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The Best Gear for Not Trudging Through the…

Photograph: PETER BELANGERMSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes Aluminum frames make these snowshoes light—around 35 ounces each—and steel crampons underfoot make them tough enough to stomp over gravel and boulders without losing their edge. The mesh bindings…

14 Best Tech Deals on WIREDs Favorite Gear…

Time is moving fast. It feels like New Year's Eve was just yesterday, but it's already the middle of January. Before we slide through the end of the month, we've got some discounts for you.…

Watch SpaceX Blow Up a Falcon 9 Rocket…

On Saturday morning, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to lift off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, the same launchpad where astronauts departed for the moon 50 years ago. A Crew…

Seriously, Its Time to Lean Into Monowheels

But in the last decade, our own world has been catching up. The new vanguards of the single wheel focused less on making human-sized hamster balls and more on making smaller, more maneuverable personal transportation.…

How Much Superpower Does It Take to Bash…

Since this is a quadratic equation, a plot of vertical position versus time should have the shape of a parabola. Notice that there are three variables here: position, time, and acceleration. If I know two…

SpaceX Will Blow Up a Falcon 9 Rocket…

On Saturday morning, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to lift off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, the same launchpad where astronauts departed for the moon 50 years ago. A Crew…

Nature Will Triumph—and Reclaim All Our Gadgets

Most of your electronics—your phone, tablet, smartwatch, desktop computer, laptop computer, beeper, pager, e-reader, smart television, dumb television, soundbar, speaker system, camera-enabled doorbell—will outlive you. It is a matter of fact, and a fact of…

This Week’s Cartoons: Buggy Vows, Data Frontier, and…

Friday, January 17, 2020. By Ali Solomon, with cartooncollections.com. WIRED can’t do anything about your parents, but here are some tips for stopping real robocalls—or at least slowing them down. Thursday, January 16, 2020. By…

Apples Latest Deal Shows How AI Is Moving…

Apple dropped $200 million this week on a company that makes lightweight artificial intelligence. It’s all about keeping an edge in AI ... by adding more AI to the edge. The acquisition of Xnor.ai, a…

Even Ultra-Tough Water Bears May Be Vulnerable to…

More so than any other animal on Earth, the water bear (aka tardigrade, aka moss piglet) doesn’t particularly appreciate dying. Scientists have exposed the microscopic critters, which look like eight-legged gummy bears, to insane conditions—they’ve…

Artist Refik Anadol Turns Data Into Art, With…

Giant stashes of data are valuable assets to corporations in industries from fossil fuels to finance. Artist Refik Anadol sees pools of data as something else—material for what he calls a new kind of “sculpture.”…

Todays Cartoon: Duolingo Streaks

Thursday, January 16, 2020. By Charlie Hankin, with cartooncollections.com. Feel good each day you extend your Duolingo streak? That’s by design. Wednesday, January 15, 2020. By Mick Stevens, with cartooncollections.com. Personal data is often compared…

How Much Could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle…

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their departure from the Royal Family last week, the news came not from a royal press release nor from the British press, but from a post on Instagram.…

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