A Smaller iPhone? We Dig It (And You Might Too)

It is exceedingly likely that on Monday, Apple will announce a new, smaller iPhone. There are rumors about specs, style, and pricing, but who cares! We’ll know those details for sure soon enough. The relate only question that really matters is: After years of upsizing, what happens when smartphones try …

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The Walking Dead Creator’s New Show Is a Bloody, Brutal Ride

First, it was zombies. Now, demonic possession. Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comics behind AMC’s zombie smash The Walking Dead, is taking another swing (stab?) at television horror this summer with Outcast. And, by the looks of it, his new show will be just as brutal as its predecessor—in …

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Watch a NASA Astronaut Head to the ISS on a Record-Breaking Mission

Today NASA astronaut Jeff Williams will board a spacecraft headed to the International Space Station. He’ll be joined by Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka, and together the crew will replace the group that came back to Earth just two weeks ago. That trio included Sergey Volkov, along with year-in-space participants Scott Kelly …

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The Psychology Behind the Violence at Trump Rallies

In the late 19th century, French psychologist slash physicist slash anthropologist Gustave LeBon came up with the idea that being part of a crowd turned normal people into barbarians. LeBon believed civilized men (for the most part) lost their will, control, and ability to reason when they became part of …

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Long Before the Apple-FBI Battle, Lavabit Sounded a Warning

Ladar Levison. Brandon Thibodeaux for WIRED Three years ago, Ladar Levison, the founder of the now-defunct secure email service known as Lavabit, was in the same position Apple finds itself today: facing off against a formidable government foe with unlimited resources and an aggressive determination to break his tech company’s …

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Want to Save the Comments From Trolls? Do It Yourself

Comments sections are an endangered species. It seems like not a month goes by that some media company decides to drop its comments section. And it’s not just old stodgy media companies like Reuters and CNN—startups like Mic and Daily Dot have decided to ditch comments too. The reasons are …

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