• By Wired   -   Dec 13, 2017

    IN ED LEE'S SAN FRANCISCO, UTOPIA AND DYSTOPIA ARE NEIGHBORS

    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died Monday, was a housing advocate who became a tech ally. His successor likely won't be so business-friendly.

    Tech, Business
  • By Wired   -   Dec 13, 2017

    ROBOTS ARE FUELING THE QUIET ASCENDANCE OF THE ELECTRIC MOTOR

    The electric car? That's just the beginning.

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Dec 13, 2017

    THE MIRAI BOTNET WAS PART OF A COLLEGE STUDENT MINECRAFT SCHEME

    The DDoS attack that crippled the internet last fall wasn't the work of a nation-state. It was three college kids working a *Minecraft*...

    Security
  • By Wired   -   Dec 13, 2017

    THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN LEGALLY CLIMB A REDWOOD

    Fewer people have scaled an old-growth redwood than summited Mount Everest. Now it's your turn.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Dec 13, 2017

    THE SCIENCE OF WHEN: HACK YOUR TIMING TO OPTIMIZE YOUR LIFE

    In his new book, "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing," Daniel Pink scours psychological, biological, and economic studies...

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Dec 13, 2017

    BOTS AND FORM LETTERS MAKE IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND REAL FCC NET NEUTRALITY COMMENTS

    Over seven months, 39 Nicholas Thompsons submitted net neutrality comments to the FCC. We tried to track each of them down.

    Security
  • By Wired   -   Dec 13, 2017

    APPLE SECURITY FLAWS GIVE SOME RESEARCHERS CONCERN ABOUT DEEPER ISSUES

    Apple's had a rough stretch for security. But is it just a rough patch, or something deeper?

    Apple, Security
  • By Wired   -   Dec 13, 2017

    AMAZON'S ALEXA WANTS YOU TO TALK TO YOUR ADS

    This year, voice assistants like Amazon Alexa got big. Next year, get ready for the advertising feeding frenzy.

    Backchannel
  • By Wired   -   Dec 13, 2017

    HOW TO BE A TELEVISION FUTURIST IN FOUR SIMPLE STEPS

    From Netflix to Facebook and HQ Trivia, television is in turmoil. To sound smart about its future, look no further than this guide.

    Facebook, Backchannel
  • By Wired   -   Dec 13, 2017

    HOW SOCIAL RESEARCH IS EVOLVING IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

    A Princeton sociologist wants to use your digital data to solve some of the hardest research problems in social science.

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Dec 13, 2017

    GOOGLE GLASS, OCULUS, HOLOLENS: THE RACE FOR AUGMENTED REALITY GLASSES STARTS NOW

    The big players in tech, from Google to Amazon, and some little players, too, are jockeying to own augmented reality.

    Tech, Google, Backchannel
  • By Wired   -   Dec 13, 2017

    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS KILLING THE UNCANNY VALLEY AND OUR GRASP ON REALITY

    Artificial intelligence-generated video, photos, and audio that mimic the real world are already here. Now we get to live among them.

    Backchannel
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    BITCOIN IS SOARING. HERE'S WHY IT'S NOT READY FOR THE BIG TIME

    Weaknesses in bitcoin's underlying technology slow processing times, and spawn big fees.

    Business
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    TWITTER'S NEWEST FEATURE: MULTI-TWEET THREADS

    You can now compose your tweetstorms all at once, and send them out into the world as one contained screed.

    Twitter, Gear
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    'STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI' IS A NEAR-PERFECT REINVENTION OF THE FRANCHISE

    Rian Johnson's movie is the springiest, smartest, most assured installment in years.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    'STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI': BUILDING A BETTER SNOKE

    In the latest Star Wars sequel, Snoke comes to life thanks to Andy Serkis-extremely, frighteningly alive.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    THE PHYSICS OF PROJECTILE MOTION WITH A CLICKY PEN

    The spring inside a clicky pen is a perfect way to learn about projectile motion.

    Science, Dot Physics
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    D-ORBIT'S SELF-DESTRUCT MODULES FOR SATELLITES COULD HELP FIX THE SPACE JUNK PROBLEM

    A plug-and-play motor could send any satellite to burn up in the atmosphere. It's a good thing, promise.

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    ARE TECH COMPANIES TRYING TO DERAIL SEX-TRAFFICKING BILL?

    Advocacy groups contend tech companies are quietly working to undo a compromise measure to curb sex trafficking.

    Tech, Business
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    MCLAREN'S SENNA SUPERCAR DELIVERS WILD PERFORMANCE, COSTS A MILLION DOLLARS

    The 4.0-liter V8 engine that sits behind the two carbon fiber seats produces 789 brake horsepower.

    Transportation