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With Venom, Marvel's Got Its Biggest Bad of All: Brand Dilution

Today's news that Tom Hardy will play Venom as part of the lamely branded "Sony's Marvel Universe" reminded me, in a very roundabout way, of the …

Iceland Is Beautiful Except for the 2 Million Tourists

Iceland is a windswept, volcanic island about the size of Kentucky. It's a beautiful place, a land of vast tundra, stunning fjords, and tumbling …

The Homeric Odyssey of the Web's Strangest Simpsons Site

Early last year, when British college student Lucien Hughes came down with a month-long case of pneumonia, he did what anyone stuck in a state of …

Enjoy the Early-’00s Nostalgia Wave—It Might Be the Last Revival

Earlier this month, LCD Soundsystem released one of its first proper singles in nearly seven years: “American Dream,” a shiny bit of sad-sackness …

Cantina Talk: The Last Jedi Might Begin With an Epic Showdown Between Leia and Snoke

Bad news, everyone: It's not December yet, so the 8-bit trailer above is the closest you're going to get to seeing <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>. Still, at …

You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie | WIRED

Kathleen Kennedy has heard a lot of movie pitches. For decades she worked with Steven Spielberg, producing <i>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</i>, the <i>Indiana …

An Epic Landslide in Big Sur, California, Before and After | WIRED

• Author: Laura Mallonee. Laura Mallonee Photo<br>• Date of Publication: 05.25.17. 05.25.17<br>• Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>Photo of the Week: Highway …

The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump

Tom Steyer isn’t your average California tree hugger. The former hedge fund manager—number 1,121 on <i>Forbes’</i> wealthiest people list, with $1.61 …

My Life as a Robot

I have been part robot since May. Instead of legs, I move on gyroscopically stabilized wheels. Instead of a face, I have an iPad screen. Instead of …

Get Ready for Skyscrapers Made of Wood. (Yes, Wood)

When Chicago’s John Hancock Center was built in 1965, it required 5 million pounds of aluminum, roughly enough metal to manufacture the equivalent of …

Why Netflix’s Best New Comedies Are Way Less Binge-Friendly

Over the long holiday weekend, chances are you binged on at least one Netflix show—and now you want to talk to a friend about it. But how? You can go …

The Internet Defines 'Covfefe'

Leave it to Donald Trump to keep Twitter guessing. Just after midnight Eastern this morning, the president did what the president often does at odd …

Pied Piper's New Internet Isn't Just Possible—It's Almost Here

On HBO's <i>Silicon Valley</i>, startups promise to "change the world" by tackling silly, often nonexistent problems. But this season, the show's characters …

It's Not Just You. TV Has Hit Peak WTF

<b>*Note: This story contains spoilers for the current seasons of *Twin Peaks: The Return and American Gods.</b><p>Diane, I'm lost: For the last week and a …

Even Without Paris, Business Will Leave Trump Behind on Climate Change

President Trump has followed through on his campaign promise to retreat from the Paris Agreement. Now, the United States has joined Nicaragua and …

Physicists Find Another Gravitational Wave to Suggest Einstein Was Right

Three billion years ago, two black holes collided to form a larger one. In the process, they produced a massive wave rolling through the fabric of …

Wonder Woman Proves Wonderful Superhero Movies Don't Need Superstars

Gal Gadot is the perfect Wonder Woman. And not just because she spent her two years in the Israeli army as a combat trainer and loves wielding …

Make the Most Out of Amazon Echo and Google Home | WIRED

How to Make the Most<p>of Amazon Echo<p>and Google Home<p>How to Make the Most of Amazon Echo and Google Home<p>by WIRED Staff | illustrations by Israel G. Vargas<p>…

The Curse of the Bahia Emerald, a Giant Green Rock That Wreaks Havoc and Ruins Lives | WIRED

Meet the Schemers, Investors,<p>and Dreamers Who Were<p>Bewitched By a Giant Green Rock<p>Meet the Schemers, Investors, and Dreamers Who Were Bewitched By a …

String Theory's Weirdest Ideas Finally Make Sense—Thanks to VR

The robot is building a tesseract. He motions at a glowing cube floating before him, and an identical cube emerges. He drags it to the left, but the …

Meet the People Who Search for Friendship on Craigslist

It only takes one click to make a "friend" online. A retweet of a former coworker, an impassioned reply to a redditor, a like on a stranger's …

The Gospel of Hard Work, According to Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley’s emphasis on work-life balance may be evolving, but its priesthood still values a very particular kind of grit. This ideological …

Missed the WWDC 2017 Keynote? Here Are Apple's 9 Biggest Announcements | WIRED

• Author: Arielle Pardes. Arielle Pardes Gear<br>• Date of Publication: 06.05.17. 06.05.17<br>• Time of Publication: 5:07 pm. 5:07 pm<p>Everything Apple Announced …

Wonder Woman Overcame Her Origin Story to Become a Feminist Icon

Thirty-three years. It's been <i>thirty-three years</i> since a female superhero has anchored her own movie—1984's <i>Supergirl</i> being the most recent example1. …

Apple's Gorgeous New 10.5 Inch iPad Pro Is All Screen, no Bezel

The tech industry is waging a war on bezels, and the iPad Pro is the first Apple product to benefit. Today at WWDC, Apple's annual gathering of …

iOS 11: All the New Features | WIRED

• Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Gear<br>• Date of Publication: 06.05.17. 06.05.17<br>• Time of Publication: 4:09 pm. 4:09 pm<p>The 9 Key New Features Coming to iOS …

Apple's HomePod Puts Siri in a Speaker

It's hard not to watch Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant invade millions of living rooms and not feel like Apple blew an opportunity.<p>Almost six …

Apple iMac Pro: Price, Specs, Release Date | WIRED

Author: David Pierce. David Pierce Gear<p>Date of Publication: 06.05.17.<p>Time of Publication: 2:16 pm. 2:16 pm<p>The New iMac Pro Is Apple’s Most Bonkers …

A Laptop Ban Leaves Everyone Scared and No One Safer

After this weekend's attacks in London, President Trump became embroiled in a spat with the city's mayor, where the president criticized British …

The New Chrome and Safari Will Reshape the Web

Apple and Google are cracking down on obnoxious online ads. And they just might change the way the web works in the process.<p>Last week Google …