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A system that could soon make security checks at airports and other venues not just bearable, but pleasant, just passed a big test in Brazil.
In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, Ty Franck talks about his work with Daniel Abraham on the Expanse series and what he learned from his time as George R. R. Martin's personal assistant.
On this week's show, Mat and Mike talk about the new Android Wear watches, discussing what they do, and how much of a difference they're poised to make in our lives. Also, Satya Nadella's long-ass memo, and Mike's new cheap-ass television.
An Indian company is trying take down about 500 web pages in the name of the World Cup, set to reach its climax on Sunday in Brazil. The idea is to cut off pirate sites that offer illegal streaming of World Cup events by having Google remove them from its search engine, but this sweeping […]
Here’s an update on the vials found on the National Institutes of Health campus last week that were labeled smallpox, and transported earlier this week to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC and NIH have both confirmed that the virus in two of the tubes is viable. That is, if the vials […]
Among the groups that work on awareness of antibiotics resistance — which include major medical and public health organizations as well as nonprofits trying to direct attention to antibiotic misuse in medicine and agriculture — there has been a lot of anticipation of a forthcoming report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and […]
It's been a long, hard road for all the amazing volcanos around the world. But only two countries could make it to the final round. This year, the Volcano World Cup champion is going to be either Chile or the USA. Vote now!
Besides Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, most artists produce songs of around the same length: about three minutes. The reason for this is historical and yet, with better technology, the average length of a song has changed over time.
Haptic feedback coming to future Apple devices and more potential iWatch delays.
The greatest, smoothest gunslinger of all time—and I say it knowing full well I’m going to get emails for this opinion—is Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name, aka Blondie, of Sergio Leone’s classic spaghetti westerns. I mean, at a public hanging the guy sat back and sniped the rope to free the accused, then blasted […]
First, Google acquired a startup called DNNresearch, snapping up some of the world’s foremost experts in a burgeoning field of artificial intelligence known as deep learning. Then it shelled out $400 million for a secretive deep learning startup called DeepMind. Much like Facebook, Microsoft, and others, Google sees deep learning as the future of AI […]
It's dim everywhere I look, faint corrosion-green city beacons stippling the blackness here and there, viewed from above like the glowing indicators on some eerily silent and byzantine industrial machine.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is one of the smarter sci-fi action movies in recent memory—and one of the best movies of the summer.
The stock market draws human stupidity the way a black hole sucks in starlight. The dotcom bubble of the late 20th century remains the iconic example; this week, we got a small reminder of what those dumb days were like thanks to Cynk Technology. Cynk is an apparently non-existent social media company whose penny-stock shares […]
The inside story of two anarchists' quest to create ungovernable weapons, untouchable black markets, and untraceable money.
In honor of this week's Emmy nominations, this week's roundup of best TV clips honors the people and shows WIRED thinks should win.