Star Wars: The High Republic is Disney’s new Star Wars saga
Artwork for Star Wars: The High Republic. Disney/Lucasfilm In December The Rise of Skywalker ended the Star Wars sequel trilogy. But fear not, Jedis and Sith Lords, Disney and Lucasfilm have plenty of Star Wars in the pipeline for you. On Monday the two companies unveiled Star Wars: The... Read more
Artists Explore the Many Uncanny Valleys of Tech Work
The Amazon worker cage stands about 7 feet tall, with just enough space for a human to turn around comfortably. From within, a joystick controls a large metal claw—like those found in arcade games—to pluck at packages or other items on the warehouse floor. While robotic arms ferry merchandise... Read more
Sega invests in music-discovery tool Flutin
Sega is pursuing an effort to expand into the broader entertainment business. That has led the company to invest in Flutin, an Indian music-discovery startup service. Flutin uses data to surface new musical artists based on various factors. This is important for Sega, because indie music is especially popular... Read more
Silicon Valley asked Elizabeth Warren to help with a fundraiser
Elizabeth Warren’s team in recent weeks explored ways to raise money from Silicon Valley donors without violating her ironclad fundraising pledge to not “sell access to my time,” Recode has learned. The Democratic presidential campaign considered an inbound request to have a campaign representative — such as an endorser,... Read more
NASA Mars lander discovers deep quakes rock the Red Planet
InSight’s seismometer on the surface of Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech Mars may appear dead, dry and chilly, but it’s plenty active deep underground.  That’s the image shaped by a new suite of papers published Monday in Nature Geoscience and Nature Communications, based on data from the NASA InSight lander’s first 10... Read more
Katherine Johnson Dies, Russia Sows Election Chaos, and More News
An American hero has died, and Russians are attempting to misguide, but first: a cartoon about shopping convenience. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today’s News Katherine Johnson dies... Read more
HyperX Cloud Flight S review — Better with wireless charging
HyperX has spent years building out its lineup of excellent headsets for every budget and scenario. Now, it’s going back and making improvements to some of its best products, like the Cloud Flight. With the new HyperX Cloud Flight S, the company has made various revisions and added support... Read more
Petnet goes offline for a week, can’t answer customers at all
Enlarge / This pup will stare at you balefully until someone—or something—feeds it already. Automated or otherwise mechanized pet feeders aren’t particularly new; you can find analog models dating back to 1939 at least. But the 21st century being what it is, of course there are now app-driven, cloud-connected... Read more
Realme X50 Pro 5G is a $640 phone with 6 cameras, super-fast charging and a 90Hz screen
Realme launches its latest flagship, the X50 Pro 5G, in a new Rust Red color. Érika García/CNET Chinese phone-maker Realme just launched the Realme X50 5G Pro, its second 5G-capable phone in the last couple months. Earlier this year, in January, it launched the X50 5G. Realme made waves... Read more
Sandra Oh to Star in Netflix Show from ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators
Hello, and welcome to this Monday’s edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s entertainment news roundup. On this fine day we have news about Netflix, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Star Wars. Let’s get to it. Sandra Oh Is Working on a Netflix Show With the Game of Thrones Creators For those... Read more