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New Booster Approvals, Data on Kids' Shots, and More News

Friday October 22nd, 2021 06:07:10 PM Eve Sneider
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

These Early Black Friday Deals Have a Special Perk

Friday October 22nd, 2021 04:47:24 PM Louryn Strampe
This sale on WIRED-approved headphones, TVs, and phones has a pricing guarantee: If the price dips further before Black Friday, Best Buy will pay you the difference.

The Battle Over Dungeons & Dragons Was the Ultimate Geek War

Friday October 22nd, 2021 04:00:00 PM Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
After the game's success in the 1970s, designers Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson found themselves in a battle over who should be considered its true creator.

A Look Inside Apple's Silicon Playbook

Friday October 22nd, 2021 01:00:00 PM Steven Levy
Plus: The infamous 2016 Macbook Pro, Gödel’s ontological proof, and a mascot’s moment of weakness.

The Troubled Fate of Y: The Last Man

Friday October 22nd, 2021 01:00:00 PM Angela Watercutter
It took more than a decade to get the comics series adapted. Now it’s been canceled before even finishing its first season.

15 Smart Gifts to Upgrade Your Beauty Routine

Friday October 22nd, 2021 01:00:00 PM Medea Giordano
Give your loved ones the gift of feeling fabulous with these cosmetic tools and sets.

Ranting and Raving About the New Apple and Google Hardware

Friday October 22nd, 2021 12:00:00 PM WIRED Staff
This week, we critique—and praise!—the new MacBook Pro models and the Pixel 6, both of which just landed in our laps.

If Clouds Are Made of Water, How Do They Stay in the Air?

Friday October 22nd, 2021 12:00:00 PM Rhett Allain
Despite the conventional wisdom, they don’t really float.

I Used Facebook Without the Algorithm, and You Can Too

Friday October 22nd, 2021 11:00:00 AM Brian Barrett
Making your News Feed chronological is an enlightening look at what's really happening on the platform.

Considering a MacBook? Here Are Our Favorites

Friday October 22nd, 2021 11:00:00 AM Julian Chokkattu, Brenda Stolyar
Apple’s laptops are expensive, and you’ll have to make some hard choices to pick the right one. Let us help.

New Sex Toy Standards Let Some Sensitive Details Slide

Friday October 22nd, 2021 11:00:00 AM Adam Rogers
The industry now has official guidance on design, materials, and more, but not security and privacy best practices.

Dystopia Is Upon Us. Are You Ready?

Friday October 22nd, 2021 11:00:00 AM Courtney Coonrod
From constant surveillance to algorithms that decide what we see, society is entering territory reserved for fictional dystopias. Here's how to push back.

Acer's Swift 3 Laptop Is Our Best All-Around Affordable Pick

Friday October 22nd, 2021 11:00:00 AM Scott Gilbertson
The Acer Swift 3's chip update and long-lived battery makes it one of the best affordable all-around laptops.

Join Us for This Year’s RE:WIRED Celebration

Friday October 22nd, 2021 10:00:00 AM WIRED Staff
Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel, digital artist Beeple, scholar Timnit Gebru, actor John Cho, and more will discuss some of the biggest challenges facing humanity.

You Can Get This Free Crypto—If the ‘Orb’ Scans Your Eye

Thursday October 21st, 2021 09:33:04 PM Gian M. Volpicelli, Wired UK
Worldcoin’s backers see it as a potential first step to a universal basic income.

The Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products for Your Home

Thursday October 21st, 2021 01:00:00 PM Louryn Strampe
Next time you stock up on supplies, consider these green cleaning alternatives.

States Are Toughening Up on Genetic Privacy

Thursday October 21st, 2021 01:00:00 PM Emily Mullin
California’s SB 41 is the latest to tighten regulations on the sensitive data collected by companies like 23andMe or Ancestry.

I Was in Israel. I Swiped Right on a Man in Palestine

Thursday October 21st, 2021 01:00:00 PM Yona Golding
This is what it taught me about the fraught relationship between tech and geopolitics.

Evolve's Powerful New Electric Skateboard Is Terrifyingly Fun

Thursday October 21st, 2021 12:00:00 PM Julian Chokkattu
This pricey electric skateboard crushes steep hills, has a satisfying range, and goes very fast. Just make sure to wear protective gear.

This Protein Predicts a Brain’s Future After Traumatic Injury

Thursday October 21st, 2021 12:00:00 PM Max G. Levy
A blood test of “NfL” proteins answers questions about damage severity that doctors—and families—desperately need.

Last updated October 22, 2021