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The CCleaner Malware Fiasco Targeted at Least 20 Specific Tech Firms
The backdooring of security software CCleaner now appears to have been more of a targeted spying operation than a mere cybercrime scheme.
The Real Trouble With Trump's 'Dark Post' Facebook Ads
Trump running campaign ads to a select audience on Facebook? That's just how ads work. The scary part is that you can't track them.
The United States Needs an Earthquake Warning System Already
Mexico and Japan warn citizens with sirens and alerts. But not yet in the United States.
Switzerland's Getting a Delivery Network for Blood-Toting Drones
And it's got some clever new hardware to make it work.
Dems Push for a Digital Ad Crackdown to Stop Foreign Meddling
As Facebook falls under more scrutiny for Russia's ad buys, Congress eyes regulation.
Inside the Second Coming of Nest
After some bumps in the road to home-automation nirvana, Google’s Nest tries to level up with a new suite of products.
The Ikea Place App Shows the Practical Promise of AR Kit
No, you can't turn your living room into a battlefield. But you can see what that sofa would look like if you bought it.
A WikiLeaks Russia Dump Reveals Just Enough—But Not Too Much
This week, WikiLeaks turned its sites on Russia—and while it didn't reveal much, something beats nothing at all.
Apple Becomes a Chipmaker to One-Up Smartphone Foes
Apple's iPhone X and Apple Watch 3 rely on new, company-designed chips.
The Impossible Burger: Inside the Strange Science of the Fake Meat That 'Bleeds'
Join WIRED for the deepest dive yet into the science of the Impossible Burger, the genetically engineered fake meat on a mission to upend the beef industry.
New Group of Iranian Hackers Linked to Destructive Malware
A suspected Iranian government hacking team known as APT33 may be planting computer-killing code in networks around the world.
Geneticists Trace an Australian Migration with Aboriginal Artifacts
Specialists in ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide used an anthropological gold mine to figure out how humans first migrated across Australia.
'Freeways' Is a Mobile Game That Lets You Play Traffic Engineer
Justin Smith's game will drive you crazy and make you appreciate hardworking highway builders.
*Dishonored: Death of the Outsider* Review: Ending the Franchise With Some Much-Needed Anger
In the series' final installment, you go hunting for the trickster deity who started it all.
Tech Firms Open to Changing Law to Combat Sex Trafficking
Bill would change part of the Communications Decency Act, which protects site operators for content posted by others.
Apple Watch Series 3 Review: The Apple Watch Fulfills Its Destiny
Now that it has LTE built in, the Apple Watch finally makes good on its promise to save you from your phone.
These Startups Want to Be Tinder for Your Rolodex
Shapr and BumbleBizz want to adapt the dating app model for business. But it's hard to sell networking with the same tools used to sell sex.
Graphic Design Is About to Be Upended By AI
Apple's 1984 Macintosh revolutionized graphic design—but that was nothing compared to the coming wave of websites that'll design themselves.
Silicon Valley Eats Its Young with "Disruption"
A decade of genre-busting innovation from Silicon Valley has us primed for transformative companies. But those expectations are killing fledgling startups.
The Ellen Pao Effect Is What Happens After Lean In
Ellen Pao's Reset is ushering in a new corporate code. We should listen.
Got a PS4? Add Virtual Reality for Only $300
The most affordable VR bundle is $100 off right now with a coupon code.
Donald Trump’s United Nations Speech Stokes North Korea Tensions
At the United Nations Tuesday, Donald Trump's incendiary North Korea remarks pushed the word even further from a peaceful outcome.
Zack Snyder Left *Justice League*—Then He Made an iPhone Movie
The director's new 4-minute short was released today.
Udacity Launches an Online Course for Flying Car Engineers
Sebastian Thrun's online education company wants to prepare more people for the future of flying.
Waymo and Intel Combine to Power the Future of Self-Driving Cars
The rich Google self-driving car spinoff and the global chipmaker make excellent dance partners.
Bored With Your Fitbit? These Cancer Researchers Aren't
Scientists are publishing more studies and enrolling more clinical trials using Fitbit devices than any other wearable fitness tracker out there.
The Best Toronto International Film Festival Movies to Look Forward To
This year's festival was a standout, and proved there's plenty of quality heading to theaters later this year.
In Physics, Crossing a River Is Just Like Landing a Plane
Crosswind landings follow the same concepts as a classic physics problem.
How to Download and Install iOS 11
Make your old iPhone feel new again with Apple's latest software.
Why Many Deaf Prisoners Can’t Phone Home
States rely on faulty, outdated technology, and resist efforts to use videophones.
Tour Europe and America's Wacky, Culture-Swapping Festivals
It's not exactly historically accurate, but it's certainly entertaining.
Review: Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
This isn't 2017's most exciting iPhone. But the iPhone 8 shines even in the shadow of the iPhone X.
Cities Turn to Other Cities for Help Fighting Climate Change
If every city with more than 100,000 people stepped up, they could account for 40 percent of the Paris accord's emissions cuts.
*Blade Runner 2049*: Inside the Dark Future of a Sequel 35 Years in the Making
What the sequel can tell us about the state of sci-fi and America's appetite for dystopia.
The 2017 Emmy Winners Were Heartening, But TV Diversity Is Still Far From Prestige
At Sunday's award ceremony, the night's most significant wins served as a reminder that the TV industry still suffers from an ugly imbalance.
CCleaner Malware Shows Software's Serious Supply-Chain Security Problem
Hackers have targeted software's supply chain in three high profile attacks discovered over the summer.
Emmy Award Winners 2017: Hulu’s 'Handmaid's Tale' Win Heralds Television’s New 'Big Three'
The service's 'The Handmaid's Tale' won big, making it the third streaming player to do so. Is there a new Big Three?
To Stop Distracted Driving, Researchers Monitor Drivers
A team from the University of Waterloo used deep learning to develop a system that monitors drivers and detects distraction.
Don’t Blame Pigs for Swine Flu—Species Hopping Is How Viruses Evolve
The discovery that viruses move between species unexpectedly often is rewriting ideas about their evolutionary history—and may have troubling implications for the threat from emerging diseases.
Nike’s New Flyleather Brings Cowskin Into the 21st Century
The company's newest tennis shoe is made from recycled leather.
The Strange, Grisly World of Crocodile Hunting in Australia
Once nearly extinct, there are now more than 100,00 crocodiles in northern Australia. And the government keeps the population in check through regulated hunting.
To Fix Its Toxic Ad Problem, Facebook Must Break Itself
Facebook stress-tests its tech. It could do the same for its moral compass.
What if America Had a Detective Agency for Disasters?
A National Disaster Investigation Board could make sure everyone learns the lessons that hurricanes, outbreaks, and explosions can teach.
AI Research Is in Desperate Need of an Ethical Watchdog
More social scientists are using AI intending to solve society’s ills, but they don’t have clear ethical guidelines to prevent them from accidentally harming people.
Everything We'll Be Watching for During the Emmys
The last year has brought a lot of fresh new TV shows. Will the Emmys reward them? We'll find out tonight.
Hillary Clinton's Book Recommendation for Trump Tops This Week's News Roundup
The former secretary of state gave the president a really good read.
Where Do They Put All That Toxic Hurricane Debris?
After Hurricane Irma, Florida worries about debris contaminated with toxic chemicals.
To Get an Early Look at Next Year's Ski Gear, Head to Portillo, Chile
The skiing cognoscenti converge on an Andean resort every August to try the latest winter gear.
Electric Concept Cars from the Frankfurt Motor Show Reveal the Auto Industry's Future
Concepts from BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and others show how big automakers are preparing for the electric age.
Space Photos of the Week: So Long, Cassini. Thanks for All the Pics
A glittering barred spiral galaxy, Jupiter's storms, and Cassini's long-awaited Grande Finale dive this week in space.