Tuesday, January 19, 2021


The SolarWinds Investigation Ramps Up

Plus:  Covid-19 contact tracing privacy, a Nissan source code leak, and more of the week's top security news. It was an unprecedented and historic week in the United States as a mob of president Donald Trump's supporters rioted on Capitol...

Facebook and Twitter Finally Respond to Trump

This week we analyze how the social media platforms reacted to the events of January 6. We also offer our preview of what to expect next week at CES. New year, new … coup? On Wednesday, supporters of President Trump...

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – January 2021

This month’s focus is on Zhang Zhan, who had been posting reports from Wuhan since early February. She was arrested in May. In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers...

The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2020

This year saw plenty of destructive hacking and disinformation campaigns—but amid a pandemic and a historic election, the consequences have never been graver. For many of us, 2020 has been a very dangerous year. Alongside the usual headline grabbers like...

The Video Games WIRED Loved Most in 2020

These are the games, both old and new, that we relied on to blow off steam, to hang out online, or just to feel better this year. In any normal year, a list of the 10 best recently released video...

18 Eleventh-Hour Holiday Deals on Games, Headphones, and More

Have you always wanted an advent calendar with Baby Yoda socks? Today's your lucky day. It's the weekend before you-know-what, and that means lots of last-minute shopping. Or, if you've actually planned things, that means kicking back and watching everyone...

Our Tech Predictions for 2021

This week, we try to guess what the year ahead has in store. We also look back in shock at how wrong we were about 2020. Can't win ’em all. You'd be forgiven if the New Year's resolutions you made...

The 8 Best Books About Artificial Intelligence to Read Now

Algorithms have crept into our feeds, streets, and workplaces. Here’s what WIRED staff are reading to understand what that means for the future. 

A Letter to My Pandemic Baby

On this week's Get WIRED podcast, an editor captures the bizarre world of 2020 for his unborn daughter. On March 26, 2020, as hospitals in the US were starting to fill with coronavirus patients and the country was adjusting to the new...

Breathe Easy—We Found the Best Air Purifiers

We tested standard and HEPA models to find the right one for your home.

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