News (Wired Top Stories)
Space Photos of the Week: You Can't Clean Up Space, It's Too Messier
These strange collection of stars aren’t galaxies, but random groups of hundreds of millions of stars.
Best Smart Earbuds for Travel: AirPods, Pixel Buds, Erato Verse
Super portability and easy access to AI assistants make these wireless headphones must-haves on your next trip.
Reddit Bans, Atlanta Ransomware, and More Security News This Week
Reddit bans, Atlanta ransomware, and more of the week's top security news.
'The Sky Is Yours' Combines Dragons and YouTube
Chandler Klang Smith's new novel is full of surreal weirdness.
10 Tech and Gaming Deals: Sea of Thieves, Star Wars, Alienware, Netgear
We've scoured the web to find deals on desktops, Xbox, food dehydrators, and more.
Uber's Crash and the Folly of Humans Training Self-Driving Cars
Humans are terrible at paying attention when they're doing all the driving. So why expect anything different when the robot's in charge?
In Search of God’s Mathematical Perfect Proofs
The mathematicians Günter Ziegler and Martin Aigner have spent the past 20 years collecting some of the most beautiful proofs in mathematics.
Eye Tracking Is Coming to Virtual Reality Sooner Than You Think. What Now?
This week made it clear that the technology is racing into to our consumer immersive-tech devices. But with great power comes great responsibility.
Craigslist Shuts Personal Ads for Fear of New Internet Law
The online classified site, and others, say they fear increased liability for content posted by others under law intended to curb sex trafficking.
Everyone Knows How to Secure Elections. So Do It
With $380 million in the spending bill earmarked for securing digital elections, the time for talk is over.
Gadget Lab Podcast: More Questions Than Answers in Uber's Fatal Arizona Crash
This week, Alex Davies and Aarian Marshall join us to discuss the latest news in self-driving car safety.
Spending Bill Gives Green Energy Its R&D Budget—But That's Not All It Needs
Trump stands for coal. Congress doesn't.
Tumblr Names Russian Propaganda Accounts After Long Silence
On Friday, after months of silence, Tumblr named 84 accounts it says were devoted to spreading propaganda and disinformation on the platform.
DOJ Indicts 9 Iranians For Brazen University Cyberattacks
A new indictment asserts a long string of attacks against hundreds of universities and private companies, in which Iran pilfered more than $3 billion worth of intellectual property.
Best Travel Gear: Mophie, Amazon Kindle, Allbirds, Lululemon, Hex
Fit everything for your trip into a bag that slides under the seat in front of you.
How Much Energy Can You Store in a Rubber Band?
On a scale from "light thwack" to "geez, watch it with that thing!"
The Ryan Coogler Effect: What the Success of 'Black Panther' Means for Black Directors
Ryan Coogler’s massive Marvel movie has the potential to kick down doors for scores of other directors, with Ava DuVernay helping to lead that charge.
Everything You Need to Know About Facebook and Cambridge Analytica
All of WIRED's coverage on the scandal plaguing the social media giant.
Uber’s Fatal Crash, a Model 3 Review, and More Car News
Plus, Elon Musk gets a nice Tesla compensation package, and everything else you missed this week.
How a Boise, Idaho Company Thrives in the Global Chip Business
Micron Technology is the only remaining US maker of DRAM, the short-term memory chips found in computers and smartphones.