How VR—and Marvel Superheroes—Might Elicit Empathy

At WIRED's virtual conference, actress Brie Larson, VR director Elijah Allan-Blitz, and Magic Labs Media founder…

WIRED25: Ghetto Gastro Sees Food as a Weapon

As part of a conversation with Gabriela Cámara at our virtual conference, the cofounders of the…

Director Nia DaCosta on the Real-World Horrors in ‘Candyman’

At this year's WIRED25, the writer-director talked about rebooting the classic slasher and the future of…

WIRED25: Netflix’s Reed Hastings on Broadening Your Horizons

At the virtual event honoring our annual list of innovators and icons, he talked about why…

‘Spellbreak’ Conjures Up a Unique Spin on Battle Royale

So many games in the format lean on the same old tropes. This one has wizards…

Feds Charge Chinese Hackers With Ripping Off Video Game Loot From 9 Companies

A group known as Barium allegedly attacked hundreds of targets around the globe—and manipulated in-game goods…

Ethical Tech Starts With Addressing Ethical Debt

The rise of “zoombombing” is just the latest example of why developers need to plan for…

Why Are 2 Million People Still Getting Netflix DVDs by Mail?

The company still gets a healthy slice of revenue from disc rentals—but the service has suffered…

A Utah Company Claims It Invented Contact Tracing Tech

Blyncsy wants states using Apple and Google technology to pay it $1 per resident. It may…

How to Play Xbox and PC Games on Your Android Phone

Microsoft's Game Pass Ultimate cloud-enabled gaming service launched (formerly called Project xCloud). Here's how to check…