You want a world-class conversation about the future of global health, the vanguard of philanthropy, and the divide between ignorance and data-driven knowledge? Bring in the Bills. Gates and Clinton, that is.
They share much more than a first name. Both pivoted from spectacular first acts to second careers devoted to tackling some of the biggest problems on the planet. To do this, they have capitalized on their previous roles, their connections, and their brainpower.
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Photos: Nadav Kander
Want to know business? These are the only people you need to follow.
These are the best reporters, writers, and thinkers on the Internet – the people who understand what’s happening.
Here are our favorite sources of news covering the world of business and finance. From macroeconomics to microlending, these folks are all money when it comes to delivering high-value information.
If you’re drowning in noise, let WIRED’s 101 Signals be your lifeline. These are the core nutrients of a good data diet.
We all have hobbies, and a lucky few have a passion. Within that group, there are some for whom passion borders on obsession.
Such people are the subject of Living the Wired Life, a series of profiles about people who use technology to pursue their passion and excel at their endeavors, whether it’s riding hundreds of miles through the desert, crossing the Pacific in record time or putting yourself in the studio with Mick and Keith as they laid down the tracks for Exile on Main Street.
These are serious (and potentially dangerous) undertakings, but that’s part of the appeal. You don’t become obsessed with the Wired Life if you don’t love it. Here’s a rundown of people living that life (including - above - Emile Rosales, aka Chuggaaconroy!).
Wired has put a smorgasbord of images on its cover since issue 1.1 hit the stands in May 1993. They’ve run the gamut from Stephen Colbert to Lego figures and deep thoughts on the end of the web. The one thing they’ve shared in common is innovative, eye-catching design — from the loud neon hues of the 1990s to the quiet minimalism of our 20th anniversary issue. To commemorate that anniversary, community editor Brian Mossop worked with Wired’s video team to compile every cover — nearly 250 of them — in a 30-second video celebrating our first two decades. Enjoy!
This week on the Gadget Lab Show: reviews editor Michael Calore and staff writer Roberto Baldwin check out the tentpole phones from Samsung and BlackBerry.
The BlackBerry Q10 is a return to physical keyboards for the Canadian company. It’s a great phone if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool BlackBerry power user that needs a keyboard made of physical buttons. It probably won’t get too many coverts from iOS and Android. But if you do get your hands on one, expect a rather startling transformation as illustrated by Mr. Calore.
Now if you’re not worried about your stock portfolio, the Samsung Galaxy S4 might be more of your speed. It has a larger five-inch screen, faster processor, and has more battery life than its predecessor the Galaxy S3. It’s a better phone. But it’s filled with wacky features like eye tracking and above-phone hand movements to help navigate. Unfortunately, these gimmicky features only work with Samsung’s default apps.
Weird features aside, the Galaxy S4 is an awesome phone and a worthy upgrade from the Galaxy S3.
Imagine a time before smartphones. Before iBooks. Before Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and even the mighty Google. A world without web browsers, when the Internet belonged to universities and going online meant logging onto an electronic bulletin board. Now imagine being able to smell it all coming—not the details but the impact of a networked world on culture, business, politics, daily life. These were the preconditions that spawned Wired.
To mark our 20th anniversary, we’re taking you back to the beginning!
Hard to believe it’s been another year. Well, that’s misleading. Footnotes has only been on the air since July. But that doesn’t mean we can’t compile a blooper episode. It’s less labor-intensive for Matt anyway.
We spend about an hour shooting each episode, of which we use between three and four minutes of material. The rest of the time is Matt making fun of the crew, the crew making fun of Matt, and him botching his lines. Mostly, it’s him botching his lines. As you might have noticed in this blooper reel.
Longtime readers will be familiar with Wired/Tired/Expired, our snarky cultural scorecard that began appearing in the magazine way back at the dawn of Wired. (Actually, it started as Wired/Tired, and Expired was added in 2002.)
Not content to let a good idea sit on the shelf, we’ve asked product reviews editor Michael Calore, the office’s most opinionated loudmouth, to weigh in on the topics most deserving of this year’s honors.
…Actually, on second thought, maybe we should have let this sleeping dog lie.
Sol Neelman, once an athlete himself and now a dedicated sports photographer based in Portland, OR, documents sports culture all over the world. He recently published his first photography book entitled Weird Sports.
Here you see photos from his upcoming second book, Weird Sports 2 - the Nuclear Cowboyz in Portland, OR, Flaming Tetherball in Seattle, WA, Light Saber Fencing Class in San Francisco, CA, The Color Run in Seattle, WA, and Drag Queen Prom Dress Rugby in Seattle. It all looks like an awesome amount of fun.
[via PDN Photo of the Day]
BIG UPS to our favorite photographer-of-all-sports-weird, Sol Neelman!
Check out the column he’s been writing for Playbook this year — it’s guaranteed awesomeness.