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2016 Apr 28, 7:21
Wired's pay readers get https: http://www.niemanlab.org/2016/04/wireds-making-the-long-and-slow-switch-to-https-and-it-wants-to-help-other-news-sites-do-the-same/  Sounds like you're paying for https but really its lack of ads makes https practical

Tweet from David_Risney

2016 Feb 2, 11:15
Epic ‘Frinkiac’ Search Engine Matches Any Simpsons Quote With Its Still http://www.wired.com/2016/02/ultimate-simpsons-search-engine-pairs-quotes-with-stills/ … via @WIRED

Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Oct 13, 9:43
Neat hack: use victim's headphone wire as antenna to send audio commands to their phone's Siri http://www.wired.com/2015/10/this-radio-trick-silently-hacks-siri-from-16-feet-away/ …

Retweet of tinysubversions

2015 Oct 12, 9:37
This is cool as heck http://www.wired.com/2015/10/margaret-hamilton-nasa-apollo/?mbid=social_twitter#slide-1 … pic.twitter.com/BCnBDsSy8V

Retweet of ericlaw

2015 Jul 26, 12:44
This is profoundly troubling, especially after learning that a recent mass shooting was executed via such a gun. http://www.wired.com/2015/06/i-made-an-untraceable-ar-15-ghost-gun/ …

Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Jul 7, 1:04
Tarantula Hawk numbers up in TX. If stung "just lie down and start screaming" http://www.wired.com/2015/07/absurd-creature-of-the-week-tarantula-hawk/ … via @WIRED

Retweet of kleinmatic

2015 Jun 16, 3:56
Bruce Schneier sees your paranoid conjecture about the Snowden docs and raises you double. http://www.wired.com/2015/06/course-china-russia-snowden-documents/ …

WIRED: Our exclusive hands-on with Microsoft’s unbelievable new holographic goggles

2015 Jan 20, 9:15
WIRED        ✔ @WIRED :
Our exclusive hands-on with Microsoft’s unbelievable new holographic goggles http://wrd.cm/1CBSqwN  pic.twitter.com/VufKcTcSfE

From Inside Edward Snowden’s Life as a Robot: Wizner had...

2014 Jun 23, 7:04

From Inside Edward Snowden’s Life as a Robot:

Wizner had to jump on a phone call during a meeting with his whistleblower client. When he got off the phone, he found that Snowden had rolled the bot into civil liberties lawyer Jameel Jaffer’s office and was discussing the 702 provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. “It was kind of cool,” Wizner says.

It is neat but they’re marketing video is at times strangely terrifying. Put different music on when the Susan-bot comes up behind the unknowing Mark and this could be a horror movie trailer.

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U.S. Marshals Seize Cops’ Spying Records to Keep Them From the ACLU | Threat Level | WIRED

2014 Jun 4, 6:08

"A routine request in Florida for records detailing the use of a surveillance tool known as stingray turned extraordinary Tuesday when the U.S. Marshals Service seized the documents before local police could release them."

Also what about the part where the PD reveals that its been using the stingray a bunch without telling any court and blames that on the manufacturer’s NDA.

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Encrypted Web Traffic More Than Doubles

2014 May 18, 1:20

RT @PeerProd In Europe, encrypted traffic went from 1.47% to 6.10%, and in Latin America, it increased from 1.8% to 10.37%
http://www.wired.com/2014/05/sandvine-report/ #NSA

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Alexandria 2.0: One Millionaire's Quest to Build the Biggest Library on Earth | Threat Level | Wired.com

2012 Aug 21, 7:00

Brief history and scope of the Internet Archive.

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wired: jtotheizzoe: Meet Sarcastic Mars Rover, now on Twitter,...

2012 Aug 7, 5:57



Meet Sarcastic Mars Rover, now on Twitter, doing a science all over your everything.

Meet your new twitter friend.

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wired: cnet: Mp3 playing retainer transmits music through your...

2012 Jul 3, 2:31



Mp3 playing retainer transmits music through your teeth:

Bone conduction audio, retainers, and shiny hip-hop teeth grills aren’t new inventions, but tech hacker Aisen Caro Chacin had the clever idea to put them all together.

The Play-A-Grill MP3 player prototype fits in your mouth like a retainer, shines on the outside like a precious metal rap grill, and plays music through bone conduction through your teeth.

Read more

Oh man, this would have made puberty just a touch cooler. Maybe. 

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wired: [via motherjones]: theweekmagazine: Sticking to an...

2012 Jun 7, 3:29


[via motherjones]:


Sticking to an exercise routine takes dedication, and many fitness junkies swear that a running companion can be a huge help. That’s why researchers have developed “Joggobot,” a quad-rotor helicopter drone designed to motivate joggers by flying in front of them. 

The aerial robot uses its camera to spot a colorful pattern on a T-shirt worn by the jogger, and flies at a safe distance ahead. The runner can control Joggobot using a smartphone: In “companion mode,” the drone simply maintains the jogger’s pace; in “coach mode,” it pushes its human trainee a little faster.

Don’t worry, there’s a video


Maybe it should chase you instead?

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Feds Seized Hip-Hop Site for a Year, Waiting for Proof of Infringement (wired.com)

2012 May 4, 1:57PermalinkCommentscopyright technical legal wired politics government music riaa

Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter? | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

2012 Apr 26, 9:53

As Hammond explained what he did, the critic became agitated. Times are tough enough in journalism, he said, and now you’re going to replace writers with robots? “I just looked at him,” Hammond recalls, “and asked him: Have you ever seen a reporter at a Little League game? That’s the most important thing about us. Nobody has lost a single job because of us.” At least not yet.

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Image Error Level Analysis with HTML5

2012 Apr 16, 1:59

Javascript tool says if a photo is shopped. It can tell by looking at the pixels. Seriously. Links to cool presentation on the theory behind the algorithm behind the tool: http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/files/bh-usa-07-krawetz.pdf

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Everyone Hates Ticketmaster — But No One Can Take It Down | Magazine

2010 Nov 8, 3:32We were just talking about hating Ticketmaster. A brief history and business of Ticketmaster.PermalinkCommentsticketmaster software wired concert music business

Alleged Assassins Caught on Dubai Surveillance Tape | Threat Level | Wired.com

2010 Mar 1, 2:24There is an amazing amount of info around about the alleged assassination Mahmoud al-Mabhouh including this Dubai hotel survielance footage.PermalinkCommentsvideo crime security privacy wired cctv
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