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This American auto rivals the speed and power of racecars

Gone in 2.3 seconds.<p>It takes just a little more than two seconds for the $85,000 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to reach 60 miles per hour. That makes it the fastest production car on the planet when it comes to pure, straight-line drag-race-style acceleration. The Demon needs excessive amounts of raw …

Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: sweet overkill for your stick figure drawings

This flagship laptop has a detachable 15-inch screen and plenty of power inside.<p>I wrote the first draft of this Microsoft Surface Book 2 review with the Surface Pen in a program called OneNote. The vast majority of it is unreadable, mostly thanks to my terrible handwriting, which resembles the …

How Google is powering the world's AI

After helping to define the modern internet era with Search and Android, Google is already at the forefront of the next wave in computing research and development: AI. Many consider artificial intelligence and neural network computers to be the next step in computing, enabling new use cases and …

Machine Learning

Intel Core i5 vs i7

As much as AMD’s Ryzen CPUs made a big comeback for the red team in 2017, Intel’s Core i5 and i7 CPUs are still the most popular processors you can …

Computer Hardware

This Floating Robotic Camera Is the Cutest Thing Ever Sent Into Space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have a new crew member—an adorable robotic ball capable of recording video while moving in zero …

Space Exploration

Sarah Lezito and the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge

YouTube

Our Consciousness Is Just an Illusion, Scientists Say

In an infamous memo written in 1965, the philosopher Hubert Dreyfus stated that humans would always beat computers at chess because machines lacked …

The Infantilizing Ways We Talk About Women’s Ambition

Last month, the fashion designer Tory Burch launched an ad campaign called “Embrace Ambition.” It features black-and-white photos of celebrities wearing various slogan-brandishing T-shirts: Mindy Kaling wears “<i>BOLD</i>,” Kate Bosworth wears “<i>STRONG</i>,” Burch herself wears “<i>AMBITIOUS</i>.” This last T-shirt …

Orwell’s “1984” and Trump’s America

I have, I’m afraid, a terrible confession to make: I have never been a huge fan of George Orwell’s “1984.” It always seemed, in its extrapolations from present to future, too pat, a little lacking in the imaginative extrapolations we want from dystopian literature. As the British author Anthony …

Oh, You Didn't Hear? NASA Dropped the Hottest Mixtape of 2016

While you were busy celebrating the holidays, NASA dropped the hottest mixtape of 2016. The Goddard Space Flight Center—where engineers and …

Latest Sci-Fi Art From Simon Stålenhag Captures The Strangeness Of The Road Ahead

More artwork from Simon Stålenhag nails that feeling of driving through familiar landscapes dotted with industrial oddities.<p>We’ve featured Simon’s …

WIRED's Required Science Reading From 2016

If your resolution for the coming year is to spend less time on your commute scrolling through Twitter or playing "Puzzler on the Roof," there's no …

Comic Books

Japan's Yakuza: Inside the syndicate | The Economist

Japan

Titanfall 2 Single Player Cinematic Trailer

Titan Fall

The Star Wars Theme Played on Floppy Drives is Glorious

In 2011, a university student in Poland named Paweł Zadrożniak hooked up two floppy disk drives and started making music. Five years later, he’s …

Penn Station Would Be So Much More Fun As a Roller Coaster

Many New Yorkers have schlepped to Penn Station to take a train out. We’ve sat in the waiting room, bored, and said to ourselves, <i>I know what would</i> …

Trains

Making a Killing

The business and politics of selling guns.<p>Bars in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia let out at 2 A.M. On the morning of January 17, 2010, two groups emerged, looking for taxis. At the corner of Market and Third Street, they started yelling at each other. On one side was Edward DiDonato, who …

Elite's AI Created Super Weapons and Started Hunting Players. Skynet is Here

A bug in Elite Dangerous caused the game's AI to create super weapons and start to hunt down the game's players. Developer Frontier has had to strip …

The drugs that are far more deadly than cannabis

<b>The drugs that kill the most people in England and Wales also happen to be legal, according to the latest data available.</b><p>This chart from Statista - …

When Robert Pinsky Wrote a Video Game

Given the thoroughly niche status they now occupy, it is hard to recall that text adventures were once at the forefront of video gaming—let alone that they were heralded by an optimistic few as the dawn of a new literature. But for a brief time in the mid-nineteen-eighties major literary …

'Artificial intelligence alarmists' like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking win 'Luddite of the Year' award

A diverse group of scientists and technologists, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk and famed physicist Stephen Hawking, have been named as the winners of …

Artificial Intelligence

North Korea claims to invent 'alcohol which doesn't give you hangover'

The drink, which is made from burnt rice, "is suave and causes no hangovers," according to state media<p>They already claim to have cured cancer, Aids and Ebola with a miracle drug produced from ginseng root.<p>Now North Korean scientists seem to have scaled new heights of greatness with their latest …

North Korea

SpaceX releases close-up photos of Falcon 9's successful launch and landing

SpaceX hit a major milestone last night when it stuck the landing of its Falcon 9 rocket. As usual, SpaceX documented the entire event for the public, broadcasting live video and publishing photos from the launch and landing sites so it can all be seen up close. A lot of people were watching last …

The Beatles are now streaming from your favorite music service

Available everywhere at midnight local time<p>The world's most famous band will be available on a variety of streaming services at midnight. Timed perfectly for Christmas Day, The Beatles' catalog will be available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Slacker, Tidal, Groove, Rhapsody, Deezer, Google …

Google wants you to trick out its OnHub router

With its first two OnHub routers, Google has a simple goal: to make the WiFi network in your home a stronger, simpler and more beautiful experience. Its debut hardware, built in partnership with TP-Link, is an already attractive piece of kit, but now the company is going a step further with …

Wi-Fi

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