Do you need a blockchain?

Christoffer O. Hernæs A potential switch involves rethinking everything, recoding most things and betting on a new technology that will need many years of work to become as mature as whichever database you’re currently using. To make things a bit more…

The WIRED Guide to Internet Addiction

More than a decade after the first iPhone was released, it suddenly dawned on us that we could be addicted to our smartphones. We'd certainly developed quite the habit: Almost 50 percent of people say they couldn’t live without their…

Teaching robots to learn how to learn

Several of Rethink’s Sawyer robotics are crammed into a small corner of a lab at UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Dai Hall. The industrial robotic arms are separated by a makeshift scaffold. It’s a bit of a tight squeeze as we set…

The Eminem AR show

With the debut of his Eminem Augmented app at Coachella last night, hip hop’s not-so-merry prankster took the (somewhat revolutionary) step of embracing the machine that so many musicians have raged against — by building an experience that actually enhances the…

Review: Insta360 ONE

Spherical imaging has never been as approachable as it is right now. Cameras like the Ricoh Theta and GoPro Fusion let you can shove some impressive lens technology into your pocket to take with you anywhere. Especially if you own…

Heres the ultra-low-light phone camera Sony promised

Sony promised an “ultra low-light camera” during its Mobile World Congress press conference back in February. The off-hand announcement was intended to throw a bit of shade at Samsung’s recent flagship, but ultimately had the unintended consequence of undermining the…

Lessons from cybersecurity exits

Mahendra Ramsinghani To: ceo@cybersecuritystartup.com Subject: Lessons from cybersecurity exits Dear F0und3r: What a month this has been for cybersecurity! One unicorn IPO and two nice acquisitions – Zscaler’s great debut on wall street,  a $300 million acquisition of Evident.io by…

What did VCs study in college?

Jason Rowley Because startup investors are ostensibly focused on technology companies, the fact that most professional venture capitalists have a background in engineering (electrical, mechanical and industrial engineering mostly, but there are some more niche areas like nuclear engineering represented…

Netflix Sees Itself as the Anti-Apple

Streaming service Netflix is famous for its unique culture. The most well-known example is the company’s no-vacation policy, which allows employees to take off as many days as they choose, whenever they choose. That policy is just a symbol of…