• By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    NEW PUFFY COATS ARE BEING DESIGNED TO FALL APART FASTER

    People generate about 70 pounds of textile trash a year, which then sits in landfills for centuries. A new fiber would decompose much,...

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    HOW TO CHECK THE $1.6B MEGA MILLIONS RESULTS IN REAL TIME

    Win or lose, you'll know before anyone else.

    Gear
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    HOW TO USE NETFLIX'S PARENTAL CONTROLS

    Even in a "Kids" profile violent content can show up when trailers autoplay. But there are ways to make it disappear.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    INSIDE THE ROBOT PETTING ZOO, WHERE THE FUTURE IS FRIENDLIER THAN ADVERTISED

    At our recent 25th-birthday celebration, we convened a who's-who of approachable machines for the friendliest robot uprising imaginable.

    Photo
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    SCIENCE ISN'T ABOUT 'THE TRUTH'-IT'S ABOUT BUILDING MODELS

    These are the three key things that any person should know about the nature of science.

    Science, Dot Physics
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    CANADIAN STARTUP NORTH MADE ALEXA SMART GLASSES THAT ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE GLASSES

    North think its $999 Focals are the anti-Google Glass. But can it convince people to wear them?

    Google, Gear
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    GLOBAL INTERNET ACCESS IS EVEN WORSE THAN DIRE REPORTS SUGGEST

    Getting the rest of the world online turns out to be harder than the UN anticipated, despite advances like mobile internet. Blame the...

    Mobile, Business
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    IT'S TIME YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH A SMALL, CHEAP, ELECTRIC CAR

    You don't have to spend six figures-or even buy a shiny new car-to have a lot of fun with a battery.

    Transportation
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    WHAT A MOUSE TEACHES US ABOUT THE FUTURE OF 3D COLOR X-RAYS

    The MARS scanner, armed with particle-detecting tech used in CERN's Large Hadron Collider, lets us see so much more beyond the bone.

    Tech, Science
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    FORGING A RELATIONSHIP WITH TYLER BARRISS, THE INTERNET'S MOST HATED SWATTER

    Journalist Brendan Koerner strikes up a jail-cell correspondence with a man charged with instigating a fatal shooting. “Only by peering...

    Backchannel, Security
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    GET YOURSELF THE RIGHT COOKWARE TO MAXIMIZE A SMALL SPACE

    Renting a tiny room in Nob Hill for too many dollars a month? This gear can help you make space for cooking.

    Gear
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    IT STARTED AS AN ONLINE GAMING PRANK. THEN IT TURNED DEADLY

    A $1.50 wager on a "Call of Duty" match led to a fake 911 call reporting a violent hostage situation in Wichita. Here's how it all...

    Security, Backchannel
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    THE AI COLD WAR WITH CHINA THAT COULD DOOM US ALL

    Artificial intelligence could be the ultimate authoritarian tool. But one thing's for sure: Charging into an AI arms race against China...

    Business, Backchannel
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    APPLE IPHONE XR REVIEW: A GREAT CHOICE FOR COST-CONSCIOUS IPHONE BUYERS

    The new lower-priced iPhone XR is a good buy, as long as you don't mind making a few compromises.

    iPhone, Apple, Gear
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    THE MAD SCIENCE OF FERMENTATION'S FUNKY FLAVORS

    Fermented foods are products of a happy, scientific trial-­and-error process, and big-name chefs and home cooks alike are embracing...

    Science, Gear
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    BREW A PERFECT POT OF COFFEE WITH BODUM MOCCA'S BEAM HEATER

    Instead of butane heat sources, Bodum's Mocca uses the red-hot glow of its 430-watt halogen Beam Heater to bring the water to just...

    Gear
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    PAPER AND THE CASE FOR GOING LOW-TECH IN THE VOTING BOOTH

    When considered as a form of tech, paper has a killer feature set: It's intuitive, it doesn't crash, and it doesn't need a power source.

    Tech, Security
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    IN TEXAS, TECHIES ARE TRYING TO TURN THE RED STATE BLUE

    How organizers are using Silicon Valley-style tactics to get people registered to vote.

    Business, Backchannel
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    SNAPCHAT DYSMORPHIA AND THE REAL DANGERS OF PERCEIVED FLAWS

    With flawless skin and symmetrical faces all over social media, the “beautiful people” are our peers. It's enough to give you a complex.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Oct 23, 2018

    THE PERMANENT STATE OF BETA IS RUINING CONSUMERISM

    This isn't the way product releases should happen: quarter-­baked cookie dough that's, what, just gonna finish cooking outside the...

    Business