What Did I Just Read? A Conversation With the Authors of ‘2034’
EA: Yeah, I think that’s fair. In the book, Wedge, the pilot, winds up as the commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, the Death Rattlers. One of my oldest friends is at this moment deployed to the Persian Gulf as the commanding officer of the Death Rattlers,... Read more
Beam raises $80 million for AI-driven dental coverage that rewards good hygiene
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Beam Dental, a Columbus, Ohio-based dental benefits provider, today announced it has raised $80 million in an oversubscribed series E round led by Mercato Partners. Beam says the funds will be put toward expanding... Read more
How Covid-19 has changed social media habits
Mona, a tech executive in Boston, stopped using Facebook during the pandemic. She felt the posts she was seeing were incongruous with what was happening in the outside world. “‘Look at me doing my Peloton workout’ or ‘Look at me, I got in shape,’” she mimicked. “Do you realize... Read more
Best Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra cases
The Galaxy S21 comes in three sizes and the case you pick may be partially determined by the S21 model you have. The flagship S21 Ultra, which has a 6.8-inch screen, is the heaviest of the bunch and isn’t a phone you necessarily want to hold in your hand... Read more
What Life Is Like Under Myanmar’s Internet Shutdown
Rumors of a coup were spreading before the military acted. Sophie*, an American software developer, was at home with her young son and her husband Aung*, a union worker and Myanmar national, when Myanmar’s military took control in the early hours of February 1. As the nation’s military leaders... Read more
National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence issues report on how to maintain U.S. dominance
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence today released its report today with dozens of recommendations for President Joe Biden, Congress, and business and government leaders. China, the group said, represents the first challenge... Read more
A Black Amazon manager sues executives in discrimination and sexual harassment and assault case
A Black Amazon senior manager and former economic policy adviser to Sen. Cory Booker is suing the tech giant and two of its current executives for alleged race and gender discrimination, and for allegedly violating the Equality Pay Act, according to a lawsuit filed in district court in Washington,... Read more
Trump’s is one of 15,000 Gab accounts that just got hacked
The founder of the far-right social media platform Gab said that the private account of former President Donald Trump was among the data stolen and publicly released by hackers who recently breached the site. In a statement on Sunday, founder Andrew Torba used a transphobic slur to refer to... Read more
Save up to 70% on Lenovo laptops and accessories right now
This is typically a pretty uneventful time of year for big sales on tech, but this is precisely when Lenovo has decided to mark down gear sitewide, with discounts of up to 70% on laptops and accessories. The biggest deals appear to be on older models, but if you... Read more
One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – March 2021
In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and publishers using their global reach and social platforms to spotlight journalists under attack worldwide. Today, the coalition is issuing its 25th monthly “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists whose press freedoms are... Read more