Tuesday, May 11, 2021

WIRED Staff

24 Essential PS4 Games Every Player Should Try

Crawl dungeons, hunt dinosaurs, and learn to be a dad with our favorite PlayStation 4 titles.

Here's the Truth About Section 230

This week, we go deep on the law that shaped the modern internet with our resident legal eagle, Gilad Edelman.There's no way the lawmakers who drafted Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act way back in 1996 could have...

How User Data Privacy and Antitrust Law Got All Tangled Up

This week, we look at how the latest iPhone software update ties into the debate about regulating big tech.Facebook, Apple, and Google may have very different approaches to user privacy, but they do have something in common: All three...

Talking Brains, Hardware, and Privacy With Facebook’s AR Guru

This week, Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, the head of Facebook Reality Labs, joins us to talk about how his team is thinking about the future of mixed reality.Facebook doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to keeping user...

Come Cry With Us on Gadget Lab’s 500th Episode Extravaganza

This week we mark a major milestone by inviting our podcast’s past cohosts to share their memories of working on the show. It’s equal parts lulz and tears.This week marks the 500th episode of Gadget Lab. That is an...

How Tech Transformed How We Hook Up—and Break Up

This week, we look at how living online makes it harder to forget a love that's been lost and easier to find love once again.Tech companies are very good at serving up personalized content based on what they know...

How the Suez Canal Fiasco Could Change Global Shipping

This week we discuss the Ever Given incident and its lasting implications for the shipping industry. Also, we pick our favorite boat memes.Last week, the cargo ship Ever Given got itself stuck in the Suez Canal for six days....

One Free Press Coalition Spotlights Journalists Under Attack – April 2021

This month's focus is on reporters who have been subjected to harassment, abuse, and arrests related to online posts. These are their cases.In May 2019, WIRED joined the One Free Press Coalition, a united group of preeminent editors and...

The Return to 'Normal' Is Going to Be So Awkward

This week, we discuss how our bodies and minds will deal with the anxiety of reentering society after a year in lockdown.Vaccines are here, unemployment is down, and the pandemic is nearing its end. These are obviously good things....

Facebook’s New Wearable Gestures Toward Computing’s Future

This week we discuss Facebook’s wrist-worn concept and what it says about the company’s plan for new human-computer interactions.How will we send commands to computers in the future? When we finally evolve beyond keyboards, mice, touchscreens, and voice controls,...

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