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WIRED Jan-16

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bright ideas for 2016

Wander around WIRED’s San Francisco headquarters on any given day and you’re likely to encounter quite a zoo: hoverboard-riding video shooters dodging begoggled editors who are testing beta VR hardware; one of our favorite TV makers coming in for a meeting; security writers debating the latest cyberwar skirmish around the corner from a conference call with the founder of the Valley’s latest unicorn company; and dogs (10 of them, by my count).¶ But this time of year, the always lively view from my desk takes on an especially electric feel as we train our focus on a new horizon. So to give you a sense of what we’re gearing up to cover in 2016, I tapped the hive mind of writers and editors and pulled together a list of the…

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the network

WIRED Long Reads Need a story to curl up with? Check out our collection of engaging long reads. You’ll find everything from Amy Wallace’s 2009 piece about panicked parents skipping vaccines to Andy Greenberg’s 2015 investigation of the effort to topple North Korea with American pop culture. ON THE WEB: CES 2016 Soon after the dust settles from New Year’s, the consumer tech world heads to Las Vegas for CES. WIRED will be there, checking out all the new smart TVs, fridges, and cars, and maybe even a cool drone or 12. Tune in to for live coverage, and follow our team of reporters on the scene by subscribing to our handy Twitter list: The Next Five Decades of Football Super Bowl 50 is around the corner, so WIRED and Sports Illustrated have…

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a new new deal gig-economy workers need protection. now.

SR. GARCIA IN THE US, we lump workers into two categories, employee or independent contractor, neither of which were designed for Fasil Teka. Teka, 41, joined Uber five years ago in Seattle. He drives roughly 40 hours a week as an independent contractor. He’s also a party planner and sometimes shuttles guests for a local hotel. Teka loves the flexibility of having multiple gigs and driving only when he wants. When one income source wanes, another waxes. But the risks are mounting. He missed the 2014 deadline to sign up for Obamacare and had to do without health insurance. And last New Year’s Eve his car got totaled, knocking him off of Uber for three weeks until he leased a new one. Most frustrating for Teka, Uber changes his fare rates…

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surf’s up (maybe) the wave forecaster who calls mavericks

MARK SPONSLER is surrounded by eight computers as he studies a spinning pink blob over the North Pacific on one of the screens. He’s looking for a storm—one big enough to send a massive swell barreling toward the California coast. Ideally, that swell will slam into an underwater ridge a half mile off Pillar Point, creating waves 60 feet high. And a handful of lunatics will descend on Northern California to surf them. ¶ The founder of, Sponsler is responsible for collecting the data needed to green-light the Titans of Mavericks big-wave competition held between November and March at the notorious break. The contest doesn’t happen every year; waves must be more than 40 feet high and surfable—as in, not exploding with Poseidon’s rage. That’s where Sponsler comes in.…

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the x-files factor writers who redefined tv

THE 1993 SHOW THE X-FILES created our modern television landscape, with its dense story arcs and gory forensic police procedural elements. Many of the sci-fi drama’s writers went on to develop or produce their own highly influential shows. Now, series creator Chris Carter is overseeing a new X-Files miniseries, and several former scribes have also signed on. “I tried to put the band back together,” Carter says. wired took a look at the impact of several X-Files writers. Working on new X-Files Vince Gilligan Episodes: 30 One was “Drive,” costarring Bryan Cranston. “I thought, ‘This guy is so good, I have to work with him again,’ ” Gilligan says. “Chris would say that we want episodes to look like miniature movies. I took that to heart.” Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul Howard Gordon & Alex Gansa Episodes:…

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vive la punk!

Martin Scorsese vexes me, and not just because he refuses to read my script for Raging Bull 2: Jake LaMotta Goes Gymkata. I’m livid because his upcoming HBO series, Vinyl, is an incorrect portrayal of the origins of punk rock. (To be fair, Scorsese is one of several executive producers, but I blame him for this—he’s Johnny Effing Rotten compared to Mick Jagger and Terence Winter!) The show centers on a hedonistic music producer in 1970s New York who discovers a band that’s a hybrid of Iggy Pop and the New York Dolls. So far, so good; I have a fondness for any group that played its first show in a homeless shelter. My own band, the Voight-Kampff Testes, maintains an unsolicited residency at the Hartford Airport Panda Express. RAWK!…