Category : Wired News

Hangouts Feature Emerges as a Big Bright Spot for Google+

In many ways, Google+ is still struggling to define itself. But there’s been one clear success story inside the Google social network: Video “Hangouts,” which have proven popular in group communications, from academia to large corporations to startups.

In Tomorrow's Wars, Battles Will Be Fought With a 3-D Printer

Printable drones, limbs and ammunition. It’s a far-out vision, but more and more military officers are starting to think that future troops will rely on 3-D printers to manufacture the tools of war.

Specialized Aims to Make Bicycling Less of a Drag With New Wind Tunnel

For years, bicycle makers have squeezed more speed and efficiency out of their products by shaving weight to the minimums set by cycling’s ruling bodies. But to really improve a bike, whether it’s for riding in the peloton or the park, you have to reduce aerodynamic drag.

Charted: Extraterrestrial Driving Records

NASA has just released this cute chart depicting the various distances traveled by wheeled machines on other worlds.

Terrorist Entered Witness Protection, Then Fled the United States

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog found “significant problems” in how the feds handle terrorists who snitch and get new identities. They can evade no-fly lists. Some actually have.