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'The Wilds' is a must-watch guilty pleasure and more weekend recs

Don’t know what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

'The Wilds' is a must-watch guilty pleasure and more weekend recs

Our favorite things this week.

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The East Coast is getting a little preview of summer this weekend. If you want to stay indoors and beat the heat, we have a few suggestions this week to keep you entertained, like a new season of Amazon Prime’s guilty-pleasure show, “The Wilds,” a new game from Horizon Worlds that’s fun for everyone and a sneak peek from Adam Mosseri into what Instagram is thinking about Web3.

‘The Wilds’ is your newest binge-worthy show

File under guilty pleasures: “The Wilds” is a survival show about teenagers who are stranded on a remote island after a plane crash. The teens soon find out, however, that not everything is as it appears to be. It’s like “Truman Show” meets “Cast Away,” and while the show may not win an Emmy, it’s still highly entertaining. Season Two premiered on Amazon Prime earlier this month.

Adam Mosseri on Web3

We’ve heard it all before: Web3 is going to revolutionize the internet, empower creators and make today’s gatekeepers obsolete. Usually, that idea is being brought forward by people invested in the success of Web3 startups. But when the person leading some of those very gatekeeper platforms proposes that very same idea, it’s worth a listen — if only to find out which role Instagram might play in a future where creators are a lot less dependent on just a handful of platforms.

Tony Fadell’s walk down memory lane

Tony Fadell recently published a book about his seminal work on consumer electronics products like the iPod, the iPhone and the Nest thermostat. After he was done writing, he apparently had some spare time to clean out his garage, unearthing a bunch of interesting device prototypes in the process. Fadell shared photos of these devices and their backstory with TechCrunch, which was able to compile them into this fun stroll down memory lane. You can find more about the book itself on Fadell’s website, and The Verge had a great interview with him as well.

Arena Clash is fun for everyone

Meta’s social VR world, Horizon, may still be a work in progress, but it already has one hit: Arena Clash is a team shooter that’s equally fun for beginners and advanced players. With five minutes per match, it’s just enough time to get you sucked in, but not too long to get frustrated when you’re outmatched or outnumbered. Plus, allowing people to revive teammates makes it more of a group challenge, and a great way to have some fun with others in VR.

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