• Sat. Oct 16th, 2021

Borrowed a School Laptop? Mind Your Open Tabs

The report found that Black and Hispanic families were more reliant on school devices than their white counterparts and were more likely to voice concern about the potential disciplinary consequences…

Remembering Steve Jobs, 10 Years Later

The prudent thing to do would have been to write Steve Jobs’ obituary well ahead of his death. We all knew that he did not have much time. For almost…

This Facebook Hearing Will Be Different

The only safe prediction to make about the Senate’s Facebook hearing today is that, for the first time in a long time, it will be different. Over the past three…

A True Story About Bogus Photos of People Making Fake News

Fittingly, Miskin’s account came with the hard-to-verify promise that her profile photo was generated by AI. Bendiksen spent weeks curating her account to resemble an enthusiastic freelance photographer from North…

Weighing Big Tech’s Promise to Black America

Mitchell came from a Black family with an entrepreneurial spirit. When he was a teenager growing up in New Haven, Connecticut, his mother and grandmother opened a bakery called the…

Bring on the Fist Bumps and Nasal Swabs—Tech Conferences Are Back

The return of tech conferences began not with a bang, but a whisper. It was the first day of Code Conference, and Kara Swisher—one of the most prominent voices in…

Clearview AI Has New Tools to Identify You in Photos

Clearview AI has stoked controversy by scraping the web for photos and applying facial recognition to give police and others an unprecedented ability to peer into our lives. Now the…

The Senate Is Mad as Hell at Facebook—Again

Toward the end of Thursday’s hearing on Facebook and teen mental health, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) alluded to the Chinese government’s recent decision to impose strict limits on kids’ video…

Amazon’s Astro Is a Dog That Will Have Its Day

Steven Levy covers the gamut of tech subjects for WIRED, in print and online, and has been contributing to the magazine since its inception. His newest column, Plaintext, will soon…

Soon Your Google Searches Can Combine Text and Images

In May, Google executives unveiled experimental new artificial intelligence trained with text and images they said would make internet searches more intuitive. Wednesday, Google offered a glimpse into how the…