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We already knew Henrik Fisker can designgorgeous cars. Now he's shown he's as good with two wheels as four.

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Barcelona is one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Tourists flock here for the superb restaurants, lively nightlife, and a chance to check out the stunningly creative architecture of Antoni Gaudí. But the city's historical and cultural roots run deep, and a new interactive map aims to make it easier for visitors and locals alike to explore the city's landmarks.

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With a new camera called the Illum, a DSLR-style shooter with an 8X optical zoom and high-speed, sports-worthy shutter, Lytro is hoping to tap into the creative professional market.

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The Pentagon's research arm is developing a sophisticated, drop-in autopilot that can replace as many as five crew members in the cockpit of a military aircraft, and turn the pilot into a high-level  "mission supervisor" issuing commands through a touch screen.

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of MST3K’s national debut, WIRED presents an oral history of the greatest talk-back show ever made.

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This may be end of the FuelBand, the Nike fitness-tracking bracelet that once represented the future of wearable computing. But with Nike’s help, a new device could rise from those ashes, a wearable that will either make or break the case for whether wearables need to exist at all: the Apple iWatch. To date, Apple […]

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It turns out, a spare gas tank can make for a remarkably good canvas.

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VW prepped a 400-horsepower all-wheel-drive Golf for the Shanghai Auto Show. Yes, yes, yes, 1,000 times yes. Alas, it is but a concept.

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Ara's promise goes well beyond fixing broken screens.

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Over its lifetime, Earth has hosted countless species. But some of those species, like the dinosaurs, have managed to claw their way into a special place in our imaginations. Now, a new book illustrates the dinosaurs — and many of the beasts of millennia ago — in beautiful, spectacular and vicious style. In one illustration, […]

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Nintendo dropped NES Remix and let us all complain about how what we really wanted was a version that used the better games, and then immediately announced just such a thing.

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For over 75 years, Cinecittà Studios has stood on the outskirts of Rome, serving as the backdrop for thousands of films. Today its hundred acres stand nearly abandoned.

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Even if the Supreme Court rules in Aereo's favor, its biggest challenges may be still to come.

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You find iOS/Android annoying, and all your friends say Android/iOS is, like, way better. So you've finally decided it's time to switch phones. Let's do it.

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Tom Preston-Werner — founder of the immensely popular social coding site GitHub and its most prominent executive — has left the company in the wake of widely publicized sexual harassment investigation. GitHub, a tech-industry darling whose coding software is used by millions of developers worldwide, launched the investigation last month after one of the company’s […]

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Whether or not the creators intended this to be a rape scene is irrelevant; they made one anyway. And they made one that encourages the most dangerous thinking about rape imaginable.

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Joss Whedon's new film In Your Eyes, which he wrote and produced, is now available to rent online for just $5.

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Throughout last night's brisk, funny episode, characters are repeatedly confronted with a choice: Should they be up front about their desires and dislikes, in hopes that the static they get in response won't prevent them from getting what they want?

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Let people who love sore backs and dirty fingernails painstakingly tend their gardenias. Today’s backyard should be a maximized, automated, hyperefficient system of caloric production. With a little science—and some engineering prowess—you can keep your plot tidy, pest-free, and healthy while barely lifting a finger. So kick back with a gin-spiked kombucha and let your […]

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In a 2011 Greenpeace report called “How Dirty is Your Data?", Apple earned the dubious distinction of being the among the worst climate offenders. Not long afterwards—though Apple says the announcement was long in the making—the company proclaimed its intent to power all its operations via renewables like wind, biogas, hydro, and solar.

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A Q&A with Writer Michael Lewis on rigging Wall Street and why regulators may not solve the problem.

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Plenty of automakers make retro-modern vehicles that combine an old-school ethos with modern technology. But none of them do it quite like Morgan Motor Co., which was retro before retro was a thing.

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Netflix has spent years building and improving its recommendation engine, and even sponsored a $1 million contest to improve its algorithm. But not every company has the time or money to build a system like that. Using a new open source offering from Mortar Data, one engineer should be able to get a custom recommendation engine up and running in about a week's time.

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One of the more surprising ripple effects of the 2008 economic crash is the resurgence of independent gold prospecting in California.

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Bryan Pijanowski wants to capture the sounds of the world on a single day, and he needs your help. Beginning on Earth Day of this year, Pijanowski hopes to enlist thousands of people in recording a few minutes of their everyday surroundings with his Soundscape Recorder smartphone app.

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