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Form Swim Goggles Review: Fitness Tracking at the Pool

Form is moving the swim watch from your wrist to your face. Our review of its fitness-tracking augmented reality goggles.

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Amazon Says It Can Detect Fear on Your Face. You Scared?

The company updates its Rekognition suite with an algorithm that can tell if you‘re afraid. Researchers say such emotion detectors don‘t work very well.

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A Major Proof Shows How to Approximate Numbers Like Pi

The ancient Greeks wondered when irrational numbers, like pi, can be represented with fractions. Two mathematicians now have a complete answer.

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Robot Coffee Tastes Great, But at What Cost? (About 5)

Coffee Haus makes coffee drinks 100 times an hour in its robotic kiosks. No humans required.

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A Brief History of Vanity License Plates Gone Wrong

The stories might sound unbelievable, but they‘re all real-and a cautionary tale for anyone who wants to get clever at the DMV.

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Space Photos of the Week: Sun Spotting

NASA‘s Parker probe is headed to the center of the solar system to figure out what drives the solar wind.

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Facebook‘s Voice Transcripts Were More Invasive Than Amazon‘s

The Capital One hacker, a Bluetooth vulnerability, and more of the week‘s top security news.

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When Tech Moguls Act Like Galactic Overlords

In Max Gladstone‘s new novel *Empress of Forever*, technology controls everyone.

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Best Gaming Mouse for 2019 (WIRED Tested, Wireless, Cheap)

Whether you‘re into esports or casual fragging, these are the best corded and wireless gaming mice we‘ve tested.

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VW‘s ID Buggy Is an Electric Dune Dominator

The concept car remixed the past to show where a very fun future of driving could be headed.

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Back-to-School Sales for 2019: Best Tech Deals We Could Find

We combed through this weekend‘s back-to-school deals for bargains on great tech and dorm room essentials.

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A Heroic Plane Landing, Instagram‘s New Fact Checkers, and More News

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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The Serious Money Is Warming to Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is buying the "custody" business of rival Xapo, in a bid to attract big investors such as hedge funds and mutual funds.

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What Does Amazon‘s ‘Top Brand‘ Badge Actually Mean?

Amazon is experimenting with yet another mysterious badge to help shoppers sort through the millions of choices its marketplace offers.

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What Does Amazon‘s ‘Top Brand‘ Badge Actually Even Mean?

Amazon is experimenting with yet another mysterious badge to help shoppers sort through the millions of choices its marketplace offers.

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How to Land a Busted Airliner in a Russian Cornfield

A Ural Airlines plane executed an emergency landing after a bird strike, summoning memories of 2009‘s "Miracle on the Hudson."

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Disney Is Finally Taking On Account Sharers

With help from the cable industry, Disney is trying to stop account sharing on Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.

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Apple Puts the AR in ‘Art‘ (and in ‘Transparent Sky-Being‘)

The company‘s newly launched augmented-reality walks may only be available in five cities, but [AR]T Walk creates wildly ambitious deployments of public art.

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The Smart Prison Initiative Pairing Inmates With Rescue Dogs

Since 2016, Pawsitive Change has transformed the lives of hundreds of violent offenders and helped pets find permanent homes.

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Even Physics Textbooks Tend to Get Friction Slightly Wrong

No matter what that Intro to Physics book says, you can‘t calculate the "work done by friction." Nope. Doesn‘t work. Don‘t even try it.

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Instagram Now Fact-Checks, but Who Will Do the Checking?

Facebook said it will expand its fact-checking program to Instagram. But the system is already overwhelmed, and may not be able to handle more information.

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Domino‘s and the Web are Failing the Disabled

Opinion: A potential Supreme Court case over ordering pizza could exclude 49 million Americans from the 21st century.

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Nintendo Is Taking Down YouTube Archives of Its Music

Though the company has the right to do that, this is a huge bummer for gamers who want to hear their favorite tunes.

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Anxiously Seeking the Perfect Anti-Anxiety App

Soon I may be swiping my screen, looking for a newer, better, flashier app, like Tinder for fixing mental anguish. But what if the magic stops working?

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