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Researchers create flexible wires that could double as batteries

We literally live in a wired world, with wires snaking hither and yon transmitting electricity and data. Many are visible, while many more are hidden …

Twitter engineer builds supercomputers for fun

Brian Guarraci is a software engineer who works on Twitter's search team. "I like my tweets how I like my computers... Fast," says his Twitter bio. Indeed. Guarraci built a supercomputer that manages to hit 208 gigaflop speeds at peak performance. That's more than 17 times faster than commercially …

This Self-Folding Lamp Definitely Paves the Way For Real Transformers

With countless wires protruding from the side, as a lamp, this creation from researchers at Harvard is a disappointment at best. But as a …

Smartphones will include 'Star Wars' 3D holograms within two years

Our smartphones and smartwatches could include 3D holographic projectors just like the ones seen in the Star Wars films within just two years, with one key difference - they will be both sharper and smoother<p>Your mobile phone could have a 3D holographic projector just like the ones seen in Star Wars …

Kill from behind cover with Google Glass

TrackingPoint adds AR to your hunting arsenal<p>Austin startup TrackingPoint is best known for its precision-guided firearms, expensive weaponry purportedly capable of turning anyone into a veritable marksman. In this minute-long concept video, the company shows how wearable technology can be used in …

These devices track your fitness via your ear canal

<i>This article was taken from the June 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Smartphones: the perfect student pet?

Students love smartphones. Even more than television and sex, according to a recent survey. And with eight-out-of-ten students now owning one (40% more than the rest of the population), their devotion to their selfie-snappers is beyond question.<p>So what's the app-eal? One researcher in America has …

The LG G3 Mini could be gearing up for a release very soon

Anyone who's anyone is pushing out a "Mini" these days, and it seems LG's not one to be left out.<p>It looks like the LG G3 Mini has just been spotted …