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Wired UK is a bimonthly magazine that reports on the effects of science and technology. It covers a broad range of topics including design, architecture, culture, the economy, politics and philosophy. Owned by Condé Nast Publications, it is published in London and is an offshoot of the original American Wired.Source
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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales wanted to save journalism. He didn't

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales wanted to save journalism. He didn't

When it launched in 2017, WikiTribune had a bold plan to rewrite the journalism rulebook. Less than a year later it had laid off all its editorial staff after burning through hundreds of thousands of pounds. What went wrong? “Jimmy’s frame of reference about journalism is that it’s easy, it’s just a nice turn of phrase. That comes from believing that the wiki-way means you can do anything.” In 2017, Jimmy “Jimbo” Wales – the Wikipedia cofounder whose plaintive face used to haunt the free encyclopedia’s homepage during fundraising campaigns – decided to save journalism. As an avid consumer...

December 2, 2019
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The Super League is the grim end game of the attention economy

The Super League is the grim end game of the attention economy

The proposed European Super League (ESL) is football for the Vine generation: condensed down to its most marketable essence, chopped into bite-size chunks for social media, bookended by adverts for betting companies, or telecoms providers in emerging markets. Twelve of Europe’s wealthiest teams have announced their intention to form a breakaway continental competition, to run on weekday nights alongside the domestic season, with 15 founder clubs guaranteed a seat at the top table every season, regardless of their performance. The proposals, which have been backed by six teams from England’s...

Apr 20
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How the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory tore through the internet

How the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory tore through the internet

INTRODUCTORY OFFEROne year for only £12Loading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .It started with one doctor. On January 22, Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws published an interview with Kris Van Kerckhoven, a general practitioner from Putte, near Antwerp. “5G is life-threatening, and no one knows it”, read the headline. One scientifically-baseless claim in this article, published in a regional version of the paper’s and since deleted from its website,...

April 6, 2020
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The brutal reality of dying under Italy’s coronavirus lockdown

The brutal reality of dying under Italy’s coronavirus lockdown

INTRODUCTORY OFFEROne year for only £12Loading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .he last time Mariarosa Margini saw her father was on March 13, as he was being driven away in an ambulance. Renato Margini was in good health for his age. He was like an 89-year-old boy, says Mariarosa – he’d been a hiker and a climber, and would go on daily two or three mile walks around his neighbourhood in Brescia, Lombardy until late February, when the coronavirus crisis...

March 27, 2020
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How the UK’s just-in-time delivery model crumbled under coronavirus

How the UK’s just-in-time delivery model crumbled under coronavirus

INTRODUCTORY OFFEROne year for only £12Loading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .Stockpiling has upended supermarkets. But they’re already fighting back. A few weeks ago, many people were no longer able to get their hands on their choice of rigatoni, any kind of loo roll or a box of eggs. Aisles were bare and panic buying gripped the nation. Or so we thought.The data shows something else was going on. found that a significant number of customers were just...

March 30, 2020
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This economist has a radical plan to solve wealth inequality

This economist has a radical plan to solve wealth inequality

INTRODUCTORY OFFEROne year for only £12Loading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .t didn’t sound like the hottest ticket in Paris: a debate on the theme of “property” between two of the city’s economists, Frédéric Lordon and Thomas Piketty, on a January night in a dingy hall at the Bourse du Travail, the old Labour Exchange. Just to be sure, I arrived ten minutes early to get a good seat – only to find every one taken. Dozens of disappointed fans filled the...

April 14, 2020
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Is this the end of Airbnb?

Is this the end of Airbnb?

INTRODUCTORY OFFEROne year for only £12Loading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .Brian Chesky is no stranger to big lifts. The 38-year-old former bodybuilder and Airbnb CEO has, in the space of 11 years, hauled his property rental dream from a single air mattress to a multi-billion dollar startup success story. But as hosts rage and debt piles up, the huge weight of the coronavirus pandemic might be too much for Chesky to bear.The numbers are devastating....

April 22, 2020
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I bought everything I saw in Instagram ads for a month

I bought everything I saw in Instagram ads for a month

INTRODUCTORY OFFEROne year for only £12Loading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .Male. 31. Obsessed with exercise. Chronic procrastinator. Fends off existential dread with music, alcohol and gadgets. That’s how I imagine Instagram’s advertising profile on me reads, cobbled together from my activity on its own platform and whatever data brokers it uses.AdvertisementAccording to the constant barrage of ads in my Instagram feed in any case, I am the person above....

April 19, 2020
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Turns out coffee pods are actually pretty good for the environment

Turns out coffee pods are actually pretty good for the environment

INTRODUCTORY OFFEROne year for only £12Loading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .Our addiction to single shot coffee capsules is not good for the environment, because of the energy to grow the beans, make the capsules, brew the coffee, and dispose of the waste. But there’s an upside: capsules turn out to be a more sustainable way of drinking espresso than nearly any other method of making coffee. And according to new research, recyclable aluminium pods are...

May 3, 2019
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I stumbled across a huge Airbnb scam that’s taking over London

I stumbled across a huge Airbnb scam that’s taking over London

INTRODUCTORY OFFEROne year for only £12Loading...0/0Welcome to WIRED UK. This site uses cookies to improve your experience and deliver personalised advertising. You can at any time or find out more by reading our .t’s November 2019 and I’m standing in an Airbnb in Battersea, south London. But this is not the Airbnb I booked. Everything is slightly, confusingly, off. All the rooms are the wrong sizes, all the furniture in the wrong places. There are hints everywhere that something is up: the apartment block, a barely finished newbuild sandwiched between Battersea Park station and a Catholic...

February 11, 2020
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