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Apple plans to spend $2 billion on new data centers in Ireland and Denmark, but will that be enough to score some good will with regulators? The post With New European Data Centers, Apple Hopes to Get Regulators Off Its Back appeared first on WIRED.

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Kinetic is a wearable device that helps warehouse workers lift boxes more safely. The post The Internet of Anything: This Wearable Could Keep You From Throwing Out Your Back appeared first on WIRED.

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Within the rough and tumble microcosm of motorcycle racing, MotoGP rules the roost with its astronomical budgets and Formula 1-like levels of bespoke engineering. But if you want to see knee-to-knee competition on relatable motorcycles that have more in common with street legal sport bikes than the prototype monsters of the top rung series, you’ll want World Superbike […] The post The Intense Tech that Turns Motorcycles into Superbikes appeared first on WIRED.

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Seagulls swoop and glide, leaving trails of past selves in their wake. The post A Mesmerizing Video Visualizing the Flight Paths of Birds appeared first on WIRED.

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If Apple had decided to go into instruments instead of mobile, their efforts would probably look something like the Relish Guitars’ “Jane”—except you definitely wouldn’t be able to take the back off. The post If Apple Made a Guitar, It Would Look Like This appeared first on WIRED.

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It takes a moment to notice all of the silly easter eggs. The post Quirky Architectural GIFs That Turn Letters Into Buildings appeared first on WIRED.

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The poultry industry responds to a farmer who let animal activists into his barns, and then filed for whistleblower protection The post The Poultry Industry Responds to an Activist Farmer appeared first on WIRED.

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Beam could help user interfaces permeate our environments. The post An Ingenious Projector That Transforms Kitchen Tables Into TVs appeared first on WIRED.

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With its XPS 13 laptop, Dell didn't screw with the formula. It just executed the formula really well. Then it picked a couple of spots to really swing for the fences. The post Review: Dell XPS 13 appeared first on WIRED.

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The last time skateboarding was a healthy model, the Macintosh did not exist. 1983 was the year skate culture drove a stake through my heart. The post Silicon Valley Thinks It Can Learn From Skater Culture. It’s a Terrible Idea appeared first on WIRED.

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Burning Man has practically gone mainstream. The once-fringe desert camping festival is now cultural fodder for The Simpsons and Taco Bell commercials. Celebrities and CEOs routinely attend. So it’s no surprise that 40,000 Burning Man tickets sold out in less than an hour last Wednesday when they went on sale. But software engineers in Silicon […] The post Hackers Cut in Line at the Burning Man Ticket Sale—And Get Caught appeared first on WIRED.

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Apple's much-anticipated watch is arriving in April, and through third party apps, it could make you live a healthier life. The post How the Apple Watch Will Help You Take Charge of Your Health appeared first on WIRED.

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Interminable red lights be damned. Miovision wants to help cities use technology to unclog congested roadways. The post This Startup’s Video Tech Counts Cars to Eliminate Traffic Hell appeared first on WIRED.

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What's it like in the coldest---and hottest---towns in America? The post What It’s Like in the Hottest and Coldest Spots in America Right Now appeared first on WIRED.

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Black holes suck. Their gravitational pull is so powerful that black holes famously grab anything near them in space—even light. But black holes also, it turns out, blow. If they’re gobbling up any nearby matter, black holes actually stream charged subatomic particles. And that, astronomers now say, has huge consequences for the life of nearby […] The post What Black Hole Winds Tell You about Galaxies appeared first on WIRED.

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Jessie Lorenz can’t see Facebook. But it gives her a better way to see the world—and it gives the world a better way to see her. Lorenz has been blind since birth, and in some ways, this limits how she interacts with the people around her. “A lot of people are afraid of the blind,” […] The post Meet the Team That Makes It Possible for the Blind to Use Facebook appeared first on WIRED.

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InstaDoom is a new mod that adds a selfie stick and photo filters to the 22-year-old first-person shooter. The post New Mod Lets You Use a Selfie Stick in Doom appeared first on WIRED.

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Imagine holding your breath for three minutes. Now imagine doing it as you dive to depths of 200 feet or more. This is routine for freedivers, who push their mind and body to extremes as they hold their breath for minutes at a time while descending far below the surface. It is an intense, isolating pursuit, […] The post The Insanely Dangerous, Weirdly Meditative Sport of Freediving appeared first on WIRED.

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One of the most shocking parts of the recently discovered spying network Equation Group is its mysterious module designed to reprogram or reflash a computer’s firmware with malicious code. The Kaspersky researchers who uncovered this said its ability to subvert hard drive firmware—the guts of any computer—“surpasses anything else” they had ever seen. The hacking […] The post How the NSA’s Firmware Hacking Works and Why It’s So Unsettling appeared first on WIRED.

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If you can't join ’em, might as well watch ’em and talk about ’em. The post Oscars Liveblog: Join Us (and Neil Patrick Harris) For the Academy Awards appeared first on WIRED.

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On the evening of 23 March 1983, President Ronald Reagan addressed the people of the United States from the Oval Office. Citing aggressive moves on the part of the Soviet Union, he defended proposed increases in U.S. military spending and the introduction of new missiles and bombers. He then called for a revolution in U.S. […] The post Strategic Defense: Military Uses of Moon & Asteroid Resources (1983) appeared first on WIRED.

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Without a true Titan in the mix recently, a small herd of festival darlings, documentaries, indie ventures, and TV projects are dominating this week's best trailers. If that's your jam, come on in! The post Week’s Best Trailers: M. Night Shyamalan’s New TV Show Kind of Looks Good appeared first on WIRED.

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The latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy goes deep into the world of horror podcasts. The post Inside the Insomnia-Inducing World of Horror Podcasting appeared first on WIRED.

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This week the Internet was all aflutter with talk of Big Bird, Jessica Williams, YouTube's 10th anniversary, and ... murder? Read all about it here. The post While You Were Offline: An Epic Supercut Celebrates 10 Years of YouTube appeared first on WIRED.

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On this week's episode of the Game|Life podcast, Bo Moore and Peter Rubin join me for what can only be called a wide-ranging discussion. The post Game|Life Podcast: Awkward VR Porn Conversation, Then Kirby appeared first on WIRED.

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