How to Make Podcasts Better for People With Hearing Loss

How to Make Podcasts Better for People With Hearing Loss

“In short,” she says, “I've got no control over what my brain chooses to process, and there's all sorts of things that trigger it and create stress.” And so when it comes to podcasts, sound design is especially important for Benjamin and other people with auditory processing disorder, because they hear lots of sounds that other people may not pick up on.

Community Pharmacies Stepped Up During Covid—and Changed for Good

Community Pharmacies Stepped Up During Covid—and Changed for Good

Professionally, community pharmacies have spent decades advocating for enhanced services, often through legislative initiatives for pharmacists to be identified, legally, as health care providers, as well as for the role of the pharmacy technician to expand.

The Lazy Gamer’s Guide to Cable Management

The Lazy Gamer’s Guide to Cable Management

If your television is wall-mounted, and you hate those dangling HDMI cables running up from your Nintendo Switch, you might want to get some paint to match the cable raceway color to your wall’s.

Cheap Home Audio Gear and Tips (2021): How to Get Great Sound

Cheap Home Audio Gear and Tips (2021): How to Get Great Sound

We have an Ultimate Work-From-Home Gear Guide .Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-Year Subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off) .Enter your music streaming app's settings menu and make sure you set audio to high quality.

No, You Don't Need a New TV for the PS5 and Xbox Series X

No, You Don't Need a New TV for the PS5 and Xbox Series X

HDMI 2.1, introduced in 2019, adds a few handy gaming features: Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) allows your TV to "sync" the number of times it refreshes per second to the number of frames being output by your console.

2021 Will Launch the Platinum Age of Piracy

2021 Will Launch the Platinum Age of Piracy

As Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter noted, “[Warner] is pretending that pirates won’t pounce as soon as these films are streaming on HBO Max,” but pounce, they certainly will.But next year, when all 17 new Warner films premiere on HBO Max, pirates will immediately have perfect copies to share.

Can I Save Money by Buying a ‘Dumb’ TV?

Can I Save Money by Buying a ‘Dumb’ TV?

Thanksgiving has become synonymous with two things: overeating and buying cheap TVs. And like clockwork, all my friends ask me if it's possible to save more money by buying a TV without smart apps built in—after all, if you already have a Roku, why pay for extra features you don't need?

Yes, Accept the Flaws of Election and Epidemic Models

Yes, Accept the Flaws of Election and Epidemic Models

The work of poll wonks like Silver, and the idea of predictions in elections, has been criticized for valid reasons, some offering insightful takes as to why they got things wrong in 2020.

The 5 Best Photo Printing Services

The 5 Best Photo Printing Services

Now, in place of the 1-hour-photo booths, there are endless online printing services, most of which produce far better results than the kiosks ever did.The best quality prints in my testing came from Adorama's Printique service, formerly called Adoramapix.

Prime Day 2020 Is Over: Here Are the 32 Best Remaining Deals (Updated)

Prime Day 2020 Is Over: Here Are the 32 Best Remaining Deals (Updated)

Below are the remaining deals from all our Prime Day 2020 coverage .Need Computer Desk for $130 ($27 off): WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu uses this desk every day.

Your Photos Are Irreplaceable. Get Them Off Your Phone

Your Photos Are Irreplaceable. Get Them Off Your Phone

We don't usually think of phones as requiring backups—most of my backup sermons are specific to computers—but you absolutely need to get your photos off your phone, regularly, and onto another platform for long-term storage.

Section 230 Is a Government License to Build Rage Machines

Section 230 Is a Government License to Build Rage Machines

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects “interactive computer services” like Facebook and Google from legal liability for the posts of their users.We could start by limiting Section 230 and making the platforms responsible, like any other publisher, for content they decide to promote and amplify.

The Bay Area Just Turned Orange. All Eyes Are on PurpleAir

The Bay Area Just Turned Orange. All Eyes Are on PurpleAir

Drawing crowdsourced data from air quality sensors it sells to the public—ranging between $200 and $300—PurpleAir builds maps that show in real time just how bad a neighborhood like mine is suffering from particulate matter (PM) 2.5 pollution, the particles that make up wildfire smoke.

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals Don't Really Do Their Job

Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journals Don't Really Do Their Job

Instead of waiting for their work to go through the slow process of peer review at scientific journals, scientists are now often going straight to print themselves, posting write-ups of their work to public servers as soon as they’re complete.

Fresh scientific scrutiny for Arrowtown air

Fresh scientific scrutiny for Arrowtown air

Last year NIWA air quality scientist Dr Ian Longley launched the Arrowtown project that included some outdoor monitoring and indoor air quality monitoring by people in their homes.

Scientists seek smoke sniffers

Scientists seek smoke sniffers

After almost six weeks of monitoring air quality during Level 3 and 4 lockdown restrictions, scientist Dr Ian Longley is now asking people to record where and when woodsmoke is affecting their health and lives.

Pollution levels soar in Level 3, says NIWA

Pollution levels soar in Level 3, says NIWA

Traffic pollution measurements in Auckland since Level 4 restrictions were eased on Tuesday have shown levels soaring even higher than those before lockdown, NIWA air quality scientists say.Nitrogen oxides have also returned to pre-lockdown levels in Christchurch but not as dramatically as Auckland.

One Man's Radical Plan to Solve Wealth Inequality

One Man's Radical Plan to Solve Wealth Inequality

This story originally appeared on WIRED UK.Piketty’s 753-page book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, published in 2013, sold 2.5 million copies worldwide and helped put inequality on the global agenda.Capital and Ideology builds on Piketty’s long-standing argument that inequality has soared across the world since 1980.

Steep improvements seen in Auckland air quality, says NIWA

Steep improvements seen in Auckland air quality, says NIWA

NIWA air quality scientist Dr Ian Longley says nitrogen oxide is found in pollutants from vehicle exhausts.Dr Longley says reductions in levels of airborne particulate matter have been more modest—for example a 20 per cent drop in fine particles (PM2.5) at Takapuna during daylight hours.

‘Star Trek: Picard,’ Fancy Sheets, and the Meaning of Home

‘Star Trek: Picard,’ Fancy Sheets, and the Meaning of Home

Star Trek: Picard, the new reloading of the Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) universe, explores contemporary disasters—refugees denied havens, racist paranoia, travel bans, genocide—but, if I may, I’d like to land into this world on its soft furnishings.

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra Hands On: New Cameras, 8K, and 5G

Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra Hands On: New Cameras, 8K, and 5G

Etched on the back of Samsung’s new phone, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, are the following words: “Space Zoom 100X.”.Samsung has two other new phones, the Galaxy S20 ($1,000) and S20+ ($1,100), but you don't get the same level of zoom on those.

Room to Breathe: My Quest to Clean Up My Home's Filthy Air

Room to Breathe: My Quest to Clean Up My Home's Filthy Air

That red light was a warning: I had Poor Air. The Airthinx uses nine built-in sensors to measure key air quality indicators.I opened the Airthinx app to see that my Indoor Air Quality score was 72 out of 100.

Stop Obsessing Over Sleep—Your Brain Will Thank You

Stop Obsessing Over Sleep—Your Brain Will Thank You

Fitbit kicked off this trend when it released the first tracker in 2009.Little more than a glorified pedometer at the time, the Fitbit couldn’t monitor your heart rate, pay for anything, or even tell you the time.Fears over bad sleep are getting the TED treatment and topping best-seller lists.

I Tracked Everything My Baby Did Until Nothing Made Sense Anymore

I Tracked Everything My Baby Did Until Nothing Made Sense Anymore

Whatever the case, our baby seemed fine, and we resolved to turn the irksome air quality monitor off.

Your Secret Uber Tipping Behavior, Exposed

Your Secret Uber Tipping Behavior, Exposed

The company declined to say whether there have been shifts in tipping since mid-September 2017.The paper relies on detailed data about drivers, riders, and the rides themselves, including length, pickup time, and how many quick accelerations, hard brakes, and speeding stretches occurred during the trip.

Neil Young’s Adventures on the Hi-Res Frontier

Neil Young’s Adventures on the Hi-Res Frontier

With a new Crazy Horse album, a new book, and his very own high-resolution streaming platform, the 73-year-old rock legend has set himself the modest goals of reuniting his beloved band, reinventing the wheel, and rescuing music for all humanity.

Avengers: Damage Control Pushes VR to New Heights

Avengers: Damage Control Pushes VR to New Heights

Hickman: I'll never forget the first time I saw those early videos from ILMxLab of the different things they were trying out.

Is the Equal Sign Overrated? Mathematicians Hash It Out

Is the Equal Sign Overrated? Mathematicians Hash It Out

“I just think he felt this was the correct way to think about mathematics,” said Michael Hopkins, a mathematician at Harvard and Lurie’s graduate school adviser.

Prepare for the Deepfake Era of Web Video

Prepare for the Deepfake Era of Web Video

Deepfakes, clips altered or fabricated with an artificial intelligence technique called machine learning, make alternative realities easier to create and disseminate.That variety of uses means that people should adjust how they think about video in the deepfakes era, Gregory says.

Think Video on Your Phone Is Slow? It’s Not Your Imagination

Think Video on Your Phone Is Slow? It’s Not Your Imagination

A new report by researchers at Northeastern University confirms that the nation’s four major wireless carriers throttle at least some video content on their networks, and suggests a few workarounds for those who want the best possible video quality on their mobile devices.