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Mozilla Lists Easy-to-Hack Devices in Annual Gift Idea Guide
In its second annual “Privacy Not Included” guide, the nonprofit highlights internet-connected gifts that value your privacy—and the ones that may not.
Should I Delete My Tweets?
Our in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology.
Uber Rewards Loyalty Program Gives Perks to Power Users
Rack up enough points and a real life human will answer your customer support call.
Best iPads for 2018: Which New Models Should You Actually Buy?
Choosing an iPad is more complicated than it needs to be, but we're here to help.
Lenovo Yoga C930 Review: A Solid 2-in-1 Laptop With Outstanding Battery Life
Thoughtful design puts the Yoga C930 in a class of its own.
Tesla, GM, and Nissan Unite to Save Their EV Tax Credits
The EV Drive Coalition will push Congress to extend the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars, but advocates say it could do much more.
This Chemical Is So Hot It Destroys Nerve Fibers—in a Good Way
Resiniferatoxin is 10,000 times hotter than the hottest pepper, and has features that make it promising as a painkiller of last resort.
DARPA's Hail Mary Plan to Restart a Hacked US Electric Grid
On tiny Plum Island, DARPA stages a real-life blackout to put its grid recovery tools to the test.
This US Firm Wants to Help Build China’s Surveillance State
The owner of Bikini.com is using open source software to create artificial-intelligence image-recognition systems for Chinese companies and authorities.
L’Oréal’s New Clip-on Sensor Tracks Your Exposure to UV Rays
You can buy the $60 sensor exclusively at the Apple Store.
Juul Pledges Big Changes, but the Impact May Be Small
The e-cigarette maker says it will discontinue some flavors at retail outlets and shut down social media accounts ahead of an expected FDA crackdown.
Facing UK Regulation, Big Tech Sends a Lobbyist to London
The Internet Association is taking its case to Whitehall, where members like Facebook, Twitter, and Google face increasing scrutiny.
Hacking in Movies: That 'Hackers' Scene May Not Be So Dumb After All
As Samy Kamkar points out in this episode of 'Technique Critique,' it's certainly not the worst depiction of hacking we've seen in pop culture.
Climate Change: The Complete WIRED Guide
The world is getting warmer, the weather is getting worse. Here's everything you need to know about what humans can do to stop wrecking the planet.
Amazon’s HQ2 Hunger Games Are Over, and Jeff Bezos Won
After 238 cities vied to be home to Amazon's new "headquarters," the company chose the obvious: New York City and Arlington, Virginia.
Why Google Internet Traffic Rerouted Through China and Russia
For two hours Monday, Google internet traffic rerouted through China, Russia, and elsewhere. Here's why.
See How the Buoyancy Force Works in Water or Air
The buoyancy force gives you the boost that helps you float and do cool maneuvers in water. This experiment lets you see it in action.
11 Best Tablets for Every Budget (2018): iPad, Android, Fire HD, Surface
Whether you prefer Android, iOS, or Windows, these are the best tablets we've tried.
Pandora's Podcast Genome Project Wants to Find Your Next Favorite Show
The company hopes to do for podcasts what its Music Genome Project did for streaming songs.
Trumpy Bear Divided the World—and Conquered the Internet
He wants your money, and you’ll give it to him because LOL nothing matters.