Gadget Lab Podcast: Flickr Cofounder Caterina Fake Weighs In On Big Tech

Those are the conversations we’ve been having for the past 15 to 20 years about technology.” But that narrative in tech is evolving, Fake tells WIRED on this week’s Gadget Lab podcast, from one of ideation, optimism, and changing the world to a stark reality in which technology can do as much harm as good.

How Google Influences the Conversation in Washington

How Google Influences the Conversation in Washington

In a statement, An, the Google lobbyist, said he has no knowledge “of the author who goes by The Real DC.” Yelp vice president of public policy Luther Lowe denied any connection to the video or tweet.

How to Keep Parents From Fleeing STEM Careers

How to Keep Parents From Fleeing STEM Careers

“For professionals like these it typically costs the company between 1 to 1.5 times their annual salary to be able to replace that person and train a new person.” At that point, she argues it is far more cost-effective for companies to pay for policies that would support these families, things like paid family leave, flexible work hours, and subsidized child care.

Watch Samsung Unveil Its Next Galaxy Smartphones

Watch Samsung Unveil Its Next Galaxy Smartphones

Watch Samsung Unveil Its Next Galaxy Smartphones Joan Cros/NurPhoto/Getty Images If you’ve been following tech news over the past several weeks, then you’re probably already up to speed on what Samsung’s planning to announce at its Galaxy Unpacked event today.

Watching Our Weight Could Be Killing Us

Watching Our Weight Could Be Killing Us

The work of the antidiet crowd asks anyone touched by diet culture to entertain the possibility that body weight doesn’t, in itself, cause health issues.

We Can Still Avoid a Repeat of Last Year's Deadly Flu Season

We Can Still Avoid a Repeat of Last Year's Deadly Flu Season

Getty Images As flu season nears its annual peak, between eight and nine and a half million people in the US have already been sickened by various strains of the respiratory virus, according to new estimates released Friday by federal health officials.

A New Disease Is Testing Us for the Next Global Epidemic

A New Disease Is Testing Us for the Next Global Epidemic

But it highlights how much variation there can be in what front-line physicians know about any new disease.“With any emerging infection, one of the problems we face is getting communication out to the physicians who might be seeing these cases,” says Priya Duggal, a genetic epidemiologist and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who, since the first outbreak in 2014, has been running a study of AFM victims and their families, with several colleagues.

If You Hate Traffic, Curb Your Love for Online Shopping

If You Hate Traffic, Curb Your Love for Online Shopping

The efficiency of the delivery depends on a whole host of factors, like the density of where you live, whether trucks stopping in your neighborhood have places to pull over out of traffic, and how many people near you are also ordering products.

Pandora's Podcast Genome Project Wants to Find Your Next Favorite Show

Pandora's Podcast Genome Project Wants to Find Your Next Favorite Show

“Machines can actually determine content, determine intent, there’s many more things they can determine about a podcast than they can about a song.”As with the Music Genome Project, humans provide both guidance and a backstop for algorithmic choices.

RIP Stan Lee: What 20 Years of Lunches With the Comics Legend Taught Me

RIP Stan Lee: What 20 Years of Lunches With the Comics Legend Taught Me

He also loved to leave the office at about 5:30 pm with the sole purpose of heading home to spend time with his wife, Joan, who passed away last summer.Lunches were one thing, and Stan could justify that as “business”—but beyond that, during many years of what I can accurately describe as a friendship, I got Stan to socialize with me outside of business hours exactly once.

Henry Cavill Flying Away Is an Opportunity for DC to Start Over

Henry Cavill Flying Away Is an Opportunity for DC to Start Over

Henry Cavill Flying Away Is an Opportunity for DC to Start OverHenry Cavill is reportedly not going to star in any more DC Comics-based films.Tolga Akmen/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesThe latest death of Superman is upon us: Henry Cavill, the English-born actor who’s played the Man of Steel in three movies, is reportedly leaving the DC Universe.