Category: Business / Tech Culture

September 18, 2019

The Myth of Technophobia

Opinion: From the telegraph to cars, we’ve never feared tech as much as we think we have.

by Cal Newport in Business
September 13, 2019

The Danger of Thinking We’re All ‘Addicted’ to Tech

Opinion: Telling ourselves that devices and platforms “hijack” our brains plays right into Big Tech’s hands.

by Nir Eyal in Business
September 12, 2019

How Wi-Fi Almost Didn’t Happen

Opinion: Launched 20 years ago this week, Wi-Fi nearly hit a dead spot.

by Jeff Abramowitz in Business
September 12, 2019

The WIRED25 Festival Is Back—Get Ready to Fix Things

Join us for four days of lively stage chats and workshops with luminaries and icons, from Chris Evans and N. K. Jemisin to Stewart Butterfield and NSA cybersecurity head Anne Neuberger.

by Wired Staff in Business
September 9, 2019

Amazon Employees Will Walk Out Over Climate Change Inaction

The planned event will mark the first time in Amazon’s 25-year history that workers at the company’s Seattle headquarters have participated in a strike.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
August 28, 2019

Why Looks Different Today

It’s faster, cleaner, and easier to read. We’re ADA compliant to boot!

by Nicholas Thompson in Business
August 27, 2019

Silicon Valley’s Secret Philosophers Should Share Their Work

Opinion: Tech giants must stop hiring philosophers as pawns, and allow them to make sense of the world tech is molding.

by Alexis Papazoglou in Business
August 26, 2019

Lambda School’s For-Profit Plan to Solve Student Debt

The online institution offers a coding education in exchange for a share of post-graduation income. Does this tuition model benefit students—or investors?

by Gregory Barber in Business
August 22, 2019

For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic

In a survey conducted by Girls Who Code, teen female engineers report that even their very first encounters with tech companies raised red flags.

by Nitasha Tiku in Business
August 16, 2019

Domino’s and the Web are Failing the Disabled

Opinion: A potential Supreme Court case over ordering pizza could exclude 49 million Americans from the 21st century.

by Jason McKee in Business