Still one of the best budget phones - CNET
by Lynn La on May 23, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Both phones cost less than $400, but the Galaxy A50's camera and battery win.
Origin PC Eon15-X review: 12 cores, if you need them - CNET
by Lori Grunin on May 22, 2020 at 11:00 am
The highlight of this otherwise ho-hum gaming laptop is occasionally outstanding performance from its AMD Ryzen 3900 desktop processor.
2020 Cadillac CT4-V first drive review: More of the same - CNET
by Craig Cole on May 22, 2020 at 9:00 am
Cadillac's V-Series ain't what it used to be, and in some ways, that's OK.
2020 Honda Civic Type R review: Better living through technology - CNET
by Andrew Krok on May 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm
With one notable exception, small updates for the 2020 Type R make a versatile driver's car even better.
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid review: Astonishingly efficient - CNET
by Craig Cole on May 21, 2020 at 9:00 am
Even with all-wheel drive, this three-row family hauler is supremely economical, offering fuel-economy scores that beat what compact cars delivered just a few years ago.
Galaxy A51 review: Samsung beats the iPhone SE in these important ways - CNET
by Jessica Dolcourt on May 20, 2020 at 2:35 pm
It's the perfect iPhone SE rival in every way but one.
This Week in Apps: Facebook takes on Shopify, Tinder considers its future, contact-tracing tech goes live
by Sarah Perez on May 23, 2020 at 3:15 pm
We continue to look at how the pandemic is impacting the world of mobile apps. Notably, we saw the launch of the Apple/Google exposure notification API with the latest version of iOS.
The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help
by Walter Thompson on May 22, 2020 at 9:33 pm
The debate over device encryption isn’t dead, it was merely resting. And it just won’t go away.
How to make the most of your at-home videoconference setup: Microphone edition
by Darrell Etherington on May 22, 2020 at 8:03 pm
Working from home isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and a slew of companies just announced longer-term initiatives to make their remote work practices either extend or permanent. That means […]
PathSpot sells a scanner that fact checks your handwashing efficacy
by Natasha Mascarenhas on May 21, 2020 at 5:16 pm
The novel coronavirus disease has reminded millions that handwashing is a great way to avoid preventable diseases. Christine Schindler, the CEO and co-founder of PathSpot, has been preparing for the […]
GoPro releases a flashlight for some reason
by Matt Burns on May 20, 2020 at 5:48 pm
Today GoPro entered the cutthroat business of personal lighting. This is the GoPro Zeus Mini; it looks like a rad little light, though it’s a curious product from an action camera company. The […]
Facebook, YouTube, Netflix and more get eye-tracking apps from Tobii
by Devin Coldewey on May 19, 2020 at 10:32 pm
Modern apps and services are a mixed bag when it comes to accessibility, and people with conditions that prevent them from using the usual smartphone or mouse and keyboard don’t often have good […]
Windows 10 Search Cheat Sheet: Shortcuts and Tips to Know
by Emma Roth on May 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm
When you’ve amassed hundreds of files on your PC, finding one specific file can quickly turn into a nightmare. Fortunately, Windows 10 has a few methods that you can use to navigate through […]
Download a FREE Copy of Success Habits for Dummies (Worth $18)
by Rob Nightingale on May 23, 2020 at 11:00 am
A large part of what we do, how we think, and what we achieve is governed by habits. It makes sense then, that by developing the right habits, we can better position ourselves for success. In Success […]
5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Birthdays Online
by Mihir Patkar on May 23, 2020 at 4:30 am
No birthday goes uncelebrated on the internet. Before you blow the candles and cut that cake, check these websites and guides for a happy birthday. In a world where everything is going digital, why […]
Netflix Will Now Cancel Your Account Unless You Use It
by Dave Parrack on May 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm
If you pay for Netflix but don’t actually use the streaming service, you should probably cancel your subscription. After all, that’s several dollars leaving your account each month for […]
The 7 Best Music Streaming Services for Audiophiles
by Dan Price on May 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Music streaming services haven’t traditionally targeted audiophiles by focusing on audio quality. Spotify and Google Play Music both boast maximum bitrates of 320 Kbps, while Apple Music comes […]
Where to Buy Refurbished MacBooks: The 4 Best Sites
by James Frew on May 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm
When choosing a laptop, reliability is essential—especially if you plan to use it as your primary device. Apple is one of the world’s most successful hardware manufacturers thanks to its […]
30 Best Memorial Day Sales of 2020: Tech, Headphones, TVs, and More
by Louryn Strampe, WIRED Staff on May 24, 2020 at 5:46 pm
This long weekend, you can save on everything from headphones to an iPad.
The DHS Prepares for Attacks Fueled by 5G Conspiracy Theories
by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica on May 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The claim that 5G can spread the coronavirus has led to dozens of cell-tower burnings in Europe. Now, the US telecom industry is on alert as well.
The Eerily Dark Willis Tower Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
by Graeme McMillan on May 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Last week, a flood knocked out power to the building formerly known as Sears Tower, creating an apt visual metaphor for 2020.
7 Best Portable Grills (2020): Charcoal, Propane, Electric, Infrared
by Scott Gilbertson on May 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm
We barbecued for weeks to find the right charcoal and propane gas grills you can lug to the beach, park, or campsite.
A Grad Student Solved the Epic Conway Knot Problem—in a Week
by Erica Klarreich on May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Lisa Piccirillo encountered the more than 50-year-old question by chance at a conference. Her solution relies on a classical tool called the knot trace.
Informal Transit Is Crucial for Some. Can It Weather Covid-19?
by Flavie Halais on May 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm
The pandemic highlights the vulnerability of workers for private transportation services, which are essential to mobility in global south cities.
Virgin Orbit Pushes Back First Rocket Launch From Jumbo Jet
by Kenneth Chang on May 24, 2020 at 10:39 pm
The company, founded by Richard Branson, aims to show it can send small satellites to orbit from virtually anywhere.
The Drones Were Ready for This Moment
by Alex Williams on May 24, 2020 at 7:06 pm
While humans hunker below, aerial robots are taking over as cops, street cleaners, medical assistants, delivery workers and soon — friends?
Moderna Vaccine Trial: How Upbeat Coronavirus News Fueled a Stock Surge
by Katie Thomas and Denise Grady on May 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm
The desperate hunt for treatments and vaccines has changed how researchers, regulators, drug companies like Moderna, investors and journalists do their jobs.
SpaceX Gets Go-Ahead for NASA Astronaut Launch Next Week
by Kenneth Chang on May 23, 2020 at 2:36 pm
The agency confirmed its mission was proceeding smoothly, but made the announcement amid the puzzling departure of a top NASA official.
Can You Gather With God Over Zoom?
by Bianca Giaever on May 23, 2020 at 1:27 am
Quakerism goes virtual, offering an intimate window into silent worship.
Why All the Shouting About Google?
by Shira Ovide on May 22, 2020 at 10:08 pm
Here’s the one question that matters: Does Google rig the system to squash its rivals and hurt us?