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In Computers We Trust: The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Defeat

Terrence McNally | Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology
Terrence McNally

How vulnerable are we? How serious are the threats we face? How dangerous? Will we ultimately experience irreparable calamity? Are there obvious lessons or conclusions? What must we do to minimize the chances of something going horribly wrong?

After Dramatic Hack, Apple Tightens Security For Users

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 08.08.2012 | Technology

Apple has announced that it is temporarily changing the way its users can reset their Apple ID passwords, following the notable hacking of a prominent...

These Intentionally Awful Studio Portraits Are Hilarious

Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts

We've all looked back at our fashion faux pas in photographs past and thought: "What were we thinking?" Gordon Stettinius seems to revel in that exper...

Are You Too Busy Capturing Life to Enjoy It?

Daniel Gulati | Posted 06.30.2012 | Technology
Daniel Gulati

In today's world, it's easy to think of your daily personal and professional experiences as notches in a belt, with the aim of creating a sense of appreciation at some future point. But why not let that time be now?

The Webby Awards: In More Than Five Words

David-Michel Davies | Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology
David-Michel Davies

I woke up to a bunch of emails about this article. Since Wired didn't call us to hear our perspective before publishing, I wanted to share why we think our process, and more importantly the credibility of the Webby Award, is second to none.

Spring Shopping Guide for Surfers

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 06.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Cyrus Saatsaz

Whether you're shopping for new clothes or the latest gear to get into the water, this Spring Shopping Guide for Surfers will help you get prepared for the lingering winter weather, and the summer coming ahead.

PHOTOS: Artists Create Police Brutality Coloring Book

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

A collective of 46 artists has come together to contribute black-and-white images for the new Police Brutality Coloring Book. The 48-page DIY publicat...

WATCH: Your Fake Digital Self

Posted 01.01.2012 | Arts

It's all too easy to tweak ourselves online. Changing to become closer to the way we wish others perceived us, only the most flattering pictures, fals...

Inside The Pentagon's Secret Afghan Spy Machine

Wired | Noah Schacthman | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

The Pentagon’s top researchers have rushed a classified and controversial intelligence program into Afghanistan. Known as “Nexus 7,” and previou...

Jackson Pollock: Physicist?

Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts

Can we learn about physics from Jackson Pollock? What about the other way around? A recent paper in the scientific journal Physics Today by Andrzej He...

CAUGHT: PR Firm Facebook Hired To Smear Google Scrubs Negative Posts

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.14.2011 | Technology

Burson-Marsteller, the public relations firm that Facebook hired to spread bad press about Google to media organizations, was caught yesterday deletin...

The Cheater's Guide to Getting Published

Jeff Klima | Posted 06.27.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

As many of you doubtlessly know, getting your foot in the door is the hardest part of becoming a drug-addled, world-weary, bourgeois lech with a ballp...

New Book Reveals Secretive World Of Google | By Steven Levy | Posted 06.11.2011 | Books

Google is getting a new CEO: Larry Page — who who co-founded Google as a young Stanford postgraduate and was briefly CEO before handing the position...

Think You Know Your Competition? Think Again

Naveen Jain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Naveen Jain

You may not see the stealth innovators who are quietly harnessing technologies to displace your business.

WATCH: Tokyo Police Club Live at WIRED Store!

Theo Spielberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

If one were to do a quick word association with the constituent nouns and adjectives in Tokyo Police Club's name, one would probably come up with a re...

Expert Blinders

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

"The larger lesson is that the brain is a deeply constrained thinking machine, full of cognitive tradeoffs and zero-sum constraints. Those chess prof...

Video: YouTube Music Sensation "Merton" Tapped by T-Mobile for U.K. Airport Tour

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Merton, the American singer/piano player, whose videos on YouTube have garnered over 20 million views, has found a way to par...

Reddit Will Run Pro-Marijuana Campaign Ads

NY Convergence | NY Convergence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Wired, Home News

A battle is shaping up over ads urging Californians to vote yes for legalized marijuana and which outlets will carry them.  According to ...

Facebook Users More Likely To Stay In School: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to researchers at Abilene Christian University, students who are active on Facebook are more likely to stay in school. According to Wired, ...

6 Ways to Do Nothing in a Wired World (PHOTOS)

Jeffrey Hull, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Hull, Ph.D.

Let's be honest. When you head out to the beach or up country on that longed for road trip, do you really "turn off" the world? Do you leave your laptop behind? I doubt it.

Haiti's Newest "Hot Spot"

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amanda Lin Costa

Paolo Chilosi, who runs Multilink, a leading internet provider in Haiti, boldly stated that the internet is as vital as food and water for Haiti less...

National Magazine Awards 2010: Glamour, New York Mag Win Big

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The National Magazine Awards -- also known as the Ellies, for the elephant-shaped trophy the winners receive -- were held Thursday night in New York. ...

A Day of Disruption, Minus the Disruption at the Wired Business Conference

Courtney Boyd Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Courtney Boyd Myers

We've come to yet another crossroads where we have to ask, technology is awesome and we invented it, but what can it do for us? And more importantly, how can it make us better human beings?

Wired iPad App Now Available

AP | ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — As the magazine for a digital generation, Wired has talked a big game about the opportunities for publishers on Apple's new iPad. "W...

When is a Blog, Not Just a Blog?

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amanda Lin Costa

A video from Inveneo, one of the organizations involved in the Haiti ReWired blog. Evan Hanson from Haiti ReWired said something that really stood ...