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Mr. Know-It-All: What Organizing Legos Can Teach Us About Life

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 7:20pm

Should I enforce a taxonomy for Lego cleanup? I'd like to make my daughter sort all the bricks by color.

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The Gender Problem in Venture Capital Is Really, Really Bad

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 6:39pm

An expert witness called to defend a VC firm against charges of gender bias said a vast majority of firms don't have any woman working for them as investors at all.

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Hacking BIOS Chips Isn’t Just the NSA’s Domain Anymore

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 6:39pm

The ability to hack the BIOS chip at the heart of every computer is no longer reserved for the NSA and other three-letter agencies. Millions of machines contain basic BIOS vulnerabilities that let anyone with moderately sophisticated hacking skills compromise and control a system surreptitiously, according to two researchers. The revelation comes two years after a […]

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Medical Tools That Spread Superbugs Have to Change

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 6:34pm

The FDA didn't pay attention to the sterilization of gadgets called endoscopes, and people died. New designs have to fix the problem.

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An Afghan Museum That Mimics Ancient Buddhist Monasteries

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 6:00pm

Rebuilding memories, at an ancient crossroads of Buddhist culture ravaged by the Taliban.

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This Beer Was Brewed With Yeast That’s Been to Space

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 5:27pm

Ground Control is an Imperial Stout, brewed with hazelnuts, star anise, and cocoa nibs, plus Apollo, Bravo, and Comet hops. And, yes, space yeast.

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If Google Glass Was a Joke, Then the Joke Is On You

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 5:19pm

I don’t feel the following needs any elaboration, but for the sake of making my point I will do so anyway. When a device or software is in it’s beta phase it means that it is near completion. Typically, beta is the latest version before the final version is released. The main reason why it […]

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Once Upon a Time, There Was One Internet and It Was Open to Everyone…

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 4:52pm

Businesses have faced several crises and threats in recent years. The gradual and lingering fallout from the global economic crisis and shifting consumer confidence have touched all. Yet despite such change, the most dangerous risk to business has been ignored by many: Internet censorship and control. In its most basic form, the Internet is open […]

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Ingenious Gardening Tools From Fiskars, the King of Cutting

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 4:26pm

Armed with advanced sensors, the Fiskars team created gear-powered hand tools.

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All We Know About Nintendo’s NX Gaming Platform

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 3:00pm

Nintendo's got a new game platform brewing. Here's what we know so far.

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What I Learned Writing A Brain Blog For 17 Months

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 2:13pm

Brain myths die hard, and other things I learned from writing WIRED's popular Brain Watch blog for 17 months.

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Google Builds a New Tablet for the Fight Against Ebola

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 1:00pm

Jay Achar was treating Ebola patients at a makeshift hospital in Sierra Leone. He needed more time, and he needed better tech.

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So, Arkansas Is Leading the Learn to Code Movement

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 1:00pm

Arkansas may be one of the last states that comes to mind when you think of major hubs of tech talent.

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This Week in TV: McConaughey Shills for a Local Video Store

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 1:00pm

Jimmy Kimmel took on SXSW, Jon Stewart took on homophobia, and John Oliver took on the NCAA. Game on, suckas!

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Determining the Maximum Projectile Range With a Numerical Model

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 12:35pm

Students love the "range equation" in introductory physics, but it's really kind of silly. Here is a better way to determine the maximum range of a projectile using a numerical calculation.

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What Doomsday Preppers Would Eat After the Apocalypse

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 12:00pm

Henry Hargreaves photographs the food people eat because he thinks it helps reveal who they are. He’s made pictures of the final meals of death row inmates, the often bizarre foods musicians want backstage, and, most recently, the food preppers squirrel away for the end of days. “It’s easy to dismiss these various kinds of people because we […]

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A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 12:00pm

A Chrome extension called Ugly Mail shows you who’s guilty of tracking your emails.

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The Spectacular Irrelevance of Insurgent

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 11:00am

If there's anything to be learned from Insurgent, it's not about the power of the individual–it's that Hollywood needs to stop with "good enough" franchises.

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CISA Security Bill: An F for Security But an A+ for Spying

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 11:00am

The bill widens the pipe of data companies can send the government, creating a new surveillance system for the intelligence community and domestic law enforcement.

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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Octopus That’s Pretty Much Just a Swimming Blanket

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 11:00am

Stretched between the blanket octopus’ arms are vast sheets of flesh, and when the octopus feels threatened, it splays out its arms to deploy a stunning cloak.

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