Disney’s New Lion King Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema

For the 26 million people who watched Friends in the mid-’9 0s, Jon Favreau was Pete Becker. Not the sun filmmaker who would conclude Elf a holiday classic; or who’d launch the Marvel juggernaut by directing Iron Man; or who’d…

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Tech That Connects Usand Makes Us Better Humans

Much of what we hear about technology these days is a stark, dystopian recitation of what tech done in order to us: We have become addicted to our screens; our every move is being watched, overheard, recorded, predicted; and badmouth…

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Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry

Stefan Dinse/ EyeEm/ Getty Images( masses ) And hitherto I still adoration the large-hearted T, by which I intend either “technology” or “trillions of dollars.” Why wouldn’t I? I came to New York City at the age of 21, in…

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Move Over, San Andreas: Theres an Ominous New Fault in Town

In the 1990 s, Nevada received funding from the US Department of Energy to install an abnormally thick-witted structure of standards in the southwest part of the state. This was not because the feds were worried about the overnight severance…

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15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

Nicholas Thompson Inside the Two Times That Tottered Facebook–and the World Andy Greenberg Facebook Let Dozens of Cybercrime Groups Operate in Plain Sight Fred Vogelstein Facebook’s Sloppy Data-Sharing Deals Might Be Criminal It was, in some modes, an old story….

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385 Feet of Crazy: The Most Audacious Flying Machine Ever

Paul Allen, the billionaire fund Stratolaunch, has been mesmerized with space travel since infancy. “When you see that beings aircraft, it’s a bit nutty, ” he says. But his purpose is more practical: vie in the private gap business. Rutan…

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The Ultra-Pure, Super-Secret Sand That Makes Your Phone Possible

Penguin Random House The wooded elevations surrounding it, though, are rich in a variety of worthwhile stones, some valued for their industrial uses, some for their unadulterated prettiness. But it’s the mineral in Glover’s bag–snowy white particles, soft as powdered…

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Captive Audience: How Companies Make Millions Charging Prisoners to Send An Email

Last July, as she has for the past 10 times, Dianne Jones devoted 45 times on a town bus heading to the local WalMart. There, under fluorescent lights, she searched sequences of brightly colored birthday placards to pick out the…

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Inside the 23-Dimensional World of Your Cars Paint Job

Adalberto Gonzalez may well be one of best available painters of cars in Northern California. He doesn’t work in the eye-popping sparkle-and-shine mode of Cali low-rider culture, and he only rarely experiences himself refinishing an Italian exotic. Gonzalez, who goes…

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The Political Education of Silicon Valley

“Confusion reigns in the government arena. Old labels no longer fit, and the citizenry seems torn between competing hungers for saviors and scapegoats.” So embarked a 1995 floor in WIRED on the position of digital-age politics. Electoral hubbub then amounted…

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