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Maybe, like Craiglist, you don’t need to create a beautiful product at all. The post Google Ventures: Not Every Product Needs to Be Beautiful appeared first on WIRED.

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Simon Høgsberg takes thousands of images and uses facial recognition software to create a photographic map of all the people that pass by one grocery store. The post Photographer Snaps 100K Pictures in Front of One Shop appeared first on WIRED.

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Buzzfeed is launching an open-source research lab for building tools to bring the world better information. The post BuzzFeed Founder Launches New Lab for Open-Source Invention appeared first on WIRED.

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Prosecutors are determined to make an example of Ross Ulbricht---to deter other Dark Web market administrators from following in his footsteps. The post Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing appeared first on WIRED.

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Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg's tech site, Re/code, will be joining Vox Media's portfolio of digital news sites. The post Vox Media Acquires Tech News Site Re/code appeared first on WIRED.

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On Tuesday the IRS admitted that it had been the target of a breach that compromised 100,000 taxpayers' files between February and the middle of this month. The post Hackers Hit IRS and Access 100,000 Taxpayers’ Files appeared first on WIRED.

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A merged Time Warner and Charter wouldn't top Comcast. But their combined heft could set up a showdown. The post Charter’s Time Warner Bid Could Create A True Comcast Rival appeared first on WIRED.

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Over the past two decades, few voices have shouted louder from the rooftops about global cybersecurity and digital privacy concerns than Bruce Schneier. He’s the CTO of Resilient Systems, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and has authored 14 books—his latest, Data and Goliath, was published in March. As Facebook and Google have infiltrated our every […] The post Bruce Schneier on Privacy and the Data Free-for-All appeared first on WIRED.

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Being the devil's plaything leaves little time for levity, so when Vanessa Ives got to have this laugh it was hard not to call it the episode's highlight. The post Penny Dreadful GIF and a Graf: Underwear Shopping Is Awkward appeared first on WIRED.

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It's that time again: Google I/O 2015 is upon us, and as usual, there's a lot to cover. Let's dig in. The post From Moonshots to Android M: What to Expect from Google I/O appeared first on WIRED.

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There were great bits on last night's Veep. But since Amy has been consistently killing it this season, she won. The post Veep GIF and a Graf: Amy’s Got Herself a ‘Daddy’ Issue appeared first on WIRED.

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Road rage begins to make sense when you look at it through the lens of behavioral science. The post Big Question: Why Am I a Horrible Person When I Drive? appeared first on WIRED.

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Ahead of a possibly history ruling tomorrow, a lawyer, a philosopher and a research scientist passionately explain why animals deserve the right to bodily freedom. The post Are Only Humans Rightly Free? The Case for Animal Rights appeared first on WIRED.

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When Justice Jaffe issues her ruling tomorrow, we know the full significance of the order she has issued. But one day, surely, we will recognize that there is no good reason to keep apes in prison, nor to deny them basic rights. The post Peter Singer: There Is No Good Reason to Keep Apes in Prison appeared first on WIRED.

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Because animals do not have a voice with which to express their rights and confront those who would deny them, then research must elucidate their needs and speak on their behalf. The post All Animals Have Rights: A Researcher’s Perspective appeared first on WIRED.

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Chimpanzees, like humans, are autonomous, self-aware, self-directed, conscious animals who lead emotionally, socially, and intellectually rich lives. Yet, like all nonhuman animals, they are classified legally as “things.” They have no legal rights that are recognized or protected by a court of law, which means that their interests cannot truly be vindicated save for weak […] The post The Case for Giving Apes The Right to Bodily Freedom appeared first on WIRED.

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Experts insist that what the FBI claims hacker Chris Roberts did on a flight is not possible. We examine why, and what is still unknown. The post Is It Possible for Passengers to Hack Commercial Aircraft? appeared first on WIRED.

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Two German designers capture the point at which computer vision software draws a blank. The post Computers Can’t Recognize These Wild Faces as Faces appeared first on WIRED.

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Suburban clone Alison and her husband Donnie had the most fun Orphan Black has had in a while on this weekend's episode. (Underwear dancing!) The post Orphan Black GIF and a Graf: Alison Shakes What Cloning Gave Her appeared first on WIRED.

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Here are some thoughts for the end of the academic year including the importance of a 4.0 GPA. The post End of the Year Comments for Students and Faculty appeared first on WIRED.

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Android Auto, now available from Hyundai, is remarkable for its simplicity and flexibility. The post Android Auto: The First Great In-Car Infotainment System appeared first on WIRED.

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Out today, 'The Water Knife' centers on a vicious fight over water rights in a near-future, desiccated American Southwest. The post With His New Novel, Paolo Bacigalupi Imagines an Arid Future appeared first on WIRED.

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As the world's biggest tech companies say they're trying to advance the role of women in the industry, GoDaddy---yes, that GoDaddy---is an example of real progress. The post GoDaddy Isn’t the Company You Think It Is appeared first on WIRED.

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Armed with a GoPro and a drone, a father and son document the natural wonders of Antarctica. The post Get Lost in This Stunning Drone Footage From Antarctica appeared first on WIRED.

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Last November, shortly after he’d been hired as a sheriff’s deputy in rural Clark County, Idaho, John Clements indulged his curiosity by reviewing the county’s unsolved homicides. It was a short list. Clark County, a former rail hub in a desolate swath of eastern Idaho, has fewer than 870 residents, and years often elapse between […] The post The Mystery of the Torso in Buffalo Cave appeared first on WIRED.

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