Wired Summaries and Reviews

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8 Article

How Y Combinator Changed the World

If launching Airbnb, Stripe, and Dropbox weren’t enough, the famous accelerator has had an outsize – and mixed – impact on all of us.
Steven Levy
Wired, 2021
9 Video

Quantum Computing Expert Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty

WIRED has challenged IBM’s Dr. Talia Gershon (Senior Manager, Quantum Research) to explain quantum computing to 5 different people: a child, teen, a college student, a grad student and a professional.
Talia Gershon
Wired, 2018
9 Article

What Really Happened in Iceland’s Four-Day Week Trial

The success of the trial made global headlines. But the actual results tell a more complex story
Nicole Kobie
Wired, 2021
6 Article

The Case for Letting People Work from Home Forever

Do you want happier, productive, more engaged, and more fulfilled employees and co-workers? Well, you should campaign to let them work remotely. Here’s why.
Jaclyn Greenberg
Wired, 2021
9 Article
Barath Raghavan and Bruce Schneier
Wired, 2021
10 Article

Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It

The all-seeing Amazon, Google, and Facebook have every incentive to help the national security state undermine privacy, free speech and democracy. We’ve read this book before.
David Samuels
Wired, 2019
9 Article

The World Is Still Producing More Oil Than It Needs. Why?

Today, petroleum producers around the world will start shutting down wells after the Covid-19 pandemic caused demand to plummet. What took them so long?
Daniel Oberhaus
Wired, 2020
10 Article
Jordan Schneider
Wired, 2020
9 Article

She Helped Wreck the News Business. Here’s Her Plan to Fix It

Nandini Jammi’s advertiser boycotts scared brands away from journalism and into shady ad tech. Now she wants to teach marketers to think for themselves again.
Gilad Edelman
Wired, 2020
8 Article

Meet the Star Witness: Your Smart Speaker

Requests are rising from law enforcement for information on devices, which can include internet queries, food orders and overheard conversations.
Sidney Fussell
Wired, 2020
9 Article

The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet

At 22, he single-handedly put a stop to the worst cyberattack the world had ever seen. Then he was arrested by the FBI. This is his untold story.
Andy Greenberg
Wired, 2020
8 Article
Arielle Pardes
Wired, 2020
8 Article

Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet

People used to think the crowdsourced encyclopedia represented all that was wrong with the web. Now it’s a beacon of so much that’s right.
Richard Cooke
Wired, 2020
7 Article

Did Science Miss Its Best Shot at an AIDS Vaccine?

For 35 years, researchers have been trying to beat the virus that causes AIDS. For just as long, Burt Dorman has been saying he has a faster way.
Adam Rogers
Wired, 2018
8 Article
Bruce Schneier
Wired, 2019
8 Article
Clive Thompson
Wired, 2018
8 Article
Abby Rabinowitz and Amanda Simson
Wired, 2017
9 Video

Biologist Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty – CRISPR

WIRED has challenged biologist Neville Sanjana to explain this concept to 5 different people; a 7 year-old, a 14 year-old, a college student, a grad student and a CRISPR expert.
Neville Sanjana
Wired, 2017
8 Article

Forget the Blood of Teens

This Pill Promises to Extend Life For a Nickel A Pop
Sam Apple
Wired, 2017