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September 29 2018

Behold the Bubble Nebula. Photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way, it looks, well, like a giant space bubble. Astronomers pin the blame for this blowup on a hot, bright star called SAO[…]

September 29 2018

For WIRED’s October issue, David Karpf read every issue of the magazine, in chronological order. He’ll be writing more about the patterns and insights he found in 25 years of stories about what’s coming. Ideas about the future endure through[…]

September 29 2018

If it seems like all of the news has been centered around this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and you’re wondering what tech news you might have missed, then this is the podcast episode for you. On this week’s Gadget[…]

September 29 2018

There are significant, real-world benefits to having an accepted and recognized identity. That’s why the concept of a digital identity is being pursued around the world, from Australia to India. From airports to health records systems, technologists and policy makers[…]

September 28 2018

When Dr. Christine Blasey Ford began her testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning, Erin Schaff was one of the few photographers in the room. Only eight were allowed in the room at a time, making[…]

September 27 2018

This is a story that defies two strongly held beliefs. The first—embraced fervently by today’s FCC—is that the private marketplace is delivering world-class internet access infrastructure at low prices to all Americans, particularly in urban areas. The second is that[…]

September 27 2018

Two years ago, Facebook-owned Oculus quietly began demoing a prototype of a stand-alone VR headset codenamed Santa Cruz. Unlike the Oculus Rift, this prototype didn’t need to be wired to a PC to work. Like the Oculus Rift, it promised[…]

September 26 2018

For all the advances being made in the field, artificial intelligence still struggles when it comes to identifying hate speech. When he testified before Congress in April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it was “one of the hardest” problems. But[…]

September 26 2018

Meet comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, which just made its closest approach to Earth in 72 years. As our planet’s orbital path passes through its tail of icy debris, it sets off the Draconic meteor shower, peaking around October 8 every year. Astronomers[…]

September 26 2018

The algorithms that govern how we find information online are once again in the news—but you have to squint to find them. “Trump Accuses Google of Burying Conservative News in Search Results,” reads an August 28 New York Times headline[…]

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