The Most Dangerous People on the Internet This…

In the meantime, Facebook has been used again and again to spread mass disinformation, from hate speech that fueled the massacre of Rohingya muslims in Myanmar to WhatsApp propaganda that helped elected far-right Jair Bolsonaro…

The 19 Best Shows of a Decade That…

On July 11, 2013, everything changed. A sneak attack hit the world’s living rooms (and dorms, and laptops, and basements). It was midnight on a Thursday, and Netflix released Orange Is the New Black—all 13…

Enhanced Intelligence, VR Sex, and Our Cyborg Future

If you could press a button to merge your mind with an artificial intelligence computer—expanding your brain power, your memory, and your creative capacity—would you take the leap? “I would press it in a microsecond,”…

Microtasks Might Be the Future of White-Collar Work

Normally, when you open Facebook, you see pictures of your friends' awesome vacations or links to maddening political stories your dad is sharing—your basic emotional goulash of FOMO and TMI. But last year, the nerds…

Todays Cartoon: Crispr Cure

Monday, December 30, 2019. By Ivan Ehlers, with cartooncollections.com. Researchers are poised to bring gene editing tech out of the lab. But just how far do we want Crispr to go? Every weekday, WIRED publishes…

Internet Deception Is Here to Stay—So What Do…

It was 2010 and techno-optimism was surging. A whopping 75 percent of American adults were online—a big jump from the 46 percent that were logging on a decade prior—cruising through the information age largely from…

Baby, Its Cold Outside. Stay Warm With Our…

Philips Hue White Ambiance Wellner Table Lamp This lamp is perfect for dialing in a mellow mood. The LED bulb can display over 50,000 shades of white, from daylight-bright to dim and drowsy. There are…

Space Photos of the Decade: Bright Objects and…

This past decade took us all over the cosmos. Physicists produced the first picture of a black hole. A giant rover landed on Mars. A spacecraft visited Pluto for the first time. Decade in Review:…

The 25 Most-Read Longreads of 2019

The internet has a dirty little secret that's hiding in plain sight: People love to read. Looking back on 2019, that trend is only growing. The majority of the most-read WIRED stories this year were…

The Decades 10 Most Influential Videogames

Cibele by Nina Freeman is a powerful representative of that trend. It's not the first, but when I think about what confessional games are and what they can do, it's the one I always remember.…

The 2010s Killed the Cult of the Tech…

When Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced they were giving up their “day to day” duties at Alphabet early this month—leaving the heavy lifting to Google CEO Sundar Pichai—an era ended in more ways than…

The Two Myths of the Internet

It was all bunk, of course, and by 2016, the game should have been up. Ted Cruz’s presidential run had fizzled, despite—or perhaps because of—its reliance on Cambridge Analytica. When CA board member Steve Bannon…