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With Thanksgiving around the corner and family coming into town, November is all about gratitude for me. Frankly, it’s easy to feel grateful for all of the energy, innovation, and success we see around us every day here in Silicon Valley. But this week, I’m actually feeling grateful for something unique — something many programmers […] The post Gratitude in Unexpected Places: Embracing Constraint in Engineering appeared first on WIRED.

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The XR-PHEV is muscled-out crossover packed with modern tech and an unexpectedly peppy engine setup. The post This Electric Concept Car Could Finally Convince Americans to Buy Mitsubishis appeared first on WIRED.

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Animated sequels are nothing compared to their various spin-offs. Why watch Madagascar 4 when the new Penguins of Madagascar looks infinitely better and it isn't bound to the original template? Angry Nerd explains why he'll take animated spin-offs like Puss in Boots to another Shrek any day. The post Angry Nerd: Penguins of Madagascar Is Gonna Be Great. Here’s Why appeared first on WIRED.

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We've all seen the trailer, but as with any emergency situation, the first step is not to panic. The post Three Mildly Delusional Reasons Not to Give Up On Jurassic World appeared first on WIRED.

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Why everyone from Zynga's Mark Pincus to PayPal's Max Levchin are trying to change the way business get built. The post The Next Big Thing You Missed: Tech Superstars Build ‘Startup Factories’ appeared first on WIRED.

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Many birds use tools for diverse reasons, such as extracting and capturing food. It may look cognitively sophisticated, but some of this tool-use behavior is stereotyped, built into the species’ genetic inheritance. An example of this is ‘anting’ — some birds rub live ants on their feathers, apparently to spread the insects’ formic acid over […] The post Faced With Invasive Snail, a Bird Learns to Use Tools appeared first on WIRED.

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Sometimes the internet feels like one giant fan-service machine, doesn't it? The post Queen Bey and King Push Rule This Week’s Playlist appeared first on WIRED.

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Plenty of companies brag that their communications app is encrypted. But that marketing claim demands a followup question: who has the key? The post Hacker Lexicon: What Is End-to-End Encryption? appeared first on WIRED.

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In a recent Droid Turbo commercial, someone uses his phone to save himself as he falls off a building. Is this even possible? The post Could a Phone Save You From Falling Off a Building? appeared first on WIRED.

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Calling Miito a kettle is a little misleading, but it's an intriguing alternative to heating small volumes of liquid. The post A Tea Kettle Alternative That’s Cooler, Cleaner, and More Eco-Friendly appeared first on WIRED.

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Each child with autism is different from the next. One approach rapidly gaining momentum makes sense of this diversity by grouping children together based on their genetics, then looking for patterns in their symptoms. The long-term aim: personalized treatments for each subtype of autism. The post Genetics Suggest Autism Isn’t Just One Disorder—It’s Hundreds appeared first on WIRED.

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How the world's first real computer, the ENIAC, was restored by an unlikely group of conservationists—all thanks to Ross Perot. The post The World’s First Computer Has Finally Been Resurrected appeared first on WIRED.

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Somewhere dark and icy on a comet 320 million miles away, the history-making, comet-bouncing Philae spacecraft is sleeping. Its batteries are depleted and there isn’t enough sunlight to recharge. But while the lander finished its primary job, collecting invaluable data on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the Rosetta mission is far from over. For many scientists, the excitement is just beginning. The post What’s Next for the Rosetta Mission and Comet Exploration appeared first on WIRED.

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Google has a new tool that lets you check when and where your account has been accessed over the last month to make sure nothing unusual is happening. The post Google’s New Dashboard Shows You All the Devices Accessing Your Account appeared first on WIRED.

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This Batmobile was lost for decades. Now it's newly restored and up for auction. Opening bid? $90,000. The post This Restored 1963 Batmobile Could Cost You a Cool $500K appeared first on WIRED.

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Jennifer Colliau discusses her unique new bar, The Interval, at WIRED by Design The post Peek Inside a Cocktail Archaeologist’s Wild New Bar appeared first on WIRED.

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With its sharp and colorful screen, excellent audio performance, and state-of-the-art components, Amazon's affordable flagship tablet is a winner. The post Review: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 appeared first on WIRED.

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Ryoji Ikeda's latest performance is something like a high-tech rave with a year's worth of high-school science class schizophrenically drawn upon as its raw material. The post This Crazy Visual Symphony Is Like Being Inside a Computer, on Drugs appeared first on WIRED.

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The GT S is a tremendous starting point for a new line of Mercedes sports cars. The post The Glorious GT S Heralds a New Era for Mercedes Sports Cars appeared first on WIRED.

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A gallery of gifs showing the most beautiful fluid dynamics visualizations from the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Mechanics 2014 annual meeting. The post Prize-Winning Videos Capture the Strange Beauty of Fluids in Motion appeared first on WIRED.

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Android is the world's leading mobile operating system not because everyone uses phones made by Google. It could do the same with the wearable operating system it's developed for Glass. The post The Only Way to Save Google Glass Is to Kill It appeared first on WIRED.

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Design student Travis Purrington reworked U.S. currency to celebrate systems and knowledge, not individuals. The post What if Our Money Were Designed to Celebrate Science Instead of Presidents? appeared first on WIRED.

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Photography has long been debated as a source of “truth.” However, what you see in a photo is not always reality. The post Mind-Bending Dioramas That Distort How You See Reality appeared first on WIRED.

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It’s three episodes down and three to go as time marches cruelly on toward the end of our fair Newsroom. Here's our latest Gchat recap of last night's episode. The post Once Again, Here’s Our Comprehensive Gchat Recap of The Newsroom appeared first on WIRED.

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have built a mobile app that aims to give office workers more control over their environment while saving energy. The post The Internet of Anything: A Smartphone App That Lets You Control Your Office Environment appeared first on WIRED.

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