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08/22/2019

Upstart Crossword Puzzle Builders Get Their Point Across (and Down) A new wave of crossword creators started to notice something: The old guard didn't have a clue. Now this band of enthusiasts is thinking outside the boxes....
13:34, 08/19/2019

Netflix's Carla Engelbrecht Chooses Her Own Adventures The master of nonlinear TV creates shows that demand to be played, not just watched. But when you determine your own path, you have to face the consequences....
13:34, 08/19/2019

When Influencers Switch Platforms—and Bare It All You follow them on Instagram, admiring their bodies, envying their lifestyles. And then they get intimate on OnlyFans. The influencers are now obtainable....
13:34, 08/19/2019

The Poem on the Statue of Liberty Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, thinks the poem on the Statue of Liberty could use a rewrite. Yes, really....
00:17, 08/19/2019

Apple Puts the AR in 'Art' (and in 'Transparent Sky-Being') The company’s newly launched augmented-reality walks may only be available in five cities, but [AR]T Walk creates wildly ambitious deployments of public art....
19:17, 08/16/2019

WIRED Takes a Good Hard Look at Dick Pics The dick pic—so commonplace, so controversial—has undeniable cultural importance, but media coverage of it tends to strike a single chord: “Ew, bad.”...
22:51, 08/14/2019

'Hobbs & Shaw' Ruled the Box Office Last Weekend The Rock's muscles brought in more than $60 million domestically. Plus: *Spider-Verse* duo signs with Universal, *Batwoman* is the future, and *Dune* gets delayed....
22:34, 08/05/2019

Ninja Is Leaving Twitch. What's Next? The pro gamer is going to Mixer. Also, the tenth season of 'Fortnite' will have giant robots and a classic open-world game finally gets an English version....
16:00, 08/02/2019

How White Nationalists Have Co-Opted Fan Fiction Opinion: In fan fiction, enthusiasts create whole new worlds from elements of cherished pieces of fiction or history. Racists have perverted the form....
17:34, 08/01/2019

Using AI and Film to Track Tear Gas Use Against Civilians Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras teamed up with a London nonprofit developing machine-learning tools to identify lethal weapons in online videos....
15:51, 07/27/2019

14 Best Online Co-Op Games (2019): PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch Our favorite cooperative multiplayer games that let you play together online no matter what system you own—PS4, Xbox One, PC, or the Nintendo Switch....
15:51, 07/27/2019

Remembering Rutger Hauer, Black-Armored Knight of the Genre His monologue in Blade Runner turned Hauer—who died this week at the age of 75—into a go-to actor for lending gravitas to genre for the next four decades....
03:51, 07/25/2019

'Fallout 76' Desperately Needs to Test-Play Its Patches More This week's game news: update troubles for 'Fallout 76,' Nintendo Switch's possessed joysticks, and the bizarre trailer for 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.'...
20:51, 07/19/2019

HBO's 'Years and Years' Unlocks Sci-Fi's Ultimate Potential At its core, science fiction is a tool for building thought experiment machines. That's the game Russell T Davies' new show is playing so beautifully....
17:17, 07/11/2019

Depth of Field: Alex Morgan and the Politics of Women in Celebration The US women’s soccer team forward scored in the team’s semifinal win over England. It is her moment alone. She’s earned it. We would do well to remember it....
14:17, 07/04/2019

President Trump's Re-Election Rally Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup Last week President Trump announced his bid for re-election. The internet also got into a heated discussion about the definition of concentration camps....
19:00, 06/23/2019

Disney's New *Lion King* Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema Director Jon Favreau shot the remake of the animated classic inside virtual reality. He doesn't know what to call the result, but it looks like a real movie....
22:34, 06/20/2019

Denis Villeneuve Is Working on a 'Dune' Series The 'Blade Runner 2049' director, who is also working on a film adaptation of Frank Herbert's work, is going to direct the pilot for series about the Bene Gesserit....
21:51, 06/13/2019

Google Stadia Lands This Year—If You're Willing to Pony Up The Founder's Edition, which includes a controller and three months of premium subscription, is the only way to use the cloud-gaming service in 2019....
19:00, 06/06/2019

You Could Live Forever With This Sci-Fi Time Hack In science fiction, time passes in funny ways—vastly slowed down, insanely sped up. Maybe this trope is the secret to eternal life in the real world....
14:17, 06/04/2019

Facing the Ubiquity of Fortnite in Our Kids' Lives About a week after the *L* dance was decoded, and 72 hours after the carpool surveillance, my wife and I convened the Fortnite security council again....
12:51, 05/20/2019

Inside the Hybrid Digital-Analog Lives of Children For our kids, the digital world is as much their native environment as the physical world. It's up to parents to help them thrive in this often mystifying existence....
12:51, 05/20/2019

It's the World Slime Convention! Let's Goo! Welcome to the World Slime Convention, where fans and purveyors of the internet's gloppiest trend gather to network and talk shop—many with their parents in tow....
12:51, 05/20/2019

Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry Technology is just another human creation—like religion or government or sports or money. It's not perfect, and it never will be. But it's still a miracle....
12:17, 05/14/2019

Nike Wants Your Sneakers to Fit Better, So It's Using AR The company estimates that 60 percent of people wear the wrong size. Starting in July, your smartphone can help figure out your perfect pair of kicks....
15:34, 05/09/2019

Brain-Machine Interfaces Could Give Us All Superpowers The new documentary 'I Am Human' chronicles how neurotechnology could restore sight, retrain the body, and treat diseases—then make us all more than human....
20:00, 05/02/2019

How I Learned to Embrace Venmo's Ever-Evolving Vernacular Does a shared pizza have the same value, either literal or metaphorical, as a shared mortgage? Not really, but on Venmo they are afforded the same quick tappity tap....
14:00, 04/29/2019

Women's Homicidal Rage Is All Over TV—and It's Funny 'Killing Eve' and 'Santa Clarita Diet' aren't the first to center female criminals, but their tone and confidence are a post-#MeToo internet-y revelation....
19:17, 04/28/2019