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Inside the Milan Hotel That Housed Covid-19 Patients
by Laura Mallonee on 12/07/2020 at 2:13 pm
Photographer Alberto Bernasconi donned full protective gear to capture the scene of "guests" isolating in the four-star hotel.
How to Trick Your Brain to Remember Almost Anything
by Matt Reynolds, WIRED UK on 12/07/2020 at 2:00 pm
Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to boost your memory skills.
10 Best Android and iPhone Games to Help You Survive Social Distancing
by Louryn Strampe on 12/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
Close that newsfeed for a while. These Android and iPhone videogames are a great distraction.
Hybrid Remote Work Offers the Worst of Both Worlds
by Sid Sijbrandij on 12/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
Post-pandemic, many companies plan to allow employees to work from home and a main office. But trying to do both ensures neither experience is good.
Dyson Airwrap Review: A Pricey Curling Iron, Blow Dryer, and Hot Air Brush in One
by Medea Giordano on 12/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
Dyson's Airwrap does all the heavy lifting for you, for a price.
The Tricky Math of Herd Immunity for Covid-19
by Kevin Hartnett on 12/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
When will a disease stop spreading through a population? The formula is simple, but the variables are much more complicated.
How Two-Factor Authentication Keeps Your Accounts Safe
by David Nield on 12/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Here are some of the best authenticator apps and options. It may take a moment to set up, but once you have 2FA enabled where it counts, you can rest easier.
These Black Founders Succeeded In Spite of Silicon Valley
by Sherrell Dorsey on 12/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Spurned by traditional venture capital firms, three businesspeople turned to other funders, government contracts, and their own savings to launch companies.
15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web
by Brian Barrett on 11/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
Plus: Facebook's Roger Stone takedown, the BlueLeaks server seizure, and more of the week's top security news.
What Happens After a ‘Million-Mile Battery’ Outlasts the Car?
by Maddie Stone on 11/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
Electric vehicle makers hope to roll out super long-lasting batteries. That raises interesting questions about resources, performance—and a battery's second act.
The Best Gear to Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead at Home (2020)
by Parker Hall on 11/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Your homegrown tomatoes won't help you forget how terrible everything is right now. Here's what you need to make booze at home.
The 19 Best Weekend Deals: Tech, Home Gear, and More
by Louryn Strampe on 11/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Heatwave and quarantine got you stuck indoors? These deals might help you spruce up your space for more comfort.
Prepare for Artificial Intelligence to Produce Less Wizardry
by Will Knight on 11/07/2020 at 11:00 am
A new paper argues that the computing demands of deep learning are so great that progress on tasks like translation and self-driving is likely to slow.
How Mysterious Protest Messages Have Filled the Skies
by Mary Alice Miller on 10/07/2020 at 8:37 pm
A WIRED investigation reveals how artists and skytypers are pioneering a new type of tech-fueled activism—and the inhumane conditions they're fighting.
The 'Super Smash Bros.' Community Reckons With Sexual Misconduct Allegations
by Cecilia D'Anastasio on 10/07/2020 at 8:12 pm
Dozens of people have come forward over the past week, many pointing to a culture that they say enabled rampant predatory behavior.
Amazon Says It Didn’t Mean to Ban Employees From Using TikTok
by Louise Matsakis on 10/07/2020 at 6:28 pm
US lawmakers have repeatedly raised security concerns over the app's Chinese ownership. Are US businesses next?
What It's Like to Work at Studio Ghibli
by Geek's Guide to the Galaxy on 10/07/2020 at 4:00 pm
Steve Alpert worked at the animation house for 15 years, a time he details in his new book Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man.
Where Are the Adults in the Clubhouse?
by Steven Levy on 10/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
Plus: A tough review of IBM’s PCjr, fresh questions on Covid-19, and government help for the self-sufficient.
Best Unlimited Data Plans: T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon
by Jeffrey Van Camp, Matt Jancer on 10/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
All the major US carriers have options that let you stream as much as you want. We've laid out how they work, and which will give you the most bang for your buck.
Microsoft Halts a Global Fraud Campaign That Targeted CEOs
by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica on 10/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
A sophisticated scheme was designed to trick businesses in more than 60 countries into wiring large sums of money to attackers.
How We’re Fighting Back Against Doomscrolling
by WIRED Staff on 10/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
This week, Angela Watercutter joins us to talk about why it's hard to unglue your eyes from bad news on social media. Plus, we share our tips for putting down the phone.
Covid-19 Immunity May Rely on a Microscopic Helper: T Cells
by Gregory Barber on 10/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
Researchers have been looking beyond antibodies to understand how immunity to the new virus might work—and how to design a vaccine.
Defending Black Lives Means Banning Facial Recognition
by Tawana Petty on 10/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
What’s happening in Detroit should be a wakeup call for the nation. We can’t stop police violence without ending police surveillance.
How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous
by Matt Simon on 10/07/2020 at 11:00 am
A massive, intense heat wave is settling over the continental US. The ravages of the Covid pandemic are going to make it all the more deadly.
The Triumphant, Complicated Return of 'Hamilton'
by Angela Watercutter on 10/07/2020 at 11:00 am
The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 2015, is now on Disney+. And it's ready to be reexamined in new ways by an even bigger audience.
Meet the Secret Algorithm That's Keeping Students Out of College
by Tom Simonite on 10/07/2020 at 11:00 am
The International Baccalaureate program canceled its high-stakes exam because of Covid-19. The formula it used to "predict" scores puzzles students and teachers.
13 YouTube Channels We Geek Out Over in Quarantine
by Matt Jancer on 10/07/2020 at 11:00 am
From flying a plane to restoring art, YouTubers can truly teach you anything. Here are the best shows that have sparked our curiosity during quarantine.
Will We Recognize Life on Mars When We See It?
by Daniel Oberhaus on 09/07/2020 at 6:12 pm
If NASA's Perseverance rover finds life on the Red Planet, there's a good chance our first extraterrestrial encounter will be a little ambiguous.
'Palm Springs' Is a Timely Comedy About Being Stuck in the Now
by Kate Knibbs on 09/07/2020 at 5:52 pm
In Hulu’s new romantic comedy, every day feels the same. Sound familiar?
Neo-Nazis Are Running Out of Places to Hide Online
by Rita Katz on 09/07/2020 at 5:46 pm
Telegram booting far right groups from their hub disproves the idea that rampant Neo-Nazi terrorist recruitment is inevitable in the internet age
Major iOS 14 Features and How to Download the Public Beta
by Julian Chokkattu on 09/07/2020 at 5:33 pm
Your home screen is changing, and your car keys may become optional. Here’s what you can expect in your next iPhone update.
Dear Joe Biden: Don't Listen to Silicon Valley
by Roger McNamee on 09/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
Unlike 20 years ago, today’s Silicon Valley culture is elitist and authoritarian. Its leaders are part of the problem, not the solution.
DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spam—and Tries to Get You Paid
by Lily Hay Newman on 09/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
There's finally a way to get off of email lists with your privacy intact.
Alienware M15 R2 Review: A Powerful Gaming Laptop
by Jess Grey on 09/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
Packed with powerful hardware, this second-gen gaming laptop runs circles around the competition—for a short while.
Covid Kills More Men Than Women. Experts Still Can’t Explain Why
by Grace Huckins on 09/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
A new tracker from Harvard’s GenderSci Lab is the first to consolidate sex-separated data from across the US. It may help researchers solve the mystery.
Larry Brilliant on How Well We Are Fighting Covid-19
by Steven Levy on 09/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Three months ago, the epidemiologist weighed in on what we must do to defeat this new threat. We went back to ask: How are we doing, and what comes next?
How to Use Slack Without Driving Your Coworkers Crazy
by Whitson Gordon on 09/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Many of us use it at work, but here are some tips on how to make Slack work for you. (Stop. Hitting. Enter. So. Often.)
Linkin Park T-Shirts Are All the Rage in China
by Noelle Mateer on 09/07/2020 at 11:00 am
The band hasn't been cool for years. But its Minutes to Midnight logo is everywhere in the most populous country in the world.
Uber Quietly Recruits Allies to Battle Cities Over User Data
by Aarian Marshall on 09/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Nonprofits and advocacy groups signed on to an organization called Communities Against Rider Surveillance—without knowing that the ride-hail giant was involved.
An Audit Slams Facebook as a Home for Misinformation and Hate
by Sidney Fussell on 09/07/2020 at 12:12 am
In a meeting and an unusual report, activist groups that instigated an ad boycott of the social media company say it has not responded adequately to criticism.
Hong Kong's Security Law Puts Big Tech at a Crossroads
by Louise Matsakis on 08/07/2020 at 10:11 pm
As China exerts more power over the city, companies like Facebook and Google have stopped handing over data—for now.
Is It Game Streaming's Turn for a Labor Revolution?
by Cecilia D'Anastasio on 08/07/2020 at 9:04 pm
After the demise of Mixer, livestreamers are taking a closer look at what their platform partnerships should look like.
America Has a Sick Obsession with Covid-19 Polls
by Roxanne Khamsi on 08/07/2020 at 2:00 pm
Scholars have long warned that constant polling is bad for democracy. In a pandemic, it’s also bad for public health.
The Best Veterinary Telemedicine Services for Your Pet (2020)
by Medea Giordano on 08/07/2020 at 1:00 pm
These days, your pet can get medical help without leaving home—but first, you need to understand the difference between telemedicine and teletriage.
Citizen Science Projects Offer a Model for Coronavirus Apps
by Elissa M. Redmiles, John Krumm on 08/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
Americans don't like when their data is taken—but research shows they would be willing to donate it.
How to Read Covid-19 Research (and Actually Understand It)
by Sara Harrison on 08/07/2020 at 12:00 pm
Confused? Surprised? Wondering where the good parts are? Here are a few tips on reading scientific papers to help those of us following along at home.
Global Warming. Inequality. Covid-19. And Al Gore Is ... Optimistic?
by Lauren Goode, Adam Rogers on 08/07/2020 at 11:00 am
As vice president, he looked for big policy answers to hard global problems. Now he says all our crises are speeding us toward real solutions.
Garmin Instinct Solar Review: A Great Backcountry Partner
by Adrienne So on 08/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Our favorite rugged and affordable outdoor watch can now recharge with the power of the sun.
Kai-Fu Lee Gives AI a B-Minus Grade in the Covid-19 Fight
by Nicholas Thompson on 08/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Robots and computer programs can help with social distancing and food delivery, but have been less helpful in developing a vaccine.
The Media Monsters in the National Dialog
by Jason Kehe on 08/07/2020 at 11:00 am
Journalists are the bane of your existence. Which is why we need to talk about spelling and computer history. Seriously.