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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Explains How He Made ‘Anna’...[ + ]
In this episode of the 'Song Exploder' podcast, Will Butler of Arcade Fire talks about how he creates music. The post Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Explains How He Made ‘Anna’ appeared first on WIRED....
For Potential Recruits, VC is So 1999...[ + ]
Theres a lot to love about being a venture capitalist. You meet with smart people every day. You make money regardless of whether or not your investments.....
Thank You, Silicon Valley, for Helping Make Marriage Equality Happen...[ + ]
In recent years, the giants of Silicon Valley have played an important role in amplifying the call for marriage equality. The post Thank You, Silicon Valley, for Helping Make Marriage Equality Happen appeared first on WIRED....
Facebook Will Rainbowify Your Profile Photo To Celebrate Marriage Equality...[ + ]
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay marriage is legal across the United States. Facebook is ready to celebrate. The social network has unveiled a new feature, dubbed "Let's Celebrate Pride," which will automatically put a rainbow filter over you...
Want to use Windows 10 for free? You have some legitimate options...[ + ]
Everyone wants something for nothing, but with Windows 10 you can actually get it. Whether you upgrade or join the Insider program, you won't have to pay a cent for your new operating system. The post Want to use Windows 10 for free? You have some legitim...
Samsung NX500 firmware update improves autofocus performance and more...[ + ]
Samsung has taken the specs from its high-end NX1 and injected them into the NX500 compact mirrorless camera. Besides improved performance over its predecessor, the NX500 can shoot 4K videos. The post Samsung NX500 firmware update improves autofocus perfo...
Absurd Creature of the Week: This Beetle Uses Its Poop as a Shield or Sword...[ + ]
For millennia, the larvae of the tortoise beetles have been warding off attackers with a singular weapon: a solidified pile of poo on their backs. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: This Beetle Uses Its Poop as a Shield or Sword appeared first on WIRED...
Minis new Clubman is the cure to the common crossover...[ + ]
The new Mini Clubman adopts the UKL platform use by the current Mini Hardtop and Hardtop 4 door, gaining size, space, and a couple of extra doors in the process. The latest Mini variant goes on sale in January. The post Mini’s new Clubman is the cur...
New teaser for Ant-Man introduces the films villain, Yellowjacket...[ + ]
Marvel Studios has released a new promotional video for Ant-Man that introduces the film's size-changing, weaponized villain, Yellowjacket, and the man wearing the suit, Darren Cross. The post New teaser for Ant-Man introduces the film’s villain, Ye...
Budget Android Moto E joins AT&T's GoPhone roster - CNET...[ + ]
The prepaid brand adds a familiar entry-level Android smartphone to its portfolio....
UK Politician Theresa May Tries To Out-Orwell Orwell With Insanely Authoritarian Speech...[ + ]
We've written a few times about Theresa May, the UK's Home Secretary, who seems to have scarily authoritarian, anti-democratic and anti-free speech views. While she insists that the UK isn't a surveillance state, she can't tell you why, because revealing ...
Fruit scraps and algae: It's what's for dinner...[ + ]
Supercomputers are dreaming up crazy new ways to cook the food that we have today, but will we eat the same things in the future? For instance, when news of California's drought began to hit, people wondered if switching to a diet rich in insects wou......
Micron fires off some in-memory flash data rockets...[ + ]
New unit will go beyond selling chips and standard components Comment Micron’s Storage Business Unit (SBU) wants to shake up the server status quo with a dynamic upstart duo: in-memory app accelerating data processing rockets and instant access, cold dat...
ZTE brings two budget phones to AT&T and Cricket Wireless: The Maven and Sonata 2...[ + ]
ZTE offers more bang for your buck with the Maven at AT&T and the Sonata 2 at Cricket Wireless. Both smartphones stick to the basics, but have decent enough specs to get the job done. They cost less than $100 and are available now. The post ZTE bring...
Two NBA Draftees Learned The Hard Way That Their Tweets Are Public...[ + ]
Ah, the NBA Draft. A night for fun. A night for family. A night for friends. A night in which a lifetime of hard work culminates in hearing your name called by the commissioner of the National Basketball Association. And a night for realizing that tweet f...
That Lexus hoverboard has its own custom skatepark...[ + ]
Lexus unveiled a ...
Type 'gay marriage' into Google for a rainbow surprise...[ + ]
Google is celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling against gay marriage bans with colorful artwork that appears when users type certain words....
Apple CEO Tim Cook: Same-sex marriage decision is 'victory for equality, perseverance and love'...[ + ]
Apple CEO Tim Cook and other tech luminaries react to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage....
PIQ sensor gets into golf with Mobitee...[ + ]
PIQ has joined with Mobitee, one of the top golf-assistant apps. PIQ's multisport sensor relays info about your swing and works with the app to save and share your info and show stats over time. Expect more sports to come for the PIQ sensor. The post PIQ ...
On Facebook, White House dons rainbow hues to celebrate gay-marriage victory - CNET...[ + ]
Technically Incorrect: Both the White House Facebook account and President Obama's Twitter account immediately react to the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage....
Get the Xbox One Master Chief Bundle, More for $349...[ + ]
Whichever bundle you pick, you'll have dozens of hours ahead of you for 50 bucks less than the cost of a PS4....
Advantageous: A Dystopian Film That’s Packed With Hope...[ + ]
Here's how director Jennifer Phang made her sci-fi "anti-cynicism movie." The post Advantageous: A Dystopian Film That’s Packed With Hope appeared first on WIRED....
Mmmm...The science of craving bacon - CNET...[ + ]
Find out what makes this sizzling pork product so popular with foodies and hungry meat eaters everywhere. AsapScience breaks down the facts of why we desire these crispy meat strips....
Here’s Where the Rainbow Flag Came From...[ + ]
On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was a right for all citizens in the United States. We look back at the history of the rainbow flag that has been the emblem of this civil-rights movement. The post Here’s Where the Rainbow Flag Cam...
Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now...[ + ]
The weekend is nigh upon us. What a week! Hows you?...
Google help British criminals polish their image - but what about the innocent...[ + ]
“Perpetual global humiliation” is our business. Don’t get in our way. Comment Google appears to be "complying" with the so-called European "right to be forgotten" ruling in a way which has helped convicted criminals to give their reputations an unexpecte...
Meerkat Outs An Embeddable Player, Hooks Discovery Channels Shark Week...[ + ]
Livestreaming app Meerkat has launched an embeddable player so that content being broadcast to the app can be embedded into and viewed on other digital.....
First Look: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL on AT&T...[ + ]
Just when there's a glimmer of hope that phablets are on the way out, Microsoft delivers the Lumia 640XL. Here's a quick overview to keep you enticed as we spend the next week testing and reviewing this monstrosity. read more...
The best portable USB battery pack for daily use...[ + ]
By Liam McCabe This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Read the full article below at TheWirecutter.com. Smartphone batteries don't always last through a busy day, but a pocket-size USB battery p......
Nadella Talks 'Tough Choices' Ahead of Windows 10 Launch...[ + ]
OS X El Capitan beta references possible 4K Mac with quad-core Broadwell...[ + ]
Presence in beta builds could point to a launch between now and this fall....
Dealmaster: Get $50 off an Xbox One Bundle and a free game...[ + ]
Choose from the 1TB Xbox with the new controller, the Halo Collection, or Kinect....
Report: Apple looks to reinstate some iOS apps that use Confederate flag...[ + ]
Apple statement OKs use of symbol for "educational or historical" purposes....
Snips Grabs $6.3 Million To Add An Artificial Intelligence Layer To Your Phone...[ + ]
French startup Snips just raised $6.3 million (5.6 million) in a seed round led by The Hive, with participation from Eniac Ventures, 500 startups, Brent.....
I Asked A Linguist To Analyze OKCupid Usernames. This Is What She Found....[ + ]
Im an online dating evangelist. Ive swiped, Ive messaged, Ive boldly gone where no right-thinking relationship-seeker has gone before (to see a vampire movie on a first date), all in the name of finding love, or at least a cool guy to hang out with. To th...
Ily is sort of like a smartphone for the whole home...[ + ]
Ily aims to return to the simplicity of the family phone with some modern upgrades, so grandparents and grandchildren can use it, and it even connects to old landlines (and Wi-Fi too). The post Ily is sort of like a smartphone for the whole home appeared ...
Genius Flat Edge Scissors Guarantee a Perfectly Straight Cut...[ + ]
There hasnt been much innovation in scissors since Crayola started making safer versions for kids. Thats why Tams Feketes Vector scissors are so exciting. They feature a unique flat edge design that allows you to cut perfectly straight lines with the help...
A Day In The Life Of 2-Year-Old Instagram Sensation FoodBabyNY...[ + ]
He's two years old, and he already has more Instagram followers than most of us ever will: 45,000 and counting at the time this story was written, to be exact. His name is Matthew Chau, but he's better known as FoodBabyNY. FoodBabyNY has become famous f...
Disney Now Has Its Own GIF App And iOS 8 Keyboard...[ + ]
Disney has now somewhat belatedly joined the ranks of thenumerous app publishers offering their own custom keyboards for iOS 8 users with the launch of an.....
Microsoft's curious Sway comes to iPad and iPhone...[ + ]
Windows 10 app to follow soon Microsoft has released Sway for Apple's iPad and iPhone, and will follow up with an app for Windows 10 "later this summer".…...
How a file format brought an industry to its knees...[ + ]
MP3. It's the format that revolutionized the way music's been consumed since the late '90s. When Karlheinz Brandenburg, a German acoustics engineer, discovered that an audio file could be compressed down to one-twelfth of its original size without di......
Cop fired for Facebook selfie in Confederate flag boxers - CNET...[ + ]
Technically Incorrect: A North Charleston police officer decides to bare his allegiance at a very sensitive time in a very sensitive place. He is dismissed....
Woz: Get Ready to Be a Robot's Pet...[ + ]
The Apple co-founder used to be really worried about AI, but now thinks it could actually benefit the human race....
Get the whole history of the Internet at a glance - CNET...[ + ]
From a Russian satellite to the death of Internet Explorer, a new infographic takes you through a succinct timeline of the journey the Web has taken over the last 58 years....
Red Hat promises lustre for Gluster, and heft for Ceph...[ + ]
Scaling up petabyte style Red Hat has ratcheted up its software defined storage portfolio, taking the wraps off Ceph Storage 1.3 and Gluster Storage 3.1 at its marquee customer event in Boston this week.…...
Hobby Drones Derailed Firefighters' Attempt to Put Out a Wildfire...[ + ]
Drought-stricken California has seen a rage of wildfire this week, but when planes carrying flame retardant attempted to contain a forest fire Wednesday, someones hobby drone hovering over the scene got in the way....
Autonomous Cars Nearly Collide in Calif....[ + ]
Self-driving cars from Google and Delphi had a close call; it may be the first incident involving driverless vehicles....
Daenerys and dragon witch Maleficent battle it out in rap showdown - CNET...[ + ]
It's villain Maleficent vs. Daenerys the khaleesi in this Princess Rap Battle that makes us long for a ...
How Chris Christie Used A Manufactured Terrorist Plot To Boost His Political Career...[ + ]
For a few years now, we've been covering the proliferation of the FBI's own plots, in which they basically set up a fake terrorist plot, and use their own undercover agents or (preferably) informants (generally former criminals who get paid and/or favors ...
El Capitan Beta Tips 4K 21.5-Inch iMac...[ + ]
The latest release of El Capitan beta also hints at a new Bluetooth remote control....