Call of Duty Is Here, Apple Updates Are Coming, and More News

Call of Duty Is Here, Apple Updates Are Coming, and More News

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Call of Duty is back, Apple's ready to unveil some new software, and New York is prepared to say goodbye to the MetroCard. Here's the news you need to know , in two minutes or less.

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A new Call of Duty game is out, and it has a confusing name

If you're a big fan of the videogame Call of Duty, you remember the legendary Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Just to make things confusing, the franchise is dropping a new installment with a funny name. It's called—wait for it—Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It's grim, morally ambiguous, and comes out on October 25.

Apple's WWDC conference is coming

On Monday, Apple will kick off one of its most hyped events of the year: the Worldwide Development Conference. What should you expect? Probably a new iOS update which might include a newly designed homescreen , dark mode, and updated Messages. We could also see an update to Watch OS and the release of "Marzipan," the codename for Apple's years-long project of porting iOS apps to the Mac.

New York is ready to ditch the MetroCard

Starting this Friday, New York will enter the 21st century of transportation and allow New Yorkers to ditch their flimsy MetroCards in favor of their smartphones. New contactless readers will allow riders to pay just by holding a phone or smartwatch near the turnstile . The program will kick off at 16 subway stations and Staten Island buses with an MTA-wide rollout by late 2020.

Cocktail Conversation

Dating in today's world is much less about a spark-filled conversation with a stranger and much more about the direction of a thumb-swipe. But a new app called Monster Match is exposing the biases that pervade the most popular dating apps. Most of these algorithms feed you options based on what other people think—marginalizing some profiles and boosting others. Because these algorithms reinforce majority opinion, they tend to promote racial inequality and put minorities at a significant disadvantage.

WIRED Recommends: The Very Best Gadgets of May

Here at WIRED, we pride ourselves on knowing about all the best gadgetry. And in May, we found some pretty great stuff. We put it all together, from shoes to headphones, into this handy list .

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