For Homeless People, Covid-19 Is Horror on Top of Horror

For Homeless People, Covid-19 Is Horror on Top of Horror

Unsheltered people still rely on congregate settings to meet their basic needs, like food and hygiene, though the latter often goes unmet.The conditions of homelessness would leave a healthy person vulnerable to catching a disease like Covid-19, and unhoused people tend not to be healthy.

We Can't Tackle Climate Change Without You

We Can't Tackle Climate Change Without You

I had been invited to lead a conversation with a handful of artists about the climate crisis and their place in it.Something remarkable has happened to the climate conversation in the past two years.We Climate People are used to being a small group.

Reddit’s Wedding Planners Pivot to Covid-19 Crisis Comms

Reddit’s Wedding Planners Pivot to Covid-19 Crisis Comms

“I would say nonstop we’re moderating recently trying to contain posts and keep subscribers as calm as possible,” says Ashley, writing in a joint response from multiple people behind the shared "wedditmoderator" account (she and the other moderators who replied asked not to be identified by their real names or individual Reddit usernames owing to previous experiences of harassment).

Plant Shutdowns, Vital Truckers, and More Car News This Week

Plant Shutdowns, Vital Truckers, and More Car News This Week

Covid-19 is bad news for the automotive industry, and even worse news for the electric vehicle proponents .The Navy will deploy two hospital ships to help with the coronavirus response, but a surgeon who served on one of them doesn’t think it’s a great place to treat infectious disease patients.

What's a ‘Shelter in Place’ Order, and Who’s Affected?

What's a ‘Shelter in Place’ Order, and Who’s Affected?

Blaine County residents are ordered to stay home “unless they need to perform essential activities or go to work to provide essential business and government services.” The county says that individuals may go to grocery stores and gas stations, pick up food to go from restaurants, and recreate outside so long as they follow social distancing.

A Modest iPad Update Holds the Key to Apple's AR Future

A Modest iPad Update Holds the Key to Apple's AR Future

But it’s not really about the iPad Pro. Apple put a lidar scanner in a tablet to prepare, almost certainly, for when it puts one in a pair of AR glasses.

Amazon Sellers ‘Hijack’ Listings to Sell Face Masks Despite New Rules

Amazon Sellers ‘Hijack’ Listings to Sell Face Masks Despite New Rules

Last week, Amazon confirmed to CNBC that it would no longer accept new offers for face masks, hand sanitizer, and other products related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Overwhelms With Spectacle

Final Fantasy VII Remake Overwhelms With Spectacle

This feels like Final Fantasy VII filtered, not just through modern sensibilities, but through the modern aesthetics of Final Fantasy itself, a game series that relied upon a sense of contemporary slickness to build a new identity for itself as its place in the vanguard of Japanese role-playing games fell away in the past two console generations.

Scientists to check out ash on New Zealand glaciers

Scientists to check out ash on New Zealand glaciers

Journalists are invited to attend a media conference in Queenstown on Friday, March 6, starting at 10.15am at which scientists from NIWA and Victoria University of Wellington will outline the initial findings of the annual end-of-summer snowline survey taking place on March 5.

Sony and Facebook Drop Out of GDC and PAX East Due to Covid-19 Fears

Sony and Facebook Drop Out of GDC and PAX East Due to Covid-19 Fears

This week, Sony and pulled out of two of the biggest gaming events of the year—the PAX East convention and the Game Developers Conference—citing Covid-19, and as Sony said in a statement, because of the fact that "the situation related to the virus and global travel restrictions are changing daily.".No Man's Sky Is Now a Game With Living Spaceships, Which Is Weird.

The Arctic Is Getting Greener. That's Bad News for All of Us

The Arctic Is Getting Greener. That's Bad News for All of Us

Lightning—a phenomenon more suited to places like Florida—is now striking within 100 miles of the North Pole .All the while, researchers are racing to quantify how the plant species of the Arctic are coping with a much, much warmer world.

CES 2020 Liveblog (Tuesday): Photos and News of All the CES Gadget Madness

CES 2020 Liveblog (Tuesday): Photos and News of All the CES Gadget Madness

The WIRED crew is on the ground here in Las Vegas to touch, test, prod, and fondle all of the latest rolling robots, folding phones, and talking fridges.CES Attendees: Come visit WIRED HQ, located at the Yardbird in the Venetian.

The Decade's 10 Most Influential Videogames

The Decade's 10 Most Influential Videogames

I can't tell you how many games I've played in the last decade that are clearly riffing on Thirty Flights of Loving.A whole generation of independent games has used this trick, with fantastic results, but Thirty Flights of Loving is still thrilling.

The New Port of Halo: Reach Is a Renaissance for the Series

The New Port of Halo: Reach Is a Renaissance for the Series

Placing this game here, and now, on PC feels like a Renaissance for it, and for the aging Halo series.Halo: Reach on PC contains one of my favorite settings to play with, which is almost exclusively found on PC games: field of view.

SpaceX Will Bring the Science of Fire and Beer to the ISS

SpaceX Will Bring the Science of Fire and Beer to the ISS

SpaceX is also expected to launch 60 more of its Starlink internet satellites and conduct an in-flight abort test that will jettison its Crew Dragon capsule mid-flight, but it has not announced dates for either of these missions.

Star Wars: The Complete WIRED Guide

Star Wars: The Complete WIRED Guide

A long time ago, in a small town far, far away, a young man named George Lucas had an idea for a story:A simple young farmboy gets a magic sword from an old wizard so he can defeat an evil knight, rescue a princess, and save the world.

Padmé Amidala, Queen of Empty Space

Padmé Amidala, Queen of Empty Space

In The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, below the portrait of sharp-eyed Padmé with the bright red ribbon in her hair, a note by McCaig describes some queen who never was: “The moment Padmé realizes Anakin can't be saved, she should do the thing that she needs to do—out of love.

Google Is Finally Rolling Out its Own RCS in the US

Google Is Finally Rolling Out its Own RCS in the US

The only power RCS has comes from the fact that your carrier might do it, which would instantly upgrade the baseline messaging service it offers on (at least new) phones.

Today’s Cartoon: WebMD

Today’s Cartoon: WebMD

Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of science and technology.And if that's still not enough, you can find all of WIRED's cartoons in one place, right here .

'The Outer Worlds': An Anti-Capitalist Game That's Too Much Work

'The Outer Worlds': An Anti-Capitalist Game That's Too Much Work

The challenge of quest design is to shape them in such a way that they don't just feel like running from place to place, tripping story or objective triggers in the game world.

Exploring and Protecting the Arkansas Bayou

Exploring and Protecting the Arkansas Bayou

In 2009, Bayou DeView became the focus of the conservation and birding communities when the supposedly extinct ivory-billed woodpecker was purportedly spotted there.“Flatwater paddling through the delta is another unique reason we support this place,” says Porter, “We built the camping platforms a new way.

'Destiny 2: Shadowkeep' Is Ready to Kill the Past

'Destiny 2: Shadowkeep' Is Ready to Kill the Past

In Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Bungie's first major game expansion since its break with Activision, the developer allows players to return to the moon.The decision to make Destiny 2's most blatant fan service into its first attempt at horror is a curious one, made more interesting by the way Shadowkeep changes how the game plays.

Amazon Cracks Down on Third-Party Apps Over Privacy Violations

Amazon Cracks Down on Third-Party Apps Over Privacy Violations

To streamline their operations, many sellers rely on specialized business apps that tap into the Amazon Marketplace Web Service APIs, which can integrate data including sensitive customer information like names, emails, and delivery addresses.

The First Hurricane Relief Drone Was Ready to Fly—Then Dorian Hit

The First Hurricane Relief Drone Was Ready to Fly—Then Dorian Hit

As Hurricane Dorian whiplashed the Bahamas on September 1 with 185-mph winds, a drone with lifesaving potential was positioned at the Marsh Harbour airport on the island of Great Abaco.

Don't Get Screwed Out of Your Equifax Settlement Money

Don't Get Screwed Out of Your Equifax Settlement Money

The Equifax settlement has a provision through which victims can claim a cash payment for "time spent."If you spent hours researching what to do about the breach, setting up credit freezes, hopping on the phone with your bank, or doing anything else remotely relevant, you can claim up to $250 for that time without needing to show any specific evidence.

The Rock That Vibrates in Time With Earth, Wind, and Waves

The Rock That Vibrates in Time With Earth, Wind, and Waves

The research team has an entire webpage devoted to its seismic recordings of the natural resonances (vibrations) that come out of the Utah arches.

Why WIRED.com Looks Different Today

Why WIRED.com Looks Different Today

For years, was run by a separate company from WIRED Magazine, and the design looked like we’d copied Craigslist while tripping.That should allow WIRED to continue to thrive and evolve for many years, redesigns, and rogue back-room operations to come.

What on Earth Is Water Doing in Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano?

What on Earth Is Water Doing in Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano?

But they won't know for sure until they sample it, which could entail a helicopter and a bucket on a rope (ain't science grand).WIRED sat down with Don Swanson, a geologist with the USGS, to learn more about why Kilauea's been transforming of late, why it's not going to blow Hawaii to pieces, and why it's good news that the volcano's lava is a bit runny.

Mass Shootings May Be Contagious. Can We Contain Them?

Mass Shootings May Be Contagious. Can We Contain Them?

Research has shown that suicides, too, can spread like a contagion depending on how they are covered, but a consensus has yet to emerge among media organizations about how to handle mass shootings.

Today's Cartoon: August 19, 2019

Today's Cartoon: August 19, 2019

Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of science and technology.And if that's still not enough, you can find all of WIRED's cartoons in one place, right here .Plus, sign up for the Daily newsletter and never miss the best of WIRED.