The Watch That Made Everything Now

The time of our lives begins April 4, 1972. That’s the day Hamilton released the first digital watch: the Pulsar Time Computer. Originally designed for a Stanley Kubrick film, the…

Think Climate Change Is Messy? Wait Until Geoengineering

WIRED: Would we notice this? Visually, would we see anything?  KR: Yes, on an absolute scale. It changes the ratio of direct and diffuse radiation. So the idea is the…

Europe Went Bananas for Gorillas. Then Its Workers Rose Up

Discontent among Gorillas’ Berlin couriers broke out in February 2021. During a bitterly cold snap, riders in the city said they did not have the equipment to safely meet their…

Online Gaming Is the New Therapist’s Office

In the early weeks of the pandemic, Monet Goldman tried different strategies to cope with stress. “I was exercising, I was meditating, I was doing yoga,” says Goldman, a licensed…

An AI Finds Superbug-Killing Potential in Human Proteins

Their algorithm gobbled up the entire human proteome and spat out a preliminary list of about 43,000 peptides. Torres narrowed it down to the 2,603 that come from proteins known…

44 Relaxing Cyber Monday Beauty and Self-Care Deals (2021)

T3 Lucea ID Hair Straightener Photograph: T3 Amazon (Click the Coupon Button), T3 ($187), Sephora ($187) This deal started at $187, which is still a pretty good deal on a…

24 Best Cyber Monday Deals on PC Components (2021): Build Your Own Desktop!

True to Its name and its roots, Cyber Monday is a great day to go shopping for computer parts. Whether you’re building a workstation from scratch or upgrading your existing…

51 Best Cyber Monday Fitness, Health, Home Gym, Outdoor Deals (2021)

Theragun Wave Roller. Photograph: Therabody Target, Therabody, Verishop Part percussive device, part foam roller, the Wave is good for general workout recovery or muscle relaxation. For more affordable Theragun products…

A Hacking Spree Against Iran Spills Out Into the Physical World

In April 2020 hackers infiltrated the systems of an Israeli water-pumping station and tampered with equipment. Individual pumps started malfunctioning as officials scrambled to keep water supplies flowing for millions…

12 Cyber Monday Deals the WIRED Team Snapped Up (2021)

It is general consensus among the WIRED Gear team that this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have been a bit … lackluster. While we still did find some…