Amazon’s HQ2 Hunger Games Are Over, and Jeff Bezos Won

Amazon’s HQ2 Hunger Games Are Over, and Jeff Bezos Won

After a 14-month search, Amazon announced Tuesday that it will open a pair of regional offices in two major metropolitan areas where it already has a presence: the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, a borough of New York, and Arlington, Virginia, just outside...
Goodbye Gab, a Haven for the Far Right

Goodbye Gab, a Haven for the Far Right

At its birth, the social network Gab issued a call for free speech. “We promote raw, rational, open, and authentic discourse online,” said Andrew Torba, the CEO and founder, in an early interview with WIRED. And now, as it fights for its life, it’s doing the...
Microsoft Calls a Truce in the Linux Patent Wars

Microsoft Calls a Truce in the Linux Patent Wars

Microsoft wants to make peace with Linux, saying this week that it will allow more than 2,600 other companies, including longtime rivals like Google and IBM, to use the technology behind 60,000 Microsoft patents for their own Linux-related open source projects. That...
What Is Quantum Computing? The Complete WIRED Guide

What Is Quantum Computing? The Complete WIRED Guide

Big things happen when computers get smaller. Or faster. And quantum computing is about chasing perhaps the biggest performance boost in the history of technology. The basic idea is to smash some barriers that limit the speed of existing computers by harnessing the...