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It's easy to get lost in the weeds of the Net Neutrality debate, but here's the big question we should all be asking: Are we happy with U.S. ISPs or not? The post The Simple Question Nobody’s Asking About Net Neutrality appeared first on WIRED.

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A deer in Ohio, which had a plastic, pumpkin-shaped bucket stuck on its face for at least six days, finally got the bucket off its face when a teenager ambushed and tackled the animal. “It had to be done today,” the teenager said stoically. The post This Week’s Weirdest Wild Animal Incidents appeared first on WIRED.

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Maybe it’s a new album, maybe it’s an old show. Maybe it’s a book we just re-read for the first time since high school, maybe it’s a new game we got a chance to playtest. Whatever it is, if it’s in here, it’s because we love it. The post The Culture We Love This Month, From Tarot Decks to Serial appeared first on WIRED.

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When a small-time Tennessee restaurateur named Khaled Abdel Fattah was running short of cash he went to an ATM machine. Actually, according to federal prosecutors, he went to a lot of them. Over 18 months, he visited a slew of small kiosk ATMs around Nashville and withdrew a total of more than $400,000 in 20-dollar bills. The only problem: It wasn’t his money. The post Two Dudes Prove How Easy It Is to Hack ATMs for Free Cash appeared first on WIRED.

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The promotional tour scene was oh so kind to us this week on TV. A new Hunger Games movie means Jennifer Lawrence. Foxcatcher means Steve Carell and Channing Tatum. Interstellar means the incomparable John Lithgow. Theory of Everything means Eddie Redmayne and just to pad the "irascible genius" category, The Imitation Game has Kiera Knightly making the rounds. So, in other words, you like us, Hollywood, you really like us! Almost-awards season truly is the most wonderful time of the year. The post Week’s Best TV: Jennifer Lawrence Sings Christmas Carols on Letterman appeared first on WIRED.

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In the deep sea, to get ahold of prey you'd do well to have row after row of backward-facing, needle-like teeth---hundreds and hundreds of them that are each forked into three nasty prongs. Such is the grotesque mouth of the frilled shark, surely one of the more bizarre sharks in the ocean. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Nightmarish Shark That Lures Victims With Its Effed Up Teeth appeared first on WIRED.

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Silk Roads come and Silk Roads go. But after every law enforcement crackdown shakes the Dark Web, one Russian black market always seems to survive. For more than two and half years, the Russian Anonymous Marketplace or RAMP has maintained a thriving business in the Dark Web drug trade, offering one of the Internet’s widest arrays of narcotics of every variety to its Russian-speaking clientele. The post How a Russian Dark Web Drug Market Outlived the Silk Road (And Silk Road 2) appeared first on WIRED.

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“It’s not a barbed wire fence, it’s a combination of natural elements,” says the designer. The post The New Sandy Hook Elementary School Is All About Invisible Security appeared first on WIRED.

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Bieke Depoorter has an unorthodox way of working: The photographer has been wandering cities in Russia, the US and Egypt asking strangers if she can spend the night in their home. The post Total Strangers Let This Photographer Crash for a Night in Their Homes appeared first on WIRED.

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Illicit fishing goes on every day at an industrial scale. But large commercial fishers are about to get a new set of overseers: conservationists—and soon the general public—armed with space-based reconnaissance of the global fleet. Crews on big fishing boats deploy an impressive arsenal of technology—from advanced sonars to GPS navigation and mapping systems—as they […] The post The Plan to Map Illegal Fishing From Space appeared first on WIRED.

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To make its case that broadband doesn't need to be regulated like a utility, Comcast has to make the case that the status quo is working out just fine. The post Comcast to Obama: We’ll Play Nice With Net Neutrality…Honestly appeared first on WIRED.

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The next big thing in cloud computing just found a prime spot on the world's largest cloud computing company. The post Following Google and Microsoft, Amazon Embraces the Next Big Thing in Cloud Computing appeared first on WIRED.

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The US is now Ebola-free, but the disease continues to flourish in Africa — and the track of one new outbreak shows how complicated tracking it has become. The post Ebola Here and There: Knowing When It Is And Isn’t Over appeared first on WIRED.

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I recently attended the second annual Internet of Things World Forum in Chicago, IL. In the opening keynote presentation, Wim Elfrink, Cisco’s EVP of Industry Solutions and Chief Globalization Officer, referenced Gartner’s latest version of its “Hype Cycle,” noted that IoT (the Internet of Things) has climbed over the past year to its peak. Yet, on closer […] The post Believe the IoT Hype or Perish: Equipping Today’s Graduates for Tomorrow’s Tech appeared first on WIRED.

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After months of bitter fighting, Hachette and Amazon announced on Thursday morning that they have settled their differences and reached a new multi-year agreement for ebook and print book sales. The post Amazon Resolves Dispute With Top-Five Publisher Hachette Over Book Sales appeared first on WIRED.

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Of the senses of the human body, sight is the greatest trigger for our excitement and knowledge. Every day, what we see and interact with significantly enriches our lives. We perceive up to almost 80 percent of all impressions by means of our sight. In fact, we depend on sight so much that seeing something […] The post Our Forward March Across the Reality-Virtuality Continuum appeared first on WIRED.

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After a few months of quiet, Pavlof in Alaska has started erupting again. The post New Eruption Started at Alaska’s Pavlof appeared first on WIRED.

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The laws of physics and human anatomy translate to 30 mph being far deadlier than 25 mph. The post Why Lowering NYC’s Speed Limit by Just 5 MPH Can Save a Lot of Lives appeared first on WIRED.

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For millennia, people have seen comets come and go from afar, watching the mysterious, bright objects suddenly appear in the sky with long, spectacular tails. Now the Rosetta mission has provided an unprecedented close-up perspective. The post Incredible New Photos Taken From the Surface of a Comet appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook has condensed its complex and legalese-loaded privacy policy by two-thirds, in hopes of making it easier for the average user to understand. The post Facebook Rolls Out Clearer Privacy Policy, But You Still Can’t Control Your Data appeared first on WIRED.

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We landed a motherfucking spacecraft on a comet. And then it bounced off. Twice. And the scientists and watching world held a communal breath. We can all exhale, as not only is Philae back on the surface, somewhere, it is sending pictures to ESA. Those pictures show that one of Philae’s three feet is not […] The post The Philae Spacecraft Landed in the Shadow of the Comet’s Cliff appeared first on WIRED.

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Whether life can exist on a planet may depend on how the planet and its star's magnetic fields interact. The post Science Graphic of the Week: Magnetic Stars and Planets appeared first on WIRED.

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Grant Harder Oil pipeline leaks are bad. And that means pipeline operators and companies developing leak-sensing technologies are in a bind—they need to test their inventions without actually letting gunk seep into the earth. So they turn to a Canadian company called C-Fer Technologies. “There are few spots where you can dump oil on the […] The post Where Energy Companies Test What’ll Happen if Their Oil Spills appeared first on WIRED.

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Body Labs makes 3D avatars that could jumpstart the custom product revolution. The post This Startup Is Turning the Human Body Into a Next Gen Design Platform appeared first on WIRED.

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Up until now, the technology used to isolate those cells could require days of manual prep time before results can be found. Juno cuts that down to three hours. The post A Genome Testing Device That Looks as Cool as a Jambox appeared first on WIRED.

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