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Back in 2007, even before the iPhone was launched, giving us a powerful computer in our pockets or handbags, I started outlining a vision for Web 3.0. Tim Berners-Lee, a father of the World Wide Web, talks about the “Semantic Web,” a way that computers employ the meaning of words — not just pattern matching […] The post From E-Commerce to Web 3.0: Let the Bots Do the Shopping appeared first on WIRED.

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Priced at $50, the Misfit Flash is one of the cheapest fitness trackers you can buy. The post Track Your Sleep and Activity on the Cheap With Misfit’s ‘Flash’ appeared first on WIRED.

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bitLabs is a new platform that will act like an app store for hardware. The post LittleBits Asks Users to Invent Its Next Product for a 10 Percent Cut appeared first on WIRED.

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The remote coastal jungle surrounding the town of San Antonio, located in the Philippine state of Zambales, has not traditionally received much attention in the global cultural conversation. San Antonio, after all, is little more than a few square blocks of quiet homes at the foot of volcanic foothills. Motorized tricycles transport fishermen to and […] The post An Artistic Retreat Trains Young Musicians in the Philippines appeared first on WIRED.

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An empty canvas is great if you’ve got the imagination to do something with it. Sometimes, though, it takes a little push to get the creative mojo going. That’s the thinking behind Mix, a new collaborative platform from FiftyThree, makers of the popular iPad sketching app, Paper. Built right into the app, it’s based around […] The post A Radical New Way to Collaborate, From the Makers of ‘Paper’ appeared first on WIRED.

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Smart phones aren’t really phones. They are small personal computers that you can carry around with you. They just happen to also make phone calls – but that’s not what most people use them for. Yes, these tiny computers are awesome and useful – but there is a downside. The battery life is terrible. The […] The post How Can You Increase Smart Phone Battery Life? appeared first on WIRED.

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Every fall the major television networks unleash scores of new shows for you to watch while simultaneously bringing back your faves. Throw in all the prestige shows now populating cable channels and suddenly keeping up with everything you want to watch this fall seems impossible without losing sleep and/or hitting the max capacity of your DVR. We'd like to help. Below are our picks for what you should watch (because it'll be necessary to your pop culture survival), what you should skip (because it's all filler, no killer), and what you should save and binge later (because it's good, but could be easily scarfed another time). Welcome to Watch, Skip, or Binge—the easiest way to manage your fall TV diet. The post Watch, Skip, or Binge: Your Definitive Guide to Fall TV appeared first on WIRED.

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One thing quietly unsaid amid all the hubbub over the Apple Watch is that it’s not particularly clear what the device is for. Is it a notification screen? A fancy credit card? A health tracker? It’s all of those things–and that’s a problem, says Jennifer Darmour. “Even though Apple introduced a great platform, it still […] The post A Smart Necklace That’s Like a Locket for the 21st Century appeared first on WIRED.

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This is the right exit at the right time. We have reached peak Minecraft. The post Selling Out Was the Best Thing Minecraft’s Creator Could’ve Done appeared first on WIRED.

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Fox's "social experiment" has a fascinating premise, but the show's grand gimmick has quickly become a portrait of disastrous irony. The post Utopia’s Producers Know Utopia Is Impossible—That’s the Point appeared first on WIRED.

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That gift Apple bestowed on all iTunes users? The U2 album no one asked for? Today the company created a way to delete it, which is the least it could do. The post Apple’s Devious U2 Album Giveaway Is Even Worse Than Spam appeared first on WIRED.

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Canon's new 7D Mark II improves on its predecessor with a 10fps burst mode and the ability to shoot 1080p video at 60fps. The post Zippy New Canon DSLR Captures Ultra-Smooth 1080p Video appeared first on WIRED.

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Music has chemistry, both in maintaining friendships and helping us make new ones. Science can help us understand how it works. The post What’s Up With That: Why Do All My Friends Like the Same Music? appeared first on WIRED.

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After pushing out the new U2 album to its 800 million iTunes users last week, Apple has finally released instructions for deleting it from iTunes for good. Here's how to deBono-fy. The post Here’s How to Purge Your iTunes of That Horrid U2 Album appeared first on WIRED.

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When Pearce was named as the head of open source at Facebook, charged with overseeing the vast collection of software the company shares with the rest of the world, he felt that something was missing. “When I took over the Facebook open source portfolio, I was waiting for the invite,” he says. “I was like: ‘Is someone going to invite me to the open source guild?’” The post How Medieval-Style Guilds Will Remake the Tech Behind Facebook and Google appeared first on WIRED.

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A series of objects that chooses cleverness over convenience. The post 4 Designs That Turn Your Living Room Into a Playground appeared first on WIRED.

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You know what's not cool? A Batman show that's not about Batman. Yet, that's what we're getting with Fox's upcoming Gotham. The series centers on Bruce Wayne's childhood and features origin stories of the franchise's villains. Sound like a prequel to a prequel? That's because it is. The post Angry Nerd: Hey Fox, We Never Asked for a Batman Origin Show appeared first on WIRED.

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A fresh survey gives us a new stereotype about Idaho: It's full of crummy drivers. The post Survey Says: America’s Rudest Drivers Are in Idaho appeared first on WIRED.

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Microsoft just acquired Minecraft in a deal valued at $2.5 billion, and at first blush, that seems like money well spent. The popular game, a way of building your own virtual worlds, can not only feed the company's Xbox game console, but also turn Microsoft into a real player in the world of mobile games, across both smartphones and tablets. The post With Minecraft Acquisition, Microsoft Reveals Its Desperation appeared first on WIRED.

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Years of video are recorded and uploaded to the cloud each day to sites like YouTube, Vine, and Facebook from devices like mobile phones, personal drones, or home surveillance cameras. With the new capabilities of computer vision technology, we have the ability to mine this visual data to get valuable insights about what’s happening in […] The post Video: The Next Frontier for Big Data appeared first on WIRED.

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Mainstream perception of bitcoin, much like the crypto-currency itself, has been volatile. Starting last fall and gaining steam throughout the winter, bitcoin became one of the most buzzed about topics on the internet. It was a recurring subject on sites like Business Insider and TechCrunch. Mainstream media got in on the action as well — Newsweek […] The post Out of the Spotlight, Bitcoin Gains Legitimacy appeared first on WIRED.

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The first full trailer for Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 is here—and hot-damn is it a lot more action-packed than the last one! It's still not long enough, but we'll take it. The post Holy Crap There’s a Lot Going on in the New Hunger Games: Mockingjay Trailer appeared first on WIRED.

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Markus "Notch" Persson has a message for Minecraft fans. "It's not about the money. It's about my sanity." The post Minecraft Creator Explains Controversial $2.5 Billion Sale to Microsoft appeared first on WIRED.

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We're all over the map in trailers this week: a few Oscar taunts, a couple documentaries, a handful of scary offerings coming to screens big and small, and two movies that Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Lawrence probably hope you won't hold against them (we're still just glad you're here, J.Law!). Get ready to ride the roller coaster of emotions from war torn Germany to racially-segregated Paris to the hills of Industrial Revolution Appalachia. Just watch out for zombies along the way. The post Trailer Roundup: Brad Pitt in a Tank and the Return of The Walking Dead appeared first on WIRED.

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A new car sharing service sidesteps the biggest problems with EV technology. The post France’s Bizarre Three-Wheeled Buggies May Be the Perfect EVs appeared first on WIRED.

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