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Blumoo, a three-inch-tall component for your home audio/video setup, wants to replace your remotes with your Android or iOS device. But is that really a good idea? The post This Tiny Device Lets You Control All Your A/V Gear With a Smartphone appeared first on WIRED.

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FedEx is testing a new powertrain that makes its trucks into electric vehicles with onboard diesel generators. The post FedEx’s New Electric Trucks Get a Boost From Diesel Turbines appeared first on WIRED.

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In a recent study by the Pew Research Internet Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center, 1,800 technology experts were asked about the future of man vs. machine in 2025. Will we live harmoniously with robotic technology, or will virtual employees displace humans? More than half (52%) said they believe that the potential impact […] The post Thriving as Humans in the New Robotic Era appeared first on WIRED.

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Every time Apple comes out with a new product, the media is abuzz with excitement.  This shouldn’t come as a surprise — Apple is the technology leader who not only has its pulse on future technology trends, but sets the trends. The launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus the week before last didn’t […] The post The Changing Role of IT: What iPhone 6, iOS 8 Mean to Business appeared first on WIRED.

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Even if you clear-cut your forest, these lice will find a way to survive. The post Pubic Lice: Still NOT Going Extinct appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook's long-awaited Google Ad Sense competitor is finally here. It's called Atlas, and like Ad Sense, it will allow brands to buy ads on Facebook, using the social network's massive trove of data, and have those ads show up on sites across the web. The post Facebook Takes Aim at Google With Launch of New Ad Network appeared first on WIRED.

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A key finding from neuroscience research over the last few decades is that non-conscious preparatory brain activity appears to precede the subjective feeling of making a decision. Some neuroscientists, like Sam Harris, have argued that this shows our sense of free will is an illusion. Books have even started to appear with titles like My […] The post Belief In Free Will Not Threatened By Neuroscience appeared first on WIRED.

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Honestly, I think this whole bending of the iPhone 6 Plus thing is over blown. If you want, you could bend or break just about any electronic device. They aren’t indestructible. For me, the story isn’t about the iPhone, instead it’s about how people talk about the physics associated with a bending iPhone. Let’s go […] The post Could Skinny Jeans Bend Your iPhone 6 Plus? appeared first on WIRED.

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Go Pro has announced three new cameras: the new 4K flagship Hero4 Black, the new Hero4 Silver with a touchscreen, and a new entry-level Hero camera that costs only $130. The post GoPro’s New Cameras Sport Better 4K Features, Low-Light Shooting appeared first on WIRED.

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In his series Deposit, Swiss photographer Yann Mingard reveals another type of data storage facility: the privately owned bunker space within which individuals, companies and even nation-states secure their most precious code, papers, and in some cases, genetic material. The post See What’s Buried in the Swiss Bunkers Turned Into Secretive Data Centers appeared first on WIRED.

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The tactic is similar to when the Human Rights Campaign logo went viral over social media in 2013. The post The White House’s Smart Branding Campaign Against Sexual Assault appeared first on WIRED.

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The subject enters a room in which a 12-year-old boy is seated. A 20-minute conversation ensues. The subject quizzes the boy about current events and other topics to get a sense of his intelligence and personality. But the boy is not what he appears to be. The post If Someone Secretly Controlled What You Say, Would Anyone Notice? appeared first on WIRED.

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The movie gods gaveth in a big way this week. Jupiter Ascending came roaring back onto the track after veering off course for a bit, and lead the charge for a few smaller budget sci-fi companions. Elsewhere, a bunch of stuff blew up in trailers for Kingsmen: The Secret Service and Blackhat, and we got our sad on with some moody film festival fodder. So overall, there's something for the nerds, something for the family, and something for the film majors. Popcorn up and let's ride! The post Trailer Roundup: Jupiter Ascending Wows and Chris Hemsworth Hacks appeared first on WIRED.

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Shellshock is one of the oldest known bugs in history. But its story is not that usual. Early this year, security researchers discovered another bug, called Heartbleed, that has languished in open source software for years. Both bugs are indicative a problem that could continue to plague the internet unless we change the way we write and audit software. The truth is that the net is littered with code that dates back decades, and some of it never gets looked at. The post The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes appeared first on WIRED.

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Timo Arnall is something of a magician: The designer is very good at making the invisible visible. The post Glowing Orbs Reveal GPS Strength Wherever You Take Them appeared first on WIRED.

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A modder has rebuilt the classic Mario Kart 64 track Rainbow Road and released it as a custom course for the realistic racing sim Assetto Corsa. The post You Can Now Drive Rainbow Road in Gaming’s Most Realistic Racer appeared first on WIRED.

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No company has a culture; every company is a culture. A startup is a team of people on a mission, and a good culture is just what that looks like on the inside. The first team that I built has become known in Silicon Valley as the “PayPal Mafia” because so many of my former colleagues, including Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, and David Sacks, have gone on to help each other start and invest in successful tech companies. The post You Should Run Your Startup Like a Cult. Here’s How appeared first on WIRED.

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After yesterday’s news about the unexpected eruption at Ontake, we are finally getting the full, grim picture of the extent of death at the Japanese volcano. Authorities in the area has said that over 30 people have been found on the volcano and mostly of them are likely dead from effects of the eruption. This […] The post Over 30 Hikers Die During Ontake Eruption in Japan: What Happened? appeared first on WIRED.

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I want to tell you about one of the most beautiful ideas that I know. It’s a physics experiment, and it’s beautiful because in one elegant stroke, it expands our consciousness, forcing us to realize that objects can behave in ways that are impossible for us to picture (but remarkably, possible for us to calculate). It’s beautiful […] The post Hey There Little Electron, Why Won’t You Tell Me Where You Came From? appeared first on WIRED.

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Today, Ontake (also known as Ontakesan) erupted unexpectedly trapping hundreds of people who were hiking on Japan’s second tallest volcano. The eruption appears to have been highly explosive, with pyroclastic flows and an ash column that topped over 5.5 kilometers (18,000 feet). You can see some stunning video of the pyroclastic flows roaring down the […] The post Japan’s Ontake Erupts, Hikers Trapped and Injured appeared first on WIRED.

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In this week's installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, Futurama head writer David X. Cohen discusses the show's super-nerdy sci-fi and math jokes. The post Futurama’s Resident Physics Nerd on Math Jokes and Richard Nixon appeared first on WIRED.

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Before Uber and Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter, Google and Yahoo, DEC saw the future of the internet. The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: This Tech Giant Saw the Future. Then Google Put It Out of Business appeared first on WIRED.

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The hosts discuss the structural integrity of the new iPhone 6 Plus, and whether this is in fact a really big problem Apple needs to fix, stat. Also, newsflash: Mat's a bona fide birder. Who knew? The post Gadget Lab Podcast: We Dig Deep Into the Bendy iPhone Controversy appeared first on WIRED.

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A special treat for longtime fans of the Game|Life podcast: WIRED contributor Laura Hudson returns this week! The post Game|Life Podcast: You and Me Could Write a Bird Romance appeared first on WIRED.

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Continuing the trend of "Surprise!" album releases that his band Radiohead pretty much started seven years ago, Thom Yorke just up and released an album on BitTorrent today. It's called Tomorrow's Modern Boxes and it'll cost you $6. This almost feels like déjà vu. The post Thom Yorke Just Released a $6 Album on BitTorrent appeared first on WIRED.

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