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This $5 million dome-shaped home, known among locals as 'The Star Wars Home,' is hurricane-resistant and available to buy for the first time -- take a look inside

South Carolina's infamous dome-shaped home, dubbed "The Eye of the Storm," has been listed for sale for the first time ever with a $5 million price tag.<p>The four-level, 4,047-square-foot home at 2851 Marshall Boulevard in Sullivan's Island was built in 1991 and was designed with the proximity of …

Real Estate

Audi's Aicon is a self-driving 500-mile-range EV with its own drone

In late spring, I got an exclusive look at Audi's Long Distance Lounge concept, a glimpse into a possible automotive future built around Level 5 autonomy. The spirit of that ambitious interior design study lives on in Audi's new Frankfurt Motor Show star, the Aicon concept.<p>Audi's worked a bit too …

Eye Tracking

Microsoft partners with BMW to put Skype in cars

Microsoft is expanding its partnership with BMW to enable Skype for Business in cars that use BMW’s iDrive system. BMW was one of the first car makers to enable Office 365 services in its cars, and this latest feature will let owners take Skype meetings in their cars through the built-in …

Volkswagens will start talking to each other in 2019

When cars start communicating with one another, it can be a boon to both driver safety and navigation. If you're keen on a new Volkswagen, you will get a taste of that technology if you're willing to wait until 2019.<p>Volkswagen announced this week that it will enable vehicle-to-x (V2X) communication …

Mint crisp: Sharp new 2017 Volkswagen Polo revealed

The all-new Volkswagen Polo has been revealed in Berlin boasting crisp new styling, availability of equipment normally found in posh Audis, much more …

Volkswagen

Here’s the Right Way to Wrap Cords and Cables

There are few things in life more frustrating than tangled cords and rope, and you may run into both during a photo shoot. In under 5 minutes, this …

Amazon unveils the $230 Echo Show, with a screen for calls, shipping June 28

Look out, world: Alexa is coming to a screen near you. Today Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device with a seven-inch screen that is the newest addition to its Alexa-powered Echo range of home hubs that plays media and responds to voice commands.<p>While previous versions of the …

This box can see through walls — and it could shake up home security

When Taj Manku's son was around 11, he asked his father how cellphones worked.<p>The boy knew there were towers that communicated with the phone, but …

Volkswagen ID Crozz concept for all-electric crossover debuts at Shanghai auto show

The Chinese government wants more plug-in electric cars sold in the country—and quickly.<p>The Shanghai auto show this week demonstrates that multiple …

6 Hot Internet of Things (IoT) Security Technologies

Internet of Things (IoT) security breaches have been dominating the headlines lately. WikiLeaks’s trove of CIA documents revealed that internet-connected televisions can be used to secretly record conversations. Trump’s advisor Kellyanne Conway believes that microwave ovens can spy on you—maybe she …

Internet of Things

Top 10 Lighting Facts Beginner Photographers Need to Know

When it comes to creating any type of photo - a portrait, a landscape, a macro scene, and everything in between, lighting is the most important …

Top 10

Shutter Speed Chart as a Photographer's Cheat Sheet

When we talk about the Shutter Speed in photography the first thing that comes to mind is its is relationship to Exposure. The Shutter speed is the …

Google's new sun map will tell you whether your roof needs a solar panel

Google has long stated its ambitions to run its global operations solely on renewable energy, and now it wants to lead by example. The company has updated its interactive Sunroof map that helps people estimate whether it makes sense to install a solar panel on their roof.<p>In a new blog post, the Big …

Portrait Photography Tips You Need to Start Using Today

Portrait photography is perhaps one of the most rewarding types of photography.It’s fun, too. Certainly more fun than reading the camera’s owner’s …

13 Smart Thermostats for Your Home

Keeping your home at the perfect temperature was difficult before. Thanks to smart technology, the latest thermostats solves the problem in a whole …

Zeiss Smart Lenses Get Right What Google Glass Got So Wrong

Two years ago, engineers and executives at Carl Zeiss funneled more than a decade of work on head-mounted displays—and nearly two centuries of work …

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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This Flying Car Just Got Approval to Move Into Test Mode

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized flying car company Terrafugia to start testing out prototypes of a flying car that could some day …

How This Magical 16-Lens Camera Will Actually Work

The days of saying "cheese" are numbered. Soon, you may be saying "whoa" as you look into the multiple lenses of the unique Light L16. It's like …

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

We had nine fleet-footed pros share what they wish they learned before they spent years spent circling the track, padding along the trails and grinding it out up steep hills. Forget about learning the hard way -- you can steal their secrets right here, right now.<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Jenna Autuori-Dedic</i> …

Marathons

NASA Discovers Evidence for Liquid Water on Mars

For years, scientists have known that Mars has ice locked away within its rusty exterior. More elusive, though, is figuring out how much of that …

Review: Silent Circle Blackphone 2

So, so many of the phones we review here at WIRED are boring. There's really nothing special to tell you about most of them. We can talk about …

Next Level Techniques for Advanced Beginners

You’ve been bitten by the photography bug – it’s not an actual insect, but you know what I mean. After the salesman pried that hard-earned money from …

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

The Engineering Of Star Trek: Transparent Aluminum In The 21st Century

In <i>Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home</i>, the crew of the <i>USS Enterprise</i> travels back in time to find a humpback whale and transport this back to the 24th Century. In the absence of the 23rd Century technology that the crew were used to working with, the tank needed to be made of six-inch thick poly(methyl …

Google Launches OnHub, A Souped-Up WiFi Router And Smart Home Hub

Google is trying to lay the groundwork for better broadband Internet access with Google Fiber. So it’d make a lot of sense if Google wanted to take part in helping make network infrastructure better, too.<p>Well, that’s exactly what Google is trying to do with the OnHub WiFi router that it’s launching …

5 Simple Post Processing Steps to Better Travel Photos

Travel photography has been my passion for a long time and an integral part of our business. The thing that I find so different about taking travel …

11 Pro Tips for Composing your Photos – with Ian Plant

Photographic composition - we all know the rules, right? And we all know that the first thing you learn is the Rule of Thirds. Well, here's a talk by …

The story of the invention that could revolutionize batteries—and maybe American manufacturing as well

The world has been clamoring for a super-battery.<p>Since about 2010, a critical mass of national leaders, policy professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs, thinkers and writers have all but demanded a transformation of the humble lithium-ion cell. Only batteries that can store a lot more energy for a …

Audi Sending a Rover to the Moon, Competing in Google Lunar XPRIZE

Audi is a car company with so much ambition that this planet can't contain it. 45 years ago, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. Now …

Space Exploration