18 Early Black Friday Tech Deals for 2019…

Retailers love to throw the term Black Friday around a lot. A whole lot. From Black Friday marketing emails hitting your inbox mid-January to the "Black Friday in July" sales that hover around Amazon Prime…

Cells That ‘Taste’ Danger Set Off Immune Responses

When the immunologist De’Broski Herbert at the University of Pennsylvania looked deep inside the lungs of mice infected with influenza, he thought he was seeing things. He had found a strange-looking cell with a distinctive…

How Facebook’s Anti-Revenge Porn Tools Failed Katie Hill

Twitter declined to provide any comment, and instead pointed me to the company’s nonconsensual nudity policy. The original DailyMail.com tweet—nude photo, shortened link, and all—remains online, with 1,500 retweets and 2,300 likes. "What we know…

Opinion: AI For Good is Often Bad

After speaking at an MIT conference on emerging AI technology earlier this year, I entered a lobby full of industry vendors and noticed an open doorway leading to tall grass and shrubbery recreating a slice…

Today’s Cartoon: Streaming Dreams

Monday, November 18, 2019. By Ellis Rosen, with cartooncollections.com. The days of carrier smartphone subsidies are long gone—but streaming subscriptions are filling the void. Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of…

Everybody Loves Rey, a Star Wars Story

Annamarie McIntosh is coming undone. People in comic-book tees are rushing past her, lit up by too-bright fluorescents. She's surrounded by massive signs with corporate logos, from Nintendo to DC Comics. The cavernous hall is…

Star Wars: Beyond the Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars Celebration, the official fan festival, attracted about 65,000 people this year. Two of the four days for the 2020 event are already sold out. In 2017, Lego unveiled the Ultimate Collector Series Millennium…

Space Photos of the Week: 2019 Transit of…

Of all the planets in our solar system, Mercury might be the most underrated. It doesn’t have fancy swirling clouds or rings or plumes. It doesn’t even have an atmosphere. This little rocky body does…

Why Is Google Slow-Walking Its Breakthroughs in AI?

Google became what it is by creating advanced new technology and throwing it open to all. Giant businesses and individuals alike can use the company’s search and email services, or tap its targeting algorithms and…

How to Lock Down Your Health and Fitness…

Unlike Apple Health, you can uninstall Google Fit from your phone if you want to make sure it's not collecting any data on you. If you're logging data from a connected Wear OS smartwatch and…

14 Best Fitness, Audio, and Snow Sports Deals…

Many parts of the country survived a brutal cold snap last week. But this weekend, we're stubbornly heading out. Why let brutal temperatures keep you from working out? Besides, the cold weather means that some…