The Last Generation of Typewriter Repairmen (2010)

It’s easy to forget how much time computer word-processing programs have saved the writing public. Before computers, any typewritten document that needed revision had to be retyped again and again. And that’s hardly the end of it. Total up all the hours that people spent whiting … | Continue reading


@wired.com | 2 hours ago

Europe's Proposed Limits on AI Would Have Global Consequences

The EU released draft laws that would regulate facial recognition and uses of algorithms. If it passes, the policy will impact companies in the US and China. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 day ago

A Clubhouse bug let people lurk in rooms invisibly

The vulnerabilities opened the door to “ghosts” hiding in and disrupting rooms, where moderators would be unable to mute them. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 day ago

Palestinian Hackers Tricked Victims into Installing iOS Spyware

The groups used social engineering techniques on Facebook to direct targets to a wide range of malware, including custom tools. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 day ago

Facebook Announces Live Audio Rooms, Its Clubhouse Clone

Clubhouse is the latest startup to get cloned by Facebook, as the social media giant announces a suite of new audio features. Who will use them? | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 day ago

They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines–and Started a Cold War

Secret codes. Legal threats. Betrayal. How one couple built a device to fix McDonald’s notoriously broken soft-serve machines—and how the fast-food giant froze them out. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 3 days ago

Hackers Used to Be Humans. Soon, AIs Will Hack Humanity

Like crafty genies, AIs will grant our wishes, and then hack them, exploiting our social, political, and economic systems like never before. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 3 days ago

The Untold Story of the Biggest Diamond Heist (2009)

Leonardo Notarbartolo strolls into the prison visiting room trailing a guard as if the guy were his personal assistant. The other convicts in this eastern Belgian prison turn to look. Notarbartolo nods and smiles faintly, the laugh lines crinkling around his blue eyes. Though he’ … | Continue reading


@wired.com | 3 days ago

100M More IoT Devices Are Exposed–and They Won’t Be the Last

The Name:Wreck flaws in TCP/IP are the latest in a series of vulnerabilities with global implications. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 4 days ago

As Digital Currency’s Popularity Rises, So Do Privacy Fears

Backers see a way to reach the unbanked. But any system could give the government a record of every dollar you spend. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 6 days ago

Turns Out, Spock Is Kinda Bad at Logic

For her new book, Julia Galef catalogued the Vulcan's predictions and found events he describes as "impossible" actually happened 83 percent of the time. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 6 days ago

Who Let the Doge Out? The Cryptocurrency Is as Nutty and Joyful as Ever

The much wow Dogecoin has had its notable influencers—including, for a brief moment, me. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 6 days ago

Chinese Scientists Create New Mutant Bird-Flu Virus (2013)

Exploring in a laboratory what's dreaded in nature, a team of Chinese scientists have combined H5N1 avian influenza, which is highly lethal but doesn't transmit easily between people, with the pandemic 2009 flu strain. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 7 days ago

What Caused Facebook's 500M-User Data Leak?

The company's explanations have been confusing and inconsistent, but there are finally some answers. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 16 days ago

Ugly or Beautiful? The Housing Blocks Communism Left Behind

Zupagrafika's new book captures modernist and brutalist architecture in Germany, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 16 days ago

Lauren Goode on algorithms that won’t let her forget her canceled marriage

In 2019, I made a painful decision. But to the algorithms that drive Facebook, Pinterest, and a million other apps, I'm forever getting married. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 16 days ago

Signal adds a payments feature with a privacy-focused cryptocurrency

The encrypted messaging app is integrating support for MobileCoin in a bid to keep up with the features offered by its more mainstream rivals. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 16 days ago

I Called Off My Wedding. The Internet Will Never Forget

In 2019, I made a painful decision. But to the algorithms that drive Facebook, Pinterest, and a million other apps, I'm forever getting married. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 17 days ago

Covid-19 Vaccine Passports Are Coming. What Will That Mean?

Scores of plans to verify immunity are in the works. But there are even more questions about how they’ll use data, protect privacy—and who gets certified first. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 21 days ago

Scientists Need to Admit What They Got Wrong About Covid

Over the last year, the scientific community has been reluctant to openly discuss its missteps. But coming clean could help prevent the next pandemic. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 21 days ago

Physicists Learn to Superfreeze Antimatter

Antimatter, the mysterious mirror-stuff of the universe, is hard to make and harder to study. A laser that literally chills it out could change all that. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 22 days ago

YouTube Has a Creepy Minecraft Problem

A WIRED investigation has found dozens of kid-focused videos with disturbing thumbnails that the platform serves up on the Topic pages of popular games. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 23 days ago

AI Can Generate Convincing Text–and Anyone Can Use It

The makers of Eleuther hope it will be an open source alternative to GPT-3, the well-known language program from OpenAI. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 25 days ago

Why You Stay Up So Late, Even When You Know You Shouldn’t

There are certain traits that lend themselves to “revenge bedtime procrastination.” There’s also a way out. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 26 days ago

What will it take to get a giant cargo ship unstuck from the Suez Canal?

The task won’t be easy: Tugboats, excavators, and cranes all may be enlisted to help the Ever Given, while at least 34 other ships wait around the blockage. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 26 days ago

Howard Scott Warshaw Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Video Games

Better known as HSW, the legendary Atari developer talks about the infamous 'E.T.' game, his new book, and why Steven Spielberg still hasn’t called him back. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 27 days ago

Innovation Starvation (2011)

My lifespan encompasses the era when the United States of America was capable of launching human beings into space. Some of my earliest memories are of sitting on a braided rug before a hulking black-and-white television, watching the early Gemini missions. This summer, at the ag … | Continue reading


@wired.com | 28 days ago

The DOJ Must Crack Down on the Scourge of Online Scams

A new FBI report proves that the Justice Department is failing to combat internet fraud. Here’s how the government should address that. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 29 days ago

Existential threat to livelihoods for low-wage contract workers at SV campuses

As tech campuses became ghost towns, the people who kept them running—cooks, custodians, drivers—faced an existential threat to their livelihoods. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 29 days ago

Announcing the WIRED Resilience Residency

We’re looking for new voices to provide an insider perspective on rapidly changing industries. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

Even Mild Brain Injuries Raise the Risk of Dementia

A new study shows that concussions and other head traumas can have long-lasting effects on our health. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

Hello, I'm Mr. Null. My Name Makes Me Invisible to Computers

My last name is "Null," and it comes preloaded with entertainment value. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

Where Are Those Shoes You Ordered? Check the Ocean Floor

More containers have fallen off ships in the past four months than are typically lost in a year. Blame heavy traffic and rolling waves. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

Where Are Those Shoes You Ordered? Check the Ocean Floor

More containers have fallen off ships in the past four months than are typically lost in a year. Blame heavy traffic and rolling waves. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

Apple bent its rules for Russia

Russian iPhone buyers will soon be prompted to install software developed in that country, setting a precedent that other authoritarian governments may follow. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

An uprecedented look at Stuxnet (2014)

In an excerpt from her new book, "Countdown to Zero Day," WIRED's Kim Zetter describes the dark path the world's first digital weapon took to reach its target in Iran. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

Fantasy Soccer Keeps My Kids Connected and Happy

When soccer practice was practically grounded by the pandemic, my kids turned an analog pastime into a fresh way to keep up with friends around the world. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

A SpaceX Engineer's Dark Web Insider Trading Sparks an SEC First

“MillionaireMike” allegedly ran a stock tip scam that earned him $27,000 in bitcoin payments. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

Why Covering Canals with Solar Panels Is a Power Move

Covering waterways would, in a sense, make solar panels water-cooled, boosting their efficiency. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

The Buzzy, Chatty, Out-of-Control Rise of Clubhouse

Paul Davison and Rohan Seth’s audio-only app is the tech crush of the pandemic. Now comes the hard part: hosting a global gabfest, without the toxicity. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

A New York Lawmaker Wants to Ban Police Use of Armed Robots

Officers’ use of Boston Robotics’ Digidog intensifies concerns about militarization of the police. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

Facebook's ‘Red Team X’ Hunts Bugs Beyond the Social Network's Walls

The internal hacking team has spent the last year looking for vulnerabilities in the products the company uses, which could in turn make the whole internet safer. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

Google and the Age of Privacy Theater

The demise of surveillance capitalism has been greatly exaggerated. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

People Who Text While Walking Do Ruin Everything

Clever experiments demonstrate how having your face in your phone disrupts the flow of pedestrian traffic and makes life difficult for everyone. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

Want Carbon-Neutral Cows? Algae Isn’t the Answer

Recent headlines suggest that feeding seaweed to cattle could help reduce the methane in their burps. But the claims don’t hold up under scrutiny. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

The Buzzy, Chatty, Out-of-Control Rise of Clubhouse

Paul Davison and Rohan Seth’s audio-only app is the tech crush of the pandemic. Now comes the hard part: hosting a global gabfest, without the toxicity. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

Wikipedia Is Finally Asking Big Tech to Pay Up

The Big Four all lean on the encyclopedia at no cost. With the launch of Wikimedia Enterprise, the volunteer project will change that—and possibly itself too. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago

Foreign Meddling Flooded the 2020 Election–But Not by Hackers

A new ODNI report shows how extensive Russian and Iranian influence operations were, but it doesn’t mention a single hack-and-leak incident. | Continue reading


@wired.com | 1 month ago