Technology

How They Make Those Squishy Air Pillows Inside Amazon Boxes

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:00am
Call them pillows of love.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

How 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Perfected the Podcasting Long Game

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 9:00am
Throughout its 500 episodes, the comedy podcast has revolutionized not just the medium, but our expectations of it.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

Anti-Drone Tools Tested: From Shotguns To Superdrones

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 8:00am
From anti-drone shotgun shells to a drone-snagging megadrone, security researchers put the drone defense arsenal to the test.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

Inside Dodge’s Face-Warpingly Fast Demon Dragster

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 8:00am
How to build a production car so speedy, it's been banned by the National Hot Rod Association.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

The Tricked-Out Research Planes That Fly Through Wildfires

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00am
The best way to test the gases created by wildfires is to fly a plane directly above the conflagration.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

Shred the Trails All Day Long With E-Mountain Bikes from Specialized and Riese & Müller

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00am
These electric rides aren’t for lazy days on the trail.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

Repealing Net Neutrality is Easy. Replacing It Will Be Hard

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00am
The next fight over the future of the open internet will fall to the U.S. Congress.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

Luxembourg's New Law Lets Space Miners Keep Their Plunder

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00am
On August 1, Luxembourg plans to adopt a new law that gives empyrean mining companies the rights to whatever they pull from asteroids.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

Grasping Robots Compete to Rule Amazon’s Warehouses

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00am
A warehouse-themed automated rodeo has robots auditioning to work in Amazon’s fulfillment centers
Categories: Open Source, Technology

The Camera Drone Company That Fell to Earth

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00am
With two young founders and a much-hyped product, Lily Robotics promised that its camera drone would transform photography. Then it came crashing down.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

The Military Assigns the Homework in This College Course

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:55am
A new initiative is building a pipeline of tech know-how from America’s finest universities to the military. No one’s freaking out—yet.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

The Digital Divide Isn't Microsoft's First Priority

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:50am
Microsoft says it wants to use spare TV bandwidth to close the digital divide. But the company has even bigger plans than that.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

Killing the Blue Whale Challenge

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:45am
Social media companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr enabled the Blue Whale Challenge. They must do more to curb it.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

From Elon Musk to Bill Gates: Tech’s Most Dubious Promises

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:40am
Elon Musk’s NY-DC hyperloop isn’t the first outrageous claim we’ve heard from Silicon Valley.
Categories: Open Source, Technology

Asomándonos a la Revolución Cubana de Internet Hecha por los Propios C

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:00am
En Cuba, donde los datos gotean vía una red sobrecargada controlada por el gobierno—en su caso—la gente ha puesto en escena la revolución del auto autor.
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Inside Cuba's D.I.Y. Internet Revolution

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 6:00am
In Havana, where data trickles in via overloaded, government-controlled networks—if at all—the people have taken matters into their own hands.
Categories: Open Source, Technology