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You Can Get Paid to Talk to Friends About Voting

Annoying texts and disinformation campaigns have wrecked get-out-the-vote drives. Relentless, a progressive organizing group, thinks it has a solution: you.

Published on 29 May 2024 | 10:30 am

Phil Wizard, Champion Breaker and Olympic Contender, Isn’t Convinced ‘Breakdancing’ Is a Sport

Phil Wizard, the current favorite for Olympic Gold, says it’s an art and culture first. But if you’re gonna hate, he’d like you to at least learn the proper terminology.

Published on 29 May 2024 | 10:00 am

'Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door' Sets the Standard for Classic Game Remakes

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door proves that using new tech to bring old visions to life (and cut down on pain points) is way more effective than a simple cash grab.

Published on 28 May 2024 | 7:58 pm

The 27 Best Shows on Apple TV+ Right Now (June 2024)

Constellation, For All Mankind, and a Steve Martin documentary are among the best shows on Apple TV+ this month.

Published on 28 May 2024 | 7:00 pm

Chromebooks Will Get Gemini and New Google AI Features

Google is bringing Gemini and a slew of AI-powered features to ChromeOS, and there are about seven new Chromebooks coming this year.

Published on 28 May 2024 | 1:00 pm

Logitech Mevo Core Review: Dead Simple Multi-Cam Streaming

They’re expensive, but you can wirelessly connect these cube-shaped cameras into one stream and control them via Logitech’s intuitive app.

Published on 28 May 2024 | 12:00 pm

How Researchers Cracked an 11-Year-Old Password to a $3 Million Crypto Wallet

Thanks to a flaw in a decade-old version of the RoboForm password manager and a bit of luck, researchers were able to unearth the password to a crypto wallet containing a fortune.

Published on 28 May 2024 | 11:30 am

Anduril Is Building Out the Pentagon’s Dream of Deadly Drone Swarms

The US military aims to maintain its dominance by building autonomous attack drones that collaborate with humans and overwhelm defenses in swarms.

Published on 28 May 2024 | 10:00 am

Cops Are Just Trolling Cybercriminals Now

Police are using subtle psychological operations against ransomware gangs to sow distrust in their ranks—and trick them into emerging from the shadows.

Published on 28 May 2024 | 9:30 am

35 Best Memorial Day Sales (2024): TVs, Office Chairs, and Ebikes

Not all discounts—or gadgets—are equal. We’ve rounded up the best deals on WIRED-tested gear.

Published on 27 May 2024 | 4:00 pm

28 Best Memorial Day Mattress Deals (2024)

Sleep starting to feel less like a luxury? It might be time for a new mattress or bed sheet. Good thing plenty are on sale.

Published on 27 May 2024 | 2:32 pm

33 Best REI Anniversary Sale Deals (2024): Fitness Trackers, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Headphones, Electric Bikes

It’s the best time of the year to pick up all the tents, stoves, sleeping bags, and gear you’ll need for summer fun. Just remember these deals end tonight.

Published on 27 May 2024 | 2:22 pm

The Unitree G1 Is a Short Humanoid Robot That Costs Just $16,000

The Unitree G1 is a $16,000—but still kind of limited—humanoid robot of small stature.

Published on 27 May 2024 | 2:00 pm

Unhappy With a Service You’ve Been Paying For? It Might Be Time for a Breakup

Ending a relationship with the person you pay to cut your hair, walk your dog, or work on your home can be awkward. But if you need to move on, it’s better to make a clean break.

Published on 27 May 2024 | 1:00 pm

The Rebirth of Queer Cruising Apps

Looking for casual sex is often seen as taboo, even in queer circles. A handful of web apps—Sniffies, BKDR, and Motto—are using map technology to reinvigorate interest in cruising culture.

Published on 27 May 2024 | 12:00 pm

WTF Is With the Pink Pineapples at the Grocery Store?!

Using DNA from tangerines and tobacco, food scientists have made a familiar fruit tastier—and more Instagrammable—than ever. We looked into pink pineapples so you don’t have to.

Published on 27 May 2024 | 11:00 am

How Many Charging Stations Would We Need to Totally Replace Gas Stations?

The United States could fully transition to electric vehicles in about 20 years. When that happens, we’re going to need a lot of chargers.

Published on 27 May 2024 | 10:30 am

The Auroras Should Be Spectacular This Summer, Thanks to Solar Maximum

Increasing solar activity over the next year could bring more opportunities to see fantastic displays of the northern lights.

Published on 27 May 2024 | 10:00 am

How to Pick the Best Roku Device (2024): A Guide to Each Model

The company has a dizzying array of streaming sticks, boxes, and soundbars to choose from, but don’t worry—these are the ones to buy.

Published on 26 May 2024 | 2:00 pm

Spotify Tips for People Who Like to Listen to Whole Albums

Spotify favors serving up algorithmically curated playlists instead of complete albums. If you love a long-player, here are some tips to regain control of your listening sessions.

Published on 26 May 2024 | 1:00 pm

7 Best Google Assistant Speakers (2024): Smart Displays, Portable, and Soundbars

From smart displays to soundbars, Google’s voice assistant comes in all shapes and sizes. Here are our favorites.

Published on 26 May 2024 | 12:30 pm

Shockbuster Season: Why the Death of the Summer Movie Is a Good Thing

It’s been nearly 50 years since Jaws and Star Wars turned summer moviegoing into an endless parade of family-friendly fandom flicks. This year promises something blessedly more bleak.

Published on 26 May 2024 | 11:00 am

Does String Theory Actually Describe the World? AI May Be Able to Tell

Using machine learning, string theorists are finally showing how microscopic configurations of extra dimensions translate into sets of elementary particles—though not yet those of our universe.

Published on 26 May 2024 | 11:00 am

US Offshore Wind Farms Are Being Strangled With Red Tape

This year has seen wind farm costs rise and many projects canceled as developers struggle with opaque regulations and determined opposition—but the industry is far from dead.

Published on 26 May 2024 | 10:30 am

The Sea Is Swallowing This Mexican Town

Las Barrancas, in the state of Veracruz, has struggled for 10 years against the rising Gulf of Mexico waters. Its best hope may lie in mangrove trees.

Published on 26 May 2024 | 10:00 am

9 Best Smart Speakers (2024): Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

Chatty assistants from Amazon, Apple, and Google are popular. But which one is right for you?

Published on 25 May 2024 | 3:00 pm

Insta360 X4 Review: 8K 360 Footage in a Tiny Package

The Insta360 X4 360’s hybrid action camera offers 8K 360 footage in a tiny, consumer-friendly package.

Published on 25 May 2024 | 2:30 pm

How to Keep an Old Computer Running

You have options that don’t involve saying goodbye to your hardware.

Published on 25 May 2024 | 2:00 pm

17 Best Android Phones (2024): Unlocked, Cheap, Foldable

Shopping for a new phone can be an ordeal. Let us take some of the pain out of it with these WIRED-tested picks and tips.

Published on 25 May 2024 | 1:30 pm

Your Bike Tires Are Too Skinny. Riding on Fat, Supple Tires Is Just Better

I used to ride thin, high-pressure tires everywhere. But adhering to “the supple life” and cycling on wider, lower-pressure tires boosted my comfort and stability without slowing me down.

Published on 25 May 2024 | 1:00 pm

What Is Lyocell Fabric, and Is It Eco-Friendly?

The man-made fiber isn’t as harmful to the environment as similar fabrics, but it’s still not the perfect solution.

Published on 25 May 2024 | 12:30 pm

Spotify Will Brick Every ‘Car Thing’ It Ever Sold

No refunds or trade-ins for customers. No plans to open source it. The weird little car gadget is going to die on December 9, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Published on 25 May 2024 | 12:00 pm

Only the Hardiest Trees Can Survive Today’s Urban Inferno

In a rapidly warming world, cities need more tree cover to stay cool—but only certain species can handle soaring temperatures, and often they aren’t native species.

Published on 25 May 2024 | 11:00 am

Microsoft’s New Recall AI Tool May Be a ‘Privacy Nightmare’

Plus: US surveillance reportedly targets pro-Palestinian protesters, the FBI arrests a man for AI-generated CSAM, and stalkerware targets hotel computers.

Published on 25 May 2024 | 10:30 am

Mexico Is So Hot, Monkeys Are Falling to Their Death From Trees

Authorities and conservation groups are investigating the deaths of dozens of howler monkeys in Tabasco, where extreme heat and land-use change appear to be threatening the vulnerable species.

Published on 25 May 2024 | 10:00 am

The 18 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now (May 2024)

The Idea of You, Road House, and Bottoms are just a few of the movies you should be watching Amazon Prime Video this week.

Published on 24 May 2024 | 7:00 pm

The 34 Best Shows on Amazon Prime Right Now (May 2024)

Outer Range, Fallout, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith are just a few of the things you should be watching on Amazon Prime Video this week.

Published on 24 May 2024 | 7:00 pm

Why Are We Seeing These Crazy Northern Lights?

The aurora borealis is usually seen near the Arctic, but solar winds and magnetic turbulence are sparking some of the best light shows in centuries throughout the US.

Published on 24 May 2024 | 3:20 pm

Logitech Reach Review: Super Camera Arm, Subpar Camera

One of the best camera arm mounts I’ve ever used is hampered by its middling camera.

Published on 24 May 2024 | 3:00 pm

Samsung S95D QD-OLED Review: A Matte Screen for Reflective Rooms

Samsung’s new S95D QD-OLED TV takes a big anti-glare swing with (mostly) fantastic results.

Published on 24 May 2024 | 2:00 pm

8 Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers (2024): Budget, Luxe, Tested by Experts

The stats say most people prefer to snooze on their sides. If that’s you, then you might want to check out these WIRED-tested beds.

Published on 24 May 2024 | 1:30 pm

13 Best Electric Kettles (2024): Gooseneck, Temperature Control, Cheap

We made tons of coffee, tea, and ramen to test these gadgets—and boiled it down to these top picks.

Published on 24 May 2024 | 1:00 pm

Casper Adjustable Base Max Review: Customized Angles and Massage

This bed raises your head and feet, with added massage and under-bed lighting. I’ll never sleep flat again.

Published on 24 May 2024 | 12:30 pm

A Warp Drive Breakthrough Inches a Tiny Bit Closer to 'Star Trek'

Physicists have figured out how a warp drive could work—even if it's more useful for our understanding of gravity than interstellar travel.

Published on 24 May 2024 | 11:30 am

Scarlett Johansson’s OpenAI Feud Makes Her an Uncanny Folk Hero

Scarlett Johansson’s talents once made her the ideal person to voice an AI. Now, she’s the perfect human to face off against it.

Published on 24 May 2024 | 11:00 am

Don’t Believe the Biggest Myth About Heat Pumps

Not only do heat pumps work fine in cold weather, they’re still more efficient than gas furnaces in such conditions.

Published on 24 May 2024 | 10:30 am

Judge Hints at Plans to Rein In Google’s Illegal Play Store Monopoly

“Google as an illegal monopolist will have to pay some penalties,” US federal judge James Donato said Thursday, in a hearing discussing next steps after a jury found the company breached antitrust laws.

Published on 23 May 2024 | 11:56 pm

Most US TikTok Creators Don’t Think a Ban Will Happen

The Chinese-owned app is in serious trouble in Washington, but a survey of US creators suggests TikTok’s influencer economy is carrying on with business as usual.

Published on 23 May 2024 | 7:22 pm

The 30 Best Movies on Hulu This Week (May 2024)

The Contestant, Rushmore, and Sideways are just a few of the movies you need to watch on Hulu right now.

Published on 23 May 2024 | 7:00 pm

Biden's New Import Rules Will Hit Ebike Batteries Too

The tariffs’ effects on the bike industry are still up in the air.

Published on 23 May 2024 | 5:40 pm