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Updated 2017-05-26 09:18
A Clever New Way to Protect Your Data at the Border Could Also Add Risk
1Password's new Travel Mode feature should keep sensitive data safew from border patrol---but could also raise suspicions. The post A Clever New Way to Protect Your Data at the Border Could Also Add Risk appeared first on WIRED.
California’s Daunting Plan to Clean Up the Big Sur Landslide—And Stop the Next One
The slides could continue. The post California's Daunting Plan to Clean Up the Big Sur Landslide—And Stop the Next One appeared first on WIRED.
Jupiter’s Super-Weird Atmosphere Is Astonishing Scientists
Jupiter's atmosphere defies all scientific expectations. The post Jupiter’s Super-Weird Atmosphere Is Astonishing Scientists appeared first on WIRED.
Russian Hackers Are Using ‘Tainted’ Leaks to Sow Disinformation
A group of security researchers present the most systematic analysis yet showing Russian hackers mix fakes in with their hacked revelations. The post Russian Hackers Are Using 'Tainted' Leaks to Sow Disinformation appeared first on WIRED.
No Matter What Washington Does, One Nonprofit Is Closing the Digital Divide
To give kids an equal shot at the American Dream, they need access to the internet. This nonprofit thinks that's not a partisan issue. The post No Matter What Washington Does, One Nonprofit Is Closing the Digital Divide appeared first on WIRED.
Handmaid’s Tale: Make Sure You Escape the Dystopia Before It’s Too Late
Where are the Gilead refugees? Little America, Toronto. The post Handmaid's Tale: Make Sure You Escape the Dystopia Before It's Too Late appeared first on WIRED.
Photo of the Week: Highway 1’s Epic Landslide, Before and After
More than 1 million tons of rock and dirt tumbled onto Highway 1 along California's rugged coastline. This aerial captures the staggering sight. The post Photo of the Week: Highway 1's Epic Landslide, Before and After appeared first on WIRED.
Let’s All Ditch Our Cars and Start Riding Cargo Bikes
A human-powered cargo rig like Yuba's Supermarche shows how to make urban cycling work at scale. The post Let's All Ditch Our Cars and Start Riding Cargo Bikes appeared first on WIRED.
The Botmakers Who Rule the Obsessive World of Streetwear
In the fanatical world of limited-release streetwear, milliseconds matter---and the shopping bots reign supreme. The post The Botmakers Who Rule the Obsessive World of Streetwear appeared first on WIRED.
If You Can’t Retain Women, Don’t Recruit Them
Opinion: Silicon Valley companies shouldn't bother trying to hire women if they can't retain them. The post If You Can't Retain Women, Don't Recruit Them appeared first on WIRED.
Trump’s Budget Forgets That Science Is Insurance for America
The President's proposed budget guts scientific research and protection, because it either doesn't know what science is for, or doesn't care. The post Trump’s Budget Forgets That Science Is Insurance for America appeared first on WIRED.
Google’s AlphaGo Continues Dominance With Second Win in China
Winning the first two games in its best-of-three match against Chinese Go grandmaster Ke Jie, AlphaGo reaffirms the rise of artificial intelligence. The post Google's AlphaGo Continues Dominance With Second Win in China appeared first on WIRED.
This New Goldilocks Rocket Is Juuust Right for Small Satellites
Rocket Lab's Electron is set to become the first launcher made for, and for sale to, small satellite startups. The post This New Goldilocks Rocket Is Juuust Right for Small Satellites appeared first on WIRED.
Telco-Backed Politician Wants to Restore Privacy Rules She Helped Kill
Marsha Blackburn is proposing to bring back privacy rules for broadband providers she just helped gut—and also apply them to Google and Facebook. The post Telco-Backed Politician Wants to Restore Privacy Rules She Helped Kill appeared first on WIRED.
The Only Victor in the Search for MH370? Ocean Science
And if it doesn't, it's still good news for science. The post The Only Victor in the Search for MH370? Ocean Science appeared first on WIRED.
Cool Spacewalk, Right? Get Ready for More—ISS Will Need Fixin’
Tuesday's contingency spacewalk could signal the beginning of more frequent repairs on the aging space station The post Cool Spacewalk, Right? Get Ready for More—ISS Will Need Fixin' appeared first on WIRED.
Virus Hunters Draw a Map of Zika’s Spread With DNA
According to new genetic evidence, public health efforts to contain and fight the disease could have—and should have—gotten started much sooner. The post Virus Hunters Draw a Map of Zika's Spread With DNA appeared first on WIRED.
DJI’s New Palm-Sized Drone Responds To a Wave of Your Hand
DJI unveiled a new drone today, and isn't it just the cutest little thing? The post DJI's New Palm-Sized Drone Responds To a Wave of Your Hand appeared first on WIRED.
Facebook Claims It Has a Better Way to Prove Ads Work on Facebook
The plan? Convince advertisers that metrics don't matter. The post Facebook Claims It Has a Better Way to Prove Ads Work on Facebook appeared first on WIRED.
Need a Memorial Day to Remember? Ice-Bike the Northwest Passage
Just make sure the tires are big enough. The post Need a Memorial Day to Remember? Ice-Bike the Northwest Passage appeared first on WIRED.
Review: Origin PC EON15-S Gaming Laptop
A solid gaming configuration, starting at just $999. The post Review: Origin PC EON15-S Gaming Laptop appeared first on WIRED.
Sphero’s New Cars Toy Is the Fanciest RC Car You Ever Did See
Take Lightning McQueen for a spin with this app-controlled toy. The post Sphero’s New Cars Toy Is the Fanciest RC Car You Ever Did See appeared first on WIRED.
The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas
Medical professionals have raised concerns about whether General Hospital's plotline blurred the lines between disease awareness and advertisement. The post The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas appeared first on WIRED.
Think Before You Tweet In the Wake of an Attack
Terrorists use social media to recruit, but they also depend on you and the media to use it to amplify their message. The post Think Before You Tweet In the Wake of an Attack appeared first on WIRED.
A Campus Murder Tests Facebook Clicks as Evidence of Hate
The FBI is investigating whether Richard Collins III's murder was a hate crime. Would membership in a racist Facebook group hold up in court as evidence? The post A Campus Murder Tests Facebook Clicks as Evidence of Hate appeared first on WIRED.
The US Lags Behind in Meteorology. Under Trump, It May Get Worse
As the White House considers budget slashes and new leadership for NOAA, scientists worry our weather predictions will get even worse. The post The US Lags Behind in Meteorology. Under Trump, It May Get Worse appeared first on WIRED.
Roger Moore Had the Greatest Gadgets in the History of Bond
A look back at all the watches, car/submarines, and computers that made Roger Moore's Bond wonderful. The post Roger Moore Had the Greatest Gadgets in the History of Bond appeared first on WIRED.
Suck at Cooking? Pinterest’s Computer Vision Can Help
You can now take a picture of a cucumber and jump to that tomato-cucumber-basil salad recipe a little faster. The post Suck at Cooking? Pinterest’s Computer Vision Can Help appeared first on WIRED.
Cryogenics, Robot Dinos, and Other Visions of the Future
One photographer tries to document the future of humankind. The post Cryogenics, Robot Dinos, and Other Visions of the Future appeared first on WIRED.
How Instagram Explore Became the Realest Place on the Web
The Explore feed offers a near-live window into whatever you're interested in or wherever you'd like to be, built just for you. The post How Instagram Explore Became the Realest Place on the Web appeared first on WIRED.
The Silk Road Creator’s Life Sentence Actually Boosted Dark Web Drug Sales
A new study raises questions about the deterrence value of harsh sentencing for dark web crimes. The post The Silk Road Creator’s Life Sentence Actually Boosted Dark Web Drug Sales appeared first on WIRED.
Injustice 2: a Great Superhero Game That Beats Itself
For a videogame about superheroes beating each other up, the fighting title seems pretty conflicted about it. The post Injustice 2: a Great Superhero Game That Beats Itself appeared first on WIRED.
Zuckerberg-Backed Data Trove Exposes the Injustices of Criminal Justice
A new tool called Measures for Justice brings the black box of the nation's court data into the light. The post Zuckerberg-Backed Data Trove Exposes the Injustices of Criminal Justice appeared first on WIRED.
Microsoft’s Surface Pro Laptop Returns With Bigger Brains
At long last, the Surface Pro gets a spec-bumping refresh. The post Microsoft’s Surface Pro Laptop Returns With Bigger Brains appeared first on WIRED.
Let’s Explore the Physics of Inertia With a Fidget Spinner
America's latest fad provides yet another opportunity to explain physics. The post Let’s Explore the Physics of Inertia With a Fidget Spinner appeared first on WIRED.
Your Handy Field Guide to the Surprisingly Few Factions of the Far Left, From Pastel Bloc to BAMN
They may not market themselves as well as the far-right, but the antifa has its movements. The post Your Handy Field Guide to the Surprisingly Few Factions of the Far Left, From Pastel Bloc to BAMN appeared first on WIRED.
Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out
One Denver startup learns what it's like to find funding, attract talent, and launch a minimum viable product outside of the Bay Area tech scene. The post Can the American Heartland Remake Itself in the Image of Silicon Valley? One Startup Finds Out appeared first on WIRED.
Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Birth of D&D
An excerpt from the gorgeous "Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D." The post Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Birth of D&D appeared first on WIRED.
An Improved AlphaGo Wins Its First Game Against the World’s Top Go Player
Nineteen-year-old grandmaster Ke Jie hoped to beat the Google AI as its own game. But the AI is better than ever. The post An Improved AlphaGo Wins Its First Game Against the World's Top Go Player appeared first on WIRED.
AlphaGo Is Back to Battle Mere Humans—and It’s Smarter Than Ever
Google's Go-playing AI is in China to take on the world's top-ranked player, and WIRED will be there for every move. The post AlphaGo Is Back to Battle Mere Humans—and It's Smarter Than Ever appeared first on WIRED.
Ford Replacing CEO Mark Fields Doesn’t Clarify Its Hazy Future
If automakers want to survive, "mobility" has to be more than a buzzword. The post Ford Replacing CEO Mark Fields Doesn't Clarify Its Hazy Future appeared first on WIRED.
A Curious Plan to Save the Environment With the Blockchain
An ecologist argues that cryptographically-sealed databases could starve out inefficiencies that are ruining the environment. The post A Curious Plan to Save the Environment With the Blockchain appeared first on WIRED.
Review: HP Spectre x360 13
HP delivers a super-slim machine with solid specs. The post Review: HP Spectre x360 13 appeared first on WIRED.
Your Handy Field Guide to the Many Factions of the Far Right, From the Proud Boys to Identity Evropa
So many bigots, so little sense. Still, we did what we could. The post Your Handy Field Guide to the Many Factions of the Far Right, From the Proud Boys to Identity Evropa appeared first on WIRED.
I Can Gripe About My Ride-Sharing Company to Passengers, Right?
In which our etiquette expert ponders dishing with customers about your gig economy employer. The post I Can Gripe About My Ride-Sharing Company to Passengers, Right? appeared first on WIRED.
Iceland Is Beautiful Except for the 2 Million Tourists
Cheap flights and 'Game of Thrones' conspired to make Iceland a trendy vacation destination. And the country's struggling to keep up. The post Iceland Is Beautiful Except for the 2 Million Tourists appeared first on WIRED.
Your Camera Wants to Kill the Keyboard
We're interacting with our computers in more natural and emotive ways, which could mean using your camera more and your keyboard a lot less. The post Your Camera Wants to Kill the Keyboard appeared first on WIRED.
Twitter and Tear Gas: How Social Media Changed Protest Forever
In an excerpt from her new book, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci hits the streets to explore the power and fragility of networked social movements. The post Twitter and Tear Gas: How Social Media Changed Protest Forever appeared first on WIRED.
The Homeric Odyssey of the Web’s Strangest Simpsons Site
The Simpsons Shitposting™ group is one of the web's liveliest fan communities. But when scammers took over, the group's members began raking in the D'oh. The post The Homeric Odyssey of the Web's Strangest Simpsons Site appeared first on WIRED.
While You Were Offline: Trump Says He’s Treated Unfairly. Abe Lincoln Like, ‘What?’
Last week, President Trump said no politician had been "treated worse" than him. The internet pointed out some presidents who might challenge that. The post While You Were Offline: Trump Says He's Treated Unfairly. Abe Lincoln Like, ‘What?’ appeared first on WIRED.
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