NYC Has an Old-Timey Plan to Fix Its Traffic Future

NYC Has an Old-Timey Plan to Fix Its Traffic Future

New York City is still more than a year away from becoming the first American metropolis to implement a congestion charge , but its plan to ease Manhattan traffic is starting to take shape.

146 New Android Bugs, an Audio Porn Streaming Site, and More News

146 New Android Bugs, an Audio Porn Streaming Site, and More News

Android users are groaning and websites are moaning, but first: a cartoon about what to do with a broken laptop .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.146 new vulnerabilities all come preinstalled on Android phones.

The Beautiful Potential of Never-Ending Bachelor Parties

The Beautiful Potential of Never-Ending Bachelor Parties

All group chats are invasions of privacy—bits of private life invading professional and social spheres throughout the day.Bachelor parties are portals back to younger selves, their group chats instant time machines.

Robot Coffee Tastes Great, But at What Cost? (About $5)

Robot Coffee Tastes Great, But at What Cost? (About $5)

If you have the app and you know your partner’s going to be passing a Coffee Haus, you can buy them a coffee, and the robot will text them.

Snap Bets Its Future on a Stylish New Pair of Spectacles

Snap Bets Its Future on a Stylish New Pair of Spectacles

Snap Bets Its Future on a Stylish New Pair of Spectacles.For Snap, the maker of the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, it's preparing by making a new pair of sunglasses: Spectacles 3.This isn’t Snap’s first rodeo.

Fractal Patterns Offer Clues to the Universe's Origin

Fractal Patterns Offer Clues to the Universe's Origin

“If you start far from equilibrium, like in the early universe, how does the arrow of time emerge, starting from first principles?” said Jürgen Berges, a theoretical physicist at Heidelberg University in Germany who has studied this problem for more than a decade.

How a 10-Year-Old Desk Phone Bug Came Back From the Dead

How a 10-Year-Old Desk Phone Bug Came Back From the Dead

Povolny says that with the Avaya desk phones, it took only basic hacking skills to gain access to the device's systems and firmware (the foundational code that coordinates a device's hardware and software) and analyze them for flaws.

Banding Hummingbirds

Banding Hummingbirds

She’s the only person permitted to band hummingbirds in Arkansas. “By banding we can prove we have the same hummingbirds returning,” she says while looking through glass at the gut of a bird that’s smaller than a Matchbox car.

Scientists Can Finally Build Feedback Circuits in Cells

Scientists Can Finally Build Feedback Circuits in Cells

The circuits El-Samad is designing will put the genes that produce those molecules under the control of LOCKR, to bring them into balance.

Are Super Automatic Espresso Machines Worth It?

Are Super Automatic Espresso Machines Worth It?

DeLonghi and Saeco (owned by Philips) are two of the top brands in the super automatic world, so I tested out one of each brand’s midrange machines: DeLonghi’s Magnifica S ($800 - $1,100 on Amazon) and Saeco’s Incanto Carafe ($900 - $1,100 on Amazon) .Both the Magnfica S and Incanto grind, compress, brew, and dispense espresso with the tap of a button.

An Amazon Phishing Scam Hits Just in Time For Prime Day

An Amazon Phishing Scam Hits Just in Time For Prime Day

The kit is called 16Shop; its author goes by the handle DevilScreaM.In both the Apple and Amazon campaigns, 16Shop makes it easy for anyone to craft an email that looks like it comes from a major tech company, with a PDF attached.

Iran Shoots Down a U.S. Drone, Apple Recalls MacBook Batteries, and More News

Iran Shoots Down a U.S. Drone, Apple Recalls MacBook Batteries, and More News

Iran Shoots Down a U.S. Drone, Apple Recalls MacBook Batteries, and More News. Iran shot down an American drone, Apple recalled a lot of MacBooks that were at risk of catching fire, and Avengers: EndGame is being rereleased.

Companies Don't Need Big Conventions. They Should Go Anyway

Companies Don't Need Big Conventions. They Should Go Anyway

Fox, Lucasfilm, and others have been no-shows at the event in recent years, and this year Warner Bros., which usually puts on a big presentation in the convention's massive Hall H, won't have a presence in that venue at all.

The Most Delicious Foods Will Fall Victim to Climate Change

The Most Delicious Foods Will Fall Victim to Climate Change

She recently sat down with me at Betaworks to discuss lab-grown meat, GMOs, and why we need to really think through how technology can save our coffee from the climate crisis.

The Sad Meaning Behind the Game of Thrones Coffee Cup Meme

The Sad Meaning Behind the Game of Thrones Coffee Cup Meme

Behold Ser Latte of House Starbucks , first of his name, guest at the table of Queen Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, hero of the worst Game of Thrones episode to date, "The Last of the Starks."

The Game of Thrones Starbucks Cup: What's Inside?

The Game of Thrones Starbucks Cup: What's Inside?

In case you missed in last night's episode—or haven't been on #GoT Twitter today—someone seems to have left a Starbucks cup sitting on a table in that revelry scene on Sunday's Game of Thrones .

The Woman Who Saved John McAfee from an Epically Bad Deal

The Woman Who Saved John McAfee from an Epically Bad Deal

In 1989, 22-year-old Sonja Hoel had been working as an analyst at the venture capital firm TA Associates in Boston for several weeks—yet she still didn’t have a chair for her desk.

The Rise and Fall of Facebook’s Memory Economy

The Rise and Fall of Facebook’s Memory Economy

Facebook’s Memories feature—where it shows you pictures and posts from a day in the recent or far-gone past—used to be my favorite thing about the platform.

How to Avoid Avengers: Endgame Spoilers Online

How to Avoid Avengers: Endgame Spoilers Online

From there, go to Muted words , click Add , and start entering Endgame -related phrases one at a time. There are some tools, like Twitter's mute or Facebook's relatively new Keyword Snooze, that can help you traipse through the minefields, but in general, try to stay off your phone as much as possible.

The First Black Hole Photo, Facebook Changes, and More News

The First Black Hole Photo, Facebook Changes, and More News

The First Black Hole Photo, Facebook Changes, and More News. This may be good at stopping some of the viral fake news the platform has become famous for, but bad for the smaller outlets that have optimized their content specifically for Facebook.

What Will Be the Right Price to Cut Congestion in New York?

What Will Be the Right Price to Cut Congestion in New York?

Set a lower price, and make it too inexpensive and convenient to drive, and the city will raise lots of money for subways—but not relieve much congestion. Fortunately for New York, a bunch of other cities have used congestion pricing to reduce traffic and raise money for years, with mixed success.

The Arctic's ‘Carbon Bomb’ Could Screw the Climate Even More

The Arctic's ‘Carbon Bomb’ Could Screw the Climate Even More

So here’s even worse news: The Arctic contains much of the world’s permafrost, which holds what the report calls a “sleeping giant” made of greenhouse gases.

When Algorithms Think You Want to Die

When Algorithms Think You Want to Die

If you’re someone who seeks out graphic images of self-harm, or even if you just follow users who candidly talk about their depression, these recommendation systems will fill your feeds with suggestions, reshaping how you experience your own mental health.

Android Users: Check This Facebook Location Privacy Setting ASAP

Android Users: Check This Facebook Location Privacy Setting ASAP

(If you already had Location History turned off, nothing changes.) Facebook will also be inserting a notice into your News Feed to alert you to the change and offering a link to manage settings.

Hacks, Nudes, and Breaches: It's Been a Rough Month for Dating Apps

Hacks, Nudes, and Breaches: It's Been a Rough Month for Dating Apps

"And often times these dating sites provide little to no security, as we have seen with breaches going back several years from these sites." Three's a Crowd OkCupid came under scrutiny this week after TechCrunch reported on Sunday that users have been dealing with a rise in hackers taking over accounts, then changing the account email address and password.

7 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers (2019)

7 Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers (2019)

I've read many guides that recommend different makers, methods, coffee grounds, water ratios, brew times, and temperatures. In my tests, the County Line produced relatively smooth cold brew coffee, though it was somewhat gritty, likely because the steel filter is a bit too porous (use coarse grounds).

Tidy Up Your Cluttered Twitter Feed With This KonMari Tool

Tidy Up Your Cluttered Twitter Feed With This KonMari Tool

The tool asks: “Do the tweets still spark joy or feel important to you?” You get three options: keep following the account, unfollow it, or add the account to a Twitter list.

Don't Save the Planet for the Planet. Do It for the Beer

Don't Save the Planet for the Planet. Do It for the Beer

As climate changes, we have to be ready for that so we have good barley production.” Note that Hanning isn’t talking about how the beer tastes.

An App That Promoted Cyberbullying Shifts to the Workplace

An App That Promoted Cyberbullying Shifts to the Workplace

LEARN MORE The WIRED Guide to Internet Addiction Tawfiq says that Enoff differs from competing anonymous reporting platforms because of its sign-up policies, which don’t require users to verify that they work at a particular organization; they only have to have the company’s join link or code.

Private Messages Are the New (Old) Social Network

Private Messages Are the New (Old) Social Network

Morris, for example, sees posting something publicly to a Facebook feed as a yearning for interconnectedness, while a private messaging thread is a quest for what she calls attunement, a way to strengthen a bond between two people.