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Malicious Google Play Apps Stole User Banking Info

By Dan Goodin, Ars Technica
Using tricks to sidestep the app store's restrictions, malware operators pillaged passwords, keystrokes, and other data.

The Escapist Fantasy of NFT Games Is Capitalism

By Cecilia D'Anastasio, Gian M. Volpicelli
In blockchain-based video games like Axie Infinity, wealthier players are becoming bosses in a flourishing international labor market.

A Hacking Spree Against Iran Spills Out Into the Real World

By Matt Burgess
Hackers have targeted the country's trains, gas stations, and airline infrastructure, as cyber conflict with Israel continues to escalate.

Thinking of Sending That Quick 'Love You' Text? Just Do It

By Carol Milberger
Even one message can mean a lot to your family and friends.

What Is Web3, Anyway?

By Gilad Edelman
Gavin Wood, who coined the term Web3 in 2014, believes decentralized technologies are the only hope of preserving liberal democracy.

Your Brain Is an Energy-Efficient 'Prediction Machine'

By Anil Ananthaswamy
Results from neural networks support the idea that brains use predictions to create perceptionsβ€”and that they work that way to conserve power.

7 Tips to Improve Battery Life on Windows 11

By David Nield
Some very simple settings can help you get more juice between charges on that new (or upgraded) laptop.

Gear and Tips to Winter-Proof Your Home

By Matt Jancer
Don't become a snowman in your own house. Here's how to keep your place toasty warm.

Sponge Genes Hint at the Origins of Neurons and Other Cells

By Viviane Callier
A new gene expression study reveals broad cellular diversity as well as possibly ancient connections between the nervous, immune, and digestive systems.

What Is Imax Enhanced, and Should You Care?

By Eric Ravenscraft
Disney+ has added a new way to stream Marvel movies. We break down what it means and if you can take advantage of it.

Why the Chip Shortage Drags On and On … and On

By Will Knight
Demand is still surging, but it takes time to build new factories. And a history of highs and lows may deter some investors.

Hackers Targeted Hong Kong Apple Devices in Widespread Attack

By Lily Hay Newman
Visitors to pro-democracy and media sites in the region were infected with malware that could download files, steal data, and more.

How to Pick the Perfect Phone Case

By Pia Ceres, Simon Hill
Protect your smartphoneβ€”and your sanityβ€”with this helpful expert guidance.

Watch Highlights From Our RE:WIRED 2021 Event

By Boone Ashworth
We spoke with AI experts, an NFT artist, and more about how to build a better future. Here's what they said.

RE:WIRED 2021: Jen Easterly Wants Hackers to Help US Cyber Defense

By Graham Hacia
The retired Army officer played offense at the NSA and the Pentagon. Now she's learning to play defense.

The Best Vibrators and Sex Toys for Every Body

By Jess Grey, Louryn Strampe
These are our favorite gender-inclusive adult devices to give you and your partner(s) a helping hand.

How to Troubleshoot Someone Else’s Phone Remotely

By David Nield
A friend or family member needs help with their phone, but you're not with themβ€”here's what you need to do.

Mathematicians Finally Prove That Melting Ice Stays Smooth

By Mordechai Rorvig
They now have a complete understanding of the complicated equations that model the motion of free boundaries, like the one between ice and water.

How to Prepare for Power Outages

By Tushar Nene
Whether there's a flood or a fallen tree, your power will go out eventually. Here's how to prepare for an outage that lasts minutes, hours, or days.

Want to Lie on a Bed of Nails? Physics Has Your Back

By Rhett Allain
This is the science of why you can recline on an array of very sharp things without getting the pointy end of the stick.