Regulator repeals US net neutrality rules By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 21 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Since announcing plans to roll back net neutrality, chairman Ajit Pai has faced protests US regulators have rolled back the net neutrality rules enshrined in law under President Barack Obama. The…Details
The man is accused of leaking unaired episode and demanding a $6m ransom from HBO.
More than 480 web firms use keystroke-tracking software, according to researchers at Princeton.
Rory puts Google’s language translating headphones through their paces, with varying results.
The drones can release thousands of sterile male mosquitoes to reduce the insect population.
“Intimidating” checkouts and a lack of seating are “shutting out” the elderly from shops, a charity says.
This year’s big TV releases have thrown up some mesmerisingly good new levels of picture quality, delivered from some drop-dead gorgeous designs. On the flip side, it’s also brought more models and new features than ever before, making it difficult to make an informed choice. Take away the pain. Let us navigate the televisual maze…Details
Warner Bros The most recent episode of Rotten Tomatoes’ new movie-review series, See It/Skip It, opened not with a rave, nor a thumbs-down, but a semi-apology. “We’ve seen the conversations online about the Justice League Tomatometer,” co-host Jacqueline Coley told her Facebook Watch audience, “and we get it: You guys are passionate about this film.…Details
In the latest installment in our Experimental Series, WIRED speaks to entrepreneur, activist actress and model, Lily Cole, about how experimentation and collaboration can inspire meaningful change towards a more desirable future, and how small risks often deliver big rewards.
Tether crypto-currency operator reports $31m raid 21 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Tether Image caption Tether is pitched as being more stable than Bitcoin or Ethereum The company behind the digital currency Tether has said that close to $31m (£23.4m) worth of its tokens have been stolen. The Hong Kong-based company said…Details
21 November 2017 From the section Technology Image caption RT has run a series of ad campaigns on the London Underground Google is to “derank” stories from Kremlin-owned publications Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik in response to allegations about election meddling by President Putin’s government. Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt said the search giant needed to…Details
21 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tencent chief executive Ma Huateng is now worth more than Google’s founders The value of China’s biggest social network company – Tencent Holdings – has overtaken that of Facebook. The company owns WeChat, an enormously popular messaging app in China, and hit…Details
Westgate shopping centre opened in October John Phillips / Stringer High street shops may be having a tough time but shopping malls are going through something of a resurgence. Boxpark, the shipping-container based popup, has spread to three locations across London and a new £1.4 billion mall has been proposed for construction in Croydon. Advertisement…Details
Return to Home Advertisement WIRED Health returns to London with a brand new speaker faculty, covering the most compelling innovations and new technology used in genomics, genetics, cognitive science and the cancer therapy. Hundreds of healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology influencers and leaders travel from around the world to be a part of this refreshing event,…Details
Visitors to the exhibition are invited to drop a bowling ball from a nine metre tower to trigger a virtual tsunami for the people wearing VR headsets down below Marshmallow Laser Feast When Robin McNicholas decided to explore the impact human activity had on the environment through a virtual reality art installation, he turned to…Details
iStock / tumdee From a web-encrypting router to an automated platform helping to protect against data incidents in businesses, the startups helping to shape the future of cybersecurity pitched their ideas on the Access Stage at this year’s WIRED Security conference. These are the companies you need to keep an eye on. Advertisement Protectbox Kiran…Details
This duo makes electronic music using a grand piano. Erol Sarp, 32, and Lukas Vogel, 31, form Bochum-based Grandbrothers, although they wouldn’t necessarily describe their music in such simple terms. “It’s more a mix of jazz, classical, electronic, many different elements,” Sarp says. The pair have contrasting roles: trained jazz musician Sarp plays the piano…Details
European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, astronomers are tracking the first interstellar object to pass through our solar system, a new Intel Management Engine vulnerability affects most recent motherboard chipsets, the European Medicines Agency is moving to Amsterdam ahead of Brexit and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox…Details
As the world moves towards low-carbon electric cars, how are we going to power them all?
After creating her own app without knowing how to programme, Tara Reed is teaching others to do the same.
The iPhone X arrives in Apple stores ten years after the original iPhone. New features include wireless charging, a bezel-free screen and the Face ID authentication system. In this episode of Gearhead, WIRED’s Jeremy White and James Temperton get hands-on with the £999 smartphone to find out exactly how Face ID works.
Uber and Volvo strike deal for 24,000 self-drive cars By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 20 November 2017 From the section Technology comments Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Volvo hopes to sell tens of thousands of vehicles to Uber under the deal Uber has struck a deal to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars…Details
Childcare website glitch leaves families struggling By Vivienne Nunis Business reporter, BBC News 20 November 2017 From the section Family & Education Image copyright Matthew West Image caption Matthew and Sarah say government childcare payments for their sons suddenly dried up “It’s the difference between us being able to get by every month and actually…Details
Event Partner Advertisement As populations age and chronic diseases become commonplace, health care will take an ever larger share of GDP. Scientific progress, augmented intelligence and a more empowered patient are driving changes in the delivery of health care to a personalized experience that demands health outcomes as the core metric. This is causing a…Details
Hacking pioneer John Draper faces sex misconduct claims By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 20 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Peter Fuller/Getty Images Image caption Mr Draper became famous after finding a way to make free phone calls in the US A lauded hacker and privacy campaigner has been accused of historic…Details
Drone maker DJI in cyber-security row over bug bounty 20 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Drone maker DJI has accused a cyber-security researcher of hacking its servers. Kevin Finisterre claims that he accessed confidential customer data after finding a private key publicly posted on code-sharing site Github. He approached the…Details
Biki underwater drone By swapping the tether for a nine-axle sensor, GPS and 1.8kph fishtail-driven motor, the Biki app-controlled drone can swim autonomously to depths of 60 metres while shooting 4K video using a wide-angle lens. $1,024 kickstarter.com Nemo Special Ops 100M This the world’s first cordless submersible drill that can be used down to…Details
istock/DrAfter123 From an Airbnb for warehouses to a boutique beer company providing clean water projects around the world, the brightest rising stars in ecommerce pitched their ideas on the Access Stage at this year’s WIRED Retail conference. These seven startups shaking up the retail industry are the ones to watch. Advertisement Stowga Winner of the…Details
USAf/Getty Images Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, poorly secured web storage reveals that US government contractors have been carrying out mass surveillance on the country’s citizens, Germany has banned kids’ smartwatches over security concerns, Russian propagandists have been blogging lies on Medium and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every weekday…Details
With the global e-sports market set to hit $1.5bn in three years, Singapore is helping train professional gamers.
The “live” footage was posted on the paper’s Facebook page, but was actually recorded in 2015.
Budget 2017: Green light for driverless car testing 19 November 2017 From the section Business Related Topics Budget 2017 Image copyright Getty Images The testing of driverless cars on UK roads is expected to be given the green light in Wednesday’s Budget. Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce regulation changes to allow developers to apply to…Details
Pistacchi Comma Stool The Comma Stool, from Taiwan-based Pistacchi Design, is so named because, “as a sentence needs a comma for a break, the Comma Stool provides a break in our daily life”. Made from plastic, marble and oak, its design is sculpturally interesting, but can also switch between a stool, chair or high chair.…Details
NextEV NIO EP9 An aerodynamic body and active rear wing gives this electric hypercar twice the downforce of an F1 car. Four separate gearboxes assist in propelling it from 0-200kph in 7.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 312kph. Add in custom brakes and a configurable digital cockpit and you have a car…Details
May hosted an industry roundtable with figures from the UK technology sector at Downing Street earlier this week TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images When Theresa May became prime minister, the tech sector felt a sudden and unexpected chill. Under David Cameron, entrepreneurs had grown used to a fond welcome at Downing Street, where the nation’s leader pondered…Details
iStock / WIRED Not content with spreading propaganda on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Russia Today and Sputnik, Russian trolls have added a new weapon to their arsenal of political meddling: blogging. Advertisement WIRED has found that a number of the Russian-linked Twitter accounts, which the company identified in evidence to the US Congress, were also posting…Details
Tiangong-1 lifts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on September 29, 2011 Getty Images / Lintao Zhang / Staff From building its own space station, to capturing an asteroid and putting it in orbit around the Moon, China’s space programme is often depicted as ludicrous and unfeasible. But it would be foolish to overlook…Details
iStock / Physicx Chances are that you haven’t purchased the iPhone X yet, but you’re probably already running the shiny new iOS 11. And yup, this is a great opportunity for some spring cleaning. Advertisement It might sound like a tedious chore – and we’re not promising there’s much fun to be had – but…Details
A day in the life of Travis “Castaway” Waters, the South African who gets paid to play video games.
18 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Matt Crypto Image caption Bletchley Park is host to a centre developing cyber-based lessons for school pupils A £20m initiative to get schoolchildren interested in cyber-security has been launched by the UK government. The Cyber Discovery programme is aimed at 15 to 18-year-olds and involves online…Details
Young drivers: The technologies that cut insurance bills By Brian Milligan Personal Finance reporter 17 November 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Getty Images The cost of insuring a car has never been higher. For young people it is not uncommon to be quoted amounts in excess of £4000 a year – sometimes more…Details
17 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple first unveiled its HomePod smart speaker in June Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It…Details
17 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It can be hard for consumers to work out if sites they are visiting are legitimate A free service that helps stop consumers visiting websites known to be malicious has been set up by IBM and two other industry bodies. The Quad…Details
New York captured by an Axelspace microsatellite, which are cuttingt the cost of capturing images from space by 99 per cent One of the defining challenges of our day is making sure that the world’s growing population gets all the energy it needs to carry out both economic and more everyday activities – and doing…Details
By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 17 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright NCC Image caption The German telecoms regulator urged parents to destroy children’s smartwatches A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices. It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My Friend Cayla,…Details
Sony PXW-FS7 Possibly the world’s most versatile Super 35mm camcorder, Sony’s device has been engineered with documentary-makers in mind. It features a redesigned viewfinder, grip and controls, so you can adjust settings without taking it off your shoulder. Slow & Quick motion, meanwhile, lets you adjust speed in single frame-per-second increments from one to 180.…Details
Alexis Georgeson Tesla Motors Elon Musk has unveiled the Tesla Semi, the firm’s first electric truck. This semi-trailer is completely electric and, like everything else Musk makes, is predictably good-looking. Advertisement The Semi can be attached to any trailer and production is planned for 2019. Reservations can be made already for the princely sum of…Details
17 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Unilad/Facebook Facebook appears to have blocked an account for the hugely popular viral news website Unilad. The account which has 34 million followers and posts viral videos and news stories, appears to be inaccessible with any attempt to load the site’s Facebook page generating an error…Details
Lily Cole is no stranger to new ideas. In business as in art, experimentation is a component of success. Yet since 2013, Cole has been working on a larger mechanism of distilled experimentation; one which asks two potent questions. First, what if people coming together can bring meaningful change? And second, what if collective skill…Details
Left: the hardy, teeny-tiny tardigrade. Right: the ghoulish hagfish WIRED What is Animal Battle? Animals are awesome. But which is the ultimate champion? Over the next seven weeks, we’ll be pitting some of nature’s most remarkable creatures against one another in a series of virtual battles. Two animals per week, head-to-head, in a ruthless knockout…Details
Gamers’ anger halts Star Wars Battlefront II payments 17 November 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright EA Games Games publisher EA has suspended in-game purchases in its latest Star Wars title Battlefront II, following criticism from players. Gamers had complained that unlocking popular characters such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader took too long…Details
These giant jewel beetles are just a small glimpse of the Natural History Museum’s 80 million specimens. Photographer Felicity McCabe set out to capture some of their beauty. Since 2010, the Natural History Museum has been digitising its extensive collections. So far, although the digitisation has been limited to the smaller items such as plants…Details
Tesla has shown off the long awaited Tesla Semi truck, but surprised many with its new Roadster sports car.
Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, is now able to perform backflips.
The online talent network said it wanted to focus its investment elsewhere.
Warner Bros Justice League is the second best of the five DC Extended Universe films to date. Advertisement Warm opening praise for Zack Snyder’s third turn at bat directing the iconic heroes of DC Comics? I’m afraid not – second best, in this context, still puts it considerably behind the phenomenal Wonder Woman and only…Details
Rami Niemi The WIRED team spends its day talking to innovators – the thinkers, entrepreneurs, designers and scientists who are driving meaningful change in the world. The result is a growing multi-platform portfolio of reporting, storytelling and analysis that enables our readers to understand what’s coming next. Advertisement Over the past six years, we’ve embarked…Details
Tesla Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, Tesla has shown off its new electric HGB and performance sports car, a major US oil pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons in South Dakota, US presidential advisor Jared Kushner failed to disclose emails concerning WikiLeaks and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning…Details
BBC Click’s Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week’s technology news stories.
A simple innovation is helping to cut supermarkets’ refrigeration costs by 15%.
Vancouver police say they pulled the motorist over when they noticed him wearing headphones.
OurPath Chris Edson wants to save the NHS half a billion pounds over the next 10 years. To do this he’s tackling one of the biggest health issues facing the UK…with an app. Advertisement “If 100 years ago the biggest problem we were facing were all around vaccinations and viral disease we’ve now advanced so…Details
Croatia based startup Agrivi is providing farmers with data to make wise decisions Disrupting food sounds almost ominous. The purists among us likely do not feel there’s much of a need to innovate their favourite steak or to reinvent the way we eat in pubs, restaurants or canteens. But the food industry is a sector…Details
Tesla More than an automaker or an energy company, Tesla is a hype machine. What other company can make a live crowd ooh and ahh over at-home battery storage, or line up hundreds of thousands of pre-orders for a sedan? But even for Elon Musk, making a big rig sexy and desirable is a stretch.…Details
Prime minister Theresa May and WIRED editor Greg Williams Crown copyright In an exclusive interview with WIRED to coincide with the UK government’s pre-budget announcement of a series of measures to support innovation and technology, prime minister Theresa May offered further thoughts on how Twitter accounts associated with the Russian Federation have been used to…Details
Roger Stillman Possibly the most anticipated smartphone in 10 years has finally reached the hands and pockets of the Apple-buying public. The media furore has been at times deafening, and the early first impressions ranged from considered insight to absurd gushing nonsense (sadly, there was far too much of the latter). But has it been…Details
Nintendo Classic Mini SNES Forget the Switch – gamers old skool and new have been snapping up this dinky version of Nintendo’s 1992 stalwart as fast as they’re being produced. The machine comes with 20 preloaded classics such as Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart, Final Fantasy 3 and the unreleased Star Fox 2. £69.99…Details
The High Street pawnbroker warns customers passwords and delivery addresses were exposed.
It is mind-boggling how extensively the retail sector has changed in only a few years. Just over a decade ago, buying music and movies on iTunes was an affair for the initiated, and many consumers looked askance at e-commerce, fretting about using their credit cards online. Now, purchasing something at the tap of a touch-screen…Details
The Russian anti-virus company explains why it copied files off a PC used by a cyber-spy contractor.
Management on the Tsukuba Express line “sincerely apologised for the inconvenience” caused.
The EISCAT antenna in Tromsø, Norway is 32 metres high Sonar In a bid to talk to aliens, we’re beaming some mathematical music into space. The transmission will travel over 70 trillion miles to one of Earth’s nearest habitable planets in the hope of reaching intelligent extraterrestrials. Advertisement Thirty-three clips of ten seconds each will…Details
The social network says it will remove the verified badge from accounts that break its rules.
Several top Silicon Valley companies took part in a competition to hack an R2-D2 robot.
Neon “I have a hard time with Instagram – I struggle with finding the positive parts,” says Aubrey Plaza, the Parks and Recreation/Scott Pilgrim vs. the World star. “It tends to make me feel bad when I go on there. In theory, it gives an actor some control but the reality is nowadays if you’re…Details
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa bacteria, often found in the lungs of Cystic Fibrosis patients, can be killed by a 20-year-old drug used to treat multiple sclerosis Smith Collection/Gado / Contributor / Getty In the fight against superbugs, research laboratories are looking into the past, not the future. “We cannot develop a drug that will be used again…Details
Oliver Jeffers, Harper Collins Publishers Kids love Oliver Jeffers’ stories. On the other hand, Adults may love them more. The illustrations that pour across his books are filled with details and surprises. Now, with the release of his new book, Here We Are, Jeffers is making the move to digital. Advertisement “I wouldn’t say that…Details
Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, a US biotech firm is carrying out the world’s first direct DNA modification in a living patient, verified Twitter users can now lose their blue ticks for bad behaviour, a potentially habitable exoplanet has been identified 11 light years away and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your…Details
Hi-tech firms in south Wales face recruitment challenges in hiring the best staff, an expert warns.
Technology companies, children’s charities and parents have come together to support the scheme.
A new research lab is looking to find the best ways to train robots to work with people.
William Thomas Cain/Getty Images Doctor Doug Vaughan’s mouse was not well. It was completely bald, close to a heart attack and its brain was filled with protein plaques that, if they were found in a human brain, would indicate Alzheimer’s disease. It showed all the signs of extreme ageing, even though other mice of a…Details
The social network’s chief reacts to reports that a killer used Twitter to lure suicidal victims.
The vlogger and influencer has now deleted the tweets from 2010.
Players criticise the credits required to unlock heroes, as well as the inclusion of loot boxes.
Vollebak Solar Charged Jacket Weighing just 230g with a 2,500mm waterproof, windproof and breathable fully taped skin, Vollebak’s latest shell is the ideal companion for dark, wet winter runs. Innovative use of a phosphorescent mesh membrane enables the jacket to absorb light during the day and release energy when the Sun goes down, turning it…Details
To mark the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, Ferrari and the Design Museum in London invited WIRED inside Ferrari’s car factory in Maranello, Italy to see how it builds iconic cars like the 488 GTB and LaFerrari using a combination of high-tech, autonomous machines and traditional handmade techniques. Ferrari Under the Skin is a major new…Details
Hailing from Portugal ceramic and stencil artist Diogo Machado a.k.a Add Fuel is making waves in the urban art world with this seemingly humble medium. Decorative ceramic tiles or Azulejos as they are traditionally named, form the identitary art of Portugese culture with roots dating back to the 16th Century. Known for his contemporary approach…Details
Russia is accused of having attacked Britain’s media, telecommunications and energy sectors.
Black cab drivers block Whitehall during a go-slow protest against Uber in London in 2016 Carl Court/Getty Images Uber’s 2017 isn’t going awfully well. The firm has failed to secure “some of the easiest money in the world right now”, according to one analyst, as the firm also struggles with a deluge of legal cases.…Details
Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, US intelligence agencies say that North Korea has penetrated networks in government, aerospace and telecoms sectors, Russian trolls live-tweeted Manchester and London attacks, crystalline phase-change memory outspeeds standard DRAM and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning by 8am. Click here to sign up…Details