Amazon’s HQ2 Aimed to Show Tech Can Boost Cities. Now It’s Paused
Arlington, Virginia, won a US-wide contest to host Amazon’s second headquarters. More than half of the giant project is now indefinitely delayed.
Welcome to the Museum of the Future AI Apocalypse
The new Misalignment Museum in San Francisco is a memorial to an imagined future in which artificial general intelligence kills most of humanity.
US Technological Dominance Is Not What It Used to Be
The US still leads the world in artificial intelligence, but there are signs it is losing its edge to China in other areas of advanced computing.
How AI Could Transform Email
Artificial intelligence may streamline a form of business communication that’s already super fake.
Face Recognition Software Led to His Arrest. It Was Dead Wrong
Alonzo Sawyer’s misidentification by algorithm made him a suspect for a crime police now say was committed by someone else—feeding debate over regulation.
Startups and Tech Culture
Video Games Are a New Propaganda Machine for Iran
The state sponsors titles that cast it in a favorable light and punishes indies for depicting a more complex vision of Iranian identity.
An Apple Store Worker Is the New Face of US Labor Law Reform
The company's anti-union tactics at retail outlets have drawn government scrutiny and are fueling a drive to get a new labor bill through Congress.
Ukraine’s Startups Kept Innovating Through 1 Year of War
Founders and coders have shipped updates through blackouts and from bomb shelters. “There’s no way out except to fight for the future,” one worker says.
Who Should You Believe When Chatbots Go Wild?
Microsoft and others ask us to ignore their glitchy bots’ pleas for personhood. But we need better explanations—and guardrails.
Bitcoin Miners Are Playing a High-Stakes Game of Chicken
In the bitter crypto winter, companies are making deep cuts to survive a new challenge.
Crypto Buyers Beware: 1 in 4 New Tokens of Any Value Is a Scam
And according to tracing firm Chainalysis, one very prolific scammer ran at least 264 of those scams in 2022 alone.
Bitcoin Investors Are Plotting a Major Coup
A group of activist shareholders at the world's largest bitcoin investment trust claim they lost billions as the market tanked. Now they want to take control.
Confusion Spirals in Crypto as the US Cracks Down
The Securities and Exchange Commission launched enforcement actions against some of the industry’s major players, raising questions over crypto’s future.
Big Tech’s Layoffs Highlight How the US Fails Immigrant Workers
Decades-old visa rules mean that job cuts disadvantage workers, companies, and perhaps the whole country.
Right-to-Repair Advocates Question John Deere’s New Promises
The tractor maker is accused of blocking farmers from fixing their own equipment. A new agreement offers concessions—but campaigners say it’s not enough.
Clearview Stole My Face and the EU Can't Do Anything About It
One man’s battle to reclaim his face shows regulators across the bloc are failing to reprimand the US face search engine.
The Gig Law Causing Chaos in California Strip Clubs
Dancers say a law to protect people working at ride-hailing and food delivery apps has been used to undercut their livelihoods.
The End of the Zoom Boom
Zoom was a pandemic star. It’s the latest tech company to find that status isn’t sustainable.
Microsoft Taps ChatGPT to Boost Bing—and Beat Google
The second-ranked search engine is getting a new chatbot interface that attempts to synthesize information from sites across the web.
Your Google Searches Are Quietly Evolving. Here’s What’s Next
We went behind the scenes to make sense of Shopping, Ads, and the changes that will shape your internet searches.
Omar L. Gallaga
Apple’s App Review Fix Fails to Placate Developers
After bad press about its App Store rules, Apple added a way to challenge app rejections. Creators say projects still get blocked for no good reason.
The Mystery Vehicle at the Heart of Tesla’s New Master Plan
Elon Musk says a new Tesla will rewire the company and help save the world, but he won’t tell investors what it is.
The Mountain Village in the Path of India’s Electric Dreams
The country has discovered enough lithium to electrify every vehicle on its roads, but the massive deposit has tensions running high.
The Amazonification of Buying a New Car
Tesla pioneered selling vehicles online. Electric cars, the pandemic, and changing consumer behavior are now causing other automakers to embrace the shift.
How Ukraine’s Trains Kept Running Despite Bombs and Blackouts
Since Russia’s full-scale assault began, Ukraine’s railways evacuated 4 million people and brought 300 foreign delegations to Kyiv.
Uber and Lyft May Be More Likely to Fire Drivers of Color
The Dream of Mini Nuclear Plants Hangs in the Balance
How One Guy’s AI Tracked the Chinese Spy Balloon Across the US
Amazon Has a Donkey Meat Problem
Ukraine’s War Brings Autonomous Weapons to the Front Lines
Should Algorithms Control Nuclear Launch Codes? The US Says No
Alphabet Layoffs Hit Trash-Sorting Robots
Gonzalez v. Google
The US Supreme Court Doesn’t Understand the Internet
Vittoria Elliott and Dell Cameron
The WIRED Guide to Quantum Computing
Tom Simonite and Sophia Chen
Tech Layoffs Are Feeding a New Startup Surge
Meta Verified Shows a Company Running Out of Ideas
Generative AI Is Coming For the Lawyers
Conspiracy Theorists Are Coming for the 15-Minute City
Heat Pumps Sell Like Hotcakes on America's Oil-Rich Frontier
Road to Ruin
Workers Are Dying in the EV Industry’s ‘Tainted’ City
Roblox Is Bringing Generative AI to Its Gaming Universe
Google Pioneered Stratospheric Loon Balloons. Was China Watching?
One Startup’s Plan to Help Africa Lure Back Its AI Talent
Germany Raises Red Flags About Palantir’s Big Data Dragnet
Tesla’s Recall Targets a 'Fundamental' Flaw
India’s YouTube Vigilante Is Wanted for Murder
The Push to Ban TikTok in the US Isn’t About Privacy
Facebook Is Still Letting Russia Interfere in Politics
The Battle for the Soul of Buy Nothing