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The Electric Fisker Karma Is Back—And This Time It Works

Thu, 11/08/2016 - 11:00am
The newly christened Karma Revero looks a lot like the old Fisker, but with a year's worth of engineering upgrades. The post The Electric Fisker Karma Is Back—And This Time It Works appeared first on WIRED.
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What’s in the CDC’s Zika Prevention Kits, From Permethrin to Condoms

Thu, 11/08/2016 - 11:00am
The CDC wants you to stock up on the right stuff, but for many it will be too little, too late. The post What's in the CDC's Zika Prevention Kits, From Permethrin to Condoms appeared first on WIRED.
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Augmented Reality Games Like Pokémon Go Need a Code of Ethics—Now

Thu, 11/08/2016 - 11:00am
Developers of AR games like Pokémon Go must realize that using the physical world as a gaming space makes them somewhat responsible for what happens there. The post Augmented Reality Games Like Pokémon Go Need a Code of Ethics—Now appeared first on WIRED.
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It’d Be Crazy Easy for Brazil to Block the Web Right Now

Thu, 11/08/2016 - 11:00am
The country has proven time again that it's willing to block access to sites. The post It'd Be Crazy Easy for Brazil to Block the Web Right Now appeared first on WIRED.
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Why Olympic Sharpshooters Insist On Looking Like Cyborgs

Thu, 11/08/2016 - 11:00am
The gold medal for badass Olympics gear goes to shooting glasses---cyborgian specs that looked like they could've been plucked straight off Deadshot's face. The post Why Olympic Sharpshooters Insist On Looking Like Cyborgs appeared first on WIRED.
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The Startup That Could Help GM Beat Google to the Self-Driving Car

Thu, 11/08/2016 - 11:00am
Four months after General Motors bought Cruise Automation, the San Francisco-based startup is racing Google to build fully autonomous cars. The post The Startup That Could Help GM Beat Google to the Self-Driving Car appeared first on WIRED.
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You Know Who Has to Deal with Rio’s Toughest Event? Horses

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 11:43pm
On Monday, the cross-country equestrian course decimated the field—only three riders out of 65 finished in time. That's not just hard—it's unsafe. The post You Know Who Has to Deal with Rio’s Toughest Event? Horses appeared first on WIRED.
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N.K. Jemisin Has a Plan for Diversity in Science Fiction

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 11:30pm
The author took to Twitter today to give an explanation for how to increase diversity in science fiction. It starts with publishing more writers of color. The post N.K. Jemisin Has a Plan for Diversity in Science Fiction appeared first on WIRED.
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How That Chucklehead Climbed Trump Tower Without Splattering

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 11:18pm
They are calling him the human fly. He uses suction cups to climb walls. But what about the physics? The post How That Chucklehead Climbed Trump Tower Without Splattering appeared first on WIRED.
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Clearly Snapchat Doesn’t Get What’s Wrong With Yellowface

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 8:49pm
And that's the problem. The post Clearly Snapchat Doesn't Get What's Wrong With Yellowface appeared first on WIRED.
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A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 8:29pm
A team of researchers has found that Volkswagen stores secret keys in car components that leave almost all its vehicles since 1995 vulnerable to theft. The post A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens appeared first on WIRED.
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It’s About to Get a Lot Easier for Apps to Talk to Each Other

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 7:13pm
The world of apps is about to get a bit more like the web The post It's About to Get a Lot Easier for Apps to Talk to Each Other appeared first on WIRED.
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Culture Podcast: Fighting Over Suicide Squad Is Our New Fave Sport

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 7:00pm
This week on the culture podcast we're talking about a lot of disappointments, but we're also reveling in the joy of the Olympics. The post Culture Podcast: Fighting Over Suicide Squad Is Our New Fave Sport appeared first on WIRED.
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DOJ’s Startling Baltimore Report Proves It: We Need More Data on Cops

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 5:25pm
In the Department of Justice's report about discrimination within the Baltimore Police Department, every data point is more damning than the next. The post DOJ's Startling Baltimore Report Proves It: We Need More Data on Cops appeared first on WIRED.
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Futurama Nerds, Rejoice! Morbotron Will GIF Any Quote For You

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 3:19pm
Shut up and take my money. The post Futurama Nerds, Rejoice! Morbotron Will GIF Any Quote For You appeared first on WIRED.
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Drink Juice Like an Astronaut With the Magic of Reverse Spherification

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 3:00pm
Reverse spherification ramps up the surface tension of a droplet, making it so stable that it stays together even if it’s pushed around a bit. The post Drink Juice Like an Astronaut With the Magic of Reverse Spherification appeared first on WIRED.
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Your Pyrex Measuring Cup Shatters Faster than the Speed of Sound

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 2:00pm
This video from The Slow Mo Guys shows shattering Pyrex as it progresses through the glass. Using video analysis, we can estimate the speed of this cracking glass. The post Your Pyrex Measuring Cup Shatters Faster than the Speed of Sound appeared first on WIRED.
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Press Releases Finally Get a Devoted Readership: Hackers

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 1:52pm
Compromising a newswire service can be more damaging, and more lucrative, than you might think. The post Press Releases Finally Get a Devoted Readership: Hackers appeared first on WIRED.
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Flying Lotus Directed a Short Film, and It Is Seriously NSFW

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 1:00pm
Under the moniker "steve," the producer and instrumentalist has added a new set ot titles to his ever-growing job descripttion: animator/puppeteer/director. The post Flying Lotus Directed a Short Film, and It Is Seriously NSFW appeared first on WIRED.
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Drop the Jackhammer and Fix Your Bridge With This Giant Waterpik

Wed, 10/08/2016 - 11:00am
Hydro demolition is a faster, easier, cheaper way to scrape away old concrete. The post Drop the Jackhammer and Fix Your Bridge With This Giant Waterpik appeared first on WIRED.
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