science
How Teeth Whitening Strips Attack Stains Like Tiny Spaceships

Turns out, there's a lot of powerful chemistry inside each one of those whitening strips. From floor cleaner to diaper absorbent, it's stuff you wouldn't generally think to put in your mouth. But mixed properly, and applied in the privacy of your own bathroom, the stuff works its magic, without having to sit through your dentist's annoying metal-on-tooth scraping. Read More >>

health
Inside the Push to Wipe Out Polio From the Furthest Corners of Earth

If you live in North America or Europe, you don't worry much about polio. Thanks to vaccination, this terrible, paralysing disease has been eradicated in the first world. But far from these places, the poliomyelitis virus still lives. Wired accompanied the teams who hope to wipe out polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The story is compelling. Read More >>

internet
How Digg Raced to Make the Google Reader Replacement You'll Want

With Google Reader about to meet its maker, Digg decided to make the ultimate replacement. That was two months ago — and Wired has the inside track of exactly how the project has come together since then. Read More >>

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Xbox One Controller is Wired, Wireless, Never Turns Off and Kinect Can See it

As well as clarifying its next-generation software systems and always-on requirement, Microsoft's also taken time to give us a more thorough look at its Xbox One controller. There's only one version, and you can ditch the batteries completely if you can find a USB cable long enough to plug it in with. Read More >>

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Larry Page: 'We're Crazy, I Know It, and I Like It'

Ten per cent better doesn't cut it for Larry Page. Neither does 50, 100, or 500. In an era of modest revision, the Google co-founder expects his company's products to outperform the status quo by no less than 10x. Because how else are you going to change the world? Read More >>

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