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People are going to compete in 'Call of Duty' at the X Games

The world's best <i>Call of Duty</i> players will soon square off at ESPN's X Games. For the first time ever, ESPN and Major League Gaming have teamed up to produce the MLG X Games Invitational, a three-day contest that will take place starting June 6th at X Games Austin. MLG says it's rounded up eight of …

Smog-busting electrostatic fields could fight pollution

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

An Epic 12,000-Mile Road Trip Smashes Records For Longest Electric Car Drive

Taking a Tesla out for a long, long spin, using its network of supercharging stations, shows what could be possible for many electric vehicles one day.<p>How difficult is it to take a cross-country road trip in an electric car? If you happen to have a Tesla, it turns out it’s not very hard–the right …

Apple's iPhone-like Dashboard Interface 'CarPlay' Demoed by Volvo

In-car touchscreen systems aren't known for their great usability, but a new one modeled on Apple's iOS may prove a more worthwhile platform. CarPlay, designed by Apple in concert with car makers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the New York International Auto Show.<p>The interface will be …

Glow-in-the-dark 'smart' highway opens in the Netherlands

One of the proposed features of the highway: weather-sensitive markings.<i><br>(Credit: Studio Roosegaarde)</i><p><b>A strip of "smart" highway with glow-in-the-dark</b> …

China installed more solar panels in 2013 than any country ever has

China is now home to more solar panels than any other country, after installing 12 gigawatts of solar panels in 2013, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. That’s equal to the total amount of panels in the entire United States, and more than any country has ever added in a single year. …

Solar Power

Incredible video of the magic morphing table that lets you touch things

Remember the morphing table that can replicate your body and movements in real time? It's name is inForm. Daniel Leithinger—from the Tangible Group …

Harlem will soon be home to the largest Wi-Fi network in the US

In his final weeks as New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg today announced that Harlem will soon be the home of the largest public Wi-Fi network in the US. The network will extend a whopping 95 blocks, and will provide free wireless internet to the neighborhood's 80,000 residents — and the crop …

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2015 Ford Mustang Debuts! This Time It's Definitely the Real Thing

Turbo four, independent rear, and shrinkage confirmed.<p>Okay, we admit it: When we leaked the new 2015 Ford Mustang, we didn’t know everything. Some of the details still needed work. We got the shape of the hood scoops wrong. We weren’t sure what the headlight innards looked like. (Who would have …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

Grand Canyon

We are becoming police states. Everyone OK with that?

We are becoming technologically-enabled police states. That’s a reasonable analysis of a situation where the average citizen is investigated as a …

Classic Acoustics Meets Modern Tech

Stream nostalgia with the first ever Bluetooth gramophone, the Gramovox! The timeless design is not only aesthetically “old-school,” but also …

Sculptural Skull Armchair Fit for an Evil Genius

<i>Skull Armchair</i> is an ominously powerful looking piece of furniture by French designer Harold Sangouard, aka Harow, that seems fit for anyone interested in comfort as they plot sinister moves. Like something straight out of a movie or video game or perhaps a Bond villain's elaborate lair, the onyx …

Design

Eyes water, throats burn as Iran's capital endures siege of smog

TEHRAN -- The Iranian capital has long been known for its smog, but pollution in recent days has taken an eye-watering turn for the worse, hampering visibility and causing authorities to shutter schools and curtail the number of cars allowed in the city center.<p>Children and the elderly have been …

SMOG

E-40 - Chitty Bang (Feat. Juicy J & Ty Dolla Sign)

"Beware" - Thanksgiving Remix by Peter Rosenberg

Sochi Olympic torch takes plunge into world's deepest lake

The longest Olympic torch relay in history paid a visit, and took a plunge, into the world's deepest freshwater body at Russia's Lake Baikal.<p>The Sochi Winter Olympic Games organizers released video of the event and tweeted about the occasion.<p>The 39,000-mile relay has already taken the torch into …

Beijing's Smog: 'It Felt Like Living Near Massive Forest Fires'

40-Foot Hand-Carved Sculpture Earns Guinness World Record

This huge wooden sculpture is an impressive display of the famous Chinese wood carver Zheng Chunhui's incredible hand-carving skills. Standing more than 40 feet long, almost 8 feet wide, and, at one point, 10 feet tall, the massive work of art was formed out of just one single log and was recently …

Sculpture

Uruguay plans to sell pot for $1 per gram to battle illegal drug trade

Uruguay is moving forward with a plan that would combat drug trafficking by creating a government-run marijuana industry that could begin operation as soon as next year, reports the Associated Press. Smoking marijuana has reportedly been legal in the country for some time now, but growing, …

Meet Coin, a startup creating a universal credit card

As the contactless payments technologies from Google Wallet(s goo) to Isis flounder, critics point to what now seems rather obvious: Silicon Valley …

Portland's Pot Vote Could Make It A Gateway City For Maine

It's been a big year in the marijuana legalization movement. Not only did Colorado and Washington voters make marijuana legal last November, but this week Coloradans approved a ballot measure to tax marijuana sales.<p>Also this week, Michigan voters in three cities removed penalties for possession. …

The First World Trade Center Tower At Ground Zero Since 9/11 Opens Today

Sheathed in glass, 4 World Trade Center is the smallest of the four main towers on the site where 2,700 people died when hijacked airplanes crashed into the towers.<p>It stands 977 feet tall - a shorter, simpler version of One World Trade Center, which will not be completed until early 2014.<p>The …

Putin trumps Chuck Norris in black belt stakes

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded the highest rank in taekwondo, it is reported.</b><p>While on a visit to South Korea, he received a ninth-degree black belt from Choue Chung-won, president of the World Taekwondo Federation, Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency reports.<p>The Russian president has …

Vladimir Putin

Tesla Considers Building The World's Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Factory

Tesla Motors is looking at building a lithium-ion battery factory that will likely be the biggest in the world, said CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday.<p>“This will be a giant facility. We are talking about something that is comparable to all of the lithium-ion battery production in the world — in one …