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Gadget Lab Podcast: We Talk About Some of Our Favorite Gadgets From This Year

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.15.17.<p>Time of Publication: 1:57 pm. 1:57 pm<p>The Best Stuff<p>The editors of WIRED talk about …

Gear & Gadgets

The Creator of Signal Has a Plan to Fix Cryptocurrency

In the early bitcoin years, proponents promised that you would soon be able to pay for anything and everything with cryptocurrency. Order pizza! Buy …

Bitcoin

Silicon Valley's Immortalists Will Help Us All Stay Healthy

In early 1954, Pope Pius XII summoned a venerable Swiss quack named Paul Niehans to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo. The pontiff was nauseated …

Longevity

Secrecy Is Dead. Here's What Happens Next. | Backchannel

<b>“Hey Don,</b> we have an unusual idea. Leak us one or more of your father’s tax returns.”<p>WikiLeaks slid that message into Donald Trump Jr’s Twitter …

John Besh

The Whirl Is Not Enough: Hundred-Dollar Fidget Spinners

By the time Trevor Hirschi decided to make a fidget spinner, the market was already saturated with $2 plastic devices that covered the shelves of toy …

Fidget Spinner

How Bossip Smashed Headline Conventions to Smithereens

Out of the typhoon that was Alabama’s special senate election, it was black women in particular who showed up in force for Doug Jones, the Democratic …

Michael B. Jordan

Escape the Tyranny of Keys With August’s Smart Lock Pro

The best smart home gadgets are the ones that you can set and forget: A scheduled robot vacuum comes in the night and picks up all your crumbs while …

Home Automation

McLaren Does Supercar Minimalism, Palestinians Reroute Around Waze, and More This Week in the Future of Cars

Bad problems can beget good stuff. In Virginia last week, residents and local news crews freaked out when a new dynamic tolling system meant to …

Transportation

The Inside Story of Ford's Quest to Build a New Kind of Supercar Engine

When the Ford GT won its class in the famously grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race last year, it wasn't just a celebration for the team which …

Le Mans

Gift Ideas for Cooks From 2017: Kitchen Gadgets, Chefs Knifes, Kitchen Appliances, and Coffee Gear | WIRED

12.15.17<p>08:00 am<p>16 Must-Haves for the Chef du Home<p>From sous vide equipment to a waffle maker that stands up vertically, here are some killer gadgets …

Shopping

The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin's Global Warming Problem

Let me freak you out for a second. You know what bitcoin is, right? I mean, no, but quickly, it’s a “cryptocurrency” that’s basically secret computer …

Bitcoin

2018: The Year of the Cryptocurrency Craze | Backchannel

<b>Every successful new technology</b> undergoes a Cambrian Era-style explosion of growth in which we try to use it for everything. Email, search, social …

Bitcoin

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Will Be Too Inclusive for Some People. Good.

There is a scene in <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>—I won’t say too much, but you'll see it yourself—where a young Asian woman does a brave, selfless thing …

Star Wars

The iPhone Is Still Bigger than Donald Trump | Backchannel

<b>On November 9, 2016,</b> I wrote an essay defending the relevance of covering technology. It was the day after an election result had dangled our world …

Donald Trump

After FCC Abandons Net Neutrality, States Take Up the Fight

The Federal Communications Commission will no longer protect net neutrality. Now, officials in more than a dozen states are trying to take on the job.<p>…

Net Neutrality

The Biggest Whoppers From the FCC's Net Neutrality Meeting

It took less than two hours of debate for the Federal Communications Commission to repeal net neutrality protections, a decision that could send …

Net Neutrality

New Kepler Exoplanet Discovery Fueled by AI

Saturn's rings sure are pretty, and Matt Damon’s been to Mars, but our eight-planet solar system may not be that special after all. Today, scientists …

Universe

The FCC’s Two Dissenting Voices Defend Net Neutrality To the End

Today the Federal Communications Commission voted to overturn its rules banning internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon from blocking or …

Net Neutrality

Patients Want Poop Transplants. Here's How to Make Them Safe

Neill Stollman has been called the Tupac of poop transplants. The Oakland-based, board-certified gastroenterologist didn’t invent the treatment. But …

Medicine

Disney Acquires 21st Century Fox, and the Result Could Change Streaming Forever

Well, it’s finally happening. After weeks, if not years, of speculation, the Walt Disney Company announced this morning that it is acquiring nearly …

Streaming

Unprecedented Malware Targets Industrial Safety Systems in the Middle East

Since Stuxnet first targeted and destroyed uranium enrichment centrifuges in Iran last decade, the cybersecurity world has waited for the next step …

Cybersecurity

Vivid Watercolor Masterpiece 'Okami' Is Back For Modern Consoles—and as Stirring as Ever

More than a decade later, the thing I most remember about <i>Okami</i> is how color follows you wherever you go. Released in 2006, by the now-defunct Clover …

Anime

The Researcher Who Wants to Bring AI to Factories

Gargantuan Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn employs more than 1 million people and tens of thousands of robots making iPhones and other electronics. It …

Terry Gou

Motorola's Z Series Makes Customization a Snap

A lot of Android phones claim to be different, but Motorola’s Z series backs up that claim. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the Moto Z phones have something …

Phones

FIGHT: The WIRED Guide to Net Neutrality

Wednesday marks a day of protest across the web, with tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, Reddit, and scores more demonstrating their support for net …

Net Neutrality

Math Says You're Driving Wrong and It's Slowing Us All Down

Ah, the phantom traffic jam. You know, that thing where the flow suddenly slows to a halt and you inch forward for a half hour and then things pick …

Transportation

Gift Ideas for Artists, Writers, Musicians, and Photographers: iPad Pro, Roli, GoPro, Fujifilm | WIRED

12.14.17<p>08:00 am<p>14 Gift Ideas for the Creative Person in Your Life<p>If they're a writer, an artist, or a musician, give them something to fuel their …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Holiday Tech Deals in Every Category

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Green Monday … they’re over and done, but the holiday deals continue. If you’re still on the hunt for affordable gift …

Sony Alpha

The Alabama Senate Election Was Decided 100 Million Years Ago

They say victory has a hundred fathers, and Doug Jones' upset win in the Alabama Senate race Tuesday night is no exception. Maybe it was the mounting …

North Carolina

Elon Musk Really Doesn't Like Mass Transit Systems He's Trying to Build

Elon Musk is a man of many, many interests. Lately, to go along with cars, space, and AI, he has added mass transit to the pile. After launching the …

Elon Musk