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Mercedes-Benz's $2.8 Million Project One Hypercar Gets Huge Power From a Tiny Engine

The engineering lift behind the mysterious Project One.

Cord-Cutting Still Doesn't Beat the Cable Bundle

Cord-cutting is not cheap or easy, and there's not much hope of improvement on either front any time soon.

Wow, 'Terminator 2' in 3-D Is a Bad Idea

Twenty-six years later, the ultimate action flick is back in multiplexes—but did it need to be baaaaack?

The Most Extreme Way to Watch the Eclipse? Chase It in a Jet

Some eclipse aficionados are skipping the traffic and meeting the eclipse more or less half way—from the air.

Heading Back to School? Download These Study Apps for Android and iOS

These great apps can help keep you on track in school.

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Power Electric Cars of the Future

With car manufacturers and technology companies making more battery-powered devices, lithium is becoming an ever-more precious metal.

Bang & Olufsen's Beosound Shape Speakers Create a Beautiful Wall of Sound

The BeoSound Shape is assembled from three flavors of hexagonal tiles, all of them covered in pretty fabric.

Trump Administration Elevates US Cyber Command

By elevating Cyber Command, the Trump administration signals just how important cyber warfare has become.

Space Photos of the Week: Neighboring Galaxies Got a Star Factory Going

A jellyfish galaxy with a supermassive black hole, Jupiter's many clouds, and stunning views of Titan this week in space.

Yes, Expose the Neo-Nazis. Then Recruit Them Back to Humanity

Opinion: White supremacists should be stopped with education, not doxxing.

Bacteria May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution

If DNA repair makes useful mutations more likely, it could accelerate cells' adaptations to harsh environments.

"Change is Good" Book Excerpt: WIRED Cofounder Louis Rossetto's New Novel Parties Like It's 1998

WIRED cofounder Louis Rossetto has written a novel that captures the optimism, greed, fervor, and madness of the dotcom era. An excerpt.

Explore the Moon Using Augmented Reality

The sun's getting a lot of the spotlight these days. It's time to give the moon its due.

Does the Star Wars Franchise Really Need an Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie?

The next Star Wars anthology movie will reportedly focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi. That's cool, but isn't it time for a film about a less well-known character?

Guntherwerks Revamps Porsche 993s for Just $525,000

A full revamp of a beloved car, from the engine to the headlights.

What a Solar Eclipse Taught Me About Love

Before social media, moments experienced collectively were very different—and maybe even better—but they still created connections.

Breaking Down the HBO Hacks: From Game of Thrones To a Twitter Takeover

Four separate security incidents, including _Game of Thrones_ leaks, have turned HBO's August into a case study of hack attacks.

White Supremacy Isn't a Philosophy, It's a Filter

To view the world through a supremacist lens is to live in the complicity of false equivalences, to willfully color malice as virtue.

Review: Essential Phone

Think of Essential's flagship phone as the anti iPhone.

Essential 360˚ Camera: Hands-On First Impressions

This add-on for the Essential phone shoots spherical photos, and demonstrates the company's magnetic accessory dock.

The Overlooked Heroes Who Lead Climbers Up Everest

Meet the Sherpas, porters and other workers of the tallest mountain in the world.

What a Border Collie Taught a Linguist About Language

The whistles that a shepherd uses to command her dog sound a whole lot like human language.

Get Ready to Robo-Rumble With This Giant Fightin' MegaBot Mech

Sixteen feet tall. Twelve tons of steel. Tank treads for feet, and an interchangeable arsenal. It's MegaBot time!

FCC Pledges Openness -- Just Don't Ask To See Complaints

Agency shielding complaints about internet providers, analysis of website outage

Crispr Fans Dream of a Populist Future for Gene Editing

Over two days in Berkeley, scientists, CEOs, farmers, conservationists, and citizens gathered to talk about the promise and peril of Crispr.

*Sonic Mania* Review: Sega Makes Sonic Super Again By Trusting the Hits

It's the best Sonic in years. Maybe ever.

Review: Miggö Pictar One iPhone Camera Grip

A $100 accessory that aims to improve your iPhoneography.

Trick Out Your Dorm With Cool Gear Even Students Can Afford

Upgrade your dorm with a Roku Express, Aeropress, smart light bulbs, and more without going broke.

Doxing Is a Perilous Form of Justice—Even When It's Outing Nazis

While the extreme right and the far left use different logic to justify their actions, the end result is often the same.

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on Free Speech, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet Addiction.

Watch London Crossrail Workers Install 54 Escalators in 2 Minutes

A look inside the latest stage of London's Crossrail project.

When Government Rules by Software, Citizens Are Left in the Dark

Agencies decline to release information about algorithms used for criminal justice, social welfare, and education.

NASA's Rocket to Nowhere Finally Has a Destination

With a lunar orbit mission on the docket, NASA's contractors for the Space Launch System continue testing with new focus.

Cloudflare Pulls Support For The Daily Stormer, a White Supremacist Site

Cloudflare pulls the plug on a white supremacist site, after years of declaring neutrality.

The Artist Who Made Zuckerberg Out of Poop Has a New Muse: Elon Musk

You've noticed Katsu's work before—now, the street artist has a new target for his satirical treatment.

A Deep Flaw in Your Car Lets Hackers Shut Down Safety Features

A new wrinkle in auto-hacking research points to a fundamental vulnerability in the CAN protocol cars' innards use to communicate.

A Deep Flaw in Cars' Guts Lets Hackers Shut Down Safety Features

A new wrinkle in auto-hacking research points to a fundamental vulnerability in the CAN protocol cars' innards use to communicate.

Nokia's New Phone Ushers In the Unfortunate Era of the 'Bothie'

You like taking selfies and regular photos. Get you a phone that can do both... at the same time.

Plankton 'Mucus Houses' Could Pull Microplastics From the Sea

A larvacean can capture tiny floating bits of plastic, enabling the pinkie-sized critter to eliminate the plastic as waste that falls to the seafloor.

Ditch That Landline and Use Google Home Instead

Now you can call any person or business from your Google Home, like the world's smartest speakerphone.

What Is the 'Alt-Left'? For Starters, Not a Thing

Stop trying to make fetch happen.

Nikola's $35,000 Zero Electric UTV Offers More Torque Than a Tank

Plus more power than a Mustang GT.

How Solar Eclipses Illuminate the Marvel of Science

Opinion: Solar eclipses helped foster early scientific discoveries. What will the next one bring?

This Stress-Free Fish Tank Lets Plants Do the Cleaning

Startup Back to the Roots makes a self-cleaning, plant-growing aquaponic fish tank.

My Instagram Hacker Changed My Life

An Instagram hacker from my Iranian homeland stole my account. Then, against all odds, we became friends.

Google Culture Should Stay Open

A veteran of Google's communications team argues for preserving the famous Google culture of debate—even after a controversial firing.

Uber Can't Keep Driving Itself

Without a CEO, COO, CMO, or CFO, Uber can't grow. The company needs to hire someone, and do it soon—or risk dimming its future prospects.

Why Bill Joy Is Investing in Solid-State Batteries

Bill Joy, the green-tech guru who co-founded Sun Microsystems, is backing an energy storage breakthrough that could power the future.

The Solar Eclipse Is Coming—Here's Exactly When It'll Happen

In advance of next week's solar eclipse, Stephen Wolfram explains how many millennia of computation have led us exactly to this point.

Everybody Chill: Robots Won't Take All Our Jobs

Everyone thinks automation will take all our jobs. The evidence disagrees.