Category: Culture

March 18, 2020

Pixar Pioneers Win the Computing Industry’s ‘Nobel’ Prize

The prestigious Turing Award went to Ed Catmull and Pat Hanrahan, whose computer graphics work helped shape films, videogames, and virtual reality.

by Tom Simonite in Business
March 10, 2020

Exclusive: How Google Uses Machine Learning to Analyze Soccer Moves

How powerful is your kick? Did you pass effectively? The latest Jacquard wearable uses machine learning to scrutinize a player’s footwork in real time.

by Julian Chokkattu in Culture
March 8, 2020

What is Virtual Reality (VR)? The Complete WIRED Guide

Everything you ever wanted to know about VR headsets, Oculus, Vive, and simulator sickness.

by Peter Rubin Jess Grey in Culture
February 13, 2020

15 Best Xbox One Games (2020): ‘Halo’, ‘Control’, and More

Relive classics, play co-op with friends, and enjoy the mayhem of a battle royale with our favorite Xbox titles.

by Wired Staff in Culture
February 9, 2020

17 Best Nintendo Switch Games (2020): ‘Pokémon’, ‘Cuphead’, and More

From Hyrule to Hallownest, these are our absolute favorite games for Switch, including multiplayer, co-op, and single-player games.

by Wired Staff in Culture
February 8, 2020

19 Best PS4 Games (2020): ‘Sekiro’, ‘God of War’, ‘The Last of Us’

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

by Wired Staff in Culture
January 29, 2020

Comic Book Artists on Parenthood, Creativity, and Cry-Barfing

Having a kid doesn’t extinguish inspiration. Three cartoonists share how becoming parents radically transformed their art—and everything else. 

by Adrienne So in Culture
January 27, 2020

How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids in the Digital Age

Experts tips and tricks for helping your younglings think critically about what they see on TV and social media. 

by Meghan Herbst in Business / Social Media
January 15, 2020

How Much Could Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Make From Ads?

What if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex became influencers? First, they probably aren’t. But even if they did, experts say calculating their value is complicated.

by Paris Martineau Arielle Pardes in Business
January 8, 2020

Quibi Bets On a Future of Quick Clips and Tiny Screens

Entertainment startup Quibi has already won over industry A-listers with its vision for short-form mobile streaming. But will it catch on with viewers?

by Adam Rogers in Backchannel