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Sony unveiled a new, much-enhanced prototype of its Project Morpheus virtual reality hardware for PlayStation 4 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, saying that it intended to release the peripheral in the first half of 2016. The post Sony Targets 2016 For ‘Project Morpheus’ VR on PS4 appeared first on WIRED.

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Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr testified in the gender discrimination trial against Kleiner Perkins that he didn't see his firm as run by men. The post Famed Venture Capitalist Says No Discrimination at Kleiner appeared first on WIRED.

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Would you like to watch the climax of Back to the Future remade with Lego bricks? Of course you would! The post Back to the Future’s Clock Tower Scene Remade With Lego appeared first on WIRED.

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More than a week after the Academy Awards broadcast, people are still buzzing about Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech, punctuated with a poignant and resounding call for wage equality and equal rights for women. Arquette’s rallying cry struck a chord with both audience members and viewers at home — a reaction shot […] The post Opinion: How Women In STEM Can Close the Wage Equality Gap appeared first on WIRED.

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Google has a bloatware problem on its Android phones. But now that it's going to be a mobile carrier, it could make everything that sucks go away. The post Forget The PC, The Real Crapware Problem Is on Android appeared first on WIRED.

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Stratos could be a great connected card, but it might not last long. The post Another Attempt to Make the Killer Connected Credit Card appeared first on WIRED.

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As long as the waters of Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire stay frozen, pilots can use the only FAA-certified, plowed ice runway in the continental US. The post Landing on an Ice Runway Is Less Crazy Than It Sounds appeared first on WIRED.

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It's getting harder to find a reason to buy a point-and-shoot camera anymore, but the Nikon Coolpix P900 makes its advantage clear: It as an 83X zoom lens. The post Nikon’s New Point and Shoot Has an Absurdly Long Zoom Range appeared first on WIRED.

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IKEA has a new furniture line with built-in wireless charging. It's a step toward Qi ubiquity, but Qi's capabilities and IKEA's offerings are still limited. The post IKEA’s New Furniture Won’t Jumpstart Wireless Charging appeared first on WIRED.

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How far back in time do you have to go such that the number of your ancestors is equal to the human population? The post Human Population and My Ancestors appeared first on WIRED.

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For PCH, Fab’s user base is a new kind of community that can prove the viability of the startups it incubates. The post PCH Buys Fab, as a Retail Outlet for Hardware Upstarts appeared first on WIRED.

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The Very Best's "Let Go" isn't your standard-issue 8-bit-inspired music video. While it has all the fun and side-scrolling action of an 8-bit video, the clip also has something else: It was made out of beads. The post An Awesome 8-Bit Music Video Made Using Beads as Pixels appeared first on WIRED.

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What if a robot could 3-D print a plastic shell for itself, much the way a caterpillar crafts a cozy cocoon? The post Hypnotic Robot 3-D Prints Webs Like a Spider appeared first on WIRED.

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Villarrica unleashed an impressive lava fountain as the recent unrest continues at the Chilean volcano. The post Impressive Lava Fountain as Villarrica Erupts in Chile appeared first on WIRED.

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The March 3, 2015 eruption of Villarrica not long after it started, with an impressive lava fountain and accompanying ash plume. Photo by Araucania de Todos, used by permission. Early this morning, Villarrica in Chile produced a spectacular eruption that send a lava fountain hundreds of meters over the volcano’s summit crater (see above). The […] The post How Climate Change Will Alter New York City’s Skyline appeared first on WIRED.

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The March 3, 2015 eruption of Villarrica not long after it started, with an impressive lava fountain and accompanying ash plume. Photo by Araucania de Todos, used by permission. Early this morning, Villarrica in Chile produced a spectacular eruption that send a lava fountain hundreds of meters over the volcano’s summit crater (see above). The […] The post Fat? Sick? Blame Your Grandparents’ Bad Habits appeared first on WIRED.

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The March 3, 2015 eruption of Villarrica not long after it started, with an impressive lava fountain and accompanying ash plume. Photo by Araucania de Todos, used by permission. Early this morning, Villarrica in Chile produced a spectacular eruption that send a lava fountain hundreds of meters over the volcano’s summit crater (see above). The […] The post An Online Game That’ll Help Pay Off Your Student Debt appeared first on WIRED.

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The first few generations of self-driving cars will be hybrids: They’ll do some driving, and you’ll do some. When the car predicts a tricky situation ahead, like construction or rough weather, it will have you take over. The problem is, that switch cannot happen immediately. The whole point of letting the car do the driving (aside from increasing safety) is easing your burden so you can focus on crafting pithy tweets, texting, or do anything else you’d rather be doing. And while any rules the feds concoct likely will prohibit catching Zs behind the wheel, there’s no arguing that people won’t snooze anyway. The post What Crazy Dash Cam Videos Teach Us About Self-Driving Cars appeared first on WIRED.

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The first self-driving cars are expected to hit showrooms within five years. Their autonomous capabilities will be largely limited to highways, where there aren’t things like pedestrians and cyclists to deal with, and you won’t fully cede control. As long as the road is clear, the car’s in charge. But when all that computing power senses […] The post The DIY Robots That Ride Camels and Fight for Human Rights appeared first on WIRED.

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Here are some quick tips for saving videos from the internet for use in video analysis. The post Downloading and Saving Videos for Analysis appeared first on WIRED.

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Did we really just enact 300 pages of legally questionable, enormously costly, transformative rules just to help Netflix in a trivial commercial spat? The post Opinion: The FCC’s Net Neutrality Victory Is Anything But appeared first on WIRED.

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The Pebble Time Steel, a sharper, more professional take on the watch, with gold, silver, and steel bezels. The post The New Pebble Steel Is a Focused Vision for Smartwatches appeared first on WIRED.

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Sure, E.T. helped put Reese's Pieces on the candy map. But it wasn't just confectionary brands that benefitted from the 1982 movie. The post The Gear That Made E.T. the Pinnacle of Product Placement appeared first on WIRED.

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Google says its new wireless service will operate on a small scale, providing a new way for relatively few people make calls, trade texts, and access the good old internet via their smartphones. But the implications are enormous. The post How Google’s New Wireless Service Will Change the Internet appeared first on WIRED.

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There are gripes about the lack of 4K content right now, but it may not matter. Ultra HD sets are great for 1080p video, and 4K isn't all about TVs anyway. The post Don’t Worry, the Switch to 4K TV Should Be Painless appeared first on WIRED.

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