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Walmart Offers to Pay College Tuition Bills for U.S. Employees

Walmart Inc. will fund college degrees for its U.S. workforce, the latest benefit rolled out by the nation’s largest private employer to reduce …

Elon Musk, the Donald of Silicon Valley

He is prone to unhinged Twitter eruptions. He can’t handle criticism. He scolds the news media for its purported dishonesty and threatens to create a Soviet-like apparatus to keep tabs on it. He suckers people to fork over cash in exchange for promises he hasn’t kept. He’s a billionaire whose …

Silicon Valley

NASAs „unmöglicher Antrieb“ in deutschem Labor getestet

Die ersten unabhängigen Tests des EmDrive deuten darauf hin, dass es eine einfache Erklärung für die kontroversen Testergebnisse von 2016 gibt.<p>Die …

Our Solar System Captured an Asteroid That's Been Hiding a Huge Secret

A super super sneaky object lurking in Jupiter’s orbit has been up to something big.<p>According to a study published Monday in <i>Monthly Notices of the</i> …

Astronomy

Pope Francis Reportedly Told a Gay Man 'God Made You Like This'

(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis’ reported comments to a gay man that “God made you like this” have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign …

Want to Keep Your Best Workers From Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, 50 percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They …

Employee Engagement

Google Assistant's routines are an easy way to automate your home

Since Amazon's Echo arrived in late 2014, voice assistants have become increasingly important in making sense of the disparate smart home devices like speakers, light bulbs, thermostats, security cameras and more. But in the last few months, Alexa and the Google Assistant started letting users do …

New Image Shows How the Sun Changes Over a 22-Year Cycle

Out of billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, there's one in particular, orbiting 25,000 light-years from the galactic core, that affects Earth …

Astronomy

Comics, Bücher, Serien: Die WIRED-Geschenktipps für Kultur-Geeks | WIRED Germany

Getty Images / WIRED<p>Was schenkt man dem kulturell interessierten Menschen, der schon alles hat? Egal ob analog zum Einpacken oder digital – hier …

Bad News Oligarchs: Aston Martin and Red Bull's 250-MPH Hypercar Is Sold Out

That's no surprise, despite its rumored $3-million price tag.<p>Aston Martin and Red Bull F1's hypercar collaboration, the AM-RB 001, promises to redefine what's considered possible in a performance car. It's no surprise then that demand is high for the 175 Aston plans on building. Rather, demand <i>was</i> …

Sports Cars

Nuclear Fusion: Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X ‘Stellarator’ Is Operating As Expected

If there is a holy grail of humankind’s quest for clean and limitless energy, it is to replicate the process that has been powering our sun for the …

„Null digitalisiert!“: Frank Thelen sieht schwarz für Deutschlands Chancen | WIRED Germany

Frank Thelen<p>In der VOX-Sendung „Die Höhle der Löwen“ berät Frank Thelen junge Unternehmensgründer, mit seiner Investmentfirma e42 unterstützt er …

Five independent signs of new physics in the Universe

All pointing toward the Standard Model plus General Relativity not being all there is.<p><i>“The Universe is very, very big. It also loves a paradox. For</i> …

Welcome to the Final Hours of the 2016 Election

After a bitter 18-month-long election that exposed some of the nation’s most painful divisions and shook its democratic institutions, Americans began …

Government

Samsung 960 Pro: 1 TB SSD ausprobiert

Samsung hat vor ein paar Wochen in Seoul die neuste SSD Generation vorgestellt. Unter anderem auch das neue Flaggschiff im MVMe Bereich – die Samsung …

Legendary futurist explains how he plans to live forever

Google's leading engineer and prominent futurist Ray Kurzweil says humans just a few scientific breakthroughs away from achieving eternal life. The first step — watching what we eat.<p>Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial intelligence, technology and futurism — has a strategy on …

The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …

What's Hiding Deep Within The Ocean?

After oil, Norway looks to startups for economic growth

With oil prices plummeting, countries blessed with natural resources are feeling the heat and Norway is no exception.<p>Politicians responding to the oil troubles are heeding calls for a new way forward, centered around startups. And the efforts to foster a new approach are led by an ambitious …

Tesla Model S floats well enough to act as a boat, according to Elon Musk

Video of vehicle floating through flooded Kazakhstan tunnel suggests electric cars can turn into makeshift boats in a pinch – but Musk doesn’t recommend it<p>There’s a common misconception that electric vehicles don’t like water any more than gas guzzlers, but apparently that isn’t true. It turns out …

Tesla

7 Behaviors That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Productivity is purposefully and consistently moving in a desired direction.<p>Productivity is not doing lots of stuff fast.<p>You can do lots of stuff and get nowhere closer to your ideal. Most people are living their lives this way. They are burning themselves out running in a million different …

Time Management

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The best Bluetooth headset

<i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>The Wirecutter</i><i>, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Not everyone needs a Bluetooth headset. But if you're hopping on and off the phone throughout the day, or if you frequently—not that we recommend this—talk on the phone while …

Spying on Animals: Moments from Zoo Surveillance Feeds

Smithsonian's National Zoo, June 19, 2015.<br>Arko Datto<p>1 of 16<p>An orangutan appears to hit its own head with a swing. A panda huddles in the corner of a …

Spying

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google has revealed the name of the next version of Android - Marshmallow.</b> The mobile operating system follows a candy-centric naming system, and Android 6.0 will be no exception.<p><b>2. Facebook has revamped its "Notes" tool in an attempt to be your next blogging platform.</b> It now looks a lot more …

Glass Paint: Secret to Keeping Metal Roofs Cool on Sunny Days

White paint is popping up on more rooftops to keep buildings cool on sunny days, but a new glass-based option could offer a longer-term fix.<p>New York and other cities see a climate fix in white paint, which is coating more rooftops as way to cool buildings and cut energy use. They may soon have …

This Guy Got Photobombed by the International Space Station

For most people, the International Space Station is a cool idea, but something they’ll ever actually come into any meaningful contact with. For one …

Space

Xbox at Gamescom 2015: a recap of Microsoft's strong showing

Gamescom isn't open to the public just yet, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from dropping some early news and trailers. During its "Xbox Briefing" in Cologne, the company announced DVR functionality for 2016, a new controller chat pad and a host of special console bundles. We also saw a slew of …

Trailers

LG thinks yesteryear with its new Wine Smart handset

The LG Wine Smart, an Android-powered smartphone that plays on nostalgia with its clamshell body, is ready to make its international debut.<p>Sporting a physical alphanumeric keyboard like those commonly found on cell phones not too long ago, the handset is designed to appeal to users who still want …