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Adobe recently released a video in which it showed off forward-looking features for its suite of apps on the tablet. The post The Future of Adobe’s App Interaction Looks Pretty Awesome appeared first on WIRED.

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The pieces were, according to the designer, “almost a reaction, in a way, to the digitalization of time." The post Museum-Worthy Clocks Meant to Change Our Sense of Time’s Passing appeared first on WIRED.

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Once you get past the weird factor, Mother proves to be a capable platform for tracking your daily activities. The post Mother Superior appeared first on WIRED.

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Apple and Google aren't the only ones pushing for a new generation of wearables and gadgets that can monitor your health from minute to minute. The post How the XPrize Foundation Is Building Our Next-Gen Health Sensors appeared first on WIRED.

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The password to enter the latest edition of our best TV roundup is Fidelio, because that’s only fitting when Stanley Kubrick takes the top line spot by proxy. The Simpsons returned to the LED throne this week with a fantastic 25th edition of its annual "Treehouse of Horror" variety show, but perennial bestie John Oliver follows is close on their heels with a damning indictment (as usual) of how the United States government treats translators working in its service. To lighten that load we've got some silly science popping off and some even sillier Keanu Reeves—much preferred to his Sad counterpart—as part of a Jimmy Kimmel twofer. Oh, and another thing you guys, Selfie is happening, so you best get on board before you get left behind. Just like we told you it would. The prophecy is fulfilled with the following clips from this past week in television. The post Week’s Best TV: Jimmy Kimmel Fires a Lightning Gun and The Simpsons Go Kubrick appeared first on WIRED.

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Naim, the British hi-fi brand known for sticker shock and reference-quality components that defy obsolescence, may have just created the perfect soundbar. The post Naim Does the Impossible: Build a Soundbar Even Audiophiles Love appeared first on WIRED.

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Today, Apple is an unstoppable juggernaut of technology, setting the agenda for the vast world of mobile computing---and more. But in 1999, its situation was rather different. There was no iPad, no iPhone, and no iPod. Steve Jobs had returned to the company only two years earlier, having been exiled back in 1985. The iMac, released in 1998, was the first major product launch after Jobs' return, and its success was anything but guaranteed. It was time to unload the secret weapon: Jeff Goldblum. The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch Jeff Goldblum Sell the World on Apple…And This Crazy Email Thing appeared first on WIRED.

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Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires that leaves Americans with a surplus of stress and a deficit of facts. So it's no surprise that a cottage industry of privacy marketers now wants to sell them the solution in a $50 piece of hardware promising internet “anonymity” or “invisibility." And as with any panacea in a box, the quicker the fix, the more doubt it deserves. The post Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely appeared first on WIRED.

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A veteran EMT and ambulance driver in Boston, Ed McCarthy is in a great position to understand his hometown spatially. But he’s also a history geek, and while constantly driving around the city’s neighborhoods, he loves recognizing the streets, buildings and other locales from the history books he so often buries his nose in. The post Regular Guy From Boston Decides to Map the City’s Entire History appeared first on WIRED.

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At first blush, the metaphor here is about as subtle as a sledgehammer. The post A Dutch Town Installs 5 Giant Eyeballs on Buildings, Because Art appeared first on WIRED.

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Bellcomm, Inc., based in Washington, DC, near NASA Headquarters, was carved out of Bell Labs in 1962 to provide technical advice to NASA’s Apollo Program Director. The organization rapidly expanded its bailiwick to support nearly all NASA Office of Manned Space Flight advance planning. In a January 1968 report, Bellcomm planners N. Hinners, D. James, […] The post Filling a Gap: Bellcomm’s 1968 Lunar Exploration Program appeared first on WIRED.

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Amazon's Fire phone now only costs $1 if you buy it with a 2-year AT&T contract. That's a $198 discount over what it cost yesterday. The post The Fire Phone Is Officially a Failure appeared first on WIRED.

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Flu is most dangerous to the most vulnerable---small children, the elderly, the immuno-compromised---and every responsible adult should get a flu shot to help keep the germ from spreading. Typically, this involves a trip to the doctor or a local drug store. But on Thursday, in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., there was another option that didn't even involve leaving the house: Uber. The post Uber Delivers Flu Shots: How On-Demand Tech Can Actually Do Good appeared first on WIRED.

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Like many stars, the sun is prone to sudden outbursts. Erupting from the star’s surface, these events sometimes sling globs of charged particles and sun-stuff in Earth’s direction. If they’re powerful enough, these coronal mass ejections can produce geomagnetic storms that damage satellites and disrupt power grids. Though we’ve known about such eruptions for centuries […] The post Science Graphic of the Week: Spectacular, Twisted Solar Eruption appeared first on WIRED.

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Most Bentleys indulge their owners with champagne buckets and neck warmers. The GT3-R does it with a “Sport” mode that won't upshift until the engine hits 6,300 RPM. The post Bentley Bolsters Its Racing Reputation With a $337K Beast appeared first on WIRED.

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When Yahoo proposed a plan to reuse mothballed email addresses, a lot of people didn’t like it. WIRED’s Mat Honan called it a “very bad idea,” and with good reason. The post Facebook and Yahoo Find a New Way to Save the Web’s Lost Email Addresses appeared first on WIRED.

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The recent releases of Apple’s latest computer and mobile operating systems – OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1, respectively — have brought to full fruition the features announced at Apple’s September 9th Keynote address. Several features have been hailed as revolutionary, while others have been met with either trepidation or full-on skepticism. I’ve had a chance […] The post Updating to iOS 8.1: Are Apple Pay, OS X ‘Continuity’ Worth the Trouble? appeared first on WIRED.

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There are two differing perspectives on Big Data and its value. One is that it is a valuable commodity that flows through an organization powering the engines of new insight and action, the other is that Big Data is no more than a collection of sometimes outrageous claims. Each argument has merit and interestingly, both […] The post Big Data: New Oil or Snake Oil? appeared first on WIRED.

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The Facebook Creative Labs team rolled out Rooms today, a new stand-alone mobile app that's designed to let people create small, topical watering holes on their mobile devices and then invite others to join. The post Gather Your Friends for Private Chats in Facebook’s New ‘Rooms’ App appeared first on WIRED.

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In its first big update to Android Wear, Google is giving its wearables OS independence. The post Android Wear Gains GPS, Music Storage, and a Sony Smartwatch appeared first on WIRED.

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Upstart social network Ello's has pegged a big part of its appeal on the promise that it will never sell ads to users. Now, it's used a novel legal maneuver to ensure that the company will live up that promise. The post ‘Fackbook Killer’ Ello Hatches Plan To Stay Ad-Free Forever appeared first on WIRED.

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When Malaysia Airlines flight 17 went down over Ukraine in July, the graphics team at The New York Times sprang into action. Because of the ongoing conflict on the ground, they already had lots of maps of the area. But they wanted to show more than just the crash site. The post The Speedy Cartographers Who Map the News for The New York Times appeared first on WIRED.

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In her new book, Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates, The Backbone of Life, Susan Middleton gives jellyfish, nudibranchs, and anemones (among many others) the type of photographic treatment usually reserved for sports stars and heads of state. Shot against plain black or white backgrounds, the weird beauty of these creatures---many of them rare species seldom seen by human eyes---really stands out. The post Striking Portraits Bring the Bizarre Beauty of Marine Invertebrates to Life appeared first on WIRED.

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In the nine months since Satya Nadella took over as CEO of Microsoft, the company has been getting unprecedented love from Office 365 users and Wall Street alike. Meanwhile, Box CEO Aaron Levie, one of Microsoft’s perennial detractors, has been quiet. But not because he's been sulking. He was busy looking for Ethan Batraski. The post How Box Plans to Use Design to Beat Microsoft (And Everyone Else) appeared first on WIRED.

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Each device proposes some small new way we might interact with email. And it turns out the old messaging standby is potentially much more interesting than we give it credit for. The post An On-Off Switch for Your Inbox, and 5 Other Smart Email Gadgets appeared first on WIRED.

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