25 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories (2020): Docks, Cases, and More

Jeffrey Van Camp is an editor for WIRED, specializing in personal technology reviews and coverage. Previously he was the deputy editor of Digital Trends, helping to oversee the site’s editorial operations, and before that,...

Technology ‘critical’ for the future of Australia’s agriculture industry – IT Brief Australia

Technology will significantly help in boosting Australia's agricultural industry, according to a new report released by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA). The Future of Agricultural Technologies report considers how Australia’s primary producers are...

Netflix soured the live-action remake of Avatar: The Last Airbender, its showrunners say

In a rare public fallout for Netflix, the creators of the platform’s highly anticipated, live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the acclaimed Nickelodeon cartoon, have walked away from the project. Avatar: The Last Airbender’s...

How to use assertions in Java

Writing programs that work correctly at runtime can be challenging. This is because our assumptions about how our code will behave when executed are often wrong. Using Java’s assertions feature is one way to...

Twitter’s ban almost doubled attention for Biden misinformation

The news: When Twitter banned, and then unbanned, links to a questionably sourced New York Post article about Joe Biden’s son Hunter, its stated intention was to prevent people from spreading harmful false material...

Visual Studio Codespaces is moving to GitHub

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Codespaces, which provide cloud-hosted development environments on Microsoft Azure, will be incorporated into GitHub Codespaces, which provide hosted Visual Studio Code environments on GitHub. The current Azure-based offering will be retired...

CIA’s new tech recruiting pitch: More patents, more profits

America’s most famous spy agency has a major competitor it can’t quite seem to beat: Silicon Valley. The CIA has long been a place cutting-edge technology is researched, developed, and realized—and it wants to lead...

Esports Pros Have ‘Dream’ Jobs—but Game Publishers Have All the Power

It’s a good setup for the publishers. The leagues are essentially subsidized. Game publishers also make money off media rights and advertising, some of which is shared with teams. Twitch paid a reported $90...

The best and worst of the biggest streaming services

The streaming wars are well and truly upon us. And they’ve become radically more complicated in just the past year. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon — the big fish in a small pond — are still...

Apple’s Swift language comes to Windows

The Apple-developed Swift programming language is now available on Windows, after a significant porting effort that has taken more than a year. Windows support has reached a stage where early adopters can now use Swift...

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