How Twitter CEO Jack Dorseys Account (Probably) Was…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s ongoing mission to increase the civility of public discourse suffered a setback Friday, when an anonymous hacker took over his account for 20 minutes and retweeted @taytaylov3r’s claim that “nazi germany…

The EPA Says Methane Rules Are Bad for…

Andrew Aubrey knows a lot about how to find methane. As a doctoral student at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he developed instruments to hunt for methane and other organic compounds in lifeless environments like…

Unlicensed Signal Boosters Get a Boost From Amazon

If Khanifar tried to register the unauthorized booster with his carrier, it may not have permitted him to use it. The FCC requires everyone register their boosters—including older models purchased before its rules went into…

This DIY Implant Lets You Stream Movies From…

The door to Jeff Tibbetts’s DIY operating room in his garage in Tehachapi, California, is covered with the signatures of those who have gone under his knife in the white-walled room on the other side.…

This Week’s Cartoons: Drone Deliveries and Alien Podcasts

Tuesday, August 27, 2019. By Drew Dernavich, with cartooncollections.com. VR could be the most powerful teaching tool since the PC. Monday, August 26, 2019. By Lila Ash, with cartooncollections.com. Drone delivery services are finally, almost…

Apple Will Give Indie Repair Shops the Tools…

It’s soon going to be much easier to get your iPhone fixed. Apple said earlier today that it was expanding its product repair program. The company plans to give more independently owned repair businesses the…

How Anthony Levandowski Put Himself at the Center…

If federal prosecutors successfully prosecute Anthony Levandowski for 33 federal charges of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets, the self-driving engineer could face millions in fines and decades in prison. The accusations aren’t new—they…

REI Labor Day Sale: 29 Best Outdoor Deals…

For many newbies, the first outdoor gear store they set foot in will probably be an REI. One of WIRED's favorite retailers, the venerable customer collective has been around since 1938. Because its shareholders are…

Today’s Cartoon: Sloppy Science

Monday, August 26, 2019. By Lila Ash, with cartooncollections.com. Drone delivery services are finally, almost here—just maybe not like this. Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of science and technology. Check…

Levandowski’s Fate May Turn on the Meaning of…

On Tuesday, engineer and self-driving pioneer Anthony Levandowski entered a San Jose courtroom sans tie to plead “not guilty” to 33 charges of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets. Exactly 564 days earlier, his…

No Ones Happy With YouTubes Content Moderation Policies

Strange times make for strange bedfellows. So it is in 2019 when conservative nonprofit Prager University finds itself allied with a group of left-leaning LGBTQ+ YouTubers. The common denominator? Both groups are suing YouTube for…

What Sci-Fi Can Teach Computer Science About Ethics

This story is part of a series on how we learn—from augmented reality to music-training devices. The protagonist of Rebecca Roanhorse’s short story “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian ExperienceTM” is a bit of a sad…