Saturday, September 14, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Adam Savage’s New VR App Lets You Visit Maker Workshops

Strap on an Oculus headset and approach the workbench as the world's best makers show you how they craft their creations.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Google's Super-Sized Nest Hub Draws Mixed Reviews

The new larger version of Google's Nest Hub smart display has been garnering mixed reviews. It has a 10-inch screen, compared to its predecessor's 7-inch display, and it sells for $229, compared to $129 for the Nest Hub introduced at Google's I/O conference in June. "I like the big screen on the Nest Hub Max, since I was able to watch a football game in the kitchen and still see the score," wrote Todd Haselton. One of the best things about the Nest Hub, and now the Nest Hub Max, is viewing pictures from Google Photos, he added.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Watch Apple’s 2019 iPhone Announcement Right Here

The next iPhone (and lots of other stuff) will be unveiled today. Keep a browser tab tuned to WIRED to see it all live.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Almost one-fifth of Britons 'do not use internet'

Survey says almost everyone under 50 is online but after that, use declines by about 2% per year.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

5 Best Gaming Desktop PCs (2019): Custom, High-End, Cheap

I assure you, these PC battle stations are fully armed and operational. They're also WIRED Recommended.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Unsolicited nudes detected and deleted by AI

Software that can detect unwanted penis pictures sent on Twitter is being developed.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Multi-Cloud Strategy May Pose Higher Security Risk: Study

Users of a multi-cloud storage strategy may be twice as likely to face a security breach as those that use hybrid or single clouds, suggests a report from UK-based security specialist Nominet. Fifty-two percent of survey respondents who adopted a multi-cloud approach suffered a data breach over the past 12 months, compared to 24 percent of hybrid cloud users, and 24 percent of single-cloud users, the firm found after polling nearly 300 C-Level executives and IT professionals.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Amazon Trying Out Hand-Scanning Payment System: Report

Amazon is testing scanners that can identify a human hand to use as a payment method for in-store purchases. The company plans to introduce "Orville" to some Whole Foods stores by the beginning of 2020, and later expand it to all locations in the United States. Employees at Amazon's New York offices are said to be using the technology to buy items such as sodas, chips, granola bars and phone chargers from specially equipped vending machines. The high-tech sensors used in the pilot use computer vision and depth geometry.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

South Wales Police use of facial recognition ruled lawful

High Court rules against a Cardiff shopper who brought a judicial review against South Wales Police.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

29 Best Labor Day Sales (2019): Tech, Laptops, TV, Gaming, Etc

From iPads to water filters, we’ve scoured the last of the summer’s deals to find our absolute favorites.

Monday, September 2, 2019

How to Save Yourself From Notification Overload

You get too many rings and blips and squawks on your smartphone. Here's how to shut them up.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Saturday, August 31, 2019

YouTube restores far-right channels after appeal

The video-sharing site said it had been wrong to cut off access to the white nationalist channels.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Google finds 'indiscriminate iPhone attack lasting years'

Criminals used previously unknown vulnerabilities to implant monitoring software, research shows.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Verizon Steps Up Fight Against Rampant Robocalls

Verizon, the No. 1 mobile carrier in the United States, this week introduced a free version of its robocall-blocking app, which will be standard on all new Android devices. The company further announced that it will auto-enroll eligible Android users to its Call Filter service and block what are seen as "high-risk" calls. This includes calls from numbers that have been reported as fraudulent. Those calls will be sent to voicemail, while the display on caller ID will indicate "Potential Spam" to warn callers that it is likely a robocall.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tips for Women and Girls Interested in STEAM Careers

I came to tech by accident. Formally trained in public health and international development, I was presented with a problem that needed to be fixed. Suffering from a naturally inquisitive mind as I do, it was only a few rabbit holes later that I found my world blown open by a richly diverse global network of coders, mappers, geeks and dreamers. These are folks who are trying to hack real-world development challenges faced by people fighting infectious disease outbreaks, communities piecing life back together in disasters' wake, and more.

Monday, August 26, 2019

World of Warcraft Classic: Hit game goes back to basics

The hit video game is now offering players a "classic" version - with some modern enhancements.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Best Travel Gear for Babies and Kids (Flights, Car Rides)

Traveling with babies, toddlers, or young kids is no picnic—even if food is involved. These accessories should help.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Tesla and Walmart address solar panel fire issues

The supermarket chain had issued a lawsuit against Tesla over a series of solar panel fires.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Raspberry Pi 4 Review: A Powerful New Pi

You can buy the latest Raspberry Pi as a Desktop PC Kit if you want, making it more useful than ever.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

10 Best Wireless Earbuds for Working Out (2019)

Looking for a pair of sturdy, sweatproof, buds to help you rock your inner jock? We have you covered.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Lightning strike 'partly to blame' for power cut

National Grid could be fined for the outage that affected nearly a million people in England and Wales.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Robot Coffee Tastes Great, But at What Cost? (About $5)

Coffee Haus makes coffee drinks 100 times an hour in its robotic kiosks. No humans required.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Fortnite coach who helped create teenage millionaires

Hugh Gilmour failed to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup, so has turned to coaching instead.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Samsung Announces Monster 108MP Smartphone Sensor

Samsung and Xiaomi have announced a new sensor for smartphone cameras comparable to those used in high-end DSLR shutterboxes. The new Isocell Bright HMX packs 108 megapixels on a three-quarter-inch sensor, similar to the sensors found in digital cameras that use interchangeable lenses. "If this new sensor performs as Samsung claims, it will enable smartphones to capture images that rival DSLR cameras," said analyst Charles King. Despite the HMX's powerful potential, the sensor probably won't impact the high-end camera market.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Amazon quizzed over 'Choice' ratings

US politicians want to know how Amazon picks the products that get the coveted Choice label.

Monday, August 12, 2019

7 Best Coolers WIRED Tested For Every Budget, Any Situation

We drank chilled beverage after chilled beverage to bring you the best coolers and ice chests for every situation.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019

12 Best Weekend Deals on Outdoor Gear and Indoor Tech

We dug through this weekend's sales to find the best deals on everything from a stylish hatchet to *Spider-Man* on PS4.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Hong Kong protesters turn to Uber and Pokemon

Demonstrators make use of high-tech services to keep their struggle alive and evade being tracked.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

New cars 'can be broken into in 10 seconds'

What Car? magazine experts say the latest models with keyless entry systems can easily be hijacked.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

5 Best Compact Cameras for 2019: Cheap, Rugged, 10x Zoom

Your phone's portrait mode is no match for a real point-and-shoot camera's portrait lens. These are the best small pocket cameras we've tested.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Is Biometrics ID Security Good Enough?

United Airlines has announced plans to begin rolling out Clear's biometric prescreening at its hub airports. The system works by verifying a flier's fingerprints or eye scan. Clear already is available at about 60 locations throughout the United States. It offers a system that utilizes biometrics to speed preapproved travelers to the front of the security lane, and even ahead of TSA Pre-Check fliers. There now are at least 53 biometric systems used just by the aviation industry.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Broadband chiefs fire back at PM's full-fibre internet pledge

Leaders say a 2025 full-fibre deadline can only be met if four problems are resolved in 12 months.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Best Sonos Setup: Which Speakers, Soundbars Should You Buy?

We’ve tested every Sonos speaker and Soundbar at WIRED, including the Ikea Symfonisk models. We like them all, but which ones are worth buying?

Thursday, August 1, 2019

UCSF Researchers Synthesize Speech From Brain Waves

Researchers led by speech neuroscientist Edward Chang at the University of California San Francisco have achieved success at decoding speech attempts in real time by reading the activity in the speech centers of test subjects' brains. Three persons capable of normal speech, who were being treated for epilepsy, participated in the study. They permitted the researchers to make use of tiny recording electrodes that previously were placed on the surface of their brains to map the origins of their seizures in preparation for neurosurgery.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Capital One Discloses Massive Data Breach, Hacker Arrested

Capital One Financial Corporation has announced a data breach affecting some 100 million people in the United States and another 6 million in Canada. The FBI arrested the alleged perpetrator of the breach in Seattle. Capital One on July 19 discovered someone had accessed its data stored online and obtained personal information of credit card customers and people who had applied for credit card products. No credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromised in the breach, the company said.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Airbnb host fined £100,000 for letting council flat

A council tenant used a fake identity to rent out his central London flat to tourists on Airbnb.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Fortnite World Cup: How to watch it, when it's on and who's won?

The Fortnite World Cup finals is happening with players from all over the world competing to take home various titles.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Gadget Lab Podcast: Why New York’s Revenge Porn Law is Flawed

The state of New York officially criminalized the spread of nonconsensual pornography, but WIRED’s Emma Grey Ellis tells the Gadget Lab team this new law is only a partial victory.