Does the AstraZeneca Vaccine Also Stop Covid Transmission?

Does the AstraZeneca Vaccine Also Stop Covid Transmission?

Researchers at Oxford also told reporters Monday that testing showed the vaccinated group in the UK had fewer asymptomatic infections, which means they'd be less likely to unwittingly spread the disease themselves.

Putting Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max Is a Smart Move

Putting Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max Is a Smart Move

Now, with theater attendance plummeting as Americans quarantine, services like Disney+, Peacock, and HBO Max allow their corporate owners to test whether going straight to consumers with major movie releases the same day they hit the big screen is a viable option.

The Genshin Impact Backlash Is Here

The Genshin Impact Backlash Is Here

Streamers, YouTubers, and TikTokers have glommed onto Chinese role-playing game Genshin Impact like it’s a magic top hat unspooling an endless rope of content.And while players can earn free wishes by reaching certain benchmarks, to get and max out all 23 characters or experience the full game, they have to open their wallets.

The Improbable Appeal of TikTok Tarot

The Improbable Appeal of TikTok Tarot

Before filming each video, Trevino says, he holds his tarot deck and meditates, asking his spirit guides about the message that the collective needs to hear.Whenever Trevino or his colleagues post a reading, it’s TikTok that delivers it to users’ feeds: The spirit in this spiritual practice is contained within an algorithm.

Maybe Netflix and Amazon Should Just Buy Theater Chains

Maybe Netflix and Amazon Should Just Buy Theater Chains

Back in 2015, theater chains freaked out when Netflix, presumably looking for a theatrical run in order to qualify for the Oscar race, wanted to release Beasts of No Nation in cinemas on the same day the movie became available to stream.

Mulan, Tenet, and the Future of Going to the Movies

Mulan, Tenet, and the Future of Going to the Movies

The studio previously planned for an August 12 release date, but that seemed increasingly likely to expose American moviegoers to the coronavirus—hence Rogen's quip about Nolan and his fans.

There's a Jailbreak Out for the Current Version of iOS

There's a Jailbreak Out for the Current Version of iOS

But checkm8 didn't extend to devices Apple released after 2017.Today's Unc0ver jailbreak is the first built on a so-called zero day vulnerability in years.

Does It Matter That the DOD Released Those UFO Videos?

Does It Matter That the DOD Released Those UFO Videos?

On Monday, the US Department of Defense officially released three videos depicting encounters between Navy pilots and unidentified aerial phenomena .

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Is Coming to Disney+ May 4

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Is Coming to Disney+ May 4

This isn't the first time since the Covid-19 lockdowns started that Disney has released a film early on its streaming service.

The Suicide Squad Won't Be Delayed by Coronavirus

The Suicide Squad Won't Be Delayed by Coronavirus

According to James Gunn, who is directing both films, Squad will hit theaters as scheduled on August 6, 2021 and Guardians is on schedule, even though it doesn’t have an official release date yet.

The Last of Us Part II Is Being Delayed Indefinitely

The Last of Us Part II Is Being Delayed Indefinitely

But, while some game companies are moving forward with major releases in spite of hurdles presented by the coronavirus, The Last of Us Part II's cancellation stands out because of its subject matter, since it takes place in a brutal postapocalypse ravaged by a pandemic.

Disney+ Should Offer the Star Wars Original Cuts—All of Them

Disney+ Should Offer the Star Wars Original Cuts—All of Them

In those intervening years, the Mouse House also launched its own streaming service, Disney+, which now offers fans new 4K restorations of the original Star Wars trilogy and its prequels.

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.

No, the Wuhan Virus Is Not a 'Snake Flu'

No, the Wuhan Virus Is Not a 'Snake Flu'

The release of genetic data has also spurred a flurry of new research findings in recent days, including one paper published by a team of Chinese researchers last night in the Journal of Medical Virology that claims to have used the viral sequence to find the most likely source of the emerging outbreak.

Why So Many High-Profile Videogames Have Been Delayed

Why So Many High-Profile Videogames Have Been Delayed

“There is no longer a good time to release a game,” said Michael Douse, the director of publishing at Larian Studios, which in October announced the indefinite delay of Divinity: Fallen Heroes.

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Being Delayed

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Being Delayed

The Avengers game from Crystal Dynamics (which Square Enix is publishing) is also getting delayed; instead of coming out in May, it'll be ready to play in September.

The Internet Wants Zack Snyder’s Version of Justice League

The Internet Wants Zack Snyder’s Version of Justice League

ICYMI, over the weekend, Saturday Night Live did a sketch featuring Harry Styles as a Sara Lee Bread social media manager who kept leaving explicit messages using the brand’s Instagram account.

Algorithms Should’ve Made Courts More Fair. What Went Wrong?

Algorithms Should’ve Made Courts More Fair. What Went Wrong?

After being mandated to consider a score predicting the risk a person would reoffend or skip court, the state’s judges began offering no-bail release to white defendants much more often than to blacks.

OpenAI Said Its Code Was Risky. Two Grads Re-Created It Anyway

OpenAI Said Its Code Was Risky. Two Grads Re-Created It Anyway

The report also said that a smaller version of GPT-2 OpenAI had released was roughly as good as the full withheld one at creating fake news articles.Gokaslan and Cohen did make contact with OpenAI Thursday, after a tweet announcing their release began circulating among AI researchers.

After Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Everything Changes

After Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Everything Changes

The Real Deal: Elsewhere in the animation front, Lucasfilm has launched Star Wars: Roll Out , a series of short videos released online from Japanese animator Hideo Itoyanagi, in which characters from the new trilogy are all transformed into … well, BB-8 style little balls, really.

People Are Tweeting About Videogames Now More Than Ever

People Are Tweeting About Videogames Now More Than Ever

And finally, folks can finally get a glimpse of the new Apple TV+ show from Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.Universal, meanwhile, said the reason for canceling the release was that "now is not the right time to release this film."

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo Team Up to Demystify Loot Boxes

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo Team Up to Demystify Loot Boxes

Entertainment Software Association chief counsel Michael Warnecke said that the three major console makers "have indicated to ESA a commitment to new platform policies with respect to the use of paid loot boxes in games that are developed for their platforms.".

Hobbs & Shaw Ruled the Box Office Last Weekend

Hobbs & Shaw Ruled the Box Office Last Weekend

Also, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are going to Universal, and Batwoman is the future.The dynamic duo behind The Lego Movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse —Phil Lord and Chris Miller —are going to Universal Pictures.

The Galaxy Fold Has Been Fixed, Samsung Says

The Galaxy Fold Has Been Fixed, Samsung Says

After a launch that was a non-starter for smartphone behemoth Samsung, the company says it has now made a series of fixes to its $1,980 Galaxy Fold and will make the folding phone available to consumers in the fall.

Radiohead Dropped 18 Hours of Unreleased Music to Screw Pirates

Radiohead Dropped 18 Hours of Unreleased Music to Screw Pirates

On Tuesday, Radiohead guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood made an announcement on Twitter and Facebook: The band had been "hacked," and the perpetrator attempted a $150,000 shakedown to prevent the public release of the files.

Foursquare Is Adding Even More Data About Where You Are

Foursquare Is Adding Even More Data About Where You Are

The company says its understanding of the real-time locations of millions of phones has helped Subway determine how physical coupons affect in-store visits and segment users into custom audience categories based on the types of locations they visit regularly, per Foursquare’s website.

WIRED's 14 Must-Read Books of Summer

WIRED's 14 Must-Read Books of Summer

Seanan McGuire starts hers, for her new fantasy novel Middlegame , with this: "The story at its core is something I've been considering for years: for a very long time, it was the book I didn't yet have the necessary skill to write."

Samsung Puts the Galaxy Fold on Hold

Samsung Puts the Galaxy Fold on Hold

Almost as soon as Samsung’s new foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold , made its way into the hands of early reviewers and analysts, things started falling apart.

While You Were Offline: Was the Mueller Report Worth the Wait?

While You Were Offline: Was the Mueller Report Worth the Wait?

What Happened: As if Bill Barr hadn't demonstrated that he was hardly the most independent attorney general with his four-page summary of the findings of the Mueller report last month, his press conference ahead of the release called his allegiances into question even more.

William Barr Sends Troubling Signals Ahead of Mueller Report Release

William Barr Sends Troubling Signals Ahead of Mueller Report Release

He declined to explain Mueller’s reasoning for refusing to make a “traditional prosecutorial decision” on the question of whether Donald Trump obstructed justice, an important answer given how Barr stepped in to offer his own verdict—even as he quoted Mueller saying the report “does not exonerate” the president on obstruction.