: Wired | By: Alexander George | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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David Schwen | Wheel: Getty Hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have proven more clearly than anyone in the world how vulnerable cars are to digital attack. Now they’re proposing the first step towards a solution. Last year the two Darpa-funded...
From: Wired | By: Andy Greenberg | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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It's scheduled to wrap production in the fall, stars well-known actors, and boasts a deep bench of design and production talent. But this one won't be co-starring Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana....
From: Wired | By: Alan Devenish | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Take off. Rise. Soar. Bank. Turn. Stall. Swoop. Dive. Land. For each of the different kinds of flying an airplane has to do, there’s an ideal shape and configuration for its wings. Even though bird-like flappability isn’t feasible with struts and...
From: Wired | By: Nick Stockton | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Whoever fired a missile at Malaysia Flight 17 could have learned to do so in less than a week....
From: Wired | By: Alex Davies | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Oversleep causes a feeling similar to feeling hung over and it's caused by the same biological function that gives you jet lag....
From: Wired | By: Nick Stockton | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The Mega Hammock measures 8 x 15 feet and is hand-crafted from ripstop nylon and black webbing by an FAA certified parachute rigger. Oh, and it'll fit three people....
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Keira Rathbone Teju Cole was stuck in traffic in Mumbai when an idea came to him. He had recently written a short story and he thought, why not share it in tweets? Cole is the author of two books of fiction, Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief....
From: Wired | By: Wired Magazine | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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David Sparshott Invoke the word autocorrect and most people will think immediately of its hiccups—the sort of hysterical, impossible errors one finds collected on sites like Damn You Autocorrect. But despite the inadvertent hilarity, the real marvel...
From: Wired | By: Wired Magazine | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Elsa Jenna Your phone is now a recording studio, a music school, and a Guitar Center. Thousands of music apps enable you to do everything from autotune your voicemail greeting to compose a symphony. But it turns out that when you talk to professional...
From: Wired | By: Eric Steuer | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Andy Gilmore Look at your smartphone. Think about the decisions you will make on it today. You may snag a dinner reservation, tell your spouse you're running late, or craft a response to an email from your boss. But you might also decide that the light...
From: Wired | By: Robert Capps | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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After years of being infamously secretive about his projects ahead of their release, J.J. Abrams has surprisingly flipped the script when it comes to next year's Star Wars: Episode VII. He's already given fans a glimpse of what looked like a marketplace...
From: Wired | By: Graeme McMillan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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So, you've signed up for Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service and now you're feeling a little overwhelmed by what's on offer? That's OK; it's not often that you're faced with the sudden availability of over 600,000 digital books to sample at once. Here...
From: Wired | By: Graeme McMillan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Forty years after it debuted in Sweden, Teenage Engineering has given Stig Carlsson's classic OD-11 speaker a modern overhaul....
From: Wired | By: Bryan Gardiner | Monday, July 21, 2014
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There's more to San Diego that sun, surf and Comic-Con....
From: Wired | By: Eric Steuer | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Get ready for a revolving door of pop culture references, To Kill a Mockingbird punchlines, jabs at Mickey Rourke, werewolf bar mitzvahs, and paeans to every form of arrested development imaginable: 30 Rock....
From: Wired | By: Angela Watercutter | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The Spell Stage shelf looks like an ordinary walnut or oak shelf. But slide out its top and you'll find a space for a five-plug power strip and slots for threading your various gadget charging cables....
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Monday, July 21, 2014
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There’s a new internet retailer on the world’s smartphones, tablets, and PCs. It’s called Facebook. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg and company started testing a “Buy” button inside the News Feed posts and ads that turn up on the world’s most...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Wohlsen | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Titanfall who? The best multiplayer shooter of the year so far is a mod for a 10-year-old game, and it's free....
From: Wired | By: Bo Moore | Monday, July 21, 2014
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By 2030, most new cars will be made without rearview mirrors, horns, or emergency brakes. By 2035, they won’t have steering wheels or acceleration and brake pedals. They won’t need any of these things because they will be driving themselves....
From: Wired | By: Alex Davies | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The popularity of drones is climbing quickly among companies, governments and citizens alike. But the rules surrounding where, when and why you can fly an unmanned aerial vehicle aren’t very clear. The FAA has tried to assert control and insist on...
From: Wired | By: Betsy Mason | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Chip Yates built an electric plane that can keep up with its gas-powered counterparts....
From: Wired | By: Alex Davies | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Hot startups don’t often stake their reputation for innovation on how well their technology works with Microsoft Office, but that’s exactly what Dropbox is doing today. The file-syncing service, one of the most valuable venture-backed private companies...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Wohlsen | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Developers have been toying with the beta of OS X Yosemite since Apple announced the operating system at WWDC in June. Now you can join in too by signing up for Apple's public OS X Yosemite beta program....
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The Yeti SB5c features a 27.5-inch wheelbase, a compromise between the lighter weight of 26-inch wheels and steam roller-like qualities of a 29er....
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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