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'Breath of the Wild' Changed the Way I Play Video Games

It’s turning me from a binge player into a savor-the-moment gamer.

Published on 5 October 2022 | 1:00 pm


The US Needs to Recognize Intimate Privacy as a Civil Right

Digital privacy invasion isn’t just a consumer protection issue. It’s inextricably linked to equality, with urgent implications for women and minorities.

Published on 5 October 2022 | 1:00 pm


The FCC's Rules on Space Junk Just Got Stricter

A new and contentious five-year limit for getting rid of dead satellites could slow the growing orbital litter problem—if people actually abide by it.

Published on 5 October 2022 | 12:00 pm


A Bold Effort to Cure HIV—Using Crispr

An experiment tests whether the gene-editing technology can stop the virus from replicating, which would ultimately wipe out the infection.

Published on 5 October 2022 | 11:00 am


5 Future Scenarios for Google Lens

On the visual search tool's anniversary, we consider its promise and how that could play out.

Published on 5 October 2022 | 11:00 am


Why Elon Musk Wouldn’t Face Twitter in Court

Legal experts say Musk faced an “uphill battle” to prove his claims of fraud over bots on the platform, and risked damaging revelations during trial.

Published on 5 October 2022 | 12:45 am


What Is Matter? We Explain the New Smart Home Standard (2022)

The open source protocol is finally here to ensure that your devices play nicely. Here's how it could change the smart home scene.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 5:38 pm


Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written by You

Here's this month's prompt, how to submit, and an illustrated archive of past favorites.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 5:00 pm


Is ‘Green Capitalism’ Total BS?

In The Value of a Whale, author Adrienne Buller argues forcefully against market-based “solutions” to the climate crisis. She thinks we can do better.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 1:00 pm


Google Nest Wifi Pro, Nest Doorbell, Google Home Redesign: Specs, Release Date, Price

There’s a brand-new Nest Wifi Pro and a second-generation wired Nest Doorbell. But it’s a redesigned app that’ll catch your attention.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 1:00 pm


Streamers Use Playlists to Control the Music Industry

The recorded music market is regaining its former hourglass shape—this time with platforms like Spotify at the center.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 1:00 pm


SteelSeries' Arena 7 Review: A Powerhouse for Gamers

The makers of some of our favorite gaming headsets have come up with equally impressive desktop speakers.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 12:00 pm


Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Headphones Review: Premium Sound and Materials

B&W has taken its already excellent Px7 S2 cans and made a luxe version. Do the material and sonic gains justify the extra outlay? Oh yes.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 12:00 pm


Scientists Have Discovered a New Set of Blood Groups

The ‘Er’ grouping could help doctors identify and treat some rare cases of blood incompatibility, including between pregnant mothers and fetuses.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 11:00 am


Biden's AI Bill of Rights Is Toothless Against Big Tech

The draft's tenets include allowing citizens to opt out of algorithmic decisionmaking, which could reshape federal government—but not the private sector.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 11:00 am


How to Set Up an Apple Watch for Your Kids

Want to give your children an easy way to contact you—without giving them a smartphone? Family Setup on WatchOS can help.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 11:00 am


The Mediterranean Sea Is So Hot, It’s Forming Carbonate Crystals

In the rapidly warming Eastern Mediterranean, water stratifies into layers, like a cake. That’s allowing carbon-spewing crystals to form.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 11:00 am


Opendoor’s iBuyer Model Is a Canary in the Economic Coal Mine

The company is losing huge sums of money on cookie-cutter homes—suggesting a fundamental weakness in the US housing market.

Published on 4 October 2022 | 11:00 am


Elon Musk’s Half-Baked Robot Is a Clunky First Step

Tesla’s Optimus robot did not dazzle robotics experts and can’t yet walk. But if the project delivers, it could give the company an edge in manufacturing.

Published on 3 October 2022 | 8:56 pm


Success on Twitch No Longer Comes on Twitch

Major streamers are stepping back from the Twitch grind, and smaller ones fear the platform is more interested in removing features than growing audiences.

Published on 3 October 2022 | 6:34 pm


When Is Amazon Prime Day 2022? Tips to Shop Like a Pro

We've got tips to help you cut through the clutter to find the real deals.

Published on 3 October 2022 | 6:16 pm


7 Best Security Cameras for Indoors (2022): For Homes, Apartments, and More

Cameras can offer peace of mind, but choose carefully when you’re inviting one into your home.

Published on 3 October 2022 | 1:00 pm


The Surprisingly Enjoyable Rise of the Streaming Meta-Comedy

Hulu’s Reboot and HBO Max’s Irma Vep update showbiz satire for the binge-watching era.

Published on 3 October 2022 | 12:00 pm


11 Best Sound Machines and White-Noise Machines (2022): Cheap, Night Lights, Lullabies

Help the whole family catch more z’s with soothing background noise.

Published on 3 October 2022 | 12:00 pm


US Cities Are Recycling Trees and Poop to Make Compost

Wood and biosolids from water treatment plants can be used to improve the soil—and keep remaining trees healthy.

Published on 3 October 2022 | 11:00 am


A Huge New Data Set Pushes the Limits of Neuroscience

The Allen Institute’s release includes recordings from a whopping 300,000 mouse neurons. Now the challenge is figuring out what to do with all that data.

Published on 3 October 2022 | 11:00 am


Kia Sportage HEV and PHEV 2022 Review: Nice Tech, Great Cabin

We tried the new hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of Kia's most popular car and found the brand is still very much on a roll.

Published on 3 October 2022 | 11:00 am


The High Cost of Living Your Life Online

Constantly posting content on social media can erode your privacy—and sense of self.

Published on 3 October 2022 | 11:00 am


Casio CT-S1000V Review: A Synth That Can Sing

This starter keyboard can sing your song lyrics back to you.

Published on 2 October 2022 | 1:00 pm


The Best Home Emergency Kit Gear (2022): Flashlights, Stoves, Chargers, and More

Channel your inner Mad Max and prepare for disaster and all-around bad weeks with these WIRED-approved essentials.

Published on 2 October 2022 | 1:00 pm


Self-Taught AI May Have a Lot in Common With the Human Brain

Neural networks can use self-supervised learning to figure out what matters. This process might be what helps humans do the same.

Published on 2 October 2022 | 12:00 pm


19 Android Settings You May Not Know About

From using less mobile data to live captions for videos, these settings will make your phone run more smoothly.

Published on 2 October 2022 | 12:00 pm


How 'God of War' Made Accessibility a Core Part of Its Game Design

For the Ragnarok sequel, Santa Monica Studio incorporated regular feedback from disabled gamers, hosted public conversations on social media, and more.

Published on 2 October 2022 | 12:00 pm


GrowWithJo Is the Only Workout App I’ve Ever Liked

Its focus on health and wellness—rather than sculpting a perfect body—has actually made exercising a little fun.

Published on 2 October 2022 | 11:00 am


Zero SR/S Review: Fast Ride, Poor Cornering

We took it out for a spin to see whether an electric motorcycle could still be a gas to ride.

Published on 2 October 2022 | 11:00 am


Razer Edge 5G Teased By Verizon, Coming Next Month

Plus: Intel’s new app syncs PCs and mobile phones, and Apple slows down iPhone production.

Published on 1 October 2022 | 1:00 pm


Microsoft Exchange Server Has a Zero-Day Problem

Plus: CIA failures allegedly got US informants killed, a former NSA worker is charged under the Espionage Act, and more.

Published on 1 October 2022 | 1:00 pm


5 Best Water Leak Detectors (2022): Smart Water, Temperature, and Humidity Sensors

Don’t let busted pipes or an overflowing washing machine dampen your day. These WIRED-tested smart water sensors can reduce the risk of damage to your home.

Published on 1 October 2022 | 1:00 pm


The Drying Up of Europe’s Great Rivers Could Be the New Normal

From the Danube to the Loire, these lifelines for the continent’s economy are running low after five months of brutal drought and years of dry weather.

Published on 1 October 2022 | 12:00 pm


16 Best International Coffee Day Deals (2022): Coffee Beans, Subscriptions, and Coffee Machines

Celebrate your favorite drink with discounts on home barista essentials.

Published on 1 October 2022 | 12:00 pm


10 Best Deals: TVs, Headphones, and Gaming Accessories

Upgrade your home theater and score some sweet discounts on peripherals this weekend.

Published on 1 October 2022 | 11:00 am


The Problem With Mental Health Bots

With human therapists in short supply, AI chatbots are trying to plug the gap—but it’s not clear how well they work.

Published on 1 October 2022 | 11:00 am


I Uncovered an Army of Fake Men on Hinge

They had gleaming teeth, perfect hair, and selfies with baby animals. But could they pass the Turing test?

Published on 1 October 2022 | 11:00 am


How to Watch NFL Football on a Streaming Service

Stream the big game without cable—or get sacked.

Published on 1 October 2022 | 11:00 am


How to Make Discord Look and Feel Like Slack

One of the best things about the free chat service is how you can customize it to work for you.

Published on 1 October 2022 | 11:00 am


The Challenge of Cracking Iran’s Internet Blockade

People around the world are rallying to subvert Iran's internet shutdown, but actually pulling it off is proving difficult and risky.

Published on 30 September 2022 | 9:16 pm


Bot Hunting Is All About the Vibes

At the heart of every bot-detection tool is a human's gut feeling—and all the messiness that comes with it.

Published on 30 September 2022 | 5:38 pm


8 Best USB Flash Drives (2022): Pen Drives, Thumb Drives, Memory Sticks

These WIRED-tested memory sticks are a virtual filing cabinet in your pocket.

Published on 30 September 2022 | 2:00 pm


Facebook Freeloads Off Newspapers. This Plan Might Stop It

The Journalism Competition and Protection Act would allow publishers to finally bargain with Meta and Google.

Published on 30 September 2022 | 1:30 pm


Skullcandy Jib True 2 Transparency Series Review: Cute and Affordable

These cool-looking in-ears pull on the heartstrings of 90s nostalgia, with added environmental efforts.

Published on 30 September 2022 | 1:00 pm