Joe Trippi pioneered the use of social media as a fundraising tool. As campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean in 2004, he started a trend that has reinvented that way politicians run for office. But he believes that many politicians are still missing out on the power of the internet once they’re elected….
In a show of hacker team spirit in August of last year, Parisa Tabriz ordered hoodies for the staff she leads at Google, a group devoted to the security of the company’s Chrome browser.
Walt Martin is kneeling, legs folded behind him, butt resting on his heels. “I’ve got to practice my yoga,” he says, clearly joking. Never mind that we’re in the cab of an 18-wheeler cruising through Colorado at 55 mph and Martin was, until a moment ago, the guy at the wheel.
During every one of the debates in the political thunder dome that is the 2016 presidential election, some meme or talking point has emerged to grab the Internet’s attention: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s shimmy, Republican nominee Donald Trump’s sniffling, and-last night-his “bad hombres” comment.
Will Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton talk about self-driving trucks tonight at the first presidential debate? They should, because autonomous vehicles are coming to reshape the infrastructure of America. And when they do, we’ll analyze and fact-check their answers in our WIRED live blog right here starting at 8pm ET.
WIRED.com is now entirely HTTPS. In other words: All our content is encrypted in transit from our servers to your browser, and this ensures no one is fiddling with that content before it reaches you. We began this rollout nearly five months ago and took the final step of turning on HTTPS across the entire site last week.
Today WIRED is acknowledging a delay in our HTTPS rollout-but we’ve got good news too.
Today’s a big day on WIRED.com. Take a look at your browser’s address bar. See that lock icon next to the URL? Starting today, we’re making the switch to HTTPS. We’re starting on our Security vertical-where many of our loyal readers already know a thing or two about cybersecurity.
There’s not much reason to have QuickTime on a Windows rig in this day and age, because there are so many better options for watching video. That’s why Apple has stopped updating it. And since a lack of updates means a lack of protection-including against two active vulnerabilities-you need to dump it.
Someone With Tiny Hands may have bullied his way into the center of the American political arena, but during his Super Tuesday victory speech last week, the real action took place in the margins. That’s where you could find Chris Christie apparently lost in reverie, his bewildering expressions instantly stealing the spotlight from Someone With Tiny Hands’s choreographed Main Event.
A typewriter font is easy to identify; just compare the width of its letterforms. The type bars on typewriters are all of uniform width, and so too are the letters they impress upon the page (or, more likely, the screen). I, J, M, X-take a ruler and measure them.
Over the past several years, there’s been a significant increase in the number of people using ad-blocking software in their web browser. We have certainly seen a growth in those numbers here at WIRED, where we do all we can to write vital stories for an audience that’s passionate about the ongoing adventure of our rapidly changing world.
If you’re in engineering management, there’s almost certainly a ticket lurking at the bottom of your team’s Trello/Jira/Pivotal board. The details of the specific tasks vary, and if you’re lucky they don’t include “migrate 45,751 posts from flat files and old JSPs to our current CMS” like mine did, but the general idea is the same: Clean Up Technical Debt.
Late last week, the privacy community scored a victory in a year-long battle over the future of encryption: In internal discussions, the White House quietly overruled law enforcement and intelligence officials, deciding that it won’t pursue a policy of pushing tech companies to put “backdoors” in their encryption that would allow government agencies to access decrypted private data.
My browser is a mess. When I’m working on my laptop, I usually have about 40 tabs open at a time: a dozen Google Docs, Twitter, a couple of forums, oodles of other research pages. Pretty soon my work slows to a crawl because I can’t refind the damn site I was just looking at.
A perfect shitstorm of Islamophobia and technophobia appears to have congealed outside Dallas in the case of a ninth grader arrested after he brought a homemade clock to school. The student, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, Texas, was a big fan of robotics club in middle school, according to The Dallas Morning News .
The TSA is learning a basic lesson of physical security in the age of 3-D printing: If you have sensitive keys-say, a set of master keys that can open locks you’ve asked millions of Americans to use-don’t post pictures of them on the Internet.
Every September, Apple holds a big media event to introduce its latest iPhone lineup. This year’s event takes place Wednesday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. We’re expecting a lot of news to be announced, so we’re liveblogging the event. It all begins Wednesday, September 9, at 10AM PDT.
Face it: Siri sucks. So often, she has no clue what you’re saying. And when she does, there’s a pretty good chance she’ll respond with nothing more than a page filled with Internet links. Part of the problem is that Apple’s talking digital assistant is built on old technology.
Welcome to the age of hackable automobiles, when two security researchers can cause a 1.4 million product recall. On Friday, Chrysler announced that it’s issuing a formal recall for 1.4 million vehicles that may be affected by a hackable software vulnerability in Chrysler’s Uconnect dashboard computers.
When you combine robots and cheetahs with military funding, you’re bound to end up with something incredible. Robotics engineers from MIT have spent over five years developing a battery-powered quadruped robot capable of running as fast as a human being. And now they’ve trained that robot to jump over hurdles-autonomously.
A security researcher who was kicked off a United Airlines flight last month after tweeting a reference to security vulnerabilities in its system had previously taken control of an airplane inflight and caused it to briefly fly sideways, according to an application for a search warrant filed by an FBI agent.
Chris DiBona was worried everything would end up in one place. This was a decade ago, before the idea of open source software flipped the tech world upside-down. The open source Linux operating system was already running an enormous number of machines on Wall Street and beyond, proving you can generate big value-and big money-by freely sharing software code with the world at large.
Today, we’re proud and excited to launch the completely revamped WIRED.com. It’s been a while since our last redesign-8 years, we sheepishly admit-so this overhaul of our site is long overdue. But this gave us the time to build a smarter, more beautiful website that looks to the future as much as our reporting does.
Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and culture at Wired.com.
Silicon Valley Has Lost Its Way, the WIRED headline began. Sure, I’ll go with that. It continued, Can Skateboarding Legend Rodney Mullen Help It? And there it is: the idea that skate culture could energize a languid tech world. Is skateboarding the EpiPen the Valley needs? No. Please no. Not now.
We now live in the touchscreen paradigm. These interactive glowing rectangles are infiltrating our lives: from our desks to our wrists to our living rooms. As the father of two young boys in this touchscreen era, I’ve noticed the magnetism with which these screens attract children.
Sunday night’s biggest televised offerings were all about spectacle-the furor over Kanye’s stage-rushing recidivism, Better Call Saul’s big debut-but over on FXX one event attempted to skate by undetected. At 1:30 a.m. EST/PST, the network aired Winter Dragon, a pilot based on Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time fantasy series.
If you want to understand why the government freaked out when a $400 remote-controlled quad copter landed on the White House grounds last week, you need to look four miles away, to a small briefing room in Arlington, Virginia.
It’s the end of October, when the days have already grown short in Redmond, Washington, and gray sheets of rain are just beginning to let up. In several months, Microsoft will unveil its most ambitious undertaking in years, a head-mounted holographic computer called Project HoloLens.
Developers are still going nuts for Apple’s new Swift programming language. Since it was introduced last summer, Swift just jumped from number 68 to number 22 in the language rankings from research and analyst firm RedMonk. The rankings seeks to gauge how interested programmers are in different languages.
Type By Dirk Fowler It’s like a parody, spending time in a well-funded startup’s office, with exposed brick walls and Great Big Screens Showing User Numbers and Pie Charts, just down the street from a food truck pavilion, sipping on a cup of roasted-one-block-away designer coffee while debating iPhone 6 versus iPhone 6 Plus.
If you make your way over to the MIT Media Lab website, you’ll notice a subtle difference in the top lefthand corner of the page. For the last three years, the space was occupied by a logo that looked like three spotlights projecting multi-colored beams into the unknown distance.
When a man tells you about the time he planned to put a vegetable garden on Mars, you worry about his mental state. But if that same man has since launched multiple rockets that are actually capable of reaching Mars-sending them into orbit, Bond-style, from a tiny island in the Pacific-you need to find another diagnosis.
There’s this great Andy Warhol quote you’ve probably seen before: “I think everybody should like everybody.” You can buy posters and plates with pictures of Warhol, looking like the cover of a Belle & Sebastian album, with that phrase plastered across his face in Helvetica.
Google is putting its considerable weight behind an open source technology that’s already one of the hottest new ideas in the world of cloud computing. This technology is called Docker. You can think of it as a shipping container for things on the internet-a tool that lets online software makers neatly package their creations so they can rapidly move them from machine to machine to machine.
Despite the public, political, and business interest in greater broadband deployment, not every American has high-speed internet access — but who’s really to blame for strangling broadband competition? While popular arguments focus on supposed ‘monopolists’ such as big cable companies, it’s really our local governments and public utilities that impose the most significant barriers to entry.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled homeopathic remedies made by a company called Terra-Medica because they may contain actual medicine — possibly penicillin or derivatives of the antibiotic. Terra-Medica creates a range of homeopathic capsules, suppositories and ointments under clinical-sounding brand names including Pleo-Fort, Pleo-Quent and Pleo-EX.
There has been a lot of speculation about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Terrorism, hijacking, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN; it’s almost disturbing. I tend to look for a simpler explanation, and I find it with the 13,000-foot runway at Pulau Langkawi.