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“I just came across this email,” began the message, a long overdue reply. But I knew the sender was lying. He’d opened my email nearly six months ago. On a Mac. In Palo Alto. At night. I knew this because I was running the email tracking service Streak, which notified me as soon as my …

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My daily coffee routine goes something like this: I arrive at the office, drop my bag next to my desk, grab my mug, and head to the kitchen. I fill it to the brim with the delicious Stumptown brews WIRED provides and bring it back to my desk. Then begins a careful countdown: I have …

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Crafting and sending an email to a friend is one of the most intimate acts you can perform on the internet. Receiving a written missive, especially from somebody you haven’t heard from in a while, is just as warming. There’s so much joy wrapped up in good old electronic mail, the medium can’t be dragged …

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A hat made from Rambouillet wool is a perfectly nice hat. The fiber, shorn from a Rambouillet sheep, is fine and soft. Not at all scratchy. “They call it the American merino,” says Dan Widmaier, the founder of Bolt Threads, a biotech company that grows synthetic spider silk from yeast. Earlier this year, Bolt bought …

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Tabb Firchau thinks a lot about the future of cinema. He’s the president of Freefly Systems, a company that makes high-end camera gear like $20,000 gimbals and $17,000 drones for Hollywood movies and shows. The company’s creations help professional filmmakers get sweeping aerial footage they can’t capture with a standard camera rig, but those high …

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There was a time when every gadget did something completely different. Your phone was fast and lasted three days in your pocket, but it could only do a few things. Your computer was massively capable, but so big you couldn’t lug it anywhere. Everything had a purpose, and they rarely overlapped. But now? Now it’s …

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The China trip was only supposed to last 10 days. For Konstantinos Karatsevidis, the 23-year-old CEO of a new gadget maker called Eve, it was just a quick check-in to make sure production was rolling smoothly on his latest product. Karatsevidis and the rest of the nine-person Eve team have spent the last few years …

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The rules of Tinder are pretty simple: You swipe right, or you swipe left. You like someone’s profile (right), or you don’t (left). Occasionally, you might send a Super Like—the digital version of showing up at someone’s doorstep, bouquet of flowers in hand, blasting “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer out of a boombox—but …

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We welcome a special guest to the show this week: Mozilla’s VP of product for the Firefox browser, Nick Nguyen. Nick is the leader of the team that just released Firefox Quantum, a lighter and more efficient version of the Firefox browser. It’s been making waves as the first serious competitor to Chrome that’s come …

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This is a perfect time of year to upgrade your dirty old white Apple earbuds to just about anything else. Want to finally get the Sonos system you’ve been dreaming of? It’s on sale. From Bose to Beats, here are the best audio and headphone deals we’ve found for Cyber Monday. (Be sure to also …

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