Technology

Everything You Need to Know to Catch Up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:30am

The first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was certainly one that built to a big finish. After a year of smaller stories about the mysterious resurrection of Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the origins of well-meaning-hacker-turned-government-stooge Skye (Chloe Bennett), the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in theaters pushed the season's final episodes into an all-new direction. Need a refresher course on everything that went down before tomorrow's Season 2 premiere? We've got you covered.

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5 Comics You Need to Read Before Watching Gotham

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:30am

The Batman origin-story show Gotham premieres tonight on Fox. Here are the comics you should read to ensure you're up on all of your Bat-knowledge before you watch.

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How Information Theory Could Hold the Key to Quantifying Nature

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:30am

The Western Ghats in India rise like a wall between the Arabian Sea and the heart of the subcontinent to the east. The 1,000-mile-long chain of coastal mountains is dense with lush rainforest and grasslands, and each year, clouds bearing monsoon rains blow in from the southwest and break against the mountains’ flanks, unloading water […]

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BMW Has Finally Made a Gorgeous Bike That’ll Appeal to Young Riders

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:30am

BMW motorcycles have long been considered chariots for gray-haired commuters and intrepid adventure riders. Yes, the company makes the occasional insane superbike and even built a cruiser for awhile, but the quintessential Beemer (the cars are “Bimmers”) is a globe-trotting workhorse like the R 1200 GS. There’s nothing wrong with that. But we’re still thrilled […]

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Sublime Yet Troubling Aerial Photos of Humanity’s Environmental Destruction

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:30am

At first glance, photojournalist Colin Finlay’s aerial photos appear to be beautiful landscapes. Read their captions, though, and it becomes clear many of the scenes he captures are quite ugly, depicting environments scarred by industry and climate change.

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MIT Students Battle State’s Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner’s Source Code

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:30am

Four MIT students behind an award-winning Bitcoin mining tool will face off against New Jersey state authorities in court today when they attempt to fight back against a subpoena demanding their source code. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing 19-year-old MIT student Jeremy Rubin and three classmates in a remarkable case that stands out for […]

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