Apps That’ll Make Your Phone’s Great Camera an Amazing One

Apps That’ll Make Your Phone’s Great Camera an Amazing One

Your phone’s camera isn’t just “good enough.” It’s great. With the right apps, it can be incredible.

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Why Testing Drugs on Our Dogs Is Good for Our Health

Why Testing Drugs on Our Dogs Is Good for Our Health

Trying medicines out on pet dogs is a practical way to research new human uses for out-of-patent drugs.

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Welcome to the Next List for 2015

Welcome to the Next List for 2015

Meet the people who are inventing the next two decades of what WIRED will cover.

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Quixey’s Search Engine Is for Actions Not Words

Quixey’s Search Engine Is for Actions Not Words

Imagine if the web worked like this: You’re reading a review of a product and you decide you want to buy it. But you can’t click a link that takes you to an Amazon page. Instead, you have to close your browser, open a different browser, go to the top-level page of Amazon.com, then search […]

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Xiaomi’s Smart Strategy to Design Phones for Everyone

Xiaomi’s Smart Strategy to Design Phones for Everyone

Hugo Barra had a pretty good job—I mean, assuming you consider building the most popular mobile platform in the world to be a pretty good job. As global product lead at Google Mobile and then at Android, Barra served near the top of a division that essentially built an industry-defining business from scratch. A prominent […]

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How Docker Helps Make Apps that Work Everywhere

How Docker Helps Make Apps that Work Everywhere

You probably have a Google search engine running on your phone. But it doesn’t just run on your phone. It works so well for you—and for millions of others—because it’s really running on thousands of machines in data centers across the globe. The same goes for Facebook and Amazon and, well, all of the Internet’s […]

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Take it from Snapchat—Messaging Is the Medium

Take it from Snapchat—Messaging Is the Medium

As chief strategy officer at Snapchat, former investment banker Imran Khan is helping cofounder Evan Spiegel grow a multi-billion dollar business.

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The Woman Bringing a Startup Mentality to Washington DC

The Woman Bringing a Startup Mentality to Washington DC

As the United States Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith is bringing a hefty dose of Silicon Valley to government.

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Delivering the Internet Via Drone…And Laser

Delivering the Internet Via Drone…And Laser

Facebook wants to use lasers and drones to bring the Internet to people on Earth who don’t already have it.

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Finally, Neural Networks that Actually Work

Finally, Neural Networks that Actually Work

As a senior at the University of Minnesota, Jeff Dean built an artificial brain. Kinda. Using what was considered a supercomputer at the time, he mimicked the networks of neurons inside your head, creating a system that could analyze information—and even learn. The trouble was it didn’t work that well. Those computers didn’t provide enough […]

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