• By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    NOW WE KNOW HOW THE ZOMBIE ANT GETS ITS BITE

    Scientists solve part of the mystery of how a murderous fungus orders an ant to bite onto a twig, sealing its fate.

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    ELON'S BRAIN COMPUTER, BIG TECH'S BIG DAY IN CONGRESS, AND MORE NEWS

    Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

    Tech, Science, Health
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    THINK FACEAPP IS SCARY? WAIT TILL YOU HEAR ABOUT FACEBOOK

    The idea that FaceApp is somehow exceptionally dangerous threatens to obscure the real point: All apps deserve this level of scrutiny.

    Facebook, Security, Privacy
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    THE ICEBAE MEME CAPTURES THE WORST OF 2019 SO FAR

    It's come to this.

    Culture, Digital Culture
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    DONOTPAY'S NEW SERVICE AUTOMATICALLY CANCELS YOUR FREE TRIALS

    The service Free Trial Card gives you a crafty digital credit card number you can use to sign up for free trials around the web and...

    Gear, Gear News and Events
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    CLIMATE CHANGE IS VERY REAL. BUT SO MUCH OF IT IS UNCERTAIN

    Researchers bring new clarity to a key measure of climate change, which could help the fight to save our planet.

    Science, Environment
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    THE 33 BEST REMAINING AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS

    Amazon's Prime Day 2019 is over, but there are still a few lingering deals we like on headphones, laptops, cameras, and more.

    Laptop, Gear, Deals
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    WHY MICROSOFT'S BLUEKEEP BUG HASN'T WREAKED HAVOC-YET

    Microsoft's critical vulnerability remains unpatched in hundreds of thousands of computers, and may already be exploited in secret.

    Security, Cyberattacks and Hacks
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    HERE'S HOW ELON MUSK PLANS TO PUT A COMPUTER IN YOUR BRAIN

    To hear Musk tell it, Neuralink's hardware is either a state-of-the-art tool for understanding the brain, a clinical advance for people...

    Hardware, Science, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    TECH GIANTS CLAIM COMPETITION EXISTS. HOUSE DEMS DON'T BUY IT

    Executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple testified before Congress that they face fierce competition. Lawmakers say it's...

    Google, Tech, Facebook, Apple, Business, National Affairs
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    UNICODE'S WEBSITE REDESIGN MAKES IT EASIER TO SUGGEST NEW EMOJI

    Unicode, the organization that oversees new emoji, just redesigned its website. The upshot: It's easier to figure out how to submit...

    Gear, Trends
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN REPRODUCTIVE TECH LIKE IVF GOES AWRY?

    Opinion: Freezers fail. Samples are mislabeled. Embryos get switched. But a lack of regulation leaves those harmed by such negligence...

    Tech, Science, Biotech, Opinion
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    THIS FOOD-DELIVERY ROBOT WANTS TO SHARE THE BIKE LANE

    Refraction AI, founded by two researchers at the University of Michigan, joins a crowded field of self-driving delivery vehicles.

    Transportation, Self-Driving Cars
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    THE PARADOX OF THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING COMIC-CON EXPANSION

    The pop-culture event keeps getting bigger, even as it feels smaller. Welcome to the Age of Content.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Jul 17, 2019

    WHEN AN ONLINE TEACHING JOB BECOMES A WINDOW INTO CHILD ABUSE

    More than half a million Chinese kids take virtual English classes on VIPKid. What can the platform do to keep them safe in their own...

    Windows, Backchannel
  • By Wired   -   Jul 16, 2019

    NOT EVERYONE ON 23ANDME WILL GET THE LATEST GENE CHIP UPDATES

    Science gets better and better at decoding people's genomes... which might be bad news for people who bought into 23andMe too early.

    Science, Biotech
  • By Wired   -   Jul 16, 2019

    THE BEST REMAINING AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS, A DEADLY APP, AND MORE NEWS

    Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

    Gear, Gear News and Events
  • By Wired   -   Jul 16, 2019

    MOST OF THE GOOGLE WALKOUT ORGANIZERS HAVE LEFT THE COMPANY

    Four of the seven organizers of a 20,000-person walkout at Google in November have quit. The latest to leave is Meredith Whittaker,...

    Google, Business, Tech Culture
  • By Wired   -   Jul 16, 2019

    AMAZON PRIME DAY 2019: BEST DEALS ON TRAVEL GEAR

    Save big on helpful basic tech and travel gear with Prime Day's best deals on memory cards, chargers, and more.

    Tech, Gear, Deals
  • By Wired   -   Jul 16, 2019

    HACKERS MADE AN APP THAT KILLS TO PROVE A POINT ABOUT MEDTRONIC INSULIN PUMPS

    Medtronic and the FDA left an insulin pump with a potentially deadly vulnerability on the market-until researchers who found the flaw...

    Security, Cyberattacks and Hacks