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A Mission to Make Virtual Parties Actually Fun

Let's be honest, Zoom birthdays and happy hours are bad. But an emerging type of platform known as “proximity chat” could offer a better option.

My Life Is Little House on the Prairie. I Blame TikTok

Homesteading used to be a dream for another time. Then cottagecore happened.

Beautiful Yet Unnerving Photos of the Arctic Getting Greener

Using tricked-out drones, scientists are watching vegetation boom in the far north. Their findings could have big implications for the whole planet.

The Race To Crack Battery Recycling—Before It’s Too Late

Millions of EVs will soon hit the road, but the world isn’t ready for their old batteries. A crop of startups wants to crack this billion-dollar problem.

Ride-Hail Companies Are Making Life Harder for Scooters

Officials in many cities feel they couldn't rein in Uber and Lyft. Now, they're being stricter with other innovative forms of transportation.

Was This Poker Player's Luck Too Good to Be True?

On this week’s Get WIRED podcast, features editor Mark Robinson talks to writer Brendan Koerner about an unconventional poker player and the woman who called him out.

All the Social Media Giants Are Becoming the Same

Which major platform has a news feed, disappearing posts, private messaging, and a live broadcasting feature? That would be … all of them.

The Future of Work: ‘The Long Tail’ by Aliette de Bodard

“Everyone onboard the scavenging habitat knew there was no correlation between the unreality and what lay underneath.”

This Great Electric Bike Is $200 Off for Cyber Monday

You can get a discount on some great electric bikes right now—plus accessories!

VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups

The pandemic has proven the need for new technologies that can radically change online learning models. But investors are more interested in existing platforms.

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