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What Happens When Algorithms Design a Concert Hall? The Stunning Elbphilharmonie

https://www.wired.com/2017/01/happens-algorithms-design-concert-hall-stunning-elbphilharmonie/?CNDID=49046367&CNDID=49046367&bxid=MjM5NjgxNjQ4MjY5S0&hasha=051456e5dd3dcc7e9dc3f0af5c58ce38&hashb=f25d57ca4e78eed3fd06146c3baa1f06f00d9d42&mbid=nl_122518_daily_list1_p2&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=WIRED%20NL%20122518%20(1)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nlHerzog and De Meuron’s new philharmonic in Hamburg, Germany is an impressive feat of technology.

17 Tech And Outdoors Deals, From Chargers To Hiking Boots

https://www.wired.com/story/best-weekend-tech-deals-pixel-3-powerbot-and-more/?CNDID=49046367&CNDID=49046367&bxid=MjM5NjgxNjQ4MjY5S0&hasha=051456e5dd3dcc7e9dc3f0af5c58ce38&hashb=f25d57ca4e78eed3fd06146c3baa1f06f00d9d42&mbid=nl_120818_gadgetlab_deals_list1_p1&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=Deals%20NL%20120818_Gadget%20Lab%20list%20(1)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nlHave you included anything for yourself in your holiday shopping? What about a pair of Bluetooth headphones or PS4 games?

Google’s Algorithm Isn’t Biased, It’s Just Not Human

https://www.wired.com/story/google-algorithm-conservatives-biased-its-just-not-human/?CNDID=49046367&CNDID=49046367&bxid=MjM5NjgxNjQ4MjY5S0&hasha=051456e5dd3dcc7e9dc3f0af5c58ce38&hashb=f25d57ca4e78eed3fd06146c3baa1f06f00d9d42&mbid=nl_121418_daily_list1_p4&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=WIRED%20NL%20121418%20(1)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nlExpanding the search algorithm beyond absolute areas like store hours, locations, and historical facts shifted a system designed to create order into chaos.

9 Gift Ideas For Cats And The People Who Love Them

https://www.wired.com/gallery/gift-ideas-for-cats/?CNDID=49046367&CNDID=49046367&bxid=MjM5NjgxNjQ4MjY5S0&hasha=051456e5dd3dcc7e9dc3f0af5c58ce38&hashb=f25d57ca4e78eed3fd06146c3baa1f06f00d9d42&mbid=nl_120818_gadgetlab_deals_list2_p2&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=Deals%20NL%20120818_Gadget%20Lab%20list%20(1)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nlTreat your own cat—or your cat-loving friend—with one of these presents. Then maybe take a nap?

A NEW GOOGLE+ BLUNDER EXPOSED DATA FROM 52.5 MILLION USERS

https://www.wired.com/story/google-plus-bug-52-million-users-data-exposed/?CNDID=49046367&CNDID=49046367&bxid=MjM5NjgxNjQ4MjY5S0&hasha=051456e5dd3dcc7e9dc3f0af5c58ce38&hashb=f25d57ca4e78eed3fd06146c3baa1f06f00d9d42&mbid=nl_121118_daily_list3_p5&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=WIRED%20NL%20121118%20(1)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nlA month after Google had already decided to shut down Google+, a new bug made its problems much, much worse.

When Empathy Leads to Burnout

When Empathy Leads to Burnout – Redefining Real Love – Medium

When Empathy Leads to Burnout – Redefining Real Love – Mediumhttps://medium.com/s/redefining-real-love/the-struggle-is-real-empathy-and-self-care-2086f1e64173As humans, we’re wired to feel emotions — our own, but also those of others. But too much empathy can cause us to burn out. The mechanism of compassion is different — it often motivates us to help. The neural circuits dictating empathy and compassion are different: The former increase painful emotions, while the latter are associated with positive feelings. The key to cultivating resilience — balancing empathy and compassion — begins with awareness.

Larry Page’s Flying Car Project Suddenly Seems Rather Real

https://www.wired.com/story/kitty-hawk-larry-page-flying-car-prototype/Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk has shown a vehicle that looks, well, real. The single-seat Flyer now looks like a glossy, professional, production-ready machine, a major upgrade over the slightly precarious prototype it showed last year. That first version had the pilot perched on what looked like a motorcycle seat, separated from eight spinning fans by a net. The whole thing resembled a flying trampoline, or, as we put it last June, something the Green Goblin would order from Skymall.

US Border Patrol Hasn’t Validated E-Passport Data For Years

https://www.wired.com/story/us-border-patrol-hasnt-validated-e-passport-data-for-years/For over a decade, US Customs and Border Protection has been unable to verify the cryptographic signatures on e-Passports, because they never installed the right software. A skilled hacker could alter the data on an e-Passport chip—like the name, photo, or expiration date—without fear that signature verification would alert a border agent to the changes. That could theoretically be enough to slip into countries that allow all-electronic border checks, or even to get past a border patrol agent into the US.

From Black Panther to X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

https://www.wired.com/story/most-anticipated-movies-2018/Between Spielbergian sci-fi and Marvel mega-crossovers 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for big movies.

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Early Man (February 16)


The latest from Aardman Animations is about, yes, early cavemen and their battle to save their way of life from an evil lord (voiced by Tom Hiddleston) and the inhabitants of nearby Bronze Age City. (Subtle, no?) There’s no Wallace or Gromit in sight, but you can expect lots of wry humor and great stop-motion animation.

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