Sunday, January 16, 2022

16 Great Deals on Laptops, Cameras, and Video Games

Winter weather is on the way for most of the US this long weekend. I'm headed out into it because what says "beach weather"...

Ultra-Long Battery Life Is Coming … Eventually

One company that’s aiming to improve lithium-ion batteries by as much as 50 percent is Sila Nano, which WIRED profiled late last year. Sila...

How to Reboot Your Gadgets and How Often to Do It

Gadgets are great, which is why our homes are full of them. But sometimes things go wrong, and wasting time by troubleshooting is nobody’s...

Apple Booted the Wordle Copycat Apps, But More Will Come

On Tuesday afternoon, searching for "Wordle" on the iOS App Store turned up a small handful of apps aping the name and gameplay of...

A Pandemic Historian Warns Us All to Stop Looking at the Past

Thirty-three years after first becoming a historian of quarantine and two years into a pandemic that many of us thought quarantines, social distancing, and...

Pregnant People Are Still Not Getting Vaccinated Against Covid

Clinicians have also begun to report a particular side effect of Covid during pregnancy, which they are calling Covid placentitis. Placentitis is inflammation of...

The World Was Cooler in 2021 Than 2020. That’s Not Good News

Today NASA and NOAA dropped their annual analysis of global temperatures: Last year was tied with 2018 as the sixth-hottest ever, but cooler than...

Astrophysicists Release the Biggest Map of the Universe Yet

After just seven months, a huge team of scientists who work with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument have already mapped a larger swath of...

The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley

Political leaders have been trying to replicate Silicon Valley’s high-tech magic since the invention of the microchip. A tech-curious Charles de Gaulle, then president...

The Best Starting Words to Win at Wordle

Wordle, the daily word guessing game, is taking Twitter, the world, and my relationship by storm.If you haven’t heard of it—how?—the rules are simple....
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