New FAA Rules Take Aim at Dangerous Helicopter Flights
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:39:02 +0000
The crash on Sunday that drowned five people could have been averted with rules that prevent open door flights with non-quick-release harnesses.
The Engineering Behind the Horrible Florida Bridge Collapse
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:22:37 +0000
The "quick build" process used to put up the span that fell and killed six people is actually quite common—and has been around for decades.
Hacker Adrian Lamo Has Died at 37
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:02:20 +0000
The Colombian-American hacker became famous in the early 2000s for breaking into the systems at organizations like *The New York Times*, and later for his role in Chelsea Manning's arrest.
Is AR's Future in Smart Glasses, or Just Your Phone?
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:27:00 +0000
This week, we discuss augmented reality and the hype around smart glasses.
Youtube, Facebook, and Google Can't Expect Wikipedia to Cure the Internet
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:52:26 +0000
YouTube and other tech giants have repeatedly turned to Wikipedia to help solve some of their biggest problems—often without giving back.
Voice Chat App Zello Turned a Blind Eye to Jihadis for Years
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:53:20 +0000
Despite warnings and flagged accounts, Zello left accounts with ISIS flag avatars and jihadist descriptions live on its service.
Facebook Lite for Android: A Hands-On Look
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:00:43 +0000
Facebook Lite, a trimmer version of the mothership app, rolls out to the US, UK, Canada, and more on Friday.
An Aerial Spectacle in the Wright Brothers' Backyard
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:00:00 +0000
With fighter jets, bombers, and other aircraft soaring through the skies, the Dayton Air Show draws more than 40,000 people each year.
Jean Grae's New 'Zero' Music Video Is a Trip Through Classic Arcade Games
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000
The rapper's partner Quelle Chris designed and animated the video to look like classic 1990s arcade fighter games.
Musk Talks Tariffs, NYC Battles Traffic, and More Car News of the Week
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Plus: Waymo puts passengers in its truly driverless cars, Lyft makes a move for self-driving dominance, and more.
My Day With the Zombies Helping Airports Practice for Disaster
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000
To see how airports prep for disaster, I joined the volunteer zombie corps and boarded a plane bound for (faux) doom.
Tech Companies Try to Retrain the Workers They're Displacing
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000
Automation will change or eliminate millions of today's jobs. Can training workers for entry-level tech jobs now ease the transition?
The Uneven Gains of Energy Efficiency
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000
Low-income Americans are more likely to live in housing that wastes energy, which saddles them with disproportionately high energy costs.
The Best Amazon Echo Speaker (2018)
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000
Amazon has a lot of Alexa-enabled Echo speakers, and these are the ones you should consider.
To Understand the Universe, Physicists Are Building Their Own
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000
Silke Weinfurtner isn’t an evil genius hell-bent on creating a new world of her own to rule. She just wants to understand the origins of the one we already have.
Why Giving Billions in Subsidies to Big Telecom Won't Get Us Better Service
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000
WIRED columnist Susan Crawford on the dangers of auctioning off public assets to companies like Verizon and AT&T
Theranos Didn't Nuke the Diagnostics Business
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:25:46 +0000
Dozens of other companies were working on point-of-care blood testing before Theranos, and dozens still are.
Susan Wojcicki on YouTube's Fight Against Misinformation
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:09:57 +0000
In an interview, YouTube's CEO discusses using Wikipedia to combat conspiracy theories, identifying "authoritative" sources and whether its algorithms promote extremes.
New York City Mulls a Congestion Charge to Beat Back Traffic
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:41:17 +0000
In a city where some vehicles average 4.7 mph, a congestion charge may be the only way. That is, if it can fix the Uber problem.
New Sanctions Against Russia Finally Take the Country's Online Chaos Seriously
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:05:02 +0000
From election meddling to NotPetya to grid hacking, Russia's digital provocations are no longer being ignored.
Gas vs. Electric: How Far Can a Car Go With Different Fuel Sources?
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:51:07 +0000
A typical car can travel 30 miles on just one gallon of gasoline. How do electric vehicles stack up?
How 'Atlanta,' the Most Innovative Show on TV, Reinvented Itself Again
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:29 +0000
In Season 2, the FX show is transforming TV again—by turning the camera on the prejudices and motivations of its audience.
The VR Metaverse of 'Ready Player One' Is Just Beyond Our Grasp
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000
The problem with today’s real-life multiuser VR experiences isn’t metaphorical boundaries—it’s literal ones.
Allbirds Tree Skippers and Tree Runners: Price, Details, Release Date
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000
The footwear maker famous for its wool has developed a new textile from eucalyptus.
It's Time for Facebook to Share More Data with Researchers
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Opinion: If Mark Zuckerberg wants to make the social network good for people’s well-being, he needs to let academics study its users’ behavior.
This Eerie 'Mario' Tribute Is an Ode to Playing Games With Your Brother
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000
'Winter, 2001: Someone tell Luigi I love him' recreates a very particular and sacred rite of passage.
Med Students Are Getting Terrible Training in Robotic Surgery
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000
A researcher reckons that at most, one out of five residents at top-tier institutions are succeeding at robotic surgery.
Best Robot Vacuums (2018): Pet Hair, Carpets, Hardwood Floors, and More
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000
From budget cleaners to high-end automation, we have the best botvac for you.
Electrics Are Cleaner Than Gas Cars, And the Gap Is Growing
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000
The latest data from the Union of Concerned Scientists says the American grid's shift toward renewables reinforces the positive impact of electric cars.
Maybe Nobody Wants Your Space Internet
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000
A growing group of companies believes satellites, balloons, and drones can help bring internet access to everyone on Earth. But what if not everybody wants it?