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The five-mile track will be built halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and be open to paying customers. The post Hyperloop Construction Starts Next Year With the First Full-Scale Track appeared first on WIRED.

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Ingrid Burrington introduces us to this physical face of modern telecommunications in Networks of New York: An Internet Infrastructure Field Guide. The post A Field Guide to the Internet Infrastructure That Hides in Plain Sight appeared first on WIRED.

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For five decades a 6.3-million pound behemoth of a machine, like a baseball diamond perched atop tank treads, has moved NASA rockets from their hangars to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Now the two Crawler-Transporters, stalwart workhorses of the American space program, is getting its first major upgrade. Maxing out at just a mile […] The post NASA Upgrades Giant Rocket-Carrying Vehicle appeared first on WIRED.

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Xiaomi's Mi Note doesn't really feel that different from an iPhone. And at half the price, that similarity makes all the difference. The post Xiaomi’s Great New Phone Is a Lot Like an iPhone. Apple Should Take Note appeared first on WIRED.

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Neur.io is the latest company to help renters -- or anyone else -- turn their home into a smart home without retrofitting. The post The Tiny Gadget That Plugs Into Your House and Monitors Power Use appeared first on WIRED.

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Quick: Name a female magician. Just one, dead or alive. Go! You probably can’t. And it’s not your fault; there aren’t many of ‘em. For a while, if people thought a woman had magic powers, they called her a “witch” and killed her. Once people figured out magic isn’t real, illusionists started dressing women in […] The post There Aren’t Many Women in Magic, But Those Who Are Kick the Guys’ Asses appeared first on WIRED.

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Nearly two decades after it was canceled, we can finally play the lost Sonic the Hedgehog game. (After a fashion.) The post Fans Resurrect a Long-Lost Sonic the Hedgehog Game appeared first on WIRED.

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“The Diary” takes on all the conventions that make soap operas an integral part of the TV landscape---and Adventure Time blows our minds all over again. The post Tonight’s Adventure Time Is Modeled After Soap Operas, and It’s Glorious appeared first on WIRED.

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And it's actually a tribute to a forgotten visionary from the 1950s. The post A Killer Light Show, Set Inside a Church appeared first on WIRED.

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Of the nearly 24 million people in Shanghai, just 250 of them have motorcycle sidecars. The government won’t license any more, a decision that has created an unusually small niche of avid riders. French photographer Aurélien Chauvaud documents these quirky aficionados and their eclectic rides in his meticulously composed series Shanghai Sidecar Riders. Chauvaud took his first […] The post Meet the Eccentric Riders of Shanghai’s Motorcycle Sidecar Subculture appeared first on WIRED.

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Flow comes from father and son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who have simplified the task of harvesting honey to make the process almost as easy as turning on a tap. The post An Ingenious Invention That Turns Beehives Into Flowing Honey Taps appeared first on WIRED.

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“Our product is designed to be a window into entertainment," says the creator. The post A Universal Remote That Aims to Change How You Watch TV appeared first on WIRED.

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Software patents have become every business owner's nightmare. Here, the Electronic Frontier Foundation lays out its argument for abolishing them altogether. The post EFF: If You Want to Fix Software Patents, Eliminate Software Patents appeared first on WIRED.

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The new Aston Martin Vulcan is so insane, the company recommends you drive its slower cars first. The post Aston Martin’s $2.3M Hypercar Is So Bonkers Buyers Need Special Training appeared first on WIRED.

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The Netflixes and Amazons of the world are adding 4K content like crazy. But if you want to watch anything live in Ultra HD, you're in for a very long wait. The post 4K TV’s Biggest Content Problem: No Live Broadcasts Anytime Soon appeared first on WIRED.

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The testimonies at the Pao-Kleiner trial paint a picture of the Kleiner Perkins workplace grappling with multiple tricky gender-related incidents. The post Ellen Pao Trial Witnesses Expose Kleiner Perkins’ Thorny Gender Politics appeared first on WIRED.

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As the the company confirmed the hacks, it downplayed their significance, insisting that the attackers failed to get inside the network where cryptographic keys are stored to protect mobile communications. The post Gemalto Confirms It Was Hacked But Insists the NSA Didn’t Get Its Crypto Keys appeared first on WIRED.

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Yutaka Katayama, the Nissan executive behind the Datsun 240 Z, died this week at 105. A native of Japan, Katayama basically cracked the code on selling Asian cars in America. Decades after the man made his mark, his life holds stark, vibrant lessons regarding the automobile. “The fun of driving cars is the same as […] The post Today’s Automakers Should Learn From the Exec Who Treated Cars Like Horses appeared first on WIRED.

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While it may not have been as iconic culturally significant as its 1984 Super Bowl ad, Apple’s “Think different” marketing campaign from 1997 to 2002 remains the stuff of advertising legend. (How many ads do you remember from last month’s game between the Patriots and Seahawks?) Not surprisingly, the campaign coincided with Steve Jobs’s return as CEO, the […] The post People Need Banking, Not Banks: The Case for Thinking Different appeared first on WIRED.

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In the final months of 2014, wearable technology sparked significant media and consumer attention – not least thanks to the announcement of the Apple Watch. But as wearables move from the margins into the mainstream, it’s time to consider the next wave of interactive technology. Smartwatches shift existing technology to a new location – from […] The post Beyond Wearables: New Frontiers in Interactive Tech appeared first on WIRED.

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In the documentary Twinsters, a young French fashion student named Anaïs Bordier accidentally finds a YouTube video of a woman who looks just like her. That girl, Samantha Futerman, was an aspiring actress living in Los Angeles and was born the same day as Bordier in Busan, South Korea and also put up for adoption. Watch the trailer here. The post Two Women Find Out They May Be Twins Thanks to YouTube appeared first on WIRED.

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Google has unveiled a new set of applications, online services, and industry partnerships designed to promote the use of its Android mobile operating system in the workplace. Known as Android for Work, this rather broad effort is meant to drive the use of Android not only on smartphones used inside the world’s businesses, but on […] The post Google’s ‘Android for Work’ Gives Your Phone a Split Personality appeared first on WIRED.

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Google has pitted its latest AI software against professional gamers in a punishing set of 49 Atari 2600 games. And guess what? The AI is starting to beat the humans. The post Google’s AI Is Now Smart Enough to Play Atari Like the Pros appeared first on WIRED.

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Motorola’s commitment to choice goes much further than letting you color your own Moto X. The way the company sees it, owning a smartphone at all should be a choice—and the Moto E was built explicitly to make that choice easier. It’s made to be one thing, and one thing only: cheap as hell. Today, […] The post The New Moto E: Super-Cheap Phones Are Getting Really Good appeared first on WIRED.

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The McLaren 675LT is a powered-up, stripped-down, track-focused take on the 650S supercar. The post McLaren’s Latest Supercar Is a Stripped Down Track Warrior appeared first on WIRED.

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