• By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    BITCOIN IS SOARING. HERE'S WHY IT'S NOT READY FOR THE BIG TIME

    Weaknesses in bitcoin's underlying technology slow processing times, and spawn big fees.

    Technology, Business
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    TWITTER'S NEWEST FEATURE: MULTI-TWEET THREADS

    You can now compose your tweetstorms all at once, and send them out into the world as one contained screed.

    World, Gear
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    'STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI' IS A NEAR-PERFECT REINVENTION OF THE FRANCHISE

    Rian Johnson's movie is the springiest, smartest, most assured installment in years.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    'STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI': BUILDING A BETTER SNOKE

    In the latest Star Wars sequel, Snoke comes to life thanks to Andy Serkis-extremely, frighteningly alive.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    THE PHYSICS OF PROJECTILE MOTION WITH A CLICKY PEN

    The spring inside a clicky pen is a perfect way to learn about projectile motion.

    Science, Dot Physics
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    D-ORBIT'S SELF-DESTRUCT MODULES FOR SATELLITES COULD HELP FIX THE SPACE JUNK PROBLEM

    A plug-and-play motor could send any satellite to burn up in the atmosphere. It's a good thing, promise.

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    ARE TECH COMPANIES TRYING TO DERAIL SEX-TRAFFICKING BILL?

    Advocacy groups contend tech companies are quietly working to undo a compromise measure to curb sex trafficking.

    Tech, Business
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    MCLAREN'S SENNA SUPERCAR DELIVERS WILD PERFORMANCE, COSTS A MILLION DOLLARS

    The 4.0-liter V8 engine that sits behind the two carbon fiber seats produces 789 brake horsepower.

    Transportation
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    IF THE FCC KILLS NET NEUTRALITY, EXPECT FEWER GREAT STARTUPS

    Opinion: Ajit Pai's plan to ditch the open internet will have a serious, and negative, impact on innovation.

    Business, Opinion
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    SPACEX WILL SEND A REUSABLE ROCKET TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

    The mission also christens an improved launch pad-destroyed in a 2016 explosion-to support the next generation of launches.

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    FCC PLAN TO KILL NET NEUTRALITY RULES COULD HURT STUDENTS

    Schools, colleges, and students may not be able to pay for "fast lanes" permitted if the FCC abandons net neutrality rules.

    Business
  • By Wired   -   Dec 12, 2017

    EXCLUSIVE: TRACING ISIS' WEAPONS SUPPLY CHAIN-BACK TO THE US

    The Islamic State is designing and mass-producing its own advanced munitions-with parts from all over the world.

    World, Security
  • By Wired   -   Dec 11, 2017

    AS THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRES RAGE, A BOEING 747 JOINS THE FIGHT

    The Global Supertanker is a modified Boeing 747 that drops mass quantities of fire retardant from just 200 feet above the ground.

    Transportation
  • By Wired   -   Dec 11, 2017

    CRISPR THERAPEUTICS PLANS TO LAUNCH ITS FIRST CLINICAL TRIAL IN 2018

    The study, testing a genetic tweak to the stem cells that make red blood cells, could begin as soon as next year.

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Dec 11, 2017

    WHY STEPHEN WOLFRAM DECIDED TO LIVESTREAM HIS COMPANY'S WORK

    Stephen Wolfram explains his decision to show the world exactly how Wolfram Research works-via live stream.

    World, Business
  • By Wired   -   Dec 11, 2017

    'STAR WARS' SURPRISE: JEDI ARE CELIBATE!

    According to Luke Skywalker himself, if Jedi were allowed to get down "I'd have a girlfriend by now."

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Dec 11, 2017

    CLIMATE CHANGE COULD TAKE THE AIR OUT OF WIND FARMS

    If the Arctic gets warmer, the northern winds get weaker, possibly leading to big drops in clean energy.

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Dec 11, 2017

    AM I THE WORST FOR LOOKING AT OTHER PEOPLE'S TEXTS ON THE SUBWAY?

    We are all informational predators. We are also all informational prey.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Dec 11, 2017

    THE US FLIRTS WITH GEOENGINEERING TO STYMIE CLIMATE CHANGE

    A Congressman introduces a bill to explore technologies to geoengineer Earth. That is, if it gets past his colleagues and then the...

    World, Technology, Science
  • By Wired   -   Dec 11, 2017

    WHEN YOUR FITBIT GOES FROM ACTIVITY TRACKER TO PERSONAL MEDICAL DEVICE

    With sales of its activity trackers sagging, and competition from Apple Watch, Fitbit increasingly stresses the medical uses of its...

    Business