Help! What if My New Job Sucks Too?
Dear OOO, My job is awful and is crushing my soul. For insurance reasons, though, I can’t quit until I have a new job lined up. This week I got an offer. It’s not my dream job, but it’s something. The problem, though, is that obviously I never interviewed... Read more
Gismart launches Crazy Run as latest of multiple games for Snapchat
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Gismart has signed a multi-game crossplatform partnership with Snap to make games for Snapchat. And Gismart is kicking it off with the launch of Crazy Run, a new game on Snap’s social platform. The... Read more
Anti-Asian hate and harassment increased online, survey finds
People gather to protest at the Rally Against Hate in New York’s Chinatown on March 21 after shootings in Atlanta left eight people dead, including six Asian women. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images More Asian Americans are battling severe online hate and harassment as rhetoric blaming Chinese people for the coronavirus... Read more
Announcing the WIRED Resilience Residency
Between a pandemic, climate change, and advances in technology that continue to reshape almost every way of life, the past year has been a bellwether for work in the US. At WIRED, we believe some of the people best situated to cover this rapid evolution—from growing pains to genius... Read more
Social gaming platform Rec Room raises $100M at $1.25B valuation
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Social gaming platform Rec Room has raised $100 million at a $1.25 billion valuation. The funding is another vote of confidence for user-generated content. And so we have another contender for the metaverse, the... Read more
NASA helicopter took a piece of the Wright Brothers’ plane to Mars
The Ingenuity helicopter sits exposed under the belly of the Perseverance rover on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has traced the lineage of its innovative Ingenuity Mars helicopter all the way back to the historic first flight Orville and Wilbur Wright undertook at Kitty Hawk in 1903. A tiny piece of... Read more
A Better Path to Tech Reform? Felony Charges
On March 25, the CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter will once again testify before a committee of the House of Representatives, this time about the spread of disinformation on their platforms. Disinformation about Covid-19 has undermined the country’s response to the pandemic. Disinformation about the 2020 election led... Read more
Intel will invest in factories and manufacture chips for other companies
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said in his first major announcement that Intel will invest $20 billion in two new factories in Arizona and it will start Intel Foundry Services, which will manufacture chips for external chip design companies. Intel will remain a major manufacturer of its own silicon chips,... Read more
Disney will release Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow in theaters and streaming in July
Not long ago, Disney thought you’d be ready to go to the movie theaters by early May. Now it has changed its mind: Disney is pushing back the release of Black Widow, its next big-budget Marvel movie, from May 7 to July 9. And even then, Disney is hedging... Read more
Ransomware operators are piling on already hacked Exchange servers
Microsoft Exchange servers compromised in a first round of attacks are getting infected for a second time by a ransomware gang that is trying to profit from a rash of exploits that caught organizations around the world flat-footed. The ransomware—known as Black Kingdom, DEMON, and DemonWare—is demanding $10,000 for... Read more