APT 34 Is an Iran-Linked Hacking Group That Probes Critical Infrastructure

The international intelligence agency always has a keen interest in Iran’s hacking activity. And new research published by the security firm FireEye on Thursday indicates the country’s efforts show no signs of slowing. In fact, a new network reconnaissance group— FireEye calls them Advanced Persistent Threat 34—has spent the last few years burrowing deep into […]

‘Star Wars’ Surprise: Jedi Are Celibate!

Despite seven (going on eight) movies and myriad books, comics, and animated series, there are still a lot of unknown mysteries when it comes to the Jedi of the Star Wars universe. The Force-sensitive folks are so fascinatingly unknowable that people are constantly asking the internet for explanations for their many secrets. We here at […]

How Bossip Smashed Headline Conventions to Smithereens

For me, and many people I know, Bossip headlines have become a joy of their own. They’re fat with drama and posture and ruthless humor. Each headline is volcanic, erupting like a great mass of heat, or a crack of thunder, full of fire and cultural insight, all of it done with great ceremony. In […]

The Best 2017 Holiday Tech Deals: Audio, Gaming, TVs, Cameras

Make 2018 your year to jam out! This high-quality Audio Technica turntable is aimed at DJs and home Hi-Fi users alike. Harman Kardon Invoke – $100 ($130 off) Buy on Best Buy, Harman Kardon, Microsoft The Invoke is a decent home speaker that also has Cortana built in—Microsoft’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. […]

The Most-Read WIRED Transportation Stories of 2017

When I worked at Texas Monthly magazine, there was no surer way to capture a reader’s attention than to put Willie Nelson on the cover or in the headline. It seems WIRED’s version of the Red-Headed Stranger is one Elon Musk. This year, the Tesla CEO (probably better known as a hat salesman) finally launched […]

The Ed-Tech Entrepreneur Diversifying Silicon Valley

Imagine you’re a black woman pitching a startup. You look different. You talk different. A table of white investors has never seen someone who looks like you and who’s been successful before. All these things are working against you. Do you let that stop you, or do you just say so what? That’s what I […]

What Is MicroLED and When am I Going to Get It?

The television industry invites jargon like few others, an alphabet soup of specs and techs. Some of these convey important information; others emerged, devoid of any useful meaning, from the marketing gloaming. In that spirit, The Wall, Samsung’s new 146-inch stunner, invokes a term as yet unfamiliar the broader TV-buying audience: MicroLED. Good news first: […]

Virgin Hyperloop One Is Bringing Elon Musk’s Dream to Life

To suck the air out of the DevLoop, Hyperloop One used a row of small pumps, housed in a metal building to one side. These are off the shelf components, typically used in steel factories or meat processing plants (it’s probably better not to ask for details). They can drop the pressure inside the tube […]

FCC Won’t Redefine ‘Broadband;’ Move Could Have Worsened Digital Divide

Internet activists just got some unexpected good news from an unexpected source. Last summer the Federal Communications Commission floated the possibility of lowering its threshold for connections to be considered broadband. Now it’s backing away from that idea. The FCC announced Thursday that it will continue to define home broadband as connections that are 25 […]

States and Cities Keep the Battle for Net Neutrality Alive

States are starting to make good on their promises to fight for net neutrality in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to jettison rules that banned broadband providers from blocking or discriminating against internet content. On Monday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order effectively barring state agencies from doing business with […]