Monthly Archives: August 2015

Rating The Websites Of The 2016 Republican Political Candidates

According to a recent report, 2016 political candidates will spend a billion dollars on digital communications before November of next year. More than likely, only a fraction of that will be spent on website design, content and optimization. Even so, candidate websites are where most voters will first connect and engage with a candidate. Read More

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Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 119

What if Obi-Wan had a do-over? The post Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 119 appeared first on WIRED.
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Dark Matter May Be More Complex Than Physicists Thought

The physicist James Bullock explains how a complicated “dark sector” of interacting particles may illuminate some puzzling observations of the centers of galaxies. The post Dark Matter May Be More Complex Than Physicists Thought appeared first on WIRED.
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HTC Forges More VR Relationships As Co-Founder Peter Chou Joins Visual Effects Firm

 HTC’s much-anticipated VR headset, created in partnership with games firm Valve, just had its launch delayed until the first quarter of next year, but that isn’t stopping the Taiwanese firm from forging relationship with content companies in the virtual reality space. Read More

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Graduated From An Engineering Bootcamp? Now What?

 While hip hop may have ‘too many mc’s and not enough mics’, in tech, there are too many startups and not enough seasoned technologists. Over the last seven years, hopeful entrepreneurs have flooded the market, looking to cut their teeth in the hopes of building the next billion-dollar business. Read More

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Email Is The Last, And Ultimate, Social Graph

 One of the magical innovations of the Web 2.0 era was when the bigger social platforms opened their doors to third-party app developers. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter widely touted ,and profited from, the concept of allowing consumers to plug their social graph into other applications. We saw the meteoric rise of games, apps and business tools that leverage the ability to quickly insert… Read More

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Elon Musk Can’t Be That Afraid Of Robots, Check Out This Tesla Production Line

 Elon Musk has warned us about robots taking over with the help of AI. He’s even donated money to make sure that it doesn’t happen. However, it sure does seem like Tesla relies on robots quite a bit, even if they’re not being primed to turn the company into Skynet.
At one point this year Musk referred to AI as “summoning the demons.” He says it’s still… Read More

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Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 118

Who’ll you choose to be in Anakin Skywalker’s robes? The post Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 118 appeared first on WIRED.
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The Honeywell Bubble Count Revisited

 I am a tall straight white cisgendered Canadian man in excellent health, i.e. I won pretty much every available lottery on the day I was born. People expect me to excel at things, or at least they don’t expect me not to. Concierges at five-star hotels are eager to help me, and rarely even ask me whether or not I am a guest. Read More

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Security News This Week: Oh Good, the Weaponized Police Drones Are Here

Each week we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth at WIRED, but which deserve your attention nonetheless. The post Security News This Week: Oh Good, the Weaponized Police Drones Are Here appeared first on WIRED.
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