Can Khan Academy’s Free SAT Prep Level the Playing Field?

It’s a radically democratic reboot of the test-prep industry, which up until now reserved its advantages for people who could afford their pricey tutorials. The post Can Khan Academy’s Free SAT Prep Level the Playing Field? appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source Author: Jason Tanz Powered by WPeMatico...

Pentagon accidentally shipped live anthrax to Canada and Australia in addition to the US

Two defense officials today confirmed that in addition to accidentally sending live samples of anthrax to 28 government and private facilities across the US and army base in South Korea, the Pentagon also shipped the deadly spores to three laboratories in Canada. Investigations into anthrax shipments spurred by the recent discovery...

This is the sickest gaming PC case ever

There’s beauty in excess. PC gamers know this better than most, because when it comes time to build their machines, they pursue excess above all else. After all, the Sisyphean task of future-proofing your gaming PC is characterized by obtaining specs that are excessive for today but just right...

Ellen Pao Plans to Appeal Her Kleiner Discrimination Case

Pao filed a notice of appeal in San Francisco Superior Court today, though she has yet to submit a more detailed brief detailing the grounds of her appeal. The post Ellen Pao Plans to Appeal Her Kleiner Discrimination Case appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source Author: Davey Alba...

Drag queens lead a new charge against Facebook's authentic name policy

Facebook’s changes to its controversial “authentic names” policy last year haven’t stopped trolls from abusing it in an effort to delete the accounts of drag queens and LGBT activists, protesters said today at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park. Recode reports that a group of drag queens, burlesque performers, and...

New App for Show Tickets Draws Whippersnappers to Broadway

TodayTix believes that mobile ticket sales could make theater a mainstream option for a whole new (younger) audience. The post New App for Show Tickets Draws Whippersnappers to Broadway appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source Author: Davey Alba Powered by WPeMatico...

Apple's internet TV service won't be unveiled at WWDC

Apple’s much-anticipated internet TV service won’t be getting a grand reveal at next week’s WWDC keynote. According to a report from Re/code (now part of Vox Media), the company has told high ranking TV executives that a launch has been pushed off “until later this year, or in 2016.” Apple is...