Logitech Streamcam is a great 1080p60 camera for content creators
Logitech has made webcams for a long time. This has made it one of the go-to companies for the growing content-creator market. But while webcams like the C922 are great, Logitech always built its cameras as general-purpose devices. That left Twitch streamers and YouTube stars to repurpose these home-office... Read more
Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 ARG asks what is the Agency
What does the gold hand mean?  Epic Games Fortnite is currently in its longest season since the game’s start. The new season — Chapter 2 season 2 — is set to launch on Feb. 20, and to get the hype going, developer Epic Games started an international alternate reality... Read more
The Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer Is Full of Surprises
Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s entertainment news roundup. Today might be a holiday in the US, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of news to get through, including some updates on Stranger Things and The Batman. Let’s get going. Here’s the First Stranger... Read more
Xbox has no need for a VR headset — yet
Poor Phil Spencer. No one wants him to like VR. Every time Microsoft’s Xbox guru opens his mouth to explain his stance on the technology, only the negative points seem to make the headlines, even when he’s trying to clarify any misunderstanding around previous pessimism. Even this week’s comments, in... Read more
Getting real with Gran Turismo and a Mazda Roadster in Japan
I’ve been playing driving and racing games of some color for virtually my entire life. I believe the first was called Night Driver, a title where the goal was simply to keep an ever-accelerating car centered between two strings of white boxes, icons meant to represent the edges of... Read more
Shakeups at the Justice Department Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup
Of course, we should remember that Hookers for Jesus was just one of two groups mentioned by the whistle-blower. What about the other one? This really has been a crazy week for the Department of Justice, hasn’t it? The Takeaway: At least some people were asking the right questions.... Read more
Content Rated By: Reflecting on the ESRB’s 25-year journey
GamesBeat is publishing this exclusive excerpt of Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB. To help commemorate its 25th anniversary, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) reached out to Blake J. Harris, the best-selling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation and The History... Read more
Back to the Future deepfake inserts Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland
Robert Downey Jr. is seamless as Doc Brown. EZRyderX47/YouTube After the events of Avengers: Endgame, we said goodbye to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s favorite professor-student pairing. But thanks to a deepfake from YouTuber EZRyderX47, Tony Stark and Peter Parker reunite for one clip only, and they play the roles... Read more
California’s data privacy rules get clearer
On Friday, February 7, the California Office of the Attorney General (CAG) published a “notice of modifications” to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), followed by an update on Monday, February 10. Although the CCPA is now law, the rulemaking process is still ongoing, with a final draft of... Read more
Sonic the Hedgehog pips Detective Pikachu to record box office opening
Sonic just made away with a box office record. Paramount It’s not the biggest box office opening by any stretch, but it is a record. Sonic the Hedgehog now holds the record for best three-day opening in the US for a video game movie, taking $57 million compared to... Read more