As FBI Warns Election Sites Got Hacked, All Eyes Are on Russia

Two-hundred thousand voter records were stolen from the Illinois board of elections, and a few murky clues point yet again to Russian hackers. The post Hack Brief: As FBI Warns Election Sites Got Hacked, All Eyes Are on Russia appeared first on WIRED.

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It’s Time for Shows to Start Saying No to Season Two

Don’t ruin a good thing by trying to repeat it. The post It’s Time for Shows to Start Saying No to Season Two appeared first on WIRED.

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How to Use Physics to Paddle Board Like a Pro

If you paddle on just one side of a stand up paddle board, the board will turn to the other side. If you use a different stroke and torque, it can go straight. The post How to Use Physics to Paddle Board Like a Pro appeared first on WIRED.

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Three years ago, health economists believed Obamacare’s soon-to-launch marketplaces would grow to replace much of America’s fractured, complex, employer-based health insurance system. 

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Touch Disease isn't going away. Instead, Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units are suffering from the issue in epidemic proportions.

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Have a hangup about renting? Don't buy into these misconceptions.

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What Gives With Insects Pretending to Be Sticks and Leaves?

A surprising number of insects look so much like leaves and sticks that it doesn’t seem possible. The post What Gives With Insects Pretending to Be Sticks and Leaves? appeared first on WIRED.

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Inside Fitbit’s Quest to Make Fitness Trackers Invisible

Now that everyone knows what a Fitbit looks like, the company wants to make Fitbits that don’t look like anything. The post Inside Fitbit’s Quest to Make Fitness Trackers Invisible appeared first on WIRED.

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Dyslexic Designers Just Think Different—Maybe Even Better

Jim Rokos thinks dyslexics are highly creative problem solvers who think in ways that make for killer designs. And he’s putting on an exhibit to prove it. The post Dyslexic Designers Just Think Different—Maybe Even Better appeared first on WIRED.

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With 17 simple words and the help of clarification from her deputy, Yellen changed the near-term dynamics in the capital markets. By saying that “…I believe that case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in recent months,” Yellen placed her marker down.
Yet the market was initially confused. It thought the Chair was indicating a December hike not a September move, and that meant one hike not the two the June dot plots implied was thought to be appropriate by the FOMC. Vice Chairman Fischer quickly followed his boss and explained that she implied no such thing. …

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What Does ‘Rogue One’ Mean? Now We Know

Things have been relatively quiet on the galactic front recently. But there are still a few bits of Star Wars news you might’ve missed. Catch up here. The post Cantina Talk: What Does ‘Rogue One’ Mean? Now We Know appeared first on WIRED.

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You Too Can Invest In Lawsuits. But Not Quite Like Peter Thiel

Legalist is an online service that lets you pump money in lawsuits. But that’s not a new thing. And it doesn’t make you the new Peter Thiel. The post You Too Can Invest In Lawsuits. But Not Quite Like Peter Thiel appeared first on WIRED.

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Magic Portals, the Sounds of Yellowstone, and 3 More Must-Hear Podcast Tales

This week, listen to burbling mudpots, a shape-shifting badger, and why high school wrestling was instrumental in a DEA investigation. The post Magic Portals, the Sounds of Yellowstone, and 3 More Must-Hear Podcast Tales appeared first on WIRED.

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Three years ago, health economists believed Obamacare’s soon-to-launch marketplaces would grow to replace much of America’s fractured, complex, employer-based health insurance system. 

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