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How to Preorder Samsung's Galaxy S23—and Which Model to Buy

Should you get the Ultra and enjoy the new 200-megapixel camera or stick with a smaller handset? We have recommendations.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 6:37 pm


Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, S23+, S23 and Galaxy Book3: Specs, Price, Release Date

There are three new phones—the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra—as well as five new laptops.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 6:00 pm


Fake Pictures of People of Color Won’t Fix AI Bias

Companies claim synthetic images can add diversity to AI data sets, but they carry functional and moral risks.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 2:00 pm


Noma Is Closing. Welcome to the End of Fine Dining

Prestige restaurants are often unsustainable, intense workplaces. It’s time for the culture around them to change.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 2:00 pm


Fact-Checkers Are Scrambling to Fight Disinformation With AI

Bad actors use artificial intelligence to propagate falsehoods and upset elections, but the same tools can be repurposed to defend the truth.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 1:00 pm


The Last Drug That Can Fight Gonorrhea Is Starting to Falter

Data gaps, funding cuts, and shyness about sex let gonorrhea gain drug resistance. There are no new treatments yet.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 12:00 pm


Layoffs Broke Big Tech’s Elite College Hiring Pipeline

Students from top schools used to waltz from Silicon Valley internships into lucrative jobs. Now, some are reconsidering their options.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 12:00 pm


Enter the Hunter Satellites Preparing for Space War

True Anomaly, a startup backed by US senator JD Vance's VC firm, plans to launch prototype pursuit satellites on a SpaceX flight later this year.

Published on 1 February 2023 | 12:00 pm


Spotted a UFO? There’s an App for That

Enigma Labs launches a project to crowdsource and quantify data about “unidentified aerial phenomena.”

Published on 31 January 2023 | 8:19 pm


6 Best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers (2023): For Large Homes and Small Budgets

Forget about patchy internet connections and dead spots with one of these WIRED-tested mesh systems.

Published on 31 January 2023 | 3:00 pm


An AI Filter Revealed My Secret Self

Yes, they're problematic. They can also reflect an alternate reality that feels eerily close to the truth.

Published on 31 January 2023 | 2:00 pm


Raycon Everyday Earbuds (E25) Review: Not Just for YouTubers

Sure, every influencer owns these buds. They’re still pretty good.

Published on 31 January 2023 | 1:00 pm


Why Bother Bringing Back the Dodo?

Audacious plans to resurrect the long-extinct bird could be lucrative. But the moonshot raises thorny philosophical questions.

Published on 31 January 2023 | 12:11 pm


Did the Seeds of Life Ride to Earth Inside an Asteroid?

Biological amino acids could have celestial or terrestrial roots. An experiment simulated their formation in deep space—but the mystery isn’t solved yet.

Published on 31 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


You Really Need to Update Firefox and Android Right Now

January saw a slew of security patches for iOS, Chrome, Windows, and more.

Published on 31 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


The Spaceport at the Edge of the World

A tiny Scottish village is betting its future on rocket launches. But the plan may threaten the fragile landscape—and a tenacious billionaire’s ambitions.

Published on 31 January 2023 | 11:00 am


ChatGPT Is Making Universities Rethink Plagiarism

Students and professors can’t decide whether the AI chatbot is a research tool—or a cheating engine.

Published on 30 January 2023 | 6:21 pm


How to Extend Your Eero Mesh With Amazon Echo Speakers (2023)

You can now use select Alexa speakers to expand the Wi-Fi coverage of your routers. Let us walk you through how.

Published on 30 January 2023 | 2:00 pm


Neural Imaging Reveals Secret Conversational Cues

Complex signals and subliminal signs underpin all human verbal communication—and a real-time translation is on the horizon.

Published on 30 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


Ex-Twitter Workers Puzzle Over Elon Musk’s Abandoned Laptops

The cash-strapped company recently auctioned off USB dongles but has left some corporate computers in the custody of laid-off staff.

Published on 30 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


The Case of the Incredibly Long-Lived Mouse Cells

Scientists kept the rodents’ immune T cells active four times longer than mice can live—with huge implications for cancer, vaccination, and aging research.

Published on 30 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


The Untold Story of a Crippling Ransomware Attack

More than two years ago, criminals crippled the systems of London’s Hackney Council. It's still fighting to recover.

Published on 30 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


19 Everyday Products Made of Recycled Materials (2023): Chargers, Watches, Toys

Tread lightly on our planet with toys and accessories made from repurposed plastic, and many other Earth-friendly picks.

Published on 29 January 2023 | 3:00 pm


The Best Amazon Fire Tablet (2023): Which Model Should You Buy?

Whether you need a travel-friendly slate or something affordable for the kids, we tested every model to find the right one for everybody.

Published on 29 January 2023 | 1:00 pm


This App From Schneider Electric Can Help Optimize Your Home’s Energy Use—for a Price

Schneider Electric’s app-controlled electricity management hardware gives you more control over your power consumption. Are the utilities savings worth it?

Published on 29 January 2023 | 1:00 pm


‘Nasty’ Geometry Breaks a Decades-Old Tiling Conjecture

Mathematicians predicted that if they imposed enough restrictions on how a shape might tile space, they could force a periodic pattern to emerge. They were wrong.

Published on 29 January 2023 | 1:00 pm


Garmin Forerunner 255 Review: Great Running Watch

Garmin's latest wearable for runners and triathletes adds a new Morning Report to track your daily fitness.

Published on 29 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


9 Best TVs We've Tested (2023): Cheap, 4K, 8K, OLED, and Tips

From LCDs to fancy OLED models, these are our favorite televisions at every price point.

Published on 28 January 2023 | 3:00 pm


A Link to News Site Meduza Can (Technically) Land You in Russian Prison

Plus: Hive ransomware gang gets knocked offline, FBI confirms North Korea stole $100 million, and more.

Published on 28 January 2023 | 2:00 pm


Apple’s VR Vision Comes Into Focus

Plus: Microsoft stops selling Windows 10, Substack gets a supersecret Finsta mode, and TikTok tweaks its DMs.

Published on 28 January 2023 | 2:00 pm


The American West’s Salt Lakes Are Turning to Dust

A new research and monitoring program aims to conserve threatened but overlooked saline ecosystems.

Published on 28 January 2023 | 1:00 pm


The Best Climbing Gear for Beginners (2023): Harnesses, Belay Devices, and Helmets

Whether you tackle the fiberglass rock wall at the indoor gym or red rock gorges outdoors, you only need a few things to get started.

Published on 28 January 2023 | 1:00 pm


14 Best Deals: TVs, Wireless Earbuds, Soundbars

Now is the time to grab a big screen for the Super Bowl.

Published on 28 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


Why 'Velma' Is the Internet’s New Punching Bag

The show’s got cred and lots of viewers, yet it’s still in the social media crosshairs. Blame the character’s legacy.

Published on 28 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


Doctors, Get Ready for Your AI Assistants

Hospitals have begun using machine learning to help analyze and collect images, and the medical applications are endless.

Published on 28 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


'Menswear Guy' Marks a Shift in Twitter's Main Characters

It used to be someone who stepped into the fray. Now, it can be anyone.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 5:06 pm


Gene Wolfe Was Sci-Fi's Most Enigmatic Writer

Fans have spent years trying to comprehend his books, and many still don't have answers.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 5:00 pm


The 25 Best Amazon Prime Shows Right Now

From The Underground Railroad to Rings of Power, these are our picks for what you should be watching on the streamer.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 3:00 pm


The 10 Best Amazon Prime Films Right Now

From One Night in Miami … to Licorice Pizza, these are the best films available on the streamer.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 3:00 pm


Alphabet’s Layoffs Aren’t Very Googley

The company’s founders pioneered putting employees first and said they’d never bow down to Wall Street. How things have changed.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 2:00 pm


Samsung Galaxy A14 5G Review: A Phenomenal $200 Phone

The Galaxy A14 5G is easily the best phone you can buy for $200.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 2:00 pm


M&M’s Are the Best Trolls on the Internet

After a long crusade by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, the brand put its spokescandies on hiatus. It’s a savvy move that seems designed for social media.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 2:00 pm


Climate Reparations Won’t Work

For Tonga and other nations disproportionately impacted by the environmental crisis, cash is only a band-aid for a spiraling disaster.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 2:00 pm


4 Best Webcams (2023): Razer, Logitech, and More

Bring a little light (and proper color contrast) into your life with these cameras.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 1:00 pm


ADS-B Exchange, the Flight Tracker That Powered @ElonJet, Sold to Jetnet

ADS-B Exchange, beloved for resisting censorship, was sold to a company owned by private equity—and now even its biggest fans are bailing.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


Big Tech Is Really Bad at Firing People

Workers from Google, Meta, and Twitter reveal the brutal ways they got dumped.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


I Started a Bike Bus, and You Can Too

It’s official: The best way to improve both your life and your community is to get everyone to cycle to school together.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


How Sensor-Dangling Helicopters Can Help Beat the Water Crisis

A simultaneous solution to California’s extreme drought and flooding is to bank more water underground. Send in the choppers (and a few ATVs).

Published on 27 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


Crispr Wants to Feed the World

The power to fight human diseases put genome editing on the map. But similar technology could help crops withstand the stress of climate change.

Published on 27 January 2023 | 12:00 pm


Robot Cars Are Causing 911 False Alarms in San Francisco

City agencies say the incidents and other disruptions show the need for more transparency about the vehicles and a pause on expanding service.

Published on 26 January 2023 | 10:13 pm