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Want to Fix Science’s Replication Crisis? Then Replicate
Opinion

Every month or so, the media reports on the latest so-called superfood that will either cure or cause cancer. As a scientist and lover of social media, I can recognize a whiplash phenomenon when I see one. The spotlight often shines brightest on the latest single...

Wednesday, 19 April 2017
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Here’s Everything Facebook Announced at F8, From VR to Bots
F8

On Tuesday, Facebook kicked off its annual F8 developer conference with a keynote address. CEO Mark Zuckerberg and others on his executive team made a bunch of announcements aimed at developers, but the implications for Facebook’s users was pretty clear. The apps...

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
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Shucks.
Gadget Lab Podcasts

This week, David spends time with 18-year-old hip-hop producer Steve Lacy, and new co-host Arielle talks about iMessage behavior. The post Shucks. appeared first on...

Friday, 14 April 2017
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How Steve Lacy and His iPhone Are Taking Over the Music Business
Gear

Lacy’s smartphone has been his personal studio since he first started making music. The post How Steve Lacy and His iPhone Are Taking Over the Music Business appeared first on...

Friday, 14 April 2017
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United and Other Airlines Overbook Flights Because It (Usually) Pays Off
Airlines

Everyone has an air travel horror story, usually one including some combination of delays, lost bags, smelly seat-mates, and cranky personnel. Yet most everyone’s tale of woe would pale in comparison to that of the man who was dragged off a plane at...

Tuesday, 11 April 2017
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Review: Sonos Playbase
Gadget Lab

Before I get into this, I should admit something: my home audio setup is pathetic. I listen to shows and movies out of the speakers built into my TV. When I have friends over, a UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker supplies the background music. Sometimes I catch myself...

Monday, 10 April 2017
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How Reggaetón Exploded All Over Cuba Without the Internet
Photo

Three million people download music from hard drives delivered by hand. The post How Reggaetón Exploded All Over Cuba Without the Internet appeared first on...

Thursday, 30 March 2017
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Questlove and the Art of the Subversive Musical Dig
Comedy

The Roots—the house band of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon—are known for sneaking flyby jabs into 10-­second snippets of walk­-on music. We compiled the best of band­leader Questlove’s cleverly subversive ditties for recent...

Thursday, 30 March 2017
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Inside Cheddar, the Would-Be CNBC of the Internet
cheddar

As a dozen members of the production team at Cheddar, a startup internet TV company, settle into their cramped control room at a co-working space in downtown Manhattan, Donald J. Trump looms large. Literally: One of the room’s largest screens, named RS2-DON, is...

Thursday, 30 March 2017
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The Stream Dream
Gadget Lab Podcasts

Is it too late for the legacy music service to succeed in the current streaming landscape? The post The Stream Dream appeared first on...

Friday, 17 March 2017
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Enter the SoundBox: How the SF Symphony Turned a Dreadful Room Into Sonic Paradise
Architecture

San Francisco’s world-renowned symphony has transformed an acoustically dreadful space into the city’s hottest classical music venue. The post Enter the SoundBox: How the SF Symphony Turned a Dreadful Room Into Sonic Paradise appeared first on...

Monday, 13 March 2017
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Tour the Factory That Cranks Out 90 Million Tennis Balls a Year
documentary photography

Take two strips of fluorescent yellow felt, wrap them around a rubber sphere, and—voila!—you have a tennis ball. Easy, right? Wrong. Every one of the 90 million balls Wilson produces each year requires 24 steps and six days to complete. “When you get...

Monday, 27 February 2017
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How Tech Campuses Hinder Diversity and Help Gentrification
Business

Silicon Valley tech companies love to build super awesome campuses that their employees will never want to leave. Those college-like idylls are surefire crucibles for disruption. In-house catering, coffee shops, laundry services, nap rooms, and a slew of other perks...

Saturday, 18 February 2017
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Beoplay’s H4 Wireless Cans Bring Primo Sound at a Bargain. Kinda
Bang and Olufsen

A couple of years ago, the luxurious leather-wrapped Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H7s were our favorite Bluetooth headphones. The over-ear H7s sounded as gorgeous as they looked, and they even smelled great. The problem, if anything, was the price. At $400, the H7s...

Friday, 10 February 2017
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Meet the People Who Pick Up When You Call Customer Service
documentary photography

To you, a customer service rep is a voice on the phone, someone to sort out a billing error or missed delivery. To José Sarmento Matos, it’s a person, and he wants you to meet them. “We tend to forget that they’re people,” he says....

Monday, 30 January 2017
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9 Movies You Must Watch Before They Leave Hulu in February
Culture

Come February, the thing on most people’s minds is Valentine’s Day. For some, it’s a chance to treat their most beloved to something special. For others, it’s an opportunity to hide away from all those happy couples and have a date with their...

Thursday, 26 January 2017
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Review: Thalia Capo 200
Accessories

If you’re a guitarist, you’ve probably heard your instrument go slightly out of tune every time you clamp a capo onto the fretboard. A capo is the simple spring-loaded mechanism that raises the pitch of a guitar by pushing down on the strings wherever you...

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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Remarkable Photos Capture the Light That Plants Emit
fine art photography

The plants in Craig Burrows’ photos look like something plucked from an alien planet, sprouting wild shades of violet, pink and green. But the plants, and the colors are real. It’s the result of a cool trick of nature. All plants reflect light. Leaves...

Monday, 23 January 2017
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A New Series About the Visionary Designers Who Shape Our World
Culture

We never take Shakespeare’s (and Star Trek’s) notion about the future being an undiscovered country as a scary proposition. “Undiscovered” just means you’re supposed to go find it. That has always been one of WIRED’s central...

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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Eerie Photos Take You Down China’s Neon-Lit Alleyways
fine art photography

Marilyn Mugot’s Instagram feed teems with cinematic images of cluttered streets, slumbering high-rises, and empty shopping malls illuminated by the neon glow of city lights. Her photographs make mundane cityscapes look magical. Mugot, a fashion...

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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