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Once those leaks are made to the media and published, why shouldn't the public also be able to know when the information came from an authorized source or an unauthorized one? The post NSA Mind-Bender: We Won’t Tell You What Info We Already Leaked to the Media appeared first on WIRED.

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There are around 6,000 of iRobot’s defense and security robots deployed worldwide. Now, there's a new Android app to control them. The post New iRobot App Lets You Control a ‘Bot Army With an Android Tablet appeared first on WIRED.

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This beautiful image of Super Typhoon Vongfon over the Philippine Sea was taken by NASA’s Aqua satellite at 12:25 a.m. ET this morning. Below, another incredible view of the massive storm was taken by NASA astronaut Reid Weissman from the International Space Station around 7 a.m. ET this morning. Vongfang is the most powerful tropical […] The post 2 Incredible Views of Super Typhoon Vongfang From Space appeared first on WIRED.

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Announced this week, the estimated $4 billion trains are part of a bigger $25 billion upgrade. The post The Design Thinking Behind London’s $4B Subways appeared first on WIRED.

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If you’ve noticed your Facebook mobile messages zipping around a little more quickly over the past few months, you can thank a little-known open-source project called Apache Thrift. Facebook designed Thrift and has long used the tool to send data between computer servers inside the sprawling data centers that underpin its online empire. But in […] The post How Facebook Made Your Mobile Messages Move at Super Speed appeared first on WIRED.

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Data visualization has been a topic for a long time now, but it is only recently that this trend has started transforming the way we grasp the increasing amount of numbers, keywords, stats and indicators bombarding us. We will not be able to make sense of this endless ocean of information, unless we pay attention […] The post Lost in Visualization: Creating Pictures Worth a Billion Words appeared first on WIRED.

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Volvo wants to stop anyone from getting seriously injured or killed in its new cars by 2020, but advanced air bags and blind-spot warning systems can only go so far. It needs cars that can detect, predict, and avoid trouble, all on their own. The post Volvos Will Soon Plot ‘Escape Routes’ to Avoid Wrecks appeared first on WIRED.

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ALBANY, New York—Can an animal who possesses the essential qualities of personhood ever be considered, in the eyes of the law, a person? As of now, the answer is no. But a panel of New York state judges yesterday considered that question, which was posed by a group called the Nonhuman Rights Project on behalf […] The post New York State Court Hears Landmark Chimpanzee Personhood Case appeared first on WIRED.

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If you’ve been following the Ebola story, you may have noticed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a move yesterday to try to keep the disease off US soil. At the five US airports that receive most passengers from the three countries where Ebola is circulating, passengers will be singled out on […] The post US Will Screen Air Passengers for Signs of Ebola. Will It Work? appeared first on WIRED.

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Here we go again… It hasn’t taken much time between the early news of Apple’s plans for HealthKit and the raise of the fear mongers. Let’s take Nathan Cortez, a law professor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas as one of many examples. In a WIRED article talking about medical apps, […] The post Watching the Apple Watch: Huge Health Potential Outweighs First-Generation Concerns appeared first on WIRED.

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The characteristic smell of beer is very easy to recognize, and never fails to attract beer lovers. But now scientists have found that it’s really meant to attract something else entirely: fruit flies. The post Your Beer Attracts Fruit Flies on Purpose appeared first on WIRED.

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Apple's billionaire investor, Carl Icahn believes the Cupertino-based company is massively undervalued. And so, in a letter posted on his website Thursday, Icahn urged the company to do something about it by using its "excessive liquidity" to buy back shares of Apple stock. The post Wall Street Kingpin Carl Icahn Says Apple Is Massively Undervalued appeared first on WIRED.

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When I email Bret Taylor about the new spreadsheet tool built into Quip—the online collaboration service he helped create after stepping down as Facebook’s chief technology officer—he’s happy to talk about it. But that’s not all he wants to do. He wants to show me how it works, face-to-face. Such a request isn’t uncommon when […] The post Quip Busts Barriers Between Documents and Spreadsheets appeared first on WIRED.

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When I was young and in the car for a long trip, I would ask my parents: “how much longer until we get there?” Now that I’m a parent, my kids don’t ask me this same question. Why? Because they have a reasonably good estimate of how long it will take to get there. They […] The post Can Apple Predict How Long a Transfer Takes? appeared first on WIRED.

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Beer + Birds = A Big Sit. Basically, it's tailgating for birders. The post Do a Big Sit For Birds appeared first on WIRED.

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The Grid, a new AI-powered publishing tool that launches today, “automates out the mundane.” The post A Publishing Tool That Builds Websites Powered by AI appeared first on WIRED.

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Over the last few years, iPhone and iPad users have been quick to adopt the latest version of Apple's mobile OS. But iOS 8 seems to be playing out differently. A lot differently. The post iOS 8 Adoption Is Slow Because It’s a ‘Nerd Release’ appeared first on WIRED.

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In the last half decade there’s been a Cambrian Explosion of 3-D printers, filling every axis of competition from price to size to print resolution. Most engineers and designers have been fixated on tuning up the machines, but a California-based architecture firm called Emerging Objects is focused on pushing the limits of 3-D printer materials. […] The post Architects Create a 3-D Printed Column That Survives Earthquakes appeared first on WIRED.

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One of the great things about living in New York or San Francisco is that you don't need to drive to get around. They're dense cities with good transit systems, so it's no surprise they take the top two spots in a new ranking of best American cities for commuting without a car. What's less expected is that third place goes to Los Angeles, a metropolis famed for its traffic-clogged freeways and mocked for its lack of good public transportation. The post America’s 10 Best Cities for Commuting on Public Transit appeared first on WIRED.

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Researchers have built a detailed map of the ocean floor’s topography by using satellites to spot subtle, watery lumps on the ocean's surface. webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen The post Science Graphic of the Week: Super-Detailed Interactive 3-D Seafloor Map appeared first on WIRED.

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Visconti is part of the growing field glitch photography, a genre of art that takes normal-looking photographs and wreaks visual havoc on them by messing with their digital properties. The post Wonderfully Twisted Photos From a Glitch Art Guru appeared first on WIRED.

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With Dracula Untold arriving in theaters, we look back at more than a century of vampire evolution in our books, movies, and TV. The post The Wild Evolution of Vampires, From Bram Stoker to Dracula Untold appeared first on WIRED.

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It's been a mixed week for superhero movie news. In unsurprising developments, Robert Downey Jr. is talking about whether or not he's up for another Iron Man movie and Ben Affleck is defending the potential for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to be good. And in more surprising (and pretty out-there) news, there are rumors that the Avengers won't star in Avengers 3. If this kind of thing keeps up, expect next week to bring news that Chris Evans likes playing Captain America and Warner Bros. is planning for all future Batman movies to be made by obscure Eastern European independent studios and only released on bootleg VHS tapes in the US. For now, though, here are the highlights of the week's superhero movie news. The post Cape Watch: Robert Downey Jr. Talks Iron Man 4 and Ben Affleck Hates on Daredevil appeared first on WIRED.

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What if you started a strategy game as the player who lost the last one really badly? The post Sorcerer King Forces You to Build an Empire in a World Gone to Hell appeared first on WIRED.

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We'd normally be hard-pressed to say a box set is worth $400, but this exclusive first look has us changing our minds. The post Jack White Just Curated the Ultimate Box Set of Iconic American Music appeared first on WIRED.

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