In Defence of Furries

I wrote a post about Disney’s efforts to market Zootopia to furries last week, and I really pissed off some furries by describing the community as “people who like to roleplay as animals for sex reasons”. The following missive is an email I received from a furry named Brooke, published with her permission: Read More >>

Edward Snowden: Advanced Encryption May Stop Us Communicating With Aliens

On Friday, scientist personality Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomed Edward Snowden to his StarTalk podcast. Along with the usual conversations about privacy and government, Snowden had another important warning to provide: encryption may hurt our abilities to see, or be seen by, extraterrestrials. Read More >>

The Seven Best Tech Quotes From Kanye West’s Cannes Lions Talk Today

The advertising industry has decamped to sunny Cannes for the week, with a number of high-profile presenters preaching to the already-converted. Dispensing advice to the ad men alongside David Hasselhoff, Sarah Jessica Parker and Spike Jonze was Kanye West, who in typical form had a lot to say without really saying anything at all... Read More >>

Sergey Brin: I Shouldn’t Have Worked on Google+ as I’m Not Very Social

Sergey Brin admitted that it was "probably a mistake" that he ever worked on Google+ because, in his own words, he's "not a very social person" and "kind of a weirdo". Read More >>

Jony Ive Talks Design Philosophy, Patent Theft and Apple’s Future

In a rare interview, Jony Ive spoke to The Sunday Times over the weekend, discussing everything from design philosophy to travelling with Steve Jobs. Here are a few choice cuts. Read More >>

Tim Berners-Lee: We Need an Online Magna Carta

Daddy of the internet Tim Berners-Lee has spoken out in an attempt to enshrine the independence of the world wide web, telling the Guardian that he believes we need an online Magna Carta to protect the rights of its users world wide. Read More >>

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Fragmenting Apps, Anonymous Facebook and… Poke

Ahead of Facebook's 10th anniversary on February 4th, Bloomberg Businessweek scored an interview with Mark Zuckerberg to chat about the company's future. Here are some choice cuts from the social network's head honcho, before you go read the whole thing. Read More >>

Vint Cerf: “Privacy May Actually Be an Anomaly”

Vint Cerf, Google's chief internet evangelist, is famous for having some, um, strong views. He's just unleashed a cracker, though: he thinks that "privacy may actually be an anomaly." Read More >>

Woz: I Wish to God That Apple and Google Were Partners

If there's one man who talks tech sense, it's Woz—and never more so than in a recent interview with the BBC. Woz would love it if Apple and Google played friendly, and he makes a very, very good point on the subject. Read More >>

Bill Gates Hates Control-Alt-Delete Just as Much as You Do

Control-Alt-Delete, the keyboard shortcut so synonymous with computer rage that even your Nan's heard of it. And now, despite it being a recurring feature of the Windows platform for near 30 years, even Bill Gates himself has admitted he hates it. Read More >>

Jony Ive and Craig Federighi Talk Design, User Experience and Touch ID

Last week, Business Week ran a fairly boring interview with Tim Cook, Jonathan Ive and Craig Federighi. Now, though, it's released a longer interview with just Ive and Federighi, which is kinda interesting. Here are some of the highlights: Read More >>

Mark Zuckerberg on the NSA Debacle, Facebook Home, and Sucking at IPOs

Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference Mark Zuckerberg has made his feelings known about the recent NSA scandal, pointing out that the government "blew it". Read More >>

Google’s New Head of Android on the Future of the OS

When Google's Andy Rubin stepped down as head of Android earlier this year, Sundar Pichai took over his duties. Now, ahead of Google's I/O conference, he's spoken to WIRED — and spilled the beans on what the future holds for Android. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt Thinks Controlling Google Glass with Your Voice Is “the Weirdest Thing”

There's a lot of quirkiness to Google Glass and a lot of stuff that Google still has to figure out. One of those things, according to ol' Google CEO Eric Schmidt, is talking out loud to control Google Glass. In a talk at Harvard yesterday, Schmitty literally called it "the weirdest thing". Read More >>

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Home, the Future of Sharing and Life Outside Facebook

On the day Facebook launched its new software for Android, Home, WIRED scored an interview with Mark Zuckerberg in order to chat about the product and what the future holds. Here are some choice cuts from the Big Blue's head honcho, before you go read the whole thing. Read More >>