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As the first female engineer at Facebook, Sanghvi helped develop two of the company's more important creations: the iconic Newsfeed and the Facebook Platform. But despite the obvious success of her approach to not only engineering but management, her experience in the tech industry wasn't without its extreme difficulties. The post Facebook’s First Female Engineer Speaks Out on Tech’s Gender Gap appeared first on WIRED.

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Hortonworks -- the big data company spun-off from Yahoo -- seeks to raise $100 million with its IPO. The post Yahoo Big Data Spinoff Hortonworks Reveals IPO Pricing appeared first on WIRED.

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It was all but inevitable. Shows from two opposing streaming services, Amazon’s Transparent and Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, are competing for the best musical/comedy at The 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards. The post Netflix and Amazon Will Battle at the Golden Globes appeared first on WIRED.

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The award-winning border agent simulator Papers, Please is coming to iOS, but not without a few changes. The post The Problem With Apple’s Papers, Please Censorship appeared first on WIRED.

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Instagram has become a visual version of the real-time news stream that Twitter invented. And with 300 million monthly active users, it’s beating out the little blue bird to become the dominant mass messaging platform. The post Instagram Is Getting So Good at News, It Should Scare Twitter appeared first on WIRED.

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A satellite-derived video of the massive typhoon that tore through the Philippines last week. The post Science Graphic of the Week: 3-D Cutaway Video of Super Typhoon Hagupit appeared first on WIRED.

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Drones with night vision cameras may soon patrol the streets of India's capital city. The post Delhi Cops May Get a Squadron of Night-Vision Spy Drones appeared first on WIRED.

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Iowans will be able to show off a mobile app installed on their smartphones that acts as their official license sometime in 2015, according to The Des Moines Register. The post Iowa Drivers Will Soon Be Using Their Phones as IDs appeared first on WIRED.

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Today’s devices are so beautifully designed, so powerful, and so deeply and seamlessly integrated with the Internet of Things that it’s easy to forget just how distinctly our everyday technology has evolved in the past few decades. What was cutting edge less than a generation ago would now be classified as prehistoric, relegated with the […] The post Tech Time Warp: Meet the Prehistoric Predecessors of Today’s Smart Technologies appeared first on WIRED.

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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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