The Christmas Caroler Challenge: Season Two Ratings

Published: December 26, 2020 (© 2020 Associated Television International. All rights reserved.) Though the ratings aren’t high, this holiday CW series also appears inexpensive to produce. Will it stick around long enough to become a holiday tradition? Will The Christmas...

The CW 2020-21 Season Ratings (updated 12/26/20)

Published: December 26, 2020 Last season, The CW renewed all but one of its regular season shows. This season, the network is holding its regular slate of shows until mid-season, due to the pandemic.  Will that delay affect how many...

How to Set Up Your New Android Phone

Oh hello, Android phone. Whether it’s a Galaxy S20 or a Google Pixel 5, the process of getting started with Android is basically the same, and blessedly simple. Once you’ve powered up your device, you’ll be greeted with a series...

What Is a ‘Role-Playing Game’ Anyway?

Jon Peterson is the author of Playing at the World, widely seen as the definitive history of Dungeons & Dragons, as well as coauthor of the visual history Dungeons & Dragons: Art and Arcana and the D&D cookbook Heroes’ Feast....

The Video Games WIRED Loved Most in 2020

Yakuza: Like a Dragon feels like a PlayAtation 2 game, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. In our next-next-gen age of multimillion-dollar marketing schemes, microtransactions, and “live service” demands for always-on connectivity, a game with straightforward combat...

Can the Paris Agreement Still Avert Climate Chaos?

Laurence Tubiana, France’s top diplomat at the talks, said another key innovation was what she termed “360-degree diplomacy.” That means not just working through the standard government channels, with ministerial meetings and chats among officials, but reaching out far beyond,...

So you got a 5G phone, but is your plan ready?

You’re the proud owner of a new 5G phone — congratulations! We’ve got some bad news, though: if you live in the US, 5G probably isn’t going to be the mind-bogglingly fast experience that you’ve been promised. For most regions,...