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Jury selection for the Elizabeth Holmes trial has begun.

Ms. Holmes is accused of misleading investors in her company, Theranos. Opening statements in the case will start next week.

China Tightens Limits for Young Gamers and Bans School Night Play

The restrictions reflect the government’s intensifying push for companies to jettison what it says are unhealthy cultural influences.

Why Apple Won Its Legal Settlement With Developers

Apple said it had made major concessions, but a closer examination suggests that the tech giant and the app makers’ lawyers were big winners.

How to Prepare for Your Eventual Return to the Office

Whether your company wants you back sooner or later, these tips will help you make the adjustment smoothly.

The $150 Million Machine Keeping Moore’s Law Alive

ASML’s next-generation extreme ultraviolet lithography machines achieve previously unattainable levels of precision, which means chips can keep shrinking for years to come.

The Delta Variant Is Making Covid a Pandemic of the Young

Children and teens have been spared the worst of the pandemic, but without vaccines they’re sitting ducks as the virus rages. What risks are they facing?

Exploring the Saab Heritage Car Museum - Roadshow

A unique museum in an unexpected location features beautifully-maintained classics from a lost but not forgotten brand.

Furnace buying guide: Plan ahead for the cooler months - CNET

Need a new furnace? Here's everything you need to know as we head into fall.

Ancestry vs. 23 and Me: Which DNA testing kit is best for tracing your family's roots? - CNET

Here's how the two popular DNA testing kits' stack up in terms of cost, privacy and (of course) the results.

Last Stop Is a Playable Love Letter to London

The title’s three codirectors discuss bringing their TV-show-meets-adventure-game project to life.

17 Early Labor Day Deals on Laptops, Headlamps, and TVs

Get ready for fall with the best discounts on everything from home entertainment to fitness tracking.

Explosion in Geofence Warrants Threatens Privacy Nationwide

New figures from Google show a tenfold increase in the requests from law enforcement, which target anyone who happened to be in a given location at a specified time.

Apple settles class action with some developers, allows more communication with users - CNET

The settlement with smaller developers comes amid the iPhone maker's legal battle with Fortnite maker Epic Games.

Committee investigating Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot seeks records from social networks - CNET

House lawmakers want answers from Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies.

Asphalt 8: Airborne, Baldo and DoDonPachi Resurrection HD are now available on Apple Arcade - CNET

Whether you're in the mood for a Studio Ghibli-Zelda mash up, racing or classic shooter, Apple Arcade's got you covered this weekend.

The Poop About Your Gut Health and Personalized Nutrition

Researchers are coming around to the idea that there isn't a one-size-fits-all diet. Some companies are going further to find out what fits you, specifically.

The OnlyFans Porn Ban Reversal Does Not Reassure Creators

Performers of sexually explicit content are relieved but still worried about their futures on the subscription site.

The Stealthy iPhone Hacks That Apple Still Can't Stop

After another “zero-click” attack, security experts say it's time for more extreme measures to keep iMessage users safe.

Gavin Newsom’s Recall Election Divides Silicon Valley’s Elite

How the tech world’s unique brand of politics is shaping the fight over who governs California.

Which Amazon Echo or Alexa Speaker Is Best for You?

We've rounded up our favorite speakers—from the Echo Dot to a voice-enabled Yamaha soundbar—from Amazon and its partners.

Hackers Could Up Medication Doses Through Infusion Pump Flaws

It would take a determined hacker to break into the vulnerable B. Braun products, but the impact could be devastating.

California's Gig Worker Law: What to Know

The law, the result of a $200 million proposition fight last year, ensures that workers like Uber and Lyft drivers are considered independent contractors.

Telfar Enlists Captcha Tests to Fend Off Bots

In an effort to combat bots, the brand has made it more difficult to “Captcha” its shopping bags. Too difficult, perhaps.

Qué es Workrooms, el entorno de realidad virtual de Facebook

La pandemia renovó el interés por la realidad virtual. Facebook intenta sacar provecho con un nuevo servicio de salas de reuniones.

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine wins full approval from the FDA - CNET

The milestone could encourage more people to get vaccinated.

A microscopic video shows the coronavirus on the rampage.

Inside a bat’s brain, the pathogen destroys cells, but not before it forces them to build more invaders.

Workers Can't Wait to Return, but Delta Variant Upends Plans

As coronavirus cases rise and companies keep workplaces closed, frustrated employees can’t wait to return to their cubicles.

Hackers Stole Over $90M From Japan's Liquid Crypto Exchange

Plus: An Apple informant, a Census Bureau hack, and more of the week's top security news.

Sleepio Conquered My Insomnia Where Quick-Fix Gadgets Failed

This six-week course employs cognitive behavioral therapy to improve the quality of your sleep.

A Plan to Slow the Creep of the Sahara—by Planting Gardens

People along the desert’s border are building a kind of circular plot called a tolou keur to keep the soil fertile and to slow desertification.

Who Gets the L.L.C.? Inside a Silicon Valley Billionaire’s Divorce.

A couple are heading to court to decide who is entitled to a fortune, started in the earliest days of Google, that includes valuable California real estate and stock holdings.

Tesla Sells ‘Full Self-Driving,’ but What Is It Really?

As the company deals with government scrutiny of its driver-assistance technology, an add-on kit sold for up to $10,000 is also getting more attention.

OnlyFans Says It Is Banning Sexually Explicit Content

The company is the latest digital platform to crack down on such material. The site became a source of income for millions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eternals and the Movies That Can Save All Movies

At a time of nonstop hand-wringing, it almost looks like hope.

How to Ace Physics Class (Even if You Don’t Ace Physics)

It’s back-to-school season, so here are some tips for how to get the most out of college science courses.

The New Pixel Is Raising the Bar for Cheap Phones

This week, we talk about the Google Pixel 5A and how it’s changing our expectations of sub-$500 phones.

Dhar Mann, YouTube's Moral Philosopher

Dhar Mann has built an online video empire on contemporary fables.

Are You Ready for Sentient Disney Robots?

Some of the animatronics at Disney’s parks have been doing their herky-jerky thing since the Nixon administration. The company knows that nostalgia won’t cut it with today’s children.

Robinhood’s revenue more than doubled even as it lost money last quarter.

Robinhood lost $502 million, compared with a profit of $58 million a year prior.

Hey Mercedes, please let me jump the new C-Class All-Terrain wagon - Roadshow

I don't care if it doesn't come to the US. The press photos show it jumping, and I need to do that.

Best online will makers for 2021 - CNET

Affordable, quick and painless.

This nuclear fusion test is sparking hope for an energy revolution - CNET

A laser blast in California creates a miniature sun for a tiny fraction of a second and ignites a self-sustaining chain reaction.

How Amazon Won Shopping

Amazon might not be the best shopping site, but using it can feel like magic.

How a Laser Fusion Experiment Unleashed an Energetic Burst of Optimism

Even scientists who were skeptical of work at the National Ignition Facility called the results a success.

Inside a Fatal Tesla Autopilot Accident: ‘It Happened So Fast’

A 2019 crash in Florida highlights how gaps in Tesla’s driver-assistance system and distractions can have tragic consequences.

Red Ventures, the Biggest Digital Media Company You've Never Heard Of

Red Ventures has turned very specific advice into very big business.

Tesla Autopilot Faces U.S. Inquiry After Series of Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is aware of 11 crashes since 2018 when Tesla vehicles operating under Autopilot control have hit emergency vehicles.

Now Going Viral: Meeting Online Friends in Real Life

Marissa Meizz became a TikTok meme after her friends excluded her from a birthday party. She decided to do something about it.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 ongoing review: Less like a prototype, but still weird - CNET

Samsung made a lot of small tweaks and refinements, including lowering the price by $200. It's a bigger upgrade than you might realize.

Asus Chromebook Detachable CM3 review: A complete Chromebook 2-in-1 tablet package - CNET

Asus' 10.5-inch two-in-one Chromebook builds on the best parts of Lenovo's Duet but it needs some polish to help justify its higher price.