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The myth of the Apple TV set is dead, and nothing can bring it back. The post Why an Apple HDTV Never Made Any Sense appeared first on WIRED.

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An unusual collaboration between the Seattle Police Department and local hackers could go a long way in dampening the tinderbox of distrust that is harming the relationship between cops and communities and prompting nationwide protests over police treatment of suspects. The spark for this innovative partnership came from a seemingly adversarial act. Last fall, the […] The post Heat and Geeks: Can This Unlikely Duo Restore Community Trust? appeared first on WIRED.

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With no glue, staples, or braces holding it up, the simple arch relies on the force of compression to remain stable. The post You Can Walk on a Bridge Made of 22,000 Sheets of Paper appeared first on WIRED.

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It's not quite WWDC, but that won't stop Apple from introducing two new computers and one tiny surprise. The post Apple Shows Off a New 15-inch MacBook Pro and a 5K iMac appeared first on WIRED.

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Well, the moon does technically have a name: “the moon.” The post We Name Other Planets’ Moons, So Why Haven’t We Named Ours? appeared first on WIRED.

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For decades, farmers have had to rely on seed companies for information about how well their seeds grow. This Google-backed startup is helping farmers share that data with each other. The post How Farmers Can Use Data to Push Back Against Big Ag appeared first on WIRED.

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By opening its APIs to third parties, Automatic lets your old beater take full advantage of the Internet. The post You Can Now Connect All Kinds of Apps to Your Beater Car appeared first on WIRED.

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Sometimes all it takes to trigger your own hallucinatory symphony is a prolonged silence. The post Big Question: Why Can Silence Make You Hear Things That Aren’t There? appeared first on WIRED.

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Designed for the Future, a new book from Princeton Architectural Press, draws on old models of sustainability to extract lessons for tomorrow. The post 7 Ways Design’s Future Is Actually Rooted in the Past appeared first on WIRED.

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A pair of Swiss researchers have built a small foldable drone that can unfurl and take off within seconds. The post Watch This Foldable Mini-Drone Launch in a Snap appeared first on WIRED.

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The definitive oral history of ILM, the special effects powerhouse that revolutionized moviemaking and changed entertainment forever. The post The Untold Story of ILM, a Titan That Forever Changed Film appeared first on WIRED.

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Today's dry shampoos are a little more complicated than the arrowroot that Victorians sprinkled on their locks, but their formulas basically do the same thing: soak up grease. The post What’s Inside Dry Shampoo? Alcohol, Petroleum, and Clay appeared first on WIRED.

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From good old fashioned line dancing to mechanical bull riding, you too can experience the wild, wild West in Italy. The post Yeah, an Italian Hoedown Is as Weird as You’d Think It Is appeared first on WIRED.

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Spotify is the official music option of Starbucks, and crowdsourced playlists are about to hit America's most popular coffee shop. The post Spotify Is Turning Starbucks Baristas Into Coffee Shop DJs appeared first on WIRED.

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For someone whose job is communications, Veep's Mike McLintock is delightfully clueless about most things people talk about. The post Veep GIF and a Graf: Mike Just Discovered Apps appeared first on WIRED.

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In the latest episode of Song Exploder, Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards breaks down her song "Water Fountain." The post Tune-Yards Taps Into Drought to Make ‘Water Fountain’ appeared first on WIRED.

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Chris Church wanted a factory where you could simply request the resources you needed through the Web. So he started one. The post Making Hardware Is a Total Pain. But Not in This Factory appeared first on WIRED.

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It might look like an ordinary wood conference table, but the oak slab absorbs heat and releases it when the room cools down. The post This Table Sucks Up Heat to Lower Your AC Bills appeared first on WIRED.

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On last night's Penny Dreadful the Cut-Wife (a flawless Patti LuPone) taught Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) all about the devil inside. The post Penny Dreadful GIF and a Graf: Pick a Card, But Not That One appeared first on WIRED.

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Volcano news from around the world, including Etna, Hakoke, Telica and Piton de la Fournaise. The post Eruption Update for May 18, 2015: Etna, Hakone, Piton de la Fournaise appeared first on WIRED.

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