Author: Yuri Rurik

Tag Zuckerberg on why he doesn’t desire to “attach an Apple Watch on your face”
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Tag Zuckerberg on why he doesn’t desire to “attach an Apple Watch on your face”

Social networks contain multitudes. One day you’re writing about internal dissent over the company’s ability to uproot influence campaigns and election interference; the very next, you’re watching a live stream of the same company’s foray into virtual reality helmets and designer mixed reality glasses. At a company with as many interests as Facebook has, different…

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The DS modified into Nintendo at its most spicy and most eldritch
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The DS modified into Nintendo at its most spicy and most eldritch

Nintendo has always been a strange company. The Kyoto-based game maker turned an Italian plumber into one of pop culture’s biggest icons, and the company has experimented with everything from DIY cardboard game accessories to three-pronged controllers. This unpredictable nature is what makes Nintendo so exciting (and occasionally infuriating). Often, these concepts seem to come…

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Oculus Quest 2 evaluate: better, more cost-effective VR
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Oculus Quest 2 evaluate: better, more cost-effective VR

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The new default for VR, if you’re okay with Facebook As someone who writes about virtual reality and has been stuck at home just like many people during the 2020 pandemic, I’ve gotten asked one question over and over: if virtual reality is so great and actual reality…

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What newsrooms can be taught from threat modeling at Facebook
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What newsrooms can be taught from threat modeling at Facebook

Editor’s note: We’re barreling toward the 2020 election with big unresolved problems in election interference — from foreign actors to domestic troublemakers. So how can journalists sort through all of the noise without having their coverage or their newsrooms compromised? Jay Rosen, one of America’s foremost press critics and a professor of journalism at NYU,…

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