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Matt Jancer

Writer and Reviewer

Matt Jancer is a staff writer for WIRED who focuses on reviewing outdoor gear. Previously, he spent a decade as a freelance writer covering automobiles, motorcycles, and lifestyle stories for magazines. Some of his longest gigs were at Car and Driver, Outside, Esquire, Playboy, and Popular Mechanics

Lotus' All-Electric Eletre SUV Has a Grill That 'Breathes'

This 600-horsepower, 373-mile EV boasts a light show worthy of Knight Rider's KITT and is the first production car with retractable lidar for self-driving.

The 20 Best Mac Apps to Make Everyday Life Easier

MacOS may be the apple of your eye, but some of its stock apps are a little rotten. Take a bite of these third-party apps instead.

How to Safely Travel Within the US

You're ready to take to the skies, hit the open road, or ride the rails. Wonderful. Here's how to do it safely.

The Polestar 2 Is One Sharp, Google-Pimped Ride

An agile ride and angular lines distinguish this sporty EV with the first Google-designed media system. But others are coming to take it on.

What’s the Best Unlimited Phone Plan? Let’s Break It Down

We sifted through the fine print to figure out how to score the best deal on all the major carriers.

The Best Gear for Your Home Emergency Kit

Natural disasters are becoming more common. Prepare your household with the right flashlights, water purification, and more.

Cooking in a Tiny Kitchen? This Gear Will Help You Stay Sane

These are the best WIRED-tested creative, affordable gear solutions to make your pin-sized counter prep space work for you. 

10 Great Deals on Outdoor Apparel to Keep You Warm

If you're shivering and shaking outside this winter, there's still time to score a discount on insulated jackets and warm base layers.

It’s the Perfect Time to Switch to a Cheaper Phone Plan

If you're willing to ditch Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T, you can save a lot of money with these smaller providers.

Hiking 101: Everything You Need to Head for the Hills

From the hat on your head to the shoes on your feet, we've got you covered with everything you need to stay warm and safe on your next adventure.

How to Get a Covid-19 Booster Shot

Here's everything you need to know about finding and receiving the booster shot in the age of Omicron.

10 Great Deals for Bundling Up Indoors This Winter

It's time to hibernate. Stay comfy with these discounts on bedding and cold-weather gear.