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Celebrating a decade of Europe’s startup scene – successes are plentiful, but challenges still remain
GOING TO EXTREMES • terraXcube is an environmental simulation centre that can replicate temperatures ranging from-40°C to 60°C. Its concrete chambers are reinforced with steel walls, extra-thick windows and pressure-tight doors designed to withstand harsh testing.
Early adopters • Three founders share what’s exciting them, from crypto-wallets to office scent-diffusers
STUBBING OUT THE SCALPERS • Thanks to unscrupulous ticketing platforms, getting into your favourite band’s gig can involve hefty extra fees and leave you at the mercy of scalpers. But blockchain could offer a fairer, more transparent alternative to tickets
MAKING BEATS PER MINUTE FAR SAFER DURING SURGERY • Whether it’s playing country or pop, CanaryBox lets medical staff rock out without missing their patients’ vital-sign alarms
MANAGING DIABETES DIGITALLY • For diabetics, getting insulin doses right is a serious matter. The Quin app can predict when and how much they need
CRYPTO CURRENTS: THE MUSK EFFECT’S EBB & FLOW • Elon Musk’s influence goes beyond the Twitter thread – he’s also got the power to shake financial markets
CODING ISN’T ALWAYS A DRAG (BUT IT DOES HELP) • Aiming to demystify STEM subjects – and bring much-needed diversity to the field – Anna Lytical holds court on TikTok, helping budding coders get to grips with tricky programming concepts. The time has come… To command-line interface for your life…
THE FUTURE IS GETTING MORE DANGEROUS • And humans only have themselves to blame. We must act if we are to establish safeguards against existential threats
CLEAR CACHE • Remember when you could see inside your games console? WIRED looks back (and inside)
SNOOPING IS EASY – AND DISASTROUS • By accident or design, it’s easier than ever to invade someone else’s privacy. The question is whether we allow our worst instincts to drive what we do next
NFT ART: STILL COINING IT • Non-fungible-token-based artworks are hot, and can sell for vast sums – but what’s considered worthy is in constant flux, and often has nothing to do with ‘good taste’
Keeping the oceans clean: rust-busting on oil rigs with a new kind of plastic blaster
WIRED insider • Events, new products and promotions
A NEW HOPE FOR BUDDING FAMILIES: THE DIY FERTILITY TOOLKIT • For people experiencing infertility challenges, traditional routes such as IVF can be costly, time consuming, intrusive – and often heartbreaking. But one startup has gone back to basics to offer a kit-based therapy that can be used at home
KEEPING UP THE CHAOS IS THE BEST WAY TO STAY CREATIVE • From reinventing the superhero genre to charming us with inept vampires, Taika Waititi has long been at the forefront of many key genre-cultural moments – and he’s not done
Giving innovative startups a boost will benefit everyone • This year’s Amazon Launchpad Innovation Awards have identified an upswing in fresh thinking with real purpose
AI TAKES AIM AT WARFARE • The US military is considering letting artificial intelligence control weapons – and even deploy deadly force – without having any humans involved
A startup, by any other name… • Branding exercises go bold
GEAR X-RAY • WIRED reveals the inner workings of some of our favourite tech
EUROPE’S HOTTEST STARTUPS • LISBON DUBLIN BARCELONA LONDON PARIS...