A Travel Ban, Gig Economy Risks, and More Car News This Week

A Travel Ban, Gig Economy Risks, and More Car News This Week

Well, that was fast. For plenty of Americans, this week began with the regular, old commute to school or work, and ended with canceled semesters, robust “work from home policies,” fears about making rent next month, and canceled events—everything from weddings to concerts to—it hurts!—baseball’s opening day. The coronavirus pandemic has reordered the lives of…

How to Upgrade Your Home Wi-Fi and Get Faster Internet

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, many people find themselves working or studying from home. Which also means that they are stuck with their home Wi-Fi networks, many of which may not feel up to the task.Some cable companies have increased speeds for low-income customers. Others have suspended broadband data…

Why You Should Avoid Stockpiling Tons of Dehydrated Meals

Why You Should Avoid Stockpiling Tons of Dehydrated Meals

As we all collectively panic about Covid-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus), dehydrated meals are selling out in stores and online.As a reviewer on WIRED’s Gear team, I’ve eaten a metric ton of dehydrated food on camping, hiking, climbing, backpacking, and occasionally paddling trips. They’re great for drastically reducing the weight and volume…