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The tactic is similar to when the Human Rights Campaign logo went viral over social media in 2013. The post The White House’s Smart Branding Campaign Against Sexual Assault appeared first on WIRED.

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The subject enters a room in which a 12-year-old boy is seated. A 20-minute conversation ensues. The subject quizzes the boy about current events and other topics to get a sense of his intelligence and personality. But the boy is not what he appears to be. The post If Someone Secretly Controlled What You Say, Would Anyone Notice? appeared first on WIRED.

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The movie gods gaveth in a big way this week. Jupiter Ascending came roaring back onto the track after veering off course for a bit, and lead the charge for a few smaller budget sci-fi companions. Elsewhere, a bunch of stuff blew up in trailers for Kingsmen: The Secret Service and Blackhat, and we got our sad on with some moody film festival fodder. So overall, there's something for the nerds, something for the family, and something for the film majors. Popcorn up and let's ride! The post Trailer Roundup: Jupiter Ascending Wows and Chris Hemsworth Hacks appeared first on WIRED.

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Shellshock is one of the oldest known bugs in history. But its story is not that usual. Early this year, security researchers discovered another bug, called Heartbleed, that has languished in open source software for years. Both bugs are indicative a problem that could continue to plague the internet unless we change the way we write and audit software. The truth is that the net is littered with code that dates back decades, and some of it never gets looked at. The post The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes appeared first on WIRED.

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Timo Arnall is something of a magician: The designer is very good at making the invisible visible. The post Glowing Orbs Reveal GPS Strength Wherever You Take Them appeared first on WIRED.

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A modder has rebuilt the classic Mario Kart 64 track Rainbow Road and released it as a custom course for the realistic racing sim Assetto Corsa. The post You Can Now Drive Rainbow Road in Gaming’s Most Realistic Racer appeared first on WIRED.

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No company has a culture; every company is a culture. A startup is a team of people on a mission, and a good culture is just what that looks like on the inside. The first team that I built has become known in Silicon Valley as the “PayPal Mafia” because so many of my former colleagues, including Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, and David Sacks, have gone on to help each other start and invest in successful tech companies. The post You Should Run Your Startup Like a Cult. Here’s How appeared first on WIRED.

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After yesterday’s news about the unexpected eruption at Ontake, we are finally getting the full, grim picture of the extent of death at the Japanese volcano. Authorities in the area has said that over 30 people have been found on the volcano and mostly of them are likely dead from effects of the eruption. This […] The post Over 30 Hikers Die During Ontake Eruption in Japan: What Happened? appeared first on WIRED.

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I want to tell you about one of the most beautiful ideas that I know. It’s a physics experiment, and it’s beautiful because in one elegant stroke, it expands our consciousness, forcing us to realize that objects can behave in ways that are impossible for us to picture (but remarkably, possible for us to calculate). It’s beautiful […] The post Hey There Little Electron, Why Won’t You Tell Me Where You Came From? appeared first on WIRED.

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Today, Ontake (also known as Ontakesan) erupted unexpectedly trapping hundreds of people who were hiking on Japan’s second tallest volcano. The eruption appears to have been highly explosive, with pyroclastic flows and an ash column that topped over 5.5 kilometers (18,000 feet). You can see some stunning video of the pyroclastic flows roaring down the […] The post Japan’s Ontake Erupts, Hikers Trapped and Injured appeared first on WIRED.

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In this week's installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, Futurama head writer David X. Cohen discusses the show's super-nerdy sci-fi and math jokes. The post Futurama’s Resident Physics Nerd on Math Jokes and Richard Nixon appeared first on WIRED.

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Before Uber and Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter, Google and Yahoo, DEC saw the future of the internet. The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: This Tech Giant Saw the Future. Then Google Put It Out of Business appeared first on WIRED.

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The hosts discuss the structural integrity of the new iPhone 6 Plus, and whether this is in fact a really big problem Apple needs to fix, stat. Also, newsflash: Mat's a bona fide birder. Who knew? The post Gadget Lab Podcast: We Dig Deep Into the Bendy iPhone Controversy appeared first on WIRED.

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A special treat for longtime fans of the Game|Life podcast: WIRED contributor Laura Hudson returns this week! The post Game|Life Podcast: You and Me Could Write a Bird Romance appeared first on WIRED.

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Continuing the trend of "Surprise!" album releases that his band Radiohead pretty much started seven years ago, Thom Yorke just up and released an album on BitTorrent today. It's called Tomorrow's Modern Boxes and it'll cost you $6. This almost feels like déjà vu. The post Thom Yorke Just Released a $6 Album on BitTorrent appeared first on WIRED.

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Buried in the rumors that iPhone 6 would be sporting a sapphire crystal cover — it doesn’t — was the news that Foxconn was deploying robots for the first time to make iPhones. Nicknamed the “Foxbots,” each one is said to be capable of assembling 30,000 phones in one sitting. Foxconn’s major facilities are in […] The post How the iPhone Is Made: ‘Foxbots’ and the World as Stage appeared first on WIRED.

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This might be the best Lord of the Rings game ever. The post Shadow of Mordor Is the Best Lord of the Rings Game Ever appeared first on WIRED.

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Predicting the future is hard and risky. But predicting the future in the computer industry is even harder and riskier due to dramatic changes in technology and limitless challenges to innovation. At the beginning of my term as 2014 president of IEEE Computer Society, with help from more than a dozen technology leaders, we set […] The post Which Technologies Will Dominate in 2022? appeared first on WIRED.

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There are many ways we can form magma on Earth. Most of these processing involve the motion of the mantle and crust of the planet, creating places where hot mantle rock can decompress, like at a mid-ocean ridge, or where water coming off a piece of oceanic crust that is diving into the mantle lowers […] The post When a Giant Asteroid Impact Created Its Own Magma appeared first on WIRED.

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Sure, you might think that Brooklyn Nine-Nine's second season might be something that you could easily jump into without any research, but ... OK, sure: you’d probably be right, more or less. That doesn't mean it isn't also an easy-to-grok show that also left viewers with a pretty big status quo change at the end of last season. With Season 2 of last year's Best New Sitcom starting this Sunday, here's a quick primer on just why that happened—and everything else you need to know before you watch. The post Everything You Need to Know to Catch Up on Brooklyn Nine-Nine appeared first on WIRED.

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The diving bell spider the only arachnid on Earth that spends its entire life underwater, a lovely reminder that where life finds a niche, it fills it—oh, and that if you’re afraid of spiders you aren’t really safe anywhere at all. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Incredible Spider That Lives Its Entire Life Underwater appeared first on WIRED.

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This week's rumors point to a new 12-inch Macbook Air and a large-screened iPad Pro. The post This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible appeared first on WIRED.

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To really understand how the laborious process of stop-motion animation works, you need to meet the people who make such a production possible. Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the talented technicians and artists who bring a movie like this to life—by hand, over many years, one frame at a time. The post Go Behind the (Crazy-Complex) Scenes of The Boxtrolls appeared first on WIRED.

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The new Denzel Washington crime thriller, The Equalizer, is based on the 1980s show of the same name. And while Angry Nerd doesn't really remember much about the show, he does remember the killer opening title sequence. The post Angry Nerd: Why 1980s TV Intros Are Still the Best Ever appeared first on WIRED.

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Harnessing this AI technology still requires a certain expertise---that's why the giants of the web are buying up all the talent---and thanks to their massive data centers and deep pockets, the Googles of the world can take this technology to places others can't. But many data scientists are now using single machines---ordinary consumer machines built for gaming---to solve their own problems via deep learning algorithms. The post You Don’t Have to Be Google to Build an Artificial Brain appeared first on WIRED.

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