Category : Wired News

Watch Game of Thrones'</em> Joffrey Take Much-Deserved Twitter Abuse

Want to watch the entire Internet insult Game of Thrones’ King Joffrey Baratheon? Of course you do.

With Its New App Paper, Can Facebook Overcome the Burden of Being Facebook?

Paper is a more enjoyable way to use Facebook on your phone, sure, but it’s also subtly and shrewdly transforming the idea of what it means to use Facebook in the first place.


How to Create the Perfect Online Dating Profile, in 25 Infographics

Call it the algorithm method: Working with data crunchers at dating sites, we put together 25 tips for writing the perfect profile.

Out in the Open: Meet Julia, the One Programming Language to Rule Them All

Stefan Karpinski was building software that could simulate wireless networks, and his code was a complete mess. But it wasn’t his fault.

Judges Poised to Hand U.S. Spies the Keys to the Internet

Why the appellate court challenge pitting encrypted email provider Lavabit against the Justice Department is so important? It’s the only publicly documented case where a district judge has ordered an internet company to hand over its SSL key to the U.S. government ? in this case, the FBI.<img width='1' height='1'

Netflix and Google Books Are Blurring the Line Between Past and Present

We are now living in a history glut; the Internet has muddled the line between past and present. As our past gets closer and closer to the present and the line separating our now from our then dissolves, we’re approaching an odd sort of asymptote.<br

The LA Road That Tricks Bad Motorcyclists Into Crashing

The Snake is pure motoring perfection. A two-mile stretch of heaven that ends with what could be the most crashed corner in Southern California.

The Shout-Outs and Easter Eggs You Missed in the Sherlock</em> Finale

Learn the many hidden references and shout-outs in the Sherlock season finale, “His Last Vow.”

Two Premium Compact Cameras, Head to Head

With big sensors and high-quality lenses, these pocketable cameras can crank out pro results.

Want a Fair Society? Keep Tech Out of the Free Market

Economic theory still provides a useful template for shaping our society, but we have to begin with a more accurate notion of human nature and range of motivations: curiosity, trust, and social pressure. Using game theory to mathematically examine the properties of human societies suggests that the first step is