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5 Domain Name Battles Of The Early Web

At the dawn of the world wide web, early adopters were scooping up domain names like crazy. This led to quite a few battles over everything from MTV.com to McDonalds.com.


Snowden: The Worst NSA Revelations Are Yet To Come

Just when you thought Edward Snowden was finally finished trying to convince you that he’s a great American, the exiled whistleblower gave an unprecedented interview to Wired magazine. It wasn’t just any writer asking the questions either. Snowden sat down for three days with James Bamford, the other NSA whistleblower.


Virtual Reality Was In, Sony Was Out: Trends From USA Today In 1995

Remember 1995? Yeah, me neither. But to refresh our memories, we’ve got an "In and Out" list from the December 20, 1995 edition of USA Today. This strange artifact (found in the University of California-San Francisco tobacco document archives) gives a peek at how mainstream America was thinking about shifting trends in media, technology and, I guess, Mexican food in the mid-1990s.


Inside The Push To Wipe Out Polio From The Furthest Corners Of Earth

In Australia, North America and Europe, we don’t worry much about polio. Vaccination has eradicated this terrible, paralysing disease in the developed world. But, far away, the poliomyelitis virus still thrives. Wired accompanied the teams that hope to wipe out polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The story is compelling.


This Glowing Train Brings Art, Music And Yurts

The best music and art festival of 2013 isn’t happening in a park or on a boat. It’s taking place on a moving train. Profiled in Wired‘s forthcoming Design Issue, artist Doug Aitken is packing a slew of artists and bands onto a train, crossing from New York to San Francisco over the course of 10 days in September.


Google's New Head Of Android On The Future Of The OS

When Google’s Andy Rubin stepped down as head of Android earlier this year, Sundar Pichai took over his duties. Now, ahead of Google’s I/O conference, he’s spoken to WIRED — and spilled the beans on what the future holds for Android.


Scott Dadich Is Wired's New Editor-In-Chief

After Chris Anderson’s departure as Editor-In-Chief of Wired after a 10 year run, rumours were swirling about who might be next to take the helm. Now, it’s been announced that the next man for the job is former Wired creative director Scott Dadich.


Sources: WIRED Will Announce A New Editor-In-Chief Tomorrow

According to sources close to Condé Nast, WIRED will announce its new editor-in-chief tomorrow. The nearly 20-year-old tech magazine, which was run by Chris Andersen for the past 10 years, will have a new boss very, very soon.


The First Issue Ever Of Wired Is Available On The iPad Now

Seminal tech nerd magazine Wired was one of the first to jump onto the iPad magazine train. You probably subscribed anyway, but the iPad version is pretty great. Now the very first issue, from back in January 1993, is available for free on the iPad.


$356 Million Later, US Justice Department's Wireless Network Still Sucks

After 9/11, three US federal law enforcement agencies planned a massive project to replace a mishmash of ageing and obsolete radios used by thousands of US federal agents. A decade and $US356 million later, the program has made “minimal progress” and the US Department of Homeland Security, one of the project’s key partners, wants little to do with it.