Deals. Profits. Lock-in. Behind the DOJ Case Against Google
by Gilad Edelman on October 20, 2020 at 7:48 pm
In an antitrust suit, the Justice Department claims the company uses exclusive deals with device makers and browser makers to prop up its near-monopoly on […]
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Review: Apple’s Awkward Middle Child
by Julian Chokkattu on October 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Apple’s $1,000 phone sits in the awkward spot of not quite being the best phone. Nevertheless, it offers compelling upgrades.
Scientific Journals Are Denouncing Trump. That’s Normal
by Alex Csiszar on October 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm
The notion that a split between science and politics must exist is largely a fiction—and one of relatively recent vintage.
Apple iPhone 12 Review: Solid, but Don’t Buy It Just for 5G
by Lauren Goode on October 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Apple's new iPhone makes a good upgrade if you're ready for your next phone.
How Video Games Are Saving Those Who Served
by Alex Miller on October 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Veterans with PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health challenges often find solace in gaming. Research shows it's helpful—and could be used more […]
PC Gaming Doesn't Have to Be More Expensive Than Consoles
by Whitson Gordon on October 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Don't buy into the myth: If you consider your options carefully, upgrading your desktop doesn't have to empty your wallet.
Can Placebos Work—Even When Patients Know They’re Fake?
by Claudia Lopez Lloreda on October 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Researchers showed that a saline spray “treatment” reduced people’s emotional distress, even though the study subjects knew the spray […]
How Online Extremists Could Interfere With the Election
by Emma Grey Ellis on October 20, 2020 at 11:00 am
Far-right factions say they're willing to take action to keep President Trump in the White House. The question is whether those actions are viable—or […]
Is 5G Available for You? Here's How to Find Out
by Eric Ravenscraft on October 20, 2020 at 11:00 am
Before you jump on that new iPhone or Samsung Galaxy device, maybe make sure 5G is even available or worthwhile where you live.
The Fate of Gig Workers Is in the Hands of California Voters
by Aarian Marshall on October 20, 2020 at 11:00 am
A ballot measure would create a new classification for people who have been contractors. Uber and Lyft threaten to leave the state if it fails.
It’s Time to Talk About Covid-19 and Surfaces Again
by Gregory Barber on October 20, 2020 at 11:00 am
In the early days, we furiously scrubbed, afraid we could get sick from the virus lingering on objects and surfaces. What do we know now?
3 Great Gaming Chairs for Any Budget (2020)
by Julian Chokkattu on October 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
With high backrests and generous adjustability, these thrones ease the physical strain of epic Doom Eternal sessions while also improving your WFH setup.
Six-Word Sci-Fi: A Story About the Next Big Security Leak
by WIRED Readers on October 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you.
My Roomba Has Achieved Enlightenment
by Virginia Heffernan on October 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
To my robovac, hitting a doorjamb and cleaning with dispatch are one and the same. There is no success or failure—these concepts have merged.
What AI College Exam Proctors Are Really Teaching Our Kids
by Clive Thompson on October 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
Universities are digitally spying on students to make sure they don’t cheat on online tests. A whole generation could be learning to tolerate […]
It's Time to Pick Classes for the 2073-74 School Year!
by Paul Ford on October 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
Welcome back! Among the many courses offered this semester, students may elect to study essential climate-mitigation skills like underwater basket weaving.
Panic's Playdate Is a Retro-Modern Handheld-Gaming Delight
by Michael Calore on October 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
Don't be fooled by the old-school design, with springy buttons and a black-and-white screen. It's the Game Boy for the wireless, open-source era.
Angry Nerd: Stop Turning My Favorite Antiheroes Into Heroes
by Jason Kehe on October 20, 2020 at 10:00 am
Attention Disney and Netflix: Leave Maleficent and Carmen Sandiego alone. My soul needs villains, those perpetrators of change.
Companies Are Rushing to Use AI—but Few See a Payoff
by Will Knight on October 20, 2020 at 4:00 am
A study finds that only 11 percent of firms that have deployed artificial intelligence are reaping a “sizable” return on their investments.
US Indicts Sandworm, Russia's Most Destructive Cyberwar Unit
by Andy Greenberg on October 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm
The Department of Justice has named and charged six men for allegedly carrying out many of the most costly cyberattacks in history.
Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day
by Matt Simon on October 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Scientists discover that baby bottles shed up to 16 million bits of plastic per liter of fluid. What that means for infants’ health, no one can yet say.
The Hair-Raising, Record-Setting Race to 331 MPH
by Eric Adams on October 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Hang on to your stomach: In two thunderous dashes, supercar maker SSC set multiple production-car speed records.
The 5 Best Photo Printing Services (2020): Tips, Recommendations, and More
by Scott Gilbertson on October 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Print memories you can hang on the wall, stash in your wallet, or just hold in your hand with our favorite online picks.
The Election Will Bring a Hurricane of Misinformation
by Whitney Phillips on October 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Here’s how to prepare yourself for the disaster online.
Joe Biden Is Very Offline—and That’s OK
by Kate Knibbs on October 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm
If the former veep wins, it won’t be because he had an online meme army behind him. That’s a good sign for American politics.