CONTROL FREAK IS A SURPRISINGLY PERSONAL VIDEO GAME MEMOIR

'Gears of War' designer Cliff Bleszinski's new book is an intimate look into the life of a video game creator.

AI REVEALS THE MOST HUMAN PARTS OF WRITING

When do writers want help finding inspiration? And when do they want full control? Computers could expose the true future of the medium.

 
 
 

DITCH YOUR USB-A DONGLE AND EMBRACE THE USB-C LIFE

The old port is dead to me. Connect your peripherals to all your devices with the more universal connector.

12 BEST SEXY GIFTS FOR LOVERS (2022): HEAT UP THE HOLIDAYS

The best presents are the ones you can share-or the gift of self-care. Our favorite vibrators, lube, and candles will make this holiday...

 
 
 

A PROACTIVE WAY TO DETECT CANCER AT ITS EARLIEST STAGES

Medtech firm Earli is working on a way to make tumors announce themselves as they appear-and even provide directions to where they...

4 BEST VIDEO DOORBELL CAMERAS (2022): SMART, WIRELESS, AND A WORD ABOUT EUFY AND RING

Never miss a delivery. These WIRED-tested picks will help you keep tabs on your front porch from anywhere.

 
 
 

THE BIG PROBLEM WITH SPOTIFY WRAPPED

It's a social media trend that survives year after year. And it thrives on your personal data.

25 WORK FROM HOME GIFT IDEAS: CHAIRS, DESKS, WEBCAMS, AND PERIPHERALS

Upgrade your loved one's home office with these picks that make every day a little easier-and a little more fun.

 
 
 

MAX LEVCHIN'S WAR ON CREDIT CARDS

The PayPal cofounder on why his “buy now, pay later” company Affirm is a healthier way to borrow, what caused the techlash, and Elon...

VIRALITY! WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

It was Twitter's greatest strength and greatest weakness-and there's no hope for a fix.

 
 
 

GOOGLE NEST WIFI PRO REVIEW: WI-FI 6E AT A REASONABLE PRICE

This system adds Wi-Fi 6E at a reasonable price but lacks many of the “pro” features you might expect.

AMAZON'S CREEP INTO HEALTH CARE HAS SOME EXPERTS SPOOKED

Using the tech giant's new telehealth service will mean trusting it with your private data.

 
 
 

POP-UP FARMING PODS TO HELP COLONIZERS GROW CROPS ON MARS

Interstellar Lab's inflatable BioPod is designed to help plants survive inhospitable conditions on Earth and allow explorers to settle...

IRAN'S PROTESTS REVEAL WHAT'S LOST IF TWITTER CRUMBLES

As authorities hit citizens with more violence, the social network is proving key to documenting abuses. If it breaks, a human rights...

 
 
 

INSIDE AMAZON AIR'S QUEST TO SEIZE THE SKIES

In a bid to keep its two-day delivery promise, the fast-moving tech giant entered the risk-averse air cargo business-with some bumps...

ALL THE ACTUALLY IMPORTANT STUFF NEURALINK JUST ANNOUNCED

The company is vying for an edge in an increasingly crowded field that seeks to let people control machines with their minds.

 
 
 

SAN FRANCISCO'S KILLER POLICE ROBOTS THREATEN THE CITY'S MOST VULNERABLE

Law enforcement says that in some scenarios a lethal robot is the only way to protect public safety. Experts say the policy will harm...

GOOGLE MOVES TO BLOCK INVASIVE SPANISH SPYWARE FRAMEWORK

The “Heliconia” hacking tool exploited vulnerabilities in Chrome, Windows Defender, and Firefox, according to company security researchers.

 
 
 

WHY CHINA IS STILL STUCK IN A ZERO-COVID NIGHTMARE

Protesters are calling for China to ease restrictions most nations have already ditched. But the country faces a fraught path toward...

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF IN-PERSON CONFERENCES

Now that live events are starting up again, here are some tips on how to get back out there, while staying safe and sane.

 
 
 



San Francisco supervisors bar police robots from using deadly force for now

San Francisco supervisors bar police robots from using deadly force for now

San Francisco had been considering a policy to allow police robots to use deadly force in certain extreme cases. The Board of Supervisors sent the issue back to a committee for... Read more ...

UFC books Cortney Casey vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius for February

UFC books Cortney Casey vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius for February

A new women's flyweight bout is on the UFC docket for February. At a UFC Fight Night event scheduled for Feb. 25, Cortney Casey and Jasmine Jasudavicius will square off. The... Read more ...

Butterfly population continues to grow at Monarch Sanctuary in Pacific Grove

Butterfly population continues to grow at Monarch Sanctuary in Pacific Grove

According to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, recent rain and wind have not hurt the population. Read more ...

Former youth pastor arrested, charged with sexual

Former youth pastor arrested, charged with sexual

A former Des Moines metro area youth pastor is charged with giving alcohol to minors and sexually assaulting them. Read more ...

Park Ridge's vintage Pickwick Theatre plans to close in January

Park Ridge's iconic Pickwick Theater will close in January, its owner said. Read more ...

Farmers of color sue government for promised federal aid

The federal government has illegally broken a promise to pay off the debts of a group of Black farmers, according to a class-action lawsuit. Read more ...

Douglas County announces ARPA-funded restaurant assistance program...

Douglas County announces ARPA-funded restaurant assistance program, application qualifications

Each qualifying restaurant that applies will get a grant of up to $10,000. Read more ...

Russia blaming Ukraine for deadly drone attacks

Russia is blaming Ukraine for multiple drone attacks on airbases and warning the public that the country is under attack. NBC News' Richard Engel has the latest on the conflict. Read more ...

January 6th Capitol police officers honored with Congressional Gold Medal

Nearly two years after the Capitol riot, leaders from both the House and Senate awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to police officers who answered the call that day. NBC... Read more ...

Major U.S. companies switching to electric vehicles

Amazon, FedEx and UPS are just some of the major companies starting to switch to electric vehicles for deliveries and trucking. NBC News' Tom Costello reports on why these... Read more ...