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Check Out the 2,000-Pound Monster WIRED’s Unleashing on Comic-Con

Last year, WIRED's giant robot mech took Comic-Con International by storm. This year, the effects wizards at the Stan Winston School set out to top their previous creation, crafting a nearly 14-foot tall, 2,000 pound creature to amaze the crowd this week in San Diego. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the building of this mind-blowing creation.

The Quest to Make a Studio-Quality Star Trek Movie on a Kickstarter Budget

It's scheduled to wrap production in the fall, stars well-known actors, and boasts a deep bench of design and production talent. But this one won't be co-starring Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana.

The Boundary-Pushing Novelist Who’s Made Twitter His New Medium

Keira Rathbone Teju Cole was stuck in traffic in Mumbai when an idea came to him. He had recently written a short story and he thought, why not share it in tweets? Cole is the author of two books of fiction, Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief. He's also a prolific voice […]

J.J. Abrams Stands in Front Of X-Wing in New Star Wars: Episode VII Set Video

After years of being infamously secretive about his projects ahead of their release, J.J. Abrams has surprisingly flipped the script when it comes to next year's Star Wars: Episode VII. He's already given fans a glimpse of what looked...Show More Summary

5 Ways to Make the Most of Kindle Unlimited’s 600,000 Books

So, you've signed up for Amazon's Kindle Unlimited service and now you're feeling a little overwhelmed by what's on offer? That's OK; it's not often that you're faced with the sudden availability of over 600,000 digital books to sample at once. Here are a few practical pointers to help you navigate Unlimited's seemingly, um, unlimited choices.

WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: 30 Rock

Get ready for a revolving door of pop culture references, To Kill a Mockingbird punchlines, jabs at Mickey Rourke, werewolf bar mitzvahs, and paeans to every form of arrested development imaginable: 30 Rock.

Amazon’s New Kindle Unlimited Is Here. Get Ready to Binge-Read

The rumors, it turns out, were true: Amazon has, indeed, launched a monthly subscription service for Kindle users that offers unlimited access to over 600,000 titles for ten bucks.

Weird Al’s New Video Pokes Fun at Sports Rivalries

Taking a break from his Top 40 source material, Weird Al Yankovic's fifth song in five days is an original composition. It's called "Sports Song," and it's probably exactly what you'd expect from the title.

Weird Al Leads a Gang of Goofballs in This Weekend’s Playlist

It's high time we stopped taking ourselves so seriously. Thankfully, there's plenty of music this week that took the hint.

5 of the Wildest Summer Camps for Grown-Ups

Launch a rocket, learn krav mega, or survive zombies with these awesome adult adventures.

Giving Us a Female Thor and Black Captain America Isn’t Enough

As genuine attempts to diversify the Marvel universe, the Thor and Captain America announcements are significantly flawed, and are likely doomed to fail.

It’s Tool Time for Weird Al in His Iggy Azalea ‘Fancy’ Parody

Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" was only just ousted from the Billboard Hot 100's No. 1 spot after seven weeks of Song of Summer dominance, but that beat is still just so hot! Sitting at No. 2 on the charts hardly means a song has gone stale,Show More Summary

The Week’s Best Trailers: Inflatable Robots and Tommy Wiseau’s Underwear Party

Sometimes you can't decide if you're having one of those take-on-the world weeks, or if you're in more of a burn-it-all-to-the-ground headspace. Fortunately, the past week in movie trailer releases has both states of mind covered.

Angry Nerd: Reboots We Need Way More Than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake is completely unnecessary. Instead of fixing flicks that ain't broke, why not reboot the films that can actually be improved upon? Angry Nerd has some pitches for you, Hollywood.

Weird Al Spoofs Lorde’s ‘Royals’ With an Ode to Leftovers

Today marks the third wave of Weird Al Yankovic's eight-music-videos-in-eight-days onslaught and this streak is officially hot! If the lilt of Lorde has left you wanting something more from her music, but you just can't stop playing that insidious earworm "Royals," then "Foil"—about, yes, aluminum foil—is the jam for you.

WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: The West Wing

Hungry for some verbose political drama? We've got a piping-hot West Wing binge-watching guide ready for you.

Weird Al’s New Video Teaches Grammar Using Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’

The video for Weird Al Yankovic's new track "Word Crimes" breaks down all the worst grammar offenses known to man.

The New Female Thor Is a Big Deal—But Not For the Reason You Think

The Thor in Marvel's comic book universe is about to become a woman. This is very cool news, but not entirely for the reasons you might imagine.

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