Google's Ultra-Secure Chip, a Facebook Face-Lift, and More

Facebook is refining while Google is designing, but first, a cartoon about when smartphones go rogue .

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Google is helping design an open source, ultra-secure chip

Hackers seem to launch new attacks every day, but a new kind of chip could provide some protection. Google has partnered with a group of companies, nonprofits, and academic institutions to begin a project called OpenTitan, which sets out to make a more secure chip that lifts the curtain on the secret information that chips are usually built upon.

Facebook's logo gets a face-lift

Facebook has had a rough few years, but now the company is taking a step to spruce up its logo and rebrand—OK, maybe not quite rebrand. The company announced Monday it would change from Facebook to FACEBOOK (that's not a typo), and says that its new "subtle softening of corners and diagonals" will add "a sense of optimism."

Fast Fact: $3 Trillion

That's about how much it would cost per year to deploy presidential candidate Andrew Yang's "freedom dividend," which would give every American $1,000 a month. Our editor in chief Nicholas Thompson sat down with him this week to play foosball and talk about everything from automation to Reddit.

WIRED Recommends: iRobot Roomba S9+

If you need a super-smart, self-emptying robot vac that edges like a boss, this little guy is the right one for you. The catch: It'll cost you $1,400. But it did score a whopping 9/10 from our reviewers.

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