The Future of Xbox Isn’t Just a Console

The Future of Xbox Isn’t Just a Console

Spencer recalls some backlash from “traditional console purists” when Xbox decided to start simultaneously shipping first-party games on PC and console a couple years ago. For them, he explained, “a console comes out every five years: I take my old hardware, and I put...
What Is the Internet of Things? A WIRED Guide

What Is the Internet of Things? A WIRED Guide

Most of the early smart home inventions used automatic controls, making it possible to turn something or off without lifting a finger. But they didn’t connect to anything else, and their functionality was limited. That would begin to change in 1983 when ARPANET, the...