Best robust French presses (2021): Bodum, Stanley, Espro

For something completely different I tried the Espro P7, which with these two fine filters produced a surprisingly clear cut with even less fines. It’s like a coffee maker for…

25 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Deals (2021, Update)

Choose the the perfect gift for mother’s day is tough. If your mom looks like mine, she always says, “I don’t need anything” or “Just give me a card.” These…

What is Google Floc? And how does this affect your privacy?

Google wants change the way we are tracked on the web, and given its widespread use of its Chrome browser, the change could have significant security and privacy implications, but…

Best camping gear: 17 cool camping gadgets and supplies

The time is get warmer and as more and more people get vaccinated, millions of Americans are feeling more comfortable heading to the great outdoors. I asked my WIRED colleagues…

What if gravity is actually a duplicate of other forces?

As long as physicists have been able to determine that nature speaks two mutually unintelligible languages: one for gravity and one for everything else. Curves in the fabric of space-time…

Google is seriously concerned about two-factor authentication. Good!

“Activate two factors authentication ”is solid advice, and WIRED has say again for years. This ensures that your password is not the only line of defense against unauthorized access to…

Colonial pipeline hack is a new extreme for ransomware

For years the the cybersecurity industry has warned that State-sponsored hackers could shut down large swathes of U.S. energy infrastructure in an act of geopolitically motivated cyber warfare. But now,…

Hydroponic gardening offers a space-saving way to grow your own food

A smarter approach to this is the future system created by Soilless. The company is the brainchild of Westen Johnson and Julie Joo, two Rhode Island School of Design graduates…

ISPs Fund 8.5 Million Fake Comments Opposing Net Neutrality

The largest internet US providers funded a campaign that generated “8.5 million false comments” to the Federal Communications Commission as part of ISPs’ fight against net neutrality rules under the…

Surface Laptop 4 (15-inch, AMD) review: Battery champion

However, compared to other high-end laptops on the market today, the Surface performance is rather intermediate. Using the old Ryzen 4000 series chips is a strike now that the Ryzen…