Manuel Iglesias

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Words banned from Bing and Google’s autocomplete algorithms.

<i>Warning: This article contains explicit language.</i><p>Autocomplete is one of those modern marvels of real-time search technology that almost feels like …

Google has a single towering obsession: It wants to build the Star Trek computer.

I first came across Google’s interest in <i>Star Trek</i> back in the summer of 2010. A company spokesman wanted to show me the firm’s rapidly improving …

A Current Affair: Riding an Electric Motorcycle Doesn’t Suck So Bad After All! | WIRED

Living with an electric motorcycle is like living with a smartphone: You plug in every chance you get.<p>I discovered this simple fact of life a few …

Why the Incas offered up child sacrifices

<i>These children [to be sacrificed to the mountain and other gods] would be collected from all over the land and would be carried in litters together … They should be very well dressed, paired up female and male.</i><p><b>Juan de Betanzos, 1551</b><p><i>Human nature would not allow them to kill their own children … if</i> …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …