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Updated 2019-07-19 09:24
Comic-Con Trailers: 'It Chapter 2,' 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and 'His Dark Materials'
Two sequels and a new version of a classic book trilogy all drop during the convention's first day.
How It Feels to Drive—and Crash—the First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette
Car buffs have waited decades for Chevy's new Corvette Stingray, with its relocated engine. WIRED got to test the beast in a simulator GM used to help build it.
About That 'Cats' Trailer: A Feline Anatomy Expert Weighs In
A very serious anatomical investigation of a movie about a play about poems about cats who sing.
The FaceApp Privacy Panic, a Mysterious Satellite Outage, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
While Washington Talks Antitrust, Europe Takes Action
The European Commission fined chipmaker Qualcomm €242 million for luring Chinese phone makers with low prices, forcing a British rival out of the market.
Where Do Supermassive Black Holes Come From?
Born shortly after the Big Bang, these cosmic monsters have perplexed astronomers for years. A new study may shed light on their origins.
The Truth About Trump’s Love-Hate Relationship With Big Tech
The president and social media companies pantomime conflict while quietly helping each other.
Depth of Field: The Hollow Poetry of the Eric Garner Decision
The force of Drew Angerer's photo is in what it names: It tells us what the US Department of Justice did about Eric Garner's death.
Europe’s Galileo Satellite Outage Serves as a Warning
The dramatic EU Galileo incident underscores the threat of satellite timing and navigation system failures.
Disney’s New ‘Lion King’ Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema
Director Jon Favreau shot the remake of the animated classic inside virtual reality. He doesn't know what to call the result, but it looks like a real movie.
'Thor 4' Is Coming—and Taika Waititi Is Directing
Chris Hemsworth will reportedly return for the new movie.
How Long Would It Take to Bicycle to the Moon?
To follow in Apollo 11’s footsteps, all you need is a space bike, 240,000 miles of cable, and a whole lot of sandwiches.
High-Stakes AI Decisions Need to Be Automatically Audited
Opinion: The current standard for evaluating AI is insufficient. AI systems should be instantly interrogated for bias by a third party.
5 Best Portable Espresso Makers You Can Buy (2019)
Make awesome espresso on the road, hiking, car camping, or anywhere else, with these handheld machines.
Computer Models, Epic Floods, and the Fate of Coastal Cities
By 2050, coastal cities like Charleston may experience flooding more than 300 days a year. Now scientists can better predict—and plan for—the effects.
Everyone Wants Facebook's Libra to Be Regulated. But How?
Facebook's planned blockchain-based currency poses nettlesome questions: Is it money? Is the Libra Association a bank?
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.
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.
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.
33 Best Deals From Walmart and Other Amazon Prime Day Rivals
Prime Day is so popular that Amazon competitors like Walmart and Target counter it with their own sales. We've collected the best of the rest.
The #IceBae Meme Captures the Worst of 2019 So Far
It’s come to this.
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 never get charged.
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.
Why Microsoft’s BlueKeep Bug Hasn’t Wreaked Havoc—Yet
Microsoft's critical vulnerability remains unpatched in hundreds of thousands of computers, and it may already be exploited in secret.
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.
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 with neurological disorders, or the next step in human evolution
Tech Giants Claim Competition Exists. House Dems Don't Buy It
Executives from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google testified before Congress that they face fierce competition. Lawmakers say it’s “frustrating.”
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 an emoji proposal.
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 without clear recourse.
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.
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.
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 homes?
Amazon Prime Day 2019: The 29 Best Home and Outdoors Deals
We scrolled until our eyes burned to bring you the best Prime Day deals on fitness watches, Instant Pots, and more.
Google and Nest Device Deals: 11 Prime Day Sales
To combat Amazon's Prime Day, Google is discounting its best devices.
Amazon Prime Day 2019: The Absolute Best Tech Deals Online
We scoured Amazon's labyrinth of discounts to bring you the best Prime Day deals.
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.
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.
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, a researcher on the ethics of AI.
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.
19 Best Prime Day Deals on Amazon Devices: Kindle, Echo, Fire
Get your Alexa on with these Amazon Device deals on Fire Tablets, Kindles, Ring Doorbells, and more.
Hackers Made an App That Kills to Prove a Point
Medtronic and the FDA left an insulin pump with a potentially deadly vulnerability on the market—until researchers who found the flaw showed how bad it could be.
Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino’s Guide to Eating in Space
Try the turkey tetrazzini, skip the ice cream, and don’t miss your chance to steal the commander’s shrimp cocktail.
Amazon Prime Day 2019: The Best Kindle Is Only $60
We're big fans of Amazon's Kindles, and all three are on sale for Prime Day: Standard, Paperwhite, and Oasis. They're as cheap as we've seen them.
Netflix's 'Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein' Is a Fun Mess
It also demonstrates a new content model for Netflix, oddly.
No More Deals: San Francisco Considers Raising Taxes on Tech
In 2011, San Francisco cut taxes to lure tech firms. Eight years later, gaping income inequality has city officials looking for ways to get tech to pay its share.
The 10 Things We're Most Excited to See at Comic-Con
This year's event is definitely downsized—but that makes room for a lot of surprises.
That Global Ban on Huawei? Not So Much Anymore
A UK committee declines to recommend banning Huawei from the nation's telecom networks, as the US prepares to permit some sales to the Chinese company.
Spaceflight and Spirituality, a Complicated Relationship
The earliest days of American human spaceflight were dominated by white Christian protestants. Does religion have a place in the future of space exploration?
The Best Gear to Take to the Moon
You're embarking on the craziest 76-hour journey of your life. What on earth (literally) do you bring?
Why 'Moon Shot' Has No Place in the 21st Century
Today’s challenges are vast and nebulous—and demand a different kind of ambition and approach. We need a new name for them.