Disparity in Tech Jobs, Green Monday Deals, and More News

Disparity in Tech Jobs, Green Monday Deals, and More News

Disparity in tech jobs is still a thing, and holiday deals are in full swing, but first: a cartoon about how video conferences spiral out of control.Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here!Today’s NewsFor tech jobs, the…

IG Report Exonerates the FBI’s Trump Campaign Investigation

IG Report Exonerates the FBI’s Trump Campaign Investigation

Maybe, just maybe, there’s no Deep State plot to get Donald Trump after all.For more than a year, Trump’s backers have held out hope that a long-running investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general would blow the lid off of a government-wide conspiracy. Everyone from Fox News to QAnon has speculated that the IG report…

Scientists Find a Weak Spot in Some Superbugs’ Defenses

Scientists Find a Weak Spot in Some Superbugs’ Defenses

In 2004, a 64-year-old woman in Indiana had a catheter put in to help with dialysis. Soon after the procedure, she came to a local hospital with low blood pressure and what turned out to be a dangerous antibiotic-resistant infection from a bacteria called Enterococcus faecalis. Today, that woman’s blood samples helped solve a long-standing…

These Plastic Bunnies Got a DNA Upgrade. Next up, the World?

These Plastic Bunnies Got a DNA Upgrade. Next up, the World?

For the last nine months, Yaniv Erlich has carried a small, white, plastic rabbit wherever he goes—to work at Israel-based DNA testing company MyHeritage, to scientific conferences, through airports, and across international borders. The kumquat-sized bunny, cute as it may be, isn’t a toy or a good luck charm. But if you cut off its…

The First *Wonder Woman 1984* Trailer Is Here

The First *Wonder Woman 1984* Trailer Is Here

Greetings! Welcome to this Monday’s edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s collection of the most explosive news in the world of pop culture. Usually, this roundup covers bits and pieces from all over the spectrum, but last weekend was pretty much dominated by Comic Con Experience (aka CCXP), the massive fan confab in Brazil. If you…

Star Wars News: No, Finn and Poe Aren’t Dating, Sorry

Star Wars News: No, Finn and Poe Aren’t Dating, Sorry

Welcome, everyone, to the final installment of Cantina Talk before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens. That’s right, it’s the last one of these before the Skywalker saga ends. However, the success of The Mandalorian on Disney+—and by that, what we really mean is that everyone loves Baby Yoda—ensures that, whatever the future of…

Lessons From a Teenage Cyborg

Lessons From a Teenage Cyborg

“I was born in 2000, I have always lived my life with technology, there hasn’t been any moment without it.” So begins the story of Kai Landre, who recently traveled to the United States from Barcelona to explain his decision to become a cyborg.Strictly speaking, a cyborg is any human being who incorporates—imports into one’s…

It’s Coders Versus Human Pilots in This Drone Race

It’s Coders Versus Human Pilots in This Drone Race

On Friday night in an old newspaper printing plant in Austin, the future of drone automation lifted off, accelerated and flew, nearly fast enough to beat one of the best drone pilots in the world.Gabriel Kocher, known in the professional Drone Racing League as Gab707, sat behind a net, wearing video goggles and steering his…