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Despite the controversy, one new study shows that, compared to the rest of the country, Silicon Valley is a pretty friendly place for women. The post Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to Female Execs Than It Seems, Study Says appeared first on WIRED.

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WIRED's own Angry Nerd Chris Baker returns to the Game|Life podcast this week! The post Game|Life Podcast: Papers, Please Developer’s Stunning New Adventure appeared first on WIRED.

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Google's search czar just broke the record for highest sky dive ever. As reported in the New York Times, Alan Eustace jumped from a balloon that was 135,908 feet above the Earth. The post Google’s Search Czar Just Smashed Felix Baumgartner’s Sky Dive Record appeared first on WIRED.

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Stephen Hawking is exploring yet another bizarre and fascinating part of our universe that stretches the very idea of reality: Facebook. The post Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Urges Fans to ‘Be Curious’ appeared first on WIRED.

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Women must be fully informed about reproductive medicine before setting their hopes on it. Facebook and Apple and all companies would do well by their employees to hold fertility vendors to the highest possible standards and not inadvertently put worker’s physical and mental health in jeopardy. The post The Sobering Facts About Egg Freezing That Nobody’s Talking About appeared first on WIRED.

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Yahoo Answers. Quora. JustAnswer.com. Over the years, countless sites have offered to answer all your random questions with help from “experts” across the net. They’re called expert networks, and in some cases, they can be kinda helpful. But these myriad services have never lived up to their billing. The quality of the counsel on these […] The post A New Answers App Aims to Succeed Where Quora Failed appeared first on WIRED.

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One does not simply walk into Maranello and buy the LaFerrari supercar. The right to spend a million dollars is a reward for the brand's most loyal customers. The post How to Earn the Right to Buy Ferrari’s Most Exclusive Hypercar appeared first on WIRED.

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Technology has driven our economy and made our country powerful, but tech alone is proving to be insufficient to stop the spread of Ebola. The case of Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian who had contact with an ebola patient four days before travel to the U.S., shows just how much the mundane world of process […] The post Ebola Shows It Is Process–Not Technology–That Will Protect Us appeared first on WIRED.

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Kevin Foreman believes that homes will soon become intelligent enough to distinguish between family members and guests within physical spaces and adapt to individual needs based on biometrics like fingerprints, body temperatures and even the rhythm of our own heartbeats. In the very near future as you walk through your home, a small device worn […] The post Smart Homes of the Future Will Know Us by Our Heartbeats appeared first on WIRED.

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As a wearable-tech enthusiast attending Black Hat Europe Amsterdam, I felt like I didn’t belong there and like I have lost my way. Black Hat, like Defcon, is one of the biggest information security events in the world that bring together everyone from the hacking community and information security enterprises. So Wearable Tech isn’t the […] The post Wearables and Quantified Self Demand Security-First Design appeared first on WIRED.

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On Sunday, a group of Audi engineers closely watched as an RS7 named Bobby lapped the Hockenheimring all on its own. The post Audi’s Self-Driving Car Hits 150 MPH on an F1 Track appeared first on WIRED.

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For Italian artist Leonardo Ulian, this is our universe. At its center: a microchip. Beyond: resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors. Ulian’s “technological mandalas”—webs of circuitry in the form of the Hindu or Buddhist symbolic diagrams of the cosmos—are icons for an electronic age, and he’ll be exhibiting them this fall in Milan. Each mandala, the biggest […] The post Visualizing Our Tech Worship With Giant Webs of Circuitry appeared first on WIRED.

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This hoverboard looks like the real deal – unlike the recent fake hoverboard.  Although I’m not exactly sure how the Hendo Hoverboard works, I have a pretty good guess. Let’s look at electromagnetic repulsion physics that it might use. If you read the description on the kickstarter page, it says: “The magic behind the hoverboard […] The post The Physics of the Hendo Hoverboard appeared first on WIRED.

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Adobe recently released a video in which it showed off forward-looking features for its suite of apps on the tablet. The post The Future of Adobe’s App Interaction Looks Pretty Awesome appeared first on WIRED.

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The pieces were, according to the designer, “almost a reaction, in a way, to the digitalization of time." The post Museum-Worthy Clocks Meant to Change Our Sense of Time’s Passing appeared first on WIRED.

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Once you get past the weird factor, Mother proves to be a capable platform for tracking your daily activities. The post Mother Superior appeared first on WIRED.

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Apple and Google aren't the only ones pushing for a new generation of wearables and gadgets that can monitor your health from minute to minute. The post How the XPrize Foundation Is Building Our Next-Gen Health Sensors appeared first on WIRED.

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The password to enter the latest edition of our best TV roundup is Fidelio, because that’s only fitting when Stanley Kubrick takes the top line spot by proxy. The Simpsons returned to the LED throne this week with a fantastic 25th edition of its annual "Treehouse of Horror" variety show, but perennial bestie John Oliver follows is close on their heels with a damning indictment (as usual) of how the United States government treats translators working in its service. To lighten that load we've got some silly science popping off and some even sillier Keanu Reeves—much preferred to his Sad counterpart—as part of a Jimmy Kimmel twofer. Oh, and another thing you guys, Selfie is happening, so you best get on board before you get left behind. Just like we told you it would. The prophecy is fulfilled with the following clips from this past week in television. The post Week’s Best TV: Jimmy Kimmel Fires a Lightning Gun and The Simpsons Go Kubrick appeared first on WIRED.

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Naim, the British hi-fi brand known for sticker shock and reference-quality components that defy obsolescence, may have just created the perfect soundbar. The post Naim Does the Impossible: Build a Soundbar Even Audiophiles Love appeared first on WIRED.

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Today, Apple is an unstoppable juggernaut of technology, setting the agenda for the vast world of mobile computing---and more. But in 1999, its situation was rather different. There was no iPad, no iPhone, and no iPod. Steve Jobs had returned to the company only two years earlier, having been exiled back in 1985. The iMac, released in 1998, was the first major product launch after Jobs' return, and its success was anything but guaranteed. It was time to unload the secret weapon: Jeff Goldblum. The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch Jeff Goldblum Sell the World on Apple…And This Crazy Email Thing appeared first on WIRED.

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Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires that leaves Americans with a surplus of stress and a deficit of facts. So it's no surprise that a cottage industry of privacy marketers now wants to sell them the solution in a $50 piece of hardware promising internet “anonymity” or “invisibility." And as with any panacea in a box, the quicker the fix, the more doubt it deserves. The post Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely appeared first on WIRED.

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A veteran EMT and ambulance driver in Boston, Ed McCarthy is in a great position to understand his hometown spatially. But he’s also a history geek, and while constantly driving around the city’s neighborhoods, he loves recognizing the streets, buildings and other locales from the history books he so often buries his nose in. The post Regular Guy From Boston Decides to Map the City’s Entire History appeared first on WIRED.

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At first blush, the metaphor here is about as subtle as a sledgehammer. The post A Dutch Town Installs 5 Giant Eyeballs on Buildings, Because Art appeared first on WIRED.

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Bellcomm, Inc., based in Washington, DC, near NASA Headquarters, was carved out of Bell Labs in 1962 to provide technical advice to NASA’s Apollo Program Director. The organization rapidly expanded its bailiwick to support nearly all NASA Office of Manned Space Flight advance planning. In a January 1968 report, Bellcomm planners N. Hinners, D. James, […] The post Filling a Gap: Bellcomm’s 1968 Lunar Exploration Program appeared first on WIRED.

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Amazon's Fire phone now only costs $1 if you buy it with a 2-year AT&T contract. That's a $198 discount over what it cost yesterday. The post The Fire Phone Is Officially a Failure appeared first on WIRED.

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