The Simplest Video Chat Apps for People Who Struggle With Tech

The Simplest Video Chat Apps for People Who Struggle With Tech

1 ViewsSocial distancing is crucial to reducing COVID-19’s infection curve and keeping us safe, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Sure, we have things like social media, video chats, and a bevy of entertainment options available to us at any time, but it’s harder for people who lack the technological skills to figure all this …

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Index raises $1.2B growth fund and $800M to invest in emerging startups

Index raises $1.2B growth fund and $800M to invest in emerging startups

1 ViewsIt’s not quite business as usual in the world of business, but in tech, there is still a significant amount of money being raised and invested, both to help sustain the most promising startups, and to help find those emerging despite (or because of) the wider economic and social crises arising from the coronavirus …

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When It Feels Like Your Boss Values Your Health Less Than the Cost of a Laptop

When It Feels Like Your Boss Values Your Health Less Than the Cost of a Laptop

2 ViewsIllustration: Benjamin Currie (Gizmodo)Sick DaysSick DaysWelcome to Sick Days, a collection of stories from readers on how the current covid-19 health crisis is changing the way they work and the futures they can expect in these uncertain times.This is Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told …

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How Many of Quibi’s Paltry Launch Day Downloads Were Rage Downloads?

How Many of Quibi’s Paltry Launch Day Downloads Were Rage Downloads?

2 ViewsImage: QuibiQuibi, the (mostly) mobile-only streaming service that launched this week, doesn’t appear to have had a spectacular response straight out of the gate—in fact, the response was rather abysmal. According to one preliminary estimate, Quibi’s launch-day downloads amounted to roughly 300,000 despite all its pre-launch marketing and hype coming out of this year’s …

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Now Is Not the Time to Text Your Ex

Now Is Not the Time to Text Your Ex

18 ViewsImage: ShutterstockThese long days and nights of quarantine have made us start doing things we probably wouldn’t, under normal circumstances. Whether you’ve devoted hours to baking the perfect sourdough or putting together 1,000-piece puzzles, you may have a whole new set of hobbies than you did a month ago. If you’re someone who enjoys …

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HBO and AMC Are Offering Free Streams for Folks Stuck Inside

HBO and AMC Are Offering Free Streams for Folks Stuck Inside

18 ViewsHello, and welcome to this Monday’s edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s entertainment news roundup. Today we’ve got some news about Jay-Z and Meek Mill, a surprising second act for the South by Southwest film festival, and some free content from HBO and AMC. Let’s get going.HBO and AMC Are Offering Free Streams for Folks …

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