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Here’s Every Song in Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon’s ‘History of Rap, Part 5’

Well, that was expected. Capping off a fantastic first week in <i>The Tonight’s Show</i>’s new era, host Jimmy Fallon trotted out brother-in-virality Justin …

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The Bar That's a Second Home for a Generation of New Orleans Journalists

Since the mid 80s, journalists from all over have been gathering at Molly's at the Market to get wasted, gossip, and occasionally have flashes of inspiration that are gone as soon as the hangover comes the next day.<p><i>Ray Nagin, at the time a New Orleans mayorial candidate, brings a round of drinks to</i> …

'Algorave' Is the Future of Dance Music (if You're a Nerd) - Creating Music With Computer Code

For most people, the only type of code involved in clubbing is a dress code. However, it turns out there's a whole musical subculture based around watching people who love computers and create dance music with live computer coding.<p><i>Algorave programmers writing musical code, all photos by: Paul</i> …

A Big Night Out at... the UK Twerking Championships!

Trying to find the answers to questions about gender and race at a twerking competition is like looking for the meaning of life at an Iron Maiden concert.<p><i>Photos by Tom Johnson</i><p>Time was, twerking was just an obscure, highly sexualized dance that you occasionally heard mentioned in Dirty South rap …

People in Colorado Are Now Shooting Themselves Faster Than They Can Die in Car Crashes

Guns already account for 50.6 percent of American suicides. However, Colorado just saw an abrupt 20 percent jump in gun suicides, with 532 in 2012. We tried to get to the bottom of this troubling trend.<p><i>Hunter S. Thompson's last interview via</i><p>When iconic writer Hunter S. Thompson shot himself in 2005 …

Chromecast update brings more minimalism to your TV screen

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Some Chromecast users are starting to report that they have received the latest firmware update for Google’s (S GOOG) TV …

Fiber-Optic Networks May Be NSA's Back Door Into Secure Data Centers

Data centers are regarded as the Fort Knoxes of the digital age: heavily guarded and impregnable to any intruder that tries to get their hands on the data within.<p>So how does a government agency like the NSA manage get a hold of data from the likes of Google and Yahoo? Easy. Instead of taking the …

Google May be Planning To Port Chrome Apps Everywhere

Google has two computer operating systems: Chrome and Android. For the most part, these are separate projects with a few interchanging parts (like the Chrome browser for Android). If you are a developer, you are either going to build an app for Chrome or an app for Android. That may soon be about …

This Soundproof Cardboard Shed Lets You Scream in Peace

Heaven is a place where you can come home, shut the door, take your shoes off, and just start yelling at everything. The TV set, the plants, the …

The Trouble With Apple's Touch ID Fingerprint Reader

Apple's fingerprint sensor, Touch ID, is the flagship feature on the iPhone 5s. But it doesn't always work the way it should. Since the sensor's …

Trippy Mall Pushes the Limits of What Glass Can Do | WIRED

Emporia is a massive, mixed-used project that houses a three story mall, supermarket, office space, and residential units. The 2,228,130 square foot …

A Glittering LED Wonderland That People Are Waiting Hours to See

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 12.04.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:45 pm. 1:45 pm<p>Yayoi Kusama inside her <i>Love Is Calling</i> …

Experimental Website Lets You Download Amazing House Blueprints for Free

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 12.05.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Paperhouses is a platform that allows …

These Are Some of the Year’s Best Images of Earth From Space | WIRED

Madang Province, Papua New Guinea, March 22, 2013 – Manam Volcano. (<i>Image Copyright Digital Globe</i>)<p>Xian, China, Sept. 24, 2013 – Shiyuan Park. (<i>Image</i> …

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Fly Hijacks an Ant's Brain — Then Pops Its Head Off

We humans were just so proud of ourselves when we invented the guillotine after millennia of experimenting with how best to take heads off shoulders. …

From Yeezus to Ylvis: The Most Defining Moments of Music in 2013 | WIRED

As 2013 draws to an end, plenty of websites are posting their annual best music features, fiercely debated compilations of the ten, 25, or even 50 …

BitTorrent Sync userbase doubles to 2 million in one month

BitTorrent’s super-secure file-sharing app, BitTorrent Sync, has had a dang good month. The company announced today that the app’s userbase has …

Jump around! MyPower charges your gadgets as you move

Running just a few miles expends a great deal of energy, so rather than just pissing it away in the name of good health, why not harness some of that …

Ryan Seacrest brings BlackBerry-style typing to iPhone with his Typo Keyboard

If you’re a BlackBerry user who wants to jump ship but can’t bear the thought of ditching your beloved physical keyboard, Ryan Seacrest is here to …

Microsoft, FBI aim to rescue those hit by ZeroAccess malware

Microsoft has apparently been stepping up efforts to channel its inner Batman as of late.<p>Redmond, the FBI and its European counterpart have partnered …

People don’t use secure passwords, in other news, bears live in the woods

What has to happen for people to begin using passwords that are at least moderately complex?<p>The most recent massive data breach, which resulted in …

Sites of the Week: Coulee Creative, Mixture, TriplAgent and more

This is other day of websites showing their great services, applications and portfolios. Take a special look at the Mixture tool and the work of Brad …