5 Domain Name Battles of the Early Web

At the dawn of the world wide web, early adopters were scooping up domain names like crazy. Which led to quite a few battles over everything from MTV.com to McDonalds.com. » 11/21/14 2:22pm 11/21/14 2:22pm

How SpaceX Became a Major Player in the U.S. Space Industry

Hello, and welcome to another weekend installment of Reading List where we show off some of the great science and tech reads you might have missed (while continually reading gizmodo dot com, of course). This week's narrative big hitters comes from Motherboard, Wired, Quartz, and The New York Times. Take a break from… » 10/26/14 4:00pm 10/26/14 4:00pm

This May Be The End of Shampoo As We Know It

Welcome to Reading List, a quick tour of this week's great prose around the interwebs. So, how's your Sunday going? Fall is in full swing, and we have a full plate of tech coming up this week. Embrace the slowness of Sundays and take a look at some of these long reads around the web you might have missed. We've got… » 10/12/14 4:00pm 10/12/14 4:00pm

Snowden: The Worst NSA Revelations Are Yet to Come

Just when you thought Edward Snowden was finally finished trying to convince you that he's a great American, the exiled whistleblower gave an unprecedented interview to Wired magazine. It wasn't just any writer asking the questions either. Snowden sat down for three days with James Bamford, the other NSA whistleblower. » 8/13/14 10:15am 8/13/14 10:15am

Five Best Budget Computer Mice

A good computer mouse doesn't have to cost a ton of money, especially if you need it to travel, or you're on a budget. This week we're looking at five of the best mice on the market for around $20, based on your nominations. » 6/29/14 12:16pm 6/29/14 12:16pm

How Teeth Whitening Strips Attack Stains Like Tiny Spaceships

You pop on a goopy strip, and a short while later you've got teeth as white and gleaming as polished tile. But how do those strips work? Wired explains, and when you zoom in to the individual ions flying around, it looks a lot like a sci-fi space attack. » 11/23/13 9:00am 11/23/13 9:00am

Inside the Push to Wipe Out Polio From the Furthest Corners of Earth

In North America and Europe, we don't worry much about polio. Vaccination has eradicated this terrible, paralyzing disease in the first world. But far away, the poliomyelitis virus still thrives. Wired accompanied the teams that hope to wipe out polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The story is compelling. » 11/22/13 10:49am 11/22/13 10:49am

This Glowing Train Is Bringing Art, Music, and Yurts to Middle America

The best music and art festival of 2013 isn’t happening in a park or on a boat. It’s taking place on a moving train. Profiled in Wired’s forthcoming Design Issue, artist Doug Aitken is packing a slew of artists and bands onto a train, crossing from New York to San Francisco over the course of ten days in September.… » 8/20/13 12:20pm 8/20/13 12:20pm

Virtual Reality Was In, Sony Was Out: Trends From USA Today in 1995

Remember 1995? Yeah, me neither. But to refresh our memories, we've got an "In and Out" list from the December 20, 1995 edition of USA Today. This strange artifact (found in the University of California-San Francisco tobacco document archives) gives a peek at how mainstream America was thinking about shifting trends… » 7/03/13 6:11pm 7/03/13 6:11pm

How Digg Raced to Make the Google Reader Replacement You'll Want

With Google Reader about to meet its maker, Digg decided to make the ultimate replacement. That was two months ago—and Wired has the inside track of exactly how the project has come together since then. » 6/20/13 6:46am 6/20/13 6:46am

Larry Page: 'We're Crazy, I Know It, and I Like It'

Ten percent better doesn't cut it for Larry Page. Neither does 50, 100, or 500. In an era of modest revision, the Google co-founder expects his company's products to outperform the status quo by no less than 10x. Because how else are you going to change the world? » 1/17/13 1:00pm 1/17/13 1:00pm

Scott Dadich Is WIRED's New Editor-in-Chief

After Chris Anderson's departure as Editor-in-Chief of WIRED after a 10 year run, rumors were swirling about who might be next to take the helm. Now, it's been announced that the next man for the job is former WIRED creative director Scott Dadich. » 11/16/12 2:04pm 11/16/12 2:04pm

Sources: WIRED Will Announce a New Editor-in-Chief Tomorrow

According to sources close to Condé Nast, WIRED will announce its new editor-in-chief tomorrow. The nearly 20-year-old tech magazine, which was run by Chris Andersen for the past 10 years, will have a new boss very, very soon. » 11/15/12 7:50pm 11/15/12 7:50pm

The First Issue Ever of Wired Is Available on the iPad Now

Seminal tech nerd magazine Wired was one of the first to jump onto the iPad magazine train. You probably subscribed anyway, but the iPad version is pretty great. Now the very first issue, from back in January 1993, is available for free on the iPad. The highlight is probably a 12,000-word oral history of the… » 6/04/12 6:40pm 6/04/12 6:40pm

New Navy Uniform Could Monitor Sailors' Pee for Signs of Nuclear Attack

The military's uniforms will probably never be runway ready. But in the future, a soldier's threads might very well be quite a bit sharper. » 4/26/12 5:40pm 4/26/12 5:40pm

NSA Chief Denies Reports of Huge Domestic Spy Center

NSA chief General Keith Alexander faced tough - and funny - questions from Congress Tuesday stemming from Wired's story on the NSA's capabalities and warrantless wiretapping program. » 3/21/12 1:40pm 3/21/12 1:40pm

The Most Beautiful National Parks as Seen From Space

Wired has a gorgeous piece this morning that combines the best of space porn and national park porn. It has twenty breath-taking images and I highly recommend clicking over and checking it out. Here's a tiny taste. [Wired Science] » 8/23/11 9:47am 8/23/11 9:47am

Project Run-a-Way: The Craziest Combat Outfits

They might be garish or sophisticated, bizarre or comical, technology-heavy or explosive-proof. All sorts of suits outfit the men and women who work hard everyday – to fight bombs or keep the peace. Here we showcase a few of the cool, functional or just plain insane fashions fit for the fight. » 8/09/11 4:38pm 8/09/11 4:38pm

45,000 Verizon Workers Strike As Last-Minute Contract Negotiations Fall…

Having trouble reaching your Verizon telephone contact today? Could be because he or she, along with 45,000 other workers, went on strike at midnight following failed 11th-hour contract negotiations. » 8/07/11 2:00pm 8/07/11 2:00pm