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The Science Behind Home Disaster Preparedness Kits Is a Disaster
Officials are pushing for extreme self-sufficiency when the next hurricane, earthquake, or other catastrophe hits, but the advice can be unclear and impractical.
Books: DeRay Mckesson and Michiko Kakutani Reckon With Trump and Truth
The writers explore, in essay and memoir, the crucial ways reality has crumbled.
Amazon’s Alexa Upgrades Give the Voice Assistant New Listening Powers
Amazon announced new listening features for Alexa, part of a suite of upgrades to the voice assistant that will expand its ability to understand the world around it.
Invisible Swarms of Particles Envelop Us All. Come Have a Look
Scientists have demonstrated a promising technique for measuring and mapping your exposome—the flecks of animate and inanimate stuff that surround you at all times.
Best Running Gear (2018): Shoes, Headphones, Lights, and More
Whether you’re pounding the pavement or cheering your friends on, we have the gear for you.
GoPro Hero7 Black Review: Not a Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
Stabilized action-cam footage has gotten a whole lot better.
Want a Robot to *Really* Get a Grip? Make It Like Baymax
Inflatable graspers don’t have to be taught how to hold something, the way robo-hands do.
Here's What to Expect from Today's Amazon Hardware Event
Amazon is about to announce a some hardware at an event in Seattle, where Alexa will be the star of the show.
Amazon Kindle Sale (Fall 2018): Get a Paperwhite For $40 Off
If you’ve been holding off on that new Kindle, now’s a great time.
Porsche's Sleek Chargers Will Power up EVs in Just 15 Minutes
The German automaker’s “electric pit stops” promise to put 250 miles of range on the Taycan’s batteries nearly three times faster than a Tesla Supercharger.
If VCs Aren't Socially Responsible, the Robots Will Win
Social impact in the age of AI must take on a new dimension: the creation of large numbers of service jobs for displaced workers.
Facebook Dating Is Rolling Out. Here’s How It Differs From Tinder
Facebook starts publicly testing its dating service with users in Colombia today.
How the HTC Exodus Blockchain Phone Plans to Secure Your Cryptocurrency
HTC starts filling in the details of its so-called blockchain smartphone, expected to launch later this year.
Wildlife Detective Uses DNA to Link Stolen Ivory to Big Cartels
A new method looks at the DNA of elephant tusks to pinpoint the crime networks behind disparate stashes of poached ivory.
DIY Gun Activist Cody Wilson Accused of Child Sexual Assault
A Texas court issued a warrant for the Defense Distributed founder's arrest on Wednesday.
Jon M. Chu Shot This Short Film Entirely on an iPhone XS Max
The _Crazy Rich Asians_ director shot a kinetic short for WIRED titled _Somewhere_, and he did the whole thing on a new iPhone.
John Deere Just Cost Farmers Their Right to Repair
The California Farm Bureau has given away the right of farmers to fix their equipment without going through a dealer.
The Alt-Right Are Savvy Internet Users. Stop Letting Them Surprise You
A new study from Data & Society reveals how reactionary, far-right commentators have built an alternative media ecosystem on YouTube: by using the platform exactly as intended.
PlayStation Classic: Release Date, Price, Specs, How to Pre-Order
Sony’s upcoming throwback console promises to include such hits as Final Fantasy VII and Ridge Racer.
The Physics of a Star Wars Bomber Dropping Bombs in Space
The Empire Strikes Back brought us the TIE bomber—and new physics questions to try to solve.