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Showing posts from April, 2020

Technology Will Not Save Us

To fight the pandemic, we need to focus more on unglamorous, human-powered tactics.

A Scramble for Virus Apps That Do No Harm

Dozens of tracking apps for smartphones are being used or developed to help contain the coronavirus pandemic. But there are worries about privacy and hastily written software.

Facebook Restructures Its Security Teams

The social network displaced more than two dozen employees who work on security, as the company fights threats such as cyberattacks.

Planes Are Still Flying, but Covid-19 Recovery Will Be Tough

Air travel is down more than 90 percent from last year, and analysts say the rebound will be slower than following 9/11 or the financial crisis.

Stewart Brand Is 81—and He Doesn’t Want to Go on a Ventilator

The legendary thinker and founder of the *Whole Earth Catalog* raised a public conversation about end-of-life care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Microbe Mappers Are Tracking Covid-19's Invisible Traces

Armies of microbiologists are swabbing subways, ATMs, and hospitals in search of the novel coronavirus. Their data could help cities reopen responsibly.

Everyone Is Giving Away Cash on Instagram

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt lives and livelihoods, influencers are offering free money to followers — and gaining a lot more in return.

Start-Ups Pursue ‘Free Money’ With Relief Funds, Prompting Backlash

Some young companies have turned to the government loans not for day-to-day survival but simply to buy useful time.

No, the Best Doesn’t Win

“It just works” are some of the most powerful words in technology.

How memes and social media shape the spread of coronavirus - CNET

Tracking the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 is more complex than following numbers. The way we talk about it matters too.

Apple Watch saved my life: 5 people share their stories - CNET

With its fall detection feature, heart rate notifications, exercise tracking or just the ability to make a call from your wrist, the Apple Watch has made a mark in each one of these stories.

On its 15th birthday, the Airbus A380 is facing retirement - CNET

Never a hit with airlines and now grounded by the coronavirus pandemic, the still-young giant will disappear from the Airbus factory next year.

The Legacy of Math Luminary John Conway, Lost to Covid-19

Conway, who passed away on April 11, was known for his rapid computation, his playful approach, and solving problems with “his own bare hands.”

How Space Travel Tries to Kill You and Make You Ugly

Oh also, it makes you blind and stupid, too.

How to Child-Proof Your Devices and Apps During Lockdown

Having kids home all the time doesn't mean they get full run of your devices. Here's how to keep control.

Amazon's Ring security system gets a new look, keeps the $200 price - CNET

Ring made some subtle changes to its Alarm Security Kit home security system.

Space Photos of the Week: Polychromatic Views of the Earth

Earth's topography comes to resemble that of an alien world when viewed under different wavelengths.

Jailed Huawei Workers Raised a Forbidden Subject: Iran

China arrested five former employees who had discussed the tech giant’s Iranian sales in a chat group, raising questions about its government ties.