Wired

132 articles
Avatar_57x57

The Untold Story of Silk Road (Part 1)

How Ross Ulbricht went from idealistic used-book seller to murderous drug kingpin.

Avatar_57x57

The Deadly Global War for Sand

Paleram Chauhan, a 52-year-old Indian farmer, was shot dead during the summer of 2013. The reason: his opposition to a gang of criminals stealing his village’s sand to sell on the black market.

Avatar_57x57

Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband

The quest to create a friction-free Disney World.

Avatar_57x57

The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’

USB sticks bearing digital video are the new radio.

Avatar_57x57

"I Wouldn’t Mind If He Was Executed"

The transcript of chats between Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht and a man he believes to be a Hell’s Angel who agrees to supply “hitters” to carry out 5 assassinations.

Avatar_57x57

The Pro Dumpster Diver Who’s Making Thousands Off America’s Biggest Retailers

Even the dumpster divers of America are becoming tech-savvy, well-earning entrepreneurs.

Avatar_57x57

How Intel Gave Stephen Hawking a Voice

Designing technology that allows ALS patients to communicate.

Avatar_57x57

What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling

Aboard the JoCo Cruise Crazy, a ship captained by singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton and built for nerds.

Avatar_57x57

Punch a Hole in the Sky

An oral history of The Right Stuff.

Avatar_57x57

The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

The grim world of outsourced content moderation.

Avatar_57x57

Finding a Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich—Then Vegas Made Them Pay

A pair of gamblers and a glitch too good to last.

Avatar_57x57

Fiction Pick of the Week: "Spew"

A Profile Auditor goes sniffing after anomalies in the consumption habits and personal data of an unsuspecting hotel clerk.