- The FAA's Drone Rules Are Too Narrow, But They're Better Than Nothing @ WIRED - 7 hours ago
Ryan Morton, the CTO of drone company SkySpecs, says that the FAA's proposed drone rules are better than nothing.
- The Next Big Thing You Missed: Tech Superstars Build 'Startup Factories' @ WIRED - 10 hours ago
Why everyone from Zynga's Mark Pincus to PayPal's Max Levchin are trying to change the way business get built.
- How the World's First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap @ WIRED - 15 hours ago
How the world's first real computer, the ENIAC, was restored by an unlikely group of conservationists—all thanks to Ross Perot.
- The Only Way to Save Google Glass Is to Kill It @ WIRED - 15 hours ago
Android is the world's leading mobile operating system not because everyone uses phones made by Google. It could do the same with the wearable operating system it's developed for Glass.
- Tech's Gender Gap Wasn't Always So Bad. Here's How It Got Worse @ WIRED - 15 hours ago
A new documentary called "CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap" explores the reasons for a lack of American female and minority computer science engineers.
- The Internet of Anything: A Smartphone App That Lets You Control Your Office Environment @ WIRED - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 1:24 PM EST
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have built a mobile app that aims to give office workers more control over their environment while saving energy.
- That Time Will.I.Am and a Silicon Valley VC Rapped Together @ WIRED - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 4:00 AM EST
Celebrities dabbling in tech is nothing new, but these days it's different. When the venture capital money dries up in Silicon Valley, when interest rates rise and institutional investors seek safer returns ...
- The Tool That Helps You Search Every Page You've Ever Visited @ WIRED - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 1:30 AM EST
Fetching.io caches every single web page you visit, creating your own personal search engine consisting only of your own browsing history
- The Amazing Murals Created by Facebook's Artists-in-Residence @ WIRED - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 1:30 AM EST
Drew Bennett was enjoying Dolores Park one weekend, hanging out with some friends, when his phone rang. Mark Zuckerberg, the caller told him, would be at his studio that afternoon. So Bennett left his friends, hopped on his bike, and pedaled across San Francisco to the Dogpatch, down near the bay. When Zuckerberg arrived, …
- Feminist Hacker Barbie Is Just What Our Little Girls Need @ WIRED - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 3:38 PM EST
Everyone hates Mattel's Computer Engineer Barbie book, but we've fallen in love with Feminist Hacker Barbie. She's the brainchild of Kathleen Tuite, an independent computer programmer based near Santa ...
- Tech Time Warp of the Week: How Bell Labs Recruited Computer Whizzes in the '70s @ WIRED - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:11 PM EST
Dennis Ritchie is gone. Bell Labs gave us the transistor, the basic building block for all modern computers. The video comes from the American telephone giant then known as Ma Bell, the monopoly that would eventually gave way to companies like Verizon, the modern AT&T, and Alcatel Lucent, which runs Bell Labs today. …
- Aereo May Be Dead, But Internet TV Will Live On @ WIRED - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 6:03 AM EST
It's a sad day for Aereo and all those who believed in it. The startup, which allowed people to stream live broadcast television to their computers and mobile devices, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, ...
- Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code @ WIRED - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 5:30 AM EST
Mike Rubenstein has created a low-cost robot called AERobot, specifically designed to teach middle school and high school kids the fundamentals of robotics.
- 5-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Person Ever Qualified to Install Microsoft Windows @ WIRED - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 4:25 AM EST
A 5-year-old has passed the Microsoft Certified Professional Exam, making him perhaps the youngest IT pro in the world.
- Utah Considers Cutting Off Water to the NSA's Monster Data Center @ WIRED - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 1:01 PM EST
Lawmakers are talking about turning off the water spigot at the massive data center operated by the National Security Agency in Bluffdale, Utah.
- Google's New Service Kills Ads on Your Favorite Sites for a Monthly Fee @ WIRED - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:31 AM EST
Google Contributor asks people to pay a tiny amount to support the websites they love. But will it work?
- A New Service Will Help You Wrest Your Online Identity From Google @ WIRED - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 9:11 AM EST
Google and Facebook aren't just tools you use -- they're often a core part of your online identity. Indie Hosters wants to give you back control over your identity.
- Taxi-Hailing App Flywheel Expands to Help Cabbies Fight Big Bad Uber @ WIRED - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 4:45 AM EST
If you happened to be the CEO of a startup that markets itself as Uber without the assholes, then this would be a great week for you. And so, it's been a great week for Rakesh Mathur, the newly appointed ...
- This Robot Could Make Creating New Life Forms As Easy As Coding An App @ WIRED - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 3:30 AM EST
An effort is under way to make working with wet stuff easier in the hope of putting biology on more equal footing with less viscous technologies.
- How Smartphone Apps Can Treat Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia @ WIRED - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 2:30 AM EST
A slew of mental health apps are coming out of academic institutions, research clinics and a number of start-ups. They all seek to facilitate the management of serious mental illnesses—such as severe depression, ...
- An App That Helps Retailers Steal Each Other's Customers @ WIRED - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 7:01 PM EST
Holiday shopping, that gay old American pastime, seems to get a little more cutthroat with each passing year. Now, thanks to Cash Dash, things are about to get even uglier.
- Amazon Vows to Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy @ WIRED - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 10:32 AM EST
Amazon promises to power all of its data centers with renewable energy in the long-term. But it hasn't revealed how it plans to do that.
- How Facebook's Programming Tools Are Remaking Wikipedia and Box @ WIRED - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 8:11 AM EST
Facebook's social network got so big, it had to build the thing an entirely new foundation. It wasn't just that Facebook had to replace the foundation of its social network---now used by more than 1.35 billion people across the globe. This creation is called HHVM. Basically, it's a way of more efficiently running the …
- This Wearable Detects Pollution to Build Air Quality Maps in Real Time @ WIRED - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 5:30 AM EST
Clarity is a small, keychain-sized wearable air pollution sensor aimed at tracking air quality in badly polluted places, like China.
- Algorithms Are Great and All, But They Can Also Ruin Lives @ WIRED - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 3:00 AM EST
A single human showing explicit bias can only ever affect a finite number of people. An algorithm, on the other hand, has the potential to impact the lives of exponentially more.
- The Web's Not Dead Yet, as Long as These Indies Abide @ WIRED - Wed, Nov 19, 2014 1:30 AM EST
Once upon a time, people didn't think tech companies were so sleazy. Remember those days, back in the late '90s? Oh, you mean back when bubble-crazed investors showered Kozmo.com with a quarter-billion ...
- Not One to Be Left Out, IBM Unveils Its Own Rethinking of Email @ WIRED - Tue, Nov 18, 2014 1:45 PM EST
Next week IBM will launch a new email service based around a simple idea: you should organize your email the same way you organize instant messages.
- Whose Privacy Will Uber Violate Next? Why Its Latest Bad Behavior Matters @ WIRED - Tue, Nov 18, 2014 1:35 PM EST
Uber must prove to its users once and for all that we can trust them with our most intimate data.
- 'Viber' Messaging App Now Lets You Peek in on Celebrity Chatter @ WIRED - Tue, Nov 18, 2014 8:45 AM EST
Viber is betting on celebrities to help the company compete with WhatsApp.
- Twitter Now Lets You Search for Any Tweet Ever Sent @ WIRED - Tue, Nov 18, 2014 7:40 AM EST
Paul Burstein was trying to fix a software bug, and Twitter was helping him out. Burstein worked as an engineer at the massive internet company Salesforce.com, and the bug---a rather annoying flaw in the popular Java programming tools---was causing problems with the company's online services. He'd learned of the bug when …
- These Guys Made a T-Shirt. Now Silicon Valley Is Giving Them Millions @ WIRED - Tue, Nov 18, 2014 6:00 AM EST
When police raided and shut down a bar popular among Brown University students, Walker Williams and his friend did what a lot of college students do when trying to rally people around a cause: they designed a t-shirt. Apparently, the bar they tried to save remains closed, but Williams and his friend, Evan Stites-Clayton, …
- The Next Big Thing You Missed: An App That Helps Women Deal With Life After Pregnancy @ WIRED - Tue, Nov 18, 2014 5:00 AM EST
Glow just announced new features in Glow Nurture, giving new moms support during the postpartum period. But this is just a small part of Glow's aspirations.
- These Two Magic Tricks Were Designed by AI Machines @ WIRED - Tue, Nov 18, 2014 1:30 AM EST
Researchers in England have created new magic tricks, using artificial intelligence.
- Snapchat Now Lets You Send Money Too @ WIRED - Mon, Nov 17, 2014 12:02 PM EST
The wildly popular mobile messaging app on Monday announced a partnership with Square to allow Snapchat users to send cash via the app just as they would a text message
- The Internet of Anything: The Little Box That Hooks Your Old Car Up to the Internet @ WIRED - Mon, Nov 17, 2014 9:20 AM EST
Carduino plugs into your car's diagnostics port, enabling you to add new features to your car, such as the ability to control your locks and windows from your smartphone.
- Spotify and Uber Join Forces to Play Your Favorite Music While You Ride @ WIRED - Mon, Nov 17, 2014 6:39 AM EST
Thanks to a new deal with Spotify, Uber passengers will be able to tell drivers not just where they want to go but what they want to listen to on the way there.
- Facebook Developing 'Facebook at Work' Service, Says Report @ WIRED - Mon, Nov 17, 2014 5:11 AM EST
Facebook is reportedly testing a product called Facebook at Work, designed to let people, well, use Facebook at Work.
- New Social Network Is a Lot Like LinkedIn, Only Actually Useful @ WIRED - Mon, Nov 17, 2014 3:50 AM EST
WeWork already has a $1.5 billion valuation and 30 locations. Now, the four-year old company is expanding its large footprint even further with a new social network to rival LinkedIn---except this one ...
- AT&T Stops Using Invasive 'Perma-Cookies,' But It May Turn Them Back On @ WIRED - Fri, Nov 14, 2014 1:30 PM EST
AT&T has put plans to include unique tracking IDs on consumer's mobile web traffic on hold.
- Facebook's New Data Center Is Bad News for Cisco @ WIRED - Fri, Nov 14, 2014 9:05 AM EST
As it announced that the Altoona data center is now serving traffic to some of its 1.35 billion users, the company also revealed how its engineers pieced together the computer network that moves all that ...
- Tech Time Warp of the Week: Before Apple Pay, There Was That Thing Called RFID @ WIRED - Fri, Nov 14, 2014 8:04 AM EST
Apple Pay may seem like the future of paying for stuff. Hold your smartphone up to small panel at the front of the store, press your finger to the screen, and walk out the door. But the future of paying ...
- The Simple Question Nobody's Asking About Net Neutrality @ WIRED - Fri, Nov 14, 2014 1:30 AM EST
It's easy to get lost in the weeds of the Net Neutrality debate, but here's the big question we should all be asking: Are we happy with U.S. ISPs or not?
- Comcast to Obama: We'll Play Nice With Net Neutrality…Honestly @ WIRED - Thu, Nov 13, 2014 12:02 PM EST
To make its case that broadband doesn't need to be regulated like a utility, Comcast has to make the case that the status quo is working out just fine.
- Amazon Embraces Docker, Following Google and Microsoft's Lead @ WIRED - Thu, Nov 13, 2014 10:55 AM EST
The next big thing in cloud computing just found a prime spot on the world's largest cloud computing company.
- Amazon Resolves Dispute With Top-Five Publisher Hachette Over Book Sales @ WIRED - Thu, Nov 13, 2014 9:29 AM EST
After months of bitter fighting, Hachette and Amazon announced on Thursday morning that they have settled their differences and reached a new multi-year agreement for ebook and print book sales.
- This Startup Is Turning the Human Body Into a Next Gen Design Platform @ WIRED - Thu, Nov 13, 2014 2:30 AM EST
Body Labs makes 3D avatars that could jumpstart the custom product revolution.
- Online Stores Change Prices Depending on How You Shop. Here's How @ WIRED - Thu, Nov 13, 2014 1:30 AM EST
A new study sheds light on the practices of major e-commerce retailers that show different users a different set of prices, depending on several factors.
- How Google Lost Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in an Hour and a Half @ WIRED - Wed, Nov 12, 2014 12:57 PM EST
Google's ad serving tool failed on Wednesday morning, causing blank spaces to appear in place of advertisements. Here's how much money the glitch caused Google.
- IBM's Watson Supercomputer Finally Finds Its Calling: Giving You Diet Advice @ WIRED - Wed, Nov 12, 2014 6:00 AM EST
What if you could ask your smartphone for diet and exercise advice, the same way you ask Siri for driving directions?