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While some artists work with paint or pencil, Dan Tobin works with kipple---a concept coined by sci-fi god Philip K. Dick. The post A Stunning Rainbow Made of Junk and Inspired by Philip K. Dick appeared first on WIRED.

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As Ben Parker once almost said, with great power comes great possibility of a multi-picture franchise—as long as you've got the right costume, powers, and crossover appeal. The summer may be over, but all that really means is that planning for future summer blockbusters is the order of the day. Directors are being courted for new superhero movies. Release dates are being announced for projects we all assumed were long gone. And Star Wars is boldly taking the Batmobile where it's never gone before (Yes, we know we're crossing the nerd streams. It's fine.) Here are the highlights of this week's superhero movie news. The post Cape Watch: A Deadpool Movie (Finally) and a Batmobile Star Wars Cameo appeared first on WIRED.

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Few animals are quite so human in their expression as dogs. If you doubt that at all, check out Sophie Gamand’s photos of canines being bathed. These hilarious and expressive pictures reveal many of the same emotions—anger, humiliation, joy—you see in human faces, underscoring the unique bond we share with our four-legged friends. The post Hilarious Photos Capture the Complex Emotions of the Wet Dog appeared first on WIRED.

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A nasty bug in many of the world’s Linux and Unix operating systems could allow malicious hackers to create a computer worm that wreaks havoc on machines across the globe, security experts say. The flaw, called Shellshock, is being compared to last spring’s Heartbleed bug because it lets attackers do some nasty stuff—in this case, […] The post Internet Braces for Crazy Shellshock Worm appeared first on WIRED.

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PSA: Do not install the first update to iOS 8. The post Don’t Update Your iPhone’s iOS 8. It’s Breaking Cell Service and TouchID appeared first on WIRED.

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The BBC recently reported about how mobile phones were smuggled into a Greek jail by lowering them down using a drone. That got me thinking about drones, mobiles, apps … and apps for drones. I know very little about drones, all I know is that they seem to be making the news every single day […] The post Why Your Drone Needs Apps — Seriously appeared first on WIRED.

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The numbers around women in the workforce are disheartening at best. On stage at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton offered up her own ideas for turning those numbers around. The post Hillary Clinton on How to Close the Business Gender Gap appeared first on WIRED.

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Kaepernick drops back to throw. Oh, what an amazing move to avoid the sack! He’s looking deep. Touchdown! Crabtree with an incredible diving catch! And the crowd …… appear to be quietly staring down at their smartphones? OK, maybe this exact scenario hasn’t happened. But many sports teams that have built technically impressive and highly connected stadiums […] The post New Stadiums Bring Cool Tech, but Will Teams Regret the Impact on Fan Engagement? appeared first on WIRED.

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Home automation has long been a hallmark of futuristic sci-fi movies and cartoons, but anyone with a garage-door opener intrinsically understands the lure of controlling your home with the push of a button, and could easily imagine using your voice or the scan of an eye to turn your home “on.” While many current devices […] The post HomeKit, Thread Bring App Dev to the Center of Smart Home Success appeared first on WIRED.

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A new generation of sensors, powered by a low-energy flavor of Bluetooth, stand to give our phones a rich awareness of the physical world. The post This App Opens a New Frontier for App Design: Indoor Locations appeared first on WIRED.

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A new study argues that the theory biologists use to predict an ecosystem's biodiversity should be modified to account for the global economy. The post How Global Shipping Could Change Our Understanding of Biodiversity appeared first on WIRED.

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The FCV has an edgy look, but it’s missing the performance to back it up and get people really excited about hydrogen. The post Toyota’s New Hydrogen-Powered Car Asks a High Price for Mediocrity appeared first on WIRED.

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Amazon is reportedly diving even deeper into the world of hardware development with a major investment in its own hardware division, a move that will no doubt pit the company against the likes of Google and Apple. The post Amazon Doubles Down on Hardware In Race to Beat Google and Apple appeared first on WIRED.

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As a young man, Kevin Mitnick became the world’s most notorious black hat hacker, breaking into the networks of companies like IBM, Nokia, Motorola, and other targets. After a stint in prison, he reinvented himself as a white hat hacker, selling his skills as a penetration tester and security consultant. With his latest business venture, […] The post Former ‘Most-Wanted’ Hacker Kevin Mitnick Now Selling Zero-Day Exploits appeared first on WIRED.

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One Sunday evening last month, as the sun set over Manila Bay, six individuals and organizations were honored at the Cultural Center of the Philippines as recipients of the 2014 Ramon Magsaysay Award. The prize, established in 1958 in honor of the eponymous former Philippine president, and officiated by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, seeks to […] The post “Nobel Prizes of Asia” Spotlight Indigenous Tribal Education appeared first on WIRED.

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A good fountain pen is a piece of precision engineering and design that can serve you well for many years. But do you really need to part with hundreds of dollars to get one? The post When Buying Fountain Pens, Splurging (a Little) Is Totally Worth It appeared first on WIRED.

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Vizio's new P-Series LCD TVs finally makes buying a 4K set affordable. The post Vizio’s Affordable 4K TVs Are Your Perfect Stepping Stone to Ultra HD appeared first on WIRED.

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Miho, an office worker from Tokyo, is backed up against a wall. Two men in suits are approaching her. "Do I frighten you?" one asks. The post The Japanese Firm Selling Videogames to Women, Using Sex appeared first on WIRED.

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Some iPhone 6 Plus users are discovering their oversized new handsets bend when sat on. But is it really that big a deal? The post Duh: Of Course the iPhone 6 Plus Can Bend in Your Pocket appeared first on WIRED.

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David Bowie Is, which opened at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago yesterday, features more than 300 objects spanning the entirety of the musician’s career—from handwritten lyric sheets to set designs, instruments to costumes. The post The Sprawling David Bowie Exhibition Hitting America This Week appeared first on WIRED.

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The shuttle bus from the local hotel drops me off outside what appears to be an architecturally unmodified early-1980s facility for making robot housewives. Hot robot housewives. Hot corn-fed robot housewives who look like Ann-Margret in her prime. Housewives who spend their off-hours in sunless living rooms, their internal servers humming on PAUSE, blindly flipping back and forth through pages of old Life magazines that smell like a basement, their software awaiting the 6:30 a.m. release signal, when they will proceed upstairs to administer wake-up backrubs to their masters. The post The Ghost of Invention: A Visit to Bell Labs appeared first on WIRED.

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Alibaba CEO Jack Ma and the Notorious BIG may seem like two very different people---OK, fine, they're polar opposites---but on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting in New York City on Wednesday, Ma made it clear that he shares at least one belief with the late rapper: mo' money, mo' problems. The post Alibaba’s CEO on Why His Company Is Killing It in China appeared first on WIRED.

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To thumb through Instagram is to parse a wide and often unpredictable range of emotions. Things can be sensational (Beyoncé‘s Instagram account), harrowing and uplifting, all at once (the Humans of New York feed), or kinda raunchy (The Fat Jew). But it is always, unconditionally, digital. Except for next week: For ten days, for free, anyone in New […] The post Instagram Goes Analog With Its First Photo Exhibit appeared first on WIRED.

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What if your devices could interact with each other so seamlessly that one screen essentially becomes the other? The post MIT’s Slick New UI Lets Your Phone and Desktop Screens Behave as One appeared first on WIRED.

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Many fonts have a rich, storied path to existence that tells a lot about history itself. The post An App That Tells the Fascinating Stories Behind 5 Fonts appeared first on WIRED.

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