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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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Star Wars is just days away from returning to the big screen—or, at least the trailer is. Lucasfilm confirmed today that a teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will run in select theaters over the holiday weekend before heading to all theaters in December. The post Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Debuts This Weekend appeared first on WIRED.

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People throw around the term "PTSD" when talking about Katniss Everdeen's state in the Hunger Games movies. But does she fit the criteria for PTSD diagnosis? We asked some experts. The post How Bad Is Katniss’ PTSD in The Hunger Games? We Asked the Experts appeared first on WIRED.

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Of all the cyber threats driving headlines, malvertising – seeding malicious code in online advertisements to infect unsuspecting users – might be the most jarring and difficult for many Web surfers to fathom. No one expects to get infected with malware when they visit trusted sites like YouTube or Reuters – hardly the seedy sides of the […] The post Why Malvertising Is Cybercriminals’ Latest Sweet Spot appeared first on WIRED.

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Do you love singing and laughing and smiles and rainbows? Then this is the week in trailers for you! We've got Pitch Perfect 2, live-action Cinderella, and a trailer for the next season of Portlandia. Check it. The post Pitch Perfect 2 and Better Call Saul Top This Week’s Trailers appeared first on WIRED.

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I came out of college right at the exciting explosion of the web. Most people paid little attention to it, WIRED looked like this, and my family would get excited when they saw a URL in a TV ad because that was that web thing that Brant worked on. As business models began to solidify […] The post Why You Need to Think About APIs Before Websites appeared first on WIRED.

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Not much is certain in technology and design, except for one pattern we’ve seen time and again: whenever a new class of technology becomes available, everyone wants a piece of it. In the late ’90s it was websites, then it was apps, and now it’s connected everything, aka, the Internet of Things (IoT). But there’s […] The post Tips for Designing a Connected Home That Isn’t Chaos appeared first on WIRED.

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When photographed through a microscope, drops of seawater look like the outer reaches of the cosmos. The post Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space appeared first on WIRED.

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A couple years and plenty of trips on the water later, Anton Willis is introducing new details. Perhaps most notably, the new Oru has a foam chair with adjustable back support. The post Here’s a New Tricked Out Version of the Origami-Inspired Oru Kayak appeared first on WIRED.

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This could very well be the year we get over our emoji obsession. The post An iOS 8 Keyboard App That Lets You Draw Your Texts appeared first on WIRED.

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The best concepts, sports cars, and even video game stars we spotted at this year's show. The post The 10 Coolest Cars at the LA Auto Show appeared first on WIRED.

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Underwater exploration has traditionally been an exclusive endeavor, accessible only to deep-pocketed adventurers or researchers backed by government scientific agencies. But with the recent rise of citizen science and low-cost, open-source tools, the boundaries to underwater exploration are rapidly being degraded. OpenROV has been leading the charge since 2012, offering low-cost (sub-$1000) submersibles and sparking […] The post Citizen Explorers, Meet Your New Submersible appeared first on WIRED.

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Celebrities dabbling in tech is nothing new, but these days it's different. When the venture capital money dries up in Silicon Valley, when interest rates rise and institutional investors seek safer returns elsewhere, it's the rich and famous who will be left. The post That Time Will.I.Am and a Silicon Valley VC Rapped Together appeared first on WIRED.

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Piecing together new information from various researchers, it's clear the 'Regin" malware is one of the most sophisticated nation-state spy tools ever found. The post Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer appeared first on WIRED.

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The outlets in your house produce alternating current, but your phone charger needs DC. How do you get from AC to DC? This simple demo shows you how. The post How Do You Charge Your DC Phone With an AC Source? appeared first on WIRED.

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Is the wisdom of the crowd as good as the bank's coin counter? Guess how much money is in this huge jar of coins to help us find out. The post Can the Internet Count Coins as Well as a Bank Machine? appeared first on WIRED.

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Samantha Cristoforetti is a new breed of social media-savvy astronaut. The post This App Lets You Say Hello to an Astronaut in Real Time appeared first on WIRED.

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