Why TikTok (and Everyone Else) Is Singing Sea Chanteys

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. Earlier this week, it seemed inevitable that this column would have something...

A guide to being an ethical online investigator

But this activity raises some complex ethical and practical issues. How can you, an average person, be an ethical digital activist? What counts as going too far? How can you keep yourself safe? How...

TypeScript 4.2 tunes tuple types

Microsoft has published a beta version of TypeScript 4.2, an update to the popular open source language that adds types to JavaScript. With a final release due February 23, TypeScript 4.2 features enhancements pertaining...

US sets out new powers to block Chinese technology – Financial Times

The US commerce department has finalised new rules to make it easier for the federal government to block Americans from importing technology from China and other US adversaries that it decides could threaten national...

Why the best referees for Twitter and Facebook may be the people who work...

Who convinced Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg to kick Donald Trump off of their platforms last week? Activists and organizers at Twitter and Facebook say it was pressure from employees. PR reps for the companies...

Moderna believes it could update its coronavirus vaccine without a big new trial

“With these mutants coming out, you just wonder where it’s going to go now. It keeps me up at night,” Peter Marks, the US Food and Drug Administration official who conceived the US vaccine...

Wave energy technology in spotlight on WA’s south coast – ABC News

Western Australia's south coast city of Albany could be a showroom for wave energy technology after the deployment of a monitoring buoy in King George Sound. Key points: The University of WA Wave Energy Research Centre...

CES Day 3: Health Tech, Cool Cars, and the Future of School

Who needs buttons when you have screens? Debuting on the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury sedan this year, the MBUX Hyperscreen is a 55.5-inch-wide display that spans the entire dashboard. It's made up of three...

Google’s Go language could add generics later this year

Google’s Go finally could be adding generics, long sought by many Go users as a mechanism to simplify the language. A Go language change proposal filed January 12 in GitHub calls for adding support for...

One of Donald Trump’s biggest Silicon Valley backers is renouncing his support

One of Donald Trump’s biggest backers in Silicon Valley is renouncing his support for the president in the wake of last week’s riot at the Capitol, Recode has learned. Doug Leone, a billionaire investor who...

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