PlayStation 5 Might Be Hard to Find at Launch

PlayStation 5 Might Be Hard to Find at Launch

Good afternoon, and welcome to Replay, WIRED’s rundown of all of the week’s big videogame news. This week, we’ve got updates on the PlayStation 5, as well as news about Crysis and Cooking Mama. Here we go!Sony’s PlayStation 5 Might Be Hard to Find at LaunchYes, as the headline indicates, picking up a PlayStation 5…

The Magical Thinking of the White House’s New Covid-19 Plan

The Magical Thinking of the White House’s New Covid-19 Plan

The White House on Thursday introduced what President Donald Trump called a “phased and deliberate approach” to lifting social-distancing requirements intended to slow the spread of the pandemic disease Covid-19 in the United States. At least three coalitions of states across the US are already trying to work out their own approaches—something the president initially…

Productivity Is Not Working

Productivity Is Not Working

Some questions are infinitely more interesting than their answers. One such question started to echo around the internet in the early days of the Covid-19 lockdowns and has become increasingly frantic in the febrile weeks that have followed. The question was this: How shall we stay productive when the world is going to hell? Productivity,…

Shuttered: David Brandon Geeting’s Cabin-Fever Dream

Shuttered: David Brandon Geeting’s Cabin-Fever Dream

For the past five weeks, Brooklyn-based photographer David Brandon Geeting has been confined to his cramped railroad apartment, self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic. Geeting is known for his quirky still life compositions, whimsical images that combine disparate textures with everyday objects. Back in 2017, Geeting’s distinctive look showed up in WIRED’s Gadget Lab section. These…

A Vital Hack Could Turn Medical Devices Into Ventilators

A Vital Hack Could Turn Medical Devices Into Ventilators

As infections from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continue to climb, hospitals around the world are struggling with a potentially fatal shortage of ventilators, the bedside machines that help patients breathe when they’re unable to do so on their own. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of lower-grade breathing devices known as continuous positive airway pressure machines sit…