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What It'll Take to Get Power Back in New Orleans After Ida

By Lily Hay Newman
It could take weeks to get the lights on in parts of Louisiana, but the playbook on how to do it is clear.

Facebook Quietly Makes a Big Admission

By Gilad Edelman
The company’s new approach to political content acknowledges that engagement isn’t always the best way to measure what users value.

Funimation’s Crunchyroll Acquisition Means Big Anime Is Here

By Cecilia D'Anastasio
The Funimation-Crunchyroll deal represents a big shift for the industry and the latest twist in the streaming wars.

The Best Wireless Earbuds for Working Out

By Adrienne So
Rock your inner jock with a pair of sturdy and sweatproof wireless headphones. Here are our favorites.

Dell's New Laptop-Tablet Hybrid Is Great—but Pricey

By Scott Gilbertson
The Latitude 7320 Detachable is a Surface wannabe that'll cost you.

Mass Effect  Is Kind of a Utopia for the Chronically Ill

By Eirik Gumeny
It’s a universe where disabilities don’t slow people down or dominate their lives.

So … What If Aliens’ Quantum Computers Explain Dark Energy?

By Stephon Alexander
A wild thought experiment by Jaron Lanier and physicist Stephon Alexander concerning gravitons, virtual reality, and Incan khipu.

Should Kids Get Covid Shots Through Off-Label Prescriptions?

By Maryn McKenna
The CDC and FDA are begging docs not to jump the gun on giving children the shot before clinical trials can establish the risk of side effects for young users.

Meet the Little-Known Genius Who Helped Make Pixar Possible

By Steven Levy
Alvy Ray Smith helped invent computer animation as we know it—then got royally shafted by Steve Jobs. Now he’s got a vision for where the pixel will take us next.

These Are the 9 Android Phones Worth Buying

By Julian Chokkattu, Jeffrey Van Camp
Shopping for a new phone can be an ordeal. Let us take some of the pain out of it with these picks and tips.

Zoom Dysmorphia Is Following People Into the Real World

By Amit Katwala, WIRED UK
Eighteen months of using front-facing cameras has distorted our self-image—and a new study reveals that the effects aren't going away easily.

An Experimental Birth Control Attacks Sperm Like a Virus

By Sara Harrison
Monoclonal antibodies have been touted for their potential to fight off infections like Covid-19. Could they be used as contraceptives too?

Our Favorite Paper Planners for Crossing Tasks off Your List

By Medea Giordano, Gear Team
Digital tools are not always superior. We love good old-fashioned pen and paper for keeping on track.

How to Prepare for Your Eventual Return to the Office

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe
Whether your company wants you back sooner or later, these tips will help you make the adjustment smoothly.

The $150 Million Machine Keeping Moore’s Law Alive

By Will Knight
ASML’s next-generation extreme ultraviolet lithography machines achieve previously unattainable levels of precision, which means chips can keep shrinking for years to come.

The Delta Variant Is Making Covid a Pandemic of the Young

By Gregory Barber
Children and teens have been spared the worst of the pandemic, but without vaccines they’re sitting ducks as the virus rages. What risks are they facing?

Nothing Can Eat Australia’s Cane Toads—So They Eat Each Other

By John Timmer, Ars Technica
The species' relentless invasion of the continent has taken a turn towards cannibalism.

6 Things You Need to Do to Prevent Getting Hacked

By Matt Burgess, WIRED UK
You are your own biggest weakness, but changing just a few of your behaviors can reduce the chances that your online accounts get breached.

Which Google Pixel Phone (and Gear) Should You Buy?

By Julian Chokkattu
Here’s a guide to all the models, along with case recommendations and software tips.

The Best Fitness Trackers and Watches for Everyone

By Adrienne So
Whether you’re skiing in the backcountry or trampolining in the backyard, we have an activity tracker for you.