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Best of CES 2015 Awards, Startup: AmpStrip

With so many companies offering wearable devices at this year's CES, perhaps it's apt that the best startup we saw at CES 2015 was a company that was taking a different approach to the fitness tracker. AmpStrip is a health wearable that stays out of the way: a Band-Aid style strip that's waterproof …

The Scout Alarm Is Always Prepared To Keep Your Home Safe

I live in a fourth floor walkup in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The building is old — I have to hide from hot water in the shower whenever a neighbor flushes their toilet and my floor is legitimately slanted toward one side of the house. My across-the-hall neighbor has come home to a broken-in, robbed …

British Airways boggles minds with projection-mapped flight video

It's quite frankly near impossible to watch this video of a British Airways flight and believe that it's not just a mere animation.<p>In fact the video …

uBeam Nabs $10 Million In Funding From Upfront Ventures To Make Wireless Charging A Reality

Wireless power seems like one of those things everyone always dreams about. I mean, how great would it be to have your phone just charge while it’s sitting in your pocket with no need to plug it in? That’s the premise uBeam is setting out to deliver on, and to do so, it’s raised $10 million in …

One week later, Google algorithm change hits streaming, torrent sites hard

After early efforts in 2012, it appears Google's gotten the results it wanted.<p>Video streaming and torrent sites have dropped precipitously in Google …

You Are Apple’s Greatest Security Challenge

Apple’s focus on the security of its operating systems used to be pretty minimal. Fortunately, it didn’t really matter.<p>Spend enough time in the …

Rico gives your old iPhone a second life as a smarthome bot

Deciding to buy a new iPhone is always easier than figuring out what to do with the old smartphone its replacing. 280 million used smartphones are expected to be shoved back into closest and drawers by the end of 2014 rather than being recycled, but the folks at MindHelix have come up with a novel …

E-waste

Scientist Gives Himself Fecal Transplant To Try A Hunter-Gatherer's Microbiome

Why a field researcher from America has exposed his colon to the gut microbiome of a tribesman from Tanzania<p>It's not often we encounter a story that begins with a line like this:<p>“AS THE SUN set over Lake Eyasi in Tanzania, nearly thirty minutes had passed since I had inserted a turkey baster into …

Hunter Gatherers

(Re)Becoming Human

AS THE SUN set over Lake Eyasi in Tanzania, nearly thirty minutes had passed since I had inserted a turkey baster into my bum and injected the feces …

Microbiology

Precision Agriculture

Complete Crop Management and Control<p>The agricultural solutions from Topcon address all seasons, crops, terrains and vehicles including tractors, …

Farming

Satellite images reveal shocking groundwater loss in California

The severity of California’s drought continues to shock, with the latest example coming courtesy of<p>NASA.<p>The space agency's two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE, satellites have been been in orbit since 2002, making highly sensitive measurements of Earth's gravity field. Variations …

Space Travel

American made iPhone 6/6 Plus Spool Dock from Quell & Co. takes a different approach to its style

Apple left a gaping hole in the accessory world when it decided not to release an updated dock for the new, larger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Shortly after their release, third party manufacturers have brought forth some beautiful and functional docks, but most are made of either aluminum or hard …

Your iPhone Needs a Gif Keyboard

Words? Emoji? What is this, 2012?<p>Messaging: It's about everything <i>but</i> text.<p>You know that you can message photos to your friends. With the rise of emoji, you don't even need words to communicate. And now, with Apple allowing in third-party keyboard apps under iOS 8, the greatest form of media—the …

A Complete Guide to the Future of U.S. Freight Movement

The future holds more and more stuff to be transported—and infrastructure will have to change drastically to accommodate our appetites.<p>SAVANNAH, Ga.—Breakfast in Atlanta, as in many other U.S. cities, is a global affair. While the eggs may be from a farm 100 miles away, the pan and spatula used to …

Cargo cyclists replace truck drivers on European city streets

Those with strong cycling legs have ever more jobs up for grabs in Europe these days. A growing number of businesses are using cargo cycles, a move …

Liberty Electric Car produces delivery van concept - Today's Motor Vehicles

Riverside, California – <b>Green Automotive Co.’s</b> European subsidiary, <b>Liberty Electric Cars</b>, has completed the build of the first fully functioning …

Electric Vehicles

Blasting Across the U.S. on Ridiculously Cool Antique Motorcycles

Author: Jordan G. Teicher. Jordan G. Teicher Photo<p>Date of Publication: 10.01.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 …

Photos Poke Fun at the Rules You Blindly Follow Every Day

Whether we're aware of them or not, our daily lives are constantly influenced by a set of institutionalized designs—everything from traffic patterns …

For the Love of God, Stop Wearing Your Bike Helmet the Wrong Way

Many of us at WIRED ride bikes as a part of our daily commute, or for sport. So do a lot of other people in the Bay Area. And every few weeks (or …

The Gadgets and Gear We Couldn't Get Enough of in September

One of the best parts of our jobs here at WIRED is that we get to test all the new things as soon as they come out. But we often only get a few days …

Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of an Erupting Volcano in Iceland

Author: Brian Lam. Brian Lam Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.01.14.<p>Time of Publication: 2:21 pm. 2:21 pm<p>This epic video isn’t a CGI outtake from <i>Lord</i> …

Stop What You're Doing and Watch the New Interstellar Trailer

You might be tempted to blacklist any more footage from <i>Interstellar</i> until the movie actually comes out. That's fair. It's the kind of film where the …

How To Detect And Patch This Big, Bad Unix Bash Shellshock Bug

Security researchers have discovered and patched a 22-year-old bug in the bash shell, the ubiquitous Linux and Unix command-line interpreter.<p>The vulnerability dates back to bash version 1.13 and extends all the way to the most recent version 4.3. It exploits the way bash handles environment …

Irish Teens Win Google Science Fair By Speeding The Growth Of Grain

A team of three teenage girls took home the Google Science Fair grand prize for a project that could help boost agricultural production.<p>Sixteen-year-old Irish tenth-graders Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey, and Sophie Healy-Throw studied how a bacteria called diazotroph can speed the growth of cereal …

How To Build Soft Robots

If you’ve ever wondered how to engineer a flexible robot that can move like a flesh-and-blood creature, have we got some tools for you. Thanks, that is, to an open-source collaboration that has outlined exactly how to create and program such “soft” robots.<p>Researchers from the Harvard School of …

The Bash Bug Makes Every Mac Vulnerable; Here's How To Patch It

<i>(Update, Sept. 29: News of additional bash vulnerabilities keeps pouring in, so the procedures listed here might not fully protect your system. We’ll update when we know more.)</i><p>Apple is aware of the bash “Shellshock” bug that affects OS X users, and issued a statement to say that the “vast majority” …

How To Ello In 5 Easy Steps

Like at least some of the people clamoring for access to the shiny new ad-free social network Ello at a rate of 34,000 an hour (as of yesterday, at least), you may have scored an invitation. If you don’t have a clued-in friend, you can always go buy an invite on eBay, where they seem to be going …

Take Your Best Selfie Ever With Instagram's Hyperlapse

Instagram’s new timelapse video app, Hyperlapse (free, iOS), just got a new selfie-friendly update. Introducing yet another type of selfie: the #selfielapse. The app can now capture high-speed timelapse videos with the front- and rear-facing cameras. There is a now a new icon on the app’s home …

Jawbone’s New Fitness App Ditches The Wristband

Jawbone, one of the leading makers of wearable fitness trackers, just made its own wristband obsolete.<p>The company, which previously said it was working on a new standalone Jawbone UP app, finally launched it on Sunday for iPhones. With the new app, Jawbone’s step-tracking features work using the …

The Basis Peak Puts Intel In The Arm Race

In a gritty intersection on Folsom Street, the famous thoroughfare of San Francisco’s SoMa district, the past and future of wearables face off.<p>On the south side, there’s Mr. S Leather, which has offered a certain genre of hardware to its clientele for decades. Across the way, in a sun-dappled loft, …