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How to Design a Foolproof at-Home HIV Test Kit

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 2:54pm

The HIV Self Test, the first of its kind approved for use in the UK, is 99.7 percent accurate and similar to those used by medical labs.

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LaGuardia Airport Is Getting Torn Down for a $4B Redesign

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 2:53pm

Long derided for its shoddy terminals and chronic travel delays, the La Guardia you know will soon be history.

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Foxtales Shows Game Devs How to Get a Sensitive Story Right

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 2:00pm

Inuit tribal elders weren't just providing feedback to the makers of Foxtales, out today--they were game executives.

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The New Moto X Could Change How We Buy Phones

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 1:30pm

Motorola has new phones and some lofty ambitions to go with them.

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Sir Anthony Atkinson: Don’t Blame Tech for the Wealth Gap

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 1:25pm

In an era where economic policymaking skews strongly toward free-market forces, London School of Economics professor Anthony Atkinson—one of the world’s top academics on inequality and income distribution—still stands in defense of government intervention to redress the lopsided state of wealth that prevails in so many countries today. In fact, Atkinson’s new book, Inequality: What Can […]

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For the Record: The Relationship Between WIRED and Reddit

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 1:12pm

Questions often come up among readers about how WIRED is connected to Reddit and whether that influences our coverage. We want to set the record straight.

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Wandering Tourists Look Like Ants in the Vast Gobi Desert

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 1:00pm

Bence Bakonyi photographs tourists doing what tourists do best – wandering and gawking.

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Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 86

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 12:00pm

Time to make yourself some fly droid shoes.

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Let’s Analyze the Physics of New Horizons’ Mission to Pluto

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 12:00pm

How do you model the interaction between New Horizons and Pluto? Here is some sample code along with further homework questions.

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Lego Makes Everything Better—Even a Prosthetic for Kids

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 11:00am

Iko is the kid-equivalent of a bionic limb.

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Gawker Reboots, But Even Nick Denton Isn’t Sure What’s Next

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 11:00am

After a week of public scorn, internal fighting, multiple resignations, and debates about the company’s mission, Gawker Media is rebooting.

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Mesmerizing Time-Lapse GIFs of Cacti Flowers in Bloom

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 11:00am

"I’m pretty sure [my neighbors] think there’s this weird cactus nutcase living in the neighborhood."

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Brinks’ Super-Secure Smart Safes: Not So Secure

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 11:00am

"Making these safes smart...has actually drastically reduced the security of something that was fairly safe to begin with."

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The Woman Finding Tech Jobs for the World’s Poorest People

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 10:45am

Leila Janah started an outsourcing company that hires people in Africa and Asia to perform digital tasks for companies like Google and LinkedIn.

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The Fast New SkyCam Can Fly Through Fireworks

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 4:01am

Forget drones: SkyCam still holds court on professional sports fields.

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How the OnePlus 2 Plans to Be More Than a One-Hit Wonder

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 3:00am

OnePlus has to contend with the fact that it’s no longer the sexy upstart—it’s just a phone maker.

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Really, Propellantless Space Drives Are Still Not a Thing

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 1:22am

People tend to get really excited when they think really smart propulsion physicists have figured out a way to travel to the farthest reaches of space. They shouldn't.

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True Detective Recap: A Smartly Done Orgy Scene

Tue, 28/07/2015 - 1:14am

Surprisingly, the orgy scene that sounded like a terrible idea turned out to be a grounded and gripping moment for the show.

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Tech’s Next Frontier: Removing Barriers for Disabled People

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 11:11pm

The Americans With Disabilities Act transformed the physical world for people with disabilities. Now it's time to transform the digital world, as well.

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The Blockbuster-in-China, Man-Births-Radish Trailer: Monster Hunt

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 10:50pm

This is China's most successful movie.

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