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Peter Rubin


Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Peter:

'Marvel Puzzle Quest' Might Just Be My Forever Game

Despite the raft of new games now available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, a free-to-play mobile puzzler still has the bulk of my attention. → Read More

Covid Snuffed Out Burning Man—but the Festival Goes On in VR

No one in the meatspace is going to the Black Rock Desert this year. So I soared into the sprawling digital reconstruction that is BRCvr. → Read More

'Lovecraft Country' Is a Necessary Reimagining of Genre Fiction

HBO's new series reclaims sci-fi and horror from their exclusionary, often racist roots. → Read More

'Half-Life: Alyx' Shows VR's Power, but Might Not Win Converts

Valve's latest epitomizes what virtual reality can do, but no game can make or break the medium. → Read More

A First Look at Nike's Gear for the Tokyo Olympics

The apparel and shoes for team USA were designed for peak performance—ecologically and athletically. → Read More

At Oculus Connect, VR Is Still Living in 'the Good Old Days'

Facebook is racing toward an AR/VR future, but at this week's developer conference, the company asked for patience. → Read More

Apple's AR Glasses Are Hiding in Plain Sight

The company’s iOS 13.1, due out today, contains new glimpses of smart glasses currently in progress. → Read More

Sorry, Streamers: The Race to Snag Old Shows Leads Nowhere

Reruns of 'Friends' and 'The Office' have been a phenomenon for Netflix, but aren't a lock to attract subscribers in the coming streaming wars. → Read More

In Season 3, 'Stranger Things' Rediscovers Its Groove

The Netflix show roars back by sticking to one core rule: Keep the dark stuff dark and the light stuff light. → Read More

The Tech Industry's Latest Fitness Craze: Recovery

From neuro-stim headphones and percussive massage devices to dynamic compression pants, the latest gadgets are all about preparing for the next workout. → Read More

Google Stadia Lands This Year—If You're Willing to Pony Up

The Founder's Edition, which includes a controller and three months of premium subscription, is the only way to use the cloud-gaming service in 2019. → Read More

'Black Mirror' Isn't Surprising Anymore. We're Screwed

The show's fifth season boasts some great performances and a standout episode, but the real world just keeps outpacing its imagined dystopia. → Read More

'Good Omens' Is a Damned Heavenly Show, Adaptation or Not

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's beloved novel leaps to the small screen with celestially gratifying results. → Read More

Minecraft Earth Wants to Be the Next Pokémon Go—But Bigger

Ten years after the original Minecraft swept the planet, Microsoft unveils an ambitious, global, augmented-reality version. → Read More

Calculating the Ecological Impact of Game of Thrones' Dragons

In a prestigious math competition earlier this year, contestants ran the numbers on raising dragons. → Read More

From Sketch Comedy to BDSM, Netflix Burrows Into Every Niche It Can Find

The company is no longer in the business of Prestige TV—at least, not single-mindedly. → Read More

Exclusive: What to Expect From Sony's Next-Gen PlayStation

Don't expect it anytime in 2019, but the next PlayStation console is well on its way—and it's packing ray-tracing support and a loadtime-killing solid-state hard drive. → Read More

The Defiant, Restorative Joy of Lurking Online

So Twitter's a hellsite. Now what? → Read More

The Real Choice You Make When You Subscribe to Apple Services

The company’s services push is also carefully designed to lock more customers into the Apple ecosystem. → Read More

Oculus Rift S VR Headset: Price, Specs, Release Date

The new $399 headset from the Facebook-owned company features some key improvements. But you still have to plug it into a computer. → Read More