RIP Apple Car. This Is Why It Died

All these firms seek to capitalize on what Apple recognized a decade ago: The software and connectivity now built into new autos gave tech incumbents a jump on traditional auto-builders. But those advantages haven’t always proven out. Project Titan had plenty of
February 28, 2024

Bitcoin Royalty Descends on the Satoshi Nakamoto Trial

Bitcoin was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, an enigmatic figure about whom almost nothing is known. Fifteen years ago, Satoshi brought the idea of an electronic cash system into being with the help of a small cast of oddballs. This week, some of
February 23, 2024

17 Tips to Take Your ChatGPT Prompts to the Next Level

Tell ChatGPT the audience it’s writing for. OpenAI via David Nield Produce Prompts for Other AI Engines ChatGPT is a very capable prompt engineer itself. If you ask it to come up with creative and effective inputs for artificial intelligence engines such
February 22, 2024

An AT&T Outage Is Wreaking Havoc on US Cellular Networks

It started around 3:30 in the morning on the East Coast, reports flooding in about an AT&T service outage. Customers complained across Reddit and X and logged their issues on Downdetector, a site that, well, detects when services go down. The impact
February 22, 2024

Tech Job Interviews Are Out of Control

Bock says the shift is partly due to mass layoffs; employers are more able to flex their muscles in a tighter labor market. But there’s also a broader psychological shift. “After years of tech workers being pampered, of ‘bring your whole selves
February 22, 2024

Intel's AI Reboot Is the Future of US Chipmaking

Gina Raimondo, the US secretary of commerce, spoke at Intel’s event today and compared the US government’s current focus on revitalizing its chip industry to the space race of the 1960s. “The fact that we are so overly dependent on a couple
February 21, 2024

Help, My Friend Got Me a Dumb AI-Generated Present

“An artist friend of mine got me an AI-generated painting as a gift. I can see she tried to personalize the concept, and it’s nicely framed, but part of me still feels a little cheated. Is that fair?” —No Returns Dear No
February 20, 2024

AI Is Coming for the Experts. First, It Needs Their Help

Earning up to $60 per hour, Jay was an early recruit, joining Remotasks the month before OpenAI unveiled ChatGPT to the world. Since then, the platform has been accelerating its search for expert data laborers. In January 2024, WIRED found, the company
February 20, 2024

Metal Prices Are Soaring. So Is Metal Theft

Some people will go to extraordinary lengths to harvest metal. For his 2017 book on the subject, Metal Scrappers and Thieves: Scavenging for Survival and Profit, Stickle interviewed one man who used to hunt down abandoned buildings on Google, then find pictures
February 20, 2024

The Transport Companies Leaving Fossil Fuels Behind

WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. It is the essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation. The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to
February 20, 2024
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