How much does it matter if your software quality sucks?

 I ran across a fascinating piece by Leo Polovets of Susa Ventures this week, provocatively titled: “Why Startup Technical Diligence Is A Waste Of Time.” You should go read it, … Continue Reading →


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The Essence of Cuteness, and All the Other News You Missed This Week

Editor’s note: We’re proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to WIRED.com. The post The Essence of Cuteness, and All the Other News You Missed This … Continue Reading →


Will photo art phenom Prisma raise or get bought?

 Prisma morphs your photos into fine art like Picasso or Mondrian, and it’s blowing up the iOS app charts. Today it came out in unofficial APK beta on Android. But … Continue Reading →


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The Feds Just Put the US Back in the Global Drone Race

New drone guidelines will catalyze American innovation in the global marketplace, but there’s work left to do. The post The Feds Just Put the US Back in the Global Drone … Continue Reading →


Immersion is going to be immense

 Pokémon; Macbeth; the Illuminati. Those may not sound like they have a lot in common, but they exemplify the three whole new forms of technology-driven entertainment that have erupted in … Continue Reading →


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To End the Opioid Epidemic, We Need Way More Than OD Treatments

Naloxone will undoubtedly save many people, preserving the lives of addicts who might have otherwise perished. But it may also result in an increase of overdoses, and addicts. The post … Continue Reading →


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The History of Trial by Combat, and Other Stories You Missed This Week

We’re proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to WIRED.com. The post The History of Trial by Combat, and Other Stories You Missed This Week appeared … Continue Reading →


A Vice President Pence would be bad for building US culture of innovation

 With a Tweet from The Donald himself, it’s official that Governor Mike Pence of Indiana will be Donald Trump’s running-mate come November. Gov. Pence has been loudly parading his innovation and entrepreneurship … Continue Reading →


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An Open Letter From Tech Leaders on Donald Trump’s Presidential Bid

Today, a broad coalition of tech leaders signed an open letter standing against Donald Trump’s candidacy for president. The post An Open Letter From Tech Leaders on Donald Trump’s Presidential … Continue Reading →


Westphalexit

 As technology advances, a world partitioned into nation-states makes less and less sense. That may sound crazy, if you take it as granted that our world must be divided into … Continue Reading →


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Olympic Omens, Jumpin’ Jupiter, and More Stories You Missed This Week

We’re proud to bring NextDraft—the most righteous, most essential newsletter on the web—to WIRED.com. The post Olympic Omens, Jumpin’ Jupiter, and More Stories You Missed This Week appeared first on … Continue Reading →


A brief history of cryptocurrency drama, or, what could possible DAO wrong?

 It makes SILICON VALLEY look like C-SPAN–and yet it’s a documentary. Yes, it’s Cryptocurrency!, the show! You already know it’s been the hit of the last half-decade in extreme-nerd, get-rich-quick, … Continue Reading →


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Legal Weed and Adult Camp: All the News You Missed This Week

Every Friday youll get a roundup of the week’s most popular must-read stories from around the internet, courtesy of mastermind Dave Pell. The post Legal Weed and Adult Camp: All … Continue Reading →


Facebook throws out the news Paper

 Facebook Paper could have given publishers the reach they lost yesterday in the News Feed, but no one wanted the standalone news reading app. Facebook has pulled the Paper app … Continue Reading →


Final is a plaster on the gaping wound that is U.S. credit card security

 Credit card fraud is a big problem, with an increasing number of companies launching products to patch the problems. The most recent example is Final, which today announced it is … Continue Reading →


Google+ turns 5 and is somehow still alive

 People who love Google+ sure love Google+. That hasn’t changed since Google first launched what at the time seemed like a credible Facebook competitor back in June 2011. If you’re … Continue Reading →


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Peter Thiel Has Only Pushed the Next Gawker Underground

The next ValleyWag will be more like Wikileaks than Gawker, and perhaps even published on the dark web. The post Peter Thiel Has Only Pushed the Next Gawker Underground appeared … Continue Reading →


The dredge report: being an account of an expedition into the hyperreality of the California Delta

 It has occurred to me that perhaps TechCrunch pays insufficient attention to slurry, sediment, silt, mud, and muck; to canals, earthworks, levees, dikes, dredges, and the Army Corps of Engineers; … Continue Reading →


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NextDraft, the Internet’s Most Righteous Newsletter, Is Now on WIRED.com

Every Friday you’ll get a roundup of the week’s must-read stories from around the internet, courtesy of mastermind Dave Pell. So dig in and geek out. The post NextDraft, the … Continue Reading →


360fly’s new ad is a racist mess. I thought we were better than this.

 What do you do when nobody is paying attention to your shiny new line of cameras? You could put together a campaign that shows how good your tech is and … Continue Reading →


The world isn’t ready for only wireless headphones, Apple

 As the rumor mill continues to report that Apple supposedly is doing away with the headphone socket on its next-generation phones (more than 300,000 people already voiced their opinion), I … Continue Reading →


What the actual hell, Britain?

 As I’m writing this, it looks as if Britain has voted to leave the EU.It’s hitting me like a ton of Europe-approved bricks, because this decision just simply doesn’t make … Continue Reading →


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Facebook’s Research Ethics Board Needs to Stay Far Away from Facebook

Facebook needs to address the same ethical questions other behavioral scientists do. The post Facebook’s Research Ethics Board Needs to Stay Far Away from Facebook appeared first on WIRED.