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WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for 19 November

Your daily briefing. Today, a newly-discovered gene could spread antibiotic resistance between bacteria, the latest Antarctic melting …

Scientists discover new antibiotic-resistant gene MCR-1 in China

A new gene rendering bacteria immune to an antibiotic has been found in China by a Lancet research team. Doctors worry that it could roll back …


Cortana is available on Xbox One, if you know the right tricks

Microsoft won't officially bring its Cortana voice assistant to the Xbox One until 2016, and it's not even supposed to be available if you're using the console's interface preview. However, that isn't stopping you from trying it ahead of schedule. Gamers have discovered that you can access Cortana …


App-controlled habitat grows just about anything in your home

You can already get smart gardening gear and smart aquariums, but wouldn't it be nice if you could get one box that handles just about anything you'd care to grow in or around your home? Jared Wolfe thinks so. His crowdfunded, internet-connected Biopod can nurture many kinds of plants and animals …


Scientists want an exercise pill that saves you from hitting the gym

Those '50s-era dreams of taking pills to solve all your problems? They're more realistic than you might think. Researchers have created a blueprint of the molecular-level muscle reactions to exercise that should lead to treatments which mimic workouts. Yes, that means that you could eventually take …

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'Hoverboards' are illegal on both pavements and roads, CPS confirms | Technology | The Guardian

Bad news if you like gliding down the street like a low-rent Marty McFly: “hoverboards” (also known as self-balancing scooters) are illegal to ride in public in Britain, according to guidance released by the Crown Prosecution Service.<p>The wheeled vehicles, which are an evolution of the infamous …

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Sony Execs Tell Daniel Craig To "Shut Up" When Talking About SPECTRE

Quentin Tarantino says there will be two different versions of his next movie, 'The Hateful Eight'

But it also sounds like you'll get the chance to see a longer version.<p>Speaking to Variety, Tarantino divulged that audiences who go to the limited roadshow engagement of the film, which will feature an overture and intermission, will watch a cut of the movie with six extra minutes of material.<p>"It …

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