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Wired’s Most Interesting Thing in Tech 5/24/19

5/24/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and society.

Duration:00:03:59

Grilling Over Gas Is Objectively, Scientifically Better Than Grilling Over Charcoal

5/24/2019
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Grilling on a holiday, when you've got the day off, is easy. You can take your time; pull out your artisanal hardwood charcoal; light it in your chimney starter; build a perfect two-level fire; and lovingly tend your rib-eye, or your chicken breasts, or your pork ribs. Holiday grilling is hobby grilling.

Duration:00:03:29

Wired’s Most Interesting Thing in Tech 5/22/19

5/22/2019
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Duration:00:03:00

Facing the Ubiquity of Fortnite in Our Kids' Lives

5/21/2019
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Amos and I were walking out of the gym after basketball practice last weekend when he saw a friend inside the lobby. He bolted to the window, rapped on the glass, and began performing a very particular dance. He put one hand—fingers in the shape of an L—to his forehead; his legs jutted back and forth like a dancing bear on a pendulum. Puzzled, I watched. Then I pulled out my phone. “Siri, show me a dance with an L.

Duration:00:07:02

Help! I'm Drowning in Emails from Square Vendors

5/21/2019
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The sandwich was unremarkable—lukewarm and not quite melted, like a college freshman’s late-night microwave snack rather than a true grilled cheese. But I have thought about the sandwich every week since I ordered it, because the food truck that made it won’t stop emailing me. First came the receipt. Then the expressions of gratitude, offers of deals. “Thanks for your visit!” one email screamed. “Get FREE FRIES!!” another offered.

Duration:00:07:16

How Twitter Became My Sacred Space

5/20/2019
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I woke up one day, at age 38, and realized I was the worst kind of bored housewife. My kids were old enough to no longer need me, my amusing(ish) satirical novels were largely being unread, and my life had become a dull hum of paint colors and upholstery. I live on New York’s Upper East Side, where everyone shares the same small, incredibly specific concerns—private schools, vacations, and getting our husbands to notice us. I was drowning in provincialism.

Duration:00:03:37

Nike Wants Your Sneakers to Fit Better, So It's Using AR

5/17/2019
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Sometime last fall, a man walked into the Nike store in Pasadena, California. He was a runner, it was a running-centric store, and he was there to buy a pair of running shoes just like the ones he had worn in the past. The clerk asked him if he'd be willing to have his feet measured a new way. "I'm a 9," the runner said. "I've always been a 9. Just give me a 9." Still, he relented. The runner walked out with a size 10. What size shoe do you wear? Wait, let's make that more specific.

Duration:00:08:55

Wired’s Most Interesting Thing in Tech 5/15/19

5/15/2019
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Duration:00:03:08

The Society Is a Smart Show With Too Many Dumb Teens

5/14/2019
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In an early episode of The Society, Netflix's new YA drama about power and privilege in a socialist adultless future, a group of teens gather to play a game of Fugitive. They split into two teams, each with a specific but precise role: The enforcers are tasked with catching the fugitives, and fugitives must do whatever they can to elude detainment. Many of the town's rich kids promptly elect themselves as enforcers, with almost all of the less fortunate townies regarded as targets of capture.

Duration:00:06:07

James Cameron Doesn't Seem to Mind Taunts From Avengers Fans

5/13/2019
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Happy Thursday, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of all the best pop culture news. What's up this week? A lot of news about Avatar movies, surprisingly. Also, a victim of the Red Wedding might be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Batwoman is officially to the CW. Let's get started.

Duration:00:02:57

Wired’s Most Interesting Thing in Tech 5/10/19

5/10/2019
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Duration:00:02:52

The Game of Thrones Starbucks Cup: What's Inside?

5/9/2019
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In case you missed in last night's episode—or haven't been on #GoT Twitter today—someone seems to have left a Starbucks cup sitting on a table in that revelry scene on Sunday's Game of Thrones. People. Are. Freaking. Out. And investigation has been called for. People want oral histories. Fans are already calling it the best thing that happened in Season 8, Episode 4.

Duration:00:03:06

Kickstarter Celebrates 10 Years of Funding Your Crazy Ideas

5/8/2019
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In December 2009, a mysterious letter appeared at the home of one Mr. Johnson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Inside was a message printed on cream-colored paper: "All of the items in your refrigerator are swapped with all of the items in Ben Affleck's refrigerator. Try a bit of everything." A similar letter reached the reverend of the local church, and the architect William Hopkins.

Duration:00:09:08

Avengers: Endgame Is Gunning for Avatar's Box Office Record

5/8/2019
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Hello, and welcome to another Monday edition of The Monitor, WIRED's entertainment news roundup. Today, much like last week, we're talking about Avengers: Endgame, which is still ruling the box office. What else? Spider-Man: Far From Home has a new trailer and the British Royal Family has a new baby. Let's get going! Avengers: Endgame Might Break Avatar’s Box Office Record In less than two weeks, Avengers: Endgame has brought in more than $2 billion dollars globally at the box office.

Duration:00:02:21

Wired’s Most Interesting Thing in Tech 5/7/19

5/7/2019
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Duration:00:02:41

How to Land a Plane in 'Non-Normal' Situations

5/7/2019
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As a professional pilot, I spend four or five days a year in multimillion-dollar flight simulators being examined by specialized training pilots. Since professional pilots already know how to fly, much of the testing focuses on what are called “non-normal situations.” Let’s imagine you find yourself on an airplane, in the sky, without a pilot. You are in a non-normal situation.

Duration:00:12:58

Wired’s Most Interesting Thing in Tech 5/6/19

5/6/2019
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Duration:00:03:16

Why the Apple Card Is the Gleaming Future of Money

5/6/2019
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This story is part of a collection of pieces on how we spend money today. Will you sign up for the Apple Card? You probably will, frankly. Apple’s latest innovation, which arrives this summer, is a credit card that comes with all kinds of conveniences: No late fees! No long strings of numbers! No wait to qualify! No card, either, if you’re using it the way Apple intends.

Duration:00:06:21

Wired’s Most Interesting Thing in Tech 5/3/19

5/3/2019
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Duration:00:02:00

The Case Against Watching the Rest of Game of Thrones

5/2/2019
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First, a fair warning: This piece has Game of Thrones spoilers. If you didn't watch last night and don't want to know what happens, close this tab. Now that they are gone, and it's just us, the shell-shocked, left to consider last night's 1.

Duration:00:05:52