Category : Wired News

What Sherlock'</em>s Text Messages Tell Us About Ourselves

Where did the floating text in the BBC’s Sherlock reboot come from — and what does it tell us about our love for social media and text messaging?

A Surefire Way to Stop Hoarding Photos on Your Phone

Everyone’s a photographer thanks to smartphones. Millions of photos of sunsets, lunches, friends, kids, cats (so many cats), and selfies are taken everyday. That’s great. But, you don’t have to — and shouldn’t — keep all those photos on your smartphone.

Game|Life Podcast: Why You Should Go Play Bravely Default</em> This Instant

WIRED editors discuss Nintendo’s plans to get its profits healthy again with a health and wellness based device, plus our impressions of Bravely Default.

How a New Russian Icebreaker Slices Sideways</em> Through Frozen Seas

The Baltika isn’t adrift?it’s breaking ice. Debuting in the Gulf of Finland in early 2014, the Russian-owned ship will be the first to travel sideways through the frozen stuff. Here’s how it works.

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How Does NASA Test a Martian Parachute? With a Rocket Sled

Watch the video above to see NASA engineers use a rocket sled to test an enormous supersonic parachute that could one day land spacecraft on Mars. Oh yeah, did we mention that NASA has a rocket sled?

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This Week's Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible

This week’s rumors point to future pressure-sensitive touchscreens and hint that Apple TV is finally about to become more than a “hobby.”

Vulcan's View 15: Amazing Shots of Volcanoes Seen From Space

Some volcanoes look even better from space.

Congrats, Millennials. Now It's Your Turn to Be Vilified

A typical headline in The Washington Post snarled, “Grow Up, Crybabies.” Now, I’m 45 years old, which places me right in the middle of Generation X. I remember reading these sneering op-ed pieces all the time. But then something funny happened. Gen X punditry died?very suddenly.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.wired.com/c/35185/f/661370/s/3692ebdf/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'

This Phone Charger Uses Crystal Orbs to Focus the Sun's Rays

The theory underlying RawLemon’s work is that gleaming crystal globes can concentrate diffused sunlight.

Driverless Trucks Will Keep Army Safe From IEDs

U.S. Army convoys will soon be able to roll into even the roughest of unfriendly foreign urban areas and combat zones without the worry of loss of life, thanks to new technology that will make large vehicles fully autonomous.