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You probably have a Google search engine running on your phone. But it doesn’t just run on your phone. It works so well for you—and for millions of others—because it’s really running on thousands of machines in data centers across the globe. The same goes for Facebook and Amazon and, well, all of the Internet’s […] The post How Docker Helps Make Apps that Work Everywhere appeared first on WIRED.

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May the bugs be with you. Klaus Enrique recreates Star Wars' iconic villain out of insects. The post Darth Vader Mask Made of Bugs Is Terrifying and Gorgeous appeared first on WIRED.

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As chief strategy officer at Snapchat, former investment banker Imran Khan is helping cofounder Evan Spiegel grow a multi-billion dollar business. The post Take it from Snapchat—Messaging Is the Medium appeared first on WIRED.

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As the United States Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith is bringing a hefty dose of Silicon Valley to government. The post The Woman Bringing a Startup Mentality to Washington DC appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook wants to use lasers and drones to bring the Internet to people on Earth who don’t already have it. The post Delivering the Internet Via Drone…And Laser appeared first on WIRED.

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As a senior at the University of Minnesota, Jeff Dean built an artificial brain. Kinda. Using what was considered a supercomputer at the time, he mimicked the networks of neurons inside your head, creating a system that could analyze information—and even learn. The trouble was it didn’t work that well. Those computers didn’t provide enough […] The post Finally, Neural Networks that Actually Work appeared first on WIRED.

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It’s the perfect Internet strategy: Position yourself at the mouth of a datastream, then get people to feed into it. Take Google: Because it grows anytime someone surfs the Internet, the company invests huge amounts of time and money making it easier for people to log on—going so far as laying miles of fiber-optic cable […] The post Teaching China’s Shoppers How to Spend appeared first on WIRED.

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We’ve been talking about genetics, genomics, and sequencing since the completion of the Human Genome Project. But when it comes down to it, practical applications of all this science have not yet gotten to patients. Pharmaceutical companies—and oncologists who see patients every day—haven’t been able to fully harness the potential of sequencing. That’s finally changing. […] The post The Future of Cancer Treatment is (Almost) Here appeared first on WIRED.

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Judge Lucy Koh’s rulings don’t just influence the big-name tech firms that test the boundaries of the law. They affect every one of those firms’ users. The post The Meme-Worthy Judge of Silicon Valley’s Titans appeared first on WIRED.

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John and Patrick Collison are startup prodigies. The brothers are good coders, for sure. But succeeding in today’s saturated startup market takes more. From concept to product to sales pitch, the Collisons have in five short years put Stripe at the center of Silicon Valley’s most vigorous crosscurrents. With a few lines of code, Stripe […] The post Stripe’s Bold Bid to Make Money as Easy to Send as Email appeared first on WIRED.

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When Netflix debuted the binge-worthy first season of House of Cards in 2013, the company that brought down Blockbuster with its DVD-by-mail service ushered in yet another new era of entertainment: the age of quality web television. Just two years later, though, Netflix has company, as everyone from Yahoo! to Hulu is jumping on the […] The post It’s Netflix vs. Amazon in an Epic Content Face-Off appeared first on WIRED.

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Darpa’s HTV-2 was a drone aircraft shaped like the nib of a fountain pen that flew faster than anything ever built by humans. But during its 2011 test flight its metal skin melted under the atmospheric friction of 13,000-mph flight. It crashed into the Pacific Ocean nine minutes after takeoff. That made it a long […] The post Meet the Woman Launching Google’s Fastest Moonshots appeared first on WIRED.

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In a fancy room in an even fancier hotel during January’s Sundance Film Festival, Saschka Unseld is doing something he’s not used to doing: playing pitchman. But when you’re trying to change the way people watch movies, you do what you have to. The room today is full of the usual festival types—filmmakers, press, Adrian […] The post Oculus Reinvents Cinema for a Virtual Reality World appeared first on WIRED.

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Modern data science started at places like Google, Amazon, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Yes, mathematicians have practiced statistical analysis since the early 20th century, looking for new truths in collections of data. But in recent years, the Googles and the Amazons have taken things to a level no one previously imagined. In running global search engines, […] The post From Big Data to Big Bets on Food Science appeared first on WIRED.

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Many believe that the technology Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz is working on could usher in the next big change in how we use computers. The post The Man Behind the Hidden World of Magic Leap appeared first on WIRED.

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Tracy Chou has become a leading voice for women in the tech industry by using data to call attention to how few of them are employed as engineers. The post Quantifying Silicon Valley’s Diversity Issue appeared first on WIRED.

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It used to be that the first rule of security was secrecy. Hide what you’re doing from the hackers, and you’ll stay safe. But Mike Arpaia doesn’t believe that. And late last year, he persuaded his employer, Facebook, to share the security code he wrote for the company with the rest of the world. Called […] The post Why Sharing Your Security Secrets Is a Good Thing appeared first on WIRED.

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Back when the future was bright, and every night was Family Night, it was the gleaming Technicolor finale of suburban suppers. The post What’s Inside Jell-O? Lots of Sugar and, Well, Cowhide appeared first on WIRED.

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Last night we were treated to the most emotional climax of Veep thus far. The post Veep GIF and a Graf: Selina and Gary Almost Come to Blows appeared first on WIRED.

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Hot on the heels of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Fantastic Four, Universal released the new global trailer for Jurassic World today, and it is also a doozy. The post 13 Important Things We Learned From the New Jurassic World Trailer appeared first on WIRED.

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Oscar Health just landed a nine-figure round of financing to advance its radical premise that health insurance doesn't have to suck. The post This $1.5B Startup Is Making Health Insurance Suck Less appeared first on WIRED.

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This week has heavyweights like Marvel, the Terminator franchise, and Star Wars, but also a few great indie gems as well. The post The Week in Trailers: Was There Something About Star Wars? appeared first on WIRED.

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GoPro footage is the most recent tool for communication from the brink of exploration. The post GoPro Footage From the Edge of Space appeared first on WIRED.

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Twitter is finally letting users receive direct messages from other users without having to do the "follow me" dance. The post Twitter Allows Direct Messages From People You Don’t Follow appeared first on WIRED.

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Everyone takes resealable bags for granted, but there’s a lot of R&D behind them. The post The Surprisingly Complex Design of the Ziploc Bag appeared first on WIRED.

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