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Science/Tech / Wired

A Surge of New Plastic Is About to Hit the Planet

A world awash in plastic will soon get slammed by more, as major oil companies ramp up their production.

20 Jan 2020 8:30 pm
404: The City Left Behind by China's Nuclear Ambitions

An artist goes looking for his past in a Cold War ghost town.

20 Jan 2020 8:30 pm
HBO Probably Wont Make a Second Season of *Watchmen*

Meanwhile, NBC finally offered up details about Peacock, its feathered contender in the streaming service arena.

20 Jan 2020 7:30 pm
How Aid Groups Map Refugee Camps That Officially Don't Exist

Workers from Switzerland-based Medair use clipboards, cell phones, and GIS software to locate informal settlements of Syrian refugees across Lebanon.

20 Jan 2020 6:30 pm
4 Best Handheld Vacuums (2020): Cordless, Pet Hair, Portable

From Dustbuster to Dyson, we tried a bunch of hand vacs, and were surprised by just how powerful they've become.

20 Jan 2020 6:30 pm
An Open Source Bid to Encrypt the Internet of Things

IoT is a security hellscape. One cryptography has a plan to make it a little bit less so.

20 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
A Move to Make Auto-Safety Features Speak the Same Language

Super Cruise? Traffic Jam Assist? Autopilot? Translation for all of the above: Keep your eyes on the road!

20 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
Today's Cartoon: Turing Tested

Check this box for an existential crisis.

20 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
These Photos Bend Time and Space. Literally

A special panoramic camera allows artist Jay Mark Johnson to distort reality.

19 Jan 2020 8:30 pm
Electric Delivery Vans, Tesla Stock, and Other Car News

Home delivery is where the action is for real estate developers and EV startups.

19 Jan 2020 7:30 pm
Sanders and Warren's Big Debate Dust-Up Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Last week, news of the Democratic debate was all over social media.

19 Jan 2020 7:30 pm
How Long Do We Have Before Arctic Ice Melts Away?

With the frozen top of the world melting to liquid, an expedition set out to untangle the physics and help forecast its future.

19 Jan 2020 6:30 pm
Fujifilm X-Pro3 Review: A Nod to the Era of Film Cameras

Fujifilm's latest X-Pro leans into its eccentricities, bringing film-era aesthetics to the digital present.

19 Jan 2020 6:30 pm
Don't Ignore Chrome's New Password Checkup Feature

It could help save you when the next big breach hits.

19 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
He Wanted a Unicorn. He Got ... a Sustainable Business

Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia finds a way to thrive outside Silicon Valley's cult of big riches.

19 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
This Philosopher Dreams of Writing Low-Budget Sci-Fi

Philosophy professor Peter Boghossian would much rather be working on screenplays.

18 Jan 2020 11:37 pm
At Last, Physicists Confirm the Fastest Way to Board a Plane

Turns out, letting slower passengerslike travelers with small children, or who need extra assistanceboard first really is faster.

18 Jan 2020 8:30 pm
Space Photos of the Week: Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse!

We're not sure when this star will go supernova, but one thing is certain: It'll be spectacular.

18 Jan 2020 8:30 pm
FBI Takes Down Site With 12 Billion Stolen Records

Turkey gets Wikipedia back, Mayor Pete loses his cyberguy, and more of the week's top security news.

18 Jan 2020 7:30 pm
This Philosopher Dreams of Writing Sci-Fi

Philosophy professor Peter Boghossian would much rather be working on screenplays.

18 Jan 2020 7:30 pm
The 7 Best Portable Coffee Makers: Aeropress, Delter, And More

Whether it's Aeropress, French press, or faux espresso, we've found the best ways to make a great cup of Joe anywhere.

18 Jan 2020 6:30 pm
In Paris, Ecommerce Warehouses Get a Chic Makeover

Online ordering means more deliveries to more places. One Paris hub sports a data center, offices, sports facilities like tennis courts, and an urban farm.

18 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
14 Best Tech Deals on WIRED's Favorite Gear (Jan. 2020)

Great deals on gear our team has tested, and lovesTVs, Android phones, camera bags, cold-brew coffee makers, and more.

18 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
PopSockets, Sonos, and Tile Ask Congress to Rein in Big Tech

At a congressional hearing Friday, smaller companies including PopSockets, Tile, Sonos, and Basecamp criticized Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon for having power over them.

18 Jan 2020 6:42 am
'Cyberpunk 2077' Is Being Delayed

Fans will have to wait a few more months for a videogame version of Keanu Reeves.

18 Jan 2020 3:42 am
Real or Fake: New NBC Peacock Shows

Is the new streaming service literally going to offer a TV show about Twitter?

17 Jan 2020 10:51 pm
How Much Superpower Does It Take to Bash a Bullet in Midair?

In the upcoming movie 'Wonder Woman 1984,' our hero is able to knock a bullet off to the side with just her arm. Let's look at the physics.

17 Jan 2020 8:30 pm
The Best Gaming Mouse for Every Kind of Player (2020)

Whether you're into esports or casual fragging, these are the best corded and wireless gaming mice we've tested at a variety of price points.

17 Jan 2020 7:30 pm
The Disturbing Case of the Disappearing Sci-Fi Story

A young writer wrote a controversial bit of military science fiction about sexual politics. The fallout was nuclear.

17 Jan 2020 7:30 pm
Nature Will Triumphand Reclaim All Our Gadgets

A new art exhibit, The World After Us, shows the power and ingenuity of nature to make use of machines in a world without humans.

17 Jan 2020 6:30 pm
SpaceX Will Blow Up a Falcon 9 Rocket to Prove It's Safe for People

On Saturday, Elon Musk's space company will attempt its last big test before it can begin launching humans from US soil.

17 Jan 2020 6:30 pm
Gadget Lab Podcast: One Wheel, Zero Buttons

This week, the hosts debate whether one wheel is better than two, and whether having a few buttons on a smartphone is better than having none at all.

17 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
This Weeks Cartoons: Buggy Vows, Data Frontier, and Do Not Calls

You cant choose your family, but you can ignore their calls.

17 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
Seriously, It's Time to Lean Into Monowheels

Call them fanciful, or a faceplant waiting to happen. But one-wheeled vehicles are how we'll roll into the future.

17 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
A Windows 10 Vulnerability Was Used to Rickroll the NSA and Github

A researcher demonstrated the attack less than a day after Microsoft disclosed one of the most critical Windows vulnerabilities ever.

17 Jan 2020 6:00 am
A Smart Contact Lens, Trouble for Water Bears, and More News

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

17 Jan 2020 4:24 am
Quibi Bets On a Future of Quick Clips and Tiny Screens

Entertainment startup Quibi has already won over industry A-listers with its vision for short-form mobile streaming. But will it catch on with viewers?

8 Jan 2020 11:00 pm