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DADO Labs is trying to help established companies get in on the Internet of Things before startups eat their lunch. The post The Internet of Anything: A Startup That Gets Old Device Companies Hip to the Net appeared first on WIRED.

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Ori and the Blind Forest, coming March 11 for Xbox One, bills itself as a "Metroidvania," but it takes inspiration from many more places. The post An Anime-Inspired Platformer That’s as Beautiful as It Is Mind-Bending appeared first on WIRED.

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The following is excerpted from Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, by Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe (Pegasus Books, 2015). The post A Visit to the Forgotten Volcano That Once Turned Europe Dark appeared first on WIRED.

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The Bowthorpe Oak is a massively thick, millennium-old tree in Lincolnshire, England that once was rumored to hold three dozen people in its enormous, hollowed-out trunk. Beth Moon photographed the leafy giant some 15 years ago and was struck by this tree's solemn nobility and overwhelming presence. Thus began a pilgrimage that would take her around the world to document the planet's most ancient trees. The post The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World appeared first on WIRED.

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In a wide-ranging phone conversation, WIRED spoke with Gates about this year’s letter, global inequality, and President Obama’s tax proposals. The post Bill Gates on His 15-Year Plan, Capitalism’s Downside, and Measles at Disneyland appeared first on WIRED.

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United States Senators stood up for what they believed in today—and it wasn’t pretty. The post Here Are All the Senators Who Do and Don’t Believe in Human-Caused Climate Change appeared first on WIRED.

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A Bitcoin exchange operator who pled guilty to supplying $1 million in digital currency to people buying drugs on Silk Road was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday. Robert Faiella, who used the name BTCking online, had been arrested last year and charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and operating an unlicensed money […] The post Bitcoin Exchange Operator Sentenced to 4 Years for Silk Road Transactions appeared first on WIRED.

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President Obama's State of the Union address covered a wide range of topics, but at its heart, was a focus on the importance of women as drivers of economic stability. The post A Key Issue in Obama’s State of the Union: Advocating for Women at Work appeared first on WIRED.

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LG's first Android Wear device was pretty bland-looking, particularly when compared to the beautiful round Moto 360. Now, LG is back with a round watch of its own. The post Review: LG G Watch R appeared first on WIRED.

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Its holographic interface looks cool. But Windows 10 still won't put Microsoft back in the most important race. The company came to the new mobile world last. And that's where it will likely remain. The post Windows 10 Looks Pretty Cool, But Microsoft Is Still So Far Behind appeared first on WIRED.

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Lapka's concept sensors explore how Project Ara could change not just smartphones, but perhaps medical devices, scientific instruments, and educational tools, too. The post Wild Concept Sensors for Google’s Modular Phone appeared first on WIRED.

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"Bike Sense" flashes LED lights, plays a bicycle bell, and taps a driver on the shoulder when a cyclist is nearby. The post Jaguar Land Rover’s Virtual Backseat Driver Could Stop You Hitting Cyclists appeared first on WIRED.

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Wired subscribe SCROLL DOWN Satya Nadella’s Got a Plan to Make You Care About Microsoft. The First Step? Holograms By Jessi Hempel On a campus notable for tight security and secret offices, Building 92 is a rare beacon of openness. Guests can enter without a Microsoft ID and browse corporate history in the visitor center […] The post Satya Nadella’s Got a Plan to Make You Care About Microsoft. The First Step? Holograms appeared first on WIRED.

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Been thinking of getting into Elder Scrolls Online? Bethesda's got two big announcements that just might make you one of Tamriel's permanent residents. The post Elder Scrolls Online Goes Free-to-Play and Gets a Console Release Date appeared first on WIRED.

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It looks like Apple is working on adding analytics to Beats, the music streaming service it bought for $3 billion last May. Apple recently bought Semetric, the British startup behind a service called Musicmetric, according to a new report. The post After Beats Buy, Apple Snaps Up Music Analytics Semetric appeared first on WIRED.

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As we power on towards the new and exciting future the Internet of Things (IoT) promises, I’m reminded of the single greatest issue we all face, more challenging than the networks, more problematic than the security challenges, and certainly more likely to impact adoption than user acceptance. That challenge is single function platforms or devices. […] The post Internet of Things — The Space Junk Challenge appeared first on WIRED.

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To Zach Nader, digital images are inherently broken. So why not break them even more? The post Haunting Glitch Art Made From Photoshopped Fashion Ads appeared first on WIRED.

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When you pay $70,000 for a car, you expect certain things. Leather. Fancy technology. A smooth and quiet ride. The Volkswagen Phaeton had it all. Running a W12 engine---essentially two V6 engines meshed together---and it was the first VW to feature radar adaptive cruise control and adaptive air suspension. It was a technological marvel. And it bombed. The post Well That Didn’t Work: Turns Out Americans Didn’t Want a $70K Luxury VW. Go Figure appeared first on WIRED.

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Silk Road, for its more than two and a half years online, was an unprecedented online narcotics emporium. But according to a journal found on the laptop of its alleged creator Ross Ulbricht, Ulbricht wanted it to be even more: a “brand” that extended from communications tools to banking. The post Ulbricht Allegedly Planned a Silk Road Chat Tool and…Bank? appeared first on WIRED.

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The prototype is amazing. It amplifies the special powers that Kinect introduced, using a small fraction of the energy. Project HoloLens’ key achievement—realistic holograms—works by tricking your brain into seeing light as matter. The post Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft’s Unbelievable New Holographic Goggles appeared first on WIRED.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has an easygoing approach to management, and that’s changing the software giant’s corporate tone. Platon Boy, do I love a shiny new gadget! That feeling, right? The unboxing, the admiration of the curves/chamfers/color/finish/glossy screen, the fumbling for the power button, the futzing and the tinkering, the showing-off to chums. It’s a […] The post Letter From the Editor: Microsoft’s Holographic Goggles Are Strange—But Kind of Awesome appeared first on WIRED.

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Sure, it’s the middle of winter, and you’re probably more worried about tomorrow’s wind chill than last summer’s heat. But 2014 was particularly warm, as you may have heard—1.24 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the global average for the last century and the hottest year in the history of looking at such stuff. Overall, temperatures have […] The post How We Know 2014 Was the Hottest Year appeared first on WIRED.

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Pakistan records its first polio case in 2015, and may become the planet's last refuge for the crippling disease. The post A New Polio Case in Pakistan and an Unsolved Epidemic appeared first on WIRED.

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With recent news stories involving serious attacks on Sony and its PlayStation Network, Microsoft’s Xbox Live network, alongside other high profile attacks on the Tor project and North Korea’s Websites, has cyber-terrorism become a very real and dangerous reality for enterprises to battle alongside other threats? Let’s start from the beginning. What is the difference […] The post Is Cyber-Terrorism the New Normal? appeared first on WIRED.

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Dropbox has acquired CloudOn, a startup based in Israel that offers a service for creating and editing documents on mobile devices. The post Dropbox Buys Israel-Based Mobile Document Editing Startup appeared first on WIRED.

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