Monday, April 19, 2021

Cecilia DAnastasio

How to Manage Your Mess of Cables, Once and for All

You don't have to suffer with tangled cords behind your TV or under your desk, even if you're committed to the wired life. Here's how to tidy up.Cable management is for tryhards. That’s what I told myself until a...

Twitch Will Act on ‘Serious’ Offenses That Happen Off-Stream

The new policy holds streamers to account for what happens on other services and in real life.Twitch is finally coming to terms with its responsibility as a king-making microcelebrity machine, not just a service or a platform. Today, the...

‘It Takes Two’ Is One Hell of a Couples' Therapy Session

A couple's divorce provides the surprising foundation of the best co-op video game since Portal 2.In long-term relationships, it’s always the small things. Chore lists. Texting. “I don’t know, what do you want for dinner?” Fighting material. At the...

YouTube Has a Disturbingly Creepy Minecraft Problem

A WIRED investigation has found dozens of kid-focused videos with disturbing thumbnails that the platform serves up on the "Topic" pages of popular games.On YouTube Friday morning, several hundred viewers watched a live, animated video of a female Minecraft...

A Bird-Feed Seller Beat a Chess Master. Then It Got Ugly

Twitch and YouTube chess star Levy Rozman has faced over a week of sustained harassment after calling out an alleged cheater.  On March 2, Levy Rozman, in a pink sweater and round glasses, was streaming his Chess.com...

Twitch's First Transparency Report Is Here—and Long Overdue

The decade-old streaming platform has for the first time detailed its efforts to safeguard its user base in one place. Twitch today released its first-ever transparency report, detailing its efforts to safeguard the 26 million people who...

How Google's Grand Plan to Make Stadia Games Fell Apart

The tech giant hired 150 game developers for Stadia Games and Entertainment, only to lay them all off. Sources say it never gave the studios a chance. In March 2019, Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the stage...

The Woman Bulldozing Video Games’ Toughest DRM

For Empress, cracking titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Immortals Fenyx Rising is more than a pastime. It's a mission. If you ask Empress what got her started breaking DRM, she says it was a dream...

The Rot of Riot Games Culture Starts at the Top

CEO Nicolo Laurent continues to employ multiple top executives who have been accused of sexism and harassment—and is himself the subject of a complaint. In 2014, Riot Games then-executive assistant Melanie McCracken began to notice that her...

The Gaming Platforms That Let Streamers Profit From Hate

WIRED has found dozens of far-right and white supremacist figures monetizing their livestreams through “donation management services” Streamlabs and StreamElements. In today’s attention economy, platforms are megaphones and audiences are income. Shut off the megaphone and the...

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Austin and Kenosha shootings, Chauvin trial, NASA: 5 things to know Monday

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