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There are just three things you need to know to understand what “Brexit” is all about

From the outside, the debate about whether the UK should leave the European Union is confusing. Frankly, it’s pretty perplexing from the inside, too. Voters go to the polls on Thursday, June 23, to make a momentous decision about whether Britain should exit the EU—a so-called “Brexit,” with …

Great Britain

Director Luc Besson Is Using Instagram As A Production Diary

<b>WHO:</b> <i>The Fifth Element</i> director Luc Besson.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> If you were able to look past its unaccountably dumb premise—woman is able to access 100% of …

Why watching people take selfies feels so awkward – Emmanuel Ordóñez Angulo

I’m having dinner with my flatmates when my friend Morgan takes a picture of the scene. Then she sits back down and does something strange: she cocks …

Beware of sob stories – they make suckers of us all

<i>This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Immune System

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How Lemonade is changing the way we play music

<b>POPSCI: A scientific slant on what’s trending in popular culture</b><p>Spotify and YouTube are the radio and cassette player of the modern day. The way we …

My Dad Wrote A Porno

Previous episodes<p>4th September 2017. 44 minutes.<p><i>East Berlin</i>. As Book 3 draws to a close, it becomes clear that things will never be the same again at …

Beyond Siri: The World Premiere of Viv with Dag Kittlaus

The Moon Landing: An Undelivered Nixon Speech

<b>On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon.</b><p>The following speech, revealed in 1999, was …

Uber is the new rap cliché

If you press shuffle and listen to any of Skizzy Mars' tracks, there's a decent chance you'll hear him go off about Uber.<p>"Got the Uber on the way, …

Argentinian TV channel mocks Donald Trump to promote Copa América 2016

In the summer, thousands of Latin Americans will be descending upon the US for the Copa Centenario – so the TyC Sports network decided to have a little fun<p>When Donald Trump warns that the United States is threatened by a marauding wave of pitiless Latin Americans, he may well be right.<p>At least, …

Stella: "I Fought For The New Olympic Coat Of Arms"

One HUNDRED days to go until the Rio de Janeiro Olympics kick off, and here we all were, in a leisure centre in Marylebone, staring at an illuminated …

Fashion (UK)

Beyoncé’s Lemonade Is Making the Lemon Emoji Very Popular

Beyoncé—commander of the attention of the entire Internet—has given her Midas touch to another cultural artifact: the lemon emoji.<p>Since dropping her …

Targeted Ads Don’t Just Make You More Likely to Buy — They Can Change How You Think About Yourself

Thanks to online tracking technology, marketers no longer have to rely on assumptions about consumer behavior. Instead, they can deliver ads targeted specifically to individuals based on their behavior online. Marketers have long known that this type of personalized advertising is more effective at …

Video games will become a $99.6B industry this year as mobile overtakes consoles and PCs

Gaming is taking over the world.<p>Market research firm Newzoo revealed today that it expects the global gaming market to be worth $99.6 billion in 2016. That’s up 8.4 percent when compared to last year. It also expects 2016 to be the first year that mobile overtakes PC and console, with Newzoo …

The Wikipedia pages we look up most, globally

Who was mad at whom at the start of World War II? Or right now in Westeros, for that matter?<p>Questions about TV, news, or history would once require dusty Britannica volumes. Now, we have Wikipedia. The world’s 7th most-used site turns 15 years old today, but even for those who remember the days of …

Game of Thrones

April fools! The best/worst jokes – video

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Reddit introduces block button to help users fight harassment on the site

Reddit, the social news site which calls itself 'the front page of the internet', has introduced a block button to help users combat abuse.<p>Blocking …

Researchers Are Calling for Exercise-Based Food Labels to Fight Obesity

If most people saw their food as future exercise, as opposed to a number calories to be minimized, there is a good chance they would be less inclined to give into temptation.<p>Do you feel like going for a 43-minute jog, followed by a 26-minute walk, and then another 22-minute run?<p>If your answer is …

Google reverses Gmail April 1 prank after users mistakenly put GIFs into important emails

Google has reversed one of its April Fools’ Day pranks after it caused a number Gmail users to unwittingly insert GIFs into business emails and other important communications.<p>The U.S. internet giant is usually celebrated for its creative April Fools gags — some of its others today are funny — but …

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Big Issue: ‘Coffee partnership has helped battle brand misconceptions’

Last November, the charity partnered with advertising agency FCB Inferno and coffee brand Old Spike Roastery to launch Change Please, which aims to …

Inside the Japanese Hotel Staffed by Robots

Motherboard visits the Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, where robots run the joint.<p>If there's one place on Earth you can already get a glimpse of our robot-assisted future, it's Japan. Routinely at the forefront of robotics research, the country has brought us some of the weirdest automatons, most …

The robots of Fukushima have 'died'

Robots that were sent to Japan's Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the 2011 disaster have "died" due to the effects of leaked radiation.<p>…

Robots

What happens when animals meet their robot counterparts?

Boston Dynamics has created a whole host of terrifying automatons -- Atlas, which can survive intense human bullying, Ian, which can kickbox, and …