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Acquisitions can leave companies that depended on the software that was just gobble up out of luck. And when startups suffer, so does innovation. The post When Apple Pulls the Plug on the Tech Your Company Runs On appeared first on WIRED.

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A new book on dragonflies showcases photos of these flying predators. The post Dragonflies: Masters of Air and Water appeared first on WIRED.

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Over the last month, privacy advocates have slammed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, arguing that it’s surveillance legislation hidden in a security bill’s clothing. But those protests didn’t stop a Senate committee from passing the bill by a vote of 14-1. And now they haven’t stopped the House’s intelligence committee from following in the Senate’s […] The post Privacy Critics Go 0-2 With Congress’ Cybersecurity Bills appeared first on WIRED.

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Jeremy Clarkson was fired from Top Gear. Here's what we think the BBC should do now that he's gone. The post Top Gear Shouldn’t Go on Without Jeremy Clarkson appeared first on WIRED.

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The cockpit door appears to have worked exactly as it was designed. The post It’s Remarkably Easy to Lock a Pilot Out of the Cockpit appeared first on WIRED.

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The US Navy has developed a prototype diving device that could cut down on helium costs, and enable more salvage operations. The post A Navy Diving Suit That Recycles Wasted Oxygen and Helium appeared first on WIRED.

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The news coming today from French prosecutor Brice Robin regarding Monday’s crash of Germanwings Flight 9295 is shocking, but on what is it based? Surely Mr. Robin knows something he’s not sharing with the rest of us, or how could he possibly come to the conclusion that “the co-pilot wanted to destroy the aircraft”? And […] The post The Germanwings Investigation So Far Is Hardly Conclusive appeared first on WIRED.

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Smart, Internet-connected “things” are showing up everywhere, changing our interactions with friends, family, colleagues, and nearly every aspect of the physical world. Internet of Things (IoT) discussions often center on the home, where your refrigerator communicates with your phone reminding you to buy milk when the carton is nearly – but not completely – empty; […] The post The Internet of Making Things appeared first on WIRED.

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Is the Oliso for everybody? No, but if you’re one of the people for whom an induction burner and water bath combination make sense, there’s still a lot to love. The post Review: Oliso Smart Hub & Top Sous Vide System appeared first on WIRED.

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A new Android keyboard extension called Lazyboard gives you a shorthand to say what you really need to say, which is usually to the effect of: “kk,” and “damn.” The post An Android Keyboard for People Too Lazy to Type LOL appeared first on WIRED.

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The steady march towards cheaper cloud storage has just turned into a sprint. Rather than being merely competitive with leaders like Google Drive, Dropbox, and iCloud, Amazon has decided to undercut their pricing by more than half. In some cases, much, much more. Amazon’s Unlimited Everything plan means that you now can stash all of […] The post Amazon’s New Unlimited Cloud Storage Is Absurdly Cheap appeared first on WIRED.

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Recent advances are bringing us oh-so-close to giving our gear more of what it needs most of all: time. The post Longer-Lasting Batteries Are Almost Here (Really!) appeared first on WIRED.

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Life's a cakewalk for a genius like you. Challenge your gray matter with these brain-racking puzzles. The post Bored on Your Commute? Try These Mobile Brain-Twisters appeared first on WIRED.

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Guests at hundreds of hotels around the world are susceptible to serious hacks because of routers that many hotel chains depend on for their Wi-Fi networks. Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the systems, which would allow an attacker to distribute malware to guests, monitor and record data sent over the network, and even possibly […] The post Big Vulnerability in Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests at Risk appeared first on WIRED.

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What's that, you say? You'd like a week filled with rumors about Marvel properties? Well, step right up, we got all the Marvel news you can handle. The post Cape Watch: It’s Marvel’s World, We Just Buy Tickets To It appeared first on WIRED.

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Well, it’s time to say goodbye. I’ve been privileged to be writing the Social Dimension blog for Wired for over three years now but it is drawing to a close. Over the course of this blog’s run, I’ve tried to highlight the deep interdisciplinary connections all around us, often using mathematical ideas to stitch together […] The post The Deep Interdisciplinarity of Everything Around Us appeared first on WIRED.

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On Wednesday morning, Samsung’s two new phones arrived at my desk. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are two of the most anticipated, most important devices of the year. They represent an entirely new design direction from Samsung, with glass and carefully machined aluminum where there was once dimpled plastic that looked a lot like […] The post The Galaxy S6 Edge Is Totally Beautiful—And Pointless appeared first on WIRED.

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This Kickstarted throwback RPG is hitting all its marks with me so far. The post New RPG Pillars of Eternity: Silly Name, Terrific Story appeared first on WIRED.

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The mechanics of Periscope are really simple: tap a button, and start streaming whatever your camera lens sees. The post Twitter’s Periscope App Lets You Livestream Your World appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook's official mission is to give people the power to share and connect. But the VR of today seems to be more about separation. The post Facebook’s Big Challenge to Make VR a Social Experience appeared first on WIRED.

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One UK artist, inspired by last year's Simpsons Lego set, has taken it upon himself to craft brick likenesses of your favorite denizens of the land of Ooo. The post Adventure Time Minifigs Are the Best Legos You’ll Never Buy appeared first on WIRED.

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Dear Data is an intimate look at how compelling “small data” can be. The post These Hand-Drawn Postcards Are a Data-Viz Dream appeared first on WIRED.

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The global demand for plain old sand is so high that mafias around the world are killing and dying for the stuff. The post The Deadly Global War for Sand appeared first on WIRED.

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The human-friendly touch controls on the Linnstrument allow electronic musicians to realize previously unattainable levels of expressiveness and nuance. The post The Instrument That’s the Key to Electronic Music’s Future appeared first on WIRED.

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It sounds almost like a late '90s sci-fi flick: NASA sends a spacecraft to an asteroid, plucks a boulder off its surface with a robotic claw, and brings it back in orbit around the moon. The post NASA’s Plan to Give the Moon a Moon appeared first on WIRED.

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