Look Over Here, Kids, It’s the Metaverse

Look Over Here, Kids, It’s the Metaverse

Facebook may be mired in scandals at present, but today it attempted to shift the public’s attention toward the future—specifically, a future built around an even more omnipresent Facebook. At Facebook Connect, the company’s annual developer’s conference, today, chief...
Apple Finally Remembered What Makes Laptops Great

Apple Finally Remembered What Makes Laptops Great

The reintroduction of a MagSafe magnetic charging port, a staple in older Macs, is especially welcome if you tend to be clumsy and trip over your charging cables; MagSafe mostly ensures the cable releases and that the laptop doesn’t go crashing to the floor. That...
What Is the Internet of Things? A WIRED Guide

What Is the Internet of Things? A WIRED Guide

Most of the early smart home inventions used automatic controls, making it possible to turn something or off without lifting a finger. But they didn’t connect to anything else, and their functionality was limited. That would begin to change in 1983 when ARPANET, the...