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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Slow Internet? Here’s How to Run a Wi-Fi Speed Check
Diagnose connectivity issues on your computer, smartphone, or game console.
In Memoriam: Forgetting Your Password
​In our passwordless future, we'll lose the frustration—and freedom—of getting locked out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If Tech Fails to Design for the Most Vulnerable, It Fails Us All
Building around the so-called typical user is a dangerous mistake.
How to Turn Any Document Into a PDF
Master the file format that works everywhere and anywhere—even from your phone.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.