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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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Neither the car manufacturer nor the driver wins if we get to set a dial for who lives and who dies in unavoidable car crashes.

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To teach children not to lie, extolling the virtues of honesty may be more effective than focusing on the punishing consequences of deception.

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Once the water’s receded, the rebuilding’s begun and the news crews have departed, how do you photograph a massive natural disaster? Alejandro Chaskielberg grappled with these questions for his series Otsuchi Future Memories, which is about the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. He ultimately settled on making stunning portraits of families within the […]

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The camaraderie born of vocational misery is a strong one, and Party Down celebrates that bond in the most spectacularly absurd way imaginable.

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Developing a new car is a time-consuming process. Designers and engineers and executives can spend months or years hashing out the look of a car, crafting renderings and models and prototypes to get the styling just right. To speed things along, GM has built a 24-foot screen called the PowerWall. The screen, hidden deep within […]

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Michel Lamoller has found a way to collapse time-lapse photography into one image.

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It has been over 4 years since the last eruption in Iceland. However, there are signs that an eruption might be in the works near remote Barðarbunga. The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) is reporting two major earthquake swarms that started up on the morning on August 16 and continues to roll into August 17. Right it seems […]

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Dystopian fiction is a warning, and if it makes people pay attention, then good—that's the point. People shouldn't fear technology, but they sure as hell better consider its effects.

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In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, author Nick Harkaway discusses why he thinks authors shouldn't shy away from writing about new technology.

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