This Brilliant 12-Year-Old Mexican Girl Is Touted as 'Next Steve Jobs'

Meet 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno. She goes to José Urbina López Primary School in Matamoros, Mexico. She's being touted as "the face of Mexico's unleashed potential." Mentioning Steve Jobs in the headline is purposely attention-grabbing — on Wired's part and on mine — but the gist of it is this: Our current idea… »10/24/13 3:10pm10/24/13 3:10pm

Creepy 'Quantified Self' Programs May Help Employers Track Your Exercise, Diet

In an effort to ensure that people are svelte enough to fit into their Logan’s Run jumpsuits, some companies are encouraging employees to track their health habits, including how much they exercise, what they eat, and, creepiest of all, how much sleep they get when they’re not busy becoming part of the company’s hive… »4/21/13 2:30pm4/21/13 2:30pm

Wired Thinks Paula Broadwell Is One of the Most Dangerous People In The World, Which Is Sad

"There used to be an established order to the world," writes Noah Shachtman in the intro to Wired's "15 Most Dangerous People in the World" feature. "A structure to things. You couldn't print a gun like a term paper. It was impossible to wreck a nuclear production plant with a few lines of code. Flying robots didn't… »12/19/12 2:40pm12/19/12 2:40pm

Why the Internet Freaked Out About the Lady Nerd on This Month's Wired Cover

This is the cover for the current issue of Wired magazine. The woman on the cover isn't just a model in the traditional sense: She's Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries, and very possibly the first woman engineer to grace the cover of Wired. And she looks good on it. So, some people freaked out. »3/18/11 11:30pm3/18/11 11:30pm

Dear Women: Shun Dudes With Sports Cars & Save The World

At a UN conference on global warming in Bali last week, a young woman asked Sir David King, the UK's chief scientific advisor, what she could do to stop global warming, reports Wired. "I told her stop admiring young men in Ferraris," King says. And while his comment sounds sexist and kind of crazy, doesn't he make a… »12/18/07 12:30pm12/18/07 12:30pm

Suburban Mom Uses Internets To Chat Up Jihadis, Buy Missiles, Embarrass FBI

You know how some people have a knack for creating really elaborate alter egos replete with extensive back stories and a whole set of made-up linguistic tics/fave idioms, and using their fictional new personas to do crazy shit on the internet? Yeah no, stop thinking about pedophiles and World of Warcraft players and… »10/24/07 2:30pm10/24/07 2:30pm