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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. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and society. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
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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. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

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Now On Nintendo Switch, 'Furi' Embraces The Power of a Good Boss Fight

1/17/2018
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First released last year for a bevy of other platforms, Furi is all boss fights. With pounding synth-heavy music and a visual style riffing off of anime and cyberpunk, it's an unending stream of big-bad showdowns, the sort of challenging, mano a mano fights usually served up as level or quest climaxes in other games.

Duration: 00:04:38


Trump's 'Shithole Countries' Comment Tops This Week's Internet News

1/16/2018
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Last week Facebook decided that maybe it should make some changes to the information people see on the platform; also, a lot of people got very interested in the pay discrepancies between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams. But, beyond that, it was also a week where everyone learned that a school kid could play the Cantina Band song from Star Wars with a pencil. Yes, it was yet another strange, wonderful week on the internet. But what else happened? Here we go.

Duration: 00:17:36


6 GoPro Tips For Skiing and Snowboarding Shots

1/16/2018
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Get great results from your action cam as you capture your heroics ... and your epic bails. When to Slo-Mo The GoPro Hero6 can shoot 1080p video at 240 frames per second—meaning that when you slow it down 10X, it looks amazing. But hitting the brakes doesn’t work for everything. Slo-mo is garbage for point-of-view angles. Save it for when you’re shooting video of your friends—place the camera at ground level to film a trick—or when you’re (sigh) using a selfie stick.

Duration: 00:02:59


CES 2018: Screen Tech from LG, Samsung Shows Us TV’s Future

1/15/2018
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CES is still a TV conference. Even as the tech industry experiments with augmented reality, self-driving cars, and the outer limits of what you can embed in a refrigerator, everything in Vegas still revolves around the big screen. The 2018 crop mostly marches along the same path manufacturers have been following for decades: Everything's a little bigger and sharper, and there are new inscrutable acronyms everywhere you look. All in the hopes this is the year you finally spring for a new set.

Duration: 00:08:24


Please Do Not Assault the Towering Robot That Roams Walmart

1/12/2018
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If you think shopping is tedious, try juggling 200,000 products in a Walmart. Not literally, of course, but somehow keeping the shelves stocked over an area of tens of thousands of square feet. For that you need a worker with a barcode scanner and an enviable amount of patience. Or you could unleash a hard-working robot from a company called Bossa Nova. At over six feet tall, it roams the aisles, blasting shelves with light and snapping photos.

Duration: 00:05:00


Moog Music Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM): Price, Specs, Release Date

1/12/2018
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The folks at Moog Music aren't content just making ridiculously fun synthesizers, iPad apps, and effects boxes for creative musicians. The company now is dipping into percussion—it's newest product, announced today, is a drum machine called the Drummer From Another Mother. Well, hang on. It's not exactly a drum machine. It's a monophonic, semi-modular, analog percussion synthesizer.

Duration: 00:04:26


CES 2018: New Chips From Qualcomm Point to the Future of Computing

1/11/2018
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Nakul Duggal, Qualcomm's vice president of product management, sticks his head into a Cadillac SUV and points up at a gaping rectangular hole in the ceiling. A hole in this ceiling is hardly remarkable: the whole car looks like a bomb went off inside. Seats face the wrong direction, and wires dangle from places you didn't even know there were wires. A few feet away, two more cars—a Ford and a Maserati—sit in roughly the same condition.

Duration: 00:11:56


Trump's Nuclear Button Tweet Tops This Week's Internet News

1/11/2018
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Happy New Year, dear readers. It’s comforting—no, wait, what’s opposite of comforting?—to see that, despite still being able to laugh at Oregonians and gas problems and accidental movie reference mix-ups in news reports, 2018 actually got off to a terrifyingly fast start. Even though we took a week off for the holidays, everything you’re about to read has happened in the past seven days.

Duration: 00:26:09


Softwear: How Outlier, the Underground Fashion Label for Nerds, Got Cool

1/10/2018
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It’s 12:21 pm on a Tuesday, and the new coat from Outlier is going live. For the obsessed fans of this technically minded menswear house, Tuesday drops are always a big deal. This one is bigger than most. The Shelter From the Storm is Outlier’s first breathable waterproof shell. That’s the kind of thing that, if you care about it, you care about it a lot.

Duration: 00:24:39


Google's VR180 Cameras Are the Future of Point-and-Shoot

1/10/2018
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Just about everyone agrees virtual and augmented reality are going to be important. The tech already sort of works, and will get better quickly from here. Gadgets offering the ability to truly feel as if you've been transported to another place, or to superimpose the digital world on the real one, will be transformative. Somehow. Eventually. For some reason. No one knows exactly what AR and VR will be good for, or when. They just know it's coming.

Duration: 00:06:51


'Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy': The Guy Who Made 'QWOP' Is Back To Infuriate You All Over Again

1/9/2018
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From its title to its premise, Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy reads as a dark joke. Whether that a joke includes you or not, though, is impossible to say. It's true that the PC game is uproariously, darkly funny. It has a simple aim: climb this mountain. The only problem is that your character is a man stuck inside a pot, his only climbing implement a hammer he can swing.

Duration: 00:04:01


CES 2018 Trends: What to Expect From the Huge Consumer Tech Show

1/9/2018
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At the world's biggest gadget show, everything is always amazing. Every year, more than a hundred thousand CES attendees pour into Las Vegas to convince each other and the world that everything before was crap and everything to come will change that. They go to see the biggest and thinnest new TVs, the fastest and lightest new laptops, the headphones and the phone cases and the drones and the refrigerators.

Duration: 00:04:57


Freak Out Your Dogs with Nest's New Security Cameras

1/8/2018
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Shortly after we installed the Nest home security cameras, my spouse arrived home from work scowling. He opened the Nest app and started scrolling through the day’s footage. “What’s going on?” I asked, certain that a package had been stolen or some other grave injustice had been done. “Did those [unprintables] forget to pick up the garbage?” he asked.

Duration: 00:08:07


Aurora Innovation Hooks Up With Volkswagen and Hyundai, Tesla Production Delays, Mapzen Shutdown, and More Car News

1/8/2018
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Every human who gets down with the Gregorian calendar can celebrate New Year’s Day, that rare 24-hour stretch when soldiering through a hangover is expected, and precious little work gets done. Too bad that this year, they only got one day before it was back to work. Good thing WIRED's transportation team was here to cover it all. Jack provided context for Tesla’s (disappointing, but unsurprising) new production numbers.

Duration: 00:05:52


McLaren's New 570S Spider Supercar Adds Practicality to Luxury

1/5/2018
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McLaren built its reputation on high-tech, high-spec, top priced racing cars. Borrowing engineering acumen from its (historically great, currently weak) Formula One team, the British company has produced some truly wondrous road cars, starting with the three-seater F1 in the nineties—the world's fastest production car for a decade—up to the all-new, million-dollar Senna, with a 789-horsepower engine in a vehicle that weighs just 2,461 pounds. But McLaren has larger aspirations.

Duration: 00:05:06


An American City’s Guide for Surviving the New World of Transportation

1/5/2018
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Last year was the first one in a while that made Americans stop, pause, and ask themselves if they could survive the end of the world. Whether you're a Silicon Valley billionaire or a regular schmo making minimum wage, it's worth considering a bug out bag in 2018—some insurance against the apocalypse. If you're an entire American city, however, your prepper sack needs more than batteries and a good knife. Things are shifting quickly in the world of urban mobility.

Duration: 00:08:37


Tesla Delays Its Model 3 Production Goals—Again

1/4/2018
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UPDATE: On Wednesday, January 3, Tesla revealed it has pushed back its production targets for the Model 3 sedan, yet again. In its latest Vehicle Production and Deliveries report, Tesla says it is focussing on quality and efficiency, rather than just pushing for the max volume in the shortest time, and so is aiming for a production speed of 2,500 Model 3s per week by March, and double that by the end of June.

Duration: 00:08:17


GoRuck’s GR1 Backpack Answers the Call of Duty—for a Steep Price

1/4/2018
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In bag-loving circles, GoRuck’s origin story has become the stuff of legend. In 2008, founder Jason McCarthy left the Special Forces, had his heart broken, and out of the rubble of his life built a bag based on his experiences overseas that could tackle both urban commutes and battles against insurgents. Their flagship bag is the GR1, which I have been using as my everyday bag for the past two weeks.

Duration: 00:06:53


Inside DC’s Controversial 'Watchmen' and Justice League Crossover

1/3/2018
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Three decades after Watchmen's release, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' dark, cerebral graphic novel remains one of most critically celebrated works of the superhero genre. On the commercial side, the comics world of the Justice League (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.) contains some of the most well-known superhero stories of all time.

Duration: 00:04:13


2017's Best Moments in Music, From Cardi B to Lady Gaga

1/3/2018
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If Baby Driver taught folks anything this year, it's that finding just the right song at just the right moment is like kismet. You can't predict it, but when it happens you have to let it wash over you. Typically these jolts of joy occur to individuals listening alone, but every so often they happen to the public at large.

Duration: 00:11:43

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