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Updated 2019-02-15 18:22
A 7-Year Journey Across the US, One Highway at a Time
Joshua Dudley Greer traveled 100,000 miles up and down US interstates for his new book 'Somewhere Along the Line'.
'Metro Exodus' Brings the Series' Grim Atmosphere Aboveground
By taking the 'Metro' titles out of the Metro, 4A Games is conducting a massive experiment—one that mostly succeeds.
The Fallout of the Activision Layoffs Will Last a While
Outcry about the layoffs has continued throughout the week.
See All the Tools and Tricks That Make Nascar Go
If bullet journals, perfectly arranged drawers, and heart-stopping car racing is your thing, you'll be glad to meet the crews who make it happen.
The Eye-Popping Alita: Battle Angel Never Ends—Literally
The James Cameron-produced movie is a lot of fun, but it's trying so hard to turn into a franchise it forgets to have a third act.
Netflix's 'Umbrella Academy' Is Your New X-Men—Ugh
Sure, it's derivative. That's what you'll love about it—and what might drive you crazy.
7 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers (2019)
Learn how to make fantastic cold brew with our picks for the best cold brew coffee makers, best cold brew coffee grounds, and our advice.
Personal Data Collection: The Complete Wired Guide
Information about you, what you buy, where you go, even where you look is the oil that fuels the digital economy.
Darpa Wants to Solve Science’s Reproducibility Crisis With AI
Social science has an image problem—too many findings don't hold up. A new project will crank through 30,000 studies to try to identify red flags.
Au Revoir, Airbus A380
It was so huge that it required a whole special bespoke transportation logistics setup, but no one wanted to buy it.
How Do I (Safely) Use Dating Apps?
Happy Love Day! (Ugh) Here's how to get started with Tinder, Bumble, and so on
Before There Was Internet Paranoia, There Was Lyndon LaRouche
He was considered a wacko and denied access to a broad audience. Today, anyone can spread wild ideas online.
Trump's Wall Won't Solve a National Emergency. It Is One
President Trump has signaled that in addition to signing a congressional spending bill, he will declare a national emergency to fund his misbegotten border wall.
Amazon Won't Build Its HQ2 in New York City
The company says it will no longer build its highly anticipated office in Queens, after the deal faced backlash from politicians, taxpayers, and activists.
India Is Cracking Down on Ecommerce and Free Speech
Following China's lead, India is restricting some sales by global ecommerce companies, and weakening protections around online free speech.
The AI Text Generator That's Too Dangerous to Make Public
Researchers at OpenAI decided that a system that scores well at understanding language could too easily be manipulated for malicious intent.
Women Will Dominate—and Dismantle—the Music Industry in 2019
From Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves to Tierra Whack and Lizzo, this year is all about female artists remaking the music biz.
A 'Breaking Bad' Movie Is Coming to Netflix
Also: Apple is reportedly announcing its streaming plans in March, and Thanos is going to 'Dune'.
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Review: Not Your Best Buds
Sennheiser's high-end earbuds are completely wire-free, but they aren't completely hassle-free.
Don’t Get Your Valentine an Internet-Connected Sex Toy
Mozilla expands its “Privacy Not Included” gift guide to the bedroom: It’s all sexy fun and games until someone hacks a WiFi-enabled butt plug.
Launch an 80,000-Pound Sled off an Aircraft Carrier? Sure!
This electromagnetic catapult flings airplanes into the sky (and giant sleds into the water). Here's how to calculate the projectile motion involved.
Two Satellites Almost Crashed. Here’s How They Dodged It
Close encounters of the orbiting kind are getting so common, the Air Force’s alerts are starting to look like junk mail.
How Measles Hacks the Body—and Harms Its Victims for Years
The virus is the most contagious in the world, exploiting the human body's immune system to spread with extreme agility and harming its victims for years.
10 Ways to Stay Active Indoors (and Sane) in Winter
Rollerblades, climbing shoes, and more—here’s our favorite gear for warding off the winter blues.
What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country
Direct democracy! Universal basic income! Fascism!? The inside story of Italy’s Five Star Movement and the cyberguru who dreamed it up.
A New Robo-Car Report Card Isn't Quite What It Seems
he numbers are a little jumbly, but reports published by the state’s DMV show progress toward the day when humans are unshackled from the steering wheel.
The T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Is Scrambling Telecom Politics
Democrats have often opposed telecom mergers, but some prominent Democrats support T-Mobile's proposed acquisition of Sprint.
Don't Blame 'Fortnite' for Activision-Blizzard's Layoffs
There is a 'Fortnite' Effect—but it's not what you think it is.
R.I.P., Opportunity Rover: the Hardest-Working Robot in the Solar System
NASA announced that, after 15 years and 5,000 charge cycles, the Mars rover Opportunity is officially dead. Here’s what killed the tenacious little robot.
Should Big Tech Own Our Personal Data?
Opinion: Personal data is increasingly a core part of our personhood. Which is why the “service for data” model is a devil’s bargain.
US Air Force Defector Allegedly Helped Iran Hack Americans
In an astonishing indictment, the DOJ details how Monica Witt allegedly turned on her former counterintelligence colleagues.
A 6-Legged Robot Stares at the Sky to Navigate Like a Desert Ant
AntBot looks for the polarized light from the sun in order to find its way. Your robot car could do the same one day.
Sony's PlayStation Classic is a Great Deal Right Now (Only $40)
It's only a couple months old, but Sony's miniature PS Classic has dropped from $100 to just $40.
'Frozen 2' Trailer: Twitter Asks, Where Is Elsa's Girlfriend?
The internet would be thrilled if the sequel was basically 'Carol' on Ice. It would be a monumental move for Disney.
What Trump’s Executive Order on AI Is Missing
Opinion: America needs a special visa program aimed at attracting more AI experts and specialists.
Americans Are Abandoning Public Transit—but Don't Blame Uber
In a world of cheap gas, easy-come auto loans, ride-hail, and now a new breed of bike- and scooter-share, transit riders aren’t riding like they used to.
Forget People, Elroy's Self-Flying Drone Hauls Heavy Cargo
The hybrid-powered aircraft will carry up to 500 pounds with a range of 300 miles and could enter service next year.
Californians Trust the Weed Industry More Than Social Media
A survey finds that the majority of Californians think tech has been “under-regulated” and merits more government oversight.
This Robot Debates and Cracks Jokes, but It's Still a Toaster
Domo arigato, debating roboto: An IBM project shows that a computer can carry on a sophisticated—if creepy—argument with a human.
Strava's New Tool Builds Routes Based on Your Finger Swipes
Drag your finger on the in-app map, and the mobile Route Builder translates your scrawl into an ideal path. The beta version debuts soon for Strava Summit users.
1 in 3 Americans Suffered Severe Online Harassment in 2018
And roughly 80 percent of Americans say tech companies should do more to prevent it, according to a new survey from the Anti-Defamation League.
'Captain Marvel' Has the Best Movie Website Since 'Space Jam'
To promote its upcoming superhero flick, Marvel went full Geocities. And experts say it hit all the right notes.
'Kara Versus Jack' Proves That Twitter Needs an Edit Button
Tuesday's big event, in which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey answered questions from journalist Kara Swisher, was peppered with typos that muddied the message.
The Pentagon Doubles Down on AI–and Wants Help from Big Tech
A new Defense Department strategy calls for rapid adoption of AI across the military, and Google, Oracle, IBM, and SAP have signaled interest in a partnership.
What Happens If Russia Cuts Itself Off From the Internet
State media has reported that Russia will attempt to disconnect from the global internet this spring. That's going to be tricky.
The Green New Deal Is Just the Vague, Audacious Goal We Need
The Green New Deal unveiled by congressional Democrats last week is fairly criticized for being vague and unrealistic. But the US needs ambitious societal goals.
Disney's Building Its Own Streamer—Why Take Shows to Hulu?
There's a reason Howard the Duck is going to Hulu and not Disney+.
The Redditors Who Reclaimed r/FatPussy (and Other Vile Subs)
It's about cats now.
This Scary Map Shows How Climate Change Will Transform Your City
Click on your city, and the map will pinpoint a modern analog city that matches what your climate may be in 2080. The results are startling.
A Photographer Re-Creates the Snapshots in Old Family Albums
Rie Yamada collects vintage photo albums and re-stages the images—with herself as all the subjects.