The WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: The Wire

Wired News - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:38am
It’s hot out there in these streets. That’s why we’re hooking you up with a good excuse to lay low in your living room: mainlining The Wire.






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You Can Now Pay 99 Cents to Read 15,000 Marvel Comics Online

Wired News - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:38am
With the doors almost ready to open for Comic-Con International in San Diego, Marvel Comics is opening the floodgates to their massive online comics archive, Marvel Unlimited—for only 99 cents. For the next week, a dollar will buy you a month of total access to Marvel's online cache of over 15,000 comics.






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Here’s Everything We Can’t Wait to See at Comic-Con

Wired News - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:38am
Comic-Con International. Four(ish) days of non-stop pop cultural onslaught. Comics, movies, TV shows, cosplay—there's a lot to take in. And making sure you catch everything you want to see (and, frankly, probably a few things you wish you could unsee) means setting priorities. With that in mind, here's everything we're taking an oath not to miss at this year's con.






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The Internet Needs a Better Way to Handle Money. This Startup Has the Key

Wired News - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:38am
I just met Greg Brockman a few minutes ago, but I’m already showing him my credit card number. Brockman is the chief technology officer at Stripe, the billion-dollar online payments startup backed by some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, and he wants to show how easy it is to use the company’s technology. […]






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The Epic Fight to Protect Whales From the U.S. Navy

Wired News - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:38am
On the morning of March 15, 2000, 17 beaked whales stranded themselves on beaches in the northern Bahamas. It was an terrible and extraordinary event: beaked whales are the world's deepest-diving mammals, and these creatures had spent most of their lives in deep undersea canyons. For just one to show up in shallow water would be extremely unusual. For 17 to strand was almost inconceivable, and it might have remained a mystery but for an equally extraordinary coincidence.






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Photos Poke Fun at the Rules You Blindly Follow Every Day

Wired News - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:38am
Whether we're aware of them or not, our daily lives are constantly influenced by a set of institutionalized designs---everything from traffic patterns to school curriculum. Photographer Frauke Thielking calls attention to this fact with her series Ready Set Go.






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Fantastically Wrong: The Strange Real-Life Origins of the Fiendish Werewolf

Wired News - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:38am
Name a culture somewhere on Planet Earth and more than likely the werewolf stalks its folklore, from African and Asian tribes all the way up to the classic (and confusing) Altered Beast of Sega Genesis.






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Exquisite X-Rays of Toys Reveal Buzz Lightyear’s Guts

Wired News - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:38am
"Disappointingly few labs were willing to even understand the idea," says the photographer.






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Lucy’s Based on Bad Science, and 6 More Secrets About the Film

Wired News - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:38am
Lucy is a perplexing blend of science and fiction. WIRED asked writer/director Luc Besson for all the secrets of his latest film.






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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:15am
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:15am
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:15am
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:15am
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:15am
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:15am
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:15am
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:15am
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:15am
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:15am
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 9:15am
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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