To Hold Tech Accountable, Look To Public Health

How is it that public health has delivered on its promise to improve the lives of millions, while failing to resolve the dramatic health disparities of people of color in the US?... Read more »

Lectric XP 3.0 Review: Clunky but Comfy

I rode the original Lectric XP electric bike for six months during the pandemic in 2020. It was a salve, a way to feel the breeze on my face during quarantine and... Read more »

Gene Expression in Neurons Solves a Brain Evolution Puzzle

The neocortex stands out as a stunning achievement of biological evolution. All mammals have this swath of tissue covering their brain, and the six layers of densely packed neurons within it handle... Read more »

The Uniquely American Future of US Authoritarianism

Assuming democracy remains intact in the years to come, Levitsky thinks the GOP will have to eventually moderate its stance in response to changing demographics. The current extremism will not be sustainable... Read more »

11 Tips to Take Your ChatGPT Prompts to the Next Level

ChatGPT and tools like it have made AI available to the masses. We can now get all sorts of responses back on almost any topic imaginable. These bots can come up with... Read more »

Crypto Was Afraid to Show Its Face at SXSW 2023

For every one of these companies, however, I saw just as many (if not more) that employed crypto while trying very hard to avoid mentioning that fact. Two companies claimed to be... Read more »

It’s Never Been Easier to Make an Adventure Game

In the early years of personal computers, the adventure game genre reigned supreme, exemplified by classic titles such as King’s Quest and The Secret of Monkey Island. Toronto-based artist Julia Minamata grew... Read more »

The Best MacBook Accessories (2023): Keyboards, External Monitors, and Sleeves

The MacBook is a powerful machine. Whether you’re using a MacBook Air for web browsing and sending emails or a MacBook Pro for graphics-intensive projects like video editing and 3D design, Apple’s... Read more »

India Shut Down Mobile Internet in Punjab Amid Manhunt for Amritpal Singh

A US House of Representatives hearing this week about the social media app TikTok did little to clarify lawmaker’s specific concerns about the potential national security risks associated with the wildly popular... Read more »

Hate How Hard It Is to Cancel Subscriptions? The FTC Feels You

It’s easy to get overloaded by subscription services with recurring renewal fees. But it’s typically way harder to get rid of them. Some companies or publications (we’re not naming names here) don’t... Read more »