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The US Has a Plan to Document Human Rights Violations in Ukraine

The government will fund a project to help humanitarians on the ground and gather evidence of war crimes.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 10:35 pm


NASA’s InSight Mars Lander’s Days Are Numbered

After the InSight lander studied the strongest marsquake ever detected, scientists gave the space robot a negative prognosis because of its dwindling solar power.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 7:34 pm


Your iPhone Is Vulnerable to a Malware Attack Even When It’s Off

Researchers found a way to exploit the tech that enables Apple’s Find My feature, which could allow attackers to track location when a device is powered down.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 7:20 pm


The Fight for Abortion Rights Is a Battle Over History

Justice Samuel Alito says the right to abortion was unknown in US law until “the latter part of the 20th century.” History says otherwise.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 6:56 pm


Adam Mosseri Says He Wants Big Tech to Give Up Control

The head of Instagram has a vision for using Web3 to shift power from tech platforms to content creators—which he says will ultimately benefit both.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 3:31 pm


Everything You Need to Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead

Indoor plants and sewing projects don’t taste as good. Here’s what you need to make booze at home.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 2:00 pm


The 6 Best Camping Stoves for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

We sautéed, boiled, and burned our food to find the best portable propane gas stoves.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 1:00 pm


The Internet Origin Story You Know Is Wrong

The history of the internet is repeatedly reduced to the story of the singular ARPANET. But BBSs were just as important—if not more.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 1:00 pm


Drones Are Turning Into Personal Flying Machines

We were promised jetpacks that never arrived. But you know what’s finally here? Big, honking drones you can ride on.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 12:00 pm


The 30 Best Gift Ideas for the New Grad in Your Life

Ring in their special milestone with useful gadgets, outdoor gear, subscriptions, and modern conveniences.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 12:00 pm


This Gene Mutation Breaks the Immune System. Why Has It Survived?

Two new studies found genetic mutations that cause severe immune deficiencies are common in some remote populations, leaving them highly vulnerable to viruses.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 11:00 am


The US Military Is Building Its Own Metaverse

Defense tech companies have latched on to the metaverse hype—but what they’re building will be a far cry from Meta’s virtual world.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 11:00 am


The RedMagic 7 Pro Is a Gaming Powerhouse

This high-powered gaming phone will satisfy all the playing needs of obsessive gamers. The rest of us should look elsewhere.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 11:00 am


Widely Available AI Could Have Deadly Consequences

US researchers' “Dr. Evil project” proves drug discovery AI could be used to create biochemical weapons.

Published on 17 May 2022 | 11:00 am


How to Order Your Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests

The US government is offering 8 more at-home tests to every household. Here's how to get yours, and how to troubleshoot common problems.

Published on 16 May 2022 | 10:48 pm


What’s the Deal With Synesthesia TikTok?

A growing number of people on the platform claim to have a perceptual condition that lets them smell colors, see music, or taste sounds. But do they really?

Published on 16 May 2022 | 4:01 pm


US Courts Are Coming After Crypto Exchanges That Skirt Sanctions

A newly unsealed opinion is likely the first decision from a US federal court to find that cryptocurrencies can't be used to evade sanctions.

Published on 16 May 2022 | 3:27 pm


Feds Warn Employers Against Discriminatory Hiring Algorithms

As AI invades the interview process, the DOJ and EOCC have provided guidance to protect people with disabilities from bias.

Published on 16 May 2022 | 2:25 pm


Our Favorite Audiophile-Grade Gear for Serious Listening

Ready to get the best sound quality of your life? From speakers and headphones to streaming amps, here are our favorite tools for gold-plated listening.

Published on 16 May 2022 | 1:00 pm


Slow Internet? Here’s How to Run a Wi-Fi Speed Check

Diagnose connectivity issues on your computer, smartphone, or game console.

Published on 16 May 2022 | 12:00 pm


The Post-Roe Battleground for Abortion Pills Will Be Your Mailbox

If regulation of abortion access falls to the states, it will unleash legal havoc over pregnancy-ending medications that are shipped across state lines.

Published on 16 May 2022 | 11:00 am


The Bad Times Are Coming for Startups

A spate of layoffs is just the first sign of trouble for early-stage companies facing an economic downturn.

Published on 16 May 2022 | 11:00 am


Amazon Has Too Many Warehouses. Now Sellers Are Paying More

Sellers keep getting hit with fee increases—at a time when shelves are sitting empty.

Published on 16 May 2022 | 11:00 am


In Memoriam: Forgetting Your Password

​In our passwordless future, we'll lose the frustration—and freedom—of getting locked out.

Published on 16 May 2022 | 11:00 am


The Best Vinyl Accessories to Jazz Up Your Analog Audio

From record cleaners to slip mats, these extras are for budding enthusiasts and die-hard collectors alike.

Published on 15 May 2022 | 1:00 pm


If Tech Fails to Design for the Most Vulnerable, It Fails Us All

Building around the so-called typical user is a dangerous mistake.

Published on 15 May 2022 | 12:00 pm


How to Turn Any Document Into a PDF

Master the file format that works everywhere and anywhere—even from your phone.

Published on 15 May 2022 | 12:00 pm


Could Life Use a Longer Genetic Code? Maybe, but It’s Unlikely

In theory, the building blocks of life are possible with a more expansive code than three-letter codons. New work shows that would be a challenge.

Published on 15 May 2022 | 12:00 pm


Tips for Cargo Biking With Your Kids

You’ve decided to join the ebiking boom, and so have your kids. Congrats! Here's the gear and advice you need to ride safely.

Published on 15 May 2022 | 11:00 am


KEF’s New LS60 Wireless Speakers Are an Absolute Triumph

The audiophile brand has just launched the world’s finest streaming speakers with grin-inducing sound, but are they worth $7,000?

Published on 15 May 2022 | 11:00 am


How to Stay Cool Without Air-Conditioning

Don't break a sweat trying to beat the heat. We make it easy with these tips on what to wear, how to hydrate, and which cooling gadgets can help.

Published on 15 May 2022 | 11:00 am


The NSA Swears It Has ‘No Backdoors’ in Next-Gen Encryption

Plus: New details of ICE’s dragnet surveillance in the US, Clearview AI agrees to limit sales of its faceprint database, and more.

Published on 14 May 2022 | 1:00 pm


Peloton’s ‘Worst-Kept Secret’ Is Out (Yes, It’s a Rowing Machine)

Plus: The iPod is dead, iPhones might go USB-C, folding screens get bendier, and a beloved music synthesizer gets an upgrade.

Published on 14 May 2022 | 1:00 pm


Farming Drives Toward ‘Precision Agriculture’ Technologies

Although real-world data is scant, proponents say robotics and AI will soon revolutionize agriculture.

Published on 14 May 2022 | 12:00 pm


The HyperX Quadcast S Is Our Go-To Streaming Mic

Great looks and good sound make this USB microphone a favorite for new and veteran Twitch streamers alike.

Published on 14 May 2022 | 12:00 pm


Where to Buy Vinyl Records Online and in Person

The best way to support your favorite musicians is by going straight to the source.

Published on 14 May 2022 | 11:00 am


9 Great Deals on Audio Tech, Projectors, and Coffee Gear

These discounts can help you make home your happy place.

Published on 14 May 2022 | 11:00 am


How to Use Tech to Perform Acts of Kindness

Tech can get us down—but it can also empower us to help others. Here’s how to volunteer virtually, share your skills, or simply brighten someone’s day.

Published on 14 May 2022 | 11:00 am


A ‘Radical’ Ruling Lets Texas Ban Social Media Moderation

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reinstated a law that says that a user can’t be censored based on their “viewpoint.”

Published on 13 May 2022 | 6:00 pm


25 Amazingly Addictive Couch Co-Op Games

Settle in for some bonding time. These are some of the best cooperative titles for two to eight players, all playable on a single TV.

Published on 13 May 2022 | 1:00 pm


TikTok’s New, Terrible Trend

Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for defamation. As the trial wears on, mocking her testimony has become the latest disturbing thing to go viral on social media.

Published on 13 May 2022 | 1:00 pm


A World Without iPods

Plus: An interview with Steve Jobs, keeping up with early MIT hackers, and a relatable collapse.

Published on 13 May 2022 | 1:00 pm


How Realistic Is the Celestial Navigation in Moon Knight?

You can definitely use the stars as your guide. But let’s check whether a scene from the Disney+ live action series would work in the real world.

Published on 13 May 2022 | 1:00 pm


A Powerful ISS Instrument Will Hunt for Minerals in Dusty Lands

NASA’s EMIT mission will better analyze the grime from dust-spewing regions, a critically understudied factor in climate change.

Published on 13 May 2022 | 12:00 pm


Pakistani Gamers Want a Seat at the Table

Developers and esports stars are ready for the global stage. Now if only major publishers would let them in.

Published on 13 May 2022 | 12:00 pm


Scared of Induction Cooking? It’s Going to Be OK

If you’re using a gas stove, give your kitchen the faster, safer, and more environmentally responsible upgrade.

Published on 13 May 2022 | 12:00 pm


Coleman's New Camp Stoves Are Old-Fashioned in the Best Way

The Coleman Cascade and 1900 series both feature cast-iron grates that make camp cooking just like home cooking.

Published on 13 May 2022 | 12:00 pm


Apple Together Brings Corporate Workers Into the Union Effort

The solidarity movement has helped give tools and support as the company's retail employees organize.

Published on 13 May 2022 | 11:00 am


A Guide to Abortion Resources in a Post-Roe America

Most people don’t think about abortion until they need one. But with the right to access under threat, the time to plan is now.

Published on 13 May 2022 | 11:00 am


2 Visions Clash Over How to Fight Online Child Abuse in Europe

A new EU proposal would allow forced searches of users’ messages. Critics say the plan goes too far.

Published on 13 May 2022 | 11:00 am