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The 36 Best Fourth of July Deals on Kitchen Gizmos and Tech
Independence Day is here, and so are the savings. We’ve rounded up plenty of sales on air purifiers, office chairs, massage guns, and more.

Sharing Music Rescued My Relationship With My Teenager
I texted her Joni Mitchell, she sent me songs of her own. Slowly, my daughter began to open up to me again.

Which Amazon Fire Tablet Is Best for You?
Whether you need a travel-friendly slate or something affordable for the kids, we tested every model to find the right one for everybody.

Why Can’t a Magnet-Propelled Truck Actually Work?
The internet thinks it has discovered the secret to fuel-free perpetual motion. Physics knows better.

How a Group of Murderers Became Skyrim's Most Beloved Faction
With friends like these, you definitely won't need enemies. Or the main story campaign, for that matter.

TikTok’s Latest Cringe Trend: Gen Z Critiques Their Former Selves
The first generation to grow up on Instagram and Snapchat is already taking stock.

Scientists Are Trying to Grow Crops in the Dark
Powering plant growth with solar panels instead of photosynthesis could be a more efficient way of using the Sun’s energy for food. But it’s not all good news.

The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2022 So Far
From cryptocurrency thefts to intrusions into telecom giants, state-backed attackers have had a field day in the year’s first half.

The Surface Laptop Go 2 Offers Style on a Budget
Microsoft’s updated midrange model is a top-tier student pick and cheaper MacBook alternative, but its battery leaves much to be desired.

Gorillas’ Retreat Signals a Reckoning for Delivery Apps
Quick-delivery empires are crumbling across Europe as investors put an emphasis on profits.

The Best Webcams for Looking Brighter and Better
Zoom into peoples' offices and living rooms with the best version of your on-camera self.

How to Set a Maximum Limit on Your Phone's Volume
Whether you want to protect your ears or just standardize sound across apps, these tips can help.

Secrets of the Moon’s Permanent Shadows Are Coming to Light
Robots will venture into the sunless depths of lunar craters to find ancient water ice, while studies find hints about how water arrives on rocky worlds.

Citizen Sleeper's Creator Was Inspired by Our Modern Dystopia
Gareth Damian Martin sat down with WIRED to explain the "passive cruelty" of corporate culture and the game's visceral economic fears.

How to Shop Like a Pro on Amazon Prime Day
The big sale event is notoriously full of lackluster deals. Here's how to cut through the clutter to find the real gems.

What, Exactly, Is the Metaverse Standards Forum Creating?
No one will agree on what the metaverse is. But that's not stopping a coalition of big names in tech from designing the tools needed to build it.

Bote's Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard Packs Big Summer Fun
It's spendy, but this portable board folds up compact enough to fit in (relatively) small spaces.

Gun Database Breach Leaks Details on Thousands of Owners
Plus: Indian hacker-for-hire groups, Chinese student espionage efforts, and more.

Robocalls Are (Finally) Being Shaken Up
Plus: Insta-delete your Instagram account, TikTok is eyeing your wallet, and Google makes it easier to switch from iOS.

How to Work Offline and Still Be Productive
Whether you're on a train, in the mountains, or at home when your wifi cuts out, you can still get a lot done. All it takes is a little preparation.

130-Year-Old Menus Show How Climate Change Affects What We Eat
By studying the so-called mean temperature of restaurant seafood, scientists have shown how the species that fill our plates have changed with time.

The Quarry Blurs the Line Between Video Games and Cinema
With impressive digitized performances and seamless storytelling, Supermassive Games' newest title hints at the future of both mediums.

21 Best Early Amazon Prime Day Deals
From TVs and smartphones to laptops, we found great discounts on some of our favorite products ahead of the retailer’s big sales event.

The Best Samsung Galaxy S22 Cases and Accessories
Deck out your new phone with wallet cases, kickstands, wireless chargers, and charging adapters.

The Best Cheap Phones for Almost Every Budget
There’s little reason to pay top dollar for a smartphone. These Android devices and iPhones—ranging from $150 to $500—stood up to WIRED’s testing.

‘Doom RPG,’ the Weirdest Official Doom Game, Is Now Playable on Windows
GEC.inc, a small Costa-Rica based collective, has freed the surprisingly fun turn-based ‘Doom RPG’ from a pre-iPhone world.

What’s Going on With RadioShack’s Twitter Feed?
It's a sign of the times: the off-kilter '90s nostalgia that's also bringing back Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name.”

How to Use an eSIM for Dual Phone Numbers
The era of removable SIM cards will come to an end. It's time to get acquainted with its next, tinier evolution.

The Secrets of Covid ‘Brain Fog’ Are Starting to Lift
Scientists are getting closer to understanding the neurology behind the memory problems and cognitive fuzziness that an infection can trigger.

Is Your New Car a Threat to National Security?
Putting sensor-packed Chinese cars on Western roads could be a privacy issue. Just ask Tesla.

Meta Was Restricting Abortion Content All Along
Abortion access groups and activists say they have been dealing with algorithmic censorship for years.

The Race to Build Wind Farms That Float on the Open Sea
There’s huge potential to generate renewable energy far out in the ocean. But designing turbines that can survive rough waters isn’t exactly a breeze.

The Supreme Court Is Jeopardizing Federal Climate Action
The court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA doesn’t go as far as some climate activists feared it might. But it’s a road map for future challenges.

The Fight Over Which Uses of AI Europe Should Outlaw
A new European Union law will set rules for what the technology can and can’t do to people, like whether it’s OK to deploy lie detectors at borders.

A New, Remarkably Sophisticated Malware Is Attacking Routers
Researchers say the remote-access Trojan ZuoRAT is likely the work of a nation-state and has infected at least 80 different targets.

School Surveillance Will Never Protect Kids From Shootings
The failure is not only in the spurious systems, but in the belief that more data can improve them.

The Best Phones With an Actual Headphone Jack
Audio jacks are endangered, but they’re not gone. Here are some of our favorite smartphones that still let you plug in.

The Best Coffee Subscriptions We’ve Savored
These services deliver freshly roasted, delicious coffee right to your door—each with its own twist.

The Metaverse is Still Messy
This week, we talk with author and venture capitalist Matthew Ball about the metaverse and whether this next generation of the internet will ever really materialize.

Why the Search for Life on Mars Is Happening in Canada’s Arctic
Scientists show how microbes living in a salty spring near the North Pole might resemble those that could have survived on the Red Planet—or in ocean worlds.

Worker-Owned Apps Are Redefining the Sharing Economy
As Uber and its ilk face high prices, increased regulation, and labor shortages, a new cooperative model is thriving.

The World Can’t Wean Itself Off Chinese Lithium
China dominates the global supply chain for lithium-ion batteries. Now rival countries are scrambling for more control over “white oil.”

Netflix’s Spiderhead Lacks the Charm of the Story It’s Based On
The movie takes itself far more seriously than the George Saunders story at its core.

You Need to Update Windows and Chrome Right Now
Plus: Google issues fixes for Android bugs. And Cisco, Citrix, SAP, WordPress, and more issue major patches for enterprise systems.

Section 230 Is a Last Line of Defense for Abortion Speech Online
Dobbs should be a wake-up call for anyone seeking to undercut the immunity protections afforded by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

How Dobbs Threatens to Torpedo Privacy Rights in the US
The US Supreme Court’s privacy rulings chart an old battle and could inform life after Roe.

The Best Electric Cargo Bikes for Families
We’ve spent several years riding and testing extra-large ebikes for hauling little ones and getting around town.

The Best Smart Lighting Panels, LED Strips, and Ambient Lamps
Light up your life with color, find accent lighting to match your mood, and transform the feel of your home with these decorative devices.

Cozy Grove Doesn’t Shame Me
And that’s why I keep going back to it.

Compose Your Own '80s Tunes With These Super-Portable Synths
These tiny, adorable, rechargeable, and affordable synths fit in a backpack and make you sound like a modern-day A-ha.

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