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The best tech toys of London Toy Fair 2016

With London Toy Fair having run its course for another year, WIRED takes a look at some of the more interesting tech and science related toys found …

Kids

Apple Watch gets serious heart monitoring with the new Kardia wrist strap

The Kardia Band for Apple Watch wants to move beyond "health app" and into genuine wearable medical technology.<p>Wearable manufacturers talk a big game about "health" and "fitness", but a new accessory for the Apple Watch is looking to up the stakes significantly with a medical grade …

Medical Technology

Force Awakens In The Style Of Calvin And Hobbes, Part 2

This is another series of Star Wars: The Force Awakens comics in the style of Bill Watterson's Calvin And Hobbes (previously: the first part) by …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The App That's Dragging 911 Service Into the Future

It'll make your smartphone an asset instead of a liability<p>911 is a lifesaver, but it's also woefully outdated. Built on infrastructure from the 1960s, the emergency service is hard-pressed to handle text messages and mobile calls, much less make use of the wealth of valuable information that's …

Genius Greaseless Bearings Spin With 10 Times Less Friction

They just keep going and going and going and going<p>Ball bearings are in your car, your bike, your skateboard, all sorts of machines with moving parts. These genius little devices have been around for centuries, using the magic of physics to reduce friction. In that time, their design has remained</i> …

12 plants that repel unwanted insects

These herbs and flowers can shoo pests from your garden and skin.<p>Are you an insect magnet? If you aren’t, you probably know one. Insect magnets …

Gardening

Highways gutted American cities. So why did they build them?

There was once a time when most Americans took streetcars to work every day. Nowadays, 85 percent of workers drive.<p>And although a few different factors fueled this transition, the biggest one may have been a $425 billion investment over half a century in the world's most advanced network of …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

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A Teenager’s View on Social Media

Written by an actual teen<p><b>I read technology</b> articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, …

Social Media

Meet The Scientist Whose Job Is Studying Pinterest Users

Gabe Trionfi and Pinterest's user research team are tasked with figuring out how people are using Pinterest, now and in the future. Even if it means looking over someone's shoulder.<p>In a past life, Gabe Trionfi was helping design new kinds of microwaveable pasta meals.<p>Now, he heads up the team of …

Make a Gamer Pilgrimage to These 8 Old-School Arcades

Grab a cup of quarters and get ready to game into the wee hours.<p>All around the U.S., a few arcade proprietors are keeping up the tradition. Here's a list of must-visit spots for your next road trip.

Southwest Airlines Understands The Heart Of Marketing Is Experience

Southwest Airlines recently launched new branding for the airline. It’s snappier and more refined, yet still reflective of a colorful Southwest. One thing stands out. The heart is now more prominent in the branding. Perhaps the biggest and most unique reflection of this is a large heart painted on …

57 Life-Changing Upgrades for Every Room in Your Home

These new gadgets and products—plus hard-earned wisdom and tips—will make your home smarter, more functional, and more fun to live in.<p>These new gadgets and products—plus hard-earned wisdom and tips—will make your home smarter, more functional, and more fun to live in.

SanDisk Unleashes a Massive 512GB SD Card with the World’s Highest Capacity

Secure Digital eXtended-Capacity (SDXC) memory cards have a maximum theoretical storage capacity of 2 <i>terabytes</i>, and today the industry just got one …

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

Adorable Baby Photo Shoot Ends Predictably

(Photos: Kirsty Grant/Rex)<p>Professional photo shoots of babies are cute. Leaving them naked for the shoot gives the images a natural ambience. That's …

Annie's red dress for girls

Annie Red Dress for girls<p>Our authentic Little Orphan Annie costume is cut when ordered to fit your child's measurements. Each costume is hand made from a luscious red and white gabardine. This iconic little dress is accented with a white collar, cuffs and adjustable belt, trimmed around the collar …

Twitter will reportedly roll out 'buy' button later this year

Soon, you may be able to buy things directly from Twitter thanks to a feature powered by payments service Stripe.<p>Twitter is going to incorporate a way for users to easily buy things directly from its network later this year, according to a report Friday from Recode.<p>The social network is partnering …

eCommerce

The era of Facebook is an anomaly

danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.<p>These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from boyd. She’s one of the world’s sharpest authorities on how teens …

The Correct Dimensions for Images on Different Social Networks

Working to craft the perfect profile at Facebook or LinkedIn? This infographic collects everything you need to know about the ideal photo size for …

The Secret To Happiness May Have Been Discovered Almost Two Millennia Ago

One of the greatest texts about happiness and living well wasn't written by a self-help expert, spiritual leader or psychologist. It was written by Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, and it may completely change your perspective on dealing with life's challenges.<p>In 167 AD, Aurelius wrote <i>The …

See How the Film Restoration Process Works at The Criterion Collection – /Film

If you’ve watched all the supplements on several Criterion releases over the past decade or so, you’ve no doubt seen some short pieces on how the …

What happens when Siri embarrasses you in public

A new Chevy ad features Siri Eyes Free and warns you never to use it with someone else in the car.<p>I'm aware that there's one reason why many people want the latest technology.<p>This may be roughly summed up as: Because technology.<p>But many forget, despite Edward Snowden's frequent reminders, just how …

Siri

Music Video Shows Singer's Crazy Retouching Transformation

Deep down we all know that every photo, everything we see on TV, and every movie that hits the silver screen has been digitally retouched, tweaked, …

$200, Feb 1st: Details On The New LEGO Simpsons Set

Remember the leaked pics of the new LEGO Simpsons set? Well here are the actual details. Per official press release and not the bullshit my cat made …