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How 9 People Built an Illegal $5M Airbnb Empire in New York

How 9 People Built an Illegal $5M Airbnb Empire in New York

Like many homes in popular tourist destinations, the boxy red brick townhouse on 31st Drive in Astoria, New York was listed on Airbnb. City records indicate that the three-story building was designed as three separate apartments, but they didn’t last.Paris Martineau covers platforms, online influence, and social media manipulation for WIRED.A May visit from a…
Boeing Built Deadly Assumptions Into 737 Max, Blind to a Late Design Change

Boeing Built Deadly Assumptions Into 737 Max, Blind to a Late Design Change

ImageAfter Boeing removed one of the sensors from an automated flight system on its 737 Max, the jet’s designers and regulators still proceeded as if there would be two.CreditCreditRuth Fremson/The New York TimesSEATTLE — The fatal flaws with Boeing’s 737 Max can be traced to a breakdown late in the plane’s development, when test pilots,…
How We Built Uber Engineering’s Highest Query per Second Service Using Go

How We Built Uber Engineering’s Highest Query per Second Service Using Go

In early 2015 we built a microservice that does one thing (and does it really well), geofence lookups. One year later, this service is Uber’s highest queries per second (QPS) service out of the hundreds we run in production. Here’s the story of why we built this service, and how the relatively recent Go programming…

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This Juul-charging phone case will tell the world you value vaping...

Peer into the annals of Indiegogo and Kickstarter, and you’ll find that it is filled with weird phone case ideas. There’s that iPhone case that was actually an entire Android phone, a case that could record all of your voice calls, the one that put an E Ink screen on the back of your iPhone,…

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