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An Elevated Park That Makes NYC’s High Line Look Tiny

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:30am

This new design could help revitalize a major area of Washington, D.C.

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Nintendo’s New 3DS XL Isn’t a Huge Upgrade, But It Will Be Eventually

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:30am

Nintendo's new 3DS is certainly an upgrade. But we won't really know for a while how much of an upgrade it is.

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The Most Beautiful Products for Unwinding After Your Work Is Done

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:30am

In the slideshow above, we've included everything from the perfect chef's knife to a ridiculously comfortable couch. Now all you have to do is enjoy.

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How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:30am

Kip Thorne looks into the black hole he helped create and thinks, “Why, of course. That's what it would do.”

This particular black hole is a simulation of unprecedented accuracy. It appears to spin at nearly the speed of light, dragging bits of the universe along with it. (That's gravity for you; relativity is superweird.) In theory it was once a star, but instead of fading or exploding, it collapsed like a failed soufflé into a tiny point of inescapable singularity. A glowing ring orbiting the spheroidal maelstrom seems to curve over the top and below the bottom simultaneously.

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Dyson Unveils a Humidifier That Also Kills Bacteria

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:30am

Dyson introduced its first bladeless fan five years ago. At the time, its “Air Multiplier” technology was a little bit mind-boggling. The fan replaced blades with a smartly-designed air loop that used aerodynamics to turn a thin stream of air into a full-blown breeze. Since then, that same technology has been applied to heaters, hand […]

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A Bluetooth Speaker for People Who Hate Bluetooth Speakers

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:30am

Bowers & Wilkins has released a few AirPlay and dock-style speakers for Apple’s iDevices in the past, but the new Bluetooth T7 will be the first platform-agnostic wireless speaker in its lineup.

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Letter From the Editor: Confronting a New Breed of Internet Horror

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:30am

Traffic in Bacoor, one of the Manila suburbs where low-wage workers have moderated Internet comments for US firms. Moises Saman/MAGNUM I haven't watched any of the ISIS beheading videos, and I don't plan to. At this writing there have been four, depicting the decapitations of two journalists, an aid worker, and a tourist. As The […]

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Software That Can Measure Your Athleticism Just by Watching You Jump

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:30am

What can you tell from a jump? Quite a bit, according to Sparta Performance Science, the Menlo Park, California, athletics-lab-meets-software-startup that developed the tech.

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Drool Over the Workshop Manuals for 7 Classic Marvel Vehicles

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:30am

Anyone who's ever owned a used car knows the peculiar joy of cracking open a Haynes Guides, that familiar book of design schematics and technical information that was available for just about every auto model you can think of. Insight Editions must know that joy as well, because they've just published what might be the greatest Haynes Guide of all time: Alex Irvine's Marvel Vehicles Owner's Workshop Manual.

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How Everything from the Super Bowl to Sizzling Fajitas Manipulates You With Sound

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:30am

The Super Bowl isn’t just a game, it’s a cinematic experience. Minutes before kickoff, trumpets blare, as though armies were charging towards each other for a clash. During the game, sounds herald the appearance of onscreen statistics and instant replays. Depending on your reason for watching the game, the signature tune that segues to a commercial break […]

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