4 reasons our future is decidedly virtual
Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11-12, to hear how leaders are integrating and optimizing AI investments for success. Learn More In January, new reports on Apple’s long-awaited augmented reality/virtual reality headset were released. And if what’s in these reports is even partially true, Apple is poised... Read more
Best Garden Hoses for 2023
$49 at Walmart Teknor Apex Zero-G Hose (4001-50) Best garden hose overall $40 at Amazon Eaduty Hybrid Garden Hose Best traditional rubber hose Having a green thumb isn’t a prerequisite for also having a good quality garden hose around the house. A reliable hose will make washing a car... Read more
11 Best Retro Game Consoles (2023): Evercade, Polymega, Analogue Pocket, and Controllers
It’s a shame that two of the best retro gaming consoles in recent years, the NES Classic Mini and the SNES Classic Mini, have been discontinued. Both feature great designs with a miniaturized look that’s true to the originals, silky performance, and strong game lineups of Nintendo’s greatest hits.... Read more
Google’s Pixel Fold Could Be on the Way, So Where’s Apple’s Foldable iPhone?
We’re just weeks away from Google I/O, the search giant’s annual software show, and all signs point to the company launching its first foldable phone: the Pixel Fold. There are a number of rumors and leaks about the Pixel Fold, which indicate it’ll be a small tablet-sized device that... Read more
OnePlus Pad Review: Finally, a Great Android Tablet
Let’s be honest, Android tablets have long been a failure. It’s why the words tablet and iPad are almost synonymous these days. Every year, Apple made tweaks to its mobile operating system to optimize it for its tablets—going so far as to eventually separate it out as a standalone... Read more
How deepfakes ‘hack the humans’ (and corporate networks)
Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11-12, to hear how leaders are integrating and optimizing AI investments for success. Learn More Once crude and expensive, deepfakes are now a rapidly rising cybersecurity threat. A UK-based firm lost $243,000 thanks to a deepfake that replicated a CEO’s voice... Read more
Best iPhone 12 Cases for 2023
$28 at Amazon OtterBox Symmetry SeriesBest slim OtterBox case Best slim OtterBox case $28 at Amazon Price alerts on for OtterBox Symmetry SeriesBest slim OtterBox case $30 at Amazon X-Doria Raptic Cases Premium case for a little less $40 at Amazon Catalyst Vibe and Influence Clean look, lanyard-friendly $30... Read more
The Wildest Statements in Disney’s Lawsuit Against DeSantis
The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. As Florida governor Ron DeSantis might say, buckle up, this one’s a doozy.  So, as you might have heard, DeSantis is very unhappy with the happiest... Read more
Microsoft acquisition blocked; Sony’s selling plenty of PS5s | Kaser Focus
Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here. It’s been a weird week, watching Microsoft. I’m no less tired of the Activision-Blizzard acquisition, but I was a bit animated by the news this week that the UK’s Competition and Markets... Read more
Sensitive data is being leaked from servers running Salesforce software
Servers running software sold by Salesforce are leaking sensitive data managed by government agencies, banks, and other organizations, according to a post published Friday by KrebsOnSecurity. At least five separate sites run by the state of Vermont permitted access to sensitive data to anyone, Brian Krebs reported. The state’s... Read more