Lawmakers call for an investigation into the SVB collapse, fearing hostile foreign governments will use social media to manipulate markets.
Netflix Games Is Still Happening. Just Don’t Hold Your Breath
The streaming giant gave an update on upcoming releases and why it’s (ahem) playing the long game.
The Untold Tale of Why ‘Cart Life’ Disappeared—and Its Resurrection
Cart Life was a lauded indie darling. Then it vanished from Steam. Its creator finally opens up about why he pulled it, and why it’s coming back.
The IPCC’s 2023 Climate Report Has Dire Warnings About Humanity’s Future
The planet is on track for catastrophic warming unless countries take extreme action, according to the IPCC’s latest climate report.
When Colleges Offer Coding Boot Camp, Students Can Get a Raw Deal
Universities boost revenue by partnering with unregulated, for-profit providers. But when a boot camp went bust, some students took the fall.
Online Sleuths Untangle the Mystery of the Nord Stream Sabotage
Open source intelligence researchers are verifying and debunking opaque claims about who ruptured the gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea.
Russia’s Space Program Is in Big Trouble
A set of Soyuz spacecraft coolant leaks hints that Roscosmos is struggling as the space agency loses international partnerships and funding.
Samsung’s Moon Shots Force Us to Ask How Much AI Is Too Much
We like HDR-pimped pics, but this latest camera controversy outlines how computational photography could set us down a dicey path.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 12 Review: An Adorable Instant Camera for Anyone
Instant photography has never been more fun with this antidote to the Instagram era.
What Lit the Lamps That Let Humanity Measure the Universe
Type Ia supernovas are astronomers’ best tools for measuring cosmic distances. In a first, researchers recreated one on a supercomputer to learn how they form.
I Got Investigated by the Secret Service. Here’s How to Not Be Me
Don’t drink and tweet.
Here Are the Skills You Need to Succeed in Tech in 2023
First, stay human.
The Best SMS Text Messaging Apps for Android
Support for the protocol is limited now—but you can still find it.
Qualcomm Is Poised to Dominate EVs Before Apple Gets a Chance
Its digital chassis is an internet-connected platform for the whole car, and the tech giant has General Motors, Jeep, Mercedes, and many more on board.
Security News This Week: Ring Is in a Standoff With Hackers
Plus: A SpaceX supplier ransom, critical vulnerabilities in dozens of Android phones, and more.
India’s Sacred Groves Are Resurrecting a Vanishing Forest
Botanists and community stewards are using patches of native flora as blueprints to revive tropical dry evergreen ecosystems from near-extinction.
How Venture Capital Can Avoid the Next Silicon Valley Bank Fiasco
The crisis exposed Big VC’s flaws. It’s time to rethink venture capital’s power—and reimagine investment in innovation.
The Weekend Silicon Valley Stared Into the Abyss
When SVB collapsed, entrepreneurs who feared losing everything spent nerve-wracking days crafting backup plans, seeking new funds, and pleading with politicians.
20 Best Deals: MacBooks, Camera Bags, and Home Office Gear
This weekend’s discounts are great for warmer weather and tech upgrades of all stripes.
You Don’t Have to Be a Jerk to Resist the Bots
The next phase of tech capitalism will demand more, not less, of your humanity.
16 Best Wired Headphones (2023): In-Ear, Over-Ear, Studio
If sound quality is the most important factor in your next pair of headphones, here are 16 options that offer extraordinary value for money.
The Ugly Lessons of Silicon Valley Bank’s Collapse
Notoriously smart risk-takers missed a huge threat under their own noses, while avowed libertarians begged for government help.
‘The Last of Us’ Is Bleak, but It’s the Bleak You Need
It’s absolutely dystopian, but it’s still a form of escapism. And all that ugliness serves a greater point.
Should You Wait for Wi-Fi 7 Before Upgrading Your Router? (2023)
The successor to Wi-Fi 6E boasts faster connections for more devices—and its rollout isn’t that far away. Here’s what to know before you buy.
‘Swarm,’ Superfandom, and Murder
In the new psycho-thriller from Donald Glover, an obsessive fan goes berserk. Is the era of social media to blame?
In Bulgaria, Russian Trolls Are Winning the Information War
Pro-Russia groups are gaming Facebook’s review process, and moderators are stuck in the middle.
It’s Official: No More Crispr Babies—for Now
In the face of safety risks, experts have tightened the reins on heritable genome editing—but haven’t ruled out using it someday.
The Filthy Truth About Your Tap Water
The US is proposing bold action to clean thousands of “forever chemicals” out of drinking water. It’s long overdue.
Senator Warner on the Restrict Act and a US TikTok Ban
WIRED spoke with the coauthor of the Restrict Act, a bipartisan bill to crack down on tech from six “hostile” countries.
Inside a Misfiring Government Data Machine
We analyzed an algorithm that evaluates people claiming welfare benefits and found shocking discrimination.