‘The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress’ Makes Lunar Rebellion Fun

Robert Heinlein’s classic 1966 novel, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, explores the idea of ​​a lunar colony declaring independence from Earth. Science fiction author Anthony Ha found the book…

Meta’s latest privacy scandal includes hospitals sending patient data

You can’t see them, but Meta’s trackers are embedded in millions of websites all over the internet, collecting data about where you go and what you do and sending it…

Sure, Crypto Is Crashing, but Everything Is Perfectly Fine

“Grab your conviction and stay with it. ” That piece of advice, doled out on Tuesday by the hosts of popular cryptocurrency podcast Bankless, Ryan Sean Adams and David Hoffman,…

8 Best Retro Game Consoles (2022): Evercade, Polymega, Genesis Classic, and More

Whether you’re an avid collector or happen to have a stack of old cartridges and discs in the loft, the Polymega may pique your interest. Designed as the one retro…

‘Lightyear’ and the Fight Over Queer Visibility

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. The timing on Lightyear could not be…

The Soul of a New Machine Learning System

Hi, folks. Interesting that congressional hearings about January 6 are drawing NFL-style audiences. Can’t wait for the Peyton and Eli version! The Plain View The world of AI was shaken…

Microsoft Internet Explorer Is Finally, Really, Fully Dead

It’s the end times, the last cache, the final 404 page, for Internet Explorer. Microsoft finally laid its much maligned web browser to rest on June 15, when it announced…

Bitcoin, Terra, and Celsius meltdowns raise questions about crypto insurance

The crypto industry is cratering. Bitcoin prices are at their lowest since 2020; one platform has barred users from withdrawing funds, and many of the biggest crypto companies, including Coinbase…

13 Best Recycled Backpacks and Bags (2022): Totes, Purses, Shopping Bags

WIRED’s gear team has tested dozens of backpacks, totes, purses, messengers, slingsand even reusable shopping bags. More and more of these bags are using recycled materials that come from plastic…

The Top New Android 13 Features and How to Install It

Android 13 is the next version of Google’s mobile operating system (internally code-named Tiramisu for all you dessert fans), and as usual, it brings a range of new features and…