In Minecraft’s Dream SMP, All the Server’s a Stage

In Minecraft’s Dream SMP, All the Server’s a Stage

Some of the most popular online video games have become stages for live theater, broadcast to millions over Twitch and YouTube.Dream SMP is just that: The player Dream’s survival multiplayer server, where top Minecraft celebrities have constructed an ongoing, mostly improvised narrative over dozens of combined hours of livestreaming.

Amazon’s Black Box Is Like a Lost Black Mirror Episode

Amazon’s Black Box Is Like a Lost Black Mirror Episode

Black Box opens with handsome, skittish widower Nolan (Mamoudou Athie) dealing with memory loss six months after a car crash kills his wife and leaves him with a severe brain injury.Early on, Black Box suffers from showing its “monster” too frequently and not making it horrifying at all.

Fusion Energy Gets Ready to Shine—Finally

Fusion Energy Gets Ready to Shine—Finally

Since the isotopes creating the fusion energy will be 10 times hotter than the sun, two layers of magnetic coils ringing the machine will keep them caged within.

Why Covid-19 Quarantine Dreams Are Taking Over the Internet

Why Covid-19 Quarantine Dreams Are Taking Over the Internet

The dreams remind Gravely of reports she’s read about dreamers in Nazi Germany, who wove “bureaucratic fairy tales” about nose-shape-verification departments and regulations prohibiting “residual bourgeois tendencies.” As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, more and more people are experiencing nightmares about the new laws of social distancing—other people coughing on them, crowding too close in elevators, not wearing masks—and, of course, chicken part numbers and other improbable grocery store complexities.

The Best Game Controller Buttons of All Time

The Best Game Controller Buttons of All Time

The GameCube’s giant A button is the perfect embodiment of what Nintendo games are all about: fun.The Dreamcast's controller was objectively bad, but its analog triggers were inspired.The SNES D-Pad, with its seminal right-facing prong, is pure, simple brilliance.

Having Sleep Troubles? There's a Gadget for That

Having Sleep Troubles? There's a Gadget for That

Matteo Franceschetti began optimizing his life long before he started a tech company dedicated to sleep: heart rate monitored on an Apple Watch , a ketogenic diet, Peloton exercise bikes —one at home, one in the office.

IMAX Ditched VR—but Big Theaters Are Buying In

IMAX Ditched VR—but Big Theaters Are Buying In

IMAX Ditched VR—but Big Theaters Are Buying In Cinemark is the latest chain to dip a toe into the deepest water of the VR pool: high-end "free roam" experiences like Terminator Salvation: Fight For the Future.

CES 2019 Liveblog Day 2: Tuesday’s News and Photos, Live From Las Vegas

CES 2019 Liveblog Day 2: Tuesday’s News and Photos, Live From Las Vegas

iPhone Security Yubico Yubico has become close to ubiquitous in the field of hardware authentication. Read the full story.—Brian Barrett Stream Dream Vizio is showing off a lot of televisions at CES this year, as expected.