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Gadget Lab Podcast: Our Favorite Gadgets From 2017
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
The editors of WIRED discuss some of their favorite products, and spot a few trends along the way.
MobileCoin: A New Cryptocurrency From Signal Creator Moxie Marlinspike
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
MobileCoin aims to make cryptocurrency transactions quick and easy for everyone, while still preserving privacy and decentralization.
Silicon Valley's Immortalists Will Help Us All Stay Healthy
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
All over Silicon Valley and elsewhere, executives follow weird revitalization fads. They think the code of aging can be hacked and death made optional.
Secrecy Is Dead. Here's What Happens Next.
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
In the new world order, any information or data will be public information. Now we have to figure out how to live in a world without privacy.
The Whirl Is Not Enough: Hundred-Dollar Fidget Spinners
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
These titanium, brass, and Damascus steel objets d'art will long outlast the plastic doo-dad craze.
How Bossip Smashed Headline Conventions to Smithereens
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
The gossip site and its competitors know that it’s not just what you say—it's who you're speaking to, and from what angle.
McLaren Does Supercar Minimalism, Palestinians Reroute Around Waze, and More This Week in the Future of Cars
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
Plus: How Ford built a new engine for its GT supercar.
How Ford Build a New Kind of Engine for Its GT Supercar
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
The inside story of how the automaker turned a pickup truck powerplant into a Le Mans-winning supercar engine.
Artificial Intelligence Is Killing the Uncanny Valley and Our Grasp on Reality
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
Artificial intelligence-generated video, photos, and audio that mimic the real world are already here. Now we get to live among them.
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Will Be Too Inclusive for Some People. Good.
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
Rian Johnson didn't just make a great movie—he tore down every sacred cow reactionaries have left.
The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin's Global Warming Problem
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
Current trends say generating new bitcoins will use all the power in the world by 2020. That might not happen, but the technical issues aren't going away.
Bitcoin and Blockchain Will Reveal What They're Actually Good For in 2018
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
Bitcoin and blockchain have burst into the mainstream. But its biggest value is not in replacing traditional cash.
The iPhone Is Still Bigger than Donald Trump
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
While we were freaking out about the state of American politics, tech kept moving on.
After FCC Abandons Net Neutrality, States Take Up the Fight
December 15th, 2017, 04:40 PM
Attorneys general in five states say they'll sue to overturn the FCC's decision to repeal its net neutrality rules. Officials in Washington and California propose their own net neutrality rules.
The Biggest Whoppers From the FCC's Net Neutrality Meeting
December 14th, 2017, 04:40 PM
FCC commissioners employed dubious information and curious logic before voting to repeal net neutrality rules.
NASA’s Latest Kepler Exoplanet Discovery Fueled by AI
December 14th, 2017, 04:40 PM
Planet hunters didn't just stumble onto Kepler-90i. The secret to their success: a neural network trained to identify exoplanets.
Read the FCC’s Two Dissenting Voices on Why Net Neutrality Matters
December 14th, 2017, 04:40 PM
The FCC has voted to roll back net neutrality rules. Read the statements of dissent from the two Democratic commissioners for a better understanding of just how much damage that can do.
The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality. Now What?
December 14th, 2017, 04:40 PM
Groups plan to contest the FCC decision's to repeal net neutrality rules.
Patients Want Poop Transplants. Here's How to Make Them Safe
December 14th, 2017, 04:40 PM
Fecal transplants care caught in a legal limbo, even as they grow in popularity.
Disney’s Acquisition of Fox Could Change Streaming Forever
December 14th, 2017, 04:40 PM
The massive additions to Disney's library mean it could be a serious player in the ever-splintering streaming market.