Some People Just Aren't Super Into Sex, and That's Fine

These days, lust feels so ubiquitous that it's genuinely refreshing to hear about people who just aren't into sex. Our Fifty Shades fatigue may actually have an upside if the sex-averse and sex-indifferent start getting more media coverage and balancing out the lusty, sexy mainstream. » 2/24/15 12:15pm 2/24/15 12:15pm

Job Searching? Try Slapping a Fake Beard on Your Profile Pic

Quit worrying about the wording of your LinkedIn "about me" section and forget the font on your resume. You know what potential employers really love? Beards. Even fake beards! » 1/08/14 1:20pm 1/08/14 1:20pm

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 3:10pm 10/24/13 3:10pm

Creepy 'Quantified Self' Programs May Help Employers Track Your…

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 2:30pm 4/21/13 2:30pm

Wired Thinks Paula Broadwell Is One of the Most Dangerous People In The…

"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 2:40pm 12/19/12 2:40pm

Wired Magazine Can't Seem to Stop Alienating Women

Wired's June cover story, "How to be a GEEK DAD," provides instructions on how to build hovercrafts, make electric play-doh, construct broomstick forts, and be the all-around "coolest father* on the planet." » 5/22/12 5:00pm 5/22/12 5:00pm

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

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 11:30pm 3/18/11 11:30pm

Coming Soon: Bigger Boobs Made From Your Liposuctioned Fat

Would you trade hip, butt or belly fat for somewhat larger breasts—if safe and "natural" feeling? The discovery of stem cells in fat tissue could make this more than hypothetical, and implications go beyond the beauty myth. » 10/21/10 11:12am 10/21/10 11:12am

Worst Of The Best: A List Of Lists

'Tis the season for "best of" roundups, and along with the best clothes and movies and clips are some really...dubious lists. Herewith, some of the very worst of the best to pass through our long-suffering mailboxes: » 12/29/09 3:00pm 12/29/09 3:00pm

My Netbook is Not So Pretty In Pink

After feeling painfully tech-obsolete after attending SXSWi, I finally upgraded to a new toy: a white Samsung netbook. It's cute. It's got a six hour battery. It fits in my purse. And it isn't pink. » 8/19/09 7:20pm 8/19/09 7:20pm

The Children Of The Future, Prevented

In the year 2029, we'll all smoke birth control cigarettes after sex. Check out this and other imagined "artifacts from the future" at Wired. [Wired] » 6/23/09 3:30pm 6/23/09 3:30pm

Modern Love For The Wire

If ever a show deserved a paean, it's The Wire. Throw in the challenges of an interracial marriage, a battle with cancer and a moving love story? This is what "Modern Love" is all about. » 4/20/09 1:20pm 4/20/09 1:20pm

Cute Break

It's not even noon on Tuesday and already it feels like this week is never going to end. Luckily, Wired has put together the reader's choice of the top 10 most incredible (read: cute!) animal videos to help us get through the work week. Do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to hang with a hedgehog nibbling on a… » 12/09/08 11:40am 12/09/08 11:40am

Wired Agrees, Your First-World Problems Totally Suck

I have to hand it to Wired: they are right, everything totally sucks. I also have to hand it to Sarah Silverman for posing for the cover of this magazine and risking the obvious connection that, you know, she sucks, even though I kind of like her. Because if not the perfect issue of a magazine — there is no mention of… » 1/23/08 12:00pm 1/23/08 12:00pm

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 12:30pm 12/18/07 12:30pm

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

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 2:30pm 10/24/07 2:30pm