The latest tech stories from around the world...

Month: December 2022

The 10 Best And Cruelest Games Of 2022

In Blue Twelve Studios’ postapocalypse, humans are gone and cats are left to roam the neon-lit ruins. Stray, a puzzle platformer where players control an orange tabby traversing a cyberpunk world, is straightforward in its approach: You are a lost cat. You can meow and scratch and be endlessly annoying, all while...

How To Start (And Keep) A Healthy Habit

The idea is to will yourself to do something, but something you have no emotional investment in. This builds up a fortitude of the will that you can then apply to things you are emotionally invested in. Out With the Old This is the time of year when we...

What Is Wi-Fi 7? Everything You Need To Know About The Next Wireless Standard

While many people only recently upgraded to Wi-Fi 6, and some may be considering a jump to Wi-Fi 6E, their successor is already on the horizon. Wi-Fi 7 is the next significant advance, and, just like its predecessors, the new standard promises faster connections, lower latency, and the ability...

Machine Learning Could Create The Perfect Game Bosses

Camping at the location of orbs is a solid strategy: The player must pick up orbs to win (imagine if Pac-Man’s ghosts merely lingered near the entrances to each corner of the map). It also makes the game less fun. Players no longer experience an exciting chase. Instead, the...

LastPass Data Breach: It’s Time To Ditch This Password Manager

This means that LastPass users should go through their vaults and take extra steps to protect themselves—including changing all of their passwords. Start by turning on two-factor authentication for as many of your accounts as possible, particularly high-value accounts like your email, financial services, and highly used social media...

12 Best Camera Accessories For Phones (2022): Apps, Tripods, Mics, And More

Skip to main content From mobile lenses to shotgun mics, here’s everything you need for your portable, pro-grade photo or video studio. If you buy something using links in our stories, we may earn a commission. This helps support our journalism. Learn more. Please also consider subscribing to WIRED...

Why lottery jackpots like Powerball keep topping $1 billion

If you’re seeing more more lottery winners surpass the $1 billion mark, you’re absolutely right. The jackpot of Saturday’s Powerball drawing has risen up to $1.6 billion, making it the biggest ever, and the second billion-dollar jackpot for 2022, following the fact that no players claimed the biggest prize...

The 12 Best Albums Of 2022

All creative industries are bound by trends. Hollywood has its superhero blockbuster. The fashion world its seasonal wunderkind. Silicon Valley loves a disruptor. Before streaming’s age of excess, prestige dramas were all the rage in television. Increasingly, the machinations that help drive success in the music business—beyond sheer talent,...

The Year Music Reminded Us About The Beauty Of Analog Life

The day before the July release of Renaissance, Beyoncé’s seventh studio album, her management team announced in a press statement that the record would not include visuals as part of its rollout. “It is a chance again to be listeners and not viewers,” it read. The choice was odd, if a...