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The 34 Best Shows on Amazon Prime Right Now

The Boys, Outer Range, and Fallout are just a few of the things you should be watching on Amazon Prime Video this week.

The 38 Best Shows on Max (aka HBO Max) Right Now

House of the Dragon, Ren Faire, and Fantasmas are just a few of the shows you need to be watching on Max this month.

The 30 Best Movies on Max (aka HBO Max) Right Now

Am I OK?, Dune: Part Two, and MoviePass, MovieCrash are just a few of the movies you should be watching on Max this month.

All I Do Is Scroll Netflix Forever. Does That Count as Entertainment?

WIRED’s advice columnist answers questions about streaming and dreaming.

The 44 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

Godzilla Minus One, City Hunter, and The Dig are just a few of the movies you should watch on Netflix this month.

The Indie Horror Game That Launched a Surprising Queer Hopepunk Revolution

Signalis came out in 2022 to strong reviews but has mostly stayed under the radar. Two years later, it has amassed a following of women, nonbinary, and queer folks who have created a hopeful community based around its grimdark themes.

Behind That Viral LA Billboard That Trolled Microsoft and Other Game Companies

As big studios showed up in Los Angeles for Summer Game Fest, they were greeted by a message to recently shuttered developers: “We miss you. We hate money.”

Doom: The Dark Ages and 4 More Summer Game Fest Announcements We’re Excited About

A Doom prequel, a Life Is Strange sequel, and a whole lot of horror games are coming to your consoles very soon.

Ikea Will Pay You Real Money to Work in Its Virtual Roblox Store

Building on the internet’s love for the Swedish furniture store, Ikea is looking to hire workers for its forthcoming Roblox virtual outpost online. It pays real money, not Robux—as long as you’re 18.

Six-Word Sci-Fi: Stories Written by You

Here's this month's prompt, how to submit, and an illustrated archive of past favorites.

Meet the Photographer Behind the Social Media App for Everyone Sick of Meta’s AI

Artists are fleeing Meta’s platforms over fears their work will be used to train AI. Photographer Jingna Zhang’s Cara promises protection, but the influx of new users is taxing her niche portfolio app.

Who’s Afraid of Skibidi Toilet?

The bizarre animated YouTube series is so huge that it’s caught the attention of concerned parents and the Russian government. But it’s still a mystery to almost anyone over 30—except Stephen Colbert.

AI Killed Images. Legacy Russell Knows How We Can Revive Them

The author of Black Meme has ideas for how to protect digital culture from the rise of generative AI. It starts with embracing slow media.

The Secret to Living Past 120 Years Old? Nanobots

In The Singularity Is Nearer: When We Merge With AI, the spiritual sequel to his (in)famous first book, Ray Kurzweil doubles down on the promise of immortality.

The Tech World’s Greatest Living Novelist Goes Meta

In which Robin Sloan writes Moonbound—a science fiction book about science fiction—and our writer writes his way into total insanity.

US Sues to Break Up Ticketmaster and Live Nation, Alleging Monopoly Abuse

The US government has filed an antitrust suit against Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation, for allegedly abusing their dominance in the ticketing market to extinguish healthy competition.

There’s Nothing Revolutionary About Morning After the Revolution

Former New York Times tech reporter and media entrepreneur Nellie Bowles’ book Morning After the Revolution bills itself as a bold contrarian missive but serves up lukewarm dogma.


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