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30 Best Memorial Day Sales of 2020: Tech, Headphones, TVs, and More
This long weekend, you can save on everything from headphones to an iPad.
The DHS Prepares for Attacks Fueled by 5G Conspiracy Theories
The claim that 5G can spread the coronavirus has led to dozens of cell-tower burnings in Europe. Now, the US telecom industry is on alert as well.
The Eerily Dark Willis Tower Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
Last week, a flood knocked out power to the building formerly known as Sears Tower, creating an apt visual metaphor for 2020.
7 Best Portable Grills (2020): Charcoal, Propane, Electric, Infrared
We barbecued for weeks to find the right charcoal and propane gas grills you can lug to the beach, park, or campsite.
Razer Opus Review: Magnum Opus for Gaming Audio
A challenger has appeared: the company's newest gaming headset takes aim at high-end headphones.
Informal Transit Is Crucial for Some. Can It Weather Covid-19?
The pandemic highlights the vulnerability of workers for private transportation services, which are essential to mobility in global south cities.
A Grad Student Solved the Epic Conway Knot Problem—in a Week
Lisa Piccirillo encountered the more than 50-year-old question by chance at a conference. Her solution relies on a classical tool called the knot trace.
Now's The Perfect Time to Start Using a Password Manager
Time has no meaning, and we're all stuck in front of screens. You may as well secure your life while you're always online.
Netflix’s Plan to Auto-Cancel Subscriptions Is Radically Sane
If you haven't used your account in two years, the streaming giant will stop charging you. Imagine that.
Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network
Edward Snowden revealed the agency’s phone-record tracking program. But thanks to “precomputed contact chaining,” that database was much more powerful than anyone knew.
There's a Jailbreak Out for the Current Version of iOS
The Unc0ver tool works on all versions of iOS from 11 to 13.5, the current release.
Look Out for This Covid-19 Excel Phishing Scam
Plus: An iOS leak, an EasyJet breach, and more of the week's top security news.
Space Photos of the Week: Keeping an Eye on Jupiter's Storms
NASA's Juno orbiter, along with its Hubble and Gemini telescopes, will help scientists better understand the planet's atmosphere.
Videogame Movies Are Finally Getting Halfway Decent
Recent hits like Sonic the Hedgehog and the new Tomb Raider prove there is hope for the genre.
Let's Put an End to Annual Physicals
Health care providers have the tech to replace ineffective, wasteful checkups.
6 Best Cheap Smartphones for 2020 (iPhone, Android)
There's little reason to pay top dollar for a phone these days. These are our favorite Android devices and iPhones for $300 to $600.
Covid-19 Is Sweeping Through the Navajo Nation
The pandemic has taken an acute toll on tribal nations that are also struggling with a lack of running water, sparse internet, and a high rates of chronic illness.
The Success of Contact Tracing Doesn't Just Depend on Privacy
The technology needs widespread adoption to help slow the pandemic. And while the debate has centered on privacy, accuracy concerns could also send users fleeing.
Covid-19 Symptoms (Coronavirus): What to Do If You Might Have It
Stay calm. Here's our guide to what symptoms you should look out for, and how to respond if you've been exposed.
5 Simple Ways to Make Your Gmail Inbox Safer
These built-in features definitely protect your data, but they can help keep your inbox tidy too.
WIRED's Bread Making Tips & Supplies Guide: Yeast, Baking Accessories, and More
Save some dough by baking your own. Here are our favorite tips, tools, and recipes to help your bread rise above.
What’s Up With the Funny-Looking Moons in ‘Onward’?
Yes, I know this is a fantasy movie. That shouldn’t stop us from thinking about the real causes of lunar phases.
7 Smart Home Tech Deals for Memorial Day (2020): Instant Pot, Robot Vacs, and More
Here are the best Memorial Day sales to improve your home life in quarantine.
'Doom Eternal' Will Drop Its Controversial Anti-Cheat Software
The move comes just a week after the software was added to the game.
Google Pixel 3A Deal: WIRED's Favorite Android Phone Is Nearly Half Off
Google’s affordable Pixel is still our favorite Android phone, and it’s never been a better value.
The Promise of Antibody Treatments for Covid-19
As scientists race to create a vaccine, a parallel quest to engineer effective antibody treatments for the coronavirus is vital, too—and may provide relief sooner.
What Is Clubhouse, and Why Does Silicon Valley Care?
The latest app du jour is a social network centered on talking—and it’s building buzz with the oldest trick in the book.
Sundar Pichai Says Google Doesn't Plan to Go Entirely Remote
In an interview, the Google and Alphabet CEO discusses working from home, weathering antitrust probes, and how the company needs to do a better job on diversity.
Quarantine Has Transformed Not-TV Into Essential TV
Covid-19 lockdown has readjusted our appetite for entertainment—and changed our relationship to television entirely.
Pretty Litter Review: Keeping Tabs on Your Cat's Health
This crystal litter subscription service claims to detect illnesses in your cat. But it's not a replacement for vets.
Remote-First Companies Are Another Covid-19 Calamity
Plus: a tradition of perks at Google, a controversial toilet paper decision, and a baffling new Netflix policy.
Chef iQ Smart Cooker Review: Guided Cooking Done Right
A new connected pressure cooker that has enough smarts to (someday) unseat the Instant Pot.
How Big Tech Is Setting the Work-From-Home Standard
This week, we measure the impact of Silicon Valley’s shift to remote work. Also, we crash the Clubhouse.
Will Wildfire Smoke Worsen the Pandemic? We're About to Find Out
When seasonal blazes descend on California, millions could be inhaling smoke, which is known to predispose people to lung diseases.
Covid-19 Will Accelerate the AI Health Care Revolution
Disease diagnosis, drug discovery, robot delivery—artificial intelligence is already powering change in the pandemic’s wake. That’s only the beginning.
11 Best Mattress Deals and Sales for Memorial Day (2020)
Just about all of our WIRED Recommended bed-in-a-box mattresses are on sale for the holiday weekend.
On the Moon, Astronaut Pee Will Be a Hot Commodity
Urine can be used for landing pads, gardens, and drinking water. But will there be enough to go around?
This Week's Cartoons: Netflix, Aliens, and Social Distancing Stilts
Think big.
REI Anniversary Sale and More: 21 Best Summer Outdoor Deals for 2020
REI's Anniversary Sale, and some other outdoor retailer sales, are still on through Memorial Day. It's the best time of the year to pick up all the bikes, tumblers, and coolers that you'll need.
Joe Biden Answers Your Most Searched Questions About Him
The Democratic presidential candidate responds to the internet's most searched questions, including his stances on immigration, education, and gun control.
The Hypocrisy of Mike Pompeo
In the few short years since his time in Congress, the secretary of state has conveniently reversed himself on multiple fronts.
Video-Chat Juries and the Future of Criminal Justice
Could a trial by one's peers still work when all one's peers are WFH?
The Politics of Counting Things Is About to Explode
With contested vote tallies, concerns over Census data, and now the Covid-19 death toll, 2020 marks the ugly climax of a long dispute.
Facebook Messenger Adds Safety Alerts—Even in Encrypted Chats
By using metadata instead of content to spot suspicious behavior, the social network can keep privacy intact.
26 Surprising Tips to Master 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'
From growing hybrid flowers to catching pesky wasps, these tricks will turn you into a pro.
On Earth, the Economy Is Tanking. In the Cloud, It's Fine
Amid the pandemic, life has moved online. That's good news for the tech giants that run data centers, and the companies that supply them.
A ‘Hyperactive’ Hurricane Season Is About to Strike
Given the pandemic, how will emergency experts cope with evacuating people who might fear shared shelters, refuse to wear masks, and distrust authorities?
ShinyHunters Is a Hacking Group on a Data Breach Spree
In the first two weeks of May, they've hit the dark web, hawking 200 million stolen records from over a dozen companies.
11 Ways to Upgrade Your Wi-Fi and Make Your Internet Faster
If you’re stuck working or studying from home for a while, here are some tips to make your internet perform better and speed up your Wi-Fi.
A Virtual DJ, a Drone, and an All-Out Zoom Wedding
The bride and groom had a month and a half to move their ceremony online. Here's how they did it, from the AV setup to instructions for guests.