How Facebook Wants to Improve the Quality of Your News Feed
Wed, 23 May 2018 19:06:51 +0000
In a rare interview, nine Facebook executives discuss the company's tools for reducing the quantity and reach of misinformation.
Amazon Kindle Ebook Readers Are $30 Off Right Now
Wed, 23 May 2018 18:08:00 +0000
If you've been holding off on that new Kindle, now's your chance.
Exclusive: Facebook Opens Up About False News
Wed, 23 May 2018 17:00:00 +0000
In a rare interview, nine Facebook executives talk about the challenge, and their progress, in battling clickbait and falsehoods.
Stealthy, Destructive Malware Infects Half a Million Routers
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:48:05 +0000
Cisco researchers discover a new router malware outbreak that might also be the next cyberwar attack in Ukraine.
Facebook Is Beefing Up Its Two-Factor Authentication
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:16:10 +0000
The update, now available to most users, comes several months after Facebook was criticized for spamming users' two-factor authentication phone numbers.
Emilia Clarke Wants a Chewbacca Tattoo—and a Dragon
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:11:00 +0000
The 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' actress loves her co-star.
Thanks to Binges and Benders, Postmates Knows the True You
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000
A team of data scientists at the anything-goes delivery company revealed our collective whims, whether it’s scarfing brisket, stockpiling sex toys, or splurging on caviar.
Porsche's Cayenne E-Hybrid Checks Your Route to Pick Your Power
Wed, 23 May 2018 14:07:22 +0000
The luxury SUV looks down the road to see where you need battery power, and where you need old-fashioned internal combustion.
So Long, Glassholes: Wearables Aren't Science Projects Anymore
Wed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000
The end of Google Glass wasn’t even the end of Google Glass. More than that, the idea of augmented reality has been normalized.
This Robotic Pollinator Is Like a Huge Bee With Wheels and an Arm
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000
In a world with too many humans and not enough pollinators, robots like the BrambleBee could help.
Nura Nuraphone Review: Headphones That Tune Themselves to Your Ears
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000
The Nuraphone Bluetooth headphones feel strange, but their customized audio reigns supreme. Our full review and guide.
Scientists Are Using AI to Painstakingly Assemble Single Atoms
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000
A machine’s atom-wide tip could help usher in an era of microscopic circuits.
The Truth-Affirming Powers of a Good, Old-Fashioned Netflix Binge
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Online, the barriers between fiction and nonfiction blur. But there's a throwback way to right this disorientation.
'Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Review: It May Be Inessential, But It’s Also Utterly Delightful
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:00:00 +0000
There are few, if any, revelations here, and some of the fleshed-out backstory is woefully dumb, but Han finally gets the solo adventure he deserves.
Congress Is About to Learn Just How Little Science Knows About Tech Addiction
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:00:00 +0000
But political interest—and political capital—could drive the research needed for evidence-based policies.
The Laser Battle Against Blood-Sucking Parasites of the Deep
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:00:00 +0000
What can salmon farmers do against the scourge of tiny fish-killing sea lice? Fry them.
Few Rules Govern Police Use of Facial-Recognition Technology
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:35:17 +0000
Groups call for Amazon to stop selling facial-recognition tech to police departments after documents reveal the practice.
How the LAPD Uses Data to Predict Crime
Tue, 22 May 2018 21:02:59 +0000
The Los Angeles Police Department is using "predictive policing" to prevent crime, but this innovative approach has its problems.
Mark Zuckerberg Ducks Pointed Questions From the EU Parliament
Tue, 22 May 2018 19:35:29 +0000
Just days before GDPR goes into effect, the Facebook CEO left European regulators wanting for answers about data protection, hate speech, bullying, and partisan bias.
Capturing Humor in a Sea of Red Tape
Tue, 22 May 2018 18:12:19 +0000
Ole Witt’s flash photographs make bureaucracy all too real—particularly India’s, dubbed one of the worst in Asia.
Bell Labs' Gadget Communicates Human Emotions Through Touch
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000
Thanks to some innovations at Bell Labs, you’ll soon be able to express your heart through your sleeve.
'Rogue One' and 6 More Great Sci-Fi Movies Streaming Now
Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000
It's time to catch up on the classics. Here's where to start.
The Physics of How a Mirror Creates a Virtual World
Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Human eyes are sort of dumb—but you can trick them into being smart.
18 Memorial Day Camping Gear Picks (2018): Tents, Sleeping Bags, Coolers, Insect Repellent
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Summer's here, y'all! Time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.
Math Says Urinals in Planes Could Make Lavatory Lines Shorter for Everyone
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000
As long as you've got the exact right number of urinals.
America's Fastest-Growing Urban Area Has a Water Problem
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000
As St. George, Utah grows, it will have to cut down on its high water consumption or pay handsomely for it—or both.
Batteries Still Suck, But Researchers Are Working on It
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:00:00 +0000
Technologists have devised a variety of ways in which lithium batteries can be tweaked to improve battery density, and maybe more importantly, battery safety.
The Political Theater of Controlling Ebola With Border Checks
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:00:00 +0000
At best, thermometer-wielding guards waste resources; at worst they slow aid and supplies. So why do we still build checkpoints?
Watch SpaceX Launch NASA's Next Earth-Observing Satellites
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:00:00 +0000
And five communications satellites from Iridium are piggybacking on the ride.
WIRED’S Predictions for Bots, Blockchain, Crispr, and More
Tue, 22 May 2018 10:00:00 +0000
You're not working in VR or watching robotrucks rumble down the highway yet. But the future is coming, and we should be ready.