The Webs of Covid-Related Caution Tape Across London

The Webs of Covid-Related Caution Tape Across London

London-based freelance photographer Peter Dench spent the first few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic shooting now familiar scenes: empty supermarket shelves, shuttered storefronts, mask-wearing pedestrians, and fenced-off parks. “They’ve quickly become clichés,” he says of the images he was producing for clients around the world.But around the third week of April, he started noticing something…

The Best Theragun Devices to Buy (and Which to Avoid)

The Best Theragun Devices to Buy (and Which to Avoid)

In early May 2020, Theragun rebranded as Therabody and launched four new percussive therapy devices—tools that use rapid bursts of pressure that stimulates blood flow to soothe sore muscles—featuring quieter motors than its previous models.We tested three of the devices for several weeks and spoke to a physical therapist and athletic trainer to see what…

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Not Be Available on Stadia at Launch

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Not Be Available on Stadia at Launch

Not so instant streaming. By Matt PurslowUpdated: 8 Jun 2020 11:35 amPosted: 8 Jun 2020 11:07 amCD Projekt Red has quietly revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 will not be available on Google Stadia when it launches on PC and consoles this September.In a press release discussing the upcoming advertising campaign for Cyberpunk 2077, the developer states “Cyberpunk…

Black Hole Paradoxes Reveal a Link Between Energy and Entropy

“Physicists like to probe the extreme,” said Garrett Goon, a physicist at Carnegie Mellon University. “The fact that you can’t go further, that something is changing, something is blocking you—something interesting is happening there.” For decades, black holes have played the headlining role in the thought experiments that physicists use to probe nature’s extremes. These…

How Covid-19 Contact Tracing Works on Your Phone

How Covid-19 Contact Tracing Works on Your Phone

Our smartphones are set to play a significant role in helping navigate our way out of the coronavirus pandemic, with countries and companies around the world preparing their own apps as part of a track-and-trace system to keep infection levels low.Google and Apple don’t work together on much, but they’re working together on this: a…

Archaeologists Discover the Largest, Oldest Maya Monument Yet

Archaeologists Discover the Largest, Oldest Maya Monument Yet

The Mayan culture built city-states across Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize for centuries, but we’re only starting to appreciate how extensive Maya civilization was and how drastically Maya farmers and engineers reworked the Mesoamerican landscape. Over the past few years, lidar surveys have revealed an ancient landscape previously hidden beneath vegetation and features that are too…

China and Iran Tried to Hack the Biden and Trump Campaigns

China and Iran Tried to Hack the Biden and Trump Campaigns

The world’s cybersecurity woes can feel like a sideshow when physical violence is being inflicted on protestors in most major US cities.But those conflicts overlap. That’s why we at WIRED published a guide to keeping yourself and your devices safe from digital surveillance while you protest. We also reported on “non-lethal” crowd control weapons pose…