Lets Have the GIF Pronunciation Debate Forever

Looking at the internet can often feel like eavesdropping on a slapdash youth debate contest where nobody did the assigned reading and everybody took military-grade amphetamines before participating. It’s brutal. One of the only elements…

Can a Single Text Really Be Defamatory? (Yup)

Defamation based on private texts messages, however, is much less common, and until recently remained largely theoretical. For example, a Guardian article from 2007, nearly a decade into texting’s reign as a primary form of…

Todays Cartoon: Telecommuting Games

Tuesday, February 25, 2020. By Lars Kenseth, with cartooncollections.com. This week, WIRED explores the ways technology has—and hasn’t—changed how we work. Monday, February 24, 2020. By Jon Adams, with cartooncollections.com. Christian entrepreneurs are searching for…

Artists Explore the Many Uncanny Valleys of Tech…

The Amazon worker cage stands about seven feet tall, with just enough space for a human to turn around comfortably. From within, a joystick controls a large metal claw—like those found in arcade games—to pluck…

Todays Cartoon: Incremental Disruption

Monday, February 24, 2020. By Jon Adams, with cartooncollections.com. Christian entrepreneurs are searching for relief from the grind of company-building—while some faith leaders preach the gospel of crushing it. Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new…

The Embr Wave Will End Thermostat Wars (At…

I'd forgotten it was cold inside until I picked up an aluminum laptop and it felt like ice. Then I noticed my fingertips and toes were freezing. It was weird, knowing I was cold yet…

This Technique Uses AI to Fool Other AIs

Artificial intelligence has made big strides recently in understanding language, but it can still suffer from an alarming, and potentially dangerous, kind of algorithmic myopia. Research shows how AI programs that parse and analyze text…

How to Share Your Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and…

You've no doubt signed up for a whole host of online accounts by now, for video streaming, emailing, shopping, file storage, budgeting, and more besides. Sometimes, you’ll want to share that account with someone else.…

A Stars Auroras Light the Way to a…

In doing so, they found GJ 1151, a faint star with a shockingly long-lived emission. GJ 1151 belongs to a class of stars called M dwarfs, which are small, dim, and extremely common; they make…