Category : Wired News

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

A Fierce Competition to Design Fake Spaceships

24 teams of modders will compete to design a spaceship for inclusion in Star Citizen.

Amazon Prime Was Too Good to Be True After All

Amazon really has no choice but to raise the price of its “free” two-day shipping program. The irony is that Amazon Prime has worked out just like Amazon wanted it to.

WIRED Space Photo of the Day: Storm of Stars

A storm of stars is brewing in the Trifid nebula, as seen in this view from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The stellar nursery, where baby stars are bursting into being, is the yellow-and-orange object dominating the picture. Yellow bars in the nebula appear to cut a cavity

A Surefire Way to Stop Hoarding Photos on Your Phone

Everyone’s a photographer thanks to smartphones. Millions of photos of sunsets, lunches, friends, kids, cats (so many cats), and selfies are taken everyday. That’s great. But, you don’t have to — and shouldn’t — keep all those photos on your smartphone.

In Pandemic</em>, Humanity's Biggest Threats are Killer Mutants and Anti-Vaxxers

In the latest episode of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy writer Scott Sigler talks about his new virus novel Pandemic.

Super Bowl Ads Suck Up to the Internet With Memes Aplenty

With every passing year, our discussion of Super Bowl ads takes place online — and advertisers are trying to capitalize on that.

This Week in Photography: Upheaval in Ukraine, New Hasselblad Camera, and a Fired AP Photog

Why hello beautiful reader, your fine taste in media is about to pay dividends. Every week you place your eyes in our hands and we take the responsibility seriously, collecting only the finest photo stories for your perusal. So without further ado here’s your prime cut of photo news and