Wired

Crippled ports. Paralyzed corporations. Frozen government agencies. How a single piece of code crashed the world.
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Buried in media scholar Jonathan Albright's research was proof of a massive political misinformation campaign. Now he's taking on the the world's b...
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Alex Vardakostas has been on a decade-long quest to build a robot that can prepare the perfect cheeseburger. It could also put his family out of work.
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One couple thought they held the secret to building a new decentralized utopia. On the way, they plunged into a new kind of hell. A crypto-tragedy ...
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How the Oculus founder, along with ex-Palantir executives, plans to reinvent national security, starting with Trump's agenda.
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For 35 years, researchers have been trying to beat the virus that causes AIDS. For just as long, Burt Dorman has been saying he has a faster way.
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Thanks to advances in neonatal care, Baby Boy Green joined a generation of premature babies whose survival would have been unimaginable a generatio...
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The idealistic entrepreneur turns wild experiences into viral videos into actual science into a going business concern.
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For decades Margit Wennmachers has quietly shaped the world's hottest startups. Now Andreessen Horowitz's secret weapon must reckon with the era of...
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What’s astounding about Kal Turnbull's brainchild is that no single radioactive topic—not Trump, Brexit, sex, guns—has overrun the subreddit.
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China is taking the idea of a credit score to the extreme, using big data to track and rank what you do—your purchases, your pastimes, your mistakes.
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A rare court case exposes the all-too-common horror of online harassment that followed when one woman broke off a relationship.
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We sent William Gibson to Singapore to see whether that clean dystopia represents our techno future.
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Veteran tech journalist Mark Frauenfelder tries everything, including hypnosis, to recover a small fortune from a locked bitcoin device.
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The tech economy runs on highly purified polysilicon. It’s pricey and difficult to trace. Two Alabama factory workers found it surprisingly easy to...
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As the federal disaster agency dives into hurricane Harvey cleanup, its weird Cold War legacy remains hidden—and relevant.
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For months, he recorded his dying father's life story. Then he used it to re-create his dad as an AI.
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