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What's Left for Congress to Ask Big Tech Firms? A Lot

Executives from Amazon, Twitter, Google, and other tech companies head to Washington for another hearing on privacy, but this time the threat of regulation carries new weight.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 10:57 am

With Instagram Cofounders Out, It’s Facebook All the Way Down

Instagram cofounders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger quit the social media company Monday amid reports of clashes with Mark Zuckerberg.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 9:33 am

Cody Wilson Leaves Defense Distributed, But 3-D Printed Guns Roll On

Even after the DIY gunsmith's arrest on sexual assault charges, the fight for and against 3-D printed guns still rages.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 9:31 am

How Twitter’s New Safety Policies Are Created

Del Harvey has spent a decade fighting abuse and harassment on Twitter. She spoke with WIRED about Trump, trolls, and the company’s new focus on safety.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 9:12 am

Amazon’s New Echo Show Hints at the Company’s Vision for TV

The 10-inch, $230 Echo Show works more like tiny TV than ever—and shows how Amazon thinks we’re going to interact with video content in the near future.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 7:15 am

Even If Rod Rosenstein Stays, the Mueller Investigation Status Quo Won't Last

Much of the speculation around deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein's fate misses how disruptive a post-midterms shake-up could be.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 3:00 am

Flummoxed by Force and Motion? Try This Physics Experiment

Physics class can get painfully abstract. But you can collect your own data to see Newton's second law in action.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 2:00 am

Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller Gives Disabled Gamers a Power-Up

Other game companies also are scrambling to introduce their own accessible hardware. But a customer base of more than 30 million gamers may give developers the push they need.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Twitter Releases New Policy on 'Dehumanizing Speech'

The social network is also soliciting public feedback for the first time in updating its rules.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Learn From These Bugs. Don't Let Social Media Zombify You

The idea of "zombie scrolling syndrome" has legs, after all. From worms to wasps, nature has figured out mind control—in ways that bring to mind social media.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 1:00 am

Neato's Botvac D4 Connected Is Our New Midrange Fave

Neato's new midrange offering gives Roomba a run for its money.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 12:00 am

We Need to Talk About Amazon's Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen Comedy *Forever*

But not too much. We don’t want to spoil the twist.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 12:00 am

The Creepy-Cute Robot that Picks Peppers With its Face

Researchers have developed a robot that roams a greenhouse, eyeballing peppers to determine if they’re mature enough before sawing them off the plant.

Posted on 25 September 2018 | 11:00 pm

How to Use Apple’s Screen Time Controls on iOS 12

The latest update includes a report of the time spent on your iPhone, app time limits, and new parental controls.

Posted on 25 September 2018 | 11:00 pm

Google Is Getting a Lot More Visual to Keep You on Its Site

Google announces changes to visual searches, aimed partly at Instagram.

Posted on 25 September 2018 | 11:51 am

The Ice Cream Factory and the Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum

Art in the age of the selfie.

Posted on 25 September 2018 | 11:42 am

A Small Google Chrome Change Stirs a Big Privacy Controversy

The latest update to Google's browser has riled privacy advocates by appearing to log people in without their explicit permission.

Posted on 25 September 2018 | 9:07 am

The Clever Engineering Behind the New iPhone XS Battery

The iPhone XS has a unique shape, designed to squeeze in as much juice as chemistry and physics will allow.

Posted on 25 September 2018 | 5:42 am

How Hollywood Accidentally Ushered in the Age of the Celebrity Politician

Democrats and Republicans are under the same impression: A sprinkling of movie magic and celebrity glamor are just what American politics needs. But are they right?

Posted on 25 September 2018 | 5:21 am

Here's the Plan to End Malaria With Crispr-Edited Mosquitoes

Target Malaria hopes to eradicate Africa's malaria-carrying mosquitoes. But when manipulating the fate of a species, moving slowly is a virtue.

Posted on 25 September 2018 | 3:00 am