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Lucas, Spielberg, Abrams grace Wired cover to honor ILM at 40

Noted filmmakers pose with memorable movie characters like Yoda, E.T. and the Hulk on Wired's June cover to honor George Lucas' movie effects studio Industrial Light & Magic.

By May 19, 2015


​With an infrared rainbow, IBM optical chip outpaces copper wires

Big Blue's researchers have demonstrated fiber-optic technology that could help computers break through today's speed limits by transferring data faster.

By May 12, 2015


SnapPower USB electrical outlet coverplate requires no wiring

The SnapPower Charger USB-equipped coverplate requires absolutely no electrical skill to install and still leaves your regular plugs open for use.

By March 31, 2015


The Wire in remastered HD coming to HBO Go and iTunes

After an absence of six years, crime series "The Wire" will appear on US screens of all kinds from December 2014 in remastered 1080p.

By December 2, 2014


Let there be lights! (smart lights, that is)

Automated lighting makes a lot of sense for the modern, connected living space. Here's what we chose for the CNET Smart Home.

By September 29, 2015


"Does it feel hot in here?" The time we set the Smart Home to 105 degrees

We installed two new Nest Learning Thermostats at the CNET Smart Home and learned a lot along the way.

By October 8, 2015


How Apple's embrace of the new USB points to world without wires

Apple's reliance on a single, more powerful version of the USB port in its new MacBook might alienate customers today, but analysts say the company is leading the way to future PC design.

By March 11, 2015


Fund this: A Bluetooth adapter for your favorite wired mouse or keyboard

Before you spend money on a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard, why not recycle your existing gear with this handy adapter?

By February 5, 2015


Intel says it's time for work without wires

The leading maker of PC chips says its new Core vPro processor is now available and offers speedier performance, longer battery life and the need for fewer cords.

By January 29, 2015


Smart bulbs vs. smart switches: The pros and cons of connected lighting

Thinking about automating your home's lighting? There are a lot of ways to do it -- here's how to pick what's best for you.

By September 22, 2015