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Web apps are convenient, but you don’t have any control over them. You never know if your favorite tool will evaporate when the company goes out of business or, as was the case of Google Reader, simply discontinued. Of course you can try running your own server loaded up with open source applications, but that’s […]

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World War I was shaped by new vehicles—planes, cars, tanks, zeppelins—that fundamentally changed warfare. The conflict also pushed the development of those technologies and put them through some of the toughest tests imaginable, either proving their worth or forcing their proponents to abandon them for another new idea. One hundred years after the start of […]

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Four women tell their sordid tales of what it's really like to fundraise while female.

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"Entry level" and "gaming machine" aren't phrases that normally go together, and "Lenovo" isn't typically a manufacturer that goes with either of them.

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To survive in this new environment, we human beings must foster high-level cognitive or emotional skills, and find jobs that require them.

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We trust our lawmakers to pass legislation that will keep us safe and serve the greater public good. In every state's books, though, there are laws outlandish and weird enough to make you question those lawmakers' sanity. Try as you might, it's hard to imagine why anyone would take the time to make it illegal to have an ice cream cone in your pocket.

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Its guts—the wires, shifters, brake cables—are housed in a 3-D printed titanium frame.

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There’s worrisome news here in the southeastern US, buried in a journal that is favorite reading only for superbug geeks like me. The rate at which hospitals are recognizing cases of CRE — the form of antibiotic resistance that is so serious the CDC dubbed it a “nightmare” — rose five times over between 2008 […]

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The average Comic-Con attendee isn't camping overnight for a Hall H seat or hauling around a 50-lb photon pack--they're taking in the sights and sounds of their favorite event.

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WIRED reports live from the third day of Comic-Con 2014.

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My friend and colleague Teresa Riordan invited me to something truly awesome that she has been working hard to put together over the years. Art of Science is an annual art competition at Princeton University, where students, faculty, and alumni submit artistic works created in the process of doing science. I wandered through the exhibit during the […]

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Marvel's upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy will be well-represented in the upcoming Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes game, Disney said this week.

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This week, the hosts discuss the Amazon Fire Phone and how the growing mobile ecosystem -- ads, services, and gadgets --- is altering our buying habits.

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Amazon has pulled off a pretty amazing trick over the past decade. It's invented and then built a nearly $5 billion cloud computing business catering to fickle software developers and put the rest of the technology industry on the defensive. Big enterprise software companies such as IBM and HP and even Google are playing catchup, even as they acknowledge that cloud computing is the tech industry's future.

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WIRED reports live from the third day of Comic-Con 2014.

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“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once asked, apparently in Romeo and Juliet, which I just learned from Google because I did not pay attention in that class in college. “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” I think this means that a name doesn’t matter for much, because […]

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The UK expects to save lives and money by letting trucks drive at 50 mph instead of 40 mph on some highways.

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When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to use a crowbar. It turns out all anyone needs to break into a friend’s apartment is an off switch for their conscience and an iPhone.   […]

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This week's Apple rumors hint at a new 12-inch MacBook and 4K display.

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Look closely. Can you tell the difference between these two images?

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Trauma bays and operating rooms are designed to run as smoothly as possible, but inefficiencies still plague the system.

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Shopping cart attrition is a huge problem for online retailers. This startup says it has the solution.

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Steve Jobs knew how to make an entrance. In 1985, he descended onto the grounds of Svaneholm Castle in Sweden in a chopper to discuss the impact of the personal-computing revolution on education. Back then, we were just on the cusp of what he called the era of “free intellectual energy.” And this revolution, he assured […]

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The Internet of Things is still young, but it’s real. There are already dozens of internet-connected devices available, ranging from home-automation tools to wearable fitness trackers. And it’s about to start growing at an even faster pace. According a new survey by market research firm Evans Data, 17 percent of the world’s software developers are […]

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