WIRED Book Club: This Is The Way Fifth Season Ends

WIRED Book Club: This Is The Way Fifth Season Ends
Tell us what you thought about the last section of N.K. Jemisin's Fifth Season—and what you might want to know from the author herself. The post WIRED Book Club: This Is The Way Fifth Season Ends appeared first on WIRED.

Nuheara’s IQbuds are somewhere between wireless headphones and a hearing aid

Nuheara I went into the Nuheara demo not knowing what to expect. Not in the sense of, “How good will these be?” so much as, “I’m not exactly sure what these things do.” Like, are they headphones? Are they hearing aids? The answer, interestingly enough, is a little bit of both. The IQbuds are, ostensibly, Bluetooth earbuds. That they’re completely wireless is enough… Read More

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Terrapattern is a neural net powered reverse image search for maps

culdesacs Terrapattern is a visual search engine that, from the moment you first use it, you wonder: why didn’t Google come up with this ten years ago? Click on a feature on the map — a baseball diamond, a marina, a roundabout — and it immediately highlights everything its algorithm thinks looks like it. It’s remarkably fast, simple to use, and potentially very powerful. Read More

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How Can We Make You Happy Today, Peter Thiel?

How Can We Make You Happy Today, Peter Thiel?

What can we say about Peter Thiel? Nothing—except that he’s absolutely, totally, thoroughly the best. The post How Can We Make You Happy Today, Peter Thiel? appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

The Scariest Thing About the New Sci-Fi Game Duskers? The Command Line

The new PC game “Duskers” holds you at a remove as you explore derelict ships for supplies and information. It’s abstract, distant, and terrifying. The post The Scariest Thing About the New Sci-Fi Game Duskers? The Command Line appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

A Clever New Kind of Intersection Kicks Risky Left Turns to the Curb

The diverging diamond interchange is having a moment. The post A Clever New Kind of Intersection Kicks Risky Left Turns to the Curb appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

Who Needs a Modular Phone When You Can Have a Modular Case?

Otterbox made an Inspector Gadget for your iPhone. The post Who Needs a Modular Phone When You Can Have a Modular Case? appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

Culture Podcast: Neighbors 2 Is a Strange New Kind of Feminist Movie

This week on the WIRED Culture podcast, we’re answering the important questions. The post Culture Podcast: Neighbors 2 Is a Strange New Kind of Feminist Movie appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading

Heavy Internet use leads to school burnout in teens

Teens As if you didn’t need more proof that your darn kids need to get of the computer and into the back yard, researchers at the University of Helsinki and Department of Psychology have found that excessive Internet use – essentially bordering on addiction – leads to school burnout in teens. There isn’t much detail on the definition of excessive use (you’ll know it… Read More

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Google quietly discontinues the Nexus Player

nexus-player The Nexus Player may have been the best TV media player no one ever bought. Google and Asus introduced the Nexus Player back in November 2014. It was one of the first Android TV devices, and a more-than-capable device.
And yet, despite Google’s weight behind this device, it hasn’t been a mainstream success, especially when you compare it with the Chro Read More

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