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In Africa, over 100 million people are now using Facebook. But they don't use it quite like we do here in the U.S

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To hear the FBI tell it, tracking down the secret server behind the billion-dollar drug market known as the Silk Road was as easy as knocking on a door. The bureau’s latest court filing in the case describes how the hidden site accidentally revealed its location to anyone who visited its login page, thanks to […]

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Google. Evernote. Wunderlist. Mailbox. Dropbox. GoToMeeting. The newest wave of apps is all about leveraging the right tools to help you get things done across multi-screen. This proliferation of mobile technology has promised liberation for today’s workforce. So why do we feel more chained to our work than ever? Nearly 1.3 billion (yes, billion) people […]

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Google’s search engine makes it wonderfully easy to locate stuff on the web, whether it’s in a news article, a corporate website, or a video on YouTube. But that only begins to describe Google’s ability to find information. Inside the company, engineers use several uniquely powerful tools for searching and analyzing its own massive trove […]

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Want to hoard 4,000 hours of Hoarders episodes? The new TiVo Mega is for you.

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No doubt about it: the mobile payments marketplace is set to explode — and soon. The fuse has been burning for years, lit perhaps by PayPal, perhaps by Apple, perhaps by Near Field Communication (NFC) or other enabling technologies. Whatever the origin, the imminent rise in mobile payment technology is going to change life in […]

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Not only is it possible to charge things without wires, you can build your own wireless charger.

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Certain forms of collaboration are supposed to be so sophisticated that only the smartest creatures---namely humans and perhaps a few close relatives---are capable of them. Yet this exclusive club has a new and unexpected member: a species of fish, a class of animals seldom associated with high-level intelligence.

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Smartphones with bigger screens are poaching Apple’s business from both ends of the size spectrum. As noxious as the “phablet” category may be in name, phones with screens larger than the iPhone’s four inches are hitting the sweet spot where mobile users want to browse. Odds are, Apple will announce a new iPhone tomorrow with […]

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Twitter is now testing a system, long in the works, that lets businesses embed “Buy” buttons in their tweets, so that you can instantly purchase products through the popular social networking service. According to the company, a “small percentage” of Twitter users in the U.S. will start seeing the Buy button today, and this percentage […]

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James Cutting, a psychologist at Cornell University has been studying the evolution of cinema over the past century. He's identified several ways in which movies have changed, all of which, he argues, help hold the attention of audiences.

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Those penny shares aren't going to pick themselves. Use these financial tools to stay informed—and ready to move—at all times.

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The excitement building up for Apple’s next event is palpable. For the first time in years, Apple could be unveiling a completely new and genre-defining product. Apple’s building some sort of 3-story high structure as part of this event, for crying out loud. This is going to be big. We have a good idea regarding […]

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Here's how and where to watch tomorrow's Apple event.

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An intricate laser-cut shrine dedicated to the art of slow-drip cold brew.

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In case you didn't notice, it was kind of a lackluster summer for new TV shows. Extant wasn't great. Welcome to Sweden underperformed. It was all just a little "meh." Luckily, the fall TV season is almost here, and with it a slew of new programming we can't wait to let clog up our DVRs. Here's what we're most excited to glue our eyeballs to.

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This rust bucket is the SS United States, a once glorious vessel now moored next to a South Philadelphia shopping mall, where it’s been sitting in decay for 18 years, racking up roughly $60,000 a month in rent. Paint is peeling off its hull. The interior, stripped of previously asbestos-laden innards, is mostly bare. It […]

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Do we really need this? Maybe!

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Though the Allies won the war and the glory, the Germans gave us one of the most famous airplanes of the Great War. The Fokker Dr.1 triplane, flown by one of history's great fighter pilots, is among the most recognizable aircraft of the early twentieth century and it played a significant role in launching dogfighting as a new form of combat.

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September has brought a lot with it a lot of interesting trailer subjects: Kirk Cameron, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Channing Tatum, Dan Harmon, a scary feral child, an even scarier clown, and a grip of fantastical monsters. We've got them all right here.

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The prosecuting attorneys in Ulbricht's case argue, means that no illegal spying techniques were needed to pinpoint the world's largest anonymous bazaar for narcotics. In fact, they write, the evidence revealing its physical location was left in plain sight.

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When Apple unveils some sort of computerized mega watch in Cupertino next week—inside the same venue where Steve Jobs unveiled the original Macintosh 30 years ago—most of the world will ooh and ahh. Over and over again. Those with a more nuanced view of the universe will question whether a smartwatch is really what the […]

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Marc Newson, the renowned industrial designer, is joining Apple. The news, first reported by Vanity Fair, is about as big of a deal as it gets in the design world. It means that Apple will now officially have two of the world’s best-known and most influential designers working together on future products. The collaboration is […]

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Between PAX and the latest Samsung press conference, there's even more excitement bubbling up about VR. On this week's episode of the Game|Life podcast we take a look at some of the more enticing new developments.

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WIRED's dedicated Apple reporter Christina Bonnington is the special guest this week. We discuss the upcoming iPhone launch event, and a bunch of other stuff. Kidding! It's all iPhone.

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