Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power Review: Good Budget Phones

Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power Review: Good Budget Phones

Skyrocketing smartphone prices do have a side effect—better affordable phones. Most people can’t (and probably shouldn’t) buy a $1,000 phone every few years, and that’s why the budget to midrange market is thriving. Motorola’s Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power are the latest Android phones to add to the not-too-expensive pile.These are good phones,…

Africa’s Huge Locust Swarms Are Growing at the Worst Time

Africa’s Huge Locust Swarms Are Growing at the Worst Time

As the coronavirus pandemic exploded across the world earlier this year, another even more conspicuous plague was tearing through East Africa: locusts. The voracious little beasts are particularly fond of carbohydrates like grains, a staple of subsistence farmers across the continent. Back in January, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicted the worst was…

Movie Theater Chains Reckon With an Uncertain Future

Movie Theater Chains Reckon With an Uncertain Future

Hello, and welcome to today’s edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s entertainment news roundup. This time around, we’re looking at theater chains amid the coronavirus pandemic, the new Dune adaptation, and a new Mandalorian documentary series. Let’s dive in.Cinemark Is Planning to Reopen Its Theaters July 1If you, like us, are missing movie theaters during your…