WIRED25 Day 3: Look at Problems in a New Way

WIRED25 Day 3: Look at Problems in a New Way

    01 Oct 2020

Conversations on the final day of this year’s WIRED25 event revolved around the existential mess that has characterized 2020: Covid-19, election integrity, California wildfires. But the experts who came together to share their insights into these problems, and the work they have been doing to confront them, also communicated a sense of genuine optimism. SUBSCRIBE

The WIRED Coronavirus Glossary | WIRED

The WIRED Coronavirus Glossary | WIRED

    02 Jun 2020

There’s a lot of noise about the coronavirus out there. As if living through a pandemic wasn’t difficult enough on its own, the rampant spread of misinformation about the virus has only made things murkier. And it’s especially hard to keep the facts straight when you have a strange new vocabulary thrust upon you practically

Covid-19 Flares Up in America’s Polluted ‘Sacrifice Zones’

Covid-19 Flares Up in America’s Polluted ‘Sacrifice Zones’

    26 May 2020

Air is political. Research indicates race is the biggest predictor of whether a person lives near a heavily polluted area. Covid-19 is especially lethal for patients with respiratory problems. Now researchers are studying whether air pollution makes Covid-19 illnesses more severe. They are especially concerned with so-called sacrifice zones, areas with pervasive exposure to toxic

Covid-19’s Toll on Prison Labor Doesn’t Just Hurt Inmates

Covid-19’s Toll on Prison Labor Doesn’t Just Hurt Inmates

    19 May 2020

While millions of Americans shelter in their homes, America’s prisoners are at work. In at least 20 states, from Florida to Michigan to Texas to California, incarcerated workers are making hand sanitizer, face masks, and protective gowns at prison manufacturing facilities. In Indiana, they’re making plastic face shields. In Oregon, they’re doing hospitals’ laundry. If

How to Go From Zero Customers to 600,000 in Less Than 4 Years

How to Go From Zero Customers to 600,000 in Less Than 4 Years

    24 Apr 2020

Jeff Bullas: Hi everyone and welcome to the Jeff Bullas show. Today, we’re going to be interviewing Steve Rayson. Before I actually have a chat with him, what I’m going to do is I’m just going to read a little bit about what Steve has done. Now Steve and I met, it was in Dublin,

You’re Not Going Back to Normal Office Life for a Long, Long Time

You’re Not Going Back to Normal Office Life for a Long, Long Time

    22 Apr 2020

This article originally appeared on VICE US. Last Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he had decided to slow down plans to move Facebook employees back into their offices. In a statement, the CEO said that employees with the ability to work from home would continue to do so at least through May. Whenever the company

How to use your Android or iOS device as a webcam

How to use your Android or iOS device as a webcam

    21 Apr 2020

A good webcam, let alone any webcam, is tough to find these days. Just to put a time marker on this post: the coronavirus pandemic has moved much of America’s workforce into a work-from-home environment. With so many people in need of basic tech supplies, demand for webcams has surged, and as supplies dwindle, prices

Covid-19 Is Exposing These 6 Hidden Dysfunctions Of Business Teams

Covid-19 Is Exposing These 6 Hidden Dysfunctions Of Business Teams

    21 Apr 2020

As Peter wrote, a little charity can cover a multitude of sins. So it goes in business, too, it seems. When people are showing up and sales are coming in, we can be forgiven for not having perfect habits at work. We’ll often excuse some inefficiencies—and even bad behavior—as part of the price of growth.

The Complete History And Future of Robots

The Complete History And Future of Robots

    16 Apr 2020

Modern robots are not unlike toddlers: It’s hilarious to watch them fall over, but deep down we know that if we laugh too hard, they might develop a complex and grow up to start World War III. None of humanity’s creations inspires such a confusing mix of awe, admiration, and fear: We want robots to

What if Covid-19 Returns Every Year, Like the Common Cold?

What if Covid-19 Returns Every Year, Like the Common Cold?

    15 Apr 2020

The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is often compared to its close genetic cousin SARS-CoV-1. And for good reason: The virus responsible for the early 2000s SARS outbreak is, in many ways, the closest parallel to what we’re dealing with now. Researchers look to it when studying how long the new virus survives on surfaces and whether