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How Netflix Plans To Convert The Whole World To Binge-Watching

With an expansion early this year, Netflix now reaches basically anyone with an internet connection. Keeping its service running smoothly and efficiently with that many customers is a tall order, so Wired took a look and the hardware and software keeping our binge watching ticking.


There Are Still 4,000 Cold War Nuclear Test Films That Remain Classified

Sarah Zhang has a fascinating post over at Wired about the systematic study of Cold War-era nuclear test films that’s currently being undertaken by nuclear physicist Gregg Spriggs. One of the most interesting elements to the story is the fact that of the 7000 films discovered so far, 4000 are still classified.


5 Domain Name Battles Of The Early Web

At the dawn of the world wide web, early adopters were scooping up domain names like crazy. This led to quite a few battles over everything from MTV.com to McDonalds.com.


Snowden: The Worst NSA Revelations Are Yet To Come

Just when you thought Edward Snowden was finally finished trying to convince you that he’s a great American, the exiled whistleblower gave an unprecedented interview to Wired magazine. It wasn’t just any writer asking the questions either. Snowden sat down for three days with James Bamford, the other NSA whistleblower.


Virtual Reality Was In, Sony Was Out: Trends From USA Today In 1995

Remember 1995? Yeah, me neither. But to refresh our memories, we’ve got an "In and Out" list from the December 20, 1995 edition of USA Today. This strange artifact (found in the University of California-San Francisco tobacco document archives) gives a peek at how mainstream America was thinking about shifting trends in media, technology and, I guess, Mexican food in the mid-1990s.


Inside The Push To Wipe Out Polio From The Furthest Corners Of Earth

In Australia, North America and Europe, we don’t worry much about polio. Vaccination has eradicated this terrible, paralysing disease in the developed world. But, far away, the poliomyelitis virus still thrives. Wired accompanied the teams that hope to wipe out polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The story is compelling.


This Glowing Train Brings Art, Music And Yurts

The best music and art festival of 2013 isn’t happening in a park or on a boat. It’s taking place on a moving train. Profiled in Wired‘s forthcoming Design Issue, artist Doug Aitken is packing a slew of artists and bands onto a train, crossing from New York to San Francisco over the course of 10 days in September.


Google's New Head Of Android On The Future Of The OS

When Google’s Andy Rubin stepped down as head of Android earlier this year, Sundar Pichai took over his duties. Now, ahead of Google’s I/O conference, he’s spoken to WIRED — and spilled the beans on what the future holds for Android.


Scott Dadich Is Wired's New Editor-In-Chief

After Chris Anderson’s departure as Editor-In-Chief of Wired after a 10 year run, rumours were swirling about who might be next to take the helm. Now, it’s been announced that the next man for the job is former Wired creative director Scott Dadich.


Sources: WIRED Will Announce A New Editor-In-Chief Tomorrow

According to sources close to Condé Nast, WIRED will announce its new editor-in-chief tomorrow. The nearly 20-year-old tech magazine, which was run by Chris Andersen for the past 10 years, will have a new boss very, very soon.


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