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Gamergate Goons Can Scream All They Want, But They Can't Stop Progress

wired.com — Games aren't very fun these days. As anyone paying even tangential attention to videogames likely knows, the medium is in the throes of a misogynist backlash so virulent it often could be described as terrorism. In the past nine weeks, three female games professionals-Anita Sarkeesian, Brianna Wu, and Zoe Quinn-have been driven from their homes...
Oct 22, 2014

RT @earxw: GG in a nutshell: "the roiling, jealous fury of a sun being told that it is now nothing more than a satellite" wrd.cm/126Myjk

Oct 21, 2014

RT @the_moviebob: Laura Hudson's #gamergate piece for WIRED is perfection - wish there was a way to tattoo it across my knuckles|+WIRED wired.com/2014/10/the-se…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @moryan: .@laura_hudson on "the roiling, jealous fury of a sun being told that it is now nothing more than a satellite": wired.com/2014/10/the-se…

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An Artist Who Paints Portraits With Mold

wired.com — Film is an exceedingly delicate material. It's highly flammable, can't always go through TSA checkpoints, and, as it turns out, can be easily destroyed by fungus. A few years ago South Korean artist Seung-Hwan Oh read a BBC article about this fungus problem affecting film archives.

A Velvet Worm Named for Totoro

wired.com — Velvet worms are adorable caterpillar-y looking things, silently plodding along on stumpy legs in tropical forests around the world. A recently discovered species was so cute, it got a name straight out of Studio Ghibli: Eoperipatus totoros .
Oct 21, 2014

Velvet worms immobilize prey with slime fired out of their face cannons. Also, a species has been named after Totoro. wired.com/2014/10/velvet…

Google Acquires Cloud Database Company Firebase

wired.com — Google announced today that it is acquiring cloud hosted database company Firebase. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Google will continue to offer Firebase's services as part of its Google Cloud Platform line. "If you're a developer who has built an app on top of Firebase, nothing will change for you and you...
Oct 21, 2014

"Firebase cuts out the middle step by letting applications communicate directly with a database." wired.com/2014/10/google…

Oct 21, 2014

New post: Google Acquires Cloud Database Company Firebase wrd.cm/1DxkMKi

Watch Our Interactive Disney Cover Come to Life

wired.com — For our cover, photographer Art Streiber, who has shot Star Wars aliens, Muppets, and Steven Spielberg for previous WIRED covers, aimed his lens at Lasseter and Catmull. Then our design team partnered with Disney animators to surround Lasseter and Catmull with some of the characters that have appeared in Disney Animation films since they took over.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @WIRED: Fun for your Tuesday: Watch our interactive Disney cover come to life wrd.cm/1t9hFon

Oct 21, 2014

Our interactive November issue cover is yet another excuse to watch the Let It Go YouTube video wired.com/2014/10/disney…

What It Could Be Like to Live on Mars

wired.com — Plans Courtesy of Blue Planet Research Bryan Christie Design I'd always wanted to visit Mars. Instead I got Hawaii. There, about 8,200 feet above sea level on Mauna Loa, sits a geodesically domed habitat for testing crew psychology and technologies for boldly going. I did a four-month tour at the NASA-funded HI-SEAS-that's Hawaii Space Exploration...

Google Wallet Wins and Fails: Walletless Week 2

wired.com — So it turns out that you don't need a wallet to buy groceries, at least not in San Francisco. Last week, I started using an app called Instacart to order groceries and have them delivered to my door.
Oct 21, 2014

Glad that NFC is working pretty well for Apple Pay, but still, experience is largely unchanged from 2 years ago wired.com/2012/10/wallet…

Can Forces Be Transferred?

wired.com — Suppose you toss a ball in the air. After leaving your hand, it rises and slows down as it rises. Why? Does it slow down because some force runs out as it rises? Is the force of the hand transferred to the ball? Are forces transferred at all?
Oct 21, 2014

Can Forces Be Transferred? "There is actually a way you can push a cart and measure the force on that cart." wired.com/2014/10/can-fo…

Why Marissa Mayer Is Still the Right CEO for Yahoo

wired.com — Everyone loves to hate on Marissa Mayer. She's an easy target. A celebrity long before she arrived at Yahoo, she's a first-time CEO who has chosen to pose for fashion magazines, but has rarely opened up about Yahoo's strategy to the business press.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @MediaREDEF: Why Marissa Mayer Is Still the Right CEO for Yahoo (@jessiwrites - @Wired) redef.it/j4pb

Oct 21, 2014

RT @kimbatronic: True of any Yahoo CEO! Thankless job "Everyone loves to hate on Marissa Mayer.She’s an easy target." wired.com/2014/10/mariss… by @jessiwrites

Oct 21, 2014

Investors definition and @jessiwrites definition of a lot of money (re: core YHOO) appear to be very different wrd.cm/ZMCuua

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Why Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Loves What Steve Ballmer Once Despised

wired.com — "I don't want to fight old battles," says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. "I want to fight new ones." It's Sunday evening, and Nadella is sitting in a glass-enclosed room at the back of a Japanese restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, eating sushi with a few reporters.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @WIRED: Why Microsoft's Satya Nadella loves what Steve Ballmer once despised wrd.cm/1vJBOCl