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From turntables to smart water bottles, here are the things that brought the WIRED gear team irrational delight in this most atypical year.
David Silver of DeepMind, who helped create the program that defeated a Go champion, thinks rewards are central to how machines—and humans—acquire knowledge.
In a weird way, I’ve known Ray Holt all my life, but I never knew what he had accomplished—or how his inventions wove their way into my own family.
Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's mRNA platforms are amazing—but they could easily have been overtaken by more conventional rivals.
Gear can make or break your home office setup. Here's our ultimate list of the best monitors, desks, webcams, headphones, and more.
Our sardonic superhero needs to get the timing just right to crash through the sunroof and beat up the bad guys.
During a global pandemic, the fear of missing out was replaced by something else: dread over not experiencing what could have been.
If our government wants to implement a tech-forward agenda, it needs someone who looks at broken infrastructure with a debugger’s eye.
In Washington state, scientists, coastal communities, and state agencies are banding together to manage the growing threat of harmful algal blooms.
2020 wasn't just a year for big-budget blockbusters. Here are the best debuts from smaller shops—that are all worth playing into 2021.
Thanks to a rounded design and improved drivers, the company’s newest smart speaker outshines the competition.
Trump's White House has long been AWOL on cybersecurity. That lack of oversight almost seemed to be working—until the SolarWinds hack.
People misunderstand why I dislike the game. It's not the bugs—it’s that everyone in it sucks.
A team at Oxford University has reverse engineered fuel from the greenhouse gas—but so far just in the lab.
These portable devices can send results to your phone—and help you keep track of your health.
Amazon has four different ebook readers. Here's how they stack up—and which may be right for you.
To cope with Covid-19 lockdowns, many folks watched older films at home. Some tackled the AFI 100, or picked a favorite director. I picked a theme.
Spoiler: Not too much, but watch your wallet before signing up for anyone's “unlimited” plan.
So why do policymakers keep using it?
The companies are backing proposals in other states that would give workers the ability to form unions—but still consider them contractors, not employees.