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Let's take a moment and listen to this song about Dig Dug, as sung by Chubby Checker.

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As nude celebrity photos spilled onto the web over the weekend, blame for the scandal has rotated from the scumbag hackers who stole the images to a researcher who released a tool used to crack victims’ iCloud passwords to Apple, whose security flaws may have made that cracking exploit possible in the first place. But one […]

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The message to the world is that if it's that easy to hack Jennifer Lawrence's iCloud account, it's probably that easy to hack mine, too.

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There are few villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe more beloved than Loki. He may never get an official vehicles, but at least now we have the fan film Loki: Brother of Thor to tide us over.

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Let’s do some word association. What’s your first thought when someone talks about “innovation” at your company? You probably think of “ground-breaking changes” and “drastic overhauls.” Gmail, the XBox, Nike Air, the Post-It Note. We’re gonna make millions Yes, those certainly fit the definition of innovation. But there’s something to be said for getting the innovation ball rolling […]

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Thieves steal data constantly, so protecting it is an ongoing challenge. There are more than 6,000 banks with 80,000 branches in the United States, nearly 6,000 hospitals and thousands of insurance companies, all with data that we want to be kept private. Traditionally, their valued data is protected by “keys,” which are transmitted between sender […]

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Miranda July made an app. This is of note because July---a writer, director and actress---is not exactly an app person. For proof, ask July how she feels about technology, and she’ll explain: “I keep picturing some woman dropping her pears on the street and I help her pick them up and then we go our separate ways,” she says. “And for some reason I have this high feeling like I’m part of humanity, and that’s as good as it gets. My phone isn’t really about that.”

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Quick post today, but RUV.is is reporting that three small explosions occurred in the area just north of Vatnajökull. The nature of the explosions are unknown at this point, but from the rough translation of the article in Icelandic, they sound an awful lot like a phreatic explosion — that is, explosions driven by steam. […]

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Google is best known for the online services and software it offers to everyday consumers—things like Google Search, Gmail, and the Android mobile operating system that runs so many smartphones and tablets—but for more than a decade, the tech giant has also offered services, software, and even hardware to the world’s businesses, including everything from […]

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Can’t decide what song to listen to on your Sonos speakers today? You should start with "The Bridge Is Over" by Boogie Down Productions. That's because you won’t need the $50 Sonos Bridge to stream music to the company’s speakers anymore.

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Twitter engineer Mazdak Hashemi says the Japanese tweet like no one else on earth.

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A survey by John Burke at Miami University found that 109 libraries in the US had a makerspace or were close to opening one. Others are hosting events like Wikipedia edit-a-thons, where residents plumb the library's resources to create articles about local history.

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The Communist domination of Eastern Europe after World War II wasn’t kind to the development of motorcycles.

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The Multiversity spans 52 parallel universes and features characters like a Nazi Superman and a vampire Batman. Keeping track of everything requires an infographic. It's a lot. That said, Grant Morrison's new, mind-bending mini-series still encompasses everything that's right in the alternate reality comic book world. Angry Nerd is ready to dive in.

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There’s a scene near the end of Black Swan, where Nina finally loses her grip on reality. And when people watch it, their brain activity bears some resemblance to a pattern that’s been observed in people with schizophrenia, said Talma Hendler, a neuroscientist at Tel Aviv University in Israel, said at a recent event here sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Before it’s even time for dinner, the food-to-trash transfer has happened several times. Nixing that transfer entirely is the task at hand for Hannah Billqvist and Anna Glansén.

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The premise of Shyp is simple by design---the next best thing to pure teleportation. Download the app, take a picture of the thing you want to ship, put in the address where you want it to go, and done.

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One solution to this ethical problem is to adopt the same approach in engineering that has been tried and tested in healthcare: a robust standard of informed consent.

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The chance to find out more about what happens with goalies in practice and in games is what British sports scientist Chris Barnes had in mind when he came up with the concept of a goalkeeper-specific tracking monitor three years ago.

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For two and a half years, the Dread Pirate Roberts and his Silk Road black market ruled the Dark Web. But last year’s FBI’s takedown of that narcotics smorgasbord opened the underground trade to competitors. Now those sites have a new leader, one that’s bigger than the Silk Road ever was and continues to grow […]

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Follow Space Photo of the Day on Twitter The 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day Gallery The 2012 WIRED Space Photo of the Day Gallery For caption information and links to high-resolution images, please use the full-screen version of this gallery. For more mind-blowing space photos, see the entire WIRED Space Photo of the […]

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The thorny devil (Moloch horridus) is also known as the thorny dragon or the mountain devil. It’s a small (up to 8 inches in length), spiky lizard native to Australia. They live in the arid scrubland and desert of the interior of the continent. Thorny devils are the only species in the genus Moloch, and […]

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It’s another semester with a new group of students. This semester, I have a class of elementary education majors (using Physics and Everyday Thinking). In the course, students build basic physics ideas after collecting data from particular experiments. Overall, this is an awesome course. It seems that most of the students gain a greater understanding […]

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The effect is meant to mimic the generative movement of the ocean.

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You've always wanted to defuse a bomb in real life. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes gives you that chance.

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