Wired senior writer Mat Honan shares how to make the perfect cup of coffee, recommends all the essential gear, — storage, scale, grinder, water heater, infuser, carafe, and even where to get the freshest beans — and demonstrates them all on video in a recent article on Wired. image via Wired
An incrementally new edition of Microsoft's Windows operating system, the eighth pointh oneth version, launched today. Mat Honan at Wired has a detailed hands-on, and Wilson Rothman at MSNBC does a fine job at explaining the new features here.
“'Hello.' The soft, froggy voice startled me. I turned around to face an approaching figure. It was Larry Page, naked, save for a pair of eyeglasses."— Mat Honan at Wired: Welcome to Google Island.
Derek Thompson outlines the striking disparity between finance and labor coming out of the 2008 collapse. He explores three possible explanations for why. How do you market death? Or more precisely: funeral services? Mat Honan urges Google to unify. Show More Summary
This week, staff writers Mat Honan and Roberto Baldwin get physical with the Fitbit Flex and share some good news about Windows 8. Microsoft announced that it sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses over six months. To celebrate the company...
The hackers that hijacked Mat Honan’s online life, took over his Twitter account(s), and wiped out his iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Google accounts in one fell swoop showed some perseverance in achieving that goal. Not all attackers are...Show More Summary
Mat Honan struggles with correcting errors or misinformation on Twitter, like the recent tweet from the AP’s hacked account: Here’s the problem with the way the current system works. Let’s say you tweet something that turns out to be incorrect to your 100 followers. Let’s say 5 of those retweet it to their 100 followers. At this point, [...]
Tonight's guests include: James Cavanaugh, former ATF special agent-in-charge Therese Apel, reporter for the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger Mat Honan, senior writer for Wired magazine Take a listen to tonight's soundtrack... while taking a look at tonight's video previ …
At the close of 1998, there were 23 known weblogs on the Internet. A year later there were tens of thousands. What changed? [Mat Honan / Wired]
"Sometimes at night I reach over and pluck my phone from my nightstand, press a little blue icon, and suddenly the whole world is in bed with me, talking," writes Mat Honan. "This is deeply unhealthy, of course, for my sleep patterns, my mental well-being, my marriage."
Mat Honan got owned last year and it sucked, but you can still learn his lesson.
Mat Honan thinks Facebook might have a success with Facebook Home, because it is so timid that it will appeal to people afraid of the Web. Mat Honan, Facebook’s ‘Phone’ Is Another Triumph of Mediocrity The long rumored Facebook phone turned out not to be a phone at all. Show More Summary
When I consider the screens that were available to me as a 5-year-old, versus those that were available to me at 40, I am staggered by all the welcome and unwelcome ways video has pervaded my life. –From Mat Honan in a Wired post entitled “The Terrible Truth About Toddlers and Touchscreens”
This week on the Gadget Lab Show, Mat Honan and Michael Calore show off the Aeropress Coffee maker and the Withings Smart Body Analyzer, a digital scale that measures more than just your weight. Whether you want to shed some...
Mat Honan has a request: Please Stop Fighting About Your Smartphone. "The phone wars, the platform wars, should be left to people who work for Apple and Samsung and Google and Microsoft and Nokia and BlackBerry. Do you work for Apple? Do you work for Samsung? No? Then shut up." [Wired]
Security writer Brian Krebs has stumbled across new information that links the recent hack of his own website with attacks on Ars Technica and Gizmodo alumnus Mat Honan’s iCloud breach. Krebs explains that he believes Phobia is part of a four-person Xbox Live gamer team, called Team Hype, which has a taste for hijacking Xbox Live Gamertags. More »
Last week, Brian Krebs (a respected security researcher and journalist who often publishes details about high-tech crime) was SWATted -- that is, someone defrauded his local police department into sending a SWAT team to his house, resulting in his getting confronted by gun-wielding, hair-trigger cops who had him lie on the ground and cuffed him [...]
Evidence uncovered by cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs links a recent SWAT team attack on his home with hacker attacks on Ars Technica and Wired journalist Mat Honan. The same hacker believed to be involved in a recent SWAT team attack...Show More Summary
Security writer Brian Krebs has stumbled across new information which links the recent hack of his own website with attacks on Ars Technica and Gizmodo alumnus Mat Honan's iCloud breach. More »
Samsung has run into the same perceptual problem that Apple did several years ago: at a certain point, each generation of your device is an evolution, not revolution — but the critics crave constant revolution. ?