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An Ingenious Plane Design That Makes Room for Your Carry-Ons

wired.com — There needs to be a word for that special mix of frustration and boredom that accompanies having to check your carry-on bags, and then waiting for them to be unloaded. But we'll probably never get one. So what if we could eliminate that feeling altogether?

Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance

wired.com — There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA's unfettered surveillance of our digital lives. But the ongoing revelations of government eavesdropping has had a profound impact on the economy, the security of the internet and the credibility of the...
Jul 29, 2014

Your Personal Privacy Isn't the Only Cost of NSA Surveillance - wrd.cm/1tW91If

Jul 29, 2014

Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance wired.com/2014/07/the-bi…

These Medical Apps Have Doctors and the FDA Worried

Jul 29, 2014

These Medical Apps Have Doctors and the FDA Worried | Enterprise | WIRED wired.com/2014/07/medica…

Jul 29, 2014

Maybe measuring blood pressure with your iPhone isn't the best idea. wrd.cm/1tmUU19

This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like

wired.com — Shortly after Kathryn Tucker started Red Rover, an app that showcases local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a New York tech event. But it didn't go over well. When she finished her pitch, the investor said he didn't invest in women.
Jul 29, 2014

Ugly side of gender and VC investing. One woman founder was told: 'Hire a guy in a hoodie'. wired.com/2014/07/gender…

Jul 29, 2014

For a forward industry, this is insanely backward: This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like wired.com/2014/07/gender…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @Marthalanefox: Sexism from tech VCs. This stuff needs to stop, and become unacceptable. The sector should be better than this. wired.com/2014/07/gender…

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Does Social Media Actually Cripple Productivity in the Office?

innovationinsights.wired.com — Social media is easily accessible, it's entertaining, and it can be a huge time waster, but is it actually the main culprit in wasting time (and therefore money wasting) in business? Apparently not.

What’s Up With That: Why Does Your Dog Seem to Know What Time It Is?

wired.com — It's five o'clock, and your dog is excitedly wagging her tail and nuzzling against you. Your furry friend is hungry and seems to know that this is the hour you usually feed her. But was this performance a simple reaction to a rumbling in Ginger's tummy or are canines actually able to somehow read the clock?...

In Photos: The Most Ridiculous Laws in America

wired.com — We trust our lawmakers to pass legislation that will keep us safe and serve the greater public good. In every state's books, though, there are laws outlandish and weird enough to make you question those lawmakers' sanity.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @gluckstadt: As it damn well should be. RT @WIRED In Kansas, it's illegal to serve wine in teacups. wrd.cm/1tUw06l pic.twitter.com/4u0lOZUrXl @carr2n

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Amazon Stays the Course as Its Stock Tanks

wired.com — The train hurtles down the track, the engineer oblivious to the vanished bridge the villain just dynamited to smithereens. For some investors, that train is Amazon and the engineer is CEO Jeff Bezos, who is throwing every kind of fuel he can imagine into the firebox to keep his locomotive moving: A phone.
Jul 29, 2014

Not clear to me why losses at Amazon spook investors. The company's non-core experiments are severable, after all. wired.com/2014/07/amazon…

Bizarre Three-Wheeled Roadster Combines Tech, Power, and Insanity

wired.com — At a time when our cars are starting to drive themselves and manual transmissions are going extinct, it can be tough to find an unbridled driving experience that leaves you shrieking with fear and delight. One way to get that? Drop one wheel, attach what's left to a powerful motor, certify it as a motorcycle, and have at it.

A Slick New Bike With Buzzing Handlebars That Give You Directions

wired.com — Urban biking is a totally different beast than peddling around suburban trails. And yet, most of us ride the same exact bike in both situations. That's fine-whatever two-wheeler gets you from point A to B is good in my book-but the fact remains, biking in a city requires a different set of transportation tools.Industry, a design studio in Portland, Ore., has partnered with Ti Cycles to design a new bike for urban environments.