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'Trump's Notes' Photographer Explains How He Got the Shot

For Getty Images photographer Mark Wilson, it was just another day at the office.

Iranian-Americans Struggle to Reach Family Amid Internet Blackout

As Iran's country-wide internet shutdown approaches a full week, Iranian-Americans are increasingly desperate to connect with friends and relatives.

Trump’s Notes Exposed, a Disney+ ‘Hack,’ and More News

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

Breaking Big Tech Up Isn’t the Only Approach for Antitrust

When it comes to the Silicon Valley giants, presidential candidates are having the wrong debate.

The Likely Reason Disney\+ Accounts Are Getting 'Hacked'

Credential stuffing, where names and passwords leaked in previous breaches are reused, strikes again.

How to Watch the November Democratic Debate

Ten of the top Democratic candidates will be taking the stage in Atlanta at 9 pm Eastern.

Esports Gamers Experience the Same Stress as Pro Athletes

In the first study of its kind, researchers interviewed seven elite players of *Counter-Strike: Global Offensive*.

An Origami Artist Shows How to Fold Ultra-Realistic Creatures

Robert Lang ditched a career as a physicist to pursue origami full time. In WIRED's latest video, he reveals the tricks to folding complex shapes.

PM2.5 Air Pollution Is Still Killing Thousands of People in the US

Particulate matter steals lives through dementia, kidney disease, and hypertension—even when the air quality is within the permitted levels.

Why Good Teachers Are Like Pokémon

A science professor’s journey through the three levels of pedagogical wisdom.

Starlings Fly in Flocks So Dense They Look Like Sculptures

Photographer Xavi Bou condenses several seconds of movement into a single frame, showing the birds' flight—and fight.

Opinion: Workers Deserve a Say in Automation

The Workers Right to Training Act allows employees to evolve as their employers adopt new tech.

What Happens When You Remove a Police-Installed GPS Tracker 

The Supreme Court ruled that cops need a warrant to attach a GPS device to your car. But if you find one, can you remove it?

Shark IQ Robot Review: Convenience Makes Up for a Low IQ

Shark’s first robot vacuum has a self-emptying bin, but it struggles to make a map.

25 Amazing Holiday Gift Ideas Under $25 (2019)

Whether you're shopping for travelers, coffee-lovers, or phone addicts, just because you're cheap doesn't mean your holiday gifts can't be awesome.

Iran’s APT33 Hackers Are Targeting Industrial Control Systems

The recent focus on ICS raises the possibility that Iran's APT33 is exploring physically disruptive cyberattacks.

Black Friday 2019: Our Tips for Finding the Best Deals

The biggest shopping day of the year can be intimidating. This is how to make the most of it.

The $189,000 DBX SUV Is Here to Save Aston Martin

The esteemed brand is following the luxury SUV trend in a bid to expand and diversify its customer base.

Feds Pin Uber Crash on Human Operator, Call for Better Rules

For starters, self-driving car companies should be required to submit safety evaluation letters—and those letters should be formally assessed.

A Twitter #Fartgate, A Google Dream's Death, and More News From Today

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

Astronomers Detect Water Vapor Around Jupiter's Moon Europa

Scientists caught Europa spewing enough water vapor to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in minutes. But where is it coming from?

To See the Future of Disinformation, You Build Robo-Trolls

AI-powered software is getting better and could soon be weaponized for online disinformation.

With #Fartgate, Twitter Was a Gas Once Again

Whether a US representative tooted on air matters less than the unity it inspired on a fraught platform.

The Messy Legal Fight to Bring Celebrities Back From the Dead

A new movie is digitally resurrecting James Dean. And with image rights to old celebrities expiring, it's just the start.

The Apple Card Didn't 'See' Gender—and That's the Problem

The way its algorithm determines credit lines makes the risk of bias more acute.

Opinion: Websites Ask for Permissions And Attack Forgiveness

Web pages are increasingly powerful—asking for notifications, webcam access, or location—but this great power comes with great vulnerabilities.

Google Shakes Up Its 'TGIF'—and Ends Its Culture of Openness

Amid leaks and protests, CEO Sundar Pichai is drastically shrinking the company-wide meeting that was once a symbol of Google's idealism.

DuckDuckGo Will Automatically Encrypt More Sites You Visit

If a site offers HTTPS, DuckDuckGo's Smarter Encryption will take you there.

The Most Iconic Space Movies Get a Very Grounded Fact-Check

Astronaut Nicole Stott unpacks (and debunks) some of the more memorable Hollywood depictions of outer space.

Can Fake Horns Save the Rhino? That's … Extremely Thorny

Scientists can now flood the black market for rhino horns with horsehair fakes. Conservationists, however, have serious concerns.

Every Startup Needs to Prepare for Its Downfall

Silicon Valley lives in denial, so nobody plans for the inevitable.

Wish List 2019: 52 Amazing Gift Ideas You'll Want to Keep for Yourself

The best gadgets and gear for all your family, friends, and unindicted co-conspirators.

What It Takes to Turn a Vintage F-16 Into a Drone

The US Air Force is resurrecting old fighter jets from a boneyard in Arizona as moving targets for live-fire exercises in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Pride and Prejudice of Online Fan Culture

Why 'Star Trek' and 'Game of Thrones' nerds owe a debt to Jane Austen obsessives.

Oh My God, Netflix, Please Chill Out!

The carousel of hair-trigger auto-plays is now my nightmare reality.

Six-Word Sci-Fi: Sketch the Plot of ‘Star Wars: Episode XXI’

Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you.

Microtasks Might Be the Future of White-Collar Work

Microsoft is experimenting with inserting small Word doc jobs into people's Facebook feeds, letting them get work done while trying to procrastinate.

Ford's Electric Mustang, A Gadget-Stealing Hack, and More News

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

Cells That ‘Taste’ Danger Set Off Immune Responses

Taste and smell receptors in unexpected organs monitor the state of the body’s natural microbial health and raise an alarm over invading parasites.

The Internet Wants Zack Snyder’s Version of 'Justice League'

On the second anniversary of the movie's debut, \#ReleaseTheSnyderCut is trending once again.

Google Stadia Review: It's Getting There

Google is a streaming game company now, for better and worse.

How Facebook’s Anti-Revenge Porn Tools Failed Katie Hill

Despite automated systems and zero tolerance policies, it's easy to find photos of the former representative weeks after they were published without her consent.

Star Wars News: There Might Be a New ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’

Jon Favreau is into the idea, so it’s definitely possible.

Opinion: AI For Good Is Often Bad

Trying to solve poverty, crime, and disease with (often biased) technology doesn’t address their root causes.

The Real ID Is Nearly Here, and You Can’t Fly Home Without It

Next October, the TSA will stop accepting standard driver's licenses as ID. Here’s how to get the Real ID—and why some people hate the idea.

15 Delightful Gifts for Music Lovers and Audiophiles

From headphones and speakers to accessories for their vinyl LPs, these gift ideas will appeal to any audio lover.

Burglars Really Do Use Bluetooth Scanners to Find Laptops and Phones

Bluetooth scanners are readily available and easy to use—which means that smash-and-grab car break-in might not have been pure chance.

How Earnest Research Into Gay Genetics Went Wrong

When a well-intentioned study led to a dubious DNA test for same-sex attraction, it exposed the need for safeguards on research in the age of big genetic data.

Today’s Cartoon: Streaming Dreams

Subscription fatigue is real.

Star Wars: Beyond the *Rise of Skywalker*

The franchise hasn't really been about the movies for a long time. Three writers explore the outer edges of the Star Wars storyverse.