Wake Up, Democrats! Memes Matter in the Race…

Trump is kicking the Democrats' asses. For decades, the theory of communications that undergirded politics was: Politician says something → press covers it → public reads or watches the press’ account of what the politician…

Todays Cartoon: Smart Fridge Art

Tuesday, February 18, 2020. By Drew Dernavich, with cartooncollections.com. Learn everything you need to know about the promise (and peril) of networked lightbulbs, ovens, cameras, speakers, and more in WIRED’s Guide to the Internet of…

Deliver Us, Lord, From the Startup Life

In 2012, Chad Reynolds found himself on a South Carolina beach at midnight. He was there for a destination wedding, sitting on the sand with friends, when he decided to wade into the ocean alone.…

Todays Cartoon: Like Father, Like Son

Monday, February 17, 2020. By Heather Loase, with cartooncollections.com. Why one writer monitors his teens’ electronic devices—and why you should, too. (And here’s a brief history of porn on the internet.) Every weekday, WIRED publishes…

Do You Need the Bidetmega 400? Butt Of…

The millennial generation’s discretionary cash isn’t being mashed into avocado toast. It’s being spent on cell phones, smartwatches, wireless headphones, and Netflix subscriptions. Senior reviewer Adrienne So says we pay this much for little things…

Christina Koch and Jessica Weir: The Stellar Women…

After clocking 328 consecutive days in space, NASA astronaut Christina Koch landed safely back on Earth the week before last. Her trip was the longest-ever single spaceflight mission for a woman, and she did it…

Airbus Blended Wing Maveric Hits the Skies

Since commercial air travel took off in the 1950s, much has changed—tighter seats, safer flights, the rise and fall of seat-back screens—but not the nature of the planes themselves. The tube-and-wing design, after all, is…

Psychedelic Fiber Offers a New Twist on the…

One sunny day last summer, Mathias Kolle, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, took a couple of eminent colleagues out sailing. They talked about their research. They had some drinks. Then Kolle noticed…

The Polaroid Lab Turns Your Digital Pics Into…

The physical world will likely always retain an emotional primacy that the digital one lacks. I suspect that millions of evolutionary years without screens have primed us to enjoy a Polaroid taped to a bathroom…