Googles Nest Hub Max Is a Handy Companion…

It's not until I became cooped up inside my New York apartment (thanks, coronavirus) that I realized a smart display is not a terrible companion to have in the home. I've been talking to Google…

The Ibuprofen Debate Reveals the Danger of Covid-19…

Two weeks ago, national and world health authorities—and armchair experts and worried well-meaning people—were warning anyone concerned about Covid-19 to avoid ibuprofen. Now, facing contradictory evidence, they’ve backed off that claim. But the brief online…

How to Stay in Touch With Friends and…

A few weeks ago, the phrase "social distancing" didn't mean much to most folks. These days, you hear it frequently. It's all about flattening the curve by physically staying away from other people to ensure…

Todays Cartoon: Functional Pets

Thursday, March 26, 2020. By Tom Chitty, with cartooncollections.com. Robotics startups are rolling out more companion bots, designed to perform tricks and tug at your heartstrings. Wednesday, March 25, 2020. By Ali Solomon, with cartooncollections.com.…

Engineers Made a DIY Face Shield. Now, Its…

Early last week, Lennon Rodgers, director of the Engineering Design Innovation Lab at University of Wisconsin-Madison, got an urgent email from the university’s hospital. Could his lab make 1,000 face shields to protect staff testing…