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James Cutting, a psychologist at Cornell University has been studying the evolution of cinema over the past century. He's identified several ways in which movies have changed, all of which, he argues, help hold the attention of audiences.

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The excitement building up for Apple’s next event is palpable. For the first time in years, Apple could be unveiling a completely new and genre-defining product. Apple’s building some sort of 3-story high structure as part of this event, for crying out loud. This is going to be big. We have a good idea regarding […]

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Here's how and where to watch tomorrow's Apple event.

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An intricate laser-cut shrine dedicated to the art of slow-drip cold brew.

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In case you didn't notice, it was kind of a lackluster summer for new TV shows. Extant wasn't great. Welcome to Sweden underperformed. It was all just a little "meh." Luckily, the fall TV season is almost here, and with it a slew of new programming we can't wait to let clog up our DVRs. Here's what we're most excited to glue our eyeballs to.

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This rust bucket is the SS United States, a once glorious vessel now moored next to a South Philadelphia shopping mall, where it’s been sitting in decay for 18 years, racking up roughly $60,000 a month in rent. Paint is peeling off its hull. The interior, stripped of previously asbestos-laden innards, is mostly bare. It […]

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Do we really need this? Maybe!

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Though the Allies won the war and the glory, the Germans gave us one of the most famous airplanes of the Great War. The Fokker Dr.1 triplane, flown by one of history's great fighter pilots, is among the most recognizable aircraft of the early twentieth century and it played a significant role in launching dogfighting as a new form of combat.

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September has brought a lot with it a lot of interesting trailer subjects: Kirk Cameron, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Channing Tatum, Dan Harmon, a scary feral child, an even scarier clown, and a grip of fantastical monsters. We've got them all right here.

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The prosecuting attorneys in Ulbricht's case argue, means that no illegal spying techniques were needed to pinpoint the world's largest anonymous bazaar for narcotics. In fact, they write, the evidence revealing its physical location was left in plain sight.

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When Apple unveils some sort of computerized mega watch in Cupertino next week—inside the same venue where Steve Jobs unveiled the original Macintosh 30 years ago—most of the world will ooh and ahh. Over and over again. Those with a more nuanced view of the universe will question whether a smartwatch is really what the […]

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Marc Newson, the renowned industrial designer, is joining Apple. The news, first reported by Vanity Fair, is about as big of a deal as it gets in the design world. It means that Apple will now officially have two of the world’s best-known and most influential designers working together on future products. The collaboration is […]

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Between PAX and the latest Samsung press conference, there's even more excitement bubbling up about VR. On this week's episode of the Game|Life podcast we take a look at some of the more enticing new developments.

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WIRED's dedicated Apple reporter Christina Bonnington is the special guest this week. We discuss the upcoming iPhone launch event, and a bunch of other stuff. Kidding! It's all iPhone.

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“Algorithm” is a word that one hears used much more frequently than in the past. One of the reasons is that scientists have learned that computers can learn on their own if given a few simple instructions. That’s really all that algorithms are mathematical instructions. Wikipedia states that an algorithm “is a step-by-step procedure for […]

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You’ve seen them walking around shopping malls, college campuses and summertime social gatherings — those packs of sleepy-eyed teens with their heads down and eyes glued to their smartphones. Even though they cluster together in groups, you notice they don’t make direct eye contact or utter any sounds to each other except to share a […]

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Not too long ago, most people lived a very different life filled with many different realities. We had our work reality, our home reality, our recreational reality, our church or religious affiliation reality, our vacation reality, and many others. All of these realities represented different aspects of our life that were separate from each other. […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is finally speaking out about the hack that allowed nude photos of dozens of high profile celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, to be stolen from Apple's iCloud.

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Two updates for today, dominated by action at the two most famous hotspots on the planet: Iceland A new fissure started erupting this morning to the south of the current activity in the Holuhraun lava fields in Iceland. These two new fissures are closer to the Vatnajökull ice cap (just 2 km north of its […]

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Though you can't ever protect yourself 100 percent from malicious data theft, you can at least put a better lock on your door than the one your neighbor has.

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Why does bending a pizza slice help you eat it? How does a mantis shrimp's punch use a Pringles chip? A surprising geometrical link between curvature and strength.

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After she was sexually assaulted by one of her colleagues, Nancy Schwartzman's rapist had to drive her home. Now, she's working on technology to ensure that no one ever feels stranded before or after an instance of sexual violence occurs.

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Wingfoot One is bigger, faster, and better than the famed, outgoing aircraft.

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The mark pulls off a hat trick, referencing NASA's illustrious past, nodding to its dreams of taking us to new planets, and ditching the dated features of the old logo.

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The Seiko Model 5 has been in production for 51 years, and its sheer numbers have helped make it one of the most mod-friendly watches ever built.

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