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The world has had no shortage of iconic team-ups: Lafayette and the early American revolutionaries. The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. Doritos and Taco Bell. Add to that list Sonos and Ikea, who Monday debuted Symfonisk, their collaborative line of speakers. One of which is also a lamp. That Ikea and Sonos teamed up on …

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Running may be one of the most accessible forms of exercise on the planet, but it’s not the only one. Maybe you’re a spin class junkie. Maybe you go in for metabolic conditioning, like Crossfit or high-intensity interval training. For those and other activities, I love the Merino 10. The Ultra Light variety feels great …

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A few months shy of his high school graduation, Kal Turnbull came to a realization: Conversations on the internet are broken. The Scottish teenager had been looking for an online community for friendly debate, a forum whose participants would crack open his mind and fill it with the kinds of perspectives he didn’t get growing …

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This week, we’re joined by a special guest: freelance war correspondent Kenneth R. Rosen. Ken is working on a series of stories for WIRED about the reconstruction efforts in Syria. The first of Ken’s stories, “The Body Pullers of Syria,” was published on WIRED earlier this week. We talk to Ken about how he does …

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To most people, a yo-yo is just a toy. But to Gentry Stein, the whirling bundle of string, plastic, and precision ball-bearings can become much more in the right hands. “It is a simple toy,” he admits, but “as the design of yo-yo’s has changed, it’s become a lot easier to do tricks with them, …

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We’re big fans of Apple’s iPad line. We can debate about iPhone versus Android phones all day, but iPads rule the tablet world. They’re speedy, they have higher-quality apps than competitors, and the hardware lasts for years. Today, they’re also on sale. Apple doesn’t run discounted sales on its own website, but since it began …

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Tech news you can use, in two minutes or less: Lego’s changing the game, again Lego has introduced a new coding and robotics set called “Spike Prime” that will help kids gain valuable confidence in team building, STEM skills, and the power of persistence. The sets come with lesson plans for teachers, and kids can …

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Memories of middle school likely conjure up all sorts of thoughts and emotions. “Productive STEM learning” is probably low on the list. But on Tuesday, Lego is introducing a new coding and robotics set called Spike Prime that it hopes will break through with a notoriously distracted audience. Lego has already dabbled in this world …

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Wirefree earbuds have been stuck in a rut for a few years now. They’re a wonderfully wubbulous thneed of an idea on paper—a Thneed, of course, is A-Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need. Who wouldn’t want buds that wirelessly connect to your phone and each other? But so far, manufacturers pushing the concept have overpromised and underdelivered. Apple’s AirPods are …

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Every time I slip on a rain jacket, I give thanks that we no longer have to wrap ourselves in smelly seal skin or bulky rubber slickers to stay dry. Advances in weatherproof textiles and apparel design mean that rain jackets today are more comfortable and watertight than ever before. But depending on the climate …

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