2019’s Weirdest and WIRED-est Photos

2019’s Weirdest and WIRED-est Photos

When photographers show their work to us WIRED photo editors, common responses as to why they’re reluctant to show off some of their most interesting projects include “I wasn’t sure if this is WIRED’s style,” or “I didn’t think you cover this.”Year in Review: What WIRED learned from tech, science, culture, and more in 2019Sure,…

The 10 Worst Tech Product Launches of the 2010s

The 10 Worst Tech Product Launches of the 2010s

The 2010s are nearly in the books, and while the decade has seen its share of megahits—The Cloud! Chromebooks! Instagram!—there was no shortage of utter floppery to go around. In fact, paring the list of tech disasters down to just 10 was awfully hard, as nearly every major tech company had at least one multimillion-dollar…

Chatroulette Was Shorthand for Chaos Online. Then Came the 2010s

Chatroulette Was Shorthand for Chaos Online. Then Came the 2010s

Try to take stock of the 2010s in social media and you might begin to feel a sense of dread. This was the decade of mistrust and manipulation, when platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube became synonymous with hijacking democratic elections, promoting ethnic cleansing, and creating “digital voodoo dolls” from our data. Mark Zuckerberg started…