Wang Laboratories History: Dissecting the Disrupted
The minicomputer maker Wang Laboratories ran an ad on the Super Bowl long before Apple did. So why did the company and its minicomputers become a footnote?
Dilbert creator Scott Adams is the worst blogger
The low culture representative has taken to right-wing buffoonery.
A suspected North Korean assassin’s LOL shirt was available to buy online within hours
There is seemingly nothing that can't be printed on a shirt and monetized nowadays.
Your busted Android phone is ruining your chances at a second date
To a certain type of gadget user, an Android smartphone is a symbol of defiance. These users see Google’s software — its customization options, hardware affordability, and no-frills design — as the...
Amazon, Google Dial Up Plans to Turn Smart Speakers Into Home Phones
Amazon’s Echo or the Google Home could be used to make or receive calls, people familiar with the matter said, a functionality that would give them further control over consumers’ digital lives at home.
Social VR won’t be awesome if it’s populated with assholes
Raise your hand if you’re excited about hanging out in virtual reality with friends from across the world.
This Is Why You Probably Hate Slam Poetry, According to a Linguistic Scholar
It’s called “slam voice” and apparently most poets hate it too.
None Of Us Can Focus
Try adding some fiber to your media diet.
Why are people still buying Grand Theft Auto V?
Released in 2013, Rockstar’s epic gangland adventure is currently No 2 in the UK games chart. Is gaming having its dad rock moment?
Story Time: Drugs, Fur, and One Epic '77 Snowstorm
The epic, never-before-told story behind possibly the greatest fashion emergency in history and a daring, near-deadly escape.
The Ad-Blocking War
How WIRED Is Going to Handle Ad Blocking
WIRED is where tomorrow is realized
Lights, Camera, Love
From ‘The Dating Game’ to ‘The Bachelor,’ TV dating shows have reflected, and even influenced, how we date in real life.
Closing the doors
As the Internet industry matures, will the new gatekeepers close the doors on new online social movements before they ar…
Even virtual assistants are sexually harassed
Microsoft's Cortana and other AI virtual assistants have had to learn how to deal with lewd comments and questions from users.
NASA’s new space tourism posters are spellbinding
2015 was a big year for the popularity of space. So perhaps you'll forgive NASA if the space agency wants to capitalize on that momentum with some stellar new artwork.
Today, Seattle design firm...
Volcano! The incredible rise of Iceland's national football team
Over the past three years, a tiny nation has climbed 109 spots in the Fifa rankings. Davis Harper reports from the eruption of Icelandic soccer
My Little Sister Taught Me How To Snapchat Like “The Teens”
Malaysian police are patrolling Twitter for drawings of the prime minister as a clown
One artist who tweeted a drawing of the prime minister as a clown received a warning within hours.
Top Gear's new co-host will be Joey from Friends
Top Gear's former hosts may have moved on to Amazon, but the original show will continue on the BBC — with a surprising new addition. Actor Matt LeBlanc, best known for his role as Joey in Friends,...
Can the ‘largest cleanup in history’ save the ocean?
Boyan Slat was just 16 when he imagined a novel new way to remove plastic from the ocean. Five years later, he may be about to pull it off.
Can Gizmos Cure Insomnia?
Testing the products that promise a good night’s sleep.