Apple’s Virtual WWDC Wasn’t Better Than the Real Thing

Apple’s Virtual WWDC Wasn’t Better Than the Real Thing

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is normally an energetic, bustling affair. This year, of course, things are anything but normal. Instead of live talks in front of full crowds and attendees mingling face to face, WWDC was a virtual-only experience. During the keynote address, execs rattled off their announcements in pre-recorded video segments filmed on…

A Deep Dive With the Weirdest Fishes in the Sea

A Deep Dive With the Weirdest Fishes in the Sea

You are definitely not allowed into the remote office of Luiz Rocha, curator of fishes at the California Academy of Sciences. Using special scuba equipment and techniques, he dives 200, 300, even 400 feet deep in waters off the coast of the Philippines to an ecosystem that few people have laid eyes on, one that…

The True Return of LGBTQ+ Pride

The True Return of LGBTQ+ Pride

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter.This time last year, millions of people descended upon New York City for WorldPride. The event is typically held every couple years in a different city around the globe, and in 2019 the…