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A Google Site Meant to Protect You Is Helping Hackers Attack You

wired.com — Before companies like Microsoft and Apple release new software, the code is reviewed and tested to ensure it works as planned and to find any bugs. Hackers and cybercrooks do the same. The last thing you want if you're a cyberthug is for your banking Trojan to crash a victim's system and be exposed.
Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

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Sep 02, 2014

A Google Site Meant to Protect You Is Helping Hackers Attack You - wrd.cm/1sWUI52

WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: Parks and Recreation

wired.com — Look. We hate to admit it, but when Parks and Recreation launched we maybe kinda thought it was just Amy Poehler following in her friend Tina Fey's 30 Rock footsteps with a smart workplace sitcom. It was hard to tell if the show would be able to differentiate itself.
Sep 02, 2014

I wrote a 'Parks and Recreation' summer binge-watching guide. Treat yo self and read it, won't you? wired.com/2014/09/binge-…

Guest Post: Remembering When Mauna Loa Last Awoke: The First 24 Hours (Part 1)

wired.com — This week, I'm happy to have 3 guest posts by Zahra Hirji, a reporter for InsideClimate News (a non-profit, non-partisan news organization that covers climate and energy issues) about the 30th anniversary of the 1984 eruption at Mauna Loa on Hawai'i.

How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters

wired.com — There's a scene near the end of Black Swan, where Nina finally loses her grip on reality. And when people watch it, their brain activity bears some resemblance to a pattern that's been observed in people with schizophrenia, said Talma Hendler, a neuroscientist at Tel Aviv University in Israel, said at a recent event here sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Startup Aims to Give Everyone the Mighty Shipping Power of Amazon

wired.com — The tech industry's effort to master the last mile of delivery is well documented. Online retailers are obsessed with finding ways of getting packages to your door as quickly as possible. But what about the first mile-the mile traveled when you send a package to someone else?
Sep 02, 2014

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5 Futuristic Food Wrappers That You Don’t Have to Throw Away

wired.com — You wake up, eat some Greek yogurt, then throw out the plastic cup. Later on, you get a salad and a mini-bag of chips, and then you throw away the plastic bowl, the chip bag, and the to-go bag. Snack on a granola bar, throw away the wrapper.
Sep 02, 2014

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Angry Nerd: Are You Ready for Grant Morrison’s Mind-Bending Multiversity?

wired.com — The Multiversity spans 52 parallel universes and features characters like a Nazi Superman and a vampire Batman. Keeping track of everything requires an infographic. It's a lot. That said, Grant Morrison's new, mind-bending mini-series still encompasses everything that's right in the alternate reality comic book world. Angry Nerd is ready to dive in.

WIRED Space Photo of the Day for September 2014

wired.com — Follow Space Photo of the Day on Twitter The 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day Gallery The 2012 WIRED Space Photo of the Day Gallery For caption information and links to high-resolution images, please use the full-screen version of this gallery. For more mind-blowing space photos, see the entire WIRED Space Photo of the...

Defuse a Bomb With Friends In This Brilliant Oculus Game

wired.com — SEATTLE - It's a typical action-movie cliche. Someone has to disarm a bomb, but they know nothing about how to do it. Fortunately, they have a bomb-defusal expert-on the phone. Hijinks ensue as the expert tries to talk the newbie through the delicate process. Admit it, you've always wanted to do this in real life.
Sep 02, 2014

The best new thing I saw at PAX: the cooperative Oculus Rift bomb-defusing game, "Keep Talking, Nobody Explodes" wired.com/2014/09/keep-t…

Sep 01, 2014

Today's equivalent of wiring a dozen bottle rockets together wired.com/2014/09/keep-t… Keep talking and no one explodes #boom