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18 Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts on Sale Now
Don't panic. You can still grab Dad a present with these deals on electronics, cooking gear, and more.
Some Practical Advice for Living With a Writer
It's not always easy, but fantasy author Jane Lindskold's book Wanderings on Writing provides some honest tips.
The 9 Best Turntables for Your Vinyl Collection
Looking for fresh indoor hobbies? Why not start a record collection? These entry-level turntables will help you enjoy analog audio at home.
The Mystery of Betelgeuse's Dimming Has Finally Been Solved
Astronomers say a cold patch and a stellar burp are behind the star's strange dip in brightness.
A New Tool Wants to Save Open Source from Supply Chain Hacks
Sigstore will make code signing free and easy for software developers, providing an important first line of defense.
A Quick and Dirty Agenda for Congress to Curb Big Tech
Plus: A fair-use summit with Girl Talk, how to explain consciousness, and a pre-summer bake.
The Sex Lives of Superheroes
This week the internet dared to ask: What does Batman do in bed?
Beware Smokescreen Trolling, Trump Followers' Favorite Tactic
Trumpists have weaponized a new technique to win the ideological war. How pro-democracy voices respond to it matters.
As the Nation Reopens, Americans Are on the Road Again
With Covid-19 travel restrictions relaxing, citizens are boarding planes, trains, busses, and rideshares in increasing numbers. This week, we look at how that’s going.
Which Amazon Echo or Alexa Speaker Is Best for You?
From the newest Echo Dot to a voice-enabled Yamaha soundbar, we've rounded up our favorite speakers from Amazon and its partners.
How to Practice Emergency Preparedness as Self-Care
It's not just about buying a lot of stuff from a list. The key to being ready is all about framing your planning with gratitude, rest, and community.
Baltimore May Soon Ban Face Recognition for Everyone but Cops
The measure would make private use of the technology illegal but would not apply to police. It awaits the mayor's signature.
Become a Prime Day Pro With These Tips and 16 Early Deals
Amazon’s big two-day sale event starts soon. Get prepped with our expert advice and the best discounts we’ve found so far.
The Cl0p Bust Shows Exactly Why Ransomware Isn’t Going Away
Ukrainian authorities managed to make some high-profile arrests. But nothing’s going to change until Russia does the same.
Real Diplomacy Is a Start, but the US Needs to Make Putin Pay
Biden's summit with Putin marked a quantum leap forward, but there's still little standing in the way from Russia interfering in future US elections.
GPS III’s Long Journey Is Picking Up Speed
With the launch of a fifth new-generation satellite, the US finally has a constellation able to globally beam M-Code signals that are tough to spoof or jam.
The Best Kindles to Take Your Library Anywhere
Amazon has four different ebook readers. Here's how they stack up—and which may be right for you.
Test Out Next-Gen Space Tech in Kerbal Space Program
Sure, a real-life Epstein drive is still a few breakthroughs away. But the rocket-building game lets you pilot a fusion-propelled craft right now.
On Microphones, Music, and Our Long Year of Screen Time
Pianist Glenn Gould proved long ago that an existence heavily mediated by technology is not nonexistence.
The Lithium Mine Versus the Wildflower
The deposit could power 400,000 clean-energy car batteries. There’s just one roadblock: a rare, fragile species of buckwheat, which for a mine might mean extinction.