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The Sneaky Simple Malware That Hits Millions of Macs

By Brian Barrett
How the Shlayer Trojan topped the macOS malware charts—despite its “rather ordinary” methods.

Space Photos of the Week: An Ode to Infrared

By Shannon Stirone
The Spitzer Space Telescope wasn’t big, but its view of the universe was certainly mighty.

The Best Running Gear (2020): Shoes, Clothes, Accessories

By Adrienne So
Whether you’re running in warm weather or in the rain, we have the gear for you, including shoes, socks, and more.

Writing About Videogames Isn't All Fun and Glamor

By Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
David L. Craddock is one of the major voices in longform games journalism, but his reporting hasn't always been easy. 

Google Calls Out Safari for Privacy Flaws

By Brian Barrett
Facial recognition, iCloud encryption, and the rest of this week's top security news.

The Doomsday Clock Moves Closer Than Ever to Midnight

By Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica
Since the advent of the clock—even during the peak years of the Cold War—the minute hand has never advanced past the 11:58 mark.

An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus

By Eric Niiler
The BlueDot algorithm scours news reports and airline ticketing data to predict the spread of diseases like those linked to the flu outbreak in China.

London Cops Will Use Facial Recognition to Hunt Suspects

By Will Knight
The deployment, at an unspecified number of locations, will be one of the largest uses of the technology by government authorities in the West.

16 Best Weekend Deals: Samsung QLEDs, Apple AirPods Pro, and More

By WIRED Staff
If you're in the market for the Gadget Lab's favorite headphones, a smart display, or a new robot vacuum, you're in luck.

Scraping the Web Is a Powerful Tool. Clearview AI Abused It

By Louise Matsakis
The facial recognition startup claims it collected billions of photos from sites like Facebook and Twitter. What does the practice mean for the open web?

Scientists Predict Wuhan's Virus Outbreak Will Get Much Worse

By Megan Molteni
New estimates of how far the virus could spread suggest an explosion of cases will hit the Chinese city and more infected individuals will show up abroad.

An Esports Exodus to YouTube Reshapes the Livestream Wars

By Cecilia D'Anastasio
The *Call of Duty* League, the *Overwatch* League, and *Hearthstone* Esports all call YouTube home now. That's not great news for Twitch.

Dolly Parton's Meme Exposes Social Media's Masquerade

By Emma Grey Ellis
The country star's “LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder” post speaks to people's desire to be what any platform needs them to be.

Valve Swears 'Half-Life: Alyx' Is Actually, Legitimately Done

By Julie Muncy
Lots of high-profile games have been delayed lately. Doesn't look like Valve's upcoming VR experience is going to be one of them.

Patreon Can't Solve Its Porn Pirate Problem

By Cecilia D'Anastasio
Two years ago, Patreon promised to crack down on piracy site Yiff.Party. Now it says its hands are tied.

Chime Chai Maker Review: A Pricey, Speedy Way to Make Chai

By Julian Chokkattu
For chai lovers, Chime's hands-free and speedy pod-based brewing process is convenience at its finest.

Sure, 'The Goop Lab' Is Absurd—but It Also Offers Hope

By Arielle Pardes
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix show offers controversial treatments for people who feel they’ve been failed by everything else.

Athletic Authorities Must Reckon With Racing Tech Again

By Francesca DeRosa
As World Athletics debates whether to ban Nike's carbon-fiber running shoe, it should heed lessons from the case of “Bionic Olympian” Oscar Pistorius.

The Future of Death Tech Has No Rules—Yet

By Michael Waters
Mortuary startups, like one that plans to freeze and shatter corpses, have run afoul of some fusty regulations.

Gadget Lab Podcast: Oral Hygiene Tech and Espresso Science

By WIRED Staff
On this week’s episode: hacking oral hygiene with AI, and hacking espresso with science.