Lomography Lomo’Instant Square Review: Great For Square Photo Lovers

One of my favorite cameras ever is the original Polaroid SX-70. This marvel of engineering, chemistry, and industrial design introduced the world to fully integral instant photography—before the SX, instant photography wasn’t quite instant, requiring a peel-apart film that relied on some pretty gnarly chemicals. The SX-70 was like the iPod of its time. With […]

Star Wars News: ‘Solo’ Had Two Han Solos Behind the Scenes

Let’s get this out of the way: You’ve seen the first trailer (and, before that, the TV spot) for Solo: A Star Wars Story, right? If not, go ahead and do that. OK, now that we have your undivided attention, we can get on with all the other Star Wars news of the last few […]

These Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are Half-Off Right Now

Some audiophiles dislike Bose with a passion, and noise cancelling in general. The hate is unwarranted. Here at WIRED, we love these headphones, and it’s hard to top Bose QuietComfort series. Bose’s noise cancelling technology has come a long way, making the QC series among best headphones for travel or to wear during a noisy […]

Thank Maps for the Cadillac CT6’s Super Cruise Self-Driving

For the people paid to worry about liability at GM, that wasn’t enough. They wanted the car to read the world, not just the driver. So they hired a company called Ushr to drive every mile of interstate in the US and Canada, mapping it with a lidar sensor. (For particularly straight stretches, it used […]

Facebook’s Mandatory Anti-Malware Scan Is Invasive and Lacks Transparency

When an Oregon science fiction writer named Charity tried to log onto Facebook on February 11, she found herself completely locked out of her account. A message appeared saying she needed to download Facebook’s malware scanner if she wanted to get back in. Charity couldn’t use Facebook until she completed the scan, but the file […]

What Facebook Isn’t Saying About Trump and Clinton’s Campaign Ads

It’s also unclear which types of messages and targeting correspond with what pricing. An ad targeted at a custom list of voters will have a higher CPM than one with a national audience, for instance. The chart does not show what the Clinton and Trump campaigns would have paid for an apples-to-apples ad buy. In […]

This Publisher Foresaw an Internet of Fiction Mixed With Fact

Facebook has had a bumpy couple of years. It makes money in torrents, but the way it’s handled the manipulations of its platform has led critics to charge it was being irresponsible and craven. In recent months it’s finally begun to signal it understands that criticism and to make specific and potentially meaningful changes. But […]

MoviePass Customer Service Complaints Grow Along With Its Subscriber Base

In fairness, there’s no indication that MoviePass does track people beyond that check-in within 100 yards of a theater. But the misstep underscored that MoviePass hasn’t earned the benefit of the doubt from its customers—especially when that sort of broader location tracking is exactly how the company plans to grow, eventually offering discounts not just […]

The Physics of the Speeder Chase in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

I make it my job to hunt through all the best trailers and find some cool physics thing to explore. In this case, it’s the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story—the Han Solo-led movie, scheduled to come out in May, that takes place some time before Episode IV: A New Hope. Right at the […]

Why Giving Billions in Subsidies to Big Telecom Won’t Get Us Better Service

In the American internet access world, public assets are privatized all the time. Sometimes this happens when private companies are handed direct payments in the form of subsidies: public money, amounting to at least $5 billion a year, which is showered on companies to incentivize them to provide access in places where they feel it […]