Schools Adopt Face Recognition in the Name of Fighting Covid

A WIRED investigation finds dozens of districts have purchased thermal cameras to monitor fevers that can…

It’s Time to Talk About Covid-19 and Surfaces Again

In the early days, we furiously scrubbed, afraid we could get sick from the virus lingering…

New York Is Trying Targeted Lockdowns. Will It Curb Covid?

Instead of shutting down all of New York City, this time officials are taking a block-by-block…

The Turmoil Over ‘Black Lives Matter’ and Political Speech at Coinbase

The CEO of the cryptocurrency pioneer declared political discussions out of bounds—then gave employees a week…

A School Ran a Simulation of the Pandemic—Before the Pandemic

A Florida middle school has staged mock outbreaks for years to teach science and civics. Last…

Maria Ressa Says Disinformation Is More Insidious Than We Think

At our virtual conference, the journalist and CEO of Rappler explained how the goal isn't just…

Colds Nearly Vanished Under Lockdown. Now They’re Coming Back

The return of non-Covid respiratory illnesses is putting a new strain on testing supplies around the…

A Utah Company Claims It Invented Contact Tracing Tech

Blyncsy wants states using Apple and Google technology to pay it $1 per resident. It may…

Google and Apple Change Tactics on Contact Tracing Tech

The companies will handle more of the technology for notifying people who may have been exposed…

This Plane Flies Itself. We Went for a Ride

Xwing is testing a Cessna that's controlled from the ground, not the cockpit. Its goal is…