New Vaccine Conspiracy Theories Are Going Viral in Arabic

New Vaccine Conspiracy Theories Are Going Viral in Arabic

Across dozens of Arabic pages and groups, dangerous conspiracy theories about the pandemic are racking up millions of views and likes.Between January 1 and February 28, ISD researchers found 18 Facebook pages and ten groups sharing pandemic-related misinformation and conspiracy theories in Arabic.

A Far-Right Extremist Allegedly Plotted to Blow Up Amazon Data Centers

A Far-Right Extremist Allegedly Plotted to Blow Up Amazon Data Centers

But he would “happily die a young man knowing that I didn’t allow the evils in this world to continue unjustly treating my fellow Americans so disrespectfully.” Over the following months, prosecutors say, that man, whose real name was Seth Pendley, focused his anger at Amazon, concocting a plot to destroy an Amazon Web Services data center in northern Virginia with C-4 plastic explosives.

Tracking Variants, New Hot Spots, and More Coronavirus News

Tracking Variants, New Hot Spots, and More Coronavirus News

Researchers trace new variants in Africa, cases surge in India, and US vaccine rollout progresses even with snags.Scientists in Africa race to find new variants in areas where testing lags.

Silicon Valley Revs Up for a ‘Hot Startup’ Summer

Silicon Valley Revs Up for a ‘Hot Startup’ Summer

Many VCs expect the immediate payoffs will be for startups in categories like entertainment and travel, sectors where people will want to spend their money post-vaccine.“There are huge markets to seize right now,” says Kim-Mai Cutler, a partner at Initialized Capital, an early-stage venture firm.

The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Games, Tablets, and More

The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Games, Tablets, and More

No matter what your plans are, our hebdomadal deals roundup (aka the second-best part of the weekend) will help.The discount matches the best deal we've ever seen for it.

Game of Thrones on Broadway? This, I Don't Need

Game of Thrones on Broadway? This, I Don't Need

The Thrones play isn’t scheduled to hit the stage until 2023, but even then there will likely still be a lot of pent-up demand following the Broadway's dark year and half.

The Dark Web Is Teeming With Vaccine Listings Right Now

The Dark Web Is Teeming With Vaccine Listings Right Now

Last week, Check Point researchers based in Israel attempted to buy the Sinopharm vaccine from one vendor, said Ekram Ahmed, a spokesperson for the company.Dark web vendors are probably doing better business selling falsified vaccine cards and negative test results.

How to Teach Your Kids About Money

How to Teach Your Kids About Money

Family finances should be discussed openly, and kids should be allowed to choose how to spend their own money, even if that means they buy something you consider to be a waste.

The Perplexing Psychology of Returning to ‘Normal’

The Perplexing Psychology of Returning to ‘Normal’

We didn’t know if we should wear masks right away , or if we could safely send our kids to school .

Raptor Boyfriend Proves Absurd Dating Sims Are Here to Stay

Raptor Boyfriend Proves Absurd Dating Sims Are Here to Stay

Raptor Boyfriend, an upcoming dating sim set in a 1990s high school, appears to strike a tone somewhere between Hatoful Boyfriend and Dream Daddy.

All the Best Rokus Are On Sale Right Now

All the Best Rokus Are On Sale Right Now

Whether you want to spend as little as possible on a small, unassuming device, or can spring for the soundbar, there's something in the Roku family that should appeal to your needs.★ Top Pick—Streaming Stick Plus for $43 ($7 off) : The Streaming Stick Plus works with HD or 4K HDR televisions, and is our choice for most people.

Help! I’m Drowning in Admin and Can’t Get My Actual Job Done

Help! I’m Drowning in Admin and Can’t Get My Actual Job Done

Finally, remember that losing senior staff and having to hire new ones is a gigantic headache your boss would very much like to avoid, and that this gives you leverage when you explain what you need to do your job effectively and feel fulfilled in your work.

Watch Us Sing Sea Chanteys on Twitch With The Longest Johns

Watch Us Sing Sea Chanteys on Twitch With The Longest Johns

Like a lot of people, we here at WIRED have spent a good portion of these early weeks of 2021 obsessed with sea chanteys .

The Best Gmail Settings You Might Not Have Used Yet

The Best Gmail Settings You Might Not Have Used Yet

In the mobile Gmail app, head to Settings > General settings > Action Confirmations and you’ll find settings to confirm before deleting, archiving, or sending emails.

Who Is R. A. Lafferty? And Is He the Best Sci-Fi Writer Ever?

Who Is R. A. Lafferty? And Is He the Best Sci-Fi Writer Ever?

Lafferty didn’t just write possibly the best short stories in the world, of which more than 200 were published by various pulps and small presses in his lifetime.

Clubhouse Cured My Imposter Syndrome

Clubhouse Cured My Imposter Syndrome

Charlatanism lives in many rooms, including the ones that brought me onto Clubhouse in December: debates around Covid, and especially the vaccine.

OK, The 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Reveal Was a Good Troll

OK, The 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Reveal Was a Good Troll

The reveal of the new Spider-Man 3 title.Zendaya proffered Spider-Man: Home Slice with the caption “So excited to announce the new Spider-Man title.“We’re so excited to share the TITLE of our new movie!

The Woman Bulldozing Video Games’ Toughest DRM

The Woman Bulldozing Video Games’ Toughest DRM

Atari used the DRM software SecuROM—also present in hits like BioShock, Mass Effect and Spore—to protect Test Drive Unlimited 2 from pirates, but it kept presenting problems for players trying to buy the game on Steam.Empress found a cracked, or DRM-disabled, version of Test Drive Unlimited 2 thanks to the piracy group Prophet.

The Brain’s ‘Background Noise’ May Be Meaningful After All

The Brain’s ‘Background Noise’ May Be Meaningful After All

Photograph: Jessica VoytekIn collaboration with neuroscientists at UC San Diego and Berkeley, Voytek developed software that isolates regular oscillations—like alpha waves, which are studied heavily in both sleeping and waking subjects—hiding in the aperiodic parts of brain activity.

6 Clever Ways to Use the Windows Command Prompt

6 Clever Ways to Use the Windows Command Prompt

Open a command prompt and use the cd command to navigate to the folder where those files are stored, like so:.From there, you can run something like the below to rename all the files in the folder:

The Rot of Riot Games Culture Starts at the Top

The Rot of Riot Games Culture Starts at the Top

Women were generally brought on as assistants, she said in a 2018 civil complaint alleging widespread gender discrimination at the League of Legends publisher.McCracken is one of eight women named in a potential class action suit brought against Riot Games alleging widespread gender discrimination.

Everyone on Twitter Needs an Etiquette Manual

Everyone on Twitter Needs an Etiquette Manual

"When it feels like everyone in your feed is using social media as a funnel for emotions that don't have anywhere else to go—which is happening a lot right now—that's when you close your laptop or close the app.".

Among Us Taps Into Our Obsession With Betrayal

Among Us Taps Into Our Obsession With Betrayal

In September, a small group of friends convinced me to join them in my first few rounds of Among Us. Developer Innersloth’s game had been virtually inescapable at that point, clogging up every newsfeed on all of my social media apps with fan art, memes, and jokes about the cute little space beans.

How to Bust Your Spotify Feedback Loop and Find New Music

How to Bust Your Spotify Feedback Loop and Find New Music

Such is the popularity of recommendation systems that we’ve come to rely on them to serve us what we want without us even having to ask, with music streaming services such as Spotify , Pandora, and Deezer all using personalized systems to suggest playlists or tracks tailored to the user.

A Farewell to Adobe Flash—and the Messy, Glorious Web

A Farewell to Adobe Flash—and the Messy, Glorious Web

Flash facilitated the personalization associated with Web 1.0 relics like Geocities, with users encouraged to manually “code, design, and manage” their website, in the words of architecture critic Kate Wagner, a state of affairs replaced by the corporate, professionally designed web that we cannot customize but must experience.

26 Movies We Want to See in 2021—One Way or Another

26 Movies We Want to See in 2021—One Way or Another

As Covid-19 shuttered theaters all over the world, movie lovers could no longer float between multiplexes and streaming services to watch films however they liked.That’s probably why scores of fans, including Villenueve himself, were surprised to learn that the film would be one of the major releases that Warner Bros.

Yes to Masks. No to Parties. 2021 Will Be a Lot Like 2020

Yes to Masks. No to Parties. 2021 Will Be a Lot Like 2020

The Armistice that stopped what should have been the War to End All Wars had been signed before the sun came up, cementing an agreement that the guns on both sides would fall quiet in six hours: with symbolic richness, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Pet Prosthetics Get a Boost From 3D Printing

Pet Prosthetics Get a Boost From 3D Printing

Wendland, who works with the orthopedic and prosthetic company OrthoPets to help dogs adapt to their new limbs, says that it’s an involved process that takes time and technical know-how.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Blue Christmas

Mark Zuckerberg’s Blue Christmas

After the Instagram and WhatsApp founders left, Zuckerberg didn’t allow their successors to call themselves CEOs of those properties, a limitation that symbolized their bounded status.

In 'The Mandalorian,' Stormtroopers Have Finally Discovered Tactics

In 'The Mandalorian,' Stormtroopers Have Finally Discovered Tactics

He then orders mortars to open fire to pin the enemy in place—one of the very rare sightings of an indirect fire weapon in the Star Wars universe.