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See Photos of Joe DiMaggio's First Year Playing for the Yankees

Joe DiMaggio at training camp for the New York Yankees, Feb. 26, 1936. This is the first photograph of him in the Yankee<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Bettmann—Getty …

Everything You Can Do with a Jar of Kimchi

Burgers, Bloody Marys and more!<p>Now is the time to stock up on kimchi; recent studies have shown the pungent Korean condiment could increase metabolic …

17 Agua Fresca Recipes for Your Next BBQ

No barbecue is complete without a cooler full of icy bevs nearby. But instead of filling said cooler with sodas and wine spritzers, why not switch it up and include some light, refreshing aguas frescas in the mix? These healthy fruit waters add serious flavor that all ages can enjoy, and will …

7 Best Cocktails to Drink While Cooking Weeknight Dinners

You can do better than cracking open a beer.<p>There’s something wonderfully therapeutic about cooking dinner after a long day. There’s something even …

GoPro's IPO isn't about selling cameras, it's about creating a media empire

It was 2001, more than a decade before GoPro would announce its intentions to go public, and its CEO Nick Woodman was facing a very expensive failure. In just two years, he'd lost nearly $4 million of investors' money, building a social gaming startup that never took off. Unfortunately for him, …

Square Cuts More Custom Pricing Deals For Merchants And Ramps Up Sales Hiring

This past week brought the news of a fairly significant development for Square — the rollout of Square Stands in bars, Whole Foods restaurants, and other venues. This comes a year-and-a-half after the huge deal the payments company inked with the coffee and beverage giant Starbucks.<p>The lengthy wait …

Infographic: What Amazon Users Are Buying On Vinyl

For those who think vinyl records are an anachronism in today’s society, think again. Amazon says vinyl is the fastest-growing music medium for the company–and sales in the U.S. are up 745% since 2008.<p>What can we attribute this to? Hipsters? Parents? Amazon points to AutoRip, a feature that gives …

Follow the money: AngelList has blown open early-stage investments

<i>This article was taken from the May 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

BitTorrent Sync Is A Dropbox Killer, Or Maybe Much More Than That

A colleague recently passed on a link to BitTorrent Sync with a note saying he planned on canceling his Dropbox account. Sync is a file storage service, one for very large files. And if you have it, you too might be reconsidering your online file storage strategy.<p>On the face of it, BitTorrent is …

Hackermeter Wants To Kill Your Résumé And Replace It With A High Score

If you’re looking to hire a bad-ass programmer, fielding résumés can start to feel like an exercise in futility. They’re good for quickly filtering out folks who are clearly applying to <i>everything</i> — but when everyone in the industry has some crazy made-up senior ninja/rockstar/space cadet title, …

'TV Is Dead': Panasonic Europe CEO Laurent Abadie On 4K, 'Smart' TVs And The Ever-More Connected Home

"Television - as a concept, and for a long time - is already dead."<p>It's a bold way for Laurent Abadie, CEO of Panasonic Europe -- whose company has …

Bang & Olufsen promises 'second-to-none' experience from new wireless speaker technology

Wireless speakers still aren't usually the first choice of those primarily concerned with sound quality, but high-end manufacturer Bang & Olufsen is setting out to change that perception with its latest offering. Announced at the CEDIA conference this week, the company's new wireless speaker …

What To Expect Before Becoming 'Engineer #1' at a Startup

“It kinda sucks to be engineer #1.”<p>That’s what a couple of my friends – engineers at Google and Bloomberg who have been following the rise of startup culture with intrigue – told me recently. They were referring to non-founder engineers, most commonly the first hire for technology businesses.<p>Often …

Researchers beat fiber optic broadband speeds using visible LED light

High speed data is already being transmitted by visible light to the moon, so why not in your living room, too? After the Fraunhofer Institute showed off 3Gbps speeds with LED lights, researchers from five UK universities have managed to transmit data at 10Gbps using micro-LEDs with a technique …

How You Handle Screen, Technology Time With Your Kids

Smartphones and tablets. You can't miss them, and your kids can't resist them. Even the smallest children — 40 percent of kids 8 years old and under — have used their parents' mobile devices, according to a survey out this week by the nonprofit Common Sense Media. This week, we're exploring the …

Two Dozen Big Pirate Sites Blocked In UK

As of tomorrow, major file-sharing sites including ExtraTorrent and BitSnoop will be blocked in the UK, following complaints from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).<p>Also on the list are search engines Torrentz.eu and FilesTube – both of …

TechBritain Revamps its Interactive Map of UK Startups

It’s been almost a year since TechBritain unveiled its interactive map of the UK tech startup world, letting users explore local tech scenes and clusters around the country.<p>Doug Ward and Shaun Gibson had set out on a mission to highlight not just the companies doing cool stuff in London, but across …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

The New Armor That Lets You Sense Surveillance Cameras

Like a creepy digital tap on the shoulder<p>We pass under surveillance cameras every day, appearing on perhaps hundreds of minutes of film. We rarely notice them. London-based artist James Bridle would like to remind us.<p>Bridle has created a wearable device he calls the “surveillance spaulder.” …

Everything you need to know about the YouTube copyright crisis and why you should care

At the center of this week's confusing thicket of news and outrage surrounding YouTube video game copyright sweep is a very simple issue.<p>It's about freedom-of expression and the ability of critics, commentators and journalists to speak to large numbers of people without fear of reprisals or …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

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The business of home automation is enabling the internet of things

If we think about the homes that have a broadband connection today as the total addressable market for home automation, the home automation market …

4 reasons why Apple's iBeacon is about to disrupt interaction design

You step inside Walmart and your shopping list is transformed into a personalised map, showing you the deals that'll appeal to you most. You pause in …

Verizon quietly unleashes its LTE monster, tripling 4G capacity in major cities

We’ve already logged a few sightings of Verizon’s powerful new LTE network in New York and other cities, but in the last few months Verizon has been …

Levi's "Station to Station" Takes Art Across the Country

Amidst all the New York Fashion Week hubbub, the thing everyone talks about (besides the clothes of course) are all the events and parties. Some brands do it up more than others, like Levi’s, who kick off "Station to Station" today in Brooklyn.<p>Station to Station is described as a public art project …

Station to Station

Featuring: Aaron Koblin & Ben Tricklebank / Åbäke / Abraham Brody / Albert Oehlen / Alexandre Farto AKA Vhils / Alicja Kwade / Allora & Calzadilla / …

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The API-economy is coming and fast

<i>Byron Deeter is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Disclosure: Deeter is an investor in Box, DocuSign, Twilio and SendGrid.</i><p>In little more than a decade, application programming interfaces (APIs) have transitioned from relative obscurity to become the “digital glue” that empowers developers to …

Disney wants you to bring your iPad to 'The Little Mermaid' in theaters

Whether it's set to silent mode or not, the dazzling glare of a smartphone screen is a pretty good way to ruin the cinema experience for movie-goers around you. Disney's solution? Encourage people to use much <i>bigger</i> screens, and integrate them into the film itself.<p>For this month's upcoming …

Intel's acquisition of Omek means you might never have to touch a PC again

Following the news that Apple is looking to acquire local 3D sensor specialist Primesense, Intel has made an Israeli acquisition of its own. According to <i>Geektime</i>, Intel has paid up to $40 million to purchase gesture-recognition and tracking company Omek Interactive, moving its employees over to its …

Why the Internet Needs Cognitive Protocols

<b>Perhaps as early as the end of this decade,</b> our refrigerators will e-mail us grocery lists. Our doctors will update our prescriptions using data …