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Tanker seizure: Jeremy Hunt warns Iran against choosing 'dangerous path'
The foreign secretary expresses his "extreme disappointment" in a call to his Iranian counterpart.
Ministers pledge to end 'poor doors' in new build housing
The government says separate entrances "stigmatise" social housing tenants in new developments.
Emanuela Orlandi case: Vatican attempts new search to solve mystery
Two burial chambers are being examined in the search for a teenager, missing since 1983.
Gloria De Piero: Labour MP quits as shadow justice minister
Labour's Gloria De Piero, who opposes a second EU referendum, says she has received online abuse.
Police hunt two men after gas released on Tube at Oxford Circus
Passengers were left coughing and short of breath following exposure on the morning Tube train.
Learner driver took 21 practical tests in a year, DVSA data shows
Official data reveals the highest number of practical tests taken by learners in a year.
Tornado causes damage in Greater Manchester and Cheshire
The wind and rain caused havoc near Manchester Airport and the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park.
Kyoto Animation fire: Suspect 'spotted in area' days before
The man suspected of a deadly arson attack in Kyoto may have visited the site before, reports say.
Labour wants to end outsourcing of council services
Bin collections, cleaning and school dinners could be taken back in-house under the party's plans.
Hong Kong protests: Police probe link of huge explosives haul
The find came ahead of a weekend of marches by both pro- and anti- China demonstrators in Hong Kong.
HS2: High-speed line cost 'could rise by £30bn'
The boss of the new high-speed rail link has reportedly warned the project will exceed its £56bn budget.
US migrant crisis: Family divided while waiting for asylum
Changes to US immigration policy have left some families divided and waiting in Mexico for their asylum cases to be heard.
Driving lessons: 'I wrote off my instructor's car'
For some learners it can take many attempts before they are allowed out on the roads by themselves.
#cheerupcharlie: West End rallies round boy bullied for musicals love
The hashtag #cheerupcharlie was trending on Twitter after a post from the nine-year-old's teacher.
A lost archive of LA crime scenes
Unseen for up to 80 years, this trove of crime scene photos blurs the line between evidence and art.
Felixstowe artist paints naked women to empower them
Women who have been through traumatic experiences are posing for nude portraits for the artist.
Venice fines tourists: Germans punished for making coffee near bridge
The backpackers were fined €950 (£853) and asked to leave the city under a new public order law.
Real-life Spider-Man escapes fire by climbing down Philadelphia high-rise
The unidentified man was unharmed, but four others were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.
Algae bio-curtains: Architects' radical solution to capture carbon
Scientists and architects in London have developed 'bio-curtains' to act as an alternative to urban trees.
Conductor Karina Canellakis makes Proms history with stirring First Night
The US musician becomes the first woman to conduct the First Night of the BBC Proms.
Week in pictures: 13-19 July 2019
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
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Five holiday destinations where the pound still goes far
The pound may be falling, but there are still plenty of places it goes a long way. We look at five.
Ed Sheeran's No. 5 Collaborations Project: The album you might not know about
Released in 2011, we look back at Ed Sheeran's rap and grime EP the No. 5 Collaborations Project.
Swapping a prison cell for a festival stage
Ex-inmates perform at Latitude Festival as part of the UK's first record label for prisoners.
Would you pay less tax if you lived abroad?
The country you live in plays a big part in how much tax is deducted from your wages
Sudan crisis: The ruthless mercenaries who run the country for gold
Accused of widespread abuses, the Rapid Support Forces sprang from "Janjaweed" militias linked to genocide in Darfur.
Richard Oland: A millionaire, a murder and a mystery killer
When he was found in a pool of blood, Richard Oland was worth tens of millions of dollars. But who killed him and why?
Women's Ashes: Ellyse Perry clean bowls Tammy Beaumont
England's reply to Australia's first innings total of 420-8 gets off to a terrible start as Tammy Beaumont is clean bowled by "golden girl" Ellyse Perry.
The Open 2019: 'You little beauty' - Graeme McDowell hits brilliant approach to seal 68
Graeme McDowell hits an approach shot on the 18th to within a couple of feet to set up a birdie at Royal Portrush.
World Diving Championships: Tom Daley - String of bad dives cost GB star
British diver Tom Daley surrenders his World championship crown after finishing seventh in the 10m platform final in South Korea.
How Apollo 11 brought humanity together
An endeavour which was born out of conflict ended by bringing the entire world together, at least for a moment.
The final 13 minutes before the Moon landing
The minutes before landing were tense, as fuel was feared to be low and connections were lost between the lunar module and mission control.
Neil Armstrong's son talks about the Moon landing
Mark Armstrong talks about his father, and the first ever Moon landing 50 years ago.
Where were you when man first landed on the Moon?
Fifty years on, the 03:56 AM TV moment that was out of this world.
How safe are electric scooters?
A TV presenter is thought to be the first person to die in an accident involving an electric scooter in the UK. How safe are they?
Anti-manspreading chair designer receives 'backlash'
Student Laila Laurel won an award for her design, intended to make men sit with their legs together.
Lucy McHugh: How a Facebook password trapped a killer
A murder suspect was kept in custody while police conducted one of the UK's "largest-ever" searches.
Harlech street takes record as steepest in the world
Guinness World Records says the Harlech street has beaten the previous record holder in New Zealand.
And the most-played song on UK radio is... Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
It's a song from 2006, by a band from Northern Ireland formed in Dundee.
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Brussels changes its mind AGAIN on .EU domains: Euro citizens in post-Brexit Britain can keep them after all
<h4>Your periodic reminder that there was maybe a reason so many people voted to leave</h4> <p>The European Commission has, yet again, changed its position on who can have a .eu domain after Brexit.…</p>
British ISPs throw in the towel, give up sending out toothless copyright infringement warnings
<h4>What a waste of time and money that was</h4> <p>Creative Content UK, the organization that terrified British internet users by requiring ISPs to send out emails with accusations of copyright infringement, has decided to drop this questionable practice.…</p>
In the cooler for the next three years: Hacker of iCloud accounts used by athletes and rappers
<h4>Phishing led to shopping spree with victims' credit cards</h4> <p>A man from the US state of Georgia who <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga/pr/georgia-man-pleads-guilty-hacking-apple-accounts-professional-athletes-and-musicians">pleaded guilty</a> in March to breaking into the Apple iCloud accounts of sports and entertainment figures was <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga/pr/georgia-man-who-hacked-professional-athletes-and-musicians-sentenced-prison">sentenced on Thursday</a> to three years and one month in federal prison – and ordered to pay almost $700,000 in restitution.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Enjoying that 25Mbps internet speed, America? Oh, it's just 6Mbps? And you're unhappy? Can't imagine why
<h4>Internet testers went down to Georgia and found a fraud</h4> <p><strong>Comment</strong> American internet users are, seemingly, getting a quarter of the internet speed they are paying for.…</p>
When Harry met celly: NSA hoarder thrown in the clink for 9 years – after taking classified work home for decades
<h4>Contractor Martin sentenced for squirreling away 50TB of hush-hush files, exploits</h4> <p>An ex-NSA contractor who admitted stashing some 50TB of secret US government documents and exploit code at his home was today sentenced to nine years behind bars.…</p>
Literally braking news: Two people hurt as not one but two self-driving space-age buses go awry
<h4>One hit by robo-ride, another injured in US, Austrian trials</h4> <p>Two driverless vehicle trials were temporarily halted this week after self-driving mini-buses encountered obstacles – or think they did – resulting in minor injuries to a rider and a pedestrian.…</p>
All very MoD-ern: RAF test pilot headed into space with Virgin, £30m small sat demo project
<h4>Defence ministry gets with the Apollo vibes</h4> <p><strong>Roundup</strong> As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission, the UK's Ministry of Defence has gone a bit wacky – not only does it have fresh space plans, but it also wants to strap laser zappers to stuff too.…</p>
You'll never guess what US mad lads Throwflame have strapped to a drone (clue: it does exactly what it says on the tin)
<h4>America. Fsck yeah</h4> <p>US firm Throwflame is selling – you guessed it – a flamethrower attachment for drones.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
France seeks science-fiction writers to help futureproof its military against science-fact
<h4>'Aliens'</h4> <p>The French army has said it is looking to recruit four or five sci-fi writers and futurologists to staff a "Red Team" that predicts future threats and how to disrupt or defend against them.…</p>
Israel's NSO Group: Our malware? Slurp your cloud backups plus phone data? They've misunderstood
<h4>After report claimed its sales pitches boasted of doing that</h4> <p>Israeli spyware firm NSO Group has denied it developed malware that can steal user data from cloud services run by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.…</p>
UK.gov drives ever further into Nocluesville, crowdsources how to solve digital identity
<h4>Look, we're all of out ideas!</h4> <p>Fresh out of ideas on how to crack the problem of digital identity, the UK government has put out a consultation asking what the hell it should do next.…</p>
Echelon gets the upper hand: Scores final nod for 100MW bit barn campus in Arklow, Ireland
<h4>Appeal from competitor who fought Apple application fails to stop project</h4> <p>Recently established data centre developer Echelon has received permission to build a massive bit barn campus in County Wicklow, Ireland.…</p>
Estate agent dodges GDPR-sized bullet after exposing 18,610 folks' data for two years
<h4>Fined £80,000 under Data Protection Act – could have been a lot more under new EU rules</h4> <p>A London estate agent has been fined £80,000 for losing thousands of clients' personal data when it was handed over to a third party.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
You totally need VMs to do AI, nods VMware as Bitfusion dissolves in its vSphere of influence
<h4>Virty GPU upstart joins the fold</h4> <p>Crusty old VMware is attempting to keep up with the youngsters by acquiring Bitfusion, a startup that claims to enable machine learning on any VM via the magic of network-attached GPUs.…</p>
Your biz won't be hacked by a super-leet exploit. It'll be Bob in sales opening a dodgy email
<h4>Or Sam connecting a vulnerable dev box to production. Here's your gentle guide to risks and threats menacing your IT</h4> <p><strong>Backgrounder</strong> The good news for enterprise security is that the number of reported cyberattacks is going down, in the UK at least.…</p>
Excluding Huawei from UK's 5G will harm security, MPs warn
<h4>A decision must be made as a 'matter of urgency', says Intelligence and Security Committee</h4> <p>Excluding Huawei from the UK's 5G network infrastructure would harm resilience and "lower security standards", the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) warned today.…</p>
BT staffers fear new mums could be hit disproportionately by car allowance change
<h4>People Framework strikes again: 'Employees feel worse off and demoted'</h4> <p>A number of female staff at BT that take maternity leave could be disproportionately affected by plans to remove car allowances from certain employees.…</p>
Apollo 11 @ 50: The long shadow of the flag
<h4>1969 and all that, or why NASA shouldn't be all about lunar footprints</h4> <p>Tomorrow it will be a full 50 years since humans first set foot on the Moon, and nearly 50 years since the annual hand-wringing began over why none have gone back after Apollo 17.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
2025: HELLO? WHAT? I CAN'T HEAR YOU, I'M ON THE TUBE. FULL 4G NOW. NAH, IT'S CRAP
<h4>Transport for London missed the train for 2019 deadline</h4> <p>Transport for London is to trial 4G services on the eastern half of the Jubilee line, and is looking to work with a firm that wants to run a Underground-wide network by the mid-2020s.…</p>
Guess who reserved their seat on the first Moon flight? My mum, that's who
<h4>Of course the ticket's real: it says 'Pan Am' at the top, doesn't it?</h4> <p><strong>Something for the Weekend, Sir?</strong> My mother won a ticket to the Moon.…</p>
UK government buys off Serco lawsuit with £10m bung. Whew. Now Capita can start running fire and rescue
<h4>Makes you proud to be British</h4> <p>The Ministry of Defence has slipped £10m of British taxpayers' money into Serco's back pocket to settle a legal challenge over the award of a £525m Fire and Rescue services contract to rival outsourcer Capita.…</p>
What else can we add to UK.gov's tech project bonfire? Oh yeah, 5G
<h4>Watchdog casts doubt on testbeds and trials scheme</h4> <p>The UK's £217m 5G testbed trials have already hit a major speed bump due to a lack of available equipment, according to an official report.…</p>
Operation Desert Sh!tstorm: Routine test shoots down military's top-secret internets
<h4>How our sysadmin learned to fear vSphere</h4> <p><strong>On Call</strong> Welcome to Friday. The weekend is almost upon us so put down that bacon sarnie and pick up today's On Call, <i>The Register</i>'s weekly column of tales from the tipping point.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
2015 database hack is the terrible gift that keeps giving for Slack: Tens of thousands of passwords now reset
<h4>Yak app still cleaning up after four-year-old cyber-break-in</h4> <p>Slack says a 2015 database theft is to blame for a large-scale reset of stolen passwords.…</p>
Don't miss out: Learn essential AI skills from dozens of top-notch speakers, sessions and workshops at this year's MCubed conference
<h4>Get your early-bird tickets for talks ranging from technical deep-dives to advice on ethics and the law</h4> <p><strong>Event</strong> Your early experiments in machine learning or AI can be tough. Getting them to work in production will be tougher still.…</p>
Incognito mode won't stop smut sites sharing your pervy preferences with Facebook, Google and, er, Oracle
<h4>93% of onanistic orgs tracking you despite battened-down browsing</h4> <p>Google, Facebook, and, surprisingly, Oracle are among the top ten third-party companies that frequently track your personal sexual interests every time you watch porn, according to new research.…</p>
Arrested development: Cops dump Amazon's facial-recognition API after struggling to make the thing work properly
<h4>15 months of wrangling and Orlando couldn't even begin testing AI cloud tech for population surveillance</h4> <p>Orlando cops have given up using Amazon’s controversial cloud-based facial recognition to monitor CCTV cameras dotted around the Florida city – after a nightmare year of technical breakdowns.…</p>
Cloud makes it rain for Microsoft: IT giant turns green with Azure, cash poured all over investors
<h4>Record revenue reaches Redmond, the result of a booming as-a-service business</h4> <p>Microsoft on Thursday <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor/earnings/FY-2019-Q4/press-release-webcast">reported</a> record revenue for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2019 and for its full fiscal year, predictably pushing its stock higher in after-hours trading.…</p>
The pro-privacy Browser Act has re-appeared in US Congress. But why does everyone except right-wing trolls hate it?
<h4>Martha Blackburn's bill is everything wrong with 2019 in 13 pages</h4> <p><strong>Comment</strong> A bi-partisan law bill that promises to give internet users far greater control over their privacy made another appearance in US Congress on Thursday.…</p>
It's never good when 'Magecart' and 'bulletproof' appear in the same sentence, but here we are
<h4>Ukrainian civil war a bonanza for dodgy malware hosting firms</h4> <p>A growing crop of so-called bulletproof hosting companies are using the ongoing civil war in Ukraine to host Magecart malware without fear of the police coming knocking.…</p>
npm uninstall co-founder --global: Laurie Voss rides off into the sunset waving goodbye
<h4>Co-founder and chief data officer at NPM Inc, moves on</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> Laurie Voss, the co-founder and chief data officer of widely used JavaScript package registry NPM Inc, today <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.npmjs.org/post/186378984340/a-new-chapter-for-npm">announced</a> in a blog post that he left the company on July 1.…</p>
We don't mean to poo-poo this, but... The Internet of S**t has literally arrived thanks to Pampers smart diapers
<h4>You can monitor your child – and their bowels – 24 hours a day! Which is… great?</h4> <p>What's that unpleasant whiff? No, it's not little Johnny's sticky bowel movement but the new "smart diaper" containing his special effort.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
We need citizen devs, cries Microsoft – but pricey new licensing plans for PowerApps might put paid to that
<h4>'Empowering' if you've got $$$</h4> <p>Microsoft introduced new licensing plans for its PowerApps platform at the Inspire partner conference this week to accommodate the increasing capabilities available.…</p>
Soon Google will have more bit barns in Texas than you can shake a stick at: Second facility planned for Ellis County
<h4>'Alamo Mission LLC' to splash $600m on city of Red Oak</h4> <p>Google has identified a parcel of land for its second bit barn in Ellis County, Texas, even though the first one is still months away from completion.…</p>
DRAM, is it cold in here? Semiconductor market expected to shrink 12% in 2019
<h4>Device numbers growing, but manufacturers are using fewer/cheaper chips per device</h4> <p>With average prices for semiconductor components going down dramatically in 2019, especially <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/26/dram_drops_dramatically/">DRAM and NAND</a>, major chipmakers have been forced to reduce their production output. As a result, the silicon market is expected to shrink by 12 per cent year-on-year.…</p>
Bulgaria hack: 20-year-old infosec whizz cuffed after 'adult population's' finance deets nicked
<h4>Bosses stick up for suspect, claim he's being framed for pinching 5m folks' data</h4> <p>A 20-year-old infosec bod has been arrested in Bulgaria after most of the country's population had their personal and financial details stolen.…</p>
Hip and modern IBM can't beat legacy kit and services IBM: That's four consecutive quarters of revenue decline now
<h4>8% cloud biz growth in 12 months. Where is Red Hat when you need it?</h4> <p>IBM notched up its fourth straight quarter of revenue decline as the areas it deems strategic – hybrid cloud, AI and blockchain – couldn't paper over cracks in the legacy operations of big iron and outsourcing.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Big fat doubt hovers over UK.gov's Making Tax Digital, customs declaration IT projects
<h4>Plus: Delivery on 9 more projects at 'major risk'</h4> <p>A raft of major government IT projects are in serious trouble, including flagship programmes such as HMRC's Making Tax Digital and its Customs Declaration Service.…</p>
Those facial recognition trials in the UK? They should be banned, warns Parliamentary committee
<h4>Latest call to halt creepy tech likely to fall on deaf ears</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> The UK government should slap a "moratorium on the current use of facial recognition technology, with "no further trials" until there is legal framework in place, a Parliamentary committee has warned today.…</p>
Qualcomm fined €242m over 'predatory pricing' that helped to knock off British competitor Icera
<h4>Too late for chip flinger, but a win for the EU taxpayer</h4> <p>The European Commission has issued American chip maker Qualcomm with a hefty €242m fine for anti-competitive practices.…</p>
Japan and Greece collide as Toshiba's storage biz spinoff reborn as Kioxia
<h4>Kioku (memory) + axia (value) = $$$</h4> <p><strong>Logowatch</strong> Toshiba Memory Corporation has <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190717005856/en/Toshiba-Memory-Rebrand-%E2%80%9CKioxia%E2%80%9D-October">emerged, reborn,</a> from the depths of the strategy boutique, as Kioxia.…</p>
Microsoft demos end-to-end voting verification system ElectionGuard, code will be on GitHub
<h4>'Defending democracy' initiative to resist nation-state attacks</h4> <p>Microsoft has demonstrated its ElectionGuard electronic vote system at the Aspen Security Forum under way in Colorado and warned that nearly 10,000 of its customers have been targeted by nation-state attacks.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
'Member Ke3chang? They're still at it, you know. Euro diplomats targeted by 'China-based' hacker crew
<h4>Click your mouse three times... there's no place like a back door to your machine - ESET</h4> <p>An old-school shadowy malware group believed to operate out of China has been targeting diplomats with what infosec researchers say is a previously undocumented backdoor.…</p>
Red flag: Verify to be marked 'undeliverable' by gov projects watchdog
<h4>*Digital identity crisis intensifies*</h4> <p><strong>Exclusive</strong> The UK government's troubled £154m digital identity project Verify is to be flagged red by Whitehall's major projects watchdog, meaning delivery looks unachievable - according to sources.…</p>
Elon Musk's new idea is to hook your noggin up to an AI – but is he just insane about the brain?
<h4>We ask top boffins if the plan is good enough for skull drilling</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> Silicon Valley bad boy Elon Musk's grand plan to build brain-machine interfaces to "achieve a symbiosis with artificial intelligence" is obviously more science fiction than fact at the moment.…</p>
Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again
<h4>Redmond engineer hints at taking super-lang for a spin</h4> <p>Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) is waxing lyrical about the risks inherent in C and C++ coding, arguing it may be time to dump "unsafe legacy languages" and shift to more modern, safer ones.…</p>
Banks bid legacy tech farewell as they sail to the cloud – but now all that infrastructure is in hands of the big three
<h4>MPs hear how financial services are trying to improve stability in wake of TSB's meltdown</h4> <p>Shifting financial services to the public cloud risks creating an over-reliance on the "dominant" service providers, banking heads told MPs yesterday during an inquiry into IT outages in the sector.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Dutch cops collar fella accused of crafting and flogging Office macro nasties to cyber-crooks
<h4>Accused bloke cuffed after plod swoop on home</h4> <p>A 20-year-old man from the Netherlands accused of building and selling Office macro malware was arrested Wednesday.…</p>
Fresh stalkerware crop pops up on Google's Android Play Store, swiftly yanked offline
<h4>130,000 have already downloaded creepware</h4> <p>Seven new stalkerware apps have been spotted for sale on the Android Play Store, despite Google's policy against the invasive monitoring tools.…</p>
Don't give it away, give it away, give it away now, bot busting biz tells reCAPTCHA data serfs
<h4>Instead of enriching Google, try making a market for click work</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> Internet companies depend on free labor. Companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google rely upon content creators who give their work away for the sake of platform participation or perhaps naive altruism.…</p>

Wired News

Browser Extensions Scraped Data From Millions of People
Slack passwords, NSO spyware, and more of the week's top security news.
Are Humans the Meanest Species in the Universe?
Melinda Snodgrass' novel *The High Ground* examines human cruelty in an alien first-contact scenario.
Sony RX 100 VI Review: It Does What Your Phone Camera Can't
It's small, lightweight, and has an impressive zoom. But that comes with a hefty price tag.
How Formula E Racing Makes Electric Cars Faster, Smarter, Funner
For automakers like BMW, Audi, and Jaguar, making EVs for the track is a natural way to hone EVs for the streets.
Space Photos of the Week: This Apollo Went to 11
The space race was the ultimate demonstration of US prowess. There was more to it than winning, though.
'Game of Thrones' Goes on a Victory Lap—and an Apology Tour
The show's farewell panel at Comic-Con was a one-sided goodbye.
The App Creeping on Your IG Location, Jakarta’s Insurance Crisis, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
Netflix’s 'The Witcher' Makes a Play to Be the Next 'Game of Thrones'
The streaming service might have the new fantasy crossover hit.
Amazon Warns Customers: Those Supplements Might Be Fake
The company confirmed that it had notified users earlier this week that the Align supplements they purchased were likely counterfeits.
Gadget Lab Podcast: Twitter’s Major Design Overhaul
Twitter has launched its first major redesign in several years. The question is whether it’s enough to make a dent in the hate and harassment.
This App Lets Your Instagram Followers Track Your Location
By aggregating data from geotagged posts and stories, Who's in Town can paint a detailed picture of the habits and haunts of anyone with a Instagram account.
Marvel's Games Are Starting to Feel a Lot Like Its Movies
They're not all telling the same story, but they're telling their own stories *consistently*—a recipe for a new kind of success.
'Fallout 76' Desperately Needs to Test-Play Its Patches More
This week's game news: update troubles for 'Fallout 76,' Nintendo Switch's possessed joysticks, and the bizarre trailer for 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.'
Congress Is Pissed at Facebook and the FTC
But lawmakers appear too divided still to do anything meaningful about it.
The Incredible Tech Behind This Year's Tour de France Bikes
To win the Tour, teams need three completely different rides: the Aero, the Climber, and the Time-Trial.
So Long, You Weird, Space-Time-Defying 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
A hanging story-chad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's kept TV weird. Now it's finally ending.
The Sea Is Consuming Jakarta, and Its People Aren't Insured
What happens when your city is sinking and flooding and you don't have insurance?
The Air Force's New Rescue Chopper Flies Farther Than Ever
Sikorsky's Combat Rescue Helicopter trades the missiles and rockets for extra fuel capacity and room for more wounded warriors.
The Best Things at Comic-Con Aren't at Comic-Con
Some of the coolest panels don't happen in the convention center.
Comic-Con Trailers: 'It Chapter 2,' 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and 'His Dark Materials'
Two sequels and a new version of a classic book trilogy all drop during the convention's first day.
How It Feels to Drive—and Crash—the First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette
Car buffs have waited decades for Chevy's new Corvette Stingray, with its relocated engine. WIRED got to test the beast in a simulator GM used to help build it.
The 'Cats' Trailer: A Feline Anatomy Expert Reacts
The 'Cats' trailer features Jennifer Hudson and Taylor Swift dressed up as singing cats. A veterinarian tells WIRED what they actually got right.
The FaceApp Privacy Panic, a Mysterious Satellite Outage, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
While Washington Talks Antitrust, Europe Takes Action
The European Commission fined chipmaker Qualcomm €242 million for luring Chinese phone makers with low prices, forcing a British rival out of the market.
Where Do Supermassive Black Holes Come From?
Born shortly after the Big Bang, these cosmic monsters have perplexed astronomers for years. A new study may shed light on their origins.
The Truth About Trump’s Love-Hate Relationship With Big Tech
The president and social media companies pantomime conflict while quietly helping each other.
Depth of Field: The Hollow Poetry of the Eric Garner Decision
The force of Drew Angerer's photo is in what it names: It tells us what the US Department of Justice did about Eric Garner's death.
Europe’s Galileo Satellite Outage Serves as a Warning
The dramatic EU Galileo incident underscores the threat of satellite timing and navigation system failures.
Disney’s New ‘Lion King’ Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema
Director Jon Favreau shot the remake of the animated classic inside virtual reality. He doesn't know what to call the result, but it looks like a real movie.
'Thor 4' Is Coming—and Taika Waititi Is Directing
Chris Hemsworth will reportedly return for the new movie.

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