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As a new patent attorney with seven years of software engineering experience, Michael Sander was surprised by the archaic way his firm and others tracked cases. “We represented one of 10 companies that were sued by another company,” Sander recalls. “Even though the nine other cases didn’t directly affect ours, it was still extremely important […] The post Hack This Trial: Technology Is (Finally) Aiding Legal Strategy appeared first on WIRED.

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On Friday, after three years of renovations, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum will reopen to the public. The post An Innovative Museum That Lets You Play the Role of a Designer appeared first on WIRED.

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The project was commissioned by Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit, whose investigators are tasked with fighting the internet's bad guys. The post An Interface for Tracking Botnets That’s Fit for a Sci-Fi Starship appeared first on WIRED.

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We can hardly believe this year marks the 10th anniversary of our annual Holiday pop-up, the WIRED Store—and there are so many ways to check it out. Starting tomorrow and running through December 21, our Manhattan brick-and-mortar will be open from 11:00AM to 7:00PM daily; you can visit us online; and you can check out […] The post Wish You Were Here: The WIRED Store 2014 Opening Party appeared first on WIRED.

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Comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick's Bitch Planet is a sci-fi tale about gladiatorial ladies in space prison that takes some of the most exploitative tropes about incarcerated women, tears out their sexist heart, and shoots what remains into outer space. Here's why it's essential reading. The post The Only Comic About Gladiator Women in Space Prison You Will Ever Need appeared first on WIRED.

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Amphibians aren’t usually known for their parental care. When an amphibian does look after its eggs or young, it’s usually the mother’s job. But new research suggests the Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus) is no deadbeat dad. The Japanese giant salamander is one of the largest amphibians in the world, growing up to 150 cm […] The post Japanese Giant Salamanders are Devoted Dads appeared first on WIRED.

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The issue of genetic variation is not just for biology, but is increasingly relevant in the world of software. The post Software Clones: Genetic Variation and Technology appeared first on WIRED.

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The way Justin McLeod sees it, Tinder is the MySpace of the mobile dating world. Hinge, the app McLeod started, is the Facebook. At least, that's the dream. Now, McLeod has a fresh round of funding to make that dream come true. The post Dating App Hinge Raises $12 Million to Be the Anti-Tinder appeared first on WIRED.

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Robinhood uses swipes, and taps to make trading stocks feel more like checking your email as it re-imagines the brokerage as a mobile-only enterprise that fits in your pocket. The post Stock Trading for the Touch-ID Era Has Finally Arrived appeared first on WIRED.

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In the first trailer for Star Wars VII, we see some type of rolling droid. How fast was the droid moving? Here is a quick video analysis. The post How Fast Is the Rolling Droid in Star Wars VII? appeared first on WIRED.

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Merging black holes can fling stars out of galaxies at near the speed of light. The post The Fastest Stars in the Universe May Approach Light Speed appeared first on WIRED.

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Rumor has it that this year, Santa's two lists aren't split into "Naughty" and "Nice," but instead, those who are Marvel fans and those who prefer DC. If that's the case, then he'll surely be happy with the last week of news and rumors about superhero movies, which has been pretty evenly split between both companies' stables. Here are the highlights. The post Cape Watch: Al Pacino Might Join the Avengers. Hoo-Ah! appeared first on WIRED.

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TL;DR: A backdoor in software or a computer system is generally an undocumented portal that allows an administrator to enter the system to troubleshoot or do upkeep. But it also refers to a secret portal that hackers and intelligence agencies use to gain illicit access. A backdoor has multiple meanings. It can refer to a […] The post Hacker Lexicon: What Is a Backdoor? appeared first on WIRED.

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Quince Imaging installs futuristic A/V systems in sports arenas across America for some seriously mind-boggling special effects. The post The Visual Trickery That Turns Hockey Rinks Into Lakes of Fire appeared first on WIRED.

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These speculative bio-augmenting spacesuits offer a wild glimpse of a future in which the barriers between biology and technology have fallen away. The post Wild Biomorphic Spacesuits Designed to Survive Hostile Planets appeared first on WIRED.

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Newer isn't always better, especially when it comes to good design. The post 12 Classic Products Designed to Last a Lifetime appeared first on WIRED.

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Commuters may soon be whisked to work in train cars made of aluminum foam, a composite material that’s stronger, lighter, and has better crash-test characteristics than traditional fiberglass or metal. The post New Aluminum ‘Foam’ Makes Trains Stronger, Lighter, and Safer appeared first on WIRED.

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It has happened to you, and it has probably happened more than once. But you may not have realized why. And you may not have known you were helping to change online advertising and, well, advertising in general. Chances are, you’ve bought a hat or a scarf or a Christmas ornament at a department store […] The post How Facebook Knows When Its Ads Influence Your Offline Purchases appeared first on WIRED.

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I remember my first newt fondly. I named him Gingrich, because I grew up in the ‘90s and I thought I was clever—so sue me. When he died, I buried him in the backyard, lacking the means to preserve him so I might remember him properly. So when I had the opportunity to tour the […] The post Blood-Squirting Lizards and More Awesome Reptiles and Amphibians appeared first on WIRED.

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A new feature lets Facebook users search through their old posts, photos, and videos. The post At Last: You Can Now Search Your Old Facebook Posts appeared first on WIRED.

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The Create 2 is a Roomba that swaps out the vacuum for programmable parts, and it's built for STEM students to play around with. The post The Roomba’s New Cousin Is Built for Custom Programming appeared first on WIRED.

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These gifts will make your jet-setter's next flight easier no matter what---even if they're crammed between a sumo wrestler and a snoring grandpa in seat 21C. The post 14 First-Class Gifts for Frequent Fliers appeared first on WIRED.

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Mrs. Alesia Atolevna Markina is a Russian widow who wants to leave a suitcase full of cash on your doorstep. Grace Smith is a 24-year-old orphan who needs a husband so she can receive her inheritance. And Fagbemi Lateef is an attorney with $3.5 million he is required to get rid of fast. You are […] The post What the World’s Worst Email Spammers Might Look Like appeared first on WIRED.

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Square just hit a new milestone: Its merchants recently processed more than $100 million in sales in a single day. The post In a First, Square Tops $100M in US Sales in One Day appeared first on WIRED.

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If you’ve been out of school for a long time you may only remember the good parts — growing up with your friends, school events, and those few inspirational teachers who pushed you to excel. The bad parts of school are just as memorable; fights, changing relationships, and failures. But the day-to-day lecture, note-taking and […] The post Forget AI, Technology Is Powering Our Own Intelligence appeared first on WIRED.

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