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Tall People Won’t Have to Endure Reclining Airline Seats In the Future

wired.com — By 2100, New York was enduring an excruciating 70 days a year above 100 degrees ( as predicted), so we abandoned it. The other coastal hells, too.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @a_greenberg: Tall People Won’t Have to Endure Reclining Airline Seats in the Future wired.com/2014/08/tall-p… cc: @louisck

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Tall People Won’t Have to Endure Reclining Airline Seats in the Future wired.com/2014/08/tall-p… cc: @louisck

Aug 27, 2014

excuse me, miss -- what do you mean by "we're all out of sushi platters?" wired.com/2014/08/tall-p…

Aug 27, 2014

"Passengers used to lounge around, drinking free juice of tomato and watching TV” ilu @joemfbrown wired.com/2014/08/tall-p…

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Capture Your Canine’s Exploits With the New GoPro Dog Mount

wired.com — For too long I've watched my human record hours of inane footage on a little camera strapped to his chest or helmet. Sometimes he attaches it to his mountain bike or surfboard. The results aren't any better. He's missing the most exciting perspective of all: Mine.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @TFS3000: ATTN all who petitioned Cai Guo-Qiang's iPad turtles |“@WIRED: GoPro's official dog harness wrd.cm/1wELG2A pic.twitter.com/6mC8wPdgfZ

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Why Are We So Fat? The Multimillion-Dollar Scientific Quest to Find Out

wired.com — Adam Voorhes In January of this year, the first subject checked into the metabolic ward at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, to participate in one of the most rigorous dietary studies ever devised. For eight weeks, he was forbidden to leave. He spent two days of each week inside tiny airtight rooms...
Aug 28, 2014

RT @WIRED: The multimillion-dollar scientific quest to find out what is making us so fat wrd.cm/1AVw7Cv pic.twitter.com/R5XT504yJR

Aug 27, 2014

The multimillion-dollar quest to find out what is making us so fat wrd.cm/1AVw7Cv pic.twitter.com/4W2vKnQimW That would be food.

We Must Secure America’s Cell Networks-From Criminals and Cops

wired.com — This month, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler revealed, in response to a letter from Congressman Alan Grayson, that his agency is assembling a task force "to combat the illicit and unauthorized use of IMSI catchers."
Aug 27, 2014

RT @KateReports: Technical explainer of how Stingray exploits cell phone security flaw: wired.com/2014/08/we-mus…

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Technical explainer of how Stingray exploits cell phone security flaw: wired.com/2014/08/we-mus…

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RT @csoghoian: West Point professor calls on US government to fix cellular network security flaws instead of exploiting them: wired.com/2014/08/we-mus…

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Why we must secure cell networks to prevent the use of "stingrays" by criminals and cops - wrd.cm/1lvMq5B

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Chris Hadfield: We Should Treat Earth as Kindly as We Treat Spacecraft

wired.com — Racing high over the Sahara at 5 miles per second, protected from the desert's parched endlessness and soaking in its sere beauty, I saw Khartoum, the city where the White and Blue Nile rivers meet. I turned my head left and followed the river downstream to Cairo and the Mediterranean.
Aug 28, 2014

I’ve become a huge admirer of @Cmdr_Hadfield. Loved his meditation on humans and earth from space in @wiredscience wrd.cm/1AW6XUc

Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

wired.com — As the acting cybersecurity chief of a federal agency, Timothy DeFoggi should have been well versed in the digital footprints users leave behind online when they visit web sites and download images. But DeFoggi-convicted today in Maryland on three child porn charges including conspiracy to solicit and distribute child porn-must have believed his use of...
Aug 27, 2014

Just remember: the person behind the "PTasseater" screen name could be cybersecurity chief of a federal agency. wired.com/2014/08/federa…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @KimZetter: Timothy DeFoggi, federal cybersecurity chief, convicted of child porn; Feds infected his computer to unmask him wrd.cm/XQZat3

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RT @KimZetter: Timothy DeFoggi, federal cybersecurity chief, convicted of child porn; Feds infected his computer to unmask him wrd.cm/XQZat3

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Timothy DeFoggi, federal cybersecurity chief, convicted of child porn; Feds infected his computer to unmask him wrd.cm/XQZat3

Aug 27, 2014

Former acting cybersecurity chief of Health & Human Services found guilty on child-porn conspiracy charges. wired.com/2014/08/federa…

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What’s Inside: The Science of Sriracha’s Fiery Deliciousness

wired.com — JARREN VINK CHILI Red jalapeños give rooster sauce its heat; they clock in at about 5,000 Scoville units, or around 300 parts per million of mouth-burning capsaicinoids. These molecules bind to a receptor, TRPV1, that shows up on the ends of nerves that lead to the trigeminal nerve, which conveys touch, temperature, and pain.

This Guy Is Launching 12 Startups in 12 Months

wired.com — Can't get enough of that animated GIF where Oprah unleashes a swarm of bees on her studio audience? Or the one where some guy gets hit in the face by a trashcan? You're in luck. Soon, a new startup called Gifbook will sell you some flip books that recreate your favorite animated GIFs, so that...

Scientists Turn Bad Memories Into Good Inside the Brains of Mice

wired.com — Remember that horrible date you went on a few years ago? The one where you knocked over a candle and doused the flaming tablecloth (and your date) with a bottle of Bordeaux? Horrible! But now the two of you are happily married and the whole thing seems... kind of sweet.
Aug 28, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

Re-Remembrance of Things Past: "Scientists Turn Bad Memories Into Good Inside the Brains of Mice" wired.com/2014/08/scient…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @WIRED: Neuroscientists devise a technique for switching bad memories into good in the brains of mice wrd.cm/1C39n4T

With Millions Paid in Hacker Bug Bounties, Is the Internet Any Safer?

wired.com — Ever since Mozilla launched its bug bounty program eight years ago to pay researchers for finding and disclosing security holes in its software, Google and others have followed suit with their own bug bounty programs, paying out millions of dollars to researchers to make internet users more secure.

Meet the Rebels in These Awesome New Hunger Games Posters

wired.com — If there's anything fans of The Hunger Games know, it's that advertising is just propaganda with a nicer name. So in promoting the film franchise's next installment, Mockingjay-Part 1 , it's only makes sense that the marketing onslaught have the look and feel of the message war that plays out as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her fellow Panem revolutionaries rally to take on the Capitol.
Aug 27, 2014

Natalie Dormer looks so badass in these new @TheHungerGames: Mockingjay posters I literally can't even right now. wired.com/2014/08/new-hu…

Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand

wired.com — Today, Instagram is lifting the veil on Hyperlapse, the company's first-ever app outside of Instagram itself. Using clever algorithm processing, the app makes it easy to use your phone to create tracking shots and fast, time-lapse videos that look as if they're shot by Scorsese or Michael Mann.
Aug 27, 2014

Yes, I will try this. Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand | Design | WIRED wrd.cm/XTbPvr

Aug 27, 2014

Good piece from @WIRED on the story behind #Hyperlapse and its beautifully simple design wired.com/2014/08/hyperl…

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This new @instagram Hyperlapse app is kind of wonderful ... and way too much fun. wired.com/2014/08/hyperl…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @msoeden: The story of #Hyperlapse: #Instagram’s New App Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand | Design via @WIRED ow.ly/AMgXc

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Flappy Bird Creator’s Latest Game Was More Intriguing Before He Updated It

wired.com — Swing Copters is not the mobile game we wanted, but it is the mobile game we deserve. Released last week by Dong Nguyen, Swing Copters is everything that fans loved to hate about his controversial breakout success Flappy Bird .

Your Next Polo Shirt Could Have an Activity Tracker Built Right In

wired.com — Wimbledon ball boys and ball girls have cornered the market in stoic roboticism. But if it's cyborgs you want, look no further than this year's U.S. Open. A select few ball boys at this year's tournament will wear Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirts with biometric tracking capabilities.

How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law

wired.com — Beginning next year, if you buy a cell phone in California that gets lost or stolen, you'll have a built-in ability to remotely deactivate the phone under a new "kill switch" feature being mandated by California law-but the feature will make it easier for police and others to disable the phone as well, raising concerns...
Aug 27, 2014

RT @declanm: CA kill switch law gives cops "authority to use the feature to kill phones." This will NEVER be abused. Right? wired.com/2014/08/how-co…

Aug 27, 2014

Related: How cops and hackers could abuse California’s new kill-switch law wired.com/2014/08/how-co…

Aug 27, 2014

How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law | Threat Level | WIRED fb.me/1oPG0WcCp

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How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law wired.com/2014/08/how-co…

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How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California's New Phone Kill-Switch Law - wrd.cm/1luEJfV