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From Tamagotchi to Nintendogs: Why People Love Digital Pets

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Cats and dogs will always be popular, of course, but horses and fish were in high demand too. The Legend of Zelda franchise has Link’s iconic horse as a character mainstay, and Red Dead Redemption 2 yields wonderfully cinematic horse rides through the countryside, as well as necessary interactions like feeding, petting, and grooming. I’ve […]

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18 Amazon Prime Perks You Might Not Be Using

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Prime Video is also included with your membership. There are some killer originals, like The Expanse (a WIRED staff favorite) and Homecoming, in addition to other movies and shows. Purchased separately, Prime Video costs $9 per month. Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about Amazon’s members-only event, Prime Day. The annual “holiday” has […]

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New to Vinyl Records? Here’s What You Need to Know

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RSD special editions are usually pressed in small batches, which makes them highly attractive to collectors, and folks just interested in the music can have a tough time scoring one without planning in advance. The full list for this year is already out, and these pressings are only available at independent shops. Keep in mind, […]

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Your Grandma’s Tube TV Is the Hottest Gaming Tech

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If you visit my house, you won’t even notice my 50-inch 4K TV. It’s sleek and black, bevel-less, and designed to emphasize TV shows, movies, and video games. When it’s turned off, nestled above my fireplace, it blends into the background. What you will notice, however, is the bulky CRT TV taking up precious space […]

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When to Reply on Social Media—and When to Not

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I have a tenet that I follow when it comes to social media conflagrations: Don’t add your air to someone else’s fire. This rule has saved my butt multiple times. For example, during one social media snafu, a writer responded to a post I made of an article I’d written, saying she wanted to discuss […]

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How to Stay Cool Without Air-Conditioning

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Most parts of the Earth are getting hotter. Climate change and the heat island effect, where urban spaces trap heat, are making the warm seasons more brutal—sometimes dangerously so. This is the only planet we’ve got, at least until enough of us are living on Mars, so you may as well learn a few tricks […]

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The Best Way to Get a VR Workout (That’s Also Fun)

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VR workouts aren’t for everyone, but for some people they might be the thing that gets them to start working out regularly. Before choosing the right workout app for you, it’s worth identifying your goals. Do you want to get some cardio in every day? Or are you just looking to get out of your […]

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Want a Better PC? Try Building Your Own

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First, prep yourself a clean workspace. This can be a dining room table, a cleared-off desk—just any surface big enough for your case to lay flat on its side, with ample room around it for the rest of your components. You’ll also need a Phillips-head screwdriver that will fit the screws on your case. When […]

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Here’s a Calendar Trick to Ease Post-Pandemic Reentry

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Vaccination rates are up around the US. Even new hot spots around the globe are getting help to control infections. Ready or not, the world is beginning to open up. It’s exciting. And anxiety-inducing. Even setting aside pandemic risks, the return to all the obligations and invitations we’ve said no to for more than a […]

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How to Reduce Motion Sickness in Virtual Reality

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VR is more accessible than ever, thanks to affordable, stand-alone headsets like the Oclulus Quest lowering the barrier to entry. And from addictive games like Beat Saber to immersive story-driven games like Half-Life: Alyx, there’s plenty to keep you busy in your virtual world. Unfortunately, VR still comes with a few downsides, with one of […]