Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code

Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code 28 February 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright maciek905 Image caption The bug emerges because of the way the browsers handle formatting instructions Google has released details of a bug in Microsoft’s browsing programs that would allow attackers to build websites that make the software crash. Google…

As it sells its 12 millionth board, Raspberry Pi reveals why it’s shifting away from hardware

iStock / robtek February 29, 2012 marked a day when computing was changed irrevocably. The first generation of the credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi went on sale and shifted 100,000 units within its first 24-hours. ADVERTISEMENT The robots making 100,000 Raspberry Pi computers a week The robots making 100,000 Raspberry Pi computers a week Around the world,…

“The power of fantasy’: part three of WIRED’s Holy Land documentary

In the third instalment of Holy Land, WIRED explores how the power of fantasy continues to shape the region’s tech ecosystem. We examine Shimon Peres’s extraordinary legacy in shaping Israeli innovation, tracing the evolution of the country’s world-leading eductation and R&D. We visit miLAB at IDC Herzliya, a prototyping centre that focuses on physical-digital interaction,…

Peugeot’s Instinct car will know how you’re feeling and change how it drives to suit your mood

Peugeot Peugeot has unveiled its Instinct concept car, giving a glimpse of what its self-driving vehicles could look like in the years to come. ADVERTISEMENT The elegantly designed, four-seater saloon is powered by a 297bhp plug-in hybrid system and has four different driving modes: drive boost, drive relax, autonomous soft and autonomous sharp. That, in…

Government targets sexting and cyberbullying

Government targets sexting and cyberbullying 27 February 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Thinkstock A government initiative aimed at making the internet safer for young people will target sexting and cyberbullying, as well as online harassment, abuse and rape threats made against women. Ministers will meet with large technology companies, charities, academics and mental…

WIRED’s Alternative Oscars 2017

Flickr/Ivan Bandura With the Oscars imminent, the question on Hollywood’s lips is whether La La Land can break Titanic and The Return Of The King’s record for the most-ever Oscar wins. (Prediction: not quite.) ADVERTISEMENT After the Academy’s unacceptably poor diversity record in recent years, it’s also heartening to see such admiration for the magnificent…

Google brings Assistant to Android phones

Google brings Assistant to Android phones 26 February 2017 From the section Technology Image caption Google Assistant will soon be available to many more smartphone users Google’s voice-activated digital assistant will soon be available on smartphones running the latest versions of the Android operating system. Until now, Google Assistant had only been available on the…

UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge

UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge 26 February 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright AFP Image caption Robothespian was built by a British company to interact with the public Funding of £17.3m ($22m) for artificial intelligence and robotics research to be carried out by British universities is to be announced by the government. It…

Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone

Media playback is unsupported on your device Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone 26 February 2017 Last updated at 00:18 GMT A new Android-powered Blackberry with a physical keyboard has been unveiled by Chinese phone-maker TCL Communication. The company now licenses the brand for its devices, after Blackberry decided to outsource the development and manufacture of…

Apple checking ‘exploding’ iPhone video

Apple checking ‘exploding’ iPhone video 24 February 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Brianna Olivas Image caption Brianna Olivas,18, posted pictures of her destroyed iPhone 7 Plus on Facebook Apple is investigating claims that a US woman’s iPhone 7 Plus “exploded” and caught fire. Brianna Olivas, 18, from Tucson, Arizona, was sleeping with the…

Cloudflare bug data leak exposed

Cloudflare bug data leak exposed By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News 24 February 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cloudflare founders Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn Private messages exchanged on dating sites, hotel bookings and frames from adult videos were among the data inadvertently exposed by a bug discovered…

If ghosts were real, Brian Cox claims CERN would have found them by now

Rachel Titiriga There are countless conspiracy theories surrounding ghosts and paranormal activity, and while it shouldn’t need explaining to anyone who has a scientific mind, Brian Cox has stressed why such apparitions are “inconceivable.” How could the Large Hadron Collider unlock other dimensions? WIRED explains How could the Large Hadron Collider unlock other dimensions? WIRED…

A brief history of time travel

Subscribe to WIRED ADVERTISEMENT Of all time travel’s paradoxes, here’s the strangest of them all: hop on a TARDIS back to 1894 and the concept didn’t even exist. “Time travel is a new idea,” explains New York-based author James Gleick, 62. “It’s a very modern myth.” Gleick’s entertaining Time Travel: A History, out in hardback…

Google’s Waymo sues Uber for reportedly stealing trade secrets and patent infringement

Waymo Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle company, Waymo – formerly Google’s self-driving car division – is suing Uber and its subsidiary Otto, for allegedly stealing trade secrets and infringing patents. ADVERTISEMENT Otto was co-founded by former Waymo employee Anthony Levandowski, who, before leaving, reportedly downloaded 14,000 confidential files, including the design for Waymo’s LiDAR circuit board. Uber…

Bring a piece of the ocean into your home with WIRED’s favourite sea-worthy treasures

Mitch Payne Subscribe to WIRED ADVERTISEMENT Roxy Russell Medusae collection The diaphanous glow and delicate tentacles of these jellyfish-inspired lamps will fill your room with the calm of the sea. Made from velum-finish polyester mylar, the Medusae collection is available in four varieties, including the Polyp pendant lamp (centre). From $375 roxyrussell.bigcartel.com Mitch Payne Re-sea…

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort 23 February 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Mil.ru Image caption Western analysts have noted improvements in Russian electronic warfare capabilities Russia’s military has admitted for the first time the scale of its information warfare effort, saying it was significantly expanded post-Cold War. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said…