The Covid-19 Rent Crisis Is Here

To prevent people from losing their homes while shelter-in-place orders remain, many cities and states have issued eviction moratoria, including New York state. “We were initially encouraged that states and localities were taking action to…

What Is Fleeceware and How Can You Protect…

It's always safer to download mobile apps from official stores like Google Play and Apple's iOS App Store, but even then there's still some risk that malicious apps have snuck in. You've already heard of…

After 25 Years of Streaming, the World Cant…

Glaser believed it was time for a commercial service. When he launched his on April 25, 1995, the first customers were ABC News and NPR; you could listen to news headlines or Morning Edition. It…

Googles New Pixel Buds Give AirPods a Run…

It’s taken Google a surprisingly long time to make good earbuds. The original Pixel Buds from 2018 were a bulky, mushroom-shaped mess that made you look like Frankenstein’s monster. The charging case was huge, the…

The World Is Still Producing More Oil Than…

Something weird happened on the oil market last week. For a few minutes on April 20, the price of a barrel went negative for the first time ever. The unprecedented collapse of prices is linked…

This Weeks Cartoons: Aliens, Emoji, and Bad Hair…

Friday, May 1, 2020. By Drew Dernavich, with cartooncollections.com. Unless you're lucky enough to be quarantined with a hair care professional, you might be getting desperate for a trim. Let us help you avoid a…

How Well Can Algorithms Recognize Your Masked Face?

Facial-recognition algorithms from Los Angeles startup TrueFace are good enough that the US Air Force uses them to speed security checks at base entrances. But CEO Shaun Moore says he’s facing a new question: How…