Julian Assange Arrested, Mastering Jeopardy!, and More News

Julian Assange Arrested, Mastering Jeopardy!, and More News

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Julian Assange charged with computer hacking.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested today in London and faces hacking charges from the US government . The indictment, which was unsealed today, centers around an allegation that Assange promised to help then Army-private Chelsea Manning gain access to classified materials. This alleged offer opens Assange up to potential charges as a co-conspirator with Manning in the theft of classified Pentagon data.

Professional gambler breaks Jeopardy! record.

James Holzahauer won $110,914 on Tuesday's episode of Jeopardy!, the most a person has ever won in a single game in the show's history. How did he do it? Holzahauer, a professional gambler who bets on sports for a living, deployed some deep Jeopardy! game theory, specifically using a style of play known as the "Forrest Bounce," a technique where a player darts around the board—instead of methodically ticking off a single category—to catch opponents off guard.

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The Boston Marathon is one of the most prestigious running races—and also deceivingly slow . Research shows that elite runners add an average of 90 seconds to their overall pace; the average athletes who run other marathons to qualify for Boston often struggle to set a personal record. The Boston course is designed in such a way that it creates a lot of drag. Plus, there's always the variable weather to contend with.

WIRED Recommends: NordicTrack iFit Studio Cycle

Take a workout class...minus all the classmates. WIRED reviewed the NordicTrack's latest bike , which comes with on-demand workouts that play on the mounted 22-inch touchscreen and two rear speakers.

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