The science of why your friends pulled you out of an airlock

It neither offers the narrative escape of Cyberpunk 2077 nor the antidote for anxiety Animal Crossing: New horizons. Instead, the game makes me stressed, paranoid, and frustrated. And yet, since…

What if the afterlife had in-app purchases?

In the original Amazon series Download, a young programmer named Nathan Brown uploads his mind to virtual reality after his body is seriously injured in a car accident. Mental download…

A Bird Food Vendor Beat an Online Chess Master. Then it got ugly

March 2 Levy Rozman, in a pink sweater and round glasses, was broadcasting his Chess.com matches to 12,000 viewers on Twitch. “Alright, that sounds like a cheater,” he said without…

Pandemic is one year old, vaccine trials adapt, and more coronavirus news

The pandemic has rages for a year, vaccine trials run up against approved vaccines, and Biden signs a $ 1.9 trillion relief bill. Here’s what you need to know: Want…

Tim Wu and Lina Khan can now put antitrust theories into practice

Plus: Facebook’s lobbying efforts, tech information overload, and a story to tell. Source link

Social media reminds us of the year that wasn’t

The monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything that happens in the world of WIRED culture, from movies to memes, from TV to Twitter. Since advent of the Gregorian…

WTF is an NFT?

This week we’re talking about non-fungible tokens, digital art collectors, and what it’s like to sell one of your tweets. Source link

With Specter still hidden, Google seeks to protect the web

It’s more more than three years since researchers revealed a pair of security vulnerabilities, known as Specter and Meltdown, which revealed fundamental flaws in the way most modern computer processors…

How to turn your phone into a webcam (for Mac or Windows 10)

A full year in the pandemic and it is always hard to find a good webcam for a price that won’t make your jaw drop. Whether for work or a…

Ocean acidification could cause tiny fish to lose their hearing

As expected, the otoliths of fish exposed to higher levels of carbon dioxide were slightly larger – Radford was not surprised. “More importantly,” he adds, “the symmetry between the left…