New Google Gestures, the Capital One Hacker, and More News

The touchless phone-gestures of the future are here, the Capital One hacker didn't cover her tracks, and we've got some suggestions for cleaning up your air. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today's Headlines Google's Read more about New Google Gestures, the Capital One Hacker, and More News[…]

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Is a Rare Game About Sisterhood

There aren't too many games about sisterhood. Consid­ering the paucity of games about women's experi­ences in general, this is not surprising. Brothers are everywhere, and the complex interplay of traditional masculinity and tenderness in the relationship of brothers to each other is fairly well-trod territory. But games about two young women against the world? Those Read more about <em>Wolfenstein: Youngblood</em> Is a Rare Game About Sisterhood[…]

WIRED Book of the Month: It Came From Something Awful

Any page of It Came From Something Awful would be the most shocking page of most books. Reading Dale Beran’s chronicle of 4chan, the anonymous imageboard where some of the internet’s worst scandals have been fomented, feels like scrolling through the forum itself. Each page turn sucks you ever deeper into chan culture, from emoticon Read more about WIRED Book of the Month: <em>It Came From Something Awful</em>[…]

The Alleged Capital One Hacker Didn't Cover Her Tracks

On Monday, the FBI and the bank Capital One disclosed a data breach of 106 million credit card applications that compromised information like names, addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth, along with 140,000 Social Security numbers, 80,000 bank account numbers, and some credit scores and transaction data. It's one of the biggest breaches of Read more about The Alleged Capital One Hacker Didn't Cover Her Tracks[…]

The one pitcher the Mets should look to deal

CHICAGO — Well, after this display Tuesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field (worst ballpark name ever), you know what the scouts on site will report back to their respective central commands: Go get Noah Syndergaard. Stay away from Edwin Diaz. The Mets, naturally, should do the opposite with Wednesday’s trade deadline arriving. Now winners of Read more about The one pitcher the Mets should look to deal[…]

Nearly 40 percent of Generation Z are sexting: study

Start spreading the nudes! When it comes to sending intimate photos, Gen Z is leading the charge, with nearly 40 percent of youngsters ages 18 to 22 sending off a naked pic of themselves. The salacious stat comes from the ninth annual “Singles in America” study conducted by Match — corporate parent of dating apps Read more about Nearly 40 percent of Generation Z are sexting: study[…]

Yasiel Puig involved in Reds-Pirates fight right after being traded

This was quite the send-off for Yasiel Puig. Puig was involved in a brawl between the Pirates and Reds on Tuesday night only minutes after news broke that Cincinnati had traded the veteran right fielder to the Indians for star pitcher Trevor Bauer as part of a three-team deal that also included the Padres. Puig Read more about Yasiel Puig involved in Reds-Pirates fight right after being traded[…]

New Jersey will allow terminally ill to legally commit suicide

Terminally ill New Jersey adults will be able to decide when it’s time to die starting Thursday, when the state begins allowing patients to self-administer lethal drugs. The “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” lets mentally sound Garden State residents with six months or fewer left to live request a cocktail of Read more about New Jersey will allow terminally ill to legally commit suicide[…]

Sri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bomb blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka says it will give one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation’s lucrative tourism industry that was badly hit by the Easter bomb attacks. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga says tourists or those visiting for business purposes could Read more about Sri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bomb blasts[…]

Relatives collapse while identifying beheaded inmates in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — Relatives of inmates killed during a prison riot in northern Brazil gathered in the coroner’s office Tuesday to identify the 58 victims, with some passing out at seeing the beheaded corpse of a loved one. Seeking to prevent further violence at the Altamira prison in Para state, where gruesome violence Monday Read more about Relatives collapse while identifying beheaded inmates in Brazil[…]