The Best Crossplay Games for Consoles and PC

The Best Crossplay Games for Consoles and PC

However, as shooter veterans know, playing with a keyboard and mouse provides a considerable advantage in terms of aiming. So if you’re on a console, you can choose to turn off crossplay and stick to players on your own platform. PC players, on the other hand,...
The Secret to Being Lucky

The Secret to Being Lucky

In Aeon magazine, Hales wrote, “Luck might not be a genuine quality of the world at all.” Fine. But neither is beauty or justice. At the same time, the Bloomsburg researchers discovered “a significant positive correlation” between people’s temperaments and how lucky...
The Impending Demise of the Best Streaming Service

The Impending Demise of the Best Streaming Service

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter.Maybe Batgirl was always cursed. Joss Whedon abandoned the movie in 2018, a year after he took the helm, saying he “really didn’t have a...
BeReal and the Doomed Quest for Online Authenticity

BeReal and the Doomed Quest for Online Authenticity

On its ascent to the coveted top spot in app store charts, BeReal—the French photo-sharing app launched in 2020—has been heralded as the antidote to social media fakery. Staving off canny staging and slick curation, BeReal gives users just two minutes following a...
Protest Hides in Plain Sight in Hong Kong

Protest Hides in Plain Sight in Hong Kong

On a particularly clear day, I ascended Lion’s Rock, an iconic peak in Kowloon which offers stunning vistas of Hong Kong to the intrepid hiker. In 2019, the grandiose cliff face was regularly draped in protest signs. Steadying myself against a tree trunk, I feel my...