Why You Need a Physical Vault to Secure a Virtual Currency

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase stores its customers' bitcoin offline, using an elaborate process that breaks apart encryption…

Pro-‘Dota 2’ Players Fend off Elon Musk-Backed AI Bots—for Now

Algorithms have conquered backgammon, chess, and Go, but they fall short against the best humans in…

What Is Quantum Computing? The Complete WIRED Guide

Everything you ever wanted to know about qubits, superpositioning, and spooky action at a distance.

Schools Are Mining Students’ Social Media Posts for Signs of Trouble

But should they?

AI Is the Future—But Where Are the Women?

Just 12 percent of machine learning researchers are women—a worrying statistic for a field supposedly reshaping…

The US Again Has the World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

A new computer at Oak Ridge National Lab can perform 200 quadrillion calculations per second, ending…

Google Sets Limits on Its Use of AI, but Allows Defense Work

In response to employee unrest over a Pentagon contract, Google CEO Sundar Pichai offered rules for…