If You Want a Sonos Speaker, Today Is the Day

If You Want a Sonos Speaker, Today Is the Day

If you're just starting your system, the Sonos One SL is also on sale today ($129, $50 off).Photograph: SonosThe Sonos Beam (8/10, WIRED Recommends ) is also on sale.It's one of three soundbars that Sonos offers, and the best one to buy right now.

A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture

A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture

Patel was the biochemist who led the development of blood tests for Theranos’s new device, which Beam knew only by its code name—“4S.” Patel let slip that his team was still developing its assays on lab plates on the bench.

Which Sonos Speaker Should You Buy?

Which Sonos Speaker Should You Buy?

Buy the Playbar bundle for $1,678 on Amazon or Sonos.com Or Try a Beam Bundle: The Playbar still sounds better, but the Sonos Beam works great as the center of a home theater, too.

Drop the Batteries—Diamonds and Lasers Could Power Your Drone

Drop the Batteries—Diamonds and Lasers Could Power Your Drone

Researchers at LakeDiamond, a spinoff of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, think their solution could be the dilithium crystal of roaming drones.They have developed an artificial diamond that can help a laser beam maintain its quality over much longer ranges, and say ground-based networks of these diamond-enhanced power sources could send drones flying great distances, without wasting power to haul their big batteries around.LEARN MOREThe WIRED Guide to DronesLakeDiamond CEO Pascal Gallo says the company’s lab-created diamond—a smooth, tiny rectangle placed directly in front of the laser source—can convert a low-power laser diode into a beam with consistent, parallel rays that can stretch several hundred meters.