The Best VR Headsets and Games to Explore the Metaverse
Diving into virtual reality is easier than ever—but here are a few key things to know.
Forget Disruption. Tech Needs to Fetishize Stability
Breaking things is an ethos for the bored, for people who live in reasonable climates and don’t have tanks in the street. That isn’t us anymore.
The High-Stakes Race to Engineer New Psychedelic Drugs
As psychedelic therapies for mental health go mainstream, companies are recruiting chemists to create patentable versions of hallucinogens. Critics say it’s all a bad trip.
How the Secret ‘Project Galileo’ Gave Rise to the MoonSwatch
Omega and Swatch's timepiece isn't just a hype juggernaut. The collaboration has revolutionized materials, manufacturing, and more.
The Loneliness of the Junior College Esports Coach
He tried to save his wife through the video game they loved—and nearly lost himself. Then he signed up to lead a fledgling team of gamers in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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This Designer Guitar Is Made From a Bent Sheet of Steel
Meet the Cosmo, an all-metal electric axe with pickups that can be repositioned to create custom sounds.
A Photographer Captures Earth as a Strange New World
Inspired by an 18th-century naturalist, Christopher Edward Rodriguez set out to document our climate-changed planet with fresh eyes.
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After Layoffs, Crypto Startups Face a ‘Crucible Moment’
The hard times could be a harbinger for everyone else.
Prediction Engines Are Like Karma: You Get What You Stream
WIRED’s spiritual advice columnist on the virtues of sharing a streaming profile and screwing with algorithms.