Podcasts Are Saving NPR

For the first time in six years, NPR is on track to break even financially as podcasts surge in popularity. The post Podcasts Are Saving NPR appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source Author: Julia Greenberg Powered by WPeMatico...

Heroes of the Storm Will Test Ban Systems This Summer

Blizzard will use Heroes of the Storm esports events this summer to test possible ban systems for the newly released MOBA, according to director Dustin Browder. In response to a question on Twitter about plans to add bans to Team League, the game’s most competitive mode, Browder had an...

DAN ARIELY, YVES BEHAR AND RODNEY BROOKS ON WHAT DONUTS AND GOOGLE MAPS HAVE IN COMMON

Last Friday was National Donut Day– only in America, right? Imagine our surprise when Dan Ariely, behavioral economist and author of Predictably Irrational, identified donuts as the technology(!) he is most worried about. Polymath industrial designer Yves Behar (fuseproject founder, Jawbone chief creative officer, and August COO) rebutted Ariely’s...

Gadget Lab Podcast: Oculus and Apple Show Off the Goods

David tells us all the latest news from Oculus, and the hosts discuss the changes at Twitter. Also, reactions to all the Apple news from WWDC. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Oculus and Apple Show Off the Goods appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source Author: Gadget Lab Staff...

Mariah Carey is the new public face of Game of War: Fire Age

Mariah Carey — pop icon, imperfect angel, elusive chanteuse — is replacing model Kate Upton as the public face of Game of War: Fire Age, according to TMZ. Carey’s commitment includes a seven-figure pay check; a 30-second commercial filmed by Alan Taylor, the director of Thor: The Dark World and the upcoming...

Witcher 3's Gwent Can Now Be Played Outside the Game

You can now play The Witcher 3‘s popular card game, Gwent, without actually starting up–or even owning–The Witcher 3. You will, however, have to own a different game. A newly released mod for Tabletop Simulator–a PC game that allows you to make your own tabletop games–offers a version of...

Orange Is the New Black GIF and a Graf: Back to Black

Last night, Netflix surprise-dropped its prison dramedy early. Let this GIF be your guide going into the binge weekend. The post Orange Is the New Black GIF and a Graf: Back to Black appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source Author: Angela Watercutter Powered by WPeMatico...

Watch the first teaser for season two of The Leftovers

HBO’s The Leftovers debuted last year, and introduced viewers to a world where 2 percent of the global population vanished without a trace. It was a novel concept, and last season gave no hard answers. Only chaos. This season moves the action from New York state to Texas (and jettisons...