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WunderBar Is An Internet Of Things Starter Kit For App Developers

European startup relayr, founded in January last year and currently based at the StartupBootcamp accelerator, has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign for a hardware kit for developers aimed at making it easier for them to experiment with building apps for the long-promised Internet of Things.<p>Apps …

Welcome to WIRED’s CES Smartphone Thunderdome

Author: Joe Brown. Joe Brown Gear<p>Date of Publication: 01.05.14.<p>Time of Publication: 10:00 am. 10:00 am<p>You ever hear that old song “It’s the Most …

Your Most Bourgeois Bits Belong Inside This $490 Silver-Plated Data Ball

Priced at $490, this is easily the most impractical 1TB hard drive in the galaxy. But it's so gorgeous, I couldn't resist posting a photo of it.<p>The …

Vegas Jackpot: The 8 Coolest Gadgets We Saw on the First Day of CES | WIRED

The 2014 International CES is underway. The expo floor doesn't open for another day, and the crowds and the spectacle haven't even hit full strength …

Three Big Ideas for Post-Smartphone Design, From the Mind Behind Beats by Dre

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 01.06.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>At a recent design conference, Robert …

This Chip Is Going to Make You Want to Talk to Your Phone

The best part of CES each year isn't seeing the latest and greatest gadgets – it's seeing the burgeoning developments that are going to change how …

A Sleek Smoke Detector Inspired by Hurricane Sandy

Author: Joseph Flaherty. Joseph Flaherty Design<p>Date of Publication: 01.06.14.<p>Time of Publication: 12:30 pm. 12:30 pm<p>A startup called Birdi hopes to …

Razer Joins the Band, Launches a New Wearable Device

We were promised a flood of new wearable devices at CES this year, and our friends in the industry have been kind enough to deliver. But this one is …

Lamassu's Bitcoin ATM Is the Easiest Way to Turn Your Dollars Into Crypto Cash

This is Lamassu's bitcoin ATM machine. It lets you insert money, and receive bitcoin in return. It's a brutally easy way to turn your dollars or yen …

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Companies That Work Better Without Bosses

Alexis Gonzales-Black doesn't have a job title. If she did, she'd have to get rid of it. At online shoe and apparel retailer Zappos, her job is to …

How WIRED Designed the Ultimate Smartwatch

Author: Cliff Kuang. Cliff Kuang Design<p>Date of Publication: 01.07.14.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Related …

A Face-Tracking Google+ App That'll Make You a Better Conversationalist

Technology has made it easier than ever to stay in touch. But services like Skype and FaceTime don't necessarily guarantee a good conversation. They …

Intelligence: Like Chuck, But With Magical Wi-Fi and More Frowning

<i>Intelligence</i>, the new CBS thriller procedural that premiered last night, is the answer to the prayers of a very specific audience: those who longed …

Why Cops and Cable Guys Will Be the Pioneers of Wearable Tech

You've read about Silicon Valley "Glassholes" who wear Google's digital eyewear everywhere – including the shower. You've seen the ad where creepy …

Someone Should Steal Our Idea for a Memory-Making App

There's an emerging subset of apps dedicated to helping you rediscover your social media memories. On a given day, for example, an app like Timehop …

Pass, Flunk or Incomplete? WIRED Gives 10 Fall Shows A Midterm Exam | WIRED

Now that the holiday break is over -- for us and for television -- it's time to take a look back at the most notable new network shows that debuted …

In First Day With Bitcoin, Overstock Does $126,000 in Sales

Less than 30 minutes after online retailer Overstock.com started accepting payments in bitcoin, Jason Steele used the digital currency to buy a new …

Freaky Fun: Try on Sean Connery, Walter White, or Rihanna's Face With Your Webcam

What's the most fun you've had with your web cam recently? If you don't have an answer, it's not your fault. There's not a whole lot you can do with …

5 Linux Distributions that Deserve more Love

As I wrote in my previous post, Linux is Everywhere and there are hundreds if not thousands of different distributions. Some are very famous, some …

Linux

Why Are There So Many Pythons? A Python Implementation Comparison

Python is amazing.<p>Surprisingly, that’s a fairly ambiguous statement. What do I mean by ‘Python’? Do I mean Python the abstract <i>interface</i>? Do I mean …

Bitcoin, Litecoin, Namecoin, Dogecoin, Peercoin, Ethereum stats

Bitcoin<br>(explorer, top100)<p>Ethereum<p>Bitcoin Cash<br>(explorer, top100)<p>Litecoin<br>(explorer, top100)<p>Dash<br>(explorer, top100)<p>Monero<p>Total<p>16,750,011 BTC<p>96,570,008 ETH<p>…

Ripple: A simple group chat App for iOS

iOS

How does SSL/TLS work?

How does SSL work? I just realised we don't actually have a definitive answer here, and it's something worth covering.<p>I'd like to see details in …

Information Security

VC Pitches In A Year Or Two

Entrepreneur: I plan to launch a better streaming music service. It leverages the data on what you and your friends currently listen to, combines …

Hate Parking Tickets? Fixed Fights Them In Court For You

Up to 50 percent of parking tickets are dismissed when fought in court, but it takes knowledge and time to do it. New app Fixed will do it for you. Take a photo of your ticket, Fixed contests it, and if it’s dismissed, you pay Fixed 25 percent of the ticket price. If Fixed loses, you pay it …

We Hacked North Korea With Balloons and USB Drives

An airborne challenge to Kim Jong Un’s information monopoly<p>PAJU, South Korea — At the base of a mountain almost two miles from the North Korean border, the giant helium balloons slowly float upward, borne by a stiff, cold wind. These are not balloons in the conventional sense—the transparent, …

A First Look at the Target Intrusion, Malware — Krebs on Security

Last weekend, Target finally disclosed at least one cause of the massive data breach that exposed personal and financial information on more than 110 …

Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP Updates Until July 2015

Microsoft today announced it will continue to provide updates to its security products (antimalware engine and signatures) for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015. Previously, the company said it would halt all updates on the same day as the end of support date for Windows XP: April 8, 2014.<p>For …