Latest / Popular

Tinder Taps Its Inner Vegas to Predict Swipe Rights

Tinder In this post-Tinder world, your profile picture is everything. The world swipes right (acceptance!) or swipes left (rejection!) based solely on what your photo looks like. Not what you look like. What your photo looks like. So, when hunting for dates and other forms […]

Filing Taxes Should Be as Easy as Ordering Pizza, Obama Says

The Situation Room is not as gee-whiz as you think it is. Take it from someone who knows: President Obama. “I always imagined the Situation Room would be this super cool thing, it’d be like Tom Cruise in The Minority Report,” Obama, the guest editor […]

Barack Obama: Now Is the Greatest Time to Be Alive

When WIRED asked me to guest-edit the November issue, I didn’t hesitate. I know it’s the height of election season, and I happen to have a day job that keeps me pretty busy. But given the chance to immerse myself in the possibility of interplanetary […]

We Must Remake Society in the Coming Age of AI: Obama

Artificial intelligence can bring enormous prosperity and opportunity. President Obama knows that. But in an interview with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito, the president also worries that AI could suppress wages, eliminate jobs, and create new inequalities. As we […]

How We Made WIRED With Guest Editor Barack Obama

Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos I’ll admit that working on this issue kicked up a few West Wing fantasies for me. Yes, every time the WIRED team and I visited the real West Wing for meetings, I took selfies. The White House Mess-branded disposable coffee cup? I […]

Obama Wants the Government to Help Develop AI

President Barack Obama sees the government playing a role in the development of AI. But not too big a role. In an interview with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito, President Obama said the government should facilitate a range of […]

Amazon Is Opening Grocery Stores So You Don’t Have to Shop in Them

Amazon Fresh truck. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Why is Amazon opening brick-and-mortar grocery stores? Because it wants to dominate groceries online. Yes, Amazon is opening a string of physical groceries–or at least that’s the word from The Wall Street Journal, which cites multiple anonymous sources familiar […]

The FCC Fines Comcast $2.3M Over Billing Practices–But Is That Enough?

Matt Rourke/AP In May of last year, a woman in Florida added some Latino channels to her Comcast cable TV account. It was priced at around $10 a month. But when her bill arrived that summer, she claims, it said she owned more than $300, […]

Facebook and Google Will Stretch Internet Cable from LA to Hong Kong

Paul Taylor/Getty Images Facebook and Google are teaming up to speed Internet traffic between North America and Asia. Today, alongside partners in Asia, the two Internet giants announced they will build the longest and highest capacity undersea fiber-optic cable between the two continents. Once completed, […]

Twitter’s Woes Signal the End of the Social Wars

Then One/WIRED Two buzzwords define the past decade of computing: mobile and social. Those days are coming to an end. Although smartphones and social media remain as important as ever, the war to control those platforms are over. Winners are being coronated as the losers […]

Facebook Workplace Tries to Muscle In on Your Job

One in four people on Earth use Facebook to connect with friends and family. But Mark Zuckerberg and company really want all those people to use the social network for office chatter, too. This morning, at an event in London, the company formally released Facebook […]

The Real-Time Crack-Up of the GOP Is Happening Right Now on Twitter

House Speaker Paul Ryan takes the stage the Republican Party of Wisconsin’s annual Fall Fest event in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Oct. 8, 2016. Anthony Wahl/The Janesville Gazette/AP After nominating Donald Trump, the Republican party was always going to face a reckoning. But, no matter who won, […]