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The 272 Best Prime Day Deals, Tested and Tracked By Our Team

WIRED’s coverage of the best Amazon Prime Day deals is, as they say, built different. For starters, we only include products someone from our team has personally tested and reviewed. That means you will not find any flimsy fad gadgets or shoddy dupes among our recommendations. What remains is all solid stuff. You’ll often find […]

A look at Nexus, a Bank for International Settlements-backed project aiming to link domestic smartphone-based payment systems for instant cross-border payments (Andy Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

Andy Mukherjee / Bloomberg: A look at Nexus, a Bank for International Settlements-backed project aiming to link domestic smartphone-based payment systems for instant cross-border payments  —  A protocol to move money across borders quickly at a low fee will be the best thing to happen to instant payments — until the next best thing comes […]

This Week’s Theme Park News From Disney, Universal, and More

It’s a battle of Halloween season announcements with Universal Studios—plus, summer conventions are heating up with San Diego Comic-Con, D23 Expo, and Midsummer Scream. Peak vacation season is in full swing at Disney Parks and Universal Studios, where the latest attractions are drawing in major crowds. Whether you’re keeping cool on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure or […]

The Download: defining AI, and China’s driverless ambitions

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. What is AI? AI is sexy, AI is cool. AI is entrenching inequality, upending the job market, and wrecking education. The AI boom will boost the economy, the AI bubble is about to […]

17 Best Early Amazon Prime Day Deals (2024)

The biggest and best of the summer sales is Amazon’s Prime Day event, which runs on July 16 and 17 this year. But you don’t necessarily need to wait to bag a bargain, because Amazon always lets a few tasty discounts slip the net to whet your appetite ahead of the main event. We have […]

A look at concerns about Saudi Arabia's sportswashing in esports as it hosts the Esports World Cup; Saudi's PIF has bought some of the biggest gaming companies (Ben Church/CNN)

Ben Church / CNN: A look at concerns about Saudi Arabia’s sportswashing in esports as it hosts the Esports World Cup; Saudi’s PIF has bought some of the biggest gaming companies  —  In the heart of Saudi Arabia’s capital, a seismic moment for esports is underway; one which has triggered both excitement and concern across […]

Bluey Minisodes: The Minireview

They’re here! Bluey mini-episodes have dropped and as promised they are super mini. The microdose of the Heeler family’s hijinks is composed of seven bite-sized episodes that are only a couple of minutes long, and truth be told it’s not really enough to tide us over until the next drop of actual episodes.  You can […]

The Download: Mind-controlled prosthetics, and the price of AI training data

What’s new: When someone loses part of a leg, a prosthetic can make it easier to get around. But most prosthetics are static, cumbersome, and hard to move. A new neural interface connects a bionic limb to nerve endings in the thigh, allowing the limb to be controlled by the brain. How they did it: […]

The Best Kids Headphones of 2024—With Features to Protect Your Kids Hearing

As writers and testers for WIRED, we spend all day immersed in personal technology of all kinds. It’s probably no surprise that if we work on a computer during the day and enjoy gaming in our downtime, our kids do, too. Reviewer Adrienne So has a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old who attended school remotely and […]

Source: Microsoft told over a dozen Texas agencies and public universities that their emails were exposed in the Russian hack of Microsoft, disclosed in January (Jake Bleiberg/Bloomberg)

Jake Bleiberg / Bloomberg: Source: Microsoft told over a dozen Texas agencies and public universities that their emails were exposed in the Russian hack of Microsoft, disclosed in January  —  – Company initially disclosed the cyberattack in January  — Some agencies say exposed emails related to routine matters Source link