HashiCorp has won fans among developers, and a billion-dollar valuation, by automating the mundane tasks of setting up and configuring servers.
WIREDHow has Mitchell Hashimoto helped HashiCorp grow to more than 400 employees, raise $174.2 million, and achieve a valuation of $1.9 billion?
"The consistent thread of everything I've ever done is automating the things I don't want to do."
As hard as it is to say goodbye to our favorite little rover, the mission had a hell of a run on Mars.
WIREDIn August 2010, the Opportunity rover took a photo of its tracks on Mars. This image features the lovely ripples of small dunes created by the wind. Opportunity took many epic shots like this in its 15 years. Now it’s lost to us. wired.trib.al/IAaC7ZW
Gregory Benford's new book portrays the writer as a man of action and improvised traps.
WIRED“He over-pressured this circular house he built in Santa Cruz so that when you open the doors, dust doesn’t blow in, it blows out,” Benford says. “Plus the fact that over-pressuring your house gives you a little more oxygen to run on.”
Social science has an image problem—too many findings don't hold up. A new project will crank through 30,000 studies to try to identify red flags.
WIREDA Darpa program called Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence—yes, SCORE—aims to assign a “credibility score” (see what they did there) to research findings in the social and behavioral sciences.
We are building a 1-to-1 map of almost unimaginable scope. When it's complete, our physical reality will merge with the digital universe.
WIREDSomeday soon, every place and thing in the real world—every street, lamppost, building, and room—will have its full-size digital twin in the mirrorworld, a virtual place that will parallel the real world. And it's already under construction. wired.trib.al/rZBO471pic.twitter.com/tDbl4tDUP0
Amazon’s year-long pursuit of new office space highlighted just how much billion-dollar companies can get from taxpayers.
WIREDBreaking: Amazon will not build its HQ2 in New York. We'll have more on this soon but in the meantime, here's our piece from last year about why Amazon's entire search for a second headquarters had already backfired.
The virus is the most contagious in the world, exploiting the human body's immune system to spread with extreme agility and harming its victims for years.
WIREDAmong airborne, respiratory pathogens, measles is an elite virus. A cough from an infected person on a subway car would spread the disease to 90 out of 100 unprotected people. The virus stays alive, airborne outside its host's body, for up to 2 hours.
Click on your city, and the map will pinpoint a modern analog city that matches what your climate may be in 2080. The results are startling.
WIREDA new interactive map is perhaps one of the best visualizations yet of how climate change will transform America. Click on your city, and the map will pinpoint a modern analog city that matches what your climate may be in 2080. wired.trib.al/BwO5ftopic.twitter.com/jj3utnO8p0
Tuesday's big social media event, in which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey answered questions from journalist Kara Swisher, was peppered with typos that muddied the message.
WIREDTwitter CEO @Jack answered some tough questions from @KaraSwisher today via ... Twitter. And while they went back and forth on a wide range of topics, one thing was crystal clear:
Twitter. Needs. An. Edit. Button. #KaraJack
At Culture Biosciences, rows of bioreactors are brewing yeast and bacteria so synthetic biology startups can produce their foods, biofuels, and medicines faster.
WIREDThe explosion in industrial organism engineering is outpacing the fermentation infrastructure required to run those tests. There are too many bugs and not enough jugs.
That’s where Culture comes in.
Many of the body cameras worn by police are woefully vulnerable to hacking and manipulation. Amber Authenticate wants to fix that—with the blockchain.
WIREDIn recent years, video has become increasingly important to law enforcement. But between "deepfake" video manipulation and general security issues, it's become more difficult to confirm the integrity of that footage. This tool could change that
Freak weather events—a new constant in our changing climate—may be making leafy greens less safe to eat.
WIREDBut disease outbreaks impose costs too: in healthcare spending, in lost productivity, in worry and grief. One way or another, climate change will cost all of us. The growing risk that's now attached to our salads is just one tiny example. Read more: 9/
Meanwhile, two Iowa researchers built an AI engine they say can spot abusive apps on Twitter months before the service itself.
WIREDIn a 16-month study of 1.5 billion tweets, researchers identified more than 167,000 apps using Twitter's API to automate bot accounts that spread tens of millions of tweets pushing spam, links to malware, and astroturfing campaigns.
Opinion: Cryptocurrencies are useless. Blockchain solutions are frequently much worse than the systems they replace. Here's why.
WIREDOpinion: "Honestly, cryptocurrencies are useless. They're only used by speculators looking for quick riches, people who don't like government-backed currencies, and criminals who want a black-market way to exchange money."