Category : My Wired

Enjoy the Sleepy Resort Town of Sochi Before the Olympic Chaos

For two weeks this month, all eyes will be on Sochi as it hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics. But for most Russians, this city by the Black Sea is a place of rest and recuperation, not elite athleticism.

Audio-Technica's Beloved Headphones Finally Get a Makeover

Audio-Technica has updated its much-beloved ATH-M50 headphone to make it more mobile-friendly and fashion-conscious with detachable cables and a less-boring color palette.

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.

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