What’s the Strange Ailment Affecting Kids With Covid-19?

What’s the Strange Ailment Affecting Kids With Covid-19?

The list of things that Covid-19 does to the body keeps getting longer. Between the cytokine storms, the neurological ailments, the swollen-up toes, it’s all rather confusing, frightening, and yes, decidedly weird—though, as virology Twitter will happily remind you, “all viruses are weird.”Everything You Need to Know About the CoronavirusHere’s all the WIRED coverage in…

The US Will Help a Taiwan Firm Build a Chip Plant in Arizona

The US Will Help a Taiwan Firm Build a Chip Plant in Arizona

In a one-two punch aimed at China’s rising technological prowess, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s leading contract manufacturer of chips, said it would build a manufacturing plant in the US and the White House announced new rules to block Huawei’s access to such cutting-edge components.TSMC said Friday that it plans to spend $12…

Vollebak’s Metal Jacket Is Armor Against … Something

Vollebak’s Metal Jacket Is Armor Against … Something

Vollebak is no stranger to fantastical attire. The company created the world’s first graphene jacket, an algae T-shirt that biodegrades in 12 weeks, and a solar-charged running top that could absorb light and then turn glow-in-the-dark kryptonite green (to name only a few items from the brand). And now Vollebak has turned its attention to…

Why Facebook Censored an Anti-Trump Ad

Why Facebook Censored an Anti-Trump Ad

Hello again. Another week of tough news. At least you’ve got Plaintext, and at least I’ve got you readers. Let’s stick together. For now, this weekly column is free for everyone to access. Soon, only WIRED subscribers will get Plaintext as a newsletter. You’ll get to keep reading it in your inbox by subscribing to…

Facebook releases Avatars –

Facebook releases Avatars –

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Facebook today rolled out its Avatars — the Bitmoji-esque cartoon lookalikes users can make of themselves — to users in the US. That means millions of users will now be…