You need speakers for the soundtrack of your life. A sound system that moves from room to room seamlessly, shifting tracks, and keeping up with your day. See what Sonos wireless speakers and audio components could do for your home. Take a virtual tour at the WIRED Store with a virtual reality headset that lets you “walk” from room to room, listening to the Sonos difference. Get to know Sonos in the store and online at https://www.facebook.com/sonos.
It’s more accurate than a horoscope, more fun than a personality quiz, and easier than an IQ test. Head over to the WIRED Store to find a Moto X to match. Simply step up to the Moto Match booth and have your picture taken. We’ll automatically suggest a Moto X to match your style or you can customize your own from over 2,000 design possibilities.
Tweet us your match @WIREDInsider and join other Moto X fans on Facebook.
Watch this video. In it, some grizzled old dudes read out loud the YouTube comments left by two brilliant teens arguing about something called “The Bieber” and a “One Direction.” I could do some Google research but I’m going to assume, given the way the comments are super hurtful, that “The Bieber” is some kind of religion or deep personal philosophy. No one would say such terrible things about another living human being unless it was about the very essence of life itself.
Just did the Google search. I am disappointed. Watch the video anyways.
Part of what makes gaming so addictive is the sense of limitless adventure and options, just when you think you’ve reached the end of one world, you enter into a whole new galaxy. There’s always another level, another place to explore, another character to discover. OUYA is that, in console form.
This innovative microconsole featuring open-source, Android-based design is big news in the gaming industry. It’s fast, sleek, easy to use, and all about keeping gamers on the cutting-edge. Whether it’s a new release from an award-winning developer or an up-and-comer, OUYA offers every genre out there, from shooters and action adventures to RPGs and puzzles.
Experience the OUYA firsthand at the WIRED Store now and “like” it now on Facebook.
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As Twitter moved closer and closer to its big IPO announcement this summer, it made no secret that a big part of its business strategy would focus on TV. What you may not know is that some of those features are already alive and kicking in your stream right now.
A couple of weeks ago Kat Robichaud became the first reality star to be saved by Twitter voters in real time. Twitter’s Instant Save is a five minute voting window that allows users to tweet a contestant’s name with the #VoiceSave hashtag in order to save them from elimination.
Xfinity cable subscribers can even control their set-top boxes now through Twitter. The new SEEiT button in Twitter will allow viewers to set a DVR reminder or even tune directly into a show on their TV or even on their smartphone when available.
How long before we can tweet the winner for the Best Picture Oscar?
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If you’ve ever crossed multiple time zones—say for a key meeting in Tokyo or an adventure in Sydney— then you might have experienced jet-lag. Adjusting to local time is rarely as simple as adjusting your watch—until now. Delta has developed a remedy for jet-lag that adjusts your body’s clock with science. Showcased earlier this year for TED’s globe-trotting innovators, the Photon Shower is based on research by Oxford neuroscience professor Russell Foster.
The Photon Shower works by altering natural circadian rhythms to help travelers recover from jet-lag more quickly. It triggers a newly discovered photoreceptor in the eye, which when introduced to a spectrum-specific dose of light for a set period of time resets the body’s internal clock. The Photon Shower uses a unique algorithm to analyze how much light to use based on departure point and length of travel. This then determines whether it’s winding the body clock forward or backward—just like your watch. Delta is helping support better sleep and comfort onboard with more lie flat seats, Westin Heavenly Bedding, Tumi amenity kits and more. Check it out at the WIRED Store and find more reasons to “like” Delta on Facebook.
People tend to forget that, underneath the sleek scratch resistant glass, artfully crafted microchips, and nebulous cloud computers, our technology is run by people. People with agendas. And that means often our favorite social media platforms don’t play nice with each other.
Facebook and Vine
Facebook doesn’t integrate with Vine. In fact, Facebook doesn’t support GIFs at all. Which is a shame. Funny cat GIFs are better than funny cat pics.
Instagram and Twitter
This is probably the most annoying and juvenile instance of platforms not playing together. Rather than show a nice Instagram pic right on your Twitter feed, you’re forced to open the Instagram pic on Instagram, or a browser. The real loser here: user experience.
Google Plus and Anything Else
Seriously, Google, your Plus platform has lots of potential but doesn’t play well with others.
OK, you got to love a brand that has a palindrome for a Twitter handle (see: @ASUSUSA), but that’s not the only reason the WIRED Store is amped to have ASUS onboard as a sponsor of this year’s event. While award-winning motherboards and best-selling netbooks are all good news for technophiles, it gets better. ASUS also offers some groundbreaking Ultrabooks and super-competitive desktops (like the sexy G10AC at the WIRED Store).
Head down to the WIRED Store to put the ZENBOOK UX301 to the test: Try out the awesome HD touchscreen with 2560x1440 resolution and the super-rad all-flash SATA III SSD optimally configured in RAID 0 for fast performance. But the real challenge? Try scratching the first Ultrabook™ protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Watch the vid here.
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There’s fewer and fewer places where you can escape technology. Coverage maps are getting more filled in. Wireless towers are behind every boulder and atop every vista. So maybe it’s time to embrace technology even as we escape into the wilderness.
Yonder is an outdoors app about getting away, and telling all of your best pals about it. The app allows you to tap into a community of outdoor adventurers—from experienced survivor to novice picnicker—that share tips, pics, and details of outdoor spots near you. Find out about a cool trail, surf spot, or overlook right from your device.
Read more about it via Cool Hunting. I’ll see you (and your phone) on the mountain.
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With toys like Goldiblox and Barbies like this, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that four-year-olds can learn how to program like a pro.
Primo is a play set that uses shapes and colors to teach young kids programming logic-–even the ones who can’t read yet. Primo is made up of a friendly robot, a programming interface, and a set of instruction blocks. The robot will execute whatever sequence the child inputs into the instruction queue. Kids can play just for fun or they can try to get the robot – Cubetto – to this destination by laying down the correct code.
Read more about the open-source concept on the Arduino blog.