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Scientists Take a Harder Look at Genetic Engineering of Human Embryos
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The distant future of designer babies might not seem so distant after all. The last year has been full of news about genetic engineering—much of it driven by the the cut-and-paste technique called Crispr. And at the top of the list: news that Crispr could modify human embryos, correcting a relatively common, often deadly mutation. […]

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The World's Largest Tech Companies 2018: Apple, Samsung Take Top Spots Again
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A view of Apple store facade at Hong Kong Times Square on May 24, 2018 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by S3studio/Getty Images) Though the U.S. remains on top, Asian companies are slowly inching their way onto our list of the top technology companies in the world. Seven of the largest tech companies in […]

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HP Inc results boosted by PC sales as it waits for 3D manufacturing to take off
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HP Inc has reported 13% growth in business for the second quarter of 2018, compared with the equivalent period in 2017, boosted by commercial PC sales. Its second-quarter 2018 SEC filing showed that commercial PC net revenue increased by 16%, while consumer net revenue rose by 10%. Shipments of both notebooks and desktop PCs increased […]

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This Tony Award-Winning Producer Says You Need to Take Risks to Succeed. Here's How
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It’s an old truism that the smart money avoids investing in restaurants and the theater, but legendary Tony Award winner Ken Davenport has flipped conventional wisdom on its head. Davenport, a prolific Broadway producer, is behind some of the most iconic shows in theater, including Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening, and Once on This Island, proving […]

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Feds Take Down Infraud, a $530M Cybercrime Forum That Lasted 7 Years
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With the rise and fall of dark web black markets like Alphabay and the Silk Road, law enforcement officials have repeatedly warned that even anonymity tools like Tor and cryptocurrencies won’t hide criminals from the law’s long reach. But the most recent takedown of another massive cybercrime forum carries a different lesson: It’s still possible […]

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Facebook, Twitter Take New Steps to Combat Fake News and Manipulation
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Facebook and Twitter both revealed on Friday more about how they plan to deal with the spread of fake news and propaganda on their services. Facebook said that it would ask its users to tell it which news sources they read and trust to help it decide which ones should be featured more prominently. These […]

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In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness
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This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018. The most powerful threat to greatness isn’t evil. It’s mediocrity. Of all the colorful ways to articulate that truth, one of the best is what Elon Musk told Chris Anderson of Wired magazine, […]

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Time for Tech Firms to Take Responsibility for the Havoc They Wrought in 2017
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​As one of the earliest, and first, female investors in Twitter, I had great hopes for its potential to improve human connectedness and relationships. Today, it’s become clear it’s done the opposite—by becoming a thunderously divisive tool weaponized by the leader of the free world. WIRED OPINION ABOUT Susan Wu (@sw) is an entrepreneur, engineer, […]

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