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Inside the Milan Hotel That Housed Covid-19 Patients

Photographer Alberto Bernasconi donned full protective gear to capture the scene of guests isolating in the four-star hotel.

12 Jul 2020 7:43 pm
How to Trick Your Brain to Remember Almost Anything

Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to boost your memory skills.

12 Jul 2020 7:30 pm
Hybrid Remote Work Offers the Worst of Both Worlds

Post-pandemic, many companies plan to allow employees to work from home and a main office. But trying to do both ensures neither experience is good.

12 Jul 2020 6:30 pm
10 Best Android and iPhone Games to Help You Survive Social Distancing

Close that newsfeed for a while. These Android and iPhone videogames are a great distraction.

12 Jul 2020 6:30 pm
The Tricky Math of Herd Immunity for Covid-19

When will a disease stop spreading through a population? The formula is simple, but the variables are much more complicated.

12 Jul 2020 5:30 pm
Dyson Airwrap Review: A Pricey Curling Iron, Blow Dryer, and Hot Air Brush in One

Dyson's Airwrap does all the heavy lifting for you, for a price.

12 Jul 2020 5:30 pm
These Black Founders Succeeded In Spite of Silicon Valley

Spurned by traditional venture capital firms, three businesspeople turned to other funders, government contracts, and their own savings to launch companies.

12 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
How Two-Factor Authentication Keeps Your Accounts Safe

Here are some of the best authenticator apps and options. It may take a moment to set up, but once you have 2FA enabled where it counts, you can rest easier.

12 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

Plus: Facebook's Roger Stone takedown, the BlueLeaks server seizure, and more of the week's top security news.

11 Jul 2020 6:30 pm
What Happens After a Million-Mile Battery Outlasts the Car?

Electric vehicle makers hope to roll out super long-lasting batteries. That raises interesting questions about resources, performanceand a battery's second act.

11 Jul 2020 5:30 pm
Prepare for Artificial Intelligence to Produce Less Wizardry

A new paper argues that the computing demands of deep learning are so great that progress on tasks like translation and self-driving is likely to slow.

11 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
The 19 Best Weekend Deals: Tech, Home Gear, and More

Heatwave and quarantine got you stuck indoors? These deals might help you spruce up your space for more comfort.

11 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
The Best Gear to Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead at Home (2020)

Your homegrown tomatoes won't help you forget how terrible everything is right now. Here's what you need to make booze at home.

11 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
How Mysterious Protest Messages Have Filled the Skies

A WIRED investigation reveals how artists and skytypers are pioneering a new type of tech-fueled activismand the inhumane conditions they're fighting.

11 Jul 2020 2:07 am
The 'Super Smash Bros.' Community Reckons With Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Dozens of people have come forward over the past week, many pointing to a culture that they say enabled rampant predatory behavior.

11 Jul 2020 1:42 am
What It's Like to Work at Studio Ghibli

Steve Alpert worked at the animation house for 15 years, a time he details in his new book Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man.

10 Jul 2020 9:30 pm
Microsoft Halts a Global Fraud Campaign That Targeted CEOs

A sophisticated scheme was designed to trick businesses in more than 60 countries into wiring large sums of money to attackers.

10 Jul 2020 6:30 pm
Best Unlimited Data Plans: T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon

All the major US carriers have options that let you stream as much as you want. We've laid out how they work, and which will give you the most bang for your buck.

10 Jul 2020 6:30 pm
Where Are the Adults in the Clubhouse?

Plus: A tough review of IBMs PCjr, fresh questions on Covid-19, and government help for the self-sufficient.

10 Jul 2020 6:30 pm
Defending Black Lives Means Banning Facial Recognition

Whats happening in Detroit should be a wakeup call for the nation. We cant stop police violence without ending police surveillance.

10 Jul 2020 5:30 pm
Covid-19 Immunity May Rely on a Microscopic Helper: T Cells

Researchers have been looking beyond antibodies to understand how immunity to the new virus might workand how to design a vaccine.

10 Jul 2020 5:30 pm
The Ways Were Fighting Back Against Doomscrolling

This week, Angela Watercutter joins us to talk about why it's hard to unglue your eyes from bad news on social media. Plus, we share our tips for putting down the phone.

10 Jul 2020 5:30 pm
The Triumphant, Complicated Return of 'Hamilton'

The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 2015, is now on Disney+. And it's ready to be reexamined in new ways by an even bigger audience.

10 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
How a Heat Dome Formsand Why This One Is So Perilous

A massive, intense heat wave is settling over the continental US. The ravages of the Covid pandemic are going to make it all the more deadly.

10 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
13 YouTube Channels We Geek Out Over in Quarantine

From flying a plane to restoring art, YouTubers can truly teach you anything. Here are the best shows that have sparked our curiosity during quarantine.

10 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
An Algorithm Set Students Gradesand Altered Their Futures

The International Baccalaureate program canceled its high-stakes exam because of Covid-19. The formula it used to predict scores puzzles students and teachers.

10 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
Will We Recognize Life on Mars When We See It?

If NASA's Perseverance rover finds life on the Red Planet, there's a good chance our first extraterrestrial encounter will be a little ambiguous.

9 Jul 2020 11:42 pm
'Palm Springs' Is a Timely Comedy About Being Stuck in the Now

In Hulus new romantic comedy, every day feels the same. Sound familiar?

9 Jul 2020 11:22 pm
Neo-Nazis Are Running Out of Places to Hide Online

Telegram booting far right groups from their hub disproves the idea that rampant Neo-Nazi terrorist recruitment is inevitable in the internet age

9 Jul 2020 11:16 pm
Major iOS 14 Features and How to Download the Public Beta

Your home screen is changing, and your car keys may become optional. Heres what you can expect in your next iPhone update.

9 Jul 2020 11:03 pm
DoNotPay Unsubscribes You From Spamand Tries to Get You Paid

There's finally a way to get off of email lists with your privacy intact.

9 Jul 2020 6:30 pm
Dear Joe Biden: Don't Listen to Silicon Valley

Unlike 20 years ago, todays Silicon Valley culture is elitist and authoritarian. Its leaders are part of the problem, not the solution.

9 Jul 2020 6:30 pm
Covid Kills More Men Than Women. Experts Still Cant Explain Why

A new tracker from Harvards GenderSci Lab is the first to consolidate sex-separated data from across the US. It may help researchers solve the mystery.

9 Jul 2020 5:30 pm
Alienware M15 R2 Review: A Powerful Gaming Laptop

Packed with powerful hardware, this second-gen gaming laptop runs circles around the competitionfor a short while.

9 Jul 2020 5:30 pm
Linkin Park T-Shirts Are All the Rage in China

The band hasn't been cool for years. But its Minutes to Midnight logo is everywhere in the most populous country in the world.

9 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
How to Use Slack Without Driving Your Coworkers Crazy

Many of us use it at work, but here are some tips on how to make Slack work for you. (Stop. Hitting. Enter. So. Often.)

9 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
Larry Brilliant on How Well We Are Fighting Covid-19

Three months ago, the epidemiologist weighed in on what we must do to defeat this new threat. We went back to ask: How are we doing, and what comes next?

9 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
Uber Moves Stealthily to Gain Allies in a Fight With Cities

Nonprofits and advocacy groups signed on to an organization called Communities Against Rider Surveillancewithout knowing that the ride-hail giant was involved.

9 Jul 2020 4:30 pm