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Super Bowl Ads Suck Up to the Internet With Memes Aplenty

With every passing year, our discussion of Super Bowl ads takes place online — and advertisers are trying to capitalize on that.

This Week in Photography: Upheaval in Ukraine, New Hasselblad Camera, and a Fired AP Photog

Why hello beautiful reader, your fine taste in media is about to pay dividends. Every week you place your eyes in our hands and we take the responsibility seriously, collecting only the finest photo stories for your perusal. So without further ado here’s your prime cut of photo news and

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.

This Is What a Computer Sees When It Watches The Matrix</em>

The computer’s eyes, perhaps even better than our own, register the broad shifts in cinema.