Now You Can Blast a Great Gjallarhorn in Destiny 2 and IRL
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:00:00 +0000
WIRED spoke to the team at Bungie about bringing the iconic rocket launcher back to the franchise—partnering with Nerf to make one you can hold.
Which Google Pixel Phone (and Gear) Should You Buy?
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +0000
Here’s a guide to all the models—plus case recommendations and hidden software tricks to try.
'Worker Data Science' Can Teach Us How to Fix the Gig Economy
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +0000
Gig workers are asking to see the algorithms that govern their labor. Their fight has important lessons for creating equitable workplaces for all.
Sony's PS5 Headset Offers 3D Audio in a Plasticky, Cheap Body
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:00:00 +0000
The spatial audio that comes out of these gaming headphones is impressive, but cheap hardware makes it a tough sell.
Some Cancer Studies Fail to Replicate. That Might Be OK
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:00:00 +0000
A years-long effort to validate key cancer biology hit roadblocks and found problems. But maybe this will incentivize scientists to share data.
I Tried Running in a Robotic Exoskeleton So You Don't Have To
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000
The first wearable exoskeleton available to consumers is meant to level up your workout. Amazingly, it works—if you're OK with the stares and jeers.
Your Very First Fisher-Price Phone Now Works With Bluetooth
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000
It is both silly and absolutely wonderful to call friends and family on a plastic childhood toy.
Need to Test a Space Suit? Head to Iceland
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000
The country’s unearthly landscapes have caught the attention of scientists planning for future missions to Mars and the moon.
E-Scooters Are Everywhere in Europe. So Are Grisly Accidents
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000
Crashes, nuisance, and clutter are creating hostility to the industry’s startups. Scandinavian cities are forcing them to change course.
Snag Free Beans From Our Fave Coffee Subscription Service
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:52:27 +0000
WIRED readers can get their first bag from Atlas Coffee Club—and an additional sampler—for just the cost of shipping.
DoorDash Joins the Instant Delivery Game—With Employees
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:18:06 +0000
For a new service in Manhattan, the couriers will cross paths with the company's traditional gig worker contractors, who generally aren't eligible for benefits.
Why I Love to Scrounge in Video Games
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +0000
It is so satisfying to ruffle the pockets of every dead body and poke around the library.
Who Are We If Not Our Faces?
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +0000
Undergoing dozens of operations to treat Crouzon syndrome made me look more “normal.” It also made me question my identity.
The Withings ScanWatch Is a Classy Everyday Fitness Tracker
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +0000
This refined and elegant smartwatch boasts ECG and SpO2 sensors, fitness and sleep tracking, and stellar battery life.
These Retro Gaming Consoles Deliver a Dose of Nostalgia
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 13:00:00 +0000
From the stylish Evercade to the old-school Sega Genesis Mini, these machines will have you bleeping, blooping, and blasting back to the good old days.
All That Glitters Isn't Litter
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 13:00:00 +0000
A new plant-based material sparkles without plastics. That could be better for the environment—but it's also harder to make in industrial quantities.
Is There a Genetic Link to Being an Extremely Good Boy?
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000
Guide dogs need the right personality, health, and training. Scientists are studying the genetics behind the traits that make a dog suited to working.
There's $2B for Broadband on Reservations. It Won't Be Enough
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000
The recently approved US infrastructure law aims to close the digital divide for Native peoples. But the demand far outstrips the money allocated.
What Will Work Look Like in 2022? (Hint: Not the Metaverse)
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000
Here’s what industry leaders think about the future of work, from changing office hours to, yes, staying in the meatspace.
Here's How 3 Space Companies Aim to Replace the ISS
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000
NASA is investing in Blue Origin, Nanoracks, and Northrop Grumman as they develop competing designs for a next-generation space station.