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It sounds almost like a late '90s sci-fi flick: NASA sends a spacecraft to an asteroid, plucks a boulder off its surface with a robotic claw, and brings it back in orbit around the moon. The post NASA’s Plan to Give the Moon a Moon appeared first on WIRED.

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"You can hear [the pilot] is trying to smash the door down.” The post Pilot Was Locked Out of Germanwings Cockpit Before Crash appeared first on WIRED.

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The GIF was apparently the official answer Google sent to a reporter in response to his seeming scoop on a new YouTube livestreaming plan. The post Google Sends Reporter a GIF Instead of a ‘No Comment’ appeared first on WIRED.

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NOKIA AND WIRED took the #maketechhuman conversation to TED, convening an all-star gathering of scientists, technologists, executives and thought leaders to ask: “How can me make sure tech serves humanity and not the other way around?” The evening debate addressed both the promise and peril of AI, as well as how to encode it with […] The post Tech Luminaries Tackle Big Questions on Small Napkins appeared first on WIRED.

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When you're surveilling one person, the contents of conversations can be more important than metadata. But when you're surveilling an entire population, metadata is far more useful. The post NSA Doesn’t Need to Spy on Your Calls to Learn Your Secrets appeared first on WIRED.

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As Chief Content Officer of a learning company, people frequently ask me: “Won’t all of your content eventually be free? After all, when technology enters the market, free is right behind it.” Then they’ll point to something like the music industry, where annual revenues have declined more than $20 billion from their peak over a decade […] The post Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education appeared first on WIRED.

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A new auction is treating seven impactful algorithms like artworks. The post Meet The Thousand Dollar Algorithms Up For Auction appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook is testing what it calls "spherical video," a new breed of online video you can view from multiple angles. The post Facebook Unveils Immersive 360-Degree Video for News Feeds appeared first on WIRED.

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In an exclusive interview, Mark Zuckerberg tells WIRED how Facebook is much more than the blue “F” icon on the front of your smartphone. The post Zuckerberg Wants to Move Fast and Help Everyone Make Money appeared first on WIRED.

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Zya Ditty is a new mobile app that turns your typed text into autotuned vocals singing along with famous songs. The post A New App for Facebook Messenger Turns Your Text Into a Pop Song appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook wants its homegrown messaging app to replace email as the way we communicate with the companies we buy from. The post Facebook Thinks Its Messenger Can Kill Junk Mail appeared first on WIRED.

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Throughout her closing argument, Kleiner's lead defense attorney sought to show that Pao blamed others for her own failings but was simply not cut out to be a venture capitalist. The post Kleiner Lawyer Says Pao Twisted Facts to Get a Big Payout appeared first on WIRED.

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If you're looking for the beginnings of an Atlantic hurricane this season, point your eyes and satellites at Africa. The post To See the Birth of an Atlantic Hurricane, Look to Africa appeared first on WIRED.

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Iceland is unique in many ways: It has active volcanoes, semi-tasty whale-based dishes, and a kickass travel advertising campaign. It’s also the best place in the world to do genetic research. The post Why Iceland Is the World’s Greatest Genetic Laboratory appeared first on WIRED.

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With 80-year-old glare-cutting science and 60-year-old hipster-cool chic, these iconic sunglasses have ridden the waves of fashion in timeless style. The post Decades on, Ray-Ban Wayfarers Remain the Pinnacle of Cool appeared first on WIRED.

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Ready to go on mystery-solving adventures with Veronica Mars? Pack your binge-watching bags, we're going to Neptune (California)! The post WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Veronica Mars appeared first on WIRED.

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When Michael Simmons and Kent Sutherland started building a calendar app for the Mac, their goal was simple: fix everything bad about iCal. The post Fantastical 2 Is a Crazy-Powerful Calendar App for Your Mac appeared first on WIRED.

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In the world of VR hobbyists, the only real hardware is a pidgin of devkits and kludgy peripherals. That may be changing soon. The post New Headset Could Seamlessly Mash Up VR and Hand-Tracking appeared first on WIRED.

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The app aims to bring glimpses of history to your smartphone screen. The post Clever App Reveals a Snapshot of Your Location—In the Past appeared first on WIRED.

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Thanks to changes in French law, teenagers as young as 14 can drive the Renault Twizy, a tiny, two-seater electric car. The post France Is Letting 14-Year-Olds Drive This Tiny Electric Car appeared first on WIRED.

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Soon, it could take as little as $60 and a laptop to begin messing around with a car's digital innards. The post A $60 Gadget That Makes Car Hacking Far Easier appeared first on WIRED.

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The shuttle program may have ended, but dreams of space can be found all over the Florida coast. The post The Sad Decline of Florida’s Space Coast appeared first on WIRED.

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The mysteries of so-called sour beers like Belgian lambic aren't as much about brewing as they are about microbes, the yeasts and bacteria that give the beers their special flavors. The post My Quest to Reengineer a Legendary Beer in a Dirty Kitchen appeared first on WIRED.

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While everyone understands the intrinsic privacy trade-off, few may realize just how often apps ping their location. The post Apps Snoop on Your Location Way More Than You Think appeared first on WIRED.

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In front of a standing-room-only San Francisco courtroom, Ellen Pao's attorney used his closing argument to lay out the case that Kleiner promoted men ahead of a more qualified woman. The post Pao’s Lawyer: She Did the Work, But Men Got the Credit appeared first on WIRED.

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