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BLM Supporters More Likely to Combat Hate in Videogames, Too

But our new survey found that just 20 percent of gamers say they stand up to harassment when they see it.

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Moog Music Subharmonicon Review: A Strange but Wild Musical Escape

Moog Music‘s Subharmonicon is a mashup of two legendary synths that can help unblock your stifled creativity.

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Why Do Solar Farms Kill Birds? Call in the AI Bird Watcher

Solar facilities kill tens of thousands of birds every year, and no one is quite sure why. An artificial-intelligence-powered birder is on the case.

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Why Wikipedia Decided to Stop Calling Fox a ‘Reliable‘ Source

The move offered a new model for moderation. Maybe other platforms will take note.

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Field Trip‘s App Wants to Guide Your Next Psychedelic Journey

Field Trip offers supervised, in-clinic drug experiences to treat some mental illnesses. But if you want to keep your social distance, an app to stand watch could be the next-best thing.

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Covid-19 Drug Research Is a Big Huge Mess

Scientists have been studying treatments for the disease for half a year. Lack of coordination and a broken system mean they still don‘t know very much.

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Bill Gates Is Still Optimistic

On the Get WIRED podcast, the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder tackles everything from Covid-19 vaccine development to TikTok.

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A British AI Tool to Predict Violent Crime Is Too Flawed to Use

A government-funded system known as Most Serious Violence was built to predict first offenses but turned out to be wildly inaccurate.

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15 Best Bluetooth Speakers (2020): Ultimate Ears, JBL, Sonos

WIRED Tested. These are our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers of all shapes and sizes, from waterproof clip-ons to a massive boombox.

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What If the Big Bang Was Actually a Big Bounce?

New computer simulations model an alternate way of thinking about the cosmos: as a cyclic universe that has no beginning or end.

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How to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning & Prevent Heat Exhaustion

If you don‘t have AC at home, or are stuck in the heat outdoors, we have tips and gear for you.

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How to Install Apps From Outside Your Phone‘s App Store

You don‘t have to stay inside Google and Apple‘s walled gardens. But if you choose to venture out, proceed with caution.

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Flaws Could Have Exposed Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Hackers

Researchers found troubling bugs in open-source libraries used by financial institutions.

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Trump‘s WeChat Ban May Alienate His Chinese Supporters

Not only is the app many Americans‘ primary means of communicating with China, it‘s also been the mobilizing arm of Chinese Trumpism.

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The NSA‘s Tips to Keep Your Phone From Tracking You

Plus: A Canon ransomware hack, a nasty Twitter bug, and more of the week‘s top security news.

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Cheap Gear Under 20: Phone Lenses, Pocketknives, and More

Do you need a small, cheap way to improve your life? These are the affordable pick-me-ups that we can‘t live without.

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Intel Is Investigating How Confidential Data Ended Up Online

The leak contains information that the company makes available to partners and customers under NDA. A researcher says it came from a breach.

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A Satellite Spots 11 New Emperor Penguin Colonies

Good news! An orbiter saw signs of almost a dozen previously uncounted colonies in Antarctica, boosting known numbers for a threatened species.

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How to Use Nearby Share on Android

Just like AirDrop on Apple devices, you‘re now able to send almost anything to your contacts close by.

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How to Plan a Road Trip During the Pandemic: Gear and Tips

You might have had to cancel your trip to Hawaii, but you can still go on an end-of-summer expedition.

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15 Best Weekend Deals: Headphones, Phones, TVs, and More

From 5 iPhone cases to a discounted LG OLED, we‘ve rounded up sales on some of our favorite gear.

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As Restaurants Move to the Cloud, Something Is Missing

Thousands of eateries are closing amid the pandemic. Delivery specialists are popping up, but some worry about a loss of culture and community.

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Home Office Setup Guide: The Best Gear for Working at Home

Do you need a monitor, desk, webcam, laptop, microphone, or pair of headphones? Here‘s our ultimate laundry list of recommended gear to improve your new home office.

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Trump‘s Executive Orders Hurt More Than TikTok and WeChat

The president‘s latest actions against China may affect US tech firms, and Americans who communicate overseas through the social apps.

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