HACKING IN MOVIES: THAT 'HACKERS' SCENE MAY NOT BE SO DUMB AFTER ALL

As Samy Kamkar points out in this episode of 'Technique Critique,' it's certainly not the worst depiction of hacking we've seen in...

CLIMATE CHANGE: THE COMPLETE WIRED GUIDE

The world is getting warmer, the weather is getting worse. Here's everything you need to know about what humans can do to stop wrecking...

 
 
 

AMAZON'S HQ2 HUNGER GAMES ARE OVER, AND JEFF BEZOS WON

After 238 cities vied to be home to Amazon's new "headquarters," the company chose the obvious: New York City and Arlington, Virginia.

WHY GOOGLE INTERNET TRAFFIC REROUTED THROUGH CHINA AND RUSSIA

For two hours Monday, Google internet traffic rerouted through China, Russia, and elsewhere. Here's why.

 
 
 

SEE HOW THE BUOYANCY FORCE WORKS IN WATER OR AIR

The buoyancy force gives you the boost that helps you float and do cool maneuvers in water. This experiment lets you see it in action.

PANDORA'S PODCAST GENOME PROJECT WANTS TO FIND YOUR NEXT FAVORITE SHOW

The company hopes to do for podcasts what its Music Genome Project did for streaming songs.

 
 
 

FROM QANON TO PIZZAGATE, WHEN ONLINE CONSPIRACIES FORM CULTS

Inside these closed online communities, outside voices are discredited and dissent is often met with hostility, doxing, and harassment....

ONEPLUS 6T REVIEW: TOP-NOTCH SPECS, UNMATCHED PRICE

And, once again, the best somewhat-affordable Android phone comes from OnePlus.

 
 
 

TRUMPY BEAR DIVIDED THE WORLD-AND CONQUERED THE INTERNET

He wants your money, and you'll give it to him because LOL nothing matters.

CYPHY WANTS TO SET DRONES FREE BY TYING THEM TO THE GROUND

A tether connecting a drone to the ground liberates the aircraft from reliance on short-lived batteries, allowing it to stay aloft...

 
 
 

HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS ON YOUR PHONE

Give the 'gram a boost with these tips from professional photographers.

IF YOU DRIVE IN LOS ANGELES, PALANTIR AND LAPD ARE WATCHING

Records show police agencies tap license-plate readers hundreds of thousands of times a year.

 
 
 

48 SMART HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS THAT EVERYONE WILL CONNECT WITH: WIRED WISH LIST 2018

From electric wheels to smart home hubs, this year's holiday picks will delight tinkerers, travelers, and lovers of timeless design.

HOW FEI-FEI LI WILL MAKE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BETTER FOR HUMANITY

AI has a problem: The biases of its creators are getting hard-coded into its future. Fei-Fei Li has a plan to fix that-by rebooting...

 
 
 

THE CAMP, HILL, AND WOOLSEY FIRES ARE CLIMATE CHANGE AT WORK

Though we can point to a lack of rainfall to explain the devastation from the fires in California, they're ultimately a product of...

HOW TO TEACH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SOME COMMON SENSE

We've spent years teaching neural nets to think like human brains. They're crazy-smart, but what if we've been doing it all wrong?

 
 
 

HOW GOOGLE AND AMAZON GOT SO BIG WITHOUT BEING REGULATED

Internet companies used to grow big and die-fast. But now a few of them are huge and entrenched, because regulators didn't foresee...

DIY TINKERERS HARNESS THE POWER OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The age of homebrew AI may not be all sweetness and light. Nor will it be all darkness and porn. Meet some of the pioneers showing...

 
 
 

THE GENIUS NEUROSCIENTIST WHO MIGHT HOLD THE KEY TO TRUE AI

Karl Friston's free energy principle might be the most all-encompassing idea since Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection. But...

HOW AIR ASTANA PILOTS LANDED A ‘COMPLETELY UNCONTROLLABLE' JET

When the pilots of Flight 1388 lost control of their Embraer 190, they spent a scary two hours in the air over Portugal before making...

 
 
 



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Help us build a deal-centered community. Our team at Thrifter spends all day sorting through deals, writing about new products, and sharing our favorite price drops on social... Read more ...

Windows 10 October 2018 update re-released as Microsoft promises big changes

Windows 10 October 2018 update re-released as Microsoft promises big changes

Microsoft is re-releasing its Windows 10 October 2018 update for all users following the limited rollout to Windows Insiders last month. The re-release fixes what Microsoft... Read more ...

Amazon selects New York City, Arlington, as HQ2 sites

Amazon selects New York City, Arlington, as HQ2 sites

Confirming rumours that have swirled for over a week , U.S.-based e-commerce giant Amazon has formally announced that Long Island City in New York City and National Landing in... Read more ...

Massive PS4 Game Sale On The US PlayStation Store This Week

Massive PS4 Game Sale On The US PlayStation Store This Week

Each Tuesday, Sony refreshes the weekly deals on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games on the PlayStation Store. And while many other retailers are offering barebones sales this week... Read more ...

ORUN RPG Takes Wakanda To The Stars

ORUN RPG Takes Wakanda To The Stars

Every week we showcase a Kickstarter project that captures our imagination. New Agenda Publishing ‘s new Kickstarter, ORUN will soon hit its Kickstarter project end date of... Read more ...

‘PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' parachutes onto PlayStation 4 on December 7

‘PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' parachutes onto PlayStation 4 on December 7

Following months of speculation, PUBG Corp. has announced that PUBG is coming to PS4 on December 7. The PS4 version includes all three maps and major features, and you can get... Read more ...

I played 'Red Dead Redemption 2' as a cowboy photographer - here are my...

I played 'Red Dead Redemption 2' as a cowboy photographer - here are my favorite photos showing the insane level of detail in the game

Rockstar Games' "Red Dead Redemption 2" is a universally-lauded video game that chronicles the end of the era of the gunslinging outlaw - and the bitter ending for those that... Read more ...

The losers of Amazon's HQ2 contest have been revealed - but some locals are...

The losers of Amazon's HQ2 contest have been revealed - but some locals are rejoicing

Amazon has officially crowned the winners of its second headquarters project, HQ2 . The company will build offices in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York, and... Read more ...

Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It's basic

Spotify Apple Watch app out now: It's basic

There's a new wearable app from Spotify this week, one made by the company to work specifically on the Apple Watch. This app works with the controls you might expect - playback... Read more ...

Fallout 76 Is Now Live And Playable

Fallout 76 Is Now Live And Playable

Bethesda Softworks' open-world multiplayer experiment, Fallout 76 , was set to go live at midnight tonight, but the game is already live and players around the world are diving... Read more ...