Gadget Lab Podcast: Former Googler Jessica Powell On How to Quit Your Tech Job

Former Google communications exec Jessica Powell joins this week’s Gadget Lab podcast to talk about Facebook’s manifestos, quitting Google, and why she absolutely refuses to get a brand-new phone. https://media.wired.com/photos/5a99b6b03ea6d47cc8933f33/master/pass/FEATURED-WIRED-Gear-logo.jpg

SXSWarren: A day later, Elizabeth Warren defends her Big Tech breakup proposal

Enlarge / Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at SXSW 2019. (credit: Nathan Mattise) AUSTIN, Texas—”So yesterday you made a pretty big announcement about tech. Then like the gangster you are, you flew down to a tech conference… “ Time Editor-at-Large Anand Giridharadas led with that at his South by Southwest conversation with Massachusetts Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful […]

Georgia Tech scientists figured out how maggots can eat so much, so fast

Enlarge / Studying the collective feeding behavior of black soldier fly larvae. (credit: Hu lab/Georgia Tech) How do the larvae of black soldier flies eat so much, so fast, despite their tiny size? Scientists at Georgia Tech have been studying this “collective feeding” behavior and found that one strategy for maximizing the larvae’s feeding rate […]

10 things in tech you need to know today

Microsoft Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Microsoft President Brad Smith told Business Insider that it would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software. It follows activists writing to Microsoft, Amazon, and Google last month demanding they stop selling facial recognition software to the public […]

10 things in tech you need to know today

Carl Court/Getty Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Apple said it revoked Facebook’s enterprise certificates thanks to the social network paying people to sideload the Facebook Research app onto their iPhones. Apple says it took the dramatic step of revoking multiple enterprise certificates from Facebook, compromising not just […]