Dive into the Mind-Boggling Math of Tessellating Pentagons

Children’s blocks lie scattered on the floor. You start playing with them—squares, rectangles, triangles and hexagons—moving them around, flipping them over, seeing how they fit together. You feel a primal satisfaction from arranging these shapes into a perfect pattern, an experience you’ve probably enjoyed many times. But of all the …

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The Most-read WIRED Business Stories of 2017

Looking back at the year’s most-read WIRED business stories, one theme clearly emerges: people are very concerned with the future of work. Will the robot revolution will eradicate positions? (It’s more complicated than that.) What are the right skills for future-proofing ourselves? (Learn code.) Could implementing a universal basic income …

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Garmin's new Vivofit 4 tracker still uses coin cell batteries

Garmin is still making lightweight activity trackers, ones that appeal more to the step-counting crowd than the mountain-climbing kind. The company just announced its new Vivofit 4 yesterday, which sounds pretty similar to the Vivofit 3. The Vivofit 4 has a coin cell battery, like prior models, which means it …

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Instagram is now adding recommended posts into your feed

Instagram’s new “recommended for you” section is now rolling out to all users, according to a report from TechCrunch, which notes that the company has also added a new section to its help site documenting the recommendation feature. Last week, Instagram confirmed to The Verge that it was testing the …

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Huawei’s Mate 10 will reportedly come to AT&T in February

The world’s third-largest smartphone brand remains relatively unknown in the United States, but next year, that could start to change. According to The Information, Chinese smartphone giant Huawei hopes to make a big splash in the US in 2018 by debuting a flagship phone on AT&T. It would mark the …

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