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The Best VPN Services Tested for Speed, Reliability and Privacy

The WIRED guide to the best VPN for the UK (free and paid) on Mac, Windows, iPhone, Android and more.
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The Best Password Managers To Keep Your Data Safe In 2022

A password manager is a vital upgrade to your online security. Here's your guide to the best choices for every kind of user

The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is Ideal for DIY Projects 

The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is powerful for a computer the size of a matchbox, but get a Pi 4 or Pi 400 if you want a better desktop experience.

The BBC’s radical new data plan takes aim at Netflix

The BBC’s R&D team has built experimental systems that pull in data from Netflix and Spotify. The goal? More personalisation 

NordVPN review: the most reliable VPN for streaming Netflix

NordVPN is ideal for international video streaming and provides solid privacy features to boot. It's our top VPN

On YouTube, you’re never far from a dying kitten

Staged animal rescue videos featuring brutal violence and cruelty are racking up millions of views on YouTube

Screenshots suck. But they’re about to get a lot smarter

Apple created mobile screenshots in 2007. Since then, nothing has happened – until now

How to move all your WhatsApp groups and get started on Signal

Signal is end-to-end encrypted and collects only a tiny amount of personal information. But there’s more to it than that – these are the privacy and security settings you need to change

The Raspberry Pi 400 reinvents the microcomputer for 2020

The Raspberry Pi Foundation's first desktop PC arrives with an integrated keyboard, 64-bit processor, 4GB RAM and a sub-£100 price

Free VPNs are a privacy nightmare. You shouldn’t download them

Downloading any old free VPN from Android’s Play Store or the App Store can be problematic. Data harvesting, leaks and logging are just the start

How to stop your personal information leaking to the world

At some point you have probably shared too much online. Here’s how to reclaim some privacy and make sure your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn aren’t leaking private information

Why everyone should be using Signal instead of WhatsApp

The Signal protocol underpins WhatsApp's encryption, but Facebook's ubiquitous messaging service doesn't hold a candle to Signal itself

The UK could slow the spread of coronavirus using your phone

Work on contact tracing apps is underway in the UK. The technology could dramatically reduce Covid-19 transmission

Why we don't have self-cleaning, virus-killing smartphones

In 2015, a smartphone with an antimicrobial bug-killing screen was available, and the tech is now widely used in hospital and banking displays, so why isn't this a standard feature in today's flagship phones? We could really use it right now

Samsung nailed folding screens. Don’t expect Apple to follow

The tech has been 20 years in the making, and, with the Z Flip, it's finally here. But where is it going next?

How to securely wipe anything from your Android, iPhone or PC

Delete your data the proper way with our rigorous methods, from erasing Android phones to physically destroying hard disks

Netflix rival Disney+ won't launch in the UK until March 31. Here's why

Disney's new streaming service is anticipated to reach the UK on March 31, months after its US launch. But why?

Cloudflare with Warp review: faster browsing, but not a real VPN

Cloudflare's new VPN-like smartphone service won't do much for your privacy but could make your web browsing faster

Chrome extensions are filled with malware. Here's how to stay safe

Fake browser extensions use clever tricks to fool users of the world's most popular browser. Here's how the security industry is trying to quash the threats

Amazon is selling heaps of books that promote smacking children

UK governments are moving to make smacking children illegal. Meanwhile on Amazon, books are being sold that promote the practice