• By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    YOUTUBE AND FACEBOOK TRENDING TOOLS HIGHLIGHTED PARKLAND CONSPIRACY THEORIES

    An algorithm change apparently designed to keep fake news out is precisely what put a Parkland conspiracy video at the top of YouTube's...

    Business
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    EX-GOOGLE EMPLOYEE CLAIMS WRONGFUL FIRING FOR CRITICIZING JAMES DAMORE'S MEMO

    Former Google engineer Tim Chevalier sued the company, claiming he was fired for sharing politically liberal posts on Google's internal...

    Business
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    THIS STARTUP'S TEST SHOWS HOW HARASSMENT TARGETS WOMEN ONLINE

    Kapwing changed the avatar on its customer-service chat widget from a woman to a man, and then a cat. The harassment stopped.

    Business
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    YOU DON'T NEED A PERSONAL GENETICS TEST TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH

    That in-home DNA test won't tell you much about how to eat or exercise. Fortunately, you don't need it to.

    Health, Science
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    SNAKELIKE SKIN GIVES A ROBOT THE POWER TO CRAWL

    Researchers report today that they've designed an inflatable robot with its own scales that automatically pop out to get a grip.

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    WHATSAPP CEO BRIAN ACTON INVESTS $50 MILLION IN NEWLY FORMED SIGNAL FOUNDATION

    WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has taken on the leadership of the non-profit behind that popular encryption app-and given it a serious...

    Security
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    'THE LAST JEDI''S USER INTERFACES AREN'T JUST COOL-LOOKING

    Every display in the latest Star Wars film exists to help tell the story.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    'ALL OUR ASIAS' IS A VITAL REMINDER THAT CREATORS MATTER

    The beautiful, surreal indie game about Asian heritage is made all the stronger by the self-conscious inclusion of its own maker.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    AJIT PAI'S PLAN WILL TAKE BROADBAND AWAY FROM POOR PEOPLE

    Opinion: Gutting the FCC's Lifeline program undermines the most vulnerable Americans.

    Business, Opinion
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    SOLVE GENOMICS WITH THE BLOCKCHAIN? WHY THE HELL NOT

    Start-ups are clamoring to use cryptocurrency software to get and trade genome sequences for research and profit.

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    XVIEW DETECTION CHALLENGE: HELP THE PENTAGON ANALYZE SATELLITE IMAGES

    The Defense Department is offering $100,000 for artificial-intelligence algorithms that can identify items such buildings and trucks...

    Business
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    UBER LAUNCHES 'EXPRESS POOL' TO CONQUER THE COMMUTE

    The company's bid to see more of its occasional users could threaten public transit.

    Transportation
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    WATCH A HUMAN TRY TO FIGHT OFF BOSTON DYNAMICS' DOOR-OPENING ROBOT DOG

    A human with a hockey stick does everything in his power to stop a robot from opening a door.

    Science
  • By Wired   -   Feb 21, 2018

    WHY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCHERS SHOULD BE MORE PARANOID

    Report highlights risks of AI. A robot-turned-assassin?

    Business
  • By Wired   -   Feb 20, 2018

    HACKERS HIJACKED TESLA'S CLOUD TO MINE CRYPTOCURRENCY

    The recent rash of cryptojacking attacks has hit a Tesla database that contained potentially sensitive information.

    Security
  • By Wired   -   Feb 20, 2018

    WHAT THE RECORD-SETTING SUCCESS OF 'BLACK PANTHER' MEANS FOR THE FUTURE OF MOVIES

    After this weekend, everything is different.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Feb 20, 2018

    THE MOTOROLA MOTO X4 IS ALMOST HALF-OFF RIGHT NOW

    Moto X4 is a fantastic phone at $400, and it's a steal at $250.

    Gear
  • By Wired   -   Feb 20, 2018

    THE MATH BEHIND PENNSYLVANIA'S GERRYMANDERED MAP GETTING OVERTURNED

    Pennsylvania's Supreme Court issued a new congressional map on Monday. These are the experts who helped make it happen.

    Culture
  • By Wired   -   Feb 20, 2018

    IN LOS ANGELES, DREAMSCAPE IMMERSIVE'S LOCATION-BASED VR BRINGS YOU INTO A NEW WORLD

    There's far more immersive potential in a dedicated VR facility than what's currently possible in your living room.

    World, Culture
  • By Wired   -   Feb 20, 2018

    WORK FROM HOME TIPS: VIDEOCONFERENCING, STANDING DESK

    Whether you're Zooming it in or not sitting down on the job, here's how to do it right.

    Gear