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It’s Hard Out Here For a Pigeon

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:00
In this week's Gadget Lab podcast, we talk to the director of the final episode of Planet Earth II. The post It's Hard Out Here For a Pigeon appeared first on WIRED.

Tech Bigwigs Know How Addictive Their Products Are. Why Don’t the Rest of Us?

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 07:30
The world's greatest technocrats follow the cardinal rule of drug dealing: never get high on your own supply. The post Tech Bigwigs Know How Addictive Their Products Are. Why Don’t the Rest of Us? appeared first on WIRED.

Facebook Messenger Finally Makes Group Chat Not a Total Hassle

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 16:50
Yet another way of making Messenger the only messaging app you need. The post Facebook Messenger Finally Makes Group Chat Not a Total Hassle appeared first on WIRED.

The Guy Behind Ello (Remember Ello?) Just Built a Better Snapchat

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 08:30
Wuu provides a private place for sharing stuff with friends. Nothing more. No ads, no influencers, no BS. The post The Guy Behind Ello (Remember Ello?) Just Built a Better Snapchat appeared first on WIRED.

Samsung’s Bixby Hopes the World Needs Another Voice Assistant

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:00
Samsung is getting serious about its voice-assistant game, but Bixby has a lot of promise and a long journey ahead. The post Samsung's Bixby Hopes the World Needs Another Voice Assistant appeared first on WIRED.

You Bought That Gadget, and Dammit, You Should Be Able to Fix It

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 06:30
Manufacturers want to throughly control how people use the products they sell, but their interests rarely align with those of society. Right-to-repair laws fix that. The post You Bought That Gadget, and Dammit, You Should Be Able to Fix It appeared first on WIRED.

Android O, Google’s Next OS, Is Coming to Save Your Phone’s Battery

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:00
Google just provided the first peek at the new Android that arrives later this year. The post Android O, Google’s Next OS, Is Coming to Save Your Phone’s Battery appeared first on WIRED.

Stop Everything, There’s a Red iPhone 7 Now

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:34
There's some iPad news too, but let's be honest, we're here for the iPhone. The post Stop Everything, There's a Red iPhone 7 Now appeared first on WIRED.

Ex-Googlers Build a Neural Network to Protect Your Heart

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:00
AliveCor's little EKG device has been around for a few years, but now it has a much smarter brain behind it. The post Ex-Googlers Build a Neural Network to Protect Your Heart appeared first on WIRED.

Don’t Blame the Batteries For Every Lithium-Ion Explosion

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 07:00
Lithium-ion batteries are often in the news for terrible reasons, but the problems go well beyond faults in the cells themselves. The post Don't Blame the Batteries For Every Lithium-Ion Explosion appeared first on WIRED.

How to Film at 40 Below Without Killing Your Camera—or Yourself

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 07:00
The third episode in our series of interviews with the producers of Planet Earth II. The post How to Film at 40 Below Without Killing Your Camera—or Yourself appeared first on WIRED.

The Stream Dream

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 14:05
Is it too late for the legacy music service to succeed in the current streaming landscape? The post The Stream Dream appeared first on WIRED.

Review: Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:30
Cuisinart turns the whole waffle iron thing on its side. The post Review: Cuisinart Vertical Waffle Maker appeared first on WIRED.

Siri’s Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 09:30
An update to Amazon's iOS app puts iPhone and iPad owners just two taps away from a voice assistant that surpasses Siri in significant ways. The post Siri's Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore appeared first on WIRED.

Why Instagram Is Suddenly the Place for Sports Highlights

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:00
Meet Omar Raja, the 22-year-old who runs House of Highlights. The post Why Instagram Is Suddenly the Place for Sports Highlights appeared first on WIRED.

Holy Shucking Fit: You’re Opening Oysters Wrong

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 08:30
Learn a hinge-first technique for popping bivalves open with a formal beauty that recalls the tango. The post Holy Shucking Fit: You're Opening Oysters Wrong appeared first on WIRED.

Samsung’s Classy New Gadget Is Half TV, Half Work of Art

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 15:35
You hang Samsung's new set on your wall, and it displays works of art when you're not watching TV. The post Samsung's Classy New Gadget Is Half TV, Half Work of Art appeared first on WIRED.

Review: Tivoli Audio Model One Digital

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 09:30
FM reception spotty? Try Spotify instead. The post Review: Tivoli Audio Model One Digital appeared first on WIRED.

Samsung’s New Quantum Dots Serve Up Some Tasty TV Colors

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 08:00
Can an LCD TV outshine OLED? It can if it uses quantum dots. The post Samsung's New Quantum Dots Serve Up Some Tasty TV Colors appeared first on WIRED.

Tag Heuer’s New $1,600 Smartwatch Is (Almost) Worth It

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 07:15
The only unique thing about the Connected 45 is the comma in its price. The post Tag Heuer's New $1,600 Smartwatch Is (Almost) Worth It appeared first on WIRED.

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