Google has been quietly going through internal hell, Trump is delaying tariffs on some electronics, and a deadly superbug yeast is making its way through hospitals. Get your Christmas shopping in early: Trump's planned 10 percent tariffs on some consumer electronics like phones and laptops will be delayed until December 15 .
A Cure for Ebola, A Home-Speaker Cyberattack, and More News. A new drug is working to cure ebola, hackers figured out how to weaponize home-speakers, and tech is coming to the aid of migrants on the border.
FileMaker, still a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, said Tuesday that it has changed its name to Claris International as it diversifies its portfolio of products and services beyond its flagship FileMaker Pro. To that end, Claris said it has acquired the Italian startup Stamplay, which lets people stitch together web services like Dropbox and Slack without writing code.
This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED transportation writer Alex Davies joins Mike, Arielle, and Lauren to talk about why it’s so difficult to program a fully autonomous vehicle, and how the companies making them have adjusted to the challenge.
A Critical Device Hack, China's Social Credit, and More News. A bug is allowing hackers remote access to medical devices, China's social credit score is not actually that dystopian, and we've got a fun robot for kids.
Or that after breaking up with self-driving developer Aurora earlier this year, Volkswagen on Friday invested $2.6 billion in Argo AI , with plans to use its tech to launch an autonomous service (likely meaning robo-taxis or trucking, somewhere, sometime).
Volkswagen is investing $2.6 billion in Argo AI, the self-driving-car developer leading Ford’s effort to deploy an autonomous taxi service. Along with boosting VW’s robotic efforts, the deal extends the automakers’ nascent alliance, which includes jointly developing conventional vehicles, to the coming world of self-driving cars.
Airport Facial Recognition, How Abusers Exploit Basic Apps, and More News. Stalkers have ways of tracking you even without fancy malware, airport facial recognition is becoming more common, and WIRED has some advice on how to take the very best fireworks photos.
BMW AG plans to increase sales of electric and plug-in hybrids by 30% every year until 2025 to help meet incoming stringent emission regulation in the European Union, prompting the carmaker to accelerate the rollout of battery models.
If there's anything to say about "You Need to Calm Down," it's that the song is more evidence that Taylor Swift is extremely good at her job: being the pop star people deserve, if not the one they say they want.
Audi has voluntarily recalled some of its first electric vehicles, over battery issues that could cause fires, though none have yet been reported. The E-tron system monitors the battery for moisture, and Audi says a yellow battery warning light should appear if the vehicle’s sensors find something has gone wrong inside.
A group of undergraduates from the University of Southern California became the first students ever to launch a rocket into space, as WIRED reported last week . but at that point we knew that the rocket had worked and had stayed intact and was still transmitting data.
Apple's MacBook Update, a Self-Driving Mail Truck, and More News. Apple finally heard your keyboard complaints, USPS is ditching the drivers, and Google exposed some passwords. We already heard about Facebook leaving user passwords exposed , but now it's Google's turn.
But Facebook reported that the compensation of its median employee declined almost 5 percent last year, to $228,651—the biggest decline among the companies in WIRED’s analysis. A spokesperson says median pay for Amazon’s US employees last year was $35,096; on November 1, the company lifted its minimum US wage to $15 an hour.
It’s pushing suppliers to ramp up battery production and has already locked in battery supplies for 15 million vehicles, CEO Herbert Diess told Automotive News late last year—a huge number even for a company that builds 10 million cars annually.
Google unveiled a $399 phone, the CIA is making friends with anonymity, and we've got some kids tips to boot. Google announced some new phones.
So when CEO Elon Musk announced in late February that the carmaker would finally start delivering its more affordable Standard and Standard Plus Model 3 options, O’Roak at first ordered a Standard Plus, paying $3,000 extra for the electric carmaker’s semi-automated Autopilot feature.
WIRED also this week got a look inside Audi’s E-tron factory in Belgium , the world’s first carbon-neutral electric-vehicle plant. Also this week, we wondered about the road ahead for congestion pricing in New York City and got up close with the blood-toting drones flying over North Carolina.
Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 Arrives and More Cars News This Week Tesla is finally offering a $35,000 version of its Model 3 sedan, a major milestone for the fast-growing automaker.
(But at that point, ATM cyberthief, why would you?) “These people do have a sense of humor and some spare time.” Konstantin Zykov, Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky started tracking the WinPot family of malware back in March of last year, and in that time has seen a few technical versions on the theme.
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).
With Its New 911, Porsche Improves the Unimprovable—Again The eighth generation of the Porsche 911, starting at $114,550, continues the automaker's tradition of making each version of the iconic car a little bit better.
Capcom Every Resident Evil game is only as good as its setting, and the Raccoon City Police Station is one of the best. To put it another way, Resident Evil 2 is a zombie-fighting game that refuses to give you enough bullets.
Volkswagen “This is probably more expensive than just having a charging station, but this concept of ‘mobile charging’ might induce some folks to become EV buyers who are worried about a place to plug in,” says Costa Samaras, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University who studies electric vehicles and systems. Mobile electric vehicle chargers are nothing new.
Wolverine’s suit says 3M made money by “actively concealing information regarding potential environmental risks known only to 3M.” The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Michigan District Court.
The automaker showed off a crossover EV, the Buick Velite 6, at the Shanghai Auto Show in April, and said it plans to start selling the vehicle in China next year.
"It definitely doesn't look like that now."Related StoriesAnna Goldwater AlexanderGiving a Fresh Eye to a Classic—and Quivery—DessertMichael HardyClose Encounters at AlienCon, Where Ancient Aliens Fans MeetShannon StironeSpace Photos of the Week: A Star Is Born After Gases CrashThis inspired Thomas and artist Eric Gottesman to found the nonprofit For Freedoms in 2016, creating a hub for "artists, arts institutions, and citizens who want to be more engaged in public life." This year, they updated its namesake paintings—with help from Thomas' long-time friend, photographer Emily Shur."It was kind of a no-brainer," she says.