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Brexit: UK 'may consider longer transition period'
The move would buy time for Theresa May, but Brexiteers are angry at the idea of remaining in Brussels' orbit for even longer.
Brexit: Row erupts over Commons 'meaningful vote'
There's anger after the Brexit secretary suggests the choice will be simply "take it or leave it".
Why more young people are using Crimestoppers
Almost half of users are under 35 and one in five is from a black or ethnic minority group - but why?
Baby box safety doubts raised by experts
They say the boxes are being promoted as a safe alternative to cots despite a lack of research.
Cannabis in Canada: How it went down on Legalisation Day
Cannabis-users celebrated across Canada on the first day of marijuana legalisation in the country.
Meghan tries her hand at Aussie Rules football
Thousands of people lined the streets of Melbourne to greet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: US asks Turkey for recording evidence
Turkish officials say it shows the Saudi journalist was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
EBay files lawsuit against Amazon over 'seller recruitment'
In a lawsuit, eBay says the retail giant used its internal message system to recruit sellers.
Paddington station: 'Near normal' service after rail chaos
Three of the four closed lines into Paddington will reopen, but some further disruption is possible.
Steve Penny: Ex-USA Gymnastics head held over Nassar case
Steve Penny had been indicted for evidence tampering in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse investigation.
Landmines: Will they continue to kill thousands?
From Nigeria to Afghanistan, tens of millions of mines remain buried around the world. How long will it take to clear them?
Jayme Closs: Hunt for 13-year-old after parents murdered
The FBI and Wisconsin police are looking for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, whose parents were shot dead.
Cypriot budget airline Cobalt has suspended operations
The low-cost carrier, which flew to several UK destinations, cancels all flights from midnight.
Newspaper headlines: 'Brextra time!" and 'sex care scandal'
Many of the morning papers report on the possibility of the Brexit transition period being extended.
News Daily: Brexit transition 'could be extended', and baby boxes warning
Your morning briefing for 18 October 2018.
The little lion cub raised by a dog
A lion cub in Sri Lanka was nursed by a dog after being rejected by his mother in a zoo.
Noor Inayat Khan or Harry Maguire: Who will be on the new £50 note?
Among the favourites are Stephen Hawking, Margaret Thatcher and war heroine Noor Inayat Khan.
Add oil: Encouraging Chinese phrase enters English dictionary
Why you might start using this Chinese expression if you want to encourage someone.
In pictures: Army Photographic Competition 2018
The Army Photographic Competition 2018 winners are revealed.
Nimble bear manages to open car door
Footage from a store in Colorado shows the animal breaking into a snow-covered car.
Meghan's maternity and the fashion brands hoping to strike gold
How will designers tap into the Duchess of Sussex's global influence as the signs of pregnancy show?
Ice cream vans scoop world record
A world record has been set for the longest parade of ice cream vans.
BBC Breakfast
BBC coverage of latest developments
My cheating boyfriend gave me HIV - here's how I got justice
When Diane Reeve discovered that her partner was sleeping around she ended their relationship, but then she found out that he had given her HIV.
Food allergies: What a severe reaction feels like
What having a severe nut allergy feels like and how navigating the daily risks affects your life.
Universal credit: Should the benefit be paid monthly or weekly?
The system is meant to "mimic the in-work experience" but campaigners say it creates problems.
The paedophile hunter turned prey
A mother-of-four describes the torment she suffered at the hands of online trolls.
When's a van a van and when's it a car?
The weird and wonderful ways companies adapt their products to get around trade tariffs.
Healthcare in US: The big election issue that's not Trump
Healthcare is always ranked as a crucial issue by voters in these mid-terms - is the system really broken?
Central African Republic: 'Why a grenade couldn't stop our music'
A deadly attack at a gig nine months ago has only made this band from the Central African Republic more determined.
Why has Twitter banned 1500 accounts and what are NPCs?
The Trump-supporting right has a new favourite meme and they're trolling opponents far and wide.
Twitter's 'Russia-Iran' troll tweet trove made public
Millions of tweets published by suspected state-linked accounts are made public by Twitter.
I woke up unable to speak English
Hannah Jenkins survived a cycling accident - but woke up no longer being able to understand English.
Prime Minister's Questions: The key bits and the verdict
Theresa May clashed with Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit - here are the key bits.
Nathan Hughes: Wasps and England flanker is handed six-week ban
Wasps and England flanker Nathan Hughes is banned for six weeks for punching and will miss the first three autumn internationals.
Sri Lanka v England: Eoin Morgan leads tourists to comfortable win
England outclass Sri Lanka to win a rain-affected third one-day international and take a 2-0 series lead with two games left.
Wembley: Shahid Khan withdraws 'divisive' offer to buy national stadium from FA
Fulham owner Shahid Khan withdraws his offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association.
Ronnie O'Sullivan: Englishman makes 15th maximum break at English Open
Ronnie O'Sullivan hits his 15th career 147 break at the English Open, two days after describing the venue as a "hellhole".
Bellew v Usyk: Briton says frequency of doping tests proving an issue
British cruiserweight Tony Bellew says he has faced five doping tests in seven weeks and is frustrated with the system.
Floyd Mayweather tells UFC's Khabib Nurmagomedov 'come into my world'
Floyd Mayweather tells Khabib Nurmagomedov to "come into my world" for a bout he says will earn more than his Conor McGregor fight.
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez signs 'most lucrative' deal with sports service DAZN
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez signs one of sport's most lucrative contracts after agreeing a £278m deal with streaming service DAZN
How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory
A BBC investigation has found that at least 106 chemical attacks have taken place since mid-2014.
The weird world of a Kim Jong-un impersonator
Every time the North Korean leader makes the news, two very unlikely beneficiaries prepare for their phones to start ringing.
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Chinese biz baron wants to shove his artificial moon where the sun doesn't shine – literally
<h4>Man-made satellite to eliminate need for street lamps</h4> <p><strong>Video</strong> A Chinese businessman has announced plans to light Chengdu at night by launching an artificial "moon" to direct the out-of-sight Sun's rays down onto the city's streets.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Decoding the Google Titan, Titan, and Titan M – that last one is the Pixel 3's security chip
<h4>Chocolate Factory opens lid, just a little, on secure boot and crypto phone coprocessor</h4> <p>People in the Googleplex need to talk to each other more: the Chocolate Factory has launched a third product with “Titan” in its name, and it's only related to one of the other two bits of kit.…</p>
Tumblr turns stumblr, left humblr: Blogging biz blogs bloggers' private info to world+dog
<h4>'No evidence' vulnerability was abused, though, we're told</h4> <p>Tumblr today reveal it has fixed a security bug in its website that quietly revealed private details of some of its bloggers.…</p>
Deeper dive with GitHub Actions: One config file to rule them all and in the darkness bind them
<h4>Code-hosting biz tries out a more automated delivery process</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> At its annual developer conference on Tuesday, GitHub unveiled <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/16/github_wants_actions/">a way to automate software deployment workflows</a> called Actions. It sounds rather underwhelming, given all the different automation tools available, but the executives discussing it brimmed with Apple-level enthusiasm. Sam Lambert, head of platform for GitHub, called it "truly remarkable."…</p>
Someone's in hot water: Tea party super PAC group 'spilled 500,000+ voters' info' all over web
<h4>Leaky AWS S3 bucket fingered by infosec bods</h4> <p>Now, now, America. Don't go overboard. Again.…</p>
LuminosityLink spyware mastermind gets 30 months in the clink, forfeits $725k in Bitcoin
<h4>Grubby Grubbs' grifting days are gone</h4> <p>A programmer who wrote and sold software that backdoored PCs so they could be remotely controlled has been jailed for 30 months – and forced to give up his stash of 114 Bitcoins.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Well slap my ass and call me Judy, Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 is just as hard to fix as the old one
<h4>So. Much. Glue.</h4> <p>Torx twirlers iFixit celebrated the release of Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 by ripping the thing apart only to find that its still pretty much unrepairable.…</p>
Crucial P1 minicard flash drive? Not if you grabbed Intel's 660p
<h4>They don't *seem* so different if you check digits (though your real world results may vary)</h4> <p>Micron's consumer SSD brand Crucial has pushed out an NVMe minicard flash drive that looks almost identical to Intel's 600p.…</p>
Twilio tweaks twicky twalkative bot toows to dewight devewopers: It's Autopilot for chat apps
<h4>Cloud comms upstart touts more authentic engagement through artificial intelligence</h4> <p>At its Signal show in San Francisco, California, today, cloud comms biz Twilio intends to debut a chatbot platform called Autopilot for creating chatty software agents suitable for integration with a variety of services, including interactive voice response (IVR) systems, SMS, chat, Alexa, Slack, and Google Assistant.…</p>
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is worth 154 median minions
<h4>But that's not as bad as Barbie flinger Mattel or, indeed, Oracle</h4> <p>It has been a bumper year for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, whose compensation soared to $25.8m in fiscal 2018. Quite a bit more than the median salary of the rest of the company, which hovered at an admittedly none-too-shabby $167,689.…</p>
Chrome 70 flips switch on Progressive Web Apps in Windows 10 – with janky results
<h4>Not quite the native experience Google's shooting for</h4> <p>Version 70 of the Chrome browser has begun to slither onto Windows 10, bringing with it Google's desktop take on Progressive Web App functionality.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Softcat warns of Brexit cloud forming over UK tech, vows: If prices rise, we'll pass them on...
<h4>...ahem, as is 'normal in our industry'</h4> <p>Though the wheels keep rolling at unstoppable reseller juggernaut Softcat, fuelled by a Windows 10 refresh and returning demand for servers, the CEO has voiced caution about the potential implications of Brexit.…</p>
Our processor tech's got legs, says Arm: 'One million' data center servers will ship in 2018
<h4>By servers, it means boxes that do networking, storage, security</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> One million Arm-powered data center servers will ship in 2018, the processor design house claimed on Tuesday.…</p>
Stroppy Google runs rings round Brussels with Android remedy
<h4>It's playing a long game</h4> <p><strong>Comment</strong> Google's <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/17/google_android_licencing_eu/">artful but risky response</a> to the European Commission highlights the weakness of Brussels' strategy dealing with big Silicon Valley companies.…</p>
Arm PSA IoT API? BRB... Toolbox of tech to secure net-connected kit opens up some more
<h4>Programming interfaces, threat models, and more pop up online</h4> <p>One year on from <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/23/arm_platform_security_architecture/">launching</a> its Platform Security Architecture – a recipe book and ingredients for securing Internet of Things gizmos – Arm has opened it up some more to get more manufacturers and developers involved.…</p>
UK.gov to press ahead with online smut checks (but expects £10m in legals in year 1)
<h4>If you punt 33% pr0n or less, you're in the clear, say draft rules</h4> <p>The UK government is bracing itself to face legal challenges when it implements controversial smut age check rules, and has said it could cost up to £10m in the first year alone.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
The new Huawei is going upmarket, but the old Huawei still threatens
<h4>If this all feels rather familiar, you'd be right</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> For a company that just four years ago vowed <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/23/huawei_will_not_overspend_to_compete_for_consumers_in_europe/">not to "engage in significant advertising campaigns"</a>, Huawei now puts on vast displays of wealth and technological prowess. Yesterday's extravaganza drew over 5,000 to London's Excel centre to see <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/16/huawei_mate_20_hands_on/">four new phones</a> and two wearables, ranging from €99 to €2,099.…</p>
Raspberry Pi fans up in arms as Mathematica disappears from Raspbian downloads
<h4>Fear not! A swift sudo and your computational prayers will be answered</h4> <p>Knickers have become ever so twisty over the last few days as fans of the diminutive Raspberry Pi computer and its Raspbian operating system noted that Mathematica had been "removed".…</p>
Once more with feeling: Windows 10 October 2018 Update inches closer to relaunch
<h4>Second Insider build with more fixes for 1809. Could third time be the charm?</h4> <p>Microsoft’s efforts to recover from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update debacle continued last night as a fresh build of the troubled operating system was emitted to Windows Insiders.…</p>
Last year, D-Link flubbed a router bug-fix, so it's back with total pwnage
<h4>Plain text password storage? Check. Directory traversal? Check. SOHOpeless? Check</h4> <p>Eight D-Link router variants are vulnerable to complete pwnage via a combination of security screwups, and only two are going to get patched.…</p>
Find these, er, appealing? UK.gov takes red pen to spy court rules, asks for Parliament's OK
<h4>New right to appeal findings of Investigatory Powers Tribunal</h4> <p>The British government has finally offered up its proposed changes to the way the UK's spy court operates – including the right to appeal its decisions – for approval by the country's Parliament.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Battling a multi-cloud deployment? Get our expert IT advice in this handy catch-up video
<h4>There are many mistakes you can make – learn how to avoid them from gurus</h4> <p><strong>Webcast</strong> For those of you who missed out on our live online broadcast on the the seven deadly sins of multi-cloud last week, fear not, a <a target="_blank" href="https://whitepapers.theregister.co.uk/paper/view/6778/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-multi-cloud">catch-up video is available now.</a>…</p>
Sure, Europe. Here's our Android suite without Search, Chrome apps. Now pay the Google tax
<h4>Ad giant to charge for key applications amid license shakeup and antitrust fine</h4> <p>In an effort to placate Europe's regulators furious at its anticompetitive tactics, Google has overhauled its Android licensing practices for the continent.…</p>
Party like it's 1989... SVGA code bug haunts VMware's house, lets guests flee to host OS
<h4>Malicious code in VMs can leap over ESXi, Workstation, Fusion hypervisor security</h4> <p>Get busy, VMware admins and users: the virtualisation virtuoso has patched a programming blunder in ESXi, Workstation Pro and Player, and Fusion and Fusion Pro products that can be exploited by malicious code to jump from guest OS to host machine.…</p>
The mysterious life of Luc Esape, bug fixer extraordinaire. His big secret? He's not human
<h4>Hiding under an assumed name to avoid discrimination, Repairnator is unmasked</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://github.com/lucesape">Luc Esape</a> leads a double life. The software engineer on the Spirals research team at the University of Lille in France goes by another name, Repairnator.…</p>
IBM talks 'emerging, high value segments' – so you know the Q3 numbers aren't great
<h4>Big Blue's $18.8bn revenue falls short of expectations</h4> <p>IBM saw its stock price take a hit Tuesday afternoon after the enterprise tech giant saw quarterly revenues miss the mark.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Tech hub blames tech: San Francisco fingers Uber, Lyft rides for its growing traffic headache
<h4>Nothing to do with lousy infrastructure, poor public transport, etc etc etc</h4> <p>As any San Francisco Bay Area resident knows traffic is bad and getting worse, but the city's officials think they have found the culprit: ride-hailing companies.…</p>
Thought Patch Tuesday was a load? You gotta check out this Oracle mega-advisory, then
<h4>And you'll definitely want to check out the libssh flaw</h4> <p>Oracle has released a wide-ranging security update to address more than 300 CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its various enterprise products.…</p>
GitHub grabs a piece of the Actions: 'A project that will do for software development what we did for the pull request'
<h4>Social code biz makes bid to turn workflows into code</h4> <p>At San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts on Tuesday, GitHub held its annual tech touting talk in a space that once housed the city's Exploratorium science show.…</p>
Huawei's Watch GT snubs Google for homegrown OS
<h4>Behold, a new Chinese platform?</h4> <p>Google's decision to shove Java everywhere it can may be as catastrophic as Microsoft's "Windows everywhere" from the 1990s.…</p>
Insult to injury: Malware menace soaks water-logged utility ravaged by Hurricane Florence
<h4>Storm-savaged waterworks having to rebuild from scratch</h4> <p>A water company in the US state of North Carolina already dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence will now have to juggle a complete database rebuild – thanks to a nasty ransomware infection.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Alphabet in the soup for keeping quiet about Google+ data leak bug
<h4>Investors sue over failure to 'fess up in financial filings</h4> <p>Google's parent has been hit with a lawsuit for failing to disclose to investors a bug – secretly fixed in March – that could have exposed half a million users' data.…</p>
Pixel 3 XL reveals innards festooned with glue and... Samsung?
<h4>Samsung-screened mobe not easily repaired, just like a Samsung</h4> <p>Teardown demon iFixit has pulled Google's shiny new flagship Pixel 3 phone to pieces, revealing more glue and glass than strictly necessary.…</p>
Dell Tech: We'll let shareholders vote on VMware deal in Q4
<h4>Icahn hardly believe it</h4> <p>Dell Technologies will ask shareholders to vote in calendar Q4 on the proposed changes in its relationship with VMware.…</p>
Huawei Mate 20 series: China's best phone, but a pricey proposition
<h4>A tale of Four Mates</h4> <p><strong>Hands On</strong> With its vast, formidable production machine roaring behind it, Huawei is giving itself two entries in the annual flagship race this year – the prize some other OEMs struggle to hit annually.…</p>
Arm doodles server, comms CPUs in public before they leak out in open-source code...
<h4>Data center blueprints get Neoverse brand, roadmap</h4> <p>Japanese chip designer Arm has lightly sketched out in public its future processor designs that are aimed at powering internet servers and infrastructure.…</p>
Get your popcorn ready: IBM's Q3 financial scoreboard is out tonight
<h4>'Mainframe revenue remains a key wild card' – analyst</h4> <p>IBM might be pinning its ambitions on emerging tech, but some corners of Wall Street will be looking closely at legacy hardware sales when Big Blue reports its third-quarter results later today.…</p>
Violin Systems gnaws off X-IO Technologies' storage arm
<h4>ISE ISE baby</h4> <p>Struggling all-flash array vendor Violin Systems has said it will buy X-IO Technologies' ISE storage line, picking up the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/12/dedupe_does_not_have_to_mean_high_compute/">tech</a> as well as customers and channel partners.…</p>
Google Cloud chief joins Saudi shindig exodus over journalist's worrying disappearance
<h4>Jamal Khashoggi: Oil-rich state is blushing but Western leaders aren't saying much</h4> <p>Google Cloud's gros fromage, Diane Greene, has pulled out of a Saudi Arabian summit following the disappearance of a writer who criticised the Saudi regime from the country's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.…</p>
There will be no escape once Twilio snaps up SendGrid in $2bn deal
<h4>A message to you, Rudy. Or a call. Or maybe an email?</h4> <p>Customer engagement outfit Twilio has confirmed its intent to snap up email marketing platform SendGrid in a deal worth around $2bn in stock.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
UK's National Cyber Security Centre gives itself big ol' pat on the back in annual review
<h4>Nixing 139k phishing sites is pretty good going to be fair</h4> <p>Despite companies "hanging up" when GCHQ rings them to say they've been hacked (true story), "the UK has avoided a category 1 [infosec incident]", according to National Cyber Security Centre chief Ciaran Martin.…</p>
IBM spits out one cloud manager to rule them all
<h4>Cross-platform? Sure, but there's still no place like home</h4> <p>IBM has trotted out tech it reckons will ease management of services over a variety of cloud infrastructures, including Microsoft and Amazon's as well its own.…</p>
Fed up with cloud giants ripping off its database, MongoDB forks new 'open-source license'
<h4>Paperwork demands code from internet goliaths</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> After Redis Labs relicensed the modules it developed to complement its open-source database, from AGPL to Apache v2.0 with a Commons Clause, the free-software community <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/23/redis_database_license_change/">expressed dismay</a>.…</p>
HP dangles subscription hardware at power users
<h4>Need SSD RAID, i9 or a GPU? Join our Z Club, says Inky</h4> <p>Microsoft's <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/15/microsoft_surface_in_the_pink/">Surface</a> has become a victim of its own success. This year’s iteration <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/03/microsoft_surface_kit/">reuses the same case</a>, maintaining compatibility with peripherals. Several PC rivals can boast better value in the premium professional segment with more interesting designs.…</p>
Amazon Prime Music turns the volume down a little too much
<h4>Users face hours without tunes as streaming service trips up mid-dance move</h4> <p>In a reminder of a golden age when we still had physical media, Amazon Music decided to pop on its headphones and chill out to some Harold Budd this morning, leaving users unable to access the streaming service.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Leaked memo: No internet until you clean your bathroom, Ecuador told Julian Assange
<h4>And we'll take your cat if you don't tidy up after it</h4> <p>Like a weary mother laying down the law, London's Ecuadorian embassy has slapped WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with a nine-page memo of house rules to follow if he wants to see the internet again under their roof.…</p>
Fujitsu: We love Microsoft Azure, we're training 10,000 bods on it
<h4>Er, one-tenth of the human capital AWS is throwing at its public cloud</h4> <p>Fujitsu may have <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/15/fujitsu_kills_the_k5_cloud_with_immediate_effect/">given up the ghost on its own K5 cloud</a>, but it is promising to throw a ton of human resources at selling and managing Microsoft Azure – its public cloud service of choice.…</p>
Emergency Services Network delays to cost public purse £1.1bn, Home Office reveals
<h4>Police forces have 'real anxieties' about incremental uptake, dodgy 4G coverage</h4> <p>The Home Office has admitted a three-year delay to the rollout of the UK’s new 4G Emergency Services Network will cost £1.1bn – but insisted it will still demonstrate value for money.…</p>
Open-source this, open-source that, and the end of the Windows 10 Creators Update
<h4>Minecraft? In The Reg? Call the Brigadier!</h4> <p>While the world may have been focused on the acid reflux of the Windows 10 October 2018 release, it wasn't the only news out of Redmond in the past 7 days. It's time for the Microsoft round-up.…</p>
Web browsers sharpen knives for TLS 1.0, 1.1, tell protocols to dig their own graves for 2019
<h4>IE, Edge, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, all planning to deprecate lousy old versions by 2020</h4> <p>Sysadmins and netizens, it's time to get serious about killing off old, buggy and insecure versions of Transport Layer Security (TLS) – the encryption used to secure connections to HTTPS websites like your bank, <i>El Reg</i>, and so on.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->

Wired News

The Mysterious Return of Years-Old APT1 Malware
Security researchers have discovered a new instance code associated with APT1, a notorious Chinese hacking group that disappeared in 2013.
A New Facebook Suit Makes ‘Pivot to Video’ Even More Myopic
A new lawsuit alleges that Facebook inflated its video viewership numbers more than previously reported, and then hid the mistake. And that has journalists steamed.
Ember's Temperature-Regulating Mug Just Keeps Getting Better
Crowdfunding projects often crash and burn. But Ember's heated travel mug just keeps improving.
Stunning Photos of Ordinary Life in Ukraine's Conflict Zone
The Donbass region has been convulsed by civil war since 2014, yet many residents refuse to evacuate.
Razer Blade Review (2018): A Cut Above
If you're a gamer, or a pro looking for a MacBook alternative, this is the laptop for you.
Helm Wants You to Control Your Own Data Again
Helm hopes to make running your own private, encrypted server easy for everyone.
I Ditched Google for Bing. Here's What I Found—and What I Didn't
I spent the last few months using Bing instead of Google for search. It's a whole new world, but not always for the better.
These New Tricks Can Outsmart Deepfake Videos—for Now
We'll soon find it hard to know with our own eyes if a video is real or generated by AI, but new algorithms are staying one or two steps ahead of the fakers.
The Real Heroine of 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Isn't Hope Van Dyne
It's actually someone whose name is far less known.
How McLaren Learned to Treat its Formula One Pit Crew Like Athletes
It started with stealth video recordings and ended with visual tracking goggles and orange nuts.
Jack Dorsey on Twitter's Role in Free Speech and Filter Bubbles
The Twitter CEO talks with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson about how the social media service is different today than 12 years ago.
Here's What Astronauts See When a Rocket Aborts Mid-Flight
Nick Hague, the NASA astronaut onboard the Soyuz rocket that failed after takeoff last week, recounts his experience inside the capsule.
Your Facebook Posts Can Reveal If You're Depressed
Researchers used people's Facebook data and their medical records to detect early symptoms of a mental health problem.
Paul Allen Thought Like a Hacker and Never Stopped Dreaming
The Microsoft cofounder, who left the company in 1983, died Monday at age 65 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
You Can Now Run Some Code Hosted on GitHub
GitHub Actions will allow developers to automate some tasks for managing their code.
Audi Brings Drift-Happy Driving to Its Electric E-tron SUV
The German automaker takes advantage of its all-electric powertrain to make the E-tron a delightfully drifty luxury SUV.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018): Specs, Price, Release Date
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite e-reader gets an update. You get more storage, better lighting, and still no Alexa.
Which Microsoft Surface Should I Buy? (2018)
We rounded up your options to help you decide which Microsoft PC suits your needs.
Netflix May Not Win a Best Picture Oscar, but We’ll Win Better Movies
After pushes into sci-fi and rom-coms, the streaming titan is throwing its considerable weight behind a spate of auteur-driven dramas.
Uber and Lyft Made Traffic Worse in San Francisco. But It’s Complicated
A new report concludes that Uber and Lyft were responsible for 51 percent of the daily vehicle delay hours in the city between 2010 and 2016, but there are a few big caveats.
Google’s CEO Says Tests of Censored Chinese Search Engine Turned Out Great
At WIRED's 25th anniversary festival, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company would be able to serve more than 99 percent of queries.
Jack Dorsey Has Problems With Twitter, Too
If you have issues with Twitter, you are in good company. Jack Dorsey does too.
How to Watch the WIRED25 Festival and Summit
Can’t be in San Francisco for our 25th anniversary bash? Here’s how you can join the fun, wherever you are.
Life-Saving Deliveries Will Get Drones Flying the Skies
It’s a lot easier for regulators to understand the need for new frameworks that allow innovations like drones, when every flight could potentially save a life.
Marc Benioff Wants to Tax Billionaires, Including Himself
The Salesforce CEO supports a tax on businesses such as his own to attack San Francisco's homelessness epidemic.
Susan Wojcicki Talks About the Challenge of Making YouTube a Better Place
At WIRED’s 25th anniversary event, Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, called the last eighteen months the platform’s “growing up years.”
Don’t Worry! The Future Is Going to Be Fine
Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun and Y Combinator president Sam Altman are bullish on nuclear fusion, flying cars, and AI.
Researchers Call for More Humanity in Artificial Intelligence
Stanford's Fei-Fei Li and Sinovation Ventures' Kai-Fu Lee say removing bias and aligning AI with humanity makes sense for companies, as well as nonprofits.
Female Founders Still Face Sexual Harassment From Investors
In a new survey, over 20 percent of respondents said they experienced one or more “inappropriate incidents” at the hands of investors.
Anand Giridharadas Delivers a Harsh Message to Rich Techie Philanthropists
Journalist Anand Giridharadas had a message for the rich techies in the audience at WIRED25: they’re “causing, by daylight, problems that they simply will never be able to undo by philanthropic moonlight.”

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