What Do Those Pesky 'Cookie Preferences' Pop-Ups Really Mean?
Fri, 27 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000
We asked the engineer who invented cookies what they mean and how to handle them.
Beyerdynamic’s DT 700 Pro X Can Make the Old Sound New Again
Fri, 27 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000
What if the best headphones for gaming, movies, and music are the kind studios use to make them?
Quashing Racist Pseudoscience Is Science’s Responsibility
Fri, 27 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000
The recent act of racist terrorism in Buffalo has raised the stakes on how science is communicated and sold.
The 25 Best Memorial Day Sales on Tech, Games, and Outdoor Gear
Fri, 27 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000
Summer is within reach. Save on Bluetooth speakers, TVs, and hot-weather essentials this weekend.
An Autonomous Car Blocked a Fire Truck Responding to an Emergency
Fri, 27 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000
The incident, which cost first responders valuable time, underscores the challenges that Cruise and other companies face on the road to driverless taxis.
Are TikTok Algorithms Changing How People Talk About Suicide?
Fri, 27 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000
Social media users have adopted terms like unalive to avoid platform censorship. But not using the word suicide can stigmatize it.
11 Great Memorial Day Deals on Sex Tech
Fri, 27 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000
Slide into summer with a bang this year, riding the wave from Masturbation May right into the long weekend.
Google Urged to Stop Tracking Location Data Ahead of Roe Reversal
Thu, 26 May 2022 18:00:00 +0000
Lawmakers argue Android phone data could be “weaponized against women” if the US Supreme Court officially overturns abortion protections.
Who Owns 4chan?
Thu, 26 May 2022 17:04:17 +0000
While the infamous imageboard's ties to mass shootings have long been clear, its relationship with a Japanese toymaker has remained remarkably murky.
A Bored Ape Lawsuit Won’t Set the NFT Precedent Seth Green Wants
Thu, 26 May 2022 13:35:35 +0000
After the actor’s NFT and licensing agreement were stolen, he suggested going to court to win back intellectual property rights. Not so fast.
The ‘Form’ Element Created the Modern Web. Was It a Big Mistake?
Thu, 26 May 2022 13:00:00 +0000
A little HTML widget gave us all-powerful Amazon and Facebook. There's no closing Pandora's text box now.
The Best Weighted Blankets for Calm and Comfort
Thu, 26 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000
These accessories might not cure your anxiety or insomnia, but they can feel like a hug when you really need one.
11 Rapid At-Home Covid-19 Tests—and Where to Find Them
Thu, 26 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000
How accurate are over-the-counter swabs? Does your insurance cover them? We have answers.
25 Best Memorial Day Sales on Grills, Camping, and Outdoor Gear
Thu, 26 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000
This long weekend marks the beginning of summer in the US, and it's a good time to score a deal on equipment for your next adventure.
The Mystery of China’s Sudden Warnings About US Hackers
Thu, 26 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000
The Chinese government recently began saber-rattling about American cyberespionage. The catch? It’s all old news.
Why Was the Tonga Eruption So Massive? Scientists Have New Clues
Thu, 26 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000
Early theories suggested an underwater landslide caused a catastrophic mix of magma and seawater. Recent evidence reveals an explosion unlike anything studied before.
‘How Are They Weapons? That’s Only a Flashlight!’
Thu, 26 May 2022 10:19:00 +0000
During the protests in Hong Kong, young people carried laser pointers, umbrellas, and plastic ties—objects that sometimes led to their arrest, and years of legal limbo.
The Story of Abortion Pills and How They Work
Wed, 25 May 2022 17:59:55 +0000
Mifepristone and misoprostol are a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy, but many people around the world still don’t know these drugs exist.
Microsoft’s Code-Writing AI Points to the Future of Computers
Wed, 25 May 2022 16:13:03 +0000
Today, AI can take control of characters in Minecraft. Soon, it could help you control your whole computer.
‘Tough to Forge’ Digital Driver’s Licenses Are—Yep—Easy to Forge
Wed, 25 May 2022 13:00:00 +0000
Researchers found a litany of security flaws that allow simple, quick, and cheap forgeries in Australia.