Talking Clock? That’s Nothing New (Oct 19, 2018 17:01)
Do you talk to your alarm clock? I do. I was recently in a hotel room, woke up in the m...

The Noma Guide to Fermentation: A Cure for Kitchen Boredom (Oct 19, 2018 16:56)
A new cookbook from the chefs at the famed Copenhagen restaurant explores all things pi...

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Sues Ecuador For 'Violating His Rights' (Oct 19, 2018 16:50)
Julian Assange is suing Ecuador's government for violating his "fundamental rights and ...

A Trove of Facebook Data Is a Spammer's Dream and Your Nightmare (Oct 19, 2018 15:55)
A new report suggests that spammers, not nation states, may have been behind the Facebo...

Laser Cutter Resurrection Uncovers a Magnificent Machine Beneath the Ash (Oct 19, 2018 15:31)
Trash is relative. When my coworker accidentally lit an ABS-barbecue inside the company...

Meet the Illustrator Diversifying Airbnb's Image (Oct 19, 2018 15:00)
Airbnb rolls out a set of new illustrations to better reflect its users—and the world.

'Halloween' Review: A Slasher Gem That Annihilates the Weak Sequels That Came Before It (Oct 19, 2018 14:13)
It's the first to recapture the unfussy rigor of John Carpenter’s 1978 original.

The BNC Connector and How It Got That Way (Oct 19, 2018 14:00)
When I started working in a video production house in the early 1980s, it quickly becam...

Fusty Ol' Scientific Texts Get a Gorgeous, Pricey Makeover (Oct 19, 2018 14:00)
Arty versions of science classics are mostly a gift for your midcentury modern coffee t...

Rockstar's 'Red Dead Redemption 2' Crunch Controversy and the Rest of the Week in Games (Oct 19, 2018 14:00)
You thought the industry's labor problem was under control? Good luck with that!

Why the Search for Aliens Could Unite Us Here on Earth (Oct 19, 2018 13:00)
Jill Tarter and Maggie Turnbull discuss Trappist-1, the Fermi paradox, and Fast Radio B...

Is Repair As Important As Innovation? (Oct 19, 2018 13:00)
An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from The Economist: Events about making new thing...

Drive.ai Brings Its Self-Driving Cars to Dallas Cowboy Fans (Oct 19, 2018 12:00)
The startup is launching a service that will cart the public around Arlington, Texas, i...

Lime's New Scooter Is Hardier, Heavier, and Built for Life on the Streets (Oct 19, 2018 12:00)
More range, more robust, more stable, more waterproof. Lime thinks its "Gen 3" scooter ...

Netflix Is Finally Canceling Shows. Good (Oct 19, 2018 11:00)
It's time to make room for new content.

Google Wants China. Will Chinese Users Want Google? (Oct 19, 2018 11:00)
If it wins government approval to offer its search engine in China, Google won't have s...

A Robotic Arm For Those Who Like Their Kinematics Both Ways (Oct 19, 2018 11:00)
A robotic arm is an excellent idea if you’re looking to get started with electrom...

Decorative Light Box Lets You Guess The Time (Oct 19, 2018 08:00)
Telling time by using the current position of the sun is nothing revolutionary — ...

Redeem Your Irresponsible 90s Self (Oct 19, 2018 05:00)
If you were a youth in the 90s, odds are good that you were a part of the virtual pet f...

The Math That Makes Computers Go, Built On a Tiny PCB (Oct 19, 2018 02:01)
A computer is, at its core, just a bunch of transistors wired together. Once you have e...

Internet Provider Groups Sue Vermont Over Net Neutrality Law (Oct 19, 2018 00:03)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Five industry groups representing maj...

Twitter's Dated Data Dump Doesn’t Tell Us About Future Meddling (Oct 18, 2018 22:21)
Twitter's release of more than 10 million tweets from Russia's Internet Research Agency...

eBay Files Lawsuit Against Amazon Over 'Seller Recruitment' (Oct 18, 2018 22:00)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: EBay has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, ...

An App Built for Hurricane Harvey Is Now Saving Lives in Florida (Oct 18, 2018 19:03)
Crowdsource Rescue, a kind of "Uber for emergencies," has become the leading tool to co...

NCT 127 Answers All of the Internet's Questions About K-Pop (Oct 18, 2018 16:17)
WIRED asked the group to answer a series of questions from Twitter.

Funky Materials Give the Mantis Shrimp Its Powerful Punch (Oct 18, 2018 15:00)
The legendary crustacean uses a hammer-like appendage made of ceramic and polymer to de...

Tech Founders' Absolute Power Is Destroying Company Culture (Oct 18, 2018 14:50)
Tech CEOs have wrestled greater control of their companies than ever—making it impossib...

A 7-Year Search for Traces of Humanity Along the US-Mexico Border (Oct 18, 2018 14:00)
Photographer Richard Misrach covered tens of thousands of miles while shooting 'Border ...

US Announces Plans To Withdraw From 144-Year-Old Postal Treaty (Oct 18, 2018 13:00)
JoeyRox writes: The Trump Administration announced today that it's intending to withdra...

The Faster, Cheaper, Better Way to Charge Electric Vehicles (Oct 18, 2018 13:00)
Opinion: Forget fast-charging. Battery swapping is back—and it's the tech of the future.

3 Wine Aroma Kits Tested: Aromabar, Aromaster, and Le Nez du Vin (Oct 18, 2018 13:00)
Is your schnoz a schlub? Strengthen your sniffer by teaching it to discern common wine ...

Drivers Wildly Overestimate What 'Semiautonomous' Cars Can Do (Oct 18, 2018 12:30)
Seventy percent of people believe you can buy an autonomous car today. And that's a pro...

The Future of the Cloud Depends On Magnetic Tape (Oct 18, 2018 03:30)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Although the century-old technology...

Facebook Lured Advertisers By Inflating Ad-watch Times Up To 900 Percent (Oct 17, 2018 22:50)
Zorro shares a report from The Mercury News: Not only did Facebook inflate ad-watching ...

Theresa May to urge EU leaders to take action on cyber-attacks (Oct 17, 2018 21:30)
Prime minister wants tougher response to states responsible – including sanctions There...

Apple Launches Portal For US Users To Download Their Data (Oct 17, 2018 21:30)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Apple on Wednesday began allowing u...

Seattle Startup Vets Takes on Google with Helm, a New $499 Personal Email Server (Oct 17, 2018 16:53)
A Seattle-area startup is aiming to take on giants such as Google and change the way we...

Australian Federal Court Grants Publisher of GTA V Game Right To Search Homes of Five People Accused of Making Cheat Software (Oct 17, 2018 14:05)
The publisher of video game Grand Theft Auto V has been granted the right to search the...

'Do Not Track,' the Privacy Tool Used By Millions of People, Doesn't Do Anything (Oct 17, 2018 03:30)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: When you go into the privacy settings...

Chrome 70 Arrives With Option To Disable Linked Sign-Ins, PWAs On Windows, and AV1 Decoder (Oct 17, 2018 00:30)
Krystalo quotes a report from VentureBeat: Google today launched Chrome 70 for Windows,...

Amazon Worker Pushes Bezos To Stop Selling Facial Recognition Tech To Police (Oct 16, 2018 22:30)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: An Amazon employee is seeking to put...

New York Attorney General Expands Inquiry Into Net Neutrality Comments (Oct 16, 2018 19:46)
The New York attorney general subpoenaed more than a dozen telecommunications trade gro...

Facebook Plans Camera-Equipped TV Device, Report Says (Oct 16, 2018 18:05)
Facebook is developing hardware for the TV, news outlet Cheddar reported Tuesday. From ...

The Fox by Frederick Forsyth – digested read (Oct 14, 2018 16:00)
‘The boy beat the Koreans with a few lines of computer code that no one else in the wor...

MP demands Met police explain why Brexit inquiry dropped (Oct 14, 2018 05:00)
Damian Collins says Scotland Yard must explain failure to look into potential crimes co...

Citizen journalists – the fighters on the frontline against Russia’s attacks (Oct 13, 2018 18:00)
We can no longer count on our governments to protect us from a tide of disinformation. ...

Facebook says 14m accounts had personal data stolen in recent breach (Oct 12, 2018 20:14)
Hackers were able to access name, birthdate and other data in nearly half of the 30 mil...

Russia unlikely to reduce aggressive spying, analysts warn (Oct 5, 2018 17:50)
Expulsion of agents from the Netherlands will not deter Vladimir Putin, experts say Mos...

The Guardian view on Russia and hacking: time to tackle our vulnerabilities | Editorial (Oct 5, 2018 16:48)
The disrupted cyber-attack on the chemical weapons watchdog and allegations of a sophis...

String of own goals by Russian spies exposes a strange sloppiness (Oct 5, 2018 04:00)
The secretive, daring GRU seems to have lost its way in the age of internet search It m...

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