Watch SpaceX Attempt Its Wickedly Complex Satellite Launch

On Sunday, SpaceX plans to hoist into space the largest cosmic carpool to depart from US soil. The California-based aerospace company is flexing its ridesharing muscles in a carefully choreographed orbital ballet as its flagship rocket—the Falcon 9—prepares to launch...

DOJ Indicts 2 Iranian Hackers for Harmful SamSam Ransomware

The port of San Diego. The city of Atlanta. Kansas Heart Hospital. Those are just a few of the more than 200 municipalities, universities, hospitals, and other targets that have fallen victim to SamSam, a pernicious strain of ransomware that has spent the past three...

The Widely-Spoken Languages We Still Can’t Translate Online

In the internet age, when we face a language barrier, there are a host of internet resources to solve it: things like translation apps, dictionary websites, versions of Wikipedia in other languages, and the simple "click to translate" option. But there are about 7000...

Scientist Who Crispr’d Babies Bucked His Own Ethics Policy

We said “don’t freak out,” when scientists first used Crispr to edit DNA in non-viable human embryos. When they tried it in embryos that could theoretically produce babies, we said “don’t panic.” Many years and years of boring bench science remain before anyone could...

Black Friday 2018: Best Laptop, Tablet, and Phone Deals

Laptop makers love to hitch their wagon to a good sale, and Black Friday weekend is one of their favorites. There are a bunch of PC deals going on all the way through Cyber Monday as well. We've spent days sifting through sales to find devices worth your time. Below...

Black Friday 2018: The Absolute Best Tech Deals Online

We know how you're feeling. You're full of turkey (or maybe Tofurky!) but the deals are happening, and they're happening right about now. Well, fear not. We here on the WIRED Gear team have been patrolling every online deal we could find for the past week. We've...