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Henry Hargreaves photographs the food people eat because he thinks it helps reveal who they are. He’s made pictures of the final meals of death row inmates, the often bizarre foods musicians want backstage, and, most recently, the food preppers squirrel away for the end of days. “It’s easy to dismiss these various kinds of people because we […] The post What Doomsday Preppers Would Eat After the Apocalypse appeared first on WIRED.

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A Chrome extension called Ugly Mail shows you who’s guilty of tracking your emails. The post A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked appeared first on WIRED.

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If there's anything to be learned from Insurgent, it's not about the power of the individual–it's that Hollywood needs to stop with "good enough" franchises. The post The Spectacular Irrelevance of Insurgent appeared first on WIRED.

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The bill widens the pipe of data companies can send the government, creating a new surveillance system for the intelligence community and domestic law enforcement. The post CISA Security Bill: An F for Security But an A+ for Spying appeared first on WIRED.

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Stretched between the blanket octopus’ arms are vast sheets of flesh, and when the octopus feels threatened, it splays out its arms to deploy a stunning cloak. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Octopus That’s Pretty Much Just a Swimming Blanket appeared first on WIRED.

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Console gamers might find that the coming free-to-play era of games might actually get them higher-quality products. The post Free-to-Play Is Coming to Consoles (Don’t Panic) appeared first on WIRED.

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As with any technology, drones can be just as invigorating for art as they are for commerce. The post The Shadow Ballet Where Drones Dance With Humans appeared first on WIRED.

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A new generation of satellite communications options has arrived for adventurers to keep in touch when they're far, far off the grid. The post Three Satellite Messengers for Your Journeys Into the Wild appeared first on WIRED.

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Unclear intentions on Tesla's part and changing regulations from one state to the next mean it's hard to say if this is allowed. The post Elon Wants to Make Your Tesla Drive Itself. Is That Legal? appeared first on WIRED.

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NASA created a stunning visualization of ice developing over the northern pole, and the thin, swirling sheets just don't reach as far as they used to. The post Arctic Ice Extent Hits a 30-Year Low appeared first on WIRED.

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With winds gusting at more than 185 miles per hour, Cyclone Pam pummeled the Pacific archipelago nation of Vanuatu last Friday and Saturday, destroying 90 percent of the country’s infrastructure and killing 11—with that number expected to rise in the days ahead. A coalition of national and international humanitarian organizations are coordinating to send aid to […] The post The Severe Challenges of Bringing Cyclone Relief to Vanuatu appeared first on WIRED.

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The US has a lot of research satellites in the skies above Earth, looking both up and down. Here's what's seeing what. The post Infoporn: America’s Science Space Armada, From Hubble to CubeSats appeared first on WIRED.

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Sally Field puts the kibosh on the idea of an Aunt May film and Jason Momoa (aka Aquaman) puts the smackdown on Marvel. Here's your superhero movie news. The post Cape Watch: Aunt May Ain’t Got Time for Your Silly Rumors appeared first on WIRED.

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Elon Musk just took away your biggest reason for hating electric vehicles. The post Tesla’s Plan to Kill Range Anxiety With a Software Update appeared first on WIRED.

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Siphon or vacuum coffee machines have been around for almost 200 years, but KitchenAid's new model may take them mainstream. The post Gorgeous Coffee Maker Takes Siphon Brewing Mainstream appeared first on WIRED.

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Final Fantasy XV is finally here! Just kidding! Actually, Square Enix has finally released a demo version of its long-in-the-making RPG for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The post Dissecting the Hotly Anticipated Final Fantasy XV Demo appeared first on WIRED.

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Every innovation carries within it the seed of annihilation. I don’t mean this in the Christensenian sense of disruption, in which agile newcomers unseat sclerotic incumbents who probably had it coming. I mean that often the very kernel of invention is inseparable from the urge toward destruction. Manifest destiny. The Manhattan Project. Eros and thanatos. […] The post TED In the Age of Anxiety appeared first on WIRED.

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Three-wheeled cars never quite caught on, even if automakers have been building them as long as they’ve been building cars. Every once in awhile, though, someone thinks they’ve figured out how to make them work. The latest attempt comes from Elio Motors, which has a wee little thing that costs $6,800 and gets 84 mpg. […] The post New Rules Could Make Three-Wheeled Cars Actually Safe appeared first on WIRED.

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Those spackled galaxies are actually kitchen ingredients like olive oil and cinnamon, sprinkled across a scanner. The post Luscious Space Photos Made by Hacking an Old Scanner appeared first on WIRED.

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Moore’s Law, which holds that processor advancement is derived from transistor scaling, is commonly believed to be dying as semiconductor design bumps up against the limits of physics. It’s debatable whether this is indeed true, but one thing is certain: Major computing shifts such as big data and cloud are placing heavy new demands on computing systems, […] The post 10 Ways the World’s First Open Server Architecture Is Disruptive appeared first on WIRED.

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It has been 70 years since the last eruption of Vesuvius in Italy, but even in silence it is still one of the most dangerous volcanoes on Earth. The post 70 Years of Silence from Italy’s Vesuvius appeared first on WIRED.

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Some weeks our music video roundup can be pretty heavy, but this time around we're out to get you movin’ like Michelle Obama. The post Ninja Clone Armies Do Battle in This Week’s Best Videos appeared first on WIRED.

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Google's announcing a partnership with Intel and Tag Heuer, promising that together the companies will launch a luxury Android Wear watch in 2015. The post Google Is Making a Luxury Watch With Tag Heuer and Intel appeared first on WIRED.

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FundBox helps businesses get paid in advance for the work they've already done. The post Startup Raises $40M to Keep Small Businesses’ Cash Flowing appeared first on WIRED.

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Silvie De Burie methodically photographs tiny sections of coral reef a couple centimeters big, and has made them into a stunning series of underwater photos called My Life Aquatic, filled with blindingly bright colors and engrossing geometric patterns. The post Vivid Close-Ups Reveal the Intricate Beauty of Coral Reefs appeared first on WIRED.

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