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Automakers Are Making Car Ownership Optional

Monthly car subscriptions through startups like Carma Car, Fair, and Flexdrive offer all the utility of ownership with none of the hassle.

Posted on 28 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Scuttled Peace Summits and *Arrested Development* Trouble Top This Week's Internet News

North Korea, mansplaining, and all the other online brouhahas you may have missed this week.

Posted on 28 May 2018 | 1:00 am

There's Nothing Noble about Science’s Nobel Prize Gender Gap

Opinion: Given the dearth of women receiving the top science prizes, it's time for the Nobel Committee to revamp how it awards great work.

Posted on 28 May 2018 | 12:00 am

Boost Your Nintendo Switch Experience With These Accessories

A rich ecosystem of Switch add-ons makes Nintendo’s compact console even more fun.

Posted on 28 May 2018 | 12:00 am

A Classical Math Problem Gets Pulled Into Self-Driving Cars

A century ago, the great mathematician David Hilbert posed a probing question in pure mathematics. A recent advance in optimization theory is bringing Hilbert’s work into the modern world.

Posted on 27 May 2018 | 11:00 pm

Puppy Brain Scans Could Help Pick the Best Dog Bomb Sniffers

Researchers are working to identify behavioral and neurological indicators that determine which lil puppers will grow into good bomb-sniffing doggos.

Posted on 27 May 2018 | 11:00 pm

Big Tech's Fight for Net Neutrality Moves Behind the Scenes

Google, Facebook, and others didn't join a "Red Alert" day earlier this month, but they are backing a lawsuit to restore net neutrality rules.

Posted on 27 May 2018 | 11:00 pm

Space Photos of the Week: Meet TESS, the Exoplanet Hunter

NASA's satellite takes on the exploratory work of the Kepler mission, which so far has discovered more than 2,000 planets orbiting other stars.

Posted on 27 May 2018 | 3:00 am

VR Headsets That Will Transport You, Wherever the Destination

Whether you’re beaming up to the *Enterprise* or crashing your friend’s destination wedding from your sofa, these headsets take you there.

Posted on 27 May 2018 | 2:00 am

What Would Mind-Reading Really Be Like?

Telepathy has been a common trope in sci-fi for decades, but how would it work if it was real?

Posted on 27 May 2018 | 1:00 am

T-Mobile Web Portal Exposed 74 Million Accounts, and and More Security News This Week

Hacking back, Trump's poor security hygiene and more of the week's top security news.

Posted on 27 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Israel's Self-Flying 'Cormorant' Whisks Soldiers to Safety

Tactical Robotics' autonomous aircraft may not look too cool, but it might make battlefields safer, and eventually help civilians fly around town.

Posted on 26 May 2018 | 11:00 pm

How Social Media Became a Pink Collar Job

When companies ask for sociable, flexible, compassionate workers, they’re silently signaling women to sign-on to an undervalued job that powers the digital economy.

Posted on 26 May 2018 | 11:00 pm

Gadget Lab Podcast: The Very Human Element of Self-Driving Cars

WIRED’s Alex Davies and Aarian Marshall join this week’s Gadget Lab podcast to talk all things transportation–and yes, that includes Elon Musk.

Posted on 26 May 2018 | 1:20 pm

Former Trump Campaign Aide: My Russia Ties Are Not Nefarious!

Michael Caputo is helping launch a video startup that involves a bunch of Russians. He’s also sending a Russian ballerina on tour. But that doesn’t make him a Putin stooge, he insists.

Posted on 26 May 2018 | 9:15 am

How Europe's GDPR Regulations Became a Meme

Internet users fed up with flooded inboxes are turning wonky policy changes into Twitter gold.

Posted on 26 May 2018 | 4:16 am

3 Laptops Powerful Enough to Take Your Gaming On the Go

Don’t leave your latest gaming obsession at your desk. With these powerful laptops, you can level up wherever, whenever.

Posted on 26 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Uber's Self-Driving Crash, Elon's Twitter Rage, and More Car News This Week

Plus: updates on Tesla Model 3 production, Porsche's new Cayenne hybrid, and college kids make the Camaro into a tree-hugging muscle car.

Posted on 26 May 2018 | 1:00 am

The Physics of Accelerating Spacecraft in *The Expanse*

There are no pew-pew lasers or faster-than-light space travel here—just serious science.

Posted on 26 May 2018 | 1:00 am

'Meaty,' 'Broad Band' and 10 More Books You Must Read This Summer

Fiction. Nonfiction. Science! Looking for some beach reads? This list is a good place to start.

Posted on 26 May 2018 | 1:00 am