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The promise of this $180 device is that it turns your rice cooker or Crockpot into a precision cooking machine. The post Review: Codlo Sous-Vide appeared first on WIRED.

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With this QWERTY drum machine, pretty much everything ends up sounding decent. The post Friday Fun: Make Music by Tapping Your Keyboard appeared first on WIRED.

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Internal documents show that in 2012 the FBI was instructed to temporarily halt its purchase of automated license plate readers because of privacy concerns. The post Even the FBI Had Privacy Concerns on License Plate Readers appeared first on WIRED.

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The tech is new, complicated, and being developed in different ways by different companies, so just understanding how it works is difficult. The post Self-Driving Cars Are Legal, But Real Rules Would Be Nice appeared first on WIRED.

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In 1986, two climbers died on Mount Baker in Washington state. Nearly 30 years later, the mountain gave something back. The post A Lost Climber’s Pack Emerges 30 Years After an Avalanche appeared first on WIRED.

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Reddit is finally growing up. Or at least it's trying. The post Reddit Wants to Exile Trolls. But Growing Up Is Hard appeared first on WIRED.

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The kakapo is a parrot, but it doesn’t fly. It can live 100 years. Its sex life is best described as…involved. And there’s only 126 left in the wild. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: Can We Just Save This Adorable Parrot for Christ’s Sake? appeared first on WIRED.

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Earlier this week, Stephen Wolfram unveiled a website that automatically identifies digital images. Drop in a photo of, say, a Tesla coil, and the site will tell you it’s a Tesla coil. Like so much that emerges from Wolfram Research—the software company operated by the British computer scientist, physicist, entrepreneur, and all-around free thinker—the site […] The post Wolfram’s Image Rec Site Reflects Enormous Shift In AI appeared first on WIRED.

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In hardware, the idea that you'd make a product that appeals to as many people as possible just makes sense, right? Not so fast. The post The Smartest Hardware Won’t Ask You What to Do—It Tells You appeared first on WIRED.

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Nintendo's not into whale-hunting, it seems. At least, it says it isn't. The post Can Nintendo Survive Mobile Without Catering to Whales? appeared first on WIRED.

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One of the show's most versatile voice actors may be leaving the show, which gives the season finale's couch gag some added resonance. The post It’s a Big Simpsons News Day, Neighborino appeared first on WIRED.

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Make way for the High Line effect. Ever since the elevated park turned New York's far West Side into a playground for the moneyed class, other cities have quickly followed suit. The post Seoul’s Turning an Old Highway Into a Flowery High Line appeared first on WIRED.

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Maybe it's the post-Avengers hangover, but things have been quiet on the superhero movie front this week. Regardless, here's what you need to know. The post Cape Watch: Professor X Goes Bald, Jem Loses Her Superpower appeared first on WIRED.

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Quite often, the tech talk on CSI: Cyber doesn't quite make sense. The post Let’s Call Out CSI: Cyber’s Hilariously Absurd Technobabble appeared first on WIRED.

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A vampire, a glistening rock star, Dali-esque tableaus, and some Willow Smiths all make appearances in this week's best videos. The post Audio Visuals: Vampires Will Water Ski for Love appeared first on WIRED.

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Eugenia Cheng uses cooking to explain concepts in pure mathematics. The post Math Is Way More Fun When You Teach It With Food appeared first on WIRED.

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The notion of privacy is something we once took for granted. Aside from the Walter Whites of the world, it was safe to assume that our phones weren’t being tapped, our consumption habits weren’t being monitored, and no one was rifling through our actual or metaphorical garbage. But today, anyone who tries to seriously manage […] The post Lorrie Faith Cranor: Digital Privacy Is Out of Control appeared first on WIRED.

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United Airlines is launching a bug bounty program inviting researchers to report bugs--weeks after the airline banned a security researcher for doing something similar. The post United Will Reward People Who Flag Security Flaws—Sort Of appeared first on WIRED.

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An invasion of 3-D printed robots may be coming, capable of popping combination locks in as little as half a minute. The post This Little 3-D Printed Robot Cracks Combination Locks in 30 Seconds appeared first on WIRED.

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Google has released its first app for the Apple Watch. Too bad it's one of the least popular apps Google makes. The post Google’s First Apple Watch App Isn’t the One We Wanted appeared first on WIRED.

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In the near future, you'll be able to build a smartphone to your exact specifications. Even better, you'll be able to change the configuration long after you buy it. The post Welcome to the Age of The Modular Gadget appeared first on WIRED.

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With Makey Makey Go, you can hack a banana turn a piano key, selfie-stick button, or a video game controller. The post $19 Gizmo Turns Anything Into a Touchpad appeared first on WIRED.

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Every night in May, 10 ad billboards will show the artist's experimental, rarely seen "Screen Tests." Call it urban renewal. The post At Midnight, Andy Warhol Films Hover Over Times Square appeared first on WIRED.

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Here is a simple experiment to measure the angular field of view for the iPhone 6. The post Measuring the Field of View for the iPhone 6 Camera appeared first on WIRED.

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As Ross Ulbricht's online drug empire mushroomed, he became rich, arrogant, and sloppy. Meanwhile, the feds were closing in. The post The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 2: The Fall appeared first on WIRED.

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