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How to Bust Your Spotify Feedback Loop and Find New Music

Par Victoria Turk, WIRED UK
Does the algorithm know you too well? Here’s how to shake up your recommendations for a more varied listening experience.

The 7 Best Drones for Every Budget

Par Scott Gilbertson
Whether you want to battle Star Wars spaceships or shoot a cinematic masterpiece, one of these picks is going to be perfect for you.

It’s Not Just You: Everyone’s Mental Health Is Suffering

Par Eric Ravenscraft
If you’re thinking, “Oh, I just need to suck it up,” stop. What you’re feeling is real. Here’s how to cope.

The Autonomous Saildrone Surveyor Preps for Its Sea Voyage

Par Eric Niiler
The robo-vessel will map the ocean floor, and its solar-powered sensors will sample fish DNA and collect climate data.

What You Lose When You Turn Into an Animal

Par Jason Kehe
In Pixar’s new film, Soul, the protagonist wakes up in the body of a cat. It’s a common enough trope—but it gets messier the more you think about it.

Trump’s Worst, Most Bizarre Statements About ‘the Cyber’

Par Andy Greenberg
Over the course of his presidency, he managed to be consistently wrong, outrageous, and dangerous in equal measure. We look back at his most notorious remarks.

Covid, Schools, and the High-Stakes Experiment No One Wanted

Par Sandra Upson
Reopening in the fall was a massive gamble. At one high-poverty elementary school, navigating the risks paid off.

Why Do Exploding Barrels Make Video Games So Much More Fun?

Par Jeremy Signor
Elemental reactions, like shooting a dynamite-filled barrel or using an ice spell to cross a stream, are an important way for designers to bring worlds to life.

Virgin Orbit Just Launched a Rocket From a 747

Par Daniel Oberhaus
Launching rockets from planes is a decades-old concept that never really took off. Billionaire Richard Branson thinks its time has come.

The US Government Needs to Invest in Digital Design

Par Ro Khanna , Shaun Modi
Our nation’s failure to invest in information technology has severely limited our Covid response. A federal chief experience officer could change that.

17 Bags, Backpacks, Cubes, and Straps to Protect Your Camera

Par Julian Chokkattu, Gear Team
There are dozens of ways to tote around your photo and video gear. We’ve reviewed our favorites.

Want to Write a Book This Year? These Tools Can Help

Par Harry Guinness
We spoke to two award-winning authors for their tips on how to make it from start to finish. Here's how they take notes, organize chapters, and—yes—get comfy.

The Crooked, Complex Geometry of Round Trips

Par Patrick Honner
Imagine if we lived on a cube-shaped Earth. How would you find the shortest path around the world?

Former DOD Head: The US Needs a New Plan to Beat China on AI

Par Nicholas Thompson
In an interview with WIRED, former secretary of defense Ash Carter discussed how to build morality into AI—and make sure other countries do too.

Share Streaming Accounts? Set Up Separate User Profiles

Par David Nield
Here's how to keep your recommendations and history at least semi-private. No one needs to know how much Bridgerton you watched.

Climate Change Needs an Operation Warp Speed

Par Clive Thompson
If the Covid vaccine push has proved anything, it’s that big government works.

If Covid-19 Did Start With a Lab Leak, Would We Ever Know?

Par Roger Pielke Jr.
The two major investigations into the origins of the pandemic are compromised by potential conflicts of interest. Those problems need to be fixed—fast.

The FBI Has Made Over 100 Arrests Related to the Capitol Riot

Par Brian Barrett
Plus: A dark web takedown, a bitcoin scam, and more of the week's top security news.

DJI's Latest Compact Drone Is a Blast to Fly

Par Scott Gilbertson
The Mini 2 is still lightweight yet has enough flying power for some windy conditions, and it comes equipped with a better camera.

What Hades Can Teach Us About Ancient Greek Masculinity

Par Autumn Wright
Everyone in the game may be hot, but some of the characterizations we see aren't as subversive as you might think.

The Physics of Reddit's Spinning Solar System Icon

Par Rhett Allain
If the dots on the loading screen were planets, is their motion realistic? And can we actually model it?

Can This Group Revive the Finicky Corpse Flower?

Par Doug Johnson
In botanic gardens around the world, the reproductive future of the famously smelly plant is threatened. A new collaborative program wants to save it.

The Race Is On to Identify and Stop Inauguration Rioters

Par Matt Burgess, WIRED UK
As tech companies scramble to tackle the extreme far-right, police and law enforcement are encasing Washington, DC, in a ring of steel.

Big Tech Can’t Ban Its Way Out of This

Par Gilad Edelman
Platforms are scrambling to avoid being used by right-wing extremists targeting the inauguration. But the seeds of this crisis were sown long ago.

14 Best Weekend Deals on TVs, Laptops, and More

Par Gear Team
It’s a long weekend. These discounted picks will help you sit down, tune out, and tune in to your screens to while away the time.

The Bygone Glory of Blockbuster's 'Pokémon Snap' Station

Par Cecilia D'Anastasio
Nintendo is releasing a new version of the game in April. But nothing can replace the magic of the rental store's printed-out pocket monsters.

Faster Vaccinations, New Mutations, and More Coronavirus News

Par Eve Sneider
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

Watch Highlights From WIRED's CES Conversations

Par WIRED Staff
Check out the replays of our talks with former US defense secretary Ash Carter, Nobel laureate Jennifer A. Doudna, Slack CEO Scott Butterfield, and more.

Ex-CISA Head Chris Krebs: ‘Impeachment Is the Right Mechanism’

Par Brian Barrett
In an interview with WIRED, the famously fired DHS official shared insights on election security, disinformation, SolarWinds—and what to do about Trump.

With Discovery, Star Trek Is Finally Moving Forward

Par Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
The show's third season jumps forward 1,000 years into the future. It helped the show not stay mired in old ideas.

Facebook Can’t Fix What It Won’t Admit To

Par Steven Levy
Plus: Zuckerberg’s community manifesto, how to hold platforms accountable, and an accidental admission in Congress.

Hackers Used Zero-Days to Infect Windows and Android Devices

Par Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
Google researchers say the campaign, which booby-trapped sites to ensnare targets, was carried out by a “highly sophisticated actor.”

2020 Was the One of the Hottest Years on Record

Par Eric Niiler
Officials from NASA and NOAA say the warming of both the planet’s air and water are driving weather disasters.

Robot Toilets, Vibrating Headbands, and Other Oddities at CES

Par WIRED Staff
This week, we recap the news, trends, and stand-out gadgets from the first-ever virtual CES.

AI-Powered Text From This Program Could Fool the Government

Par Will Knight
A Harvard medical student submitted auto-generated comments to Medicaid; volunteers couldn’t distinguish them from those penned by humans.

Wikipedia Is Basically a Massive RPG

Par Stephen Harrison
Sure, the metaphor is imperfect. But as the encyclopedia enters its 20th year, it's worth reflecting on the "rules of the game"—and how they might change.

Everything We Know Now About Schools, Kids, and Covid-19

Par Megan Molteni
Researchers are finally getting good data on how severely SARS-CoV-2 affects children and how they transmit it. What does it mean for reopening classrooms?

How to Preorder the Samsung Galaxy S21—and Which One to Get

Par Julian Chokkattu
Should you go Ultra or snag the S21+? We break down the differences between the company’s new phones and round up the best deals.

I Am Not a Soldier, but I Have Been Trained to Kill

Par Rachel Monroe
A sprawling tactical industry is teaching American civilians how to fight like Special Ops forces. By preparing for violence at home, are they calling it into being?

Why TikTok (and Everyone Else) Is Singing Sea Chanteys

Par Angela Watercutter
It has a lot to do with unity—and a little something to do with earworms.

Can an AI Predict the Language of Viral Mutation?

Par Gregory Barber
Computational biologists used an algorithm meant to model human language to instead predict how viruses could evolve to evade the immune system.

Samsung Has New Galaxy Phones (and New Earbuds Too)

Par Julian Chokkattu, Parker Hall
A trio of new Android phones—the S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra—are joined by new Bluetooth earbuds and a Tile-like tracker.

The DC Riot Is the Sandy Hook of the Disinformation Crisis

Par Philip M. Napoli
After the 2012 mass shooting, many asked: If this doesn’t lead to change, can we ever expect change? We should be asking the same of the insurrection.

How Old-School Text Adventures Inspired Our Virtual Spaces

Par Elizabeth Landau
MMORPGs and even social media can trace their roots to games that used simple text commands to construct vivid, fantastical worlds.

An Algorithm Is Helping a Community Detect Lead Pipes

Par Sidney Fussell
The model had shown promise in Flint before officials rebelled. Now Toledo is using it, while incorporating more public input.

Crime Rates Dropped in 2020—Just as They Did in 1918

Par David S. Abrams
An economist looks at public safety during the Covid lockdowns and also at the time of Spanish Flu.

The 15 Best Devices From CES That You Can Buy Now

Par Adrienne So
Much of the trade show’s flashy tech will never hit store shelves, but here are a few gadgets that are already available.

The Local Politics of Airbnb’s Ban on DC Rentals

Par Aarian Marshall
Residents and city officials traumatized by last week’s unrest fear a repeat for Biden’s inauguration.

The Next Gen Console Games You Should Actually Care About

Par Brittany Vincent
The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 have some great games coming this year—assuming schedules hold. Here's a quick rundown of some great ones.