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We Need a New 'Legend of Zelda' Cartoon
by Geek's Guide to the Galaxy on 03/07/2020 at 4:00 pm
The Zelda videogames were turned into an animated series once in 1989. It's time for a reboot.
Hummingbirds Can See Colors We Can’t Even Imagine
by Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica on 03/07/2020 at 3:00 pm
When humans see purple, we’re really seeing a blend of red and blue light. Hummingbirds see purple plus ultraviolet—and lots of other nonspectral colors.
Moto G Fast and Moto E Review (2020): Great Phones for $200 and Under
by Julian Chokkattu on 03/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
With solid performance and long battery life, the Moto G Fast and the Moto E are great value—if you rarely take photos with your smartphone.
In This American Revolution, Even the Oscars Have a Role
by Angela Watercutter on 03/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
Diversifying the Academy won’t change Hollywood overnight, but it will ensure that more perspectives are taken into account when naming the best art of our time.
The Gear That's Getting Us Through Quarantine
by WIRED Staff on 03/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
As the necessary shelter in place restrictions continue, we’re joined by WIRED’s Alan Henry and Adrienne So to talk about the technologies helping us pass the time.
The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2020 So Far
by Lily Hay Newman on 03/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Iran, China, Russia—the gang was all here in the first half of this year. Oh, and also an unprecedented pandemic that’s been a boon for hackers.
‘Covid Parties’ Are Not a Thing
by Gilad Edelman on 02/07/2020 at 8:54 pm
No, Alabama frat boys aren’t doing snot shots and betting on who can get sick first. Why does the media keep suggesting otherwise?
How Masks Went From Don’t-Wear to Must-Have During the Coronavirus Pandemic
by Megan Molteni, Adam Rogers on 02/07/2020 at 8:11 pm
Public health messaging and science have to work hard to stay in sync during a crisis. During the Covid-19 pandemic, they haven’t always succeeded.
5G Was Going to Unite the World—Instead It’s Tearing Us Apart
by Will Knight on 02/07/2020 at 7:23 pm
Divisions over technical standards and the role of China’s Huawei are jeopardizing the rollout of superfast connections.
What Trump's Twitter and Clinton's Sax Have in Common
by Philip M. Napoli on 02/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
In some ways, Trump's use of social media follows a history of politicians sidestepping media gatekeepers that dates back to FDR. In others, he's a complete anomaly.
Women’s Roller Derby Has a Plan for Covid, and It Kicks Ass
by Christie Aschwanden on 02/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
While baseball, basketball, and other sports struggle to adapt, an international team of skater-experts has figured out a safer way to play.
HiMirror Slide Review: A Smart Mirror for Your Makeup or Beauty Routine
by Medea Giordano on 02/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
This tablet-mirror hybrid can analyze your skin, keep track of your skincare products, and is a handy way to follow makeup tutorials on YouTube.
4th of July Sales (2020): 25 Best Mattress and Tech Deals This Weekend
by Adrienne So on 02/07/2020 at 11:00 am
From mattresses to laptops, we'll meet all of your stay-at-home holiday tech needs here.
WIRED’s Ultimate Summer Reading List
by WIRED Staff on 02/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Summer is as much a season as a mindset—a sunny thing to escape to. Here are some weird, wild books to help get you there.
Your Firework Smoke Could Be Tainted With Lead
by Matt Simon on 02/07/2020 at 11:00 am
It may be the most unpatriotic toxicology study ever, but so be it: Metals give fireworks their color, but some manufacturers are slipping in toxins.
New Mac Ransomware Is Even More Sinister Than It Appears
by Lily Hay Newman on 01/07/2020 at 8:45 pm
The malware known as ThiefQuest or EvilQuest also has spyware capabilities that allow it to grab passwords and credit card numbers.
What Disbanding the Police Really Meant in Camden, New Jersey
by Sidney Fussell on 01/07/2020 at 7:03 pm
Since the city overhauled its force in 2012, reported crimes fell, but electronic surveillance increased. Some community activists are unhappy.
Behind Bars, but Still Posting on TikTok
by Louise Matsakis on 01/07/2020 at 6:10 pm
The lives of incarcerated people are usually hidden from society. On prison TikTok, they’re going viral.
How to Take Photos of Fireworks With Your Phone
by WIRED Staff on 01/07/2020 at 2:00 pm
Use these battle-tested tips and camera settings to capture dramatic photos of those explosions in the sky.
Virtual Criminal Justice May Make the System More Equitable
by Lucy Lang on 01/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
Courtrooms can't afford to go back to their inefficient, inaccessible "normal." The innovative practices that arose from this pandemic need to be implemented now.
The Best Smartphones That Still Have a Headphone Jack (2020)
by Julian Chokkattu, Brian Barrett on 01/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
3.5-millimeter audio jacks are endangered, but they’re not extinct yet. Here are some of our favorite smartphones that still let you plug in.
One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack - July 2020
by WIRED Staff on 01/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
This month’s focus is on Maria Ressa, editor of the news website Rappler, who was convicted of cyber libel in the Philippines last month.
Pivo Pod Review: A Camera Assistant for Aspiring Social Media Stars
by Medea Giordano on 01/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
Bored in the house and you're in the house bored? This rotating gadget takes the effort out of capturing fun, quirky videos.
What the Data Really Says About Women Leaders and the Pandemic
by Hilda Bastian on 01/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
Two new research papers try to shed some light on a popular theory, but the evidence is still very weak—and could point to confirmation bias.
Schools Already Struggled With Cybersecurity. Then Came Covid-19
by Lily Hay Newman on 01/07/2020 at 11:00 am
A lack of dedicated funding and resources made it hard to keep data secure—and that was before classes moved almost entirely online.
Leigh Stein's 'Self Care' and the Death of the Girlboss
by Kate Knibbs on 01/07/2020 at 11:00 am
The author's new novel is wildly prescient when it comes to the fortunes of female founders.
Where Should Covid-19 Vaccines Be Tested? It's a Moving Target
by Maryn McKenna on 01/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Developers need to test in hotspots, but those keep changing. And they must avoid ethical problems, like testing in low-income areas but only selling in rich ones.
In These Factories, Inspector Robot Will Check Your Work
by Will Knight on 01/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Artificially intelligent camera systems look for defects and misplaced parts in many industries. The coronavirus pandemic makes them extra useful.
You Purged Racists From Your Website? Great, Now Get to Work
by Joan Donovan on 01/07/2020 at 11:00 am
The Covid-19 infodemic taught social media giants like YouTube and Reddit an important lesson: They can—and must—take action to control the content on their sites.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ Promise Big Smartwatch Upgrades
by Julian Chokkattu on 30/06/2020 at 3:00 pm
The new Snapdragon Wear 4100 processors should speed up watches running Wear OS, but Google’s wearable platform will need more than that to see any real growth.
Blurring Faces Is Anti-Journalistic and Anti-Human
by Brent Lewis on 30/06/2020 at 1:00 pm
Photojournalists aren’t at protests to pick a side. Altering photographs destroys trust and neglects the truth that people want to be seen.
7 Best Gaming Controllers (2020): PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch
by Jess Grey on 30/06/2020 at 1:00 pm
A great gamepad instantly levels up your play. These are our top picks for Switch, Xbox, PS4, and PC.
‘Pokemon Go’ and ‘Sleep No More’ Creators Are Teaming Up on AR
by Brian Barrett on 30/06/2020 at 1:00 pm
Niantic and Punchdrunk plan to turn people into “the hero of their own living game.”
The CEO of Novartis on Developing Drugs During a Pandemic
by Steven Levy on 30/06/2020 at 12:00 pm
Vas Narasimhan talks about drug prices, vaccine development, the rise and fall of hydroxychloroquine, and how Big Pharma might win back the trust of consumers.
Nuclear ‘Power Balls’ May Make Meltdowns a Thing of the Past
by Daniel Oberhaus on 30/06/2020 at 11:00 am
Triso particles are an alien-looking fuel with built-in safety features that will power a new generation of high-temperature reactors.
America’s Great—if Small—Return to Drive-In Theaters
by Angela Watercutter on 30/06/2020 at 11:00 am
Indoor multiplexes are still largely closed. But if you're feeling trapped and culture-starved, consider revisiting a mainstay of mid-century Americana.
4th of July Sales (2020): 12 Great Deals on Outdoor Gear
by Matt Jancer on 30/06/2020 at 11:00 am
You can save some cash with these discounts on biking, camping, and climbing equipment. And if you are heading out, stay safe and wear your face mask.
Smartphone Apps Are Now a Weapon in International Disputes
by Tom Simonite on 30/06/2020 at 11:00 am
India bans 59 Chinese apps, weeks after border skirmishes killed 20 Indian soldiers. Russia and Brazil have previously blocked apps for their own reasons.
Social Media Drops the Hammer on Team Trump
by Gilad Edelman on 29/06/2020 at 9:56 pm
Reddit and Twitch are the latest companies to take action against the president and his supporters, as platforms reevaluate and reinforce hate-speech policies.
The 'Eye Mouth Eye' Debacle Sums Up Tech's Race Issues
by Arielle Pardes on 29/06/2020 at 8:51 pm
Last weekend, the stunt aimed to use Silicon Valley's love of shiny new things for charity. The result left people wondering about the memeification of movements.
An Infrastructure Arms Race Is Fueling the Future of Gaming
by Cecilia D'Anastasio on 29/06/2020 at 2:42 pm
As videogame companies increasingly shift to the cloud, data centers have taken on outsized importance.
Privacy Isn’t a Right You Can Click Away
by Sherrod Brown on 29/06/2020 at 1:00 pm
Senator Sherrod Brown wants to drastically scale back the permitted uses of your personal data—and ban facial recognition outright.
13 Best Google Assistant Speakers (2020): Smart Displays, Portable, and More
by Jeffrey Van Camp, Medea Giordano on 29/06/2020 at 1:00 pm
From smart displays to portable boomboxes, Google's smart voice assistant comes in all shapes and sizes. Here are our favorites.
NASA’s New Moon-Bound Space Suits Will Get a Boost From AI
by Daniel Oberhaus on 29/06/2020 at 12:00 pm
Engineers are turning to generative design algorithms to build components for NASA’s next-generation space suit—the first major update in decades.
The Anthropause: How the Pandemic Gives Scientists a New Way to Study Wildlife
by Matt Simon on 29/06/2020 at 11:00 am
A group of scientists argue that the Covid lockdown, what they’re calling the “anthropause,” is an unprecedented opportunity to study how humans affect animal behavior.
An Ohio City’s Campaign Got More People to Buy Electric Cars
by Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica on 28/06/2020 at 2:00 pm
In just three years, Columbus managed to exceed its goal of more than 3,200 new BEVs and plug-in hybrids.
How to Pick the Best Microsoft Surface Laptop or Tablet (2020)
by WIRED Staff on 28/06/2020 at 1:00 pm
If you're having trouble figuring out whether to get the 2-in-1 Windows tablet hybrid or a traditional laptop, we're here to help.
In Lockdown, Mathematicians Crack a Stubborn Geometry Riddle
by Kevin Hartnett on 28/06/2020 at 12:00 pm
The rectangular peg problem asks a seemingly simple question: Does a closed loop include the corners of every kind of rectangle?
How to Get Safari's New Privacy Features in Chrome and Firefox
by David Nield on 28/06/2020 at 11:00 am
Apple's browser is getting serious about security protections. If you can't or won't switch, don't worry: you don't have to fall behind.
Review: Food Network Kitchen App Is Long on Recipes, Short on Diversity
by Joe Ray on 28/06/2020 at 11:00 am
The cable-TV cooking channel’s Kitchen app is full of videos from celebrity chefs, but the lack of racial representation feels more glaring than ever.