Drawing With Drones Over the Salt Flats of Bolivia

Drawing With Drones Over the Salt Flats of Bolivia

Reuben Wu has photographed some of the world’s most remote and extreme places: Chile’s Atacama Desert, the Bisti Badlands of New Mexico, the Arctic tundra of Norway, Peru’s Pastoruri glacier. But few locations compare to the site of his latest project, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni. Stretching across more than 4,000 square miles of South America’s…

16 Best Gifts for Travelers and Frequent Flyers

16 Best Gifts for Travelers and Frequent Flyers

Travel frequently or know someone that does? Rule number one is to streamline your luggage to ensure everything inside deserves the space it’s taking up. Rule number two? Enjoy yourself! That’s true regardless of whether you’re on a business trip or on vacation.There’s a good chance your gift recipient already has a stable travel routine,…

Uber’s Mistakes, ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ and More Car News

Uber’s Mistakes, ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ and More Car News

We’re all about the future here at WIRED.com. But sometimes we take a look back. This week, we ran an excerpt from a new book that did just that, by examining how one psychologist’s tireless investigation into WWII plane crashes inadvertently created an entire new field of study, and one that contributed directly to everyone’s…

‘Buffy’ Should Have Been Set in the Virgin Islands

‘Buffy’ Should Have Been Set in the Virgin Islands

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. Author Cadwell Turnbull, who grew up in Saint Thomas, thinks his home territories would have been a better locale for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Courtesy of 20th Century Fox/Everett CollectionIn Cadwell Turnbull’s sci-fi novel The Lesson, powerful aliens occupy the US Virgin Islands. Turnbull, who grew up on…

Google Is Finally Rolling Out its Own RCS in the US

Google Is Finally Rolling Out its Own RCS in the US

Will RCS ever matter? The standard has been hanging around for years as an upgrade to the aging carrier SMS texting standard, but since the carriers are in charge of it, the Rich Communication Service (RCS) has been going nowhere fast. Google is apparently tired of waiting for the carriers, and after launching its own…

Liv Thrive E+ EX Pro Review: An E-Bike Made Just for Women

Liv Thrive E+ EX Pro Review: An E-Bike Made Just for Women

This headline caught my attention as I was scanning the morning news: “Liv Cycling Introduces New E-Bike Built for Women.” Women-specific bike designs have been around since 2002, but an e-bike specifically built for women? That sounded intriguing.Would the motor on Liv’s new Thrive E+ EX Pro have more horsepower or less? Would its torque,…

Every Tech Company Wants to Be a Bank—Someday, At Least

In the early 2000s, Walmart tried to start a bank. It was a well-trodden path; even rivals like Target had done it. And yet hackles were swiftly raised. States passed laws to ban would-be Walmart branches. Talks with regulators languished. Members of Congress drafted a bill that would ban retailers from banking. It was a…

14 Best Fitness, Audio, and Snow Sports Deals Right Now

14 Best Fitness, Audio, and Snow Sports Deals Right Now

Many parts of the country survived a brutal cold snap last week. But this weekend, we’re stubbornly heading out. Why let brutal temperatures keep you from working out? Besides, the cold weather means that some parts of the country already have snow on the slopes. But don’t worry. Even if we can’t coax you outside—or…

Google Stadia Will Be Missing Some Key Features at Launch

Google Stadia Will Be Missing Some Key Features at Launch

Happy Friday, and welcome to Replay, WIRED’s one-stop shop for the week’s big videogame news. What’s shakin’? Two things come to mind: Google Stadia is going to be a little light when it launches next week, and there’s a lot of Star Wars in the atmosphere. There’s more than that, though. It’s time to catch…