Let’s Have the GIF Pronunciation Debate Forever

Looking at the internet can often feel like eavesdropping on a slapdash youth debate contest where nobody did the assigned reading and everybody took military-grade amphetamines before participating. It’s brutal. One of the only elements of modern life even more relentlessly unpleasant than online sparring



Will Your Cat Eat Your Corpse?

Here’s a morbid hypothetical: Let’s say you died suddenly, all alone in your house. Would your cat eat you? It’s a question that’s kept many a pet owner awake at night, and one that’s gaining attention thanks to a recent paper out of the Forensic



Nintendo Cracks Down After High-Profile Leaks

At 10:28 pm on November 1, an image of an unknown and classified Pokémon appeared in a Discord group. Gigantamax Machamp, the megasized version of the body-builder Pokémon, was slated to appear in the then-unreleased games Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Within minutes, JPEGs of

Can a Single Text Really Be Defamatory? (Yup)

Defamation based on private texts messages, however, is much less common, and until recently remained largely theoretical. For example, a Guardian article from 2007, nearly a decade into texting’s reign as a primary form of communication, questioned whether texting’s “ephemeral nature” would mean it qualified



60 Weird Haircuts That Will Make You Laugh

This time we have gathered the bad haircuts of all time, most of the hairstyles are terrific embarrassing fails. We have laughed so hard for these weird haircuts and also make you laugh so hard, which are your favorites? Filed Under: Funny Images | 10

How to Use Airtable, Trello, and Other Apps to Fix Your Life

Office productivity tools are great for office productivity, but they’re also great for personal productivity. We asked WIRED staffers for their favorite off-label uses of various work apps. Airtable for Wedding Planning Some people have fairy-tale dreams about getting married, but let’s be clear: Planning



North Korea Is Recycling Mac Malware. That’s Not the Worst Part

For years, North Korea’s Lazarus Group hackers have plundered and pillaged the global internet, scamming and infecting digital devices around the world for espionage, profit, and sabotage. One of their weapons of choice: a so-called loader that allows them to clandestinely run a diverse array



South Korea coronavirus cases near 1,000; 10 dead

SEOUL, Feb. 25 (UPI) — South Korea continues to struggle to contain an outbreak of the infectious new COVID-19 disease as 144 new cases were reported Tuesday, bringing the confirmed total to 977. The Korean Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) also announced three



Famous birthdays for Feb. 25: Jameela Jamil, Sean Astin

Feb. 25 (UPI) — Those born on this date are under the sign of Pisces. They include: — French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1841 — Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso in 1873 — U.S. statesman John Foster Dulles in 1888 — Actor Herbert “Zeppo” Marx

On This Day, Feb. 25: So-called BTK killer arrested

Feb. 25 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1791, the First Bank of the U.S. at Philadelphia became the first national bank chartered by Congress. In 1836, Samuel Colt patented a “revolving gun,” the first of the six-shooters. In 1870, Hiram Rhodes Revels,



Judge bars moving coronavirus patients to California facility

Feb. 25 (UPI) — A federal judge in California has again temporarily postponed sending former passengers of a cruise ship who test positive for COVID-19 to a Costa Mesa facility. U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton ordered the seven-day delay on Monday so state and federal