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Twitter's Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps

wired.com — Twitter is releasing a new software development kit today at its developer's conference. It's called Fabric. It does lots of very pretty things, and the people who write mobile apps are going to eat it up. Which, OK, that's nice. But the bigger story is what Fabric represents.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @SocBizMatt: Twitter's "Fabric" SDK is massively ambitious. Aims to incorporate ad network Mopub into all of your apps ow.ly/DbHpQ #socialads

Oct 22, 2014

Twitter had an audacious plan to infiltrate all your apps. "It's a very, very different Twitter." wired.com/2014/10/twitte…

Oct 22, 2014

Twitter's Fabric move is exciting and scary. Thanks for spelling it out for us @mat wrd.cm/1wl0kZO

Oct 22, 2014

"You will end up using Twitter the company every time you use your phone—even if you’re not aware of it." wrd.cm/1ouSAo8 -@mat

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How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery

wired.com — Kip Thorne looks into the black hole he helped create and thinks, "Why, of course. That's what it would do." This particular black hole is a simulation of unprecedented accuracy. It appears to spin at nearly the speed of light, dragging bits of the universe along with it.
Oct 22, 2014

"FRANKLIN KNEW THAT his computers would do anything he told them to. That was a problem and a temptation..." @dneg wired.com/2014/10/astrop…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @jetjocko: The black hole in "Interstellar" is made of science. (A story by me.) wired.com/2014/10/astrop…

Oct 22, 2014

The black hole in "Interstellar" is made of science. (A story by me.) wired.com/2014/10/astrop…

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Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices

wired.com — We had our first hands-on demo of Google's new version of its Android operating system, Lollipop, this week running on a pair of Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. This was a three for the price of one demo, with lots to take in.
Oct 22, 2014

Ugh god I want a Nexus phone and fuck this iPhone why did I spend $300 on this shit wired.com/2014/10/hands-… pic.twitter.com/SzPW0NQoIK

Oct 22, 2014

RT @mat: Oh, and here are my first impressions of Lollipop and the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 wired.com/2014/10/hands-…

Oct 22, 2014

Oh, and here are my first impressions of Lollipop and the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 wired.com/2014/10/hands-…

This Fake Log Jams Your Phone So You'll Shut Up and Enjoy Nature

wired.com — It's hard out there for a Luddite. Even in the most serene natural settings, today's cell-signal-bathed landscapes often include some scumbag bloviating into an iPhone earbud mic about the price of bitcoin. OK, yes, that was me. Artist and coder Allison Burtch has created a new device to save us from our cellphones and ourselves.
Oct 22, 2014

The Log Jammer | Fake Log Jams Your Phone So You'll Shut Up and Enjoy Nature wired.com/2014/10/fake-l…

Oct 22, 2014

World, meet Log Jammer, a log that jams your cell signal when you're supposed to be enjoying nature: wired.com/2014/10/fake-l… ht @joemfbrown

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China's Largest Smartphone Maker Vows To Move Online Services Overseas

wired.com — In a move that could show the way forward for many Chinese companies hoping to compete in the worldwide tech market, China's largest smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, says it will shift its online services to machines running outside the country.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @WiredEnterprise: China’s Largest Smartphone Maker Vows To Move Online Services Overseas ift.tt/ZH2Eyg

Oct 22, 2014

China's Largest Smartphone Maker Vows To Move Online Services Overseas | WIRED ow.ly/DboSq

Gmail's New Inbox App Is Your New Personal Email Assistant

Ebolanoia: The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Ebola Fear Itself

wired.com — It is almost a month now since Thomas Eric Duncan appeared at the emergency room of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was sent home after evaluation, and returned two days later with symptoms of Ebola. On Monday, his family and the health workers who treated him at the hospital were released from quarantine, with none having...

Prescription Drug or Classic D&D Monster? Take the Quiz

archive.wired.com — Say you're suffering from high cholesterol. To cure what ails you, do you pop a mevacor or morkoth? Better pick mevacor, which has been proven to reduce the amount of cholesterol and other fatty substances in your blood. The morkoth, on the other hand, resembles a fish with an octopus's beak.

How Everything from the Super Bowl to Sizzling Fajitas Manipulates You With Sound

wired.com — The Super Bowl isn't just a game, it's a cinematic experience. Minutes before kickoff, trumpets blare, as though armies were charging towards each other for a clash. During the game, sounds herald the appearance of onscreen statistics and instant replays. Depending on your reason for watching the game, the signature tune that segues to a commercial break...
Oct 22, 2014

RT @LBrousell: How the Super Bowl and Sizzling Fajitas Manipulate You With Sound | WIRED wired.com/2014/10/how-so…

Oct 22, 2014

How the Super Bowl and Sizzling Fajitas Manipulate You With Sound | WIRED wired.com/2014/10/how-so…

An Elevated Park That Makes NYC's High Line Look Tiny

wired.com — Converting abandoned infrastructure into thoughtful, pedestrian park space has been all the rage since the High Line opened to visitors in 2009. It only makes sense that Washington DC would do the same with a bridge that had hit its safety expiration date, and last week the judging committee for the 11st Street Bridge Park announced that OMA + OLIN would be the chosen architects for the city's project.

Angry Nerd: Will UK Import Gracepoint Join the Ranks of House of Cards?

wired.com — There's a long history of Americanized versions of British TV shows being either fantastic or, well, awful. Will Gracepoint -the US adaptation of the UK's Broadchurch -be one of the good ones? While its dark drama may not play in Peoria, it's got a pretty good shot at greatness since it's not a comedy.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @TheUnderwire: Angry Nerd: Will UK Import Gracepoint Join the Ranks of House of Cards? wrd.cm/1reqLMm

Tech Time Warp of the Week

wired.com — In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen. See the event >
Oct 22, 2014

Happy to entertain suggestions for our Tech Time Warp of the Week series. wrd.cm/ZNUPXS

Exclusive: The Science of Interstellar - WIRED

video.wired.com — How director, Christopher Nolan, and physicist, Kip Thorne, combined CG effects and scientific reality to create the most accurate visualization of a black hole in film history. Watch on wired.com!

Fantastically Wrong: The Scientist Who Thought That Birds Migrate to the Moon

wired.com — In the classic millennial film The Mighty Ducks, which was so awesome it convinced me and my frail pre-teen body to become a roller hockey goalie (to predictable ends), the team makes use of the iconic "Flying V" formation when in a pinch. The power of such a formation is of course proven in migrating...

Re-imagining a Megalopolis

wired.com — Imagine your city's mayor has just called you up and tasked you with creating and running a new department of city government. You can do whatever you want, really, but it's got to be new, innovative, interdisciplinary - like nothing ever attempted before. Now imagine your city is the 6th largest on the planet, home...
Oct 22, 2014

If you had your own department of city government, what would you do? Re-imagining a Megalopolis | WIRED wired.com/2014/10/re-ima…

Hear the Evolution of Apple's Iconic Startup Sound for the Mac

wired.com — Boot up your computer. If you're the owner of one of the more than two hundred million Macs sold, what's the first thing you hear when you start or restart your machine? That sound tells you you've held down the power button long enough to get things going.
Oct 22, 2014

this is cool: Hear the Evolution of Apple’s Iconic Startup Sound for the Mac wired.com/2014/10/apple-…

Software That Can Measure Your Athleticism Just by Watching You Jump

wired.com — What can you tell from a jump? Quite a bit, according to Sparta Performance Science, the Menlo Park, California, athletics-lab-meets-software-startup that developed the tech. The single best measure of raw performance, it turns out, is how much force an athlete can put into the ground-it determines everything from sprinting ability to the velocity of a pitcher's fastball.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @wiredscience: Don’t forget legs day: This computer can measure your athleticism just by watching you jump. wrd.cm/1yYzc6i pic.twitter.com/AFFAaJLXOT

Drool Over the Workshop Manuals for 7 Classic Marvel Vehicles

wired.com — Anyone who's ever owned a used car knows the peculiar joy of cracking open a Haynes Guides, that familiar book of design schematics and technical information that was available for just about every auto model you can think of.
Oct 22, 2014

Thx, Marvel Vehicles Owner’s Workshop Manual! Finally, all the schematics I need to fix turbines on my Goblin Glider. wired.com/2014/10/marvel…

Nintendo's New 3DS XL Isn't a Huge Upgrade, But It Will Be Eventually

wired.com — Nintendo's new 3DS is certainly an upgrade. But we won't really know for a while how much of an upgrade it is. Like the Game Boy Color or the Nintendo DSi, the New Nintendo 3DS (yeah, that is its actual name) is one of Nintendo's half-step measures, not a brand new platform or a purely cosmetic redesign but something in between.