Steely Eyes, Tragic Ends: The Bromantic Theory of History

Steely Eyes, Tragic Ends: The Bromantic Theory of History

In Man to Man, his memoir about having prostate cancer, Korda, who unlike many richies is a deft writer, supplies an exquisitely self-aware account of how he rejected veteran doctors offering data-driven treatments for his disease, and instead turned his gonads over to a he-man surgeon after locking eyes with him in a single meeting.

How Google Meet Weathered the Work-From-Home Explosion

How Google Meet Weathered the Work-From-Home Explosion

Google saw Meet undergo 30-times growth in the early months of the pandemic; soon enough, the service was hosting up to 100 million meeting participants each day.Complicating the challenge was that the Google engineers involved in the response were themselves working from home, spread across four offices in three countries.

Bill Gates on Covid: Most US Tests Are ‘Completely Garbage’

Bill Gates on Covid: Most US Tests Are ‘Completely Garbage’

Are there any side effects, which you really have to get out in those large phase 3 groups and even after that through lots of monitoring to see if there are any autoimmune diseases or conditions that the vaccine could interact with in a deleterious fashion.

Palm Springs Is a Timely Comedy About Being Stuck in the Now

Palm Springs Is a Timely Comedy About Being Stuck in the Now

“It’s one of those infinite time-loop situations you might have heard about,” he explains to Cristin Milioti’s Sarah, who is wild-eyed and pissed off after realizing she’s stuck living the same day—her sister’s wedding day—on repeat.

Coronavirus Researchers Are Dismantling Science’s Ivory Tower—One Study at a Time

Coronavirus Researchers Are Dismantling Science’s Ivory Tower—One Study at a Time

I put out a call on Twitter for qualified volunteers who wanted to use their extra time to tackle a myriad of research questions at the intersection of computing and Covid-19 epidemiology.And just like that, the Covid-19 Dispersed Volunteer Research Network was born.

India Is Using More Solar Energy—but It Carries a Lead Risk

India Is Using More Solar Energy—but It Carries a Lead Risk

At the 2018 United Nations climate meeting in Poland, the European Union and the Indian-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) signed a joint declaration that climate change activists say could help India meet its renewable energy target by 2022.

In Minneapolis, Neighbors Are Mobilizing—Offline

In Minneapolis, Neighbors Are Mobilizing—Offline

That morning, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz had claimed during a press conference that highly-organized outside groups, including white supremacists and drug cartels, were believed to be part of the protests that had turned violent in South Minneapolis, leaving hundreds of buildings damaged and burned in recent days.

How to Ace an Online Job Interview

How to Ace an Online Job Interview

To help your next video interview go as smoothly as possible, I’ve collected some tips from a number of experts and professionals who’ve been on both sides of the online interview dance.“And make sure the only window open on your computer screen is the video platform you are using,” says life coach Tom Marino.

How to Keep Your Zoom Chats Private and Secure

How to Keep Your Zoom Chats Private and Secure

For starters, you can restrict screen sharing: If you go to your Zoom settings on the web and click In Meeting (Basic) , you'll see a Screen sharing option to stop anyone except you from sharing your desktops or apps on your computer.

The Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes, Black Friday Advice, and More News

The Best Thanksgiving TV Episodes, Black Friday Advice, and More News

Our writers have advice on what to view and what to think through, but first: a cartoon about when you meet your robocaller .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

Feds Pin Uber Crash on Human Operator, Call for Better Rules

Feds Pin Uber Crash on Human Operator, Call for Better Rules

First, the safety panel thinks NHTSA should do more to gauge how self-driving developers are running their test operations on public roads.

Google Shakes Up Its 'TGIF'—and Ends Its Culture of Openness

Google Shakes Up Its 'TGIF'—and Ends Its Culture of Openness

Last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent an to his 100,000 or so employees, cutting back the company’s defining all-hands meeting known as TGIF.

Silicon Valley Cynicism in the Age of Trump and Zuckerberg

Silicon Valley Cynicism in the Age of Trump and Zuckerberg

To Trump and Facebook alike, any attempt to push back, whether from politicians or the press, is treated as an existential threat.

A Zoom Flaw Gives Hackers Easy Access to Your Webcam

A Zoom Flaw Gives Hackers Easy Access to Your Webcam

Zoom patched this DoS issue in a May update but for now is only adjusting its auto-join video settings, giving users a more prominent way of choosing whether their video feed automatically launches when they click a Zoom call link.

'Fake News Victims' Meet With Twitter and Facebook

'Fake News Victims' Meet With Twitter and Facebook

The discussions organized by Avaaz served as a counterpoint to all that pressure, as individual victims of online harassment campaigns came forward to tell tech companies exactly how they’ve been hurt by the hate and hoaxes that have festered on their platforms.

Trump’s Twitter Meeting, an Ethereum Thief, and More News

Trump’s Twitter Meeting, an Ethereum Thief, and More News

President Donald Trump tweeted invective at Twitter again this morning, but this time Jack Dorsey took the conversation off-platform to the White House. In other news, a controversial US Census question creates some strange bedfellows, and a "blockchain bandit" is pilfering millions in cryptocurrency.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Met With President Trump

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Met With President Trump

Twitter policy head Vijaya Gadde notified employees Tuesday that their boss was supposed to meet with Trump in a 30-minute, closed-door meeting later that afternoon, according to a company email reviewed by WIRED.Louise Matsakis covers cybersecurity, internet law, and online culture for WIRED.

Microsoft Employees Revolt, Beheaded Mosquitos, and More News

Microsoft Employees Revolt, Beheaded Mosquitos, and More News

Microsoft Employees Revolt, Beheaded Mosquitos, and More News. In Brussels, the car company has created the first factory making premium, high-volume electric vehicles to be certified as carbon-neutral by the European Commission. Watch the routine of a world champion yo-yoer and see if you still think that.

What Really Happens in a VC Pitch Meeting?

What Really Happens in a VC Pitch Meeting?

It’s there, in a factory-chic office in a part of town thick with startups and rival venture firms, that I join him for a lineup of meetings that starts with this less-than-inspiring founder of a mobile-app company that’s been around for several years.

This Big Facebook Critic Fears Tech’s Business Model

This Big Facebook Critic Fears Tech’s Business Model

"I just wish we could have created it without some of the business model characteristics that are causing the harm." Nicola Gell/Getty Images Longtime Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee met Mark Zuckerberg in 2006, when the Facebook CEO was just 22 and his two-year-old company still only catered to university students.

Trump Can’t Make a North Korea Deal on His Own

Trump Can’t Make a North Korea Deal on His Own

And while he acknowledges that tensions between Kim and Trump may have escalated to such a dangerous point last summer—thanks in no small part to Trump’s own rhetoric—that a shotgun summit in Singapore was needed, he and others argue that it’s not a viable process for substantive change.

Google Employees Report Declining Confidence in Leaders

Google Employees Report Declining Confidence in Leaders

The drop in employee sentiment helps explain why internal debate around compensation, pay equity, and trust in executives has heated up in recent weeks—and why an HR presentation from 2016 went viral inside the company three years later.

Australia on track to miss Paris climate targets as emissions hit record highs

Australia on track to miss Paris climate targets as emissions hit record highs

NDEVR Environmental figures for the year up to the end of June 2018 show Australia’s emissions were the highest on record when unreliable data from the land use and forestry sectors was excluded.

'Limited' progress at Bangkok climate talks

'Limited' progress at Bangkok climate talks

Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said on Sunday at the closing press briefing for the Bangkok meeting that progress was made on most issues but nothing was finalised.

Governments 'not on track' to meet greenhouse gas targets, says top UN official ahead of major climate talks

Governments 'not on track' to meet greenhouse gas targets, says top UN official ahead of major climate talks

Countries must decide the rules that will govern the Paris climate agreement, and without this “negotiating text” the UN climate change conference held in Poland at the end of the year will have no basis.

Uber, Tesla, Electric Scooters, and More Folks Who Made Car News This Week

Uber, Tesla, Electric Scooters, and More Folks Who Made Car News This Week

Subway stations can feel like waiting rooms you just have to tolerate, but Chan argues these are places to be examined critically and thoughtfully, too.In-house WIRED physicist Rhett Allain calculates how fast a Tesla has to move to go airborne.Tesla Graph of the WeekTranspo editor Alex Davies set aside a chunk of time to go through Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s tweets.

Exxon Sets Canada Emissions Goal as Oil Giant Heeds Climate Call

Exxon Sets Canada Emissions Goal as Oil Giant Heeds Climate Call

Now in his second year as chief executive officer, Darren Woods was keen to stress at the company’s annual meeting in May that Exxon can only succeed by meeting the twin goals of economic growth and reducing emissions.