The creator of the “time well spent” movement disappeared for a year, but now he’s come back with a new phrase and a plan to stop technology from from destroying free will, creating social anomie, and wrecking democracy.
WIREDWhere has Tristan Harris been for the last year? Thinking deeply about the state of tech in our lives. And after much thought-thinking, white-boarding, and spit-balling, he's ready to share his findings
'Killing Eve' and 'Santa Clarita Diet' aren't the first to center female criminals, but their tone and confidence are a post-#MeToo internet-y revelation.
WIREDPlaces like Tumblr are feminist training grounds, environments in which to build the communication skills and attitudes needed to not just put up with the internet's sexist culture and humor, but to try to change them.
WIREDWhile being conscious of human impact on the planet is valuable, it's also important to remember what environmentalists are seeking to save.
These are some of WIRED's favorite galleries showcasing the most wondrous, and endangered, places in the world.
At TED 2019, neuroscientist Matthew Walker argued that sleep deprivation is having a catastrophic effect on our health and safety—here are all the ways.
WIREDThe decimation of sleep throughout industrialized nations is having a catastrophic impact on our health, our wellness, even the safety and education of our children. It’s a silent sleep loss epidemic.
A study finds that tech job listings are growing faster in established hubs, like Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Austin, than elsewhere, even as competition increases.
WIREDWith Silicon Valley being one of the most expensive places on earth and tech opportunities expanding across the US, it'd seem like luring talent away from the Bay wouldn't be hard.
And yet the Valley’s share of tech job listings is growing, not shrinking
The fire turned the thousand-year-old roof to ash. But a digital replica of the cathedral could help make its restoration all the more complete.
WIREDThe #NotreDameFire turned the cathedral's thousand-year-old roof to ash, but all may not be lost. The meticulous laser scans of a late architectural historian could provide a map for restoring or rebuilding it
WIREDThe #NotreDameFire is a tragedy, but there's still hope for the cathedral.
Because it survived largely intact into the digital era, the Notre Dame lives on in the virtual world—and that may make its restoration all the more complete
Google says its planned Dunant cable from Virginia to France will transmit 250 terabits per second, enough to zap the Library of Congress through it three times a second.
WIREDGoogle estimates its new fiber optic cable will transmit around 250 terabits per second, fast enough to zap all the contents of the Library of Congress from Virginia to France three times every second
Instead of digging into Belgium's Ypres Salient, archaeologists used lidar laser scanners to map the war zone and turn up some remarkable finds.
WIREDDuring World War I, this stretch of pastoral landscape was one of the most heavily trenched, bombed, gassed, burned, and bullet-riddled places along the Western Front. A century later, laser-shooting planes are uncovering its past.
Dutch police detail for the first time how they secretly hijacked Hansa, Europe's most popular dark web market.
WIREDIn fall 2016, Dutch police caught the trail of one of the dark web’s biggest drug markets. Normally, they would just shut it down, but this time they decided on a different approach: a takeover.
This is the inside story of Operation Bayonet
Scientists around the world compared the genomes and health changes of twin astronauts. Scott Kelly (left) flew in the International Space Station for a year while Mark Kelly stayed on Earth.
WIREDWhat happens when one twin goes to space and the other stays on Earth? Astronaut Scott Kelly and his twin brother Mark, also an astronaut, were part of a ‘Herculean’ study to find out if humans are fit for space.
Spoiler: We're not. wired.trib.al/DtJDnqApic.twitter.com/H8IwN1FoaQ
With news that Amazon lets human employees listen to Alexa recordings, you might want to tighten up your smart assistant ship.
WIREDA Bloomberg report recently revealed that some Alexa recordings aren't just fed through faceless machine learning algorithms, but analyzed and transcribed by human reviewers. In light of that, here's how to put in some safeguards on your smart speaker