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A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture | WIRED
When a chemist raised concerns about the blood testing machines' high error rates, she was ignored. So she resigned.
theranos  fraud  wired 
27 days ago by jorgebarba
No Job for Humans: The Robot Assault on Fukushima | WIRED
The 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan triggered a devastating catastrophe in one of the country’s largest nuclear power plants. The cleanup will take decades, and it’s no job for humans.
robots  robotics  japan  automation  work  futureofwork  wired 
7 weeks ago by jorgebarba
This is how airline food is changing to become tastier and smarter | WIRED UK
Data and modern cooking techniques are helping airline food to improve. And at 30,000 feet, sous-vide is helping to keep food fresh and flavoursome
food  airlines  wired 
9 weeks ago by jorgebarba
The Life Issue | WIRED
How Science and Tech Are Disrupting Every Stage of Human Life
life  biology  Science  wired 
12 weeks ago by jorgebarba
What The World Would Look Like Scrubbed Free Of Advertising | WIRED
It's possible to avoid ads online by installing web extensions and apps, but there's no offline equivalent to block all the billboards, bus decals, and banners from view. Artist Jorge Pérez Higuera imagined if there were a way to block real-world ads.
advertising  wired 
12 weeks ago by jorgebarba
Inside the Million-Dollar McLaren Senna Supercar | WIRED
With the Senna, the million-dollar base price buys you less not more. It’s stripped back, bereft of everything that adds weight. All that's left is a passenger cell, shrink wrapped in carbon fiber, with an enormous wing on the back.
mclaren  supercar  wired 
march 2018 by jorgebarba
The Subtle Nudges That Could Unhook Us From Our Phones | WIRED
As with so many things in life, the recipe for a healthy relationship with technology seems to boil down to a command of one's impulses. But how you use your phone, and the apps on it, is ultimately about decisions — and decisions hinge on more than self control.
Psychology  addiction  wired 
march 2018 by jorgebarba
Airlines Won’t Dare Use the Fastest Way to Board Planes | WIRED
Airlines Know the Fastest Way to Board Planes—But They Can't Dare Try It
transportation  travel  airlines  aviation  wired 
february 2018 by jorgebarba
Fighting Climate Change, and Building a World to Withstand It | WIRED
The past year was one of the worst on record for natural disasters. Blame greenhouse gases, and start planning for a hotter future.
climate  environment  wired 
january 2018 by jorgebarba
Selfie Factories: The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum | WIRED
How exhibitions well adapted to selfies on social media attract visitors to places like the Museum of Ice Cream
museums  design  art  instagram  wired 
october 2017 by jorgebarba
The Inside Story of the Great Silicon Heist | WIRED
The material powers solar panels and microchips. In Alabama, two thieves cashed in.
crime  wired 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
The New iPhone Is Defying History | WIRED
Is $1000 too much for a phone? Of course not. This is the device that is our 24/7 companion, the hub of virtually all our activities. But Apple should be careful: It could be bucking its own history.
Apple  iphone  Wired 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
This is how Netflix's top-secret recommendation system works | WIRED UK
Netflix splits viewers up into more than two thousands taste groups. Which one you’re in dictates the recommendations you get
netflix  wired 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Mercedes-Benz's $2.8 Million Project One Hypercar Gets Huge Power From a Tiny Engine | WIRED
Expectations are high for a car that will cost roughly $2.8 million (to start) and represents Mercedes-Benz’s bid to join the elite club of "hypercars."
supercar  design  automotive  wired 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Chill: Robots Won’t Take All Our Jobs | WIRED
Everyone thinks that automation will take away our jobs. The evidence disagrees.
robotics  robots  automation  economics  artificialintelligence  wired  work  futureofwork 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
The Nintendo Switch Is the Future of Gadget Design | WIRED
The Switch is the first gaming system that works anywhere and everywhere. But it also makes a strong case for modular gadgets — ones with malleable, changeable, hot-swappable parts that turn one thing into many things.
nintendo  gaming  design  wired 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Meet Alex, the Russian Casino Hacker Who Makes Millions Targeting Slot Machines | WIRED
How a Russian hacking team reverse-engineers slot machine pseudorandom generators, then sends agents to casinos to beat machine's odds, blackmail manufacturers
hacking  gambling  casinos  wired 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
How Apple Is Putting Voices in Users’ Heads—Literally | WIRED
How Apple developed new Bluetooth Low Energy Audio tech to stream audio directly from iOS devices to hearing aids and cochlear implants
Apple  iphone  Wired 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Artificial Intelligence at Salesforce: An Inside Look | WIRED
Inside Salesforce’s Quest to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Everyone
salesforce  artificialintelligence  Wired 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
We Can Make You Put Your Phone Down by WIRED
Notifications and how to kill them all, this week on the Gadget Lab Podcast.
distraction  attention  Psychology  Wired 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
The Tesla Model 3 Launches the Electric Vehicle Market | WIRED
If the Model 3 does well, it's a win for the electric vehicle market. And if the worst happens — say, a factory grinds to a halt and creates gigantic production delays — future EVs can coast off Tesla’s cultural cache.
tesla  transportation  futureoftransportation  energy  wired 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
How the Web Became Unreadable | WIRED
I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I’m suffering from design.
design  typography  Wired 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act | WIRED
Google Glass 2.0 is here, and it's found a home in an unexpected place: Factories.
Google  googleglass  Wired  Productivity 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
Instagram Unleashes a Smart Algorithm to Blast Away Nasty Comments | WIRED
How Instagram used DeepText, an AI-based system built at Facebook that mimics the way language works in our brains, to block offensive comments
instagram  facebook  socialmedia  artificialintelligence  moderation  wired 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
Amazon Expanded Its Empire—And Its Place in Society | WIRED
Amazon Expanded Its Empire — And Its Place In Society

What remains unclear is whether it is overall a force for good, or a destroyer of traditional retail that erodes jobs, ruins malls, and transforms a once-productive workforce into underemployed, couch-bound consumers.
amazon  wholefoods  shopping  wired 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
How Cars—and Drivers—Survive the Brutal 24 Hours of Le Mans Race | WIRED
Porsche’s winning LMP1 car in 2015 went through 25,923 gear changes, 5,000 pounds of wheels and tires, and 500 gallons of fuel. The number of things that can go wrong is staggering to comprehend.
lemans  motorsports  logistics  engineering  wired 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
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