Fans May or May Not Get a Joker Sequel

Greetings, welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIREDs culture news roundup. Today we have news from many corners of the galaxy from Netflix, to the Grammys, to the DC Extended Universe. Time to dive in. The Recording Academy announced the nominees for… [+1731 chars]

Russia's ‘Sandworm’ Hackers Also Targeted Android Phones

The Russian state-sponsored hackers known as Sandworm have launched some of the most aggressive and disruptive cyberattacks in history: Intrusions that planted malware inside US electric utilities in 2014, operations that triggered blackouts in Ukrainenot onc… [+3944 chars]

Opinion: Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation

Without the inspiration and innovation of two disabled individuals, the digital world likely wouldnt be what it is today. Yet that same world so summarily excludes disabled individuals today that were eliminating the very people we will need to solve the webs… [+3525 chars]

5 Best Rain Jackets for 2019: Lightweight, Hiking, and More

Trying to decipher jackets' product specs is almost as annoying as getting soaked by a sudden cloudburst on the trail. Look for laminated layers: Most technical waterproof jackets are referred to as two- or three-layer jackets. These layers usually consist o… [+2750 chars]

Watch the Trump Impeachment Hearings: Week 2

Once every 20 to 100 years, give or take, a US president gets impeached. This is the formal federal process wherein Congress investigates claims of wrongdoing against the sitting leader of the free world. Now its Donald Trump in the hot seat. Public hearings … [+1105 chars]

Folding Phones Are Coming. Until Then, Try the LG G8X

Smartphones have become necessities in the past decade, but visually, they havent changed much. The 2007 iPhone is, well, just as much a rectangular slab as the new iPhone 11 Pro. But their shapes have evolved. Foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold are… [+8174 chars]

Hey Surgeon, Is That a HoloLens on Your Head?

The Microsoft headset fits over the surgeons head and displays transparent images that hover in the surgeons field of vision. The apps align images of the patients anatomy with the real-life view. When its all set up, a surgeon can walk around the patient, vi… [+3212 chars]

More Powerful Batteries Make This a True Electric Car Race

When the 2019-2020 Formula E season kicks off in the Saudi city of Diriyah this weekend, the all-electric racing series will be missing a hallmark of the sports early years: the car swap. In its first four seasons, the batteries powering cars couldnt last the… [+2184 chars]

23 Early Black Friday Tech Deals for 2019 (Updated Frequently)

Retailers love to throw the term Black Friday around a lot. A whole lot. From Black Friday marketing emails hitting your inbox mid-January to the "Black Friday in July" sales that hover around Amazon Prime Day, it's easy to think that Black Friday lasts all y… [+4009 chars]

A Journey to Galaxy's Edge, the Nerdiest Place on Earth

It's also true that narrativesbooks, movies, whateverhave spatial elements. Action takes place. In 1938 the literary critic Mikhail Bakhtin called the way people and things move through narrative a chronotope, a Russian translation of the Greek for space-time… [+4489 chars]