The 20 Best Books of a Decade That Unmade Genre Fiction

The 20 Best Books of a Decade That Unmade Genre Fiction

Of all the happenings and unhappenings that shaped the last decade of science fiction and fantasy literature—a tumult of transformation—two rise well above the rest. They’re related; a birth and a death. The death, chronologically second, should be talked about first.We lost a legend. This is meant not so much hyperbolically as, in fact, quite…

Now Entering Orbit: Tiny Lego-like Modular Satellites

Now Entering Orbit: Tiny Lego-like Modular Satellites

Just about a year ago, SpaceX sent the rocketry equivalent of a clown car to space: A rocket crowded with more than 60 small satellites. Inside one of them, Excite, were even more. It was actually a satellite made of other satellites, all clones of each other, all capable of joining together and working together.…

The 25 Most-Read Longreads of 2019

The 25 Most-Read Longreads of 2019

The internet has a dirty little secret that’s hiding in plain sight: People love to read. Looking back on 2019, that trend is only growing. The majority of the most-read WIRED stories this year were ambitious longreads.They ranged across a wide array of topics—from inside accounts of tech companies in crisis to twisty crime tales…

Indian tech startups raised a record $14.5B in 2019

Indian tech startups raised a record $14.5B in 2019

Indian tech startups have never had it so good. Local tech startups in the nation raised $14.5 billion in 2019, beating their previous best of $10.6 billion last year, according to research firm Tracxn . Tech startups in India this year participated in 1,185 financing rounds — 459 of those were Series A or later…