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Stand up. Look at your feet. Now imagine boring a hole straight down. After nearly 8,000 miles that hole would break through to the other side—another hemisphere, another culture, another season, another world. Wherever it ends up, you and the other side are at antipodes, diametrically opposed points on Earth. The post Incredible Photos Taken at Exact Opposite Ends of the Earth appeared first on WIRED.

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The Galaxy Note 4 offers the most true-to-life colors on its display compared to leading tablets and phablets, according to DisplayMate's research. The post Galaxy Note 4’s Display Offers the Most Realistic Colors, Study Shows appeared first on WIRED.

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This drawing app could be the MS Paint of virtual reality. The post A Wild Look at What It’s Like to Paint Inside an Oculus Rift appeared first on WIRED.

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Once upon a time, people didn’t think tech companies were so sleazy. Remember those days, back in the late ’90s? Oh, you mean back when bubble-crazed investors showered Kozmo.com with a quarter-billion dollars to deliver toothpaste by bike messenger? When Pets.com had a Super Bowl ad? Okay, so maybe the World Wide Web never really […] The post The Web’s Not Dead Yet, As Long As These Indies Abide appeared first on WIRED.

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Tonight, the lame duck senate still run by the democrats voted on the USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan-backed bill to usher in NSA reform. The post Critical NSA Reform Bill Fails in the Senate appeared first on WIRED.

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Next week IBM will launch a new email service based around a simple idea: you should organize your email the same way you organize instant messages. The post Not One to Be Left Out, IBM Unveils Its Own Rethinking of Email appeared first on WIRED.

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​ Earlier this year, WIRED accompanied filmmaker Zak Penn into the New Mexico desert. The aim: Excavate a buried treasure trove of Atari videogame cartridges that were buried when the pioneering company’s fortunes went sour in 1983. The results, and the story behind the making of the infamous Atari version of E.T., are documented in […] The post Behind the Scenes of Xbox’s New Atari Documentary appeared first on WIRED.

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Uber must prove to its users once and for all that we can trust them with our most intimate data. The post Whose Privacy Will Uber Violate Next? Why Its Latest Bad Behavior Matters appeared first on WIRED.

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Wired Go Back The post Space. Time. Dimension. Comments appeared first on WIRED.

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The buzz surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) has been constant, even if discordant. From appliance manufacturers to automotive companies, to marketing gurus, security specialists, journalists, the government and beyond – the IoT has been heralded as the inevitable future of all things digital. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, three-quarters of companies (75%) are […] The post How Millennials Created the IoT Without Even Knowing appeared first on WIRED.

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Rollers of the Realm is a brilliant idea: a mashup of pinball and RPG. And it almost works. The post Pinball and Role-Playing Games, Together at Last appeared first on WIRED.

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A new colorful map reveals the geological history of the asteroid Vesta. The post New Geologic Map Shows the Beauty of Asteroid Vesta appeared first on WIRED.

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An online platform for crowdsourcing environmental quality data launches its first sensor product. The post A Goofy Wearable That Tracks the Air Quality Around You appeared first on WIRED.

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Viber is betting on celebrities to help the company compete with WhatsApp. The post ‘Viber’ Messaging App Now Lets You Peek in on Celebrity Chatter appeared first on WIRED.

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This year, Facebook celebrated its 10th birthday and in a blog back in February I discussed the huge impact that the social networking site had made on enterprise technology. Now, according to reports, Facebook is planning its own foray into the enterprise and has a team of engineers busily working away on its workplace-friendly site […] The post ‘Facebook at Work’? There’s Certainly Some Work to Be Done appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook is giving its Groups feature the standalone treatment with a new iOS and Android app. The post Facebook’s Breaks Out ‘Groups’ as Its Latest Standalone App appeared first on WIRED.

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Sony's name-checking of Vib-Ribbon at E3 wasn't received as a showing of solidarity, it was reopening an old wound and pouring in the salt. The post How Sony’s Blunder Revived Vib-Ribbon, a Long-Lost Classic appeared first on WIRED.

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Lockheed Martin is sending the self-flying helicopter it developed for the battlefields of the Middle East to the combustible forests of the United States. The post Military’s Self-Flying Helicopter Gets Modded to Fight Wildfires appeared first on WIRED.

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Paul Burstein was trying to fix a software bug, and Twitter was helping him out. The year was 2011. Burstein worked as an engineer at big-name internet company Salesforce.com, and the bug—a rather annoying flaw in the popular Java programming tools—was causing problems with the company’s online services. He’d learned of the bug when someone […] The post Twitter Now Lets You Search For Any Tweet Ever Sent appeared first on WIRED.

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Why turn one book into one movie, when you can turn it into two? Despite Mockingjay being the weakest book in The Hunger Games series, movie execs have decided to translate it into a two-part film. Angry Nerd explains why the stretch from one to two is a terrible trend that needs to stop. The post Angry Nerd: Why Is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay in Two Parts? It’s All About Money appeared first on WIRED.

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NASA has created a new, super high-resolution visualization of a year of CO2 swirling around in the atmosphere. The post Striking Animation Shows One Year of CO2 Swirling Through the Atmosphere appeared first on WIRED.

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Comet 67P is quite large. How does it's size compare to other large objects I have used in previous blog posts? The post How Big Is Comet 67P? appeared first on WIRED.

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When police raided and shut down a bar popular among Brown University students, Walker Williams and his friend did what a lot of college students do when trying to rally people around a cause: they designed a t-shirt. The pair didn’t have enough money to actually order a batch of the shirts for those intent […] The post These Guys Made A T-Shirt. Now Silicon Valley Is Giving Them Millions appeared first on WIRED.

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The result is practically uncrackable encryption for hundreds of millions of phones and tablets that have Whatsapp installed---by some measures the world’s largest-ever implementation of this standard of encryption in a messaging service. The post Whatsapp Just Switched On End-To-End Encryption For Hundreds of Millions of Users appeared first on WIRED.

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