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Nov 21 10 tweets 4 min read
🧵 For 13 years, Del Harvey ran Twitter’s trust and safety team–if there was an issue with content people would say “DM Del.” Now, Harvey pulls back the curtain on Twitter’s decisions to mute, ban and block posts in the pre-Elon era 1/

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Image But Del Harvey isn’t even her real name, although that’s what everyone knows her as. In 2003, Harvey worked for a nonprofit called Perverted Justice that investigated online predators. That led to Harvey working in TV with the NBC series “To Catch a Predator.” 2/10 Image
Apr 6 8 tweets 4 min read
🧵The Far North is thawing, unleashing clouds of planet-heating gas. Scientists rely on an arsenal of tech to understand permafrost environments better and sniff out just how nasty the problem really is. wired.trib.al/TwLiZ8G Image As Arctic temperatures rise thawing permafrost releases methane, a gas that’s 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide at warming the planet. Those clouds of methane raise global temperatures, which thaws more permafrost, which releases more methane. It’s a problem. 2/7 Image
Apr 1 6 tweets 4 min read
Shake off the pollen and the cabin fever by shopping for some great Gear. These deals are no joke. Save money and support our journalism by shopping from these links. wired.com/story/weekend-… The Ride1Up Cafe Cruiser Electric Bike for $1,395 ($200 off) is currently our top utility bike, and it ships directly to you, no dealer required. We like the Shimano shifters and hydraulic brakes. 📸: Ride1Up 2/6 wired.trib.al/P11SAE9
Mar 30 5 tweets 3 min read
The digital age is here, but you know what they say: E​everything old is new again. One of WIRED’s first ever senior writers, Charles Platt, explores the truth of that as he dives into the possibilities of resurrecting the analog wired.trib.al/qF1vs1Ftwitter.com/i/web/status/1… Engineers began using the word analog in the 1940s to refer to computers that simulated real-world conditions. But let’s face it: These devices were difficult to program, expensive to maintain, and limited in accuracy. So what do we have to gain from them now? 2/5
Mar 25 6 tweets 3 min read
Several Spring sales are happening this weekend, and we've rounded up the best deals on TVs, soundbars, and home office gear--including a MacBook Air deal. Shopping these links will save you money and support our journalism. 1/6 wired.trib.al/IvskPsq The Samsung Frame 55-Inch 4K TV for $1,148 ($52 off) is designed to look like famous art when you're not using it. It's a slick little party trick that makes it so you can mount this TV on the wall anywhere you'd typically put artwork. 📸: Walmart 2/6 wired.trib.al/7rWJLzQ
Mar 21 4 tweets 2 min read
Take a peak at the #WiredHealth test lab! @MeetDaye @Withings @nuralogix
Mar 18 6 tweets 4 min read
Shake off the winter dust and get outdoors with a new camera or lenses, or if it’s still cold where you are, perhaps, you’d like a new laptop or smart speaker to bring your home to life. This weekend, we’ve got deals on these categories and more. 1/6 wired.trib.al/DAjpqyH Get the Apple MacBook Pro Laptop With M2 Pro for $1,899 ($100 off) with an M2 Pro chip for those who want a big display and more battery life than the 14-inch model offers. This is the lowest price we've seen on this configuration. 2/6 📸: Apple wired.trib.al/OWOnLeY
Mar 11 5 tweets 3 min read
The importance of a well-equipped workspace can't be overstated, and now is a great time to find a lot of our favorites on sale. Shop these links to support our journalism and save money. 1/5 wired.com/story/weekend-… Get the Nnewvante Laptop Stand for $44 ($5 off)—when you click the coupon button. It isn't much money off, but this is a great option if you occasionally work from your bed or couch. It has a tiltable portion so you can angle your laptop.
📸: Amazon 2/5 wired.trib.al/ASz7lHd
Mar 9 13 tweets 3 min read
A former Iraqi translator for the US Army peddles counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl and becomes a top 10 vendor on AlphaBay. Here’s how he was taken down by a University of Texas San Antonio campus cop working with the DEA. 🎨: Monet Alyssa wired.trib.al/cVwKnSx 1/13 Alaa Allawi was always adept at computers, beginning at 14 by building his machine piece by piece, to building Iraqi dating sites and even getting in trouble for allegedly hacking his boss’s email. 🎨: Monet Alyssa 2/13
Mar 6 14 tweets 4 min read
What if your government gave an algorithm the power to assign you a “risk score”? What if the risk score could determine the course of your life? What if that algorithm was full of flaws and biases? Welcome to the suspicion machine wired.trib.al/ubJbRnO

📷 @katherinelamart In 2017, the city of Rotterdam deployed a machine learning algorithm to generate a risk score for around 30,000 people receiving welfare payments. The algorithm used attributes such as age, gender, and Dutch language ability to determine who should be investigated for fraud. 2/10
Feb 25 6 tweets 4 min read
Is your kitchen so small that when you serve tapas, people think it's a full meal? Is it so tiny that when you give folks the tour, you have them stand in place and spin around? Then this buying guide is for you. 1/6 wired.com/story/best-gea… Skip the countertop knife block with Schmidt Brothers Acacia 18-Inch Magnetic Wall Knife Bar for $50. The wall-mounted bar that hold the knives, so it won't chip or dull your knife blades like an all-metal bar. 📸: Crate & Barrel 2/6 wired.trib.al/4vWuZNO
Feb 18 6 tweets 4 min read
America loves holiday weekend deals. These are the best Presidents’ Day price drops around. Save on wireless chargers, reviewer-approved headphones, and the best fitness trackers. It’s exactly what George would have wanted for his birthday, right? 1/6 wired.com/story/best-pre… The Anker MagGo 633 for $102 ($18 off) is featured in several of our buying guides, including our Best MagSafe Accessories list and our Best Portable Chargers list. It's a genius little gadget. 2/6 📸: Anker wired.trib.al/apAy26g
Feb 14 7 tweets 4 min read
As Keanu Reeves gears up for the fourth installment of John Wick, WIRED got a chance to chat with the star and director Chad Stahelski to talk all things man-versus-machine, AI, The Matrix, and fighting for what’s real. #JohnWick4 📸: Art Streiber wired.trib.al/3AAiNQh 1/7 Image During the Matrix movies Stahelski served as Reeves’ stunt double on set. Like the Wachowskis, Stahelski's John Wick movies prove computers can't fix bad ideas—something AI is threatening to disprove. 2/7 Image
Feb 11 6 tweets 4 min read
Show yourself some love by getting in on these great weekend deals. You may even be able to get some of them just in time for Valentine's Day. ♥️ Shopping from these links supports our journalism. 1/6 wired.trib.al/EOmQVXh If your significant other has ever expressed interest in being swaddled like a baby, we recommend the Sleep Pod for $88 ($32 off). The stretchy material clings to you instead of using weights, mimicking the feel of a soft hug. 📸: Hug Sleep Pod wired.trib.al/46d4mb4 2/6
Feb 9 11 tweets 4 min read
Since the 1920s, law enforcement and military experts have described less-lethal crowd-control devices as a “humane” alternative to conventional arms. Here’s how America’s sketchy “less-lethal” weapons industry exports its brand of violence world-wide: wired.trib.al/ST4hOTH 1/ In Popayán, Colombia, a small city about 250 miles southwest of Bogotá, in the spring of 2021, scores of young demonstrators were crouching behind a line of homemade shields, trying to hold back the authorities. 2/
Feb 4 6 tweets 3 min read
Give more than just flowers and chocolate for Valentine's Day. ❤️ Get in on some of the sweetest deals around. Shopping from these links supports our journalism. wired.trib.al/XJcuq9S 1/6 The Polaroid Now+ Instant Camera, for $130 ($30 off), comes with a smartphone companion app. It doesn't offer the best user experience, and you'll also get the signature Polaroid features like vintage aesthetics and roll-out film. 📸: Polaroid wired.trib.al/m1ZaYPU 2/6
Jan 21 7 tweets 4 min read
🧵 Spring is just around the corner which means it’s the perfect time to snag some of our favorite outdoor gear at a great price. If you buy something using our links, WIRED may earn a commission. wired.trib.al/SV90PgD 1/7 Get a water bottle that can weather the storm. The Hydro Flask bottles can take a tough beating without cosmetic damage or leaks, and they come in tons of matte color options. Perfect for all your outdoor adventures. 📸: Amazon wired.trib.al/PLn4fTR 2/7
Jan 17 7 tweets 3 min read
Truck drivers were the heroes of the pandemic, but the life of a truck driver is often dangerous, tiresome, frequently overlooked, and faced with uncertainty. Andrew Kay rides shotgun to give us a look behind the glass. 📸: Benjamin Rasmussen wired.trib.al/oexJLJP 1/7 The average U.S. trucker salary in 1980 was $110,000. Today the median is a whopping $48,310. Much like cowboys, in the years prior, truck drivers spent a great deal of time going from one place to another, answering to no one—until technology came along. 2/7
Jan 14 6 tweets 4 min read
You need a good knife. However, what makes the perfect knife for you will depend on many factors, including your comfort level with knives, the size of your hands, and what sort of food you like to cook. Shop these links to see what works for you. 1/6 wired.trib.al/4ZkTfdp At just $36, Opinel—best known for its folding knives—offers this mini chef’s knife set for people with small hands or kids who want to help slice and dice in the kitchen. The red ring helps ensure you keep a good grip. 2/6 📸: Opinel wired.trib.al/5uUfPOi
Jan 13 7 tweets 4 min read
From recent releases to excellent throwbacks, WIRED sifted through the Game Pass catalog and rounded up outstanding titles we think you and all your friends will enjoy playing. If you buy something using our links, WIRED may earn a commission. #Xbox wired.trib.al/BK0dfYF 1/7 ‘Pentiment’ is the best game released in 2022 you might have missed. In this adventure game, you are an intrepid artist living in 16th-century Bavaria who wants to uncover the truth about a murder. #Pentiment 📸: Obsidian Entertainment wired.trib.al/cYbY2Q0 2/7
Jan 12 14 tweets 6 min read
🧵If any source material had the potential to break the video game curse it was #TheLastOfUs

Still, the fact that @Neil_Druckmann and @clmazin seem to have actually delivered a thoughtful, compelling TV adaptation of a video game is astonishing. wired.trib.al/AoNT09K

📷:HBO It would be wrong to say that video game adaptations haven’t improved since the 90s. But while movies like Detective Pikachu and Werewolves Within entertain, they’re not considered prestigious, and a widespread perception persists that Hollywood just does not get games. 2/13