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Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

MAKING VIDEO GAMES IS NOT A DREAM JOB

For his new book Press Reset, journalist Jason Schreier spoke to countless game developers who have had their lives upended by the...

 
 
 

THE APPLE DESIGNER YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF IS MAKING NOISE

Plus: The iPod's cultural importance, the fate of Loon's balloons, and the price of an SNL appearance.

WANT A BETTER PC? TRY BUILDING YOUR OWN

Assembling a computer yourself is a good way to learn about how it works.

 
 
 

COULD YOU REALLY CLIMB THE SPINNING SHIP'S CABLE IN STOWAWAY?

Anna Kendrick's rotating spacecraft cleverly uses cables and a counterweight to make artificial gravity. But scaling them would be...

LOG IN TO THE UPSCALE, RETRO-COOL HOME GYM OF YOUR DREAMS

The home workout app Obé Fitness turns your living room into a high-end fitness boutique.

 
 
 

THE REAL COST OF COLONIAL PIPELINE'S $5 MILLION RANSOM

Stopping payments would go a long way to stopping ransomware. But the choice is never quite so easy.

WHEN A PIPELINE GOES DOWN, TANKER TRUCKS COME TO THE RESCUE

But driving millions of gallons of gas around the country is trickier than you might think.

 
 
 

THE CHIP SHORTAGE IS DRIVING UP TECH PRICES-STARTING WITH TVS

Some high-end televisions already cost 30 percent more than they did last summer. As the crunch continues, expect more gadget prices...

AI SHOWS EXXONMOBIL DOWNPLAYED ITS ROLE IN CLIMATE CHANGE

According to a new paper, the company's own research showed that human activity was a contributor, but public statements suggested...

 
 
 

RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE IS TOO SELF-CONSCIOUS TO ENJOY ITSELF

The eternal conflict: Play horror straight, or play it up for campy laughs? Village tries to have it both ways, with mixed results.

GAMING INFLUENCERS ARE THE FUTURE OF ESPORTS

Top players have left pro leagues to pursue streaming full-time as the industry veers more toward content creators.

 
 
 

DOES A ROBOT GET TO BE THE BOSS OF ME?

WIRED's spiritual advice columnist on policing, degrees of freedom, and dancing in the streets.

THE 16 BEST GIFTS FOR THE RECENT COLLEGE GRAD

This year's students have been through a lot. Ring in their special milestone with useful gadgets, outdoor gear, subscriptions, and...

 
 
 

THE BEST PERSONAL SAFETY DEVICES, APPS, AND ALARMS

Your smartphone or wearable could help you out in a truly dangerous situation. Here are some options to consider.

IT'S TRUE. EVERYONE IS MULTITASKING ON THEIR VIDEO CALLS

A Microsoft study finds just how often remote workers multitask during videoconferences-especially when the group is large and the...

 
 
 

THE PS5 IS STARTING TO LOOK LIKE THE REVOLUTION IT PROMISED

What's happening with Sony's latest console, now that it's been out for six months? Supply issues aside, it's proving to be much more...

HUMANS NEED TO CREATE INTERSPECIES MONEY TO SAVE THE PLANET

A new form of digital currency for animals, trees, and other wildlife would help protect biodiversity and bend technology back to nature.

 
 
 

HELP! A MALE COLLEAGUE THINKS I'M SCARY

Whose problem is it when men are intimidated by women at work?

WATCH A SNAKE ROBOT GO FOR A SWIM

The Hardened Underwater Modular Robot Snake has thrusters for muscles and a camera for a face. Your move, evolution.

 
 
 



Wizards beat Cavaliers 120-105, clinch East play-in spot

Wizards beat Cavaliers 120-105, clinch East play-in spot

WASHINGTON - Russell Westbrook got his first triple-double since passing Oscar Robertson and becoming the NBA's career leader earlier in the week, lifting Washington past the... Read more ...

Sabrina Ionescu beats buzzer as Liberty win season-opening thriller

Sabrina Ionescu beats buzzer as Liberty win season-opening thriller

Sabrina Ionescu made a 3-pointer from the wing with less than a second remaining to give the New York Liberty a 90-87 victory over the Indiana Fever on Friday night in the... Read more ...

China lands on Mars in latest advance for its space program

China lands on Mars in latest advance for its space program

In an historic event for its space program, China has put a spacecraft on Mars for the very first time, according to a report from Xinhua News Agency. Read more ...

Chinese lander touches down on Mars in ‘pre-set zone' in Beijing's first...

Chinese lander touches down on Mars in ‘pre-set zone' in Beijing's first mission to Red Planet

China's Zhurong rover has stuck a successful landing on the surface of Mars, according to state media, in the culmination of the country's first independent mission to the Red... Read more ...

Police: 2-year-old girl shot in Little Village

Police: 2-year-old girl shot in Little Village

CHICAGO - A 2-year-old girl has been hospitalized Friday night after suffering a gunshot wound in Little Village. Just before 7 p.m., Chicago police responded to the 2800 block... Read more ...

Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg to cooperate in investigation

Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg to cooperate in investigation

Joel Greenberg, who is expected to plead guilty next week on multiple federal charges, will now be helping federal investigators who are looking into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz. Read more ...

Broncos release Ja'Wuan James, reportedly won't pay him $10M salary after...

Broncos release Ja'Wuan James, reportedly won't pay him $10M salary after off-site injury

James suffered a season-ending injury while working away from the Broncos' site. The team has released him as a result, and it no longer has to pay him his eight-figure salary... Read more ...

Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton injuries leave Yankees lineup decimated

Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton injuries leave Yankees lineup decimated

After Aaron Boone announced Aaron Hicks would miss time with a torn sheath in his left wrist that could lead to surgery, Giancarlo Stanton was scratched from Friday's lineup... Read more ...

Walmart Drops Mask Mandate Following New CDC Guidelines

Walmart Drops Mask Mandate Following New CDC Guidelines

Customers don't have to wear masks, effective immediately. Starting Tuesday, fully vaccinated employees don't either. Everyone's on an honor system and won't have to provide proof. Read more ...

Weather: Weekend Rain Chances

Weather: Weekend Rain Chances

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