Never let it be said WIRED readers don’t have eclectic taste. Your favorite stories ran the gamut, from an amazing yarn about how and why WhatsApp brought encryption to one billion people to the definitive review of the Google Pixel. And a whole lot of you were absolutely riveted by Dropbox’s exodus from Amazon’s cloud.
Before shutting out the lights and locking up for the holidays, we ran the numbers to determine the stories you, our beloved readers, liked most. Here they are, ranked in descending order. You might have missed some of them, so take a moment to pour yourself something nice and catch up.
And thank you for reading. We couldn’t do this without you.
Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Turned on Encryption for A Billion People
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Don’t Set Your Phone Back to 1970, No Matter What
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DNA Got a Kid Kicked Out of School—And It’ll Happen Again
Google Pixel Is the Best Phone on the Planet
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The Epic Story of Dropbox’s Exodus from the Amazon Cloud Empire
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Closing Apps to Save Your Battery Only Makes Things Worse
Meet Tesla’s Model 3, Its Long-Awaited Car for the Masses
Yes, Donald Trump, the FBI Can Vet 650,000 Emails in Three Days
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The Untold Story of Magic Leap, The World’s Most Secretive Startup
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Want to Know Julian Assange’s Endgame? He Told You a Decade Ago
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