Forget VR. The Future of Roller Coasters Is About Maglev

Forget VR. The Future of Roller Coasters Is About Maglev
What if there was no friction at all? What if electro magnets propelled the cars? This is the idea behind the Sfrear Mountain Coaster. The post Forget VR. The Future of Roller Coasters Is About Maglev appeared first on WIRED.

Four Months in, I Still Can’t Get Enough Overwatch

Four Months in, I Still Can’t Get Enough Overwatch

Overwatch is a vibrant game with a vibrant community. Four months in, it still feels like one of the best games on the market right now. The post Four Months in, I Still Can’t Get Enough Overwatch appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

How to Deal With a Cat That Only Drinks From a Running Tap

Mr. Know It All ponders what to do with a cat that’s really a PITA. The post How to Deal With a Cat That Only Drinks From a Running Tap appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

The hopes and headaches of Snapchat’s glasses

snapchat-spectacles Snapchat is the only company cool enough to possibly dismantle the Google Glass stigma. Awkward, useless, and a threat to privacy are how many think of computers you wear on your face. Can Snapchat show off the masterful marketing and smooth execution required to produce a product that won’t die on stores shelves or in a desk drawer? To quickly recount the basics, a video of… Read More

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Snapchat’s Wild New Specs Won’t Share Google Glass’s Fate

Snap Specs avoid the pitfalls that undid Google Glass. The post Snapchat’s Wild New Specs Won’t Share Google Glass’s Fate appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

Camera manufacturers, you’re still missing the point. Be better.

This is a photo of a sunset over Cologne. It was taken on a mirrorless camera, copied using Wi-Fi to my smartphone, edited using Enlight, then shared to Instagram within a couple of minutes of being taken. If my camera didn't have Wi-Fi, it would probably still be sitting on a memory card somewhere. That would be sad. Let's talk about why. Spotted at Photokina, the world’s largest photography trade show: A professional photographer, taking a photo, then taking a picture off the back of their camera to share the photograph on Facebook. It’s not that unusual an occurrence, but it served as the perfect parable on quite how vigorously the camera manufacturers have self-copulated themselves into oblivion. Read More

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Hands-on with Pictar, which adds buttons and wheels to your iPhone camera

20160924-_dsc3356 There’s no denying that your smartphone’s camera is getting better and better for every generation, but what’s a poor photography nerd to do about controllability? Miggo’s Kickstarter-funded Pictar is shipping soon, and might be just the thing to teach your iPhone some additional photography skills. At Photokina, I had a chance to try it myself. Read More

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Security News This Week: Hackers Take Control of a Moving Tesla’s Brakes

Security News This Week: Hackers Take Control of a Moving Tesla’s Brakes

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Hackers Take Control of a Moving Tesla’s Brakes appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

Just How Good Is the iPhone 7’s Camera in Low Light? We Put It to the Test

Just How Good Is the iPhone 7’s Camera in Low Light? We Put It to the Test

We decided to wander around San Francisco at sunset, snapping some photos (and shooting this video) with the iPhone 7. The post Just How Good Is the iPhone 7’s Camera in Low Light? We Put It to the Test appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

What’s Better Than Legos? Drones Made of Legos

When bricks fly. The post What’s Better Than Legos? Drones Made of Legos appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading