The Bizarro Streaming Site That Hackers Built From Scratch 

Fake landing pages are already a staple of cybercriminal trickery. Scammers have created hundreds of Netflix and Disney+ knockoffs in recent years. The BazaLoader group has made phony sites before too, including a convincing impersonation of a lingerie retailer. But BravoMovies really does go above and beyond. “We have not seen an entire fake streaming […]

Slidgo X8 Review: A Lightweight Electric Scooter

The throttle sits on the right handlebar, and you gently push it down as you kick off to get the 350-watt motor going. When it hits the six-second mark, you’ll hear a beep (it’s noisy, remember?), which means that the cruise control has turned on. That means you can leave the throttle alone and simply […]

The Best Cheap Earbuds We’ve Tested Are Only $16 Right Now

Updated June 9: The price has risen on these earbuds since publication. They’re now ranging from $23-$25 ($5 to $7 off). We still think they’re a great deal, partially because they’re already a fantastic deal at their normal $30 price. The price may continue to change. When Apple removed the headphone jack in the iPhone, […]

18 Amazon Prime Perks You Might Not Be Using

Prime Video is also included with your membership. There are some killer originals, like The Expanse (a WIRED staff favorite) and Homecoming, in addition to other movies and shows. Purchased separately, Prime Video costs $9 per month. Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about Amazon’s members-only event, Prime Day. The annual “holiday” has […]

7 Best Sounds for Sleeping (2021): Rainscapes, White Noise Machines, and More

On boats in southeast Alaska, they call it the “diesel coma.” The gentle whirr of boat engines combines with the rolling sea and eau de petroleum, lulling you into some of the best z’s you’ll ever catch—on a fishing vessel or otherwise. When I was a camp counselor at Sitka Fine Arts Camp, I discovered […]

The Untold Story Behind Lev’s Voice in ‘The Last of Us Part II’

Before you meet Lev in The Last Of Us Part II, you see his arrow pierce the cheek of a man who’s about to strike Lev’s sister Yara with a hammer. There is nothing subtle about Lev’s introduction. He is swift and calculated, flitting between the trees in the dark like a spirit, or maybe […]

7 Best Latte and Cappuccino Machines: Breville, Mr. Coffee, and More

Most frothers make a stiff frothy foam that sits on top of the milk, which isn’t great for lattes or cappuccinos. Properly textured milk is creamy, light, airy, and never stiff or separated. That’s why our current favorite is the Nanofoamer from Subminimal. A darling on Kickstarter, the Nanofoamer is now a real product. It […]

A Massive Water Recycling Proposal Could Help Ease Drought

Lake Mead, which provides water for 25 million people in the American West, has shrunk to 36 percent of its capacity. One rural California community has run out of water entirely after its well broke in early June. Fields are sitting fallow, as farmers sell their water allotments instead of growing crops, putting the nation’s […]

When the Game Is Over, Where Do Our Avatars Go?

In the 2003 Major League Baseball season, Oreo Queefs stood five-foot-zero, weighed 385 pounds, and, impossibly, stole 214 bases, obliterating the century-old single-season record of 138. A walrus with the legs of a cheetah, the purple goateed Queefs also regularly blasted the ball 500 feet to the opposite field—steroid-free beefiness never seen before or since. […]

Biden Has to Play Hardball With Internet Platforms

The federal government’s campaign to reform internet platforms dramatically escalated this week. The Surgeon General cited disinformation as a public health menace. The White House press secretary called on Facebook to remove 12 accounts that may be responsible for as much as 65 percent of the Covid disinformation on the site. In reference to Facebook, […]