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The New Adaptation of 'The Witches' Is Almost Too Much Fun

Thursday October 22nd, 2020 02:00:00 PM Kate Knibbs
HBO Max’s new movie evokes a very un-Dahlian mood.

Why Is Everyone Building an Electric Pickup Truck?

Thursday October 22nd, 2020 01:00:00 PM Aarian Marshall
Tesla has the Cybertruck, GM a $113,000 Hummer, and Ford an electric F-150. And then there are the startups.

How to Use Blood Oxygen Data on Apple Watch, Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung

Thursday October 22nd, 2020 01:00:00 PM Boone Ashworth
The latest smartwatches come with sensors that measure oxygen levels in your blood. If you own one, here’s what that means for you.

Trump's Un-American Failure to Protect Internet Freedom

Thursday October 22nd, 2020 01:00:00 PM Justin Sherman
Dictators are gleefully filling the leadership vacuum the administration has created and choking the open web around the globe.

Your Brain Prefers Happy Endings. That’s Not Always Smart

Thursday October 22nd, 2020 12:00:00 PM Sara Harrison
People tend to focus on whether an experience ends on an up note or a sour one, even if it leads us to make bad decisions. A new study examines why.

The Tech Issues You Won’t Hear About at Tonight’s Debate

Thursday October 22nd, 2020 11:00:00 AM Tom Simonite
Neither President Trump nor Joe Biden is talking much about broadband access, retraining workers, or US spending on research.

ClickHole Started as a Meat Joke. Can It Avoid Being Offal?

Thursday October 22nd, 2020 11:00:00 AM Kate Knibbs
The humor site has survived it all: new owners, layoffs, a culture war. Now a worker-owned cooperative, it needs to update its voice—and bring home the bacon.

The TikTok Teens Trying to Meme the Vote

Thursday October 22nd, 2020 11:00:00 AM Arielle Pardes
Groups like Tok the Vote believe viral clips are the best way to get young people to cast their ballots.

12 Cyber Threats That Could Wreak Havoc on the Election

Thursday October 22nd, 2020 11:00:00 AM Garrett M. Graff
From targeted misinformation to manipulated data, these are the cybersecurity concerns election officials worry about most.

How to Watch the Final 2020 Presidential Debate

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 10:36:05 PM Caitlin Kelly
Joe Biden and Donald Trump square off for the second and last time on a debate stage Thursday night in Nashville.

The Left and the Right Speak Different Languages—Literally

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 09:34:24 PM Will Knight
A study analyzing patterns in online comments found that liberals and conservatives use different words to express similar ideas.

How the ‘Diabolical’ Beetle Survives Being Run Over by a Car

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 03:00:00 PM Matt Simon
The puny insect can withstand forces 39,000 times its body weight. Scientists just discovered its super-strength secret—which could inspire new materials.

What Even Is Friction, Anyway?

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 01:00:00 PM Rhett Allain
You might think of it as the force that slows things down, but you literally couldn't get anywhere without it.

Samsung Galaxy A71 5G Review: A Drab, but Reliable Phone

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 01:00:00 PM Julian Chokkattu
This unlocked mid-range smartphone is a reliable buy, even if it's not all that exciting.

A Deepfake Porn Bot Is Being Used to Abuse Thousands of Women

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 01:00:00 PM Matt Burgess, WIRED UK
An AI tool that “removes” items of clothing from photos has targeted more than 100,000 women, some of whom appear to be under the age of 18.

The Improbable Appeal of TikTok Tarot

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 12:00:00 PM Alisha Mughal
You'd think that have a reading delivered via machine algorithm would make it feel less useful or relevant. You'd think wrong.

The Horny Internet Wants You to Vote

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 11:00:00 AM Jason Parham
From X-rated Twitter feeds to ErectionSeason.com, sex workers are using their talents to get fans to the polls.

Americans Took Prevagen for Years—as the FDA Questioned Its Safety

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 11:00:00 AM Chiara Eisner
From the memory supplement’s launch in 2007 through 2016, agency officials repeatedly raised concerns as the number of consumer complaints grew.

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo Review: An Audio Nerd's Dream

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 11:00:00 AM Parker Hall
For $500, the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo is a fantastic turntable that will last vinyl-loving audiophiles a lifetime.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Storms Twitch

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 03:42:45 AM Cecilia D'Anastasio
More than 400,000 people tuned into AOC's stream of a marathon Among Us session with representative Ilhan Omar and Twitch luminaries.

Last updated October 19, 2020