Robot Coffee Tastes Great, But at What Cost? (About $5)

Robot Coffee Tastes Great, But at What Cost? (About $5)

If you have the app and you know your partner’s going to be passing a Coffee Haus, you can buy them a coffee, and the robot will text them.

A Rocket-Catchin' Copter, a Radioactive Russian Cloud, and More News

A Rocket-Catchin' Copter, a Radioactive Russian Cloud, and More News

Rocket Lab. A helicopter may soon catch a rocket, a radioactive cloud from 2017 has been pinned to Russia, and porn made a surprise appearance on a livestream. Rocket Lab. A strange radioactive cloud likely came from Russia.

A Night With the Platypus Scientist

A Night With the Platypus Scientist

“Platypus travel quite a few kilometers in a night, so you don’t want the net sites too close together,” says Brunt. Brunt tells us that very little research has been done on platypus in Queensland, which means conservationists don’t have the data they need.

The Surprisingly Cozy Truths of Sleeping in Space

The Surprisingly Cozy Truths of Sleeping in Space

It’s a far cry from the spacious beds we have on Earth, but it’s still better than the shared sleeping compartment on the space shuttle, which Mike Massimino , a former NASA astronaut, describes as “a big slumber party.” The trick, Massimino says, was to remember to strap your sleeping bag to the wall so your body wouldn’t drift around during the night.

The Best Things at Comic-Con Aren't at Comic-Con

The Best Things at Comic-Con Aren't at Comic-Con

Thursday morning, as the con opened with its first big Hall H panel, Comic-Con programming director Eddie Ibrahim took to the podium to give his usual address to the crowd.

Hollywood Tried to Save America with a Live Reading of the Mueller Report

Hollywood Tried to Save America with a Live Reading of the Mueller Report

The movie stars gathered at the Riverside Church in New York to read an adaptation of special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Trump's possible obstruction of that investigation written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Shenkkan.

Space X's Launch Tonight, An Illegal Airbnb Empire, and More News

Space X's Launch Tonight, An Illegal Airbnb Empire, and More News

Space X's Launch Tonight, An Illegal Airbnb Empire, and More News. SpaceX is taking on its most complicated mission yet; an illegal Airbnb ring has been unearthed in New York City; and WIRED wants to free you from streaming subscription hell.

Stunning Photographs Created With a Flashlight Lightsaber

Stunning Photographs Created With a Flashlight Lightsaber

But it was also on Flickr that Smith discovered the then-small community of "light painters"—photographers who shoot at night, using colored light sources and long exposures to create intricately composed images.

The Oddball Delights of Los Espookys

The Oddball Delights of Los Espookys

Los Espookys is a Spanish-language series focused on a quartet of self-described "horror technicians" who live in an unnamed Latin American country. Equally outfitted by four eccentrics, Los Espookys is led by the goth-loving Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco in an ace performance), who wears all-black ensembles and speaks with a warm rasp.

The Case Against Watching the Rest of Game of Thrones

The Case Against Watching the Rest of Game of Thrones

Fans have been waiting years for the living to confront the Night King on Game of Thrones . All along, Martin's series The Song of Ice and Fire , on which the show is based, has driven home the point that the battle for the Iron Throne is a game.

Game of Thrones Recap: The Problem With Prophecies

Game of Thrones Recap: The Problem With Prophecies

Sure, we can go back through the legend and connect Arya to passages about smoke and salt and blood, but does that mean a prophecy has been fulfilled or just that we've skillfully reimagined the outcome to line up with the story we expected to hear.

The Battle of Winterfell: A Tactical Analysis

The Battle of Winterfell: A Tactical Analysis

Nor do they attempt to initiate first strike capabilities against the forces of the Night King. With the Night King grounded, Daenerys rightly attempts a close air support strike against him.

Avengers: Endgame Broke Nearly Every Box Office Record

Avengers: Endgame Broke Nearly Every Box Office Record

As expected, Marvel's latest movie broke nearly every box office record imaginable this past weekend, bringing in some $350 in North America and $1.2 billion total worldwide. According to Twitter, approximately 7.8 million tweets sent about last night's Battle of Winterfell episode of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones Recap: That's What Death Is

Game of Thrones Recap: That's What Death Is

As you do when you are making merry because tomorrow you may die, they also spend some time talking about death, the only word Gendry can come with to describe the White Walkers and their army.

Last Night's Game of Thrones Leaked Early Online

Last Night's Game of Thrones Leaked Early Online

Spring has sprung, dear reader, and we have a lot to share with you, including news about last night's Game of Thrones , Kanye West's appearance at Coachella, and this weekend's boring box office.

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You

After Walker’s talk, he was mobbed by acolytes in the conference center desperate to tell him how much his book—which covers the same topic as his TED talk—changed their lives, how they’d given up caffeine and alcohol and stopped feeling bad for leaving parties early to get sleep or refusing to look at work emails in bed.

Game of Thrones Breaks Viewership Records

Game of Thrones Breaks Viewership Records

Speaking of things Jon Snow knows, Kit Harington doesn't know how to GAF about what critics write about the Game of Thrones' final season. Mark Hamill Knows Disney Can't Fire Him. Turns out, Kit Harington isn't the only one speaking his mind lately.

The Stunning Loneliness of Megacities at Night

The Stunning Loneliness of Megacities at Night

Roufanis, who earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering, came to believe that the way large metropolises like London are designed is partly responsible for why people feel so lonely in them.

Samsung's Foldable Phone, A Microsoft Email Hack, And More News

Samsung's Foldable Phone, A Microsoft Email Hack, And More News

Foldable Phones Are Here, Microsoft Emails Got Hacked, and More News. They got in with stolen customer-support credentials, giving them access to things like email addresses in messages, message subject lines, and in some cases, the messages themselves.

Facebook Exposed Data Again, but This Viral Cat Can Save Lives

Facebook Exposed Data Again, but This Viral Cat Can Save Lives

Facebook Exposed Data Again, but This Viral Cat Can Save Lives. Tech news you can use, in two minutes or less: Facebook exposed your personal data ... Researchers discovered that data from hundreds of millions of Facebook users was left unprotected once again, this time on Amazon's servers.

From 'Us' to 'The Favourite,' Rabbits Are Now Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures

From 'Us' to 'The Favourite,' Rabbits Are Now Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures

That post, written by Kathy Benjamin for the pop culture and politics website Pajiba, suggested that screenwriters behind films like Night of the Lepus and Donnie Darko were, consciously and unconsciously, taking a stand against "Big Cuteness" by exposing rabbits for their true nature.

Twitter Goes Dark. Or at Least the App Interface Does

Twitter Goes Dark. Or at Least the App Interface Does

The social media platform is rolling out a new version of Dark Mode, the color palette for its interface designed to relieve your eye strain by replacing the bright white background with a darkened one.

The Comedian With the Best Trump Impression? None of Them

The Comedian With the Best Trump Impression? None of Them

In the latest episode of WIRED's Technique Critique series, dialect coach Erik Singer analyzed a series of actors portraying US presidents and zeroed in on three comedians—Jimmy Fallon, Taran Killam, and Darrell Hammond— who have taken on Trump.

The Mueller Report Is Here, Apple's Big Event, and More News

The Mueller Report Is Here, Apple's Big Event, and More News

The Mueller Report Is Here, Apple's Big Event, and More News. Getting a good night's sleep is the latest hot trend, and of course there are gadgets for that .

Having Sleep Troubles? There's a Gadget for That

Having Sleep Troubles? There's a Gadget for That

Matteo Franceschetti began optimizing his life long before he started a tech company dedicated to sleep: heart rate monitored on an Apple Watch , a ketogenic diet, Peloton exercise bikes —one at home, one in the office.

How to Watch Tesla’s Model Y Reveal Tonight

How to Watch Tesla’s Model Y Reveal Tonight

How to Watch Tesla’s Model Y Reveal Tonight The Model Y reveal is scheduled to start at 8pm Pacific Time tonight, though Elon Musk has a habit of kicking things off a bit late.

'American Gods'' Biggest Battle Is Its Own Reincarnation

'American Gods'' Biggest Battle Is Its Own Reincarnation

The opening sequence, which traffics in the same saturated colors and low-angle distortions of episodes past, wastes little time in establishing the new gods' game plan: Mister World (Crispin Glover) tells Technical Boy (Bruce Langley) to find Media, his "best salesman" in recruiting firepower against Wednesday (Ian McShane), Shadow's benefactor.

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Might Be Funny

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Might Be Funny

Netflix In case you haven't heard, a primer: Last week, spread that legendary director Steven Spielberg is planning to propose a change in the rules of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that would stop films that debut on streaming services, or that have limited theatrical runs, from awards contention.

'Black Panther' Won Three Oscars—and Made History

'Black Panther' Won Three Oscars—and Made History

Ruth Carter won for Best Costume Design, becoming the first African-American woman to win in the category. Carrie Fisher Probably Didn't Want That Dedication The biggest shock of last night's Oscars telecast came at the end, when Green Book overcame many controversies to win Best Picture.

Desus & Mero Is the Future of Late-Night TV

Desus & Mero Is the Future of Late-Night TV

Which is why when the Showtime-branded Desus & Mero premiered last night—as the inaugural late-night endeavor for the premium cable channel, mind you—it did so amid a climate where the evening gabfest model has never felt more in flux, uncertain, or out of place.

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