This James Bond movie is the one to watch first. Here’s why
When Daniel Craig donned the dinner jacket, we got a James Bond reinvented for the 21st century. Greg Williams/Eon Productions via Getty Images The James Bond movie franchise has been a juggernaut for more than a half-century, creating one of the most iconic movie characters of all time. It’s... Read more
‘Subnautica: Below Zero’ and Its Wondrous, Tedious Ocean
Compared to the free-form exploration, this aspect of Subnautica: Below Zero is notably systematic. I acquire blueprints that are basically “crafting recipes,” whose ingredients I source from the seabed. For a battery, which is necessary to power my tools, I need two ribbon plants and one piece of copper,... Read more
Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker debuted its second new job class today during the Final Fantasy XIV Digital Fan Fest today. And it did so in grand fashion, with producer Naoki Yoshida taking to the stage dressed in black and wielding... Read more
Xbox Series S just became a no-brainer thanks to this awesome new feature
The Xbox Series S is probably more powerful than you think.  Andrew Hoyle/CNET In February, Xbox introduced a new feature for the Xbox Series S and Series X called FPS Boost. It allows certain backward-compatible Xbox One games, which originally ran at 30 frames per second (fps), to now... Read more
The Knives Out Sequel Seems Made for the Internet
The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. To begin, a casting announcement. Three of them, actually. We’ll start with the most recent one. On Thursday, Deadline reported that Kathryn Hahn is set to... Read more
Adopting zero trust architecture can limit ransomware’s damage
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. The fact that a pipeline operator proactively shut down operations to deal with a ransomware attack highlights the fact that organizations are not resilient. From a security perspective, technologies such as zero trust and microsegmentation... Read more
WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani says people who work from home are less engaged
Earlier this week, WeWork’s CEO told the remote audience at the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival that more engaged employees want to come back to the office. “Those who are least engaged are very comfortable working from home,” Sandeep Mathrani said. The backlash online was swift as... Read more
China Mars rover Zhurong makes historic landing on the red planet
An artist’s impression of the three spacecraft China sent to Mars in July 2020.  Nature Astronomy Touchdown confirmed. China has become the third nation in human history to safely land on the surface of Mars — on its first attempt.  The Tianwen-1 spacecraft, which had been orbiting Mars since... Read more
E3 2021 has already begun | GB Decides 196
Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  It feels like E3 has already begun, but while some fun announcements are coming, the GamesBeat Decides crew decides to use this episode to get the bad news out of the way. To that end, GamesBeat editors Jeff Grubb and... Read more
Why captchas are getting harder
It’s not you — captchas really are getting harder. The worst thing is that you’re partly to blame. A captcha is a simple test that intends to distinguish between humans and computers. While the test itself is simple, there’s a lot happening behind the scenes. The answers we give... Read more