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On the street [in Taiwan] if something is falling apart they just use duct tape to put it together," says the designer.

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A photo series documenting the complete inventory kits of British soldiers over the course of about 1,000 years.

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In their series Hobby Buddies, Swiss photo duo Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini create playful portraits of people united over favorite pastimes.

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Here's another easy way to convert any YouTube video into a GIF.

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Want to see what went on behind the scenes of your new favorite magic competition show? Sure, technically Wizard Wars is probably the only reality show about magicians out there, but that doesn't mean it still can't be your fave, and it's still fun to see television, um, magic in action. Here's a look at how Syfy's latest show came together.

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In the post-Snowden era, everyone wants to make encryption easier. Now, one group of researchers has created a tool intended to make it invisible. A team from Georgia Tech has designed software that acts as an overlay on Android smartphones’ communication apps—like Gmail or Whatsapp—and mimics the apps’ user interfaces. When users type, the text […]

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In an age where cars drive themselves, sip less fuel and go faster than ever, it can be hard to remember innovation isn’t a 21st century thing. For more than a century, brilliant minds have been working to make cars safer, more comfortable, and more powerful. The best part of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, […]

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Pretend for a minute that it’s 1875 and you’re a mining engineer whose job it is to figure out how much gold is in them thar hills. Get it wrong, and your company is going to waste a lot of time and money hunting for gold that’s not there—or worse yet, miss out on the mother […]

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This artistic automaton takes Play-Doh extrusions to their logical conclusion, but does not try to eliminate the trademark quirks of handicrafts.

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Go to Amazon.com and the link is right there at the top, nestled between “Gift Cards” and “Help.” Chances are, you haven’t noticed it in your frenzy to find the perfect potato peeler. But if you click it, a whole different world of Amazon opens up, one where stuff flows away from you rather than […]

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In addition to being extremely affordable, a new range of HDTVs from TCL and Hisense will offer built-in Roku.

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Every time Daniel Bausch, a virologist from Tulane University, went back to Guinea, things looked worse. The country’s few paved roads crumbled. The forests seemed thinner. Prices shot up on everything in the market. From 1998 to 2008, Bausch was working for the World Health Organization in West Africa, chasing a viral disease called Lassa. […]

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Like a game of Chutes and Ladders brought to life, the three floors link together via ramps, ladders, tunnels, and hidden sliding doors.

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Timee is based off Plato’s Timaeus, the famous dialogue in which the philosopher explores the creation of the universe.

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The shape of a baseball bat hasn’t changed much in the past 150 years, and the axe is many times older than that. By combining those age-old tools, however, the makers of the Axe Bat believe they can bring something new to the Grand Old Game. The Axe Bat is more than a Frankenstein-style meshing […]

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Jonathan Lau discovered his passion for programming while working at an environmental consulting firm where he processed data with his own automated scripts. It wasn’t a big part of his job, but he loved it. So he decided to leave the firm and look for work as a web developer. Now, years later, he’s come […]

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Google “Kosovo”, and Petrit Selimi knows exactly what you’re going to see: dry, diplo-speak scouting reports at best, and depressing references to past conflicts at worst. It’s not exactly the promotional buzz a fledgling country with sights set on global integration would hope for*. To Selimi, Kosovo’s Deputy Foreign Secretary and a pioneer in Digital […]

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I finally got my hands on the FLIR One. Thanks to the excellent people at FLIR that sent me a review unit. After playing with it for a couple of days, I am very impressed. VERY impressed. For a review, I am going to interview myself. Yes, I learned this self interview trick from Chad […]

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The Pocket Kick from Soundfreaq is small ("pocket" is probably a misnomer, but it is very tiny), it costs $100, and the sound quality it produces puts it at the head of the class of small speakers at this price.

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Bryan Christie Design Deep-sea explorers and scientists have long relied on the Alvin submersible, based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to visit the abyssal depths. But after 50 years of diving everywhere from hydrothermal vents to the wreckage of the Titanic, it was ready for a makeover. Three years and $41 million later, Alvin is back […]

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Last week, WIRED sat down for an exclusive talk with Jim Yurchenco on the day of his retirement

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She may be voicing a supervillain on the animated Hulu show The Awesomes, but IRL Kate McKinnon is a comedy superheroine. Here's why.

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Like many nine-year-olds, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe. The game has many tools. But Stanley is one of many players taking the game a step further by building entirely new features into the game. And, more than that, he’s […]

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Denny, as the bike is called, has a number of understated, yet incredibly clever ideas.

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Once upon a time, Thrillist was just an email newsletter with a circulation of about 600 New Yorkers. It could tell you where to grab a nice cocktail, sit down for some amazing pasta, or get a good deal on a fashionable pair of pants. But today, Thrillist is more than that. It’s a massive […]

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