The Best Hiking Apps to Keep from Getting Lost

Ah, the great outdoors. The flora, the fauna, the welcome mystery of the open trail stretched before you. You’ve left it all behind, until … Wait. Where’s the map? Did…

A Mathematician’s Guided Tour Through Higher Dimensions

Alternatively, just as we can unfold the faces of a cube into six squares, we can unfold the three-dimensional boundary of a tesseract to obtain eight cubes, as Salvador Dalí…

Nokia XR20 Review: Rugged and Feature-Packed

I’ll admit it. I was ready to rag on HMD Global’s newest Nokia phone before I even took it out of the box. It costs $550, yet it uses a…

Secretlab’s Magnus Desk Is a Magnetic Wonder for Cable Management

I hate wires. Ironic, coming from someone who writes for WIRED. That doesn’t mean I’m anti cables—Ethernet rules, and Wi-Fi drools—I just hate cluttered desks, so wires need to be…

How to Set Up a NAS to Securely Share Files

NAS drives are able to run their own applications too, so you could have a NAS that’s connected to your Dropbox account, or one that runs a custom VPN (Virtual…

Companies hoping to grow carbon-sucking kelp may be rushing ahead of the science

In late January, Elon Musk tweeted that he planned to give $100 million to promising carbon removal technologies, stirring the hopes of researchers and entrepreneurs. A few weeks later, Arin…

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Returns After 3 Days in Orbit

After spending three days about 360 miles above the ground, the all-civilian crew of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 have returned to Earth. Their Crew Dragon capsule slowed down to 15 miles per…

7 Best TV Streaming Devices for 2021 (4K, HD): Roku vs. Fire TV vs. Apple TV vs. Google

Whether you want to escape the cable company or to abandon the terrible interface that’s built into your smart TV, a reliable streaming device is a wonderful thing. Roku, Apple,…

Former US Intelligence Operatives Admit They Hacked for UAE

This week started with Apple, Microsoft, and Google all patching a bunch of zero-day vulnerabilities, which means that you hopefully set aside a little time on Tuesday to update all…

Urchin Slayers Are Trying to Save the Underwater Rainforest

This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Grant Downie had been out of the Pacific Ocean for about 10 minutes when he realized…