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'Vapor Wake' Explosive-Sniffing Dogs Help Protect the Thanksgiving Day Parade

This year, a team of Labrador retrievers trained to sniff out body-worn explosives will help lock down NYC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 5:05 am

A Conversation About Race and Gender in Andy Weir's *Artemis*

Weir's new sci-fi novel goes deep on technical specs but skimps on the social nuance.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 5:00 am

'She’s Gotta Have It: Spike Lee’s Netflix Series Is a Defiant, Savvy Love-Fest

Lee's debut film returns in series form, and renews its celebration of female desire.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 4:00 am

This Thanksgiving, Reunite With Your Long-Lost Family—Old Videogames

Games have long since transcended their early niche, but they still exist as a memory-burrow for many during the holiday season.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 3:00 am

To See the Future of Cities, Watch the Curb

The battle for this often ignored slice of street has only just begun.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 3:00 am

The TSA Is Testing New Scanners to Make Airport Security More Efficient

US airports are starting trials of new CT scanners that will let TSA agents virtually unpack bags, keeping everyone safe and on the move.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 2:00 am

The Archaeologists Saving Miami's History From the Sea

As the water level rises, more than 16,000 historic sites across Florida are at risk of being drowned by waves. In Miami-Dade County, researchers are working to keep history on solid ground.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 1:00 am

Silicon Valley as We Know It Would Not Exist Without Immigrants

This Thanksgiving, we bring you four portraits of immigrants in Silicon Valley—from the C-Suite to the gig economy.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 1:00 am

Why the Government is Right to Block the AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Combining the nation's largest pay-TV provider with the owner of 'must-have' channels will raise prices and stifle competition.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 1:00 am

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi Discusses Immigrating from Iran

Dara Khosrowshahi's job is to reform Uber—and he thinks that his background as an Iranian immigrant will come in handy.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 1:00 am

Would You Put the Genetically Modified Arctic Apple in Your Pie?

The non-browning apple is one of the first foods engineered to appeal to the senses—not a farmer’s bottom line.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 1:00 am

The Silicon Valley Founder With a Pocket Full of Visas

Purva Gupta has spent the past four years launching her Silicon Valley startup, Lily—and chasing down five visas and a green card.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 12:55 am

The Uber Driver Who Chased Love Across the Ocean

Guillermo Fondeur left the Dominican navy to be with his family in the US. He didn't expect to refashion himself as an Uber driver and labor activist.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 12:50 am

The YouTube Celebrity Taking the H-1B Visa Fight Public

Kumar has spent the past decade chasing jobs across America to keep his visa. And he's amassed a cult following of people anxious for his tips and tricks.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 12:45 am

The US Global Engagement Center's Fight Against Russian Propaganda Has Barely Started

Former staffers of the State Department's Global Engagement Center, tasked with fighting propaganda, say that 'administrative incompetence' has hamstrung efforts.

Posted on 23 November 2017 | 12:00 am

Here's How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet

The FCC move to eliminate net-neutrality rules opens the door to preferential deals for some content providers, closed doors for others.

Posted on 22 November 2017 | 11:00 pm

Uber Hid 57-Million User Data Breach For Over a Year

The ridesharing service's latest scandal combines routine security negligence with an "appalling" coverup.

Posted on 22 November 2017 | 1:56 pm

WIRED's Product Reviews Have a New Look, and a New Mission

By widening our coverage of consumer products, we'll be able to help you make informed buying decisions about more things in your life.

Posted on 22 November 2017 | 11:37 am

FCC Plans to Gut Net Neutrality, Allow Internet 'Fast Lanes'

The Federal Communications Commission Wednesday will release its plan for reversing rules that require internet service providers to treat all content equally.

Posted on 22 November 2017 | 9:36 am

Which Sonos Speaker is Best For You?

We’ve tested every Sonos speaker at WIRED. We like them all, but which ones are worth buying?

Posted on 22 November 2017 | 9:24 am