Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2021: iOS, iPadOS, macOS, AirPods Update

For years, the iPad has been a beloved tool in the creative community, with apps for drawing, editing photos, and working with audio. But for so-called knowledge workers—folks who spend…

Ransomware Struck Another Pipeline Firm—and 70GB of Data Leaked

When ransomware hackers hit Colonial Pipeline last month and shut off the distribution of gas along much of the East Coast of the United States, the world woke up to…

The Incredible, Absurd World of ‘Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

In pursuit of that vision, Final Cut’s addition of political vision quests answers your selection of one of four deranged political ideologies with a fever dream on day three about…

The 15 Best Wireless Headphones (2021): Earbuds, Noise Canceling, and More

Whether you’re listening to the latest episode of the Gadget Lab podcast or hitting the trail with Taylor Swift’s album on repeat, the right pair of wireless headphones can make…

China’s Quiet Ecommerce Giant Thrives on Fresh Produce

He Shuang, who grows pomegranates in southern Sichuan province, is a Pinduoduo New Farmer. The former flight attendant returned to her remote mountain hometown from the city of Kunming in…

A New Way to Shape Metal Nanoparticles—With a Magnetic Field

We are constantly immersed in magnetic fields. The Earth produces a field that envelops us. Toasters, microwaves and all of our other appliances produce their own faint ones. All of…

4 Tips to Send (and Receive) Better Texts

Texting is common, easy, and ubiquitous. After all, it’s an easy (and depending on your wireless plan, probably free) way to keep up with friends and family. According to research…

Google Hopes AI Can Turn Search Into a Conversation

Google often uses its annual developer conference, I/O, to showcase artificial intelligence with a wow factor. In 2016, it introduced the Google Home smart speaker with Google Assistant. In 2018,…

Writers Turned to Substack for Newsletters. Why Are They Fleeing for Ghost?

This past March, poet and critic Yanyi was very busy. Between teaching at Dartmouth, editing a literary journal, preparing a forthcoming book, and running a creative advice newsletter called “The…

Covid Brings Automation to the Workplace, Killing Some Jobs

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, a fast-food chain in Ohio, hardly seems an obvious venue for cutting-edge artificial intelligence. But the company’s drive-thrus are showcasing technology that reveals how the Covid-19…