Why Elon Musk Wouldn’t Face Twitter in Court
by Vittoria Elliott on October 5, 2022 at 12:45 am
Legal experts say Musk faced an “uphill battle” to prove his claims of fraud over bots on the platform, and risked damaging revelations during trial.
Here’s What the ‘Matter’ Smart Home Standard Is All About
by Simon Hill on October 4, 2022 at 5:38 pm
The open source protocol is finally here to ensure that your devices play nicely. Here's how it could change the smart home scene.
Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written by You
by WIRED Readers on October 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Here's this month's prompt, how to submit, and an illustrated archive of past favorites.
Google’s Home Upgrades Go Further Than New Hardware
by Medea Giordano, Julian Chokkattu on October 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm
There’s a brand-new Nest Wifi Pro and a second-generation wired Nest Doorbell. But it’s a redesigned app that’ll catch your attention.
Is ‘Green Capitalism’ Total BS?
by Kate Knibbs on October 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm
In The Value of a Whale, author Adrienne Buller argues forcefully against market-based “solutions” to the climate crisis. She thinks we can do better.
Streamers Use Playlists to Control the Music Industry
by Rebecca Giblin, Cory Doctorow on October 4, 2022 at 1:00 pm
The recorded music market is regaining its former hourglass shape—this time with platforms like Spotify at the center.
SteelSeries' Arena 7 Speakers Are a Powerhouse for Gamers
by Eric Ravenscraft on October 4, 2022 at 12:00 pm
The makers of some of our favorite gaming headsets have come up with equally impressive desktop speakers.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Headphones Are a Sweet Upgrade
by Simon Lucas on October 4, 2022 at 12:00 pm
B&W has taken its already excellent Px7 S2 cans and made a luxe version. Do the material and sonic gains justify the extra outlay? Oh yes.
The Mediterranean Sea Is So Hot, It’s Forming Carbonate Crystals
by Matt Simon on October 4, 2022 at 11:00 am
In the rapidly warming Eastern Mediterranean, water stratifies into layers, like a cake. That’s allowing carbon-spewing crystals to form.
Scientists Have Discovered a New Set of Blood Groups
by Chris Baraniuk on October 4, 2022 at 11:00 am
The ‘Er’ grouping could help doctors identify and treat some rare cases of blood incompatibility, including between pregnant mothers and fetuses.
Biden's AI Bill of Rights Is Toothless Against Big Tech
by Khari Johnson on October 4, 2022 at 11:00 am
The draft's tenets include allowing citizens to opt out of algorithmic decisionmaking, which could reshape federal government—but not the private sector.
How to Set Up an Apple Watch for Your Kids
by Adrienne So on October 4, 2022 at 11:00 am
Want to give your children an easy way to contact you—without giving them a smartphone? Family Setup on WatchOS can help.
Opendoor’s iBuyer Model Is a Canary in the Economic Coal Mine
by Chris Stokel-Walker on October 4, 2022 at 11:00 am
The company is losing huge sums of money on cookie-cutter homes—suggesting a fundamental weakness in the US housing market.
Elon Musk’s Half-Baked Robot Is a Clunky First Step
by Will Knight on October 3, 2022 at 8:56 pm
Tesla’s Optimus robot did not dazzle robotics experts and can’t yet walk. But if the project delivers, it could give the company an edge in manufacturing.
Success on Twitch No Longer Comes on Twitch
by Will Bedingfield on October 3, 2022 at 6:34 pm
Major streamers are stepping back from the Twitch grind, and smaller ones fear the platform is more interested in removing features than growing audiences.
How to Shop Like a Pro During Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale
by Louryn Strampe on October 3, 2022 at 6:16 pm
We've got tips to help you cut through the clutter to find the real deals.
The Best Security Cameras for Inside Your Home
by Medea Giordano, Simon Hill on October 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Cameras can offer peace of mind, but choose carefully when you’re inviting one into your home.
The Surprisingly Enjoyable Rise of the Streaming Meta-Comedy
by Kate Knibbs on October 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Hulu’s Reboot and HBO Max’s Irma Vep update showbiz satire for the binge-watching era.
The Best White-Noise Machines for a Blissful Night’s Sleep
by Medea Giordano, Gear Team on October 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Help the whole family catch more z’s with soothing background noise.
US Cities Are Recycling Trees and Poop to Make Compost
by Bryn Nelson on October 3, 2022 at 11:00 am
Wood and biosolids from water treatment plants can be used to improve the soil—and keep remaining trees healthy.
A Huge New Data Set Pushes the Limits of Neuroscience
by Grace Huckins on October 3, 2022 at 11:00 am
The Allen Institute’s release includes recordings from a whopping 300,000 mouse neurons. Now the challenge is figuring out what to do with all that data.
The High Cost of Living Your Life Online
by Thor Benson on October 3, 2022 at 11:00 am
Constantly posting content on social media can erode your privacy—and sense of self.
Kia's Electric Sportage SUV Has the Modern Family in Mind
by Vicky Parrott on October 3, 2022 at 11:00 am
We tried the new hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of Kia's most popular car and found the brand is still very much on a roll.
Casio’s Flagship Keyboard Has a Voice of Its Own
by Parker Hall on October 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm
This starter keyboard can sing your song lyrics back to you.
The Best Gear for Your Home Emergency Kit
by Matt Jancer on October 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Channel your inner Mad Max and prepare for disaster and all-around bad weeks with these WIRED-approved essentials.